Larson Brothers #1
Savannah’s brother was killed in a cage fight with Mike “Red Reaper” Larson after a savage punch to the head.
When Mike shows up at the funeral, he’s nothing like Savannah expected. Gone is the fierce, brutal beast she’s seen in the cage. In his place is a beautiful man torn with guilt, seeking forgiveness, and willing to do anything to ease her pain.
Her family doesn’t approve, but her heart doesn’t stand a chance. Irresistibly drawn together, neither of them can deny the intoxicating desire unleashed between them, turning their pain into the most exquisite pleasure.
But every time Mike steps into the cage, Savannah knows she could lose him too. She can’t go through that again, but how can she let go of the one man who sets her body and soul on fire?
RAW DEAL had that wonderful dynamic of pain mixed with raw beauty between two characters who have everything working against them. And Lynn worked that the entire novel, sending us into a painful love affair mired with guilt and sadness but carried by an unmistakably passionate love affair. With her signature charming writing, this story pulled me in deep the minute it kicked off.
One thing this author is always amazing at evoking from the reader is that sharp grab of the heart. The one that twinges and twists and hurts so good. Mike and Savannah are brought together by a devastating situation, one that is near impossible to ignore or justify. But in sadness and guilt, both turn to one another for an odd sense of comfort. That comfort comes with the agonizing conflict of her want for him and the support of the family that blames him. She’s torn into two and he’s torn between his duty and his heart. This Larson brother was inherently sweet with a caring heart, and he is the type of hero that will stick with you long after the story is over.
Lynn beautifully captured both sides of this tumultuous love affair with precision and care. She allowed the natural connection between these two characters to flow unfettered and organically, and built on top of it an addictive and sexy romance. The explosiveness of these characters paired so well with the soft beauty of the story, and I already want more. RAW DEAL makes the heart hurt but the belly flutter, and carries with it the staying power of a great novel.
♦ABOUT THE AUTHOR♦
Cherrie Lynn has been a CPS caseworker and a juvenile probation officer, but now that she has come to her senses, she writes contemporary and paranormal romance on the steamy side. It’s *much* more fun. She’s also an unabashed rock music enthusiast, and loves letting her passion for romance and metal collide on the page.
When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, listening to music or playing with her favorite gadget of the moment. She’s also fond of hitting the road with her husband to catch their favorite bands live.
Cherrie lives in East Texas with said husband and their two kids, all of whom are the source of much merriment, mischief and mayhem.