Conflicted Love (Needles Kiss, Book #2) by Lola Stark

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Conflicted Love (Needles Kiss Series, Book #2)

This is the second book in the Needles Kiss series and I actually think that this book can be read as a stand alone, book #1 (Tattered Love) does lay down the foundation to Teeny and Trip’s relationship and while this book doesn’t really focus on Scar and Mace, they are in this book and the first book is their book, so it may help to follow this story a little better.

Like I said, this book focuses on the relationship between Teeny and Trip and will be told through both POV’s. If you read book #1, you know it ended with Scarlett and Mace’s engagement party and Trip finding out that Teeny is pregnant with his child. This book will start with that chapter, so it will give you somewhat of a recap.

We know from the first book that Teeny has carried a crush on Trip for a long time, but Trip wasn’t willing to ruin their friendship by taking things further. One drunken night and that idea is thrown out the window. The real problem is that they don’t really communicate after their hook-up and that puts a huge strain on their friendship, and add to that, Teeny getting pregnant, and a disaster is brewing.

I will give credit to Trip. He may have been shocked (who wouldn’t be) to hear about his impending fatherhood, but he approached it very “grown-up” like. Not at all like the man-whore who was presented in the first book. He steps up and wants to do right by Teeny, she is just very hesitant to trust his intentions. The way Trip mans up and is determined to become a great dad makes him very sexy and desirable. It’s funny the things that men can do that make the panties fall right off of a woman, but Trip being determined to do the right thing and becoming excited at the idea of being a father, does just that for Teeny. 

This book does flow very well. It will feature the wedding of Scar and Mace, so that’s a nice break from the tension of an unwanted pregnancy. There are some frustrating moments in this book, however I do believe that they are intentional. Being in the head of both main characters is great because you know what each is thinking, but on the flip can be irritating because you know what they are thinking. It’s quite obvious that these two stubborn individuals are more than drawn to one another and not just on a sexual level, it’s just going to take a while for them to be on the same page.

Just like the first book, the sex is pretty searing in this one as well. It has to be somewhat tricky for an author to write pregnancy sex, but she made it hot. It was very needy and very passionate. “I need you now so I’m going to throw you against and have my way with you” fantastic. 

There’s not too much to giveaway, they will get their HEA. There will be a roadblock thrown in there, gotta keep us on our toes somehow and it was somewhat unexpected. There isn’t much that is not hot about this book. The author has done a great job keeping it pretty simple. Sometimes there is so much happening in one book, that it makes your eyes squint. Not here. It was a very easy read, where 2 hours pass easy and you don’t even realize it. I will say though, I’m really looking forward to the next book. It will feature Haven and Jude and should be very entertaining, but according to Lola Stark’s website the date for this book has been pushed back some, so stay tuned. Good read.

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