Cynical CEO, Nik Masterton, believes he’s finally met a woman who isn’t interested in his money…until she vanishes with a hefty amount of it. He’s been searching for her ever since and has finally found her doing a stint in Holloway prison for stealing...from someone else. Clearly, he’s just one of many. Now she’s coming out, and it’s time for a little payback.
After two years in prison, Summer Delaney is determined she’s never going back. While she had good reasons for doing what she did, it’s time to move on to a new life and earn an honest living. Unfortunately, there’s a glitch in her plan, and he’s waiting at the gate as she comes out.
Nik isn’t above using blackmail to make Summer work for him until he decides just how he’ll get his revenge. But this time they’re both determined to keep their distance. Right until the inconvenient attraction explodes between them...
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About the Author:
Growing up in the cold, wet, north of England, Nina Croft spent a lot of time dreaming of faraway sunnier places and ponies. When she discovered both, along with a whole load of other things, could be found between the covers of a book, her life changed forever.
Later, she headed south, picked up the perfect husband along the way, and together they volunteered to work in Africa. There they discovered a love of exotic places and a dislike of 9-5 work. Afterward they spent a number of years travelling (whenever possible) intermingled with working (whenever necessary.) Eventually they stumbled upon a remote area in the mountains of southern Spain and the small almond farm they now call home.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
5 out of 5 stars
Blackmailing the Bad Girl, the second Cutting Loose romance by Nina Croft, was even better than the first book! I really loved Nik and Summer's romance! Like with any Nina Croft novel it was over the top hot, but at the same time this book wasn't just sexy times. There's some substance to the romance that develops between these two. And talking about the way that their romance develops, I love the way the relationship began with them meeting at night with him not knowing she's a thief and her not knowing that he was the CEO of the company she was trying to rob. It made the romance all the more entertaining and it also made me understand where Nik was coming from in his blackmailing of Summer. Usually I get angry at the guys in romance novels when they are being vindictive, but in Nik's case I was totally on his side. But while I was on Nik's side, I also really liked Summer's character and I understood her reasons for doing what she did as well. In the end, both characters were wronged and did bad things to get revenge and that and the way they both came to terms with their past, moved on, and fell in love is what made this book so enjoyable for me! While it doesn't seem like it at first, this book is a really wonderful second chance romance and I loved it so much.