Taming Dex: 69 Bottles #4

Zoey Derrick
Taming Dex: 69 Bottles #4
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Publisher
Zoey Derrick Publishing
Release Date
June 2015
ISBN
9780996259828
Series
Book 4 of 69 Bottles
Genre
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

SUMMARY
Taming Dex is Book #4 of the 69 Bottles Series and stands alone from Books 1-3.
Taming Dex is Book 1 in Dex and Raine's Story. Book 2 to be released Summer 2015

Dex Harris, Drummer for America's Hottest Alternative Rock Band 69 Bottles, has never gone looking for love—for good reason. After an ill-fated night after a tour stop in Phoenix, his wicked demons resurface. Is he strong enough to resist falling back into the black hole that was once his life or will he let addiction consume him?

Raine Montgomery has worked for Bold International, Inc since she moved to California at eighteen. She's fought her way into the executive offices as an assistant to CEO Cami Michaels, but being an assistant isn't what she imagines doing for the rest of her life—so when Cami sends her to assist with the 69 Bottles tour, she jumps at the opportunity.

There's only one kink in that plan—and his name is Dex Harris.

Raine doesn't expect to be on the radar of the sexy manwhore drummer, let alone the center of his sights. Shattered from a long-term relationship with a cheater, Raine is determined to make Dex prove himself.

Will Dex toss away his one-night stands in favor of sleeping every night with only one woman—or is Raine simply his latest conquest?

A Rock Band. A Tour Bus. One Wild Ride....

**Content Warning**
This books if full of crazy Alpha-male, drummer who loves women. It also contains sexual acts, content and otherwise erotic adventures between a Man and a Woman, however, there might be a little M/F/M action too.
The author is not responsible for panty washing or changing, boyfriend/husband/significant other breaking, or the events that may cause you to read one handed.
This story may also contain certain discussion of drugs, drug addiction, alcohol, alcohol addiction and other serious things.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Jul 01, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
151 people found the following review helpful
Warning: TAMING DEX may trigger a desire to maim the MC's even while their stories of rape and heavy drug use could trigger other serious reactions. Consider yourself warned.

Every day, 69 Bottles drummer Dex Harris struggles with his sobriety. After a vengeful specter from his past drugs him, his demons are back in full force. His bodyguard Beck is always there for him, either stopping him from rolling a $20 or making sure the women he goes through as an outlet to his addiction don't become bunny boilers. And so it goes, through every city, every temptation, every night.

When Raine Montgomery joins the tour as PR Manager Addison's assistant, both men are struck dumb by her sex goddess looks and icy bedroom eyes, but it's Dex that Raine wants, Dex who she's had a crush on since he visited their offices so long ago. Dex has always been totally fine with sharing women with Beck, so why does he want to throat punch the other man for touching Raine? But Dex knows he's no good for the beautiful PR assistant, and no matter how much his soul craves her, he will never be the faithful, GOOD man she deserves. Time and time again, he fucks with her head, and time and time again, she lets him, mentally steeling herself from his special brand of pain yet unable to resist him when push comes to shove.

TAMING DEX is the 4th book in the 69 Bottles series but can be read as a stand alone. I enjoyed the first three books and was anxiously awaiting bad boy Dex's story. Dex copes with his years of sobriety by screwing anything that walks, so as far as a book MC goes, he's NOT a good guy. He treats women like objects, he's cocky and selfish and self-absorbed and isn't the kind of guy who finds things like knowing the name of the woman on her knees in front of him important. I didn't find him lovable even in a "love to hate him" kind of way; he was just such a dick.

At first, Raine was game for anything, evidenced by the yummy ménage between her, Dex and Beck. I was surprised the direction the book took after that encounter though. It became more emotional as Dex constantly fought himself and his demons while unsuccessfully trying to get Raine out of his head. Raine, for all of her "I'm gonna be strong" moments, was a total pushover. She couldn't stay away from Dex despite his card-carrying assholian membership. I had a hard time liking or respecting her character, even though I know a dozen or more women exactly like her, pining after men who are no good for them, vowing to stay strong next time yet bending after a kind word or sexy look. It makes me insane with anger!! And this just happened again and again, becoming thisclose to being too much.

So you're probably wondering why I gave this such a high rating. Well, it's not the erotic left turn the story took toward the end, nor is it the fact that the MC's started to redeem themselves once finding common ground. It's honestly because of the fury I felt while reading this train wreck. Any story that can make me want to kung fu chop both MC's yet unable to look away in fear of missing their next stupid move is a book that deserves a good rating, IMO. Any book that evokes its own mental musical soundtrack in my head as I read through the jackassary is worth giving props to.

Bottom Line: Even though this can be read as a stand alone, I recommend reading the series from the beginning to get the full effect of this wild band's life. I hate Dex and Raine but you better believe I'll devour the second book in their story, Devouring Raine, ASAP.
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