After Hours by Cara McKenna was a really different kind of romance read. I don’t mean because it’s erotica, but because the characters are so not the norm in romance novels I’ve previously read. They were regular people with regular people problems in an unconventional setting. They were not rich and fancy and they came from crappy households. Definitely different for me.
The book did start a little slow for me. It gave so much detail about Erin’s job that it made me lose interest in that aspect of the story. I skimmed a lot of it, sad to say. But I couldn’t skim too much of it because the love interest worked there too. Another thing that bugged me was Erin’s sister. It hit too close to home I guess.
Aside from that, I liked how well matched these two characters were in personality. They gave as good as they got, these two. And let me tell you, when it came to sexy times, it was intense!! Definitely not for delicate readers. Kelly Robak was domineering but he met his match in Erin, something that surprised her and me. I was glad about this too because I do not like it when the woman just takes it. No balance is no fun. I also really appreciated the dirty talk, even if at times some of the things said were not my cup of tea. This being the second book I read my Cara, I see that she likes writing dirty talk and I’m totally for that. Looking forward to reading more soon!
A dangerous infatuation with a rough and ready man…
Erin Coffey has been a nurse for years, but nothing’s prepared her for the physical and emotional demands of her new position. Needing to move closer to her dysfunctional family, she takes a dangerous job at Larkhaven Psychiatric Hospital, where she quickly learns that she needs protection—and she meets the strong, over-confident coworker who’s more than willing to provide it.
Kelly Robak is the type of guy that Erin has sworn she’d never get involved with. She’s seen firsthand, via her mess of a sister, what chaos guys like him can bring into a woman’s life. But she finds herself drawn to him anyway, even when he shows up at her door, not eager to take no for an answer.
What Erin finds even more shocking than Kelly’s indecent proposal is how much she enjoys submitting to his every command. But he can’t play the tough guy indefinitely. If they want to have more than just an affair, both will have to open up and reveal what they truly need.