A confident woman against a manipulative man is the basis of this contemporary romance. While at first glance it seems as though Dex and Maya are going to be at cross purposes, especially as they have a history of Dex blackmailing Maya. However, soon these strong willed people will have plenty of ups and downs before they figure out their relationship. They are joined on their journey by good friends making this story part of a community, which I love. "Served Hot" is the middle book of a trilogy that includes the good friends. Not everyone is happy for this couple which adds more drama. While there is definitely sex, it is done with plenty of emotion and passion. I really enjoyed this story and the ending was extremely sneaky and perfect.
When Maya learns Dexter Black has moved back to town she wants nothing to do with that blackmailing geek. However, that geek has turned into a sexy ex-Marine who is willing to blackmail her to get what he wants. Dex knows that Maya is the woman of his dreams, but will he be able to convince her?
One little lie, one huge grudge, and one picture-perfect plan for revenge...
Blackmailed into a prom date by the cute but geeky Dexter Black twelve years ago, Maya Werner shocked herself by having a good time. For a strong-willed, hot-tempered artist who's used to having the upper hand, that's never sat well with her. At weekly wine night with her friends, Maya finds herself pledging to get revenge on the men who've done her wrong-starting with Dex. Except the Marine Corps transformed the nerd into a hot, sexy guy with the audacity to blackmail her again. This time into a few dates.
Dex is back in town with one goal in mind: to win the girl of his dreams. But he knows how she operates. His strategy? Keep her off balance by running hot and cold until she melts into the passion between them. When a misunderstanding stokes old hurts, Maya backs away when she should stand her ground. But Dex has a contingency plan: pour on the charm with both barrels, until he has his own form of revenge-loving Maya, forever.
Warning: Blackmailing a stubborn, hot-tempered artist into bed, and an ex-Marine who has a penchant for taking pictures. Yeah, those kinds of pictures.