Kyran Reese is a man in control. Driven when it comes to work, focused when it comes to play. From his office to the chalk circle of Metro’s bare-knuckle boxing ring, his only thought is to win. That thirst heightens when Dale Porter enters his life. His brother’s assistant should be off-limits, but her witty comments and sarcastic comebacks have him desperate to get her between the sheets. After receiving an unexpected left hook, Kyran gets exactly what he wants, though he makes the rules very clear.
When Dale agrees to Kyran’s relationship stipulation of no labels, she’s sucked into a whirlwind of lust, money, and underground boxing. The agreement to keep their lust away from the office is discarded when rules are molded to suit their ever-increasing attraction. Dale fights her growing affection, trying to hide it even when the world around them spirals out of control. All too soon she realizes she can’t hide her true feelings any longer.
Kyran begins to wonder if he’s finally met his match, and with his family falling apart before his eyes, he turns to the two things he knows will keep him sane: boxing and Dale. Those crutches can’t last forever, and when Kyran finds it harder to function he is left with a decision he never thought he’d have to make.
Could playing to win mean playing for keeps?
Kyran is a conservative, successful businessman by day and a bare-knuckled fighter by night. Few know his secret obsession with fighting, at least until Dale comes along:
“This was what he needed. This was what he lived for. No amount of buying and selling businesses could beat the buzz he got from it. Tomorrow would be better – his senses would be heightened and his rigid control would return.”
Kyran and his brother Taylor work together in their family buiness. Dale Porter is hired as Taylor’s assistant and the minute she meets Kyran, there is no denying the sexual attraction between them. Kyran is an Alpha male, pure sex, and Dale captivates him with her smart and witty demeanor. These two can’t fight their attraction, and the author really steams up the pages with these two! This book is filled with raw, explicit sex scenes that literally burn up the pages.
Dale knows she should not have a relationship with her boss’s brother but there is no denying Kyran Reese!
“When she looked into his eyes, she almost lost all logic. The desire that clouded his eyes left her fumbling for words.”
One problem: Kyran Reese doesn’t do relationships, and their relationship is supposed to be strictly about the sex. The author kept me turning the pages to see how Dale would deal with Kyran’s inability or just plain unwillingness to show his true feelings.
“Dale. Don’t push this. I’m being honest. I’m giving you what I can.” – Kyran
Oh, and besides all the smoking hot sex, there is plenty of family drama and lots of bare-knuckled boxing action. If you want a steamy, sexy, action-filled book, that’s also a fairly quick read, then you will love Beneath the Surface.
*ARC provided by NetGalley*
M. A. Stacie is never without a book or her eReader. A voracious reader, with a love of sexy, yet angst ridden novels, she adores getting lost in new worlds. Her need to write did not grip her until after her second son was born, when her previous rambles became fully fledged stories.
She describes herself as one huge contradiction, and though not the most conventional of hobbies, she counts getting new tattoos as one of hers. Along with knitting, listening to loud music, and playing the Wii with her children. M. A. Stacie lives in the UK with her husband and three sons.