Sunday, May 31, 2015

Loving the Bastard by Marteeka Karland

Title:  Loving the Bastard
Author: Marteeka Karland
Publisher :Shara Azod, LLC
Genre: Romance>African-American contemporary
Word Count 30,000
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
Loving the Bastard by Marteeka Karland - Romance>African-American
To say Maximilian Roth was a cold hearted bastard was the understatement of the century. But at least he was a first rate bastard. Nothing but the best would do for him. Money, power, woman…all of it was his for the taking. Then his father decided it was time for him to settle down and produce an heir for the business that had made them all exceedingly rich. The consummate bachelor had no desire to marry. Not when he could have any woman he wanted. Which is when he decided to arrange a marriage of the utmost convenience.

When Zeta Lawless is presented with Maximilian’s proposal, she’s not only stunned, she’s livid. Not only is she insulted and humiliated by the audacity of the most gorgeous man she’s ever seen, but her traitorous libido is curious to see if the sinfully sexy body he’s been graced with can live up to all the carnal delights it promises.

But will Zeta’s determination or Max’s stubbornness win the day? Can one woman make Loving the Bastard worth all the effort?’

Loving the Bastard by author Marteeka Karland is full of passion and fire. I loved the character of Zeta. She is passionate, modern woman, but she has a softness to her that makes her very likeable.  She also has a huge heart.   I love a strong heroine and Zeta is just that.  What makes me like her is also what draws our main hero well hero of sorts to her.  Maximilian. Maximilian is a modern business man. He is very good at getting what he wants, and is willing to do what it takes to achieve his goals. In other words he can be a total hard ass and is proud of that too.  But he has a soft spot. That would be for Zeta. He tries to obtain her by his normal methods, intimidation and blackmail. Only to find out he has to actually use the one method that scares him the most…his heart to get the girl in this case.  Watching him peel back his layers and finding the man inside the bastard was really a great experience. Zeta finds she can fall for the man within…if he lets her.   I love how Ms. Karland brings passionate heat and great story writing together to make this a story I love and want more of.  I cannot wait to see what Ms. Karland writes next I know I will be in line to read it. 

                     Five Shooting Stars

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