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Finally, we get Booker and Karsen’s HEA! Respect is one of my most anticipated releases this year and it did not disappoint!
I have been so on-board with Karsen and Booker since I read them in Better When He’s Bold and I was so happy that they got their own book. I am a sucker for bad boys and forbidden romance and Respect checked all my boxes!
The first two chapters had me bawling because I totally understood that Booker’s hands were tied. I also empathized with Karsen and felt for her and knew what she had gone through.
Obviously, the chemistry wasn’t lacking here, and I enjoyed reading about them in the other books in the Welcome to the Point and The Breaking Point series. While Respect can be read as a standalone, it is better to read the other books in the series first to get more context on Booker and Karsen’s relationship.
Booker is really an antihero that deserves this redemption and love. His backstory was really horrifying, and my heart broke for him. When he finally fought for Karsen – perfection!
The villain in this book isn’t as scary as the other villains in the series and I wish the villain was on par with the others. Despite that, there was still enough thrills to keep me captivated.
BTW, I hope Ari gets her own book!
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Do you love reading a romance featuring a significantly older hero with a younger heroine?
I prefer a 10-12-year age difference and anything more than that just feels creepy.