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~**~ ARC Review: Her Claim (Legally Bound #2) by Rebecca Grace Allen ~**~

***5 ‘Pushing Boundaries’ Stars***

His Contract, the first book in the Legally Bound series, was one of those books that surprised me with how much I ended up loving it, so when Her Claim was announced I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it and O.M.G was it soo good! It’s titillating, sexy, fascinating and a lot of fun to read as two sworn “enemies/frenemies” find that they are actually perfect for each other in more ways than either could imagine.

I loved Cassie. She is a force to be reckoned with in almost every aspect of her life. She’s determined, stubborn and doesn’t know the meaning of backing down, which makes for some interesting times. Her strength was the draw, but watching her wrestle with her needs and desires as well as her ethnicity and how that played a role in how she saw herself and how it motivated her was what had me connecting with her.

I ended up loving Patrick. In the beginning there were a few times where I wanted to Gibbs smack him, but it was hard not to like the guy. He’s charming, funny and has a huge heart ~ even if he tries to hide it. But was the story progressed and his truths were exposed, he became more and ended up being absolutely fascinating.

Cassie and Patrick’s journey was definitely not conventional. They go from enemies to fuck buddies (for lack of a better term) to friends and then more, but it was absolutely fascinating to experience. While their agreement started out as only sex and only to explore Cassie’s dark fantasies, it quickly turned into more and I loved watching how it not only brought them out of the enemy zone and had them becoming friends and more, but was also the catalyst that sparked changes in their lives as a whole. With two such dominant personalities, the journey wasn’t an easy one and the big pothole in it was one where I actually didn’t pick a side because they were both right and wrong at the same time. But I loved how things worked out with them in the end.

I’ve written this word numerous times, but once more won’t kill anyone right? But I found this book to be absolutely fascinating. I loved going on the journey with Cassie and Patrick as they delved into their dark sides, but not everyone will. This isn’t about having an open mind, at least not entirely, it’s more of a you’ll either be into it or you won’t. What goes on between Cassie and Patrick is dark and lines are crossed, but it is all absolutely consensual. I loved catching up with Lilly and Jack from His Contract, and Gabe and Nick, and I’m quite curious to see what the future holds for Sam and Brady.

~ Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley & voluntarily reviewed ~

She’s no princess. He’s no prince. Then again, they never wanted a fairy tale.

Cassie Allbright takes no prisoners. A half-Cuban ball-busting attorney, she’s too tough to admit what she wants in bed. But tough is the only way to cut it in her high-powered firm, and Cassie doesn’t need a knight in shining armor. And she definitely doesn’t need Patrick Dunham—an arrogant, chauvinistic man-whore with a knack for pissing her off.

Bound to the helm of his family’s publishing house, Patrick is shackled to a life of power and wealth he never wanted. Seduction is his only distraction—his nights of pleasure always temporary, because happily-ever-afters are not for him. But while luring a woman into his bed has always come easy, the high-and-mighty Cassie has never succumbed to his charms.

Their verbal sparring turns to foreplay, but instead of scratching an itch, it only whets their appetites. Patrick gives Cassie a taste of what she’s secretly craved, and Cassie’s dark desires stir up things Patrick never knew he wanted. Enchanted, he offers to fulfill her most dangerous fantasies. She agrees, with an iron-clad escape clause: her heart is off limits, and so is his.

Funny thing about hearts, though. They have a way of ignoring the fine print.

Warning: This book isn’t for the faint of heart. Disclosure includes angry, vying-for-control hate sex and one steamy weekend in Miami. Ready? Break the caution tape and proceed.

Release Date: April 23rd, 2018

Rebecca Grace Allen writes sweet, sexy and soul searching romance, emphasis on the sexy! A self-admitted caffeine addict and gym rat, she currently lives in upstate New York with her husband, two parakeets, and a cat with a very unusual foot fetish.