Ghost of a Chance Ghost of a Chance on January 21, 2020
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four-half-stars

How well do you know the lover in your bed?

It was the hottest hookup of her life. When Tess Barrett spent the night in the arms of the too sexy to be real stranger, she knew she was walking on the wild side. Sex with James Smith was the best EVER. How was she supposed to walk away from that? From him? So…she didn’t. They planned secret dates. More body-melting hookups. The white-hot sex should have been enough.

So why does she start wanting more?

But they have rules. She has rules. No emotions. No ties. She has a past that is dark and twisted, and she’s worked hard to become a new person. She’s a doctor now. Respected. Controlled. Except…there is no control when she’s around James.

A bad guy…might be falling for the good girl.

James can’t keep his hands off his sexy little doctor. She’s buttoned down for everyone else but goes absolutely wild for him. Sure, she doesn’t know his history. Doesn’t know that the man she lets touch every inch of her body used to spend his days working for Uncle Sam and doing some seriously dirty deeds. What she doesn’t know can’t hurt her, right? And if she ever did learn the truth about him, he knew it would terrify his sweet doc right to her core. Terror would make her run. He doesn’t want her running. He just wants her in his bed.

But then…something happens. Danger sneaks up on Tess. She needs help—a very particular expertise and protective skill set. She needs someone lethal and strong…and James is just the man for the job. After all, lethal is his middle name.

Hello, dangerous times.

When James steps in, Tess doesn’t know if she should be grateful or scared to death. Because her gorgeous lover? Turns out he has plenty of mad and dangerous skills. She’s been hooking up with a superhero or…maybe a super villain. It’s sort of hard to tell the difference.

For the moment, she’s going to go with feeling grateful…but as she learns all of his secrets, Tess wonders what will happen next between them. Will they crash and burn? Burn, baby, burn. Or maybe, just maybe, they’ll actually have a GHOST OF A CHANCE at getting a happily ever after ending.

Author’s Note: James Smith is one mad, bad, dangerous guy…but sometimes, bad guys fall hard for good girls. GHOST OF A CHANCE is super hot, charged with lots of feels, and, it’s got some pulse-pounding action for you. Dirty words and dirty deeds are dead ahead. Oh, and there’s plenty of fun thrown in, too. Mystery, humor, sexy times, and danger—all of my favorite things in a book.

In this latest installment of Cynthia Eden’s Wilde Ways series, we see a familiar character. I know these are all listed as books that are standalones, and they are, for the most part. However, with this book, if you don’t know Ghost’s history with the team, I think you’re missing out. You won’t be confused or anything, don’t worry!

When Tess Barrett is out for a girls night with her friends, she can’t stop looking at a super hot guy who coincidentally can’t stop looking at her. They hit it off, but Tess backs out and leaves.

James Smith owns the club, and he owns a lot of secrets. Things he can never tell Tess. And he wouldn’t want to share even if he could. It was dark and she doesn’t need that in her life. He wants to give her nothing but pleasure.

Tess comes to him for a no-strings attached situation, but what if he wants all the strings? He’s just going to have to make her want him more than she fears commitment. And he’s doing an excellent job of it until Tess starts getting creepy phone calls. She thinks her past is going to catch up with her, and she might not be wrong. Luckily James is there to help. He’s got favors owed to him all over the place, and he’s got an in with Wilde Security.

James wants to keep Tess safe, but she’s an ER doctor, so it’s not like she can just hunker down and hide out. But when even her hospital doesn’t seem safe, she’s going to need James now more than ever.

I loved seeing James learn to love. He is absolutely someone who would steamroll over Tess except she doesn’t allow it. I think at one point he was saying something like, “Just tell me what to do and I’ll do it!” Tess shows him that she doesn’t need him taking care of everything. She just needs him. And James is learning how to be James, and not Ghost. (I purposely have not spoiled what his previous line of work is, but you can probably guess).

James was your typical bored by life, take what I want and don’t look back, type of hero…at first. Once he realized he wanted Tess’ happiness and safety more than anything, he changed. Oh he’s always going to be a growly alpha type man, that’s just who he is, but he finds he wants to be more for her.

This book fits in perfectly, but I hope we see more of James/Ghost in the next book.

***Book provided courtesy of the publisher via Netgalley

four-half-stars