Stone Cold Bad by Tess Oliver
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
He was definitely trouble, and the worst kind of trouble because he was wrapped up in an incredible package of muscles, ink and heartbreak. A guy like him was the last thing I needed now. A guy like Colt Stone was the last thing I ever needed.
Emotion, feelings and, hell, even love had been turned off in all of us Stone brothers long ago. Then Jade landed in my life. It was the last thing I ever wanted, to feel this way about someone. Attachments like this were only followed by heartbreak, and I wasn't into heartbreak. I wasn't into f*cking attachments.
Bad boy Colt Stone has a notorious reputation for being a tough and dangerous heartbreaker. A brutal childhood hardened him to the idea of any type of emotional attachment to anyone. When he becomes the unwitting accomplice in Jade Morrow's escape from an abusive boyfriend, he soon finds that he'll do anything to keep her safe. Has Colt found the one girl who can break through to his impenetrable heart?
When she runs away from her monstrous boyfriend, Jade Morrow has no place to go and no one to turn to. She accidentally lands in the arms of a handsome, tattooed stranger. Colt Stone is as formidable as he is appealing and Jade soon finds that he's equally hard to resist. When her troubled past catches up to her, Jade discovers just how far Colt will go to save her.
While I enjoyed this book overall... I had a few issues with it. *The spoiler won't spoil the over all story, just an incident that happened in the book* First, the hero is a man whore. He sleeps with 2 chicks one night just because he can't stop thinking about the heroine. Then, after she walks in the next morning, pretending not to be hurt -they're not together so it's not really cheating- she walks out. Then they have sex that night. And I understand this is a book, but there was a serious ick factor for me... no mention of him cleaning his sheets. Ick. Second, the insta love was not believable. It can be done, but I didn't think it was done very well here. Mostly though it was a sexy book and it did entertain me. And I would be interested in reading book 2 to see how that goes....