Below Deck by Tara Sivec
“Feminists all over the world would be hanging their heads in shame at me right now, wouldn’t they? I’m weak and pathetic and easily forgiving of asshole behavior,” I complain to Brooke, leaning against the doorframe of our bathroom while I watch her apply make-up. “Tell me I’m weak and pathetic.” Brooke sighs, pulling her face away from the mirror and lowering the mascara wand from her eye to stare at me in the reflection. “I will do no such thing. You aren’t weak and pathetic. And you aren’t easily forgiving, either. You stuck to your guns and made him feel like a jerk. What you are, is easily distracted by a pretty face and a magic dick,” she informs me, turning around to lean against the sink. “You’re right,” I whisper, my eyes widening with this sudden discovery. “I’ve always rolled my eyes at women in books who keep going back to the same asshole over and over again. It’s because of the magic dick. And now I get it.”“The fucking magic dick,” Brooke agrees with a nod. “But seriously, this doesn’t make me weak and pathetic that I forgave him so easily and basically threw my vagina at him in a challenge?” I ask as she turns back to face the mirror and finish applying her mascara. “He explained why he did what he did. He was an assuming asshole, but he still realized he was wrong and fixed it. You accepted his apology and admitted you’re still in need of a good dicking, and he’s the closest available dick to give you said dicking. I see nothing wrong with that,” she shrugs. “That was a lot of dicks in one sentence.”“There are a lot of dicks on this boat. You think you’ve got problems? Ben is the best sex I’ve ever had and he’s a man-whore,” she complains, shoving her mascara tube back into her make-up bag and grabbing her bottle of perfume from the counter.
For years I’ve been crushing hard for the hot bosun aboard Bravo’s Below Deck series, so you can understand my elation when reading the premise to Sivec’s newest release Below Deck. It’s a great day when your guilty reality pleasure collides with one of the best fictional romance authors putting pen to paper. To say I was elated, overjoyed, and full of excitement was a complete understatement. I loved every single written word of this hot summer fling.
In Below Deck, Sivec gives you the story of a yachtie hoping to make this his last summer of catering to the rich, elite assholes who rent out his captain’s boat each summer. Determined to make enough to pay for his own yacht and get rich, Declan just wants to get through this summer without breaking the rules. Well, that’s until Mackenzie Armstrong makes breaking all the rules worthwhile.
Below Deck was filled with lots of sexual tension, heat, passion, romantic temptations and so much more. It was as funny as it was emotional. Sivec really wrote some amazing characters and a story worth reading. If you are looking for a flirty summer romance, then one click Below Deck.
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