Series: Cooper Construction #1
Author: Jen Davis
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Genre: Gritty Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 5, 2019
I’m used to getting my hands dirty. During the day it’s mud and grime on the construction site. At night…it’s the blood I spill. A drug lord’s enforcer does what needs to be
done. It’s my obedience, my loyalty to the boss that keeps my family alive.
I know I’m teetering on the edge. I’m losing my humanity, I can feel it. It’s changing me, and it’s
only a matter of time before the darkness takes over.
Then I meet her. Liv. The only person who sees past my busted knuckles and brutal exterior. She
sees…me. But being with me will get her killed. The only way I can
keep her safe is by staying away. Until her own actions catapult her into the
center of my world—a world which will swallow her whole.
Now I’m forced to be the ruthless bastard I’ve been for so long. Only this time it’s not to
destroy…but to defend.
Brick by Jen Davis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed Brick such a lot: it has such an overall feel-good vibe to the whole entire experience. I adored Brick and really appreciated the fact that he wasn’t your usual pretty boy. He defiantly lives up to his name in size as he is built like an actual shed: so definitely a big fellow. Which certainly comes in handy when he is doing his job for a local loan shark as his top enforcer: a job he dislikes but has no choice in as his employer has leverage that keeps brick compliant and in line. To keep himself sane and for his own enjoyment Brick works a day job at Cooper Construction. It is here that he runs into Olivia a workmates sister. Liv is everything he thinks he is not and though the attraction is certainly mutual he knows to keep her safe from his associations he needs to stay far far away from her. But Liv is not prepared to take no for an answer and what follows next was such a warm and engrossing journey of love and acceptance. With Liv, (Jonathon) as she decides to call him, is a gentle giant and he finds in her something he has never quite experienced before a person to call home. As liv Pushes: Brick Pulls right back: scared of contaminating what he perceives as her light with his filthy stained hands. Because of life’s lessons, Olivia isn’t scared to now go after what she actually wants and this was ever such a refreshing quality. I especially adored that Brick wasn’t a man-whore and that at times when it comes to the romantic side of things he seemed a trifle shy and unsure of himself: now that was very endearing indeed. I felt that the action and suspense here was just the right balance and this didn’t go overboard: it felt authentic and real to the whole situation. In conclusion, this was a fabulous and thrilling introduction to what looks to be a great new series. Really enjoyed myself here and am happy to give this a big thumbs up. On a side-note the dark in this story is mainly Bricks Job this is more gritty dark than dark, dark: the romance itself here is super sweet. I voluntary reviewed an Arc of Brick (Cooper Construction, #1).
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.
Releasing February 26, 2019 Jen started her love affair with romance novels, first as a reader, then as a reviewer and blogger. She launched the Red Hot Books blog in
2010 and jumped into Book Twitter shortly after.
She is happily married to her high school sweetheart. Together, they’re raising two kids, a cat, and a dog who is afraid of his own shadow.Jen spends her days working as television journalist and her nights curled up
with a good book.
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