MADDOX by Alta Hensley & Maggie Ryan is LIVE!
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Grab this hot and sexy standalone today!
"Maddox is such a delicious combination of alpha male and protector that you won't be able to stop yourself from falling for him."~ Tabitha Black, USA Today Bestselling Author
Blurb:USA Today Bestselling Authors Maggie Ryan and Alta Hensley join forces in bringing you the first novel in this action packed, romantic suspense trilogy full of bad boys and the women who love them.
Maddox Steele, along with his two brothers and father, lives by one code: Help all in need. Even if it means saving those who walk among the most sinister criminals of the world. Known as The Black Stallions, their mission is simple—provide rescue and safety to the underground.
Adira Nazar has no idea her entire life is about to explode into a million pieces. With her life in extreme danger, her only choice is to hand over complete trust to a dark and mysterious man she has never met… Maddox Steele.
Just another job…
Someone to protect like all the others…
But when Maddox sets eyes on Adira, all bets are off. She is his save, and he’s determined to make sure that nothing happens to this exotic beauty trapped in a ruthless world.
Tucked away at The Black Stallion Ranch, and with the few clues they have, can the Steeles put together the pieces, or will they lose Adira to the clutches of darkness?
Publisher’s Warning: This book contains graphic sex and BDSM elements.
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There are two things I love: alpha males and “white knight” tropes. And Maddox feeds into both of those things. If you’d look up the definition of alpha male in the dictionary it wouldn’t surprise me if it said See: Maddox Steele. The man walks talks and breathes alpha maleness. Add in the family business? I was all but melting before I got through the first two chapters. So I was prepared to gush over this book. But there were few things that just keep me away from that 4 or 5 star rating.
First, Adira was a bit of a contradiction for me. She was a Ph.D who came off both extremely naïve and illogical. Then she would become a sexpot at the drop of the dime. Granted I know some of that could be explained by her circumstances and country of birth but it was jarring for me. This kept me from connecting to her as a character. Secondly, there was a spanking scene that just felt off to me. I don’t mind spanking between two consensual adults but at the time of the spanking on the airplane they were practically strangers. It was for chastisement and not within a D/s relationship and just seemed out of place.
However, the book is full of suspense and intrigue tempered by the heat and chemistry of Adira and Maddox’s relationship. There is some definite tension between the two of them that leaps off the pages. Plus there’s Jennie. She kept me giggling. I’ll definitely read the rest of the books just to see what else she gets up to to drive the Steele men nuts.
If you’re a fan of extremely dominant men, this may just be up your alley and you should definitely check it out. -Peace and love, Buxom J
About the Authors:
Alta Hensley is a USA TODAY bestselling erotic romance author who has had #1 top-selling books in Dark, contemporary, BDSM, erotic science fiction, humor, and historical. She writes the naughty… and then the cure for it.
Being a multi-published author in the power exchange genre, Alta is known for her dark, gritty alpha heroes, sometimes sweet love stories, hot eroticism, and engaging tales of the constant struggle between dominance and submission.
A USA Today and #1 international best selling author, Maggie Ryan has been writing stories as long as she can remember. She enjoys writing both contemporary erotica as well as historical books set in ages past. She loves developing characters that are able to tell their own stories. Her heroines are multi-faceted women who are strong, intelligent and capable in their own right but find a deep need to share their lives with those strong, sexy and dominant alpha males that capture their hearts. Her heroes recognize the gift of submission for the gift it is, loving and protecting the women that offer that gift. She enjoys sweet, romantic stories with just a taste of domestic discipline as well as one that explore the harsher D/S lifestyle. She also enjoys writing age-play stories set both in Victorian era where women didn't have a great deal of power in their lives as well as in today's present time where women still find their happiness is greatly enhanced in offering the gift of submission. Her hope is that you settle back in your favorite chair and allow her books to entertain you and let you escape into another world.