ARC Review….Losing Control by Nina Croft

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Four years after escaping her abusive ex-husband, Kim finally believes she’s in control of her life and her emotions and she’s determined to never risk either again with a man.  She has a great home, a job as a security specialist which she loves, and Jake for a best friend.  But things are a tad lonely in the sex department, so she decides to embark on a no-strings-affair with one of her hot co-workers.  And who better to help her remember how to lure a man then her best friend?

Jake has wanted Kim from the moment he first saw her, but for four years ago, she was too young and too damaged.  So he kept her close and he kept her safe, offering her a job in his security company and the training to feel safe again, and he bided his time.  But now, after the long wait, if she imagines he’s going to stand by while she seduces some other guy…

Never going to happen.


My review:

Losing Control is part of Nina Croft’s Babysitting a Billionaire Series and the first of her work that I have read and I’m thrilled to have come across this story.  What a hot, sexy, enjoyable read!

Finally, Kim feels like her life is on the right track.  She had the strength to put her abusive ex-husband in her past four years ago and has been moving forward since then.  Having a dream job in her best friend, Jake’s, security company as a security specialist has given her the confidence and skill to make sure she never repeats the mistake she made when she was young and vulnerable.  Now she’s on a new mission….hot sex.  She’s been so focused on not needing a man that she’s now painfully aware that she hasn’t had one in a really long time.  Luckily she works with some prime pieces of beefcake and she’s certain one of them will be more than willing to help her scratch her itch.

Jake has been watching over Kim since she started working for him four years earlier, and while he’s been watching over her, he’s watched himself fall head-over-heels in love with her.  He knows she’s had a really rough past and that her ex-husband really did a number on her and has all but ruined her outlook on love.  He’s hoping that he can be the one to show her that not all guys are abusive and love really is a great gift.  He’s been waiting patiently for the right time to start showing his affections….but as soon as he realizes she’s becoming a little too flirty with the new hire, he knows he’s gonna have to speed up the process.  There’s no way any other guy is going to Kim.  She’s been his since he laid eyes on her….she just doesn’t know it yet.

Jake certainly has his work cut out for him when it comes to Kim, and even though he’s pretty much convinced her that he is the perfect guy to scratch her itch, sex and love are two completely different things.  Will he have what it takes to break down her defenses?

Yum, this was one delicious story!  Kim is a kick-ass gal and she really has had a rough past.  I really admired her determination to move past that crappy hand she had been dealt.  She really had a lot to overcome emotionally and I was worried she wouldn’t be able to.  Jake is the ultimate good guy.  He understands Kim and her situation and is willing to do whatever it takes to win her heart.  He is deliciously sexy with sex appeal to spare but knows when to tone it down for Kim’s sake.  On the flip side, he turns it on hardcore when he knows Kim is ready.  Man, there were some smexy scenes in this book!  Jake is equally sweet and caring which really rounded him out well.  The ending was totally perfect and I let out a happy “awwww”!

If you’re looking for an easy-to-get-into-and-get-lost-in kind of story, this is definitely a book that should be on your list! Thank you, Nina, for a sexy and sweet read!

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About the author:

I grew up in the north of England, and after training as an accountant, I spent four years working as a volunteer in Zambia which left me with a love of the sun and a dislike of 9-5 work. I then spent a number of years mixing travel (whenever possible) with work (whenever necessary) but have now settled down to a life of writing and picking almonds.

I share the farm with my husband, four dogs, three cats, a horse, two goats, a three-legged Vietnamese pot-bellied pig, and a handful of chickens. It’s a perfect place to indulge my two great passions, reading and writing.

I write lots of different things, but mainly paranormal and science-fiction, usually with a strong element of romance.

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