Sunday, April 26, 2015

Book Review: Taking What's His (Shillings Agency #4) by Diane Alberts

Taking What's His

Shillings Agency #4

Diane Alberts

Release Date:
April 28, 2015

Entangled Brazen

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GR's Summary:

A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint... 

Some lines are meant to be crossed... 

One explosive device was all it took to turn Holt Cunningham from ass-kicking Marine to IT technician. Hell, he's still not over it. So when the cute little strawberry blonde at the bar asks him to kiss her, Holt can't resist the temptation of a sexy distraction. Before he knows it, she's blown his mind...and then skipped out the next morning. 

Lydia Thomas never expected things with Holt to go quite that far, but oh, it was worth it. After being far too good for way too long, she was ready to be bad. Except that there's that tiny detail that Lydia kept to herself-Holt just spent the night doing naughty things...with his best friend's little sister. 

One night isn't nearly enough. But with his friendship on the line, how far will Holt go in order to claim what's his?

Shillings Agency Series:
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My Thoughts:

Taking What's His, by Diane Alberts, was such a fun, flirty, and fantabulous read!  Not to mention steamy, sexy, and downright drool worthy!  If you are in the mood for a fast-paced, erotic, and sizzling, sensual, and swoon-worthy escape, this is the perfect read for you!

A year ago Holt Cunningham was a marine in the midst of battle with the rest of his platoon, when an IED explosion killed everyone, leaving him the sole survivor.  Now he is back home, suffering from long-term physical effects, as well as PTSD.  He works as an IT guy along with his best friend, Steven, a former Seal, at Shillings Agency.  

One night when Lydia is out at a bar, she see's her ex-boyfriend, a man that cheated on her.  She does something she normally wouldn't do and approaches the gorgeous, hunky looking nerd at the bar and asks him to kiss her.  She thinks the man looks familiar, and when he introduces himself as Holt, she quickly realizes that she recognizes him from her brother's Facebook photos.  

After they share an explosive kiss that leaves Lydia weak in the knees, Holt asks her if she wants to go home with him.  He doesn't know that she is Steven's little sister, and she decides one night of hot sex won't hurt anyone.  He doesn't have to know who she is.  They both agree to one night with no attachments, and they will go their separate ways in the morning.  However, nothing goes according to plan...

Whew!  This story was H-O-T, Sexy, Sweet, and Romantic!  I loved the main characters, Lydia and Holt.  Lydia was really sweet, adventurous, enthusiastic, caring, and compassionate.  She was the salve for Holt's wounded soul.  Holt was a great guy!  He felt broken, unworthy, unhappy, and lonely.  Despite all of his challenges, he was a really special guy.  He had two sides to him; the alpha-male, dirty talker, sexy pleaser, and the sweet, romantic, caring and giving lover.

My Rating:

I give, Taking What's His, by Diane Alberts, 4 Tantalizing Temptation, Frenzy Filled, Heated Stars!!!  If you enjoy the Entangled Brazen Line, and really sexy reads, I highly recommend this one!

Casting by the Author:
"Lydia Thomas"

"Holt Cunningham"

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About Diane Alberts:

Diane Alberts is a multi-published, bestselling contemporary romance author with Entangled Publishing. She also writes New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling new adult books under the name Jen McLaughlin. She’s hit the Top 100 lists on Amazon and Barnes and Noble numerous times with numerous titles. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency. 


  1. Oh I like the sound of this one. I love Brazen books and this author is great. And I like that he's got a sweet side.

  2. This sounds fun..I love the premise and have read this author previously. Thanks for sharing. I am glad you enjoyed it

  3. You got me at fun and flirty, Lindy! I love steamy stories that incorporate some humor as well, so I guess I have a whole new series to fill my TBR with now :)
    Great review!
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews


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