Brutal Sin by Eden Summers
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
Bryan is brutal...in all the best ways.
Finally. I've been waiting for Bryan's story. He has intrigued me from the beginning. So much attitude and so many secrets. I can't resist a broken bad boy, and he's the worst. And I can't resist a Eden Summers book either. I first fell in love with her rockers, and now she's slain me with her sexy alpha men of sin in her Vault series. But I confess, Bryan is my fave...sigh. ♥
Pamela is a long time member of The Vault sex club. But she's just not finding what she needs there. There's only ever been one man that instinctively knew what she needed, and gave it to her. And that man is gone. Will she have to go the rest of her life feeling unfulfilled? As she's on the verge of giving up, as she's on her way out the door for the final time, he shows up and rocks her world. The arrogant bastard they call Brute. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see where that nickname came from. He thinks he's all that. It really irks her to find out that everything she's heard whispered about him is true. He does know what he's doing. He is all that. But she has no intention of letting him know she feels that way.
Bryan, along with his two partners, own The Vault. It's his domain. His place. That's where he works out his demons. It's his therapy. But never more than once with the same woman. That's his rule and they all know it. Not that they agree, or give up trying to change his mind. But he doesn't believe in relationships. He doesn't date. He doesn't cuddle. He doesn't do anything that he doesn't want to. He doesn't share details about himself, even with those closest to him. But he does care about his friends. He shows his affection through his rudeness and sarcasm. Their witty banter is pretty damn funny. That's enough for him. He's got all he needs. Or at least he thought so...
When a staff member asks for his help with a member that is dissatisfied, he reluctantly goes to see if he can help. He has no idea what he is in for. It only takes a few minutes to convince the member that he's capable of providing the service he promised. But it takes a lot longer than that for him to forget her. Oh wait, scratch that. He can't forget her.
After Bryan opens his mouth and inserts his foot in a very public way he finds himself in trouble with his partners and some of the female members. The last thing he wants to do is apologize. That's not his style. So he decides to make a deal. Promising what he's known for in exchange for her help. Will Pamela be able to refuse his request after having a taste of what he has to offer?
All I can tell you is that I had my fingers and toes crossed hoping that she wouldn't. Yes, I knew that there was a danger of my reading device bursting into flames if those two let their passion loose. But damn, I was willing to take the risk. You know I just took advantage of Amazon's Prime Day Sale so I have a backup Kindle Fire just waiting in case of emergencies. And let me tell you, Eden Summers did such an excellent job of writing Bryan's character that I could feel the rumble of his deep growly voice and the goose bumps from his one finger touch. If I smoked I'd be having a cigarette right now. I can't wait to see what the author has in store for her readers next. The line forms here...