Irresistible Forces by McKenna Jeffries and Aliyah Burke

Irresistible Forces by McKenna Jeffries and Aliyah Burke
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (112 pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 2.5 stars
Reviewed by Ginger

When desire flows over it makes two head-strong people realise they are powerless under the onslaught of pleasure.

Leonardo Wright has been fighting his attraction to the sexy diva that gets under his skin like no other woman. Deyon is one woman who he can’t seem to resist. She is a family friend but he wants to take their relationship to another level. But he wants to do so on his terms…however when dealing with Deyon, she plays by her own rules and her passionate nature will not let him do as he wants. Take it slow and easy and build something lasting. Leo gives in and holds on for a journey that will bring him the one thing he wants more than all else—Deyon’s heart.

Deyon De’clare is not prepared to wait for any man to make a decision for her. Leo wants to be involved with her…and he thinks it will be the way he wants it. He is very wrong. Whatever they have will be by both their terms—a mutual meeting of minds, body and souls. At least that is the plan if she can get the stubborn sheriff to understand that she is not a woman who does anything unless she wants too. And she does want Leonardo Wright more than she ever expected. But when one is playing with matters of the heart you have to give in to those irresistible forces.

Deyon De’clare is one woman that Leonardo (Leo) Wright can’t seem to resist. Leo wants to pursue a relationship with Deyon, who is a head strong full figured X model turned designer, but she is a family friend. Will the two give in to the irresistible forces of attraction?

The story  starts out with Deyon in a race to get home before one of her headaches set in. Leo is a sheriff on duty and follows Deyon home to reprimand her of her careless and reckless driving. During one of his visits they discuss Leo wanting to get to know Deyon, not just sex but more along the lines of things a man finds out about a woman who has captured his interest. Deyon has her own personal reasons why she hasn’t approached Leo before. They agree and set up conditions on starting a relationship. Well it seems after a month they throw caution to the wind and change the conditions of their relationship. They exchange keys to each others place and start staying the night at each other’s place.

This is a pretty short novel but it took me longer than normal to complete. I wasn’t drawn into the characters, nor the storyline. I often found myself trying to figure out what the plot of the story was. This is part of a series, however, and may be part of the reason for my confusion, as well as be the reason why the story is bogged down by many events that do little to move the story forward.

Despite my concerns, the novel is also more than I expected. I expected the lead characters and their relationship to be the highlighted focus of the novel. However, the authors did a good job of including a host of characters and each added their own interesting piece to the story. The dialogue is snappy, and the bedroom scenes were hot and steamy.

This novel is much more than a couple giving into the forces of attraction. As with any couple, they love, disagree and have a life outside of their relationship. This is a novel that tells of events that take place in the city of McKingley. I haven’t read the prior books in the series but after reading this I would suggest maybe reading the prior books and hopefully it will fill you in on some of the people and events that take place in this novel so you can enjoy this story, and the rest, more.

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