Wednesday 17 February 2016

Review - Taking the Score by Kate Meader

Title: Taking the Score
Series: Tall, Dark, and Texan #2
Author: Kate Meader
Release Date: February 15, 2016

A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

His office temptation is now his full-blown fantasy…

Paying down her sister’s debts has left Emma Strickland with little more than the thrift store suit on her back. And as if the suckfest couldn’t get worse, she’s forced to moonlight as a waitress to support herself and her cat. At a strip club. Her uptight, sexy-as-hell boss Brody Kane can never find out.

Texas property tycoon Brody Kane hired Emma for her spreadsheet skills, but her prim and proper demeanor sealed the deal. There’s no room in his life for a sexy distraction … and yet, he can’t stop lusting after the delicious Ms. Strickland. And then he takes an important client to a Chicago strip club and gets the worst lap dance in adult entertainment history. From Emma.

Now that he knows his office good girl has a naughty streak, Brody makes it his mission to uncover her secrets, one steamy, illicit, over-the-desk encounter at a time. But Emma is hiding more than her side job, and her final secret could end up destroying them both.

Emma Strickland is all about order—keeping order in Brody Kane’s business life. She’s perfection personified as a Personal Assistant by day. But due to the need to help out her sister and pay the debt her sister owes, Emma takes a second job— as a waitress—at a strip club, and prays no one, least of all her boss finds out.

Broody Brody has been fantasizing about his buttoned-up, tight-laced assistant for months. Brody thinks Emma is sexy as hell and often finds himself wondering just what’s hiding under her thrift store suits that are two sizes too big. But Brody wouldn’t dream of acting on his fantasies—he doesn’t need the distraction. 

Until one night that changes everything—one night when he’s given the worst lap dance ever… by Emma. But Emma’s not going to be that easy to peel the layers back on like an onion… she’s got deep seeded secrets. Secrets that Brody is hell bent on finding out—one orgasm at a time.

Damn you, Kate Meader, and your ability to SUCK the reader right into a story! I devoured Brody and Emma’s story in just a few hours as I purposely ignored the world around me. I LOVED Brody and Emma’s relationship! A bit friends-to-lovers and a whole lot of sexy. 

Emma is bound and determined to make it on her own after the shitty hand that she was dealt in life. She didn’t want to rely on anyone to help her—she didn’t want to owe anyone anything. But Brody and his persistence. Damn that man. He’s a hot and sexy nerd, with a penchant for crazy socks and just so happens to want to help the damsel in distress and her crazy-assed cat named Kevin. Plus, I got to catch up with Hunter and Flynn. And meet the all-out crazy of Brody’s sister Olivia. 

Now for Flynn’s story—please don’t make me wait too long, Kate! 
~ Review by Missy

Holy Hell!! This is the second book in the Tall, Dark, and Texan series and I loved it even more than the first! I literally read it all in one day because I couldn’t put it down!

Taking the Score focused on Brody, another of the business partners in Score Productions. He has had a hard time with past relationships, but can’t seem to stop fantasizing about his assistant, Emma Strickland. 

“Hike up that skirt and show me your sweet ass-ets, Ms. Strickland. Open your mouth, Ms. Strickland, I’ve got something to dick-tate. And the always classic: Over the desk now, Ms.Strickland.”

Emma Strickland has decided that she needs to change her bad girl ways and take care of her sister. So, she hides behind cheap thrift store clothing and works hard to be the best assistant she can be. Even if she is attracted to her insanely sexy billionaire boss. 

However, when her two worlds collide, Brody can no longer fight the attraction to Emma and the two of them together are hot as fuck. 

“That’s it. Squeeze me tight, baby. Give me a preview of what my cock can expect.” 

Seriously, the two of them can’t keep their hands off one another and it is HOT! You will need a cold shower, to jump your hubby or b-o-b, or both!

“Sometimes you have to take what you need and hope the other person can handle the invasion.”

Together, they are finally able to open up until all hell breaks loose and secrets are exposed. 

This story had it all! It was sexy; it was sweet; it was emotional; it was full of drama. I loved Brody’s sister, Olivia and Emma’s cat, Kevin. I adored seeing Hunter for a bit and can’t wait for Flynn’s story! 
~ Review by Tiffany

Originally from Ireland, Kate Meader cut her romance reader teeth on Maeve Binchy and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Mills & Boon thrown in for variety. Give her tales about brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron or a fire hose, and she's there. Now based in Chicago, she writes sexy contemporary romance with alpha heroes and strong heroines who can match their men quip for quip. Visit her at

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