Series: With Me in Seattle #2
Published on January 4th 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Love & Romance
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Jules Montgomery is too busy and content with her life to worry about a man, especially one Nate McKenna. If growing up with four brothers has taught her anything, she knows to stay away from sexy men with tattoos and motorcycles. That goes double if he's your boss. During the one incredible night they shared, he violated the no fraternization policy...among other things, and it won't happen again. Jules won't risk her career for mind-blowing sex, no matter how much her body and her damn heart keep arguing with her.
Nate McKenna could give a shit about the no fraternizing policy. He wants Jules and he'll have her. The rules could bend around them, or be damned. He's not a man to be taken lightly, and Jules Montgomery is about to find out just how he responds to being pushed aside after the best night of sex he's ever had. She can fight all she wants, but he'll have her in his bed in the end.
FIGHT WITH ME is the second novel in the With Me In Seattle Series.
“I just fucked my boss.”
This is the second full-length novel in the With Me in Seattle series. We met Jules’ in Come Away With Me and got a slight introduction to her complicated relationship with her boss, Nate. After having a one night stand and running out before the morning, Jules and Nate have kept things strictly work related for the last year or so. Both are damn good at their job and because their company has a zero tolerance no fraternization policy, they’ve had to be professional. Soon Nate takes matters into his own hands and decides he’s sick of hiding his feelings for Jules. He stages a late night “work session” to get her alone and propositions her to spend the weekend with him.
“It’s just dinner, Julianne.”
“You’re not looking at me like you just want dinner, Nate.”
He cocks his head to the side and a smile kisses his lips. “How am I looking at you?”
“Like you’d like to fuck me on this desk.”
Jules has been fighting her attraction to Nate all along as well so of course she takes him up on his offer. It’s not long before panties are being shredded and private piercings are making their appearance. These two cannot keep their hands off each other and there is some major sexy time.
“So, my conservative-looking, suit-wearing boss has a tattoo and has his penis pierced?” I ask with a smile.
Nate laughs and takes another pull on his beer. “Yes. You didn’t seem to mind the piercing, if memory serves correctly.”
I really loved Nate. I loved that he is really smart and kicks ass professionally, but then underneath he’s a bit of a reformed bad boy. My favorite thing about him though is how honest he is with his feelings for Jules. Not only will he tell her sweet things, but also he’ll tell her when he’s hurt and totally gives it to her sometimes when she deserves it. It’s not always pretty or what she wants to hear, but I totally loved those moments.
“No one hurts me, Julianne. No one. I don’t give a flying fuck what anyone thinks of me. That’s what got me through fighting, and it’s what’s gotten me to where I am now. And then you came into my life, and you just blindsided me. I am so fucking wrapped up in you I can’t see straight…”
Jules drove me a little crazy at times, but I still liked her. I loved that she’s so independent and strong. She’s incredibly stubborn and isn’t used to talking things over with someone else before making decisions and can sometimes do/say things that she doesn’t exactly mean. I can identify with her in those ways. I think Nate is a perfect match for her because he’s just as stubborn but he’s mature and really knows how to handle Jules.
“I know he’s a strong, intelligent man, and that he wants to protect me and care for me, but I’ve always been so fiercely independent, I forget that I’m no longer a “me” and part of a “we”.”
The story moves quickly, which I’ve noticed of Kristen Proby. It doesn’t take long for her main characters to be completely coupled up, so there’s a lot of time spent with them doing their daily relationship stuff and not a whole lot of build up beforehand. In this case, I was okay with it because it’s what I was expecting and this series has already become a go to for a quick, very steamy, relatively low angst escape type of book. I think I enjoyed this one more than the last, it’s just as steamy but maybe a little less sickly sweet. There’s definitely a lot of sex with not a ton going on, but there are some issues the couple has to ultimately get through a bit of drama toward the end.
“…I love it when you look at me like this.”
“How am I looking at you?”
“Like I’m all you see.”
“You are all I see.”
I’m still loving the family dynamics and it was awesome to get more time with everyone, but especially Jules’ football player brother, Will. It served as a good intro to his book next. View Spoiler » Meg’s denial had me cracking me! So funny!
“Can I get your number?” Will asks, straight out, and I frown at him.
Meg gapes at him for a moment, but then glares at him. “Hell, no,” she responds coldly.
Wow, what got her panties in a twist? Will’s jaw drops and he smirks, then shakes his head.
“I don’t think I stuttered,” Meg responds.
LMAO! « Hide Spoiler I’m totally digging the sibling banter too. It reminds me of my brothers and me and I can really relate to it.
“Maybe you should hear him out.”
“Maybe not.” I shake my head and increase my speed again…
“Maybe not, Will. Shut it!” I glare at him, done with the conversation and he rolls his eyes at me.
“Fine, brat. You’re a complete pain in the ass. But if you want me to have him killed, I’m sure I know someone who knows someone.” He grins at me and I find myself grinning back.
I’ve already started book three, Play With Me so I guess it’s safe to say I’m enjoying listening/reading this series!