“Hit the Spot” is the second book in J. Daniels's Dirty Deeds series. I was very curious about Jamie and Tori when they were introduced in the first book. There was a lot of conflict, but some heat as well.
Tori has just gotten out of a terrible relationship so she really doesn't want to jump into anything new, even something temporary, with anyone. Jamie isn't used to being told no. He is very confident and he knows that Tori wants him on some level even if she won’t admit it to herself.
While I did enjoy the heat of this book, and some of the banter between Tori and Jamie was very funny, there was just too much that I didn't enjoy. The way Jamie talks was very annoying. He used very cut off sentences and it was in no service to him. I understand he's a surfer, but not all surfers speak that way, and it just made him sound unintelligent. That was a huge negative in my opinion.
There were some things that were mentioned but then never brought up again. Tori is afraid of water because of a near drowning when she's a child. Tori gets very scared of Jamie and locks herself in various rooms. This is alarming, and can indicate some kind of abuse in her past. However, it was never fleshed out. It's realized later that she's running from her feelings for Jamie, but instead it just makes her look generally afraid of men.
Overall, it did not compare to the first book. I did not enjoy it as much. But it was worth it to know how Tori and Jamie ended up. If there is another book I hope it's about Stitch and Shay.
Is this love or just a game?
Tori Rivera thinks Jamie McCade is rude, arrogant, and worst of all . . . the sexiest man she's ever laid eyes on. His reputation as a player is almost as legendary as his surfing skills. No matter how her body heats up when he's around, she's determined not to be another meaningless hookup.
Jamie McCade always gets what he wants. The sickest wave. The hottest women. And Tori, with her long legs and smart mouth, is definitely the hottest one. He knows Tori wants him-hell, most women do-but she won't admit it. After months of chasing and one unforgettable kiss, it's time for Jamie to raise the stakes.
Jamie promises that soon Tori won't just want him in her bed, she'll be begging for it-and he might be right. Somehow he's found the spot in her heart that makes her open up like never before. But with all she knows about his past, can she really trust what's happening between them? Is Jamie playing for keeps or just playing to win?
This book can be read as a stand-alone.