Friday, February 2, 2018

Book Review: 'The F King' by Ada Scott

Ada Scott says she is a former office drone, a former nurse, and now spends every waking moment doing what she loves - creating and publishing these steamy stories about bad boys from the mafia, motorcycle clubs, and mma.

For starters it should be noted that the ‘F’ in the title is an abbreviation for an illicit drug, and not the F bomb that apparently is causing review posting problems.

So Ada defines her title and the direction of her story which can be related in her synopsis: ‘Sarina - If I do my job, I'll lose the only man I ever loved. I was always so focused on my career that I never had time for a relationship until it was my job to have one. I was supposed to "gain his trust," but I doubt they meant I should let him take me to bed. Instead of showing me where he gets his supply of F, he shows me what it's like to writhe in ecstasy as I scream his name. Instead of giving me the identity of the drug lord known as The F King, he gives me climax after climax. My world now revolves around him so much that I can't tell which life is a lie anymore. I was an undercover cop. What am I now? Ryan - I thought Sarina might be a cop until I carried her into my bed and discovered she'd never been with a man before me. A cop wouldn't do that, and they damned sure wouldn't beg for more. I wanted to destroy the Acardi Crime Family and build my own empire on the ruins. After all, I'm The F King, and a king needs a kingdom. Sarina though... she makes me question my priorities. All that money and power is within my grasp, but the only thing I can think of is shaking Sarina one more time, tasting her, hearing my name on her lips. If anything ever happened to her, to us, things might get really [ruined].’

Stepping into the throes of the Bad Boys Ada Scott more than holds her own. Her story is naughty and steamy and a fine spin on contemporary tastes! Grady Harp, August 16

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