Friday, April 27, 2018

Book Review: 'Tough Love' by Heidi Cullinan


This is not a book for the faint of heart, it’s a raunchy, angsty and downright beautiful story. Chenco and Steve are perfect for each other, they just have to learn how to be with one another.
Chenco is an interesting character who I really loved; he has this endearing quality about him that just flat out made me fall for him. He’s strong, fierce and willing to submit to the very sexy Steve.  Steve has a lot of strength to give Chenco, but he also has some serious baggage that just won’t go away. Chenco helps him learn to be whole again and the scene where Steve lets go and finally lets Chenco take care of him just as much as Steve takes care of Chenco was beautiful and I cried.
Some of the scenes when Chenco and Steve are playing are why I say this isn’t for the faint of heart. I definitely recommend reading the warning, because it does a great job of preparing you for what’s going to happen between the two of them. I expected something so much dirtier from the warning but when the scene finally happened, it was actually kind of beautiful and fit the characters and the story.
I highly recommend this one, I’m happy to see that it left me with the same feeling as the first story, and I will definitely revisit it in the future.

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