I just finished reading, “Hit Me” by Amber Skyze and loved it! This is a fast paced very sexy story featuring two smart, driven people who definitely belong together but instead find themselves competing for the same sparkling prize.
“Hit Me” is Amber Skyze's second release from Loose Id and part of their very fun and steamy “Battle of the Sexes” series. The title is a Black Jack reference and the story takes place in Las Vegas. The mood and flavor of Vegas is used to great advantage in this story. Reading this book strongly brought to mind the excitement and thrilling possibilities of being in Sin City. I have to warn readers: this book will make you want to be bad in Vegas!
“Hit Me” is the story of two powerful people, business mogul Deacon Burke, who’s late father originally built the Pleasure Palace Casino, and Holly Perkins a spitfire business woman eager to make a name for herself and take possession of the Pleasure Palace for her own reasons.
These two souls luck into meeting each other on the steps of the Pleasure Palace and instantly feel a mutual attraction. Neither of them knows why the other is in Vegas. Sparks quickly fly with good reason, Deacon and Holly are two of a kind and perfectly matched to do battle on the bed sheets or at the Black Jack table completing for the same prize.
The story begins at midnight with a jet-lagged and soul-exhausted Deacon returning to Vegas after a self-imposed ten-year absence. As he trudges up the steps of the Pleasure Palace—a place haunted by the memory of his father and riddled with loss, he meets a very attractive woman in a business suit. The woman is fresh and bright-eyed and not at all like the kind of Las Vegas hooker he so desperately needs to get kinky with.
Holly is in town on her own agenda. She can’t believe her good fortune when she spots famous mogul and super eligible bachelor Deacon Burke on the steps of the same hotel where she’s staying. She’s even wearing one of Burke’s signature fragrances “Lady Luck”. Deacon looks even better in person and Holly can’t resist the temptation of flirting with this exceptional man. When Deacon invites Holly for a drink, they’re off like a shot.
They end up renting a specialty room in the pleasure tower of the casino where Deacon asks for Holly’s full submission in a hot BDSM spanking scene. Holly’s not the submissive type. She’s naturally headstrong and wants to win and be on top, but she doesn’t want to lose the opportunity to be Deacon’s lover either. She allows Deacon to dominate and pleasure her and discovers—she really likes it.
Deacon likes it too and asks Holly to be his companion the entire weekend. Things are going great until they realize they’re both on the same errand, and are direct competition to each other in a tense bid to gain possession of the Pleasure Palace. Whoops…
There’s a lot of erotic content in this book but all the scenes move the plot forward and take the reader deeper into Deacon and Holly’s lives. There’s a razor thin balance between Deacon and Holly, each is able to dominate and submit in turn. I especially enjoyed watching Deacon and Holly show compassion for the other when it would have been so easy to allow their strong competitive personalities to ruin the fun. The high stakes Black Jack game and the power-switch, glass elevator scene were real highlights, as is the ending, which I loved.
This was one “Battle of the Sexes” where everyone wins. I highly recommend, “Hit Me” if you’re in the mood to gamble on a kinky love affair in a frisky, anything goes atmosphere read, “Hit Me”.
“Hit Me” is available now from Loose Id, it’s part of the “Battle of the Sexes” book series.