ISBN: (13)9780373794614/ (10)0373794614/ 9781426829604
Blaze, an imprint of Harlequin
$4.99 (US) $5.99 (CAN)-Paperback/$4.50-eBook
Passion/Uniformly Hot! Miniseries
Rating: 4 Cups
Lacey Sutherland owns an online dating service, one that is going to tank if she cannot get more people to visit her site. With her twin sister, miss genius girl herself, running a competitive online service, she feels as if her job and her life in general have come up short in everything.
Damon Craig is a lieutenant in the Coast Guard and is on a special mission. He is out to catch a vile man, one who uses drugs to rape and possibly murder unsuspecting women.
Lacey decides to use a trip to Puerto Rico as a way to blog about the singles dating scene and hopefully get her website to prosper. While there, she meets a man who has a ninety-six percent rate match for her, only to find out he has wandering hands that grope her a little too fast. When a mystery man rescues her and then proceeds to seduce her, Lacey knows she is in trouble. Her adventurous spirit may have taken in more than she can handle when she finds her heart being seduced by Damon even as a drug runner is out to use his drugs on her!
Always Ready is a fast-paced action, adventure, and romantic book all rolled into two hundred pages. Ms. Rock has used her sense of imagination and good writing techniques to bring us into the world of Coast Guards, drug runners, online dating, and alpha males to the extreme. Lacey comes across as a woman who really does not know who she is, a workaholic who may finally let herself go free. Damon is shown as an injured hero; at least in spirit he was hurt, when his heart was broken in a past relationship. A nice and easy read with some heart-stopping moments, this is the book you want to read while you are sitting on the beach.
Caution: This tale contains scenes of BDSM, no sex scenes but tools of BDSM are described.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More