Review: Better With You

cover-better with youTitle: Better With You
Author: Lexxie Couper
Series: Outback Skies #4
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Length: Novella
Available: April 5th

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There’s nothing hotter than a killer love story.

Charlie Baynard is an average Outback cop. Protecting the people in his small town and flying through the Outback skies in his police chopper suits him just fine. But there s a side to him that no one knows about. Like the fact he used to be one of the Australian government s best assets, and his name isn t really Charlie.

A dangerous past conditioned Charlie to be afraid of nothing and no one. Except for the woman who knows “exactly” who he really is. His wife. And if the reports that she s headed for Wallaby Ridge are true, he s got two choices arrest her or kill her. Before she kills him.

Dani De Vries never questioned orders and was paid to do things that put her on a lot of most-wanted lists. Then Charlie entered her life and things shifted. Now Dani is on the run, hunted by dangerous people. But not as dangerous as the man she never meant to fall in love with her husband.

If only she can find him in time. And convince him not to put a bullet between her eyes.

Warning: The hero and heroine in this romance are dangerous. And violent. And don t pull any punches, in or out of bed. And they spend a lot of time in bed having a lot of sex. A “lot” of sex.


Source: ARC from Samhain Publishing via NetGalley

This fourth (and final?) offering from the Outback Skies series is my favourite, and you don’t have to have read any of the others to enjoy it. This book is fast, furious and sexy, with a second chance romance between two highly trained killers, who can’t seem to decide whether they’d prefer to shoot or screw each other, with some scorching chemistry and a real threat hanging over their heads.

This is a really quick read, set over a matter of hours, and there were times when I wondered how it could possibly manage to pack everything in. Yet the pacing is perfect. Dani and Charlie have time to reunite, circle warily, rile each other up good and proper and have scorching sex more than once before its time to face their demons.

To say more would result in spoilers, so I’ll just say I loved how Charlie had built a life for himself and become so protective of his home, while Dani was a curious mix of broken and strong. I loved the pair of them together and even though I enjoyed the pacing of this book and how things came together, I also wish it was a tiny bit longer.

Still, if you’re looking for a hot romantic suspense tale, or you’re a fan of this series and want to learn all about Charlie’s mysterious past, pick this up. It’s sexy, it’s short and it’s satisfying. A fine end to an enjoyable series.


Better With You is out April 5th!
Visit Lexxie Couper for more details.

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