ARC Review: For His Pleasure (Playboys of Boston #2) by Suzanne Rock


Title:  For His Pleasure
Author: Suzanne Rock
Publisher/Year: St Martin’s Press 12/1/15
Length:  246 pages
Series:  Playboys of Boston #2


A sensual tale about the risks and rewards of falling in too deep-and loving it.

Tired of living a lie, Arianna Perconti leaves her fiancé at the altar and runs into the arms of her family’s fiercest rival, Jason Stone. Hoping to cash in on their ‘friends-with-benefits’ arrangement while hiding out from bitter relatives, Ari instead finds herself falling deeply, desperately in love with the sexy hotelier. Jason is everything she never knew she wanted-yet she will do absolutely everything to show him she means business. In bed…

Jason lives in the fast lane and has the race cars to prove it. A born adrenaline junkie, he must admit that Ari is the perfect partner for his heart-pumping bedroom games. The problem? The relationship is starting to deepen, but is Jason really cut out to be a one-woman kind of man? The question haunts his days, only fueling the passion he and Ari share during those hot, hot nights. But when an estranged sibling enters the picture, threatening to take away everything he holds dear, Jason is forced to make a decision: Say goodbye to his wild ways or risk losing Ari forever?

My Thoughts

First off i need to thank the folks at St Martin’s Press and Netgalley for getting this continuation of the series to me early.  there’s nothing i love more than having the chance to continue  with a story that i’ve loved – before it’s available to the masses.

In this 2nd installment of the series, we are focusing on Ari, the sister of the Perconti family, after she’s decided that she can’t go through with the faux marriage that her brothers had set up in the hopes of saving their business.  Neither Ari nor the man she was supposed to marry wanted to go through with it because their tastes and emotions lay elsewhere, and of course there’s going to be an issue when all hell breaks loose.  The nice thing with this story though is that we got the tease of it in the first book, and then when this one starts, it’s actually a flash back in time about a year, when Ari had met the man that she actually has feelings for – a man who is really bad for her to be in a relationship of any sort, because he’s the owner of the biggest competitor to her family’s business.

So here we are, in ‘present’ day – when Ari’s left her wedding, gone to be with the guy that she shouldn’t and of course if that’s not bad enough, you know that there’s got to be a lot more that will happen.  True to Ms Rock’s style, we have a story that’s relatively complex in the depth of story line for each character – reminding us of course of what’s gone on in the past with characters that we met in book 1.  The other bit too is that there’s not just the story line with Ari and then Ari and Jason, but we learn that Jason has his own issues, and while we don’t go into significant depth on things, we get to see that he hasn’t always been as clean as a whistle and that comes to bite him in the butt.

Where this story takes us in on a path of intense passion between Ari and Jason, personal growth and a fight for independence from Ari, a challenge of what’s more important with Jason, family and past, or the future and what can be.

The twist at the end, and the cliffhanger of sorts that we’re left on is a really intense one.  I think that it’s safe to say that it was expected, but the turn that it took in the epilogue, well that wasn’t necessarily something that i expected to see, and i can’t wait to see how it plays out.  The question will just become, is this something that the Percontis and the Stones can come out of on the positive, will there be relationships that are killed in the meantime and who’s going to end up on the positive side of business.  So all in all a lot to think about and i can’t wait to get my hands on that next installment.  Have a great day everyone!

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