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Oxygen Deprived by Lani Lynn Vale
Genres: Romantic Suspense
That was the motto that Drew lived by in all things, including his love life.
He’s a player, pure and simple.
He’s learned the hard way that women aren’t all hearts and flowers. Sometimes their sexy bodies and beautiful faces are just a pretty shield to hide the crazy, and he’s so freakin’ over crazy.
Been there, done that. He has the divorce papers to prove it.
Karma hits like a bitch.
Aspen needs a break. A long one that doesn’t include anything with a Y chromosome.
Not even one as tempting as her new neighbor who just moved in across the street. Men are trouble with a capital freakin’ T, and she has the ankle monitor to prove it.
The last man she gave her heart to was a police officer. A man whose life was dedicated to protection, and he was supposed to protect her heart—not break it.
She decides right then and there that she’s done with being the better person.
Everything happens for a reason.
A rash decision—undoubtedly regrettable, undeniably unforgettable. In the heat of the moment, Aspen’s actions with a tire iron and her ex-boyfriend’s brand new SUV land him in the ER getting stitches and have her seeing the inside of a jail cell for the first time.
It’s just her luck that the whole town is there to witness the result of her poor decision, including her police officer brother and the neighbor that already made it more than clear she was more trouble than she was worth.
House arrest never looked so good.
Hide your crazy.
Drew enjoyed the show, though. For the first time in a year, he’s thinking about his life, and how it would be a lot more enjoyable with a woman like Aspen at his side.
Maybe crazy isn’t so bad after all.
Drew has been married and doesn’t want to go down that road with another crazy woman. Then he meets Aspen, his neighbor, who has her own special brand of crazy. Aspen is currently on house arrest after she unleashed her crazy on her ex (who by the way totally deserved it and a little more!) The problem is the entire police force and most all of the town saw her go nuts. Add in that her half-brother is a cop as well (Downy from the Code 11-KPD SWAT series) and well you can see how that would be awkward.
Now Aspen is stuck not being able to go very far in her yard and that is driving her even more crazy. Downy doesn’t have much to do with her because of her father and the fact that she was named after his deceased father. There is a whole story there that is awesome and I will say that Downy was one of my favorite characters but I wanted to slap the crap out of him in this one. The good news is she is a product reviewer and can work from home (I love that!) and her neighbors give her enough action she can be entertained. Her douche canoe ex keeps popping up and all I wanted to do was shoot him and his partner who is cheated on Aspen with.
Drew and Aspen are perfect together even if his ex-wife does everything possible to drive a wedge between them. She was a real witch and the crisis with his daughter only brings them closer together rather than what the ex hoped for. Drew finds himself caring for Aspen much more than he hoped and even when she refuses to answer the door because she’s peeved he still finds a way to make his feelings known. There is a lot going on in this one but it was the most fun of the series so far. There is plenty of seriousness to it but even fun and snark that you find yourself laughing throughout.
A knock sounded at my door and I turned to glare at it.
“Who is it?” I yelled.
“You know damn well who it is. It’s the same person that’s been knocking at your door for the last twelve hours,” Drew growled.
“Go away,” I ordered him.
I could hear him sigh through the door.
“In my eyes, the marriage Constance and I had was over,” he started.
I picked up the nearest thing to me, which happened to be a half finished water bottle, and then launched it at the door.
He left, but not without one last parting comment.
“I still have a few things left in that box that I want to try on you. When you’re ready, let me know.”
I glared at the box he’d just spoken about, and went back to my review.
If you’re looking for a fun, awesome thing to do with your significant other, this is the thing for you. It offers many benefits; but most importantly, it gives you time with your significant other. And, might I add, it’s totally fucking worth it. I’ve used it three times in the last two days. It’s like he’s here.
On a side note, the vibrator is not very proficient. It offers about two hours of battery life before they need replaced.
Not that I used it for two hours or anything.
Oh, who am I kidding?
I would’ve used it longer if I hadn’t run out of batteries.
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