Monday, 30 November 2009

Review – She’s Got Balls © Mia Watts

Title: She’s Got Ball

Author: Mia Watts

Publisher: Resplendence Publishing

Main Characters: Detective Vin Pilk  & Agent Chris Tarpington

A Handcuffs and Lace Tale

What do you do with a 'wife' who is more than you can handle? 

When the FBI and local law enforcement team up for a mutually beneficial crime-stopping partnership, Rookie Agent Chris Tarpington and Detective Vin Pilk team up to prototype the new alliance. How better to bust a ring of drug dealing suburban house wives than to go undercover-way undercover, as a married couple?

Though Chris reluctantly gets in touch with his feminine side, he quickly finds ways of making his sexy partner squirm. And Vin is definitely squirming, but will he run away from his faux wife, or right into 'her' arms?

One thing is for sure: as the investigation heats up, 'inter-agency cooperation' will take on a whole new meaning...

 

“Don’t forget to tuck ’em, sweetheart.” Agent Jennings slapped Chris Tarpington’s shoulder. “God, I love fresh rookie meat.”

Chris tried to smile good-naturedly, but really, he wanted to storm out of the sector office and slam things.

“What are you complaining about? Your first op and you get to go undercover with the local police farce,” Mathis shouted after Chris, not even trying to cover his booming laughter.

“Swing your hips, Tarp. Hold your chest out,” Jennings coached.

I’m going to fucking annihilate this case, Chris thought. No fucking way would he be humiliated on his first big assignment by dressing in drag. The detective assigned with him would have to take that honor. He smiled in grim determination.

Clutching the case file in a white knuckled grip, he stalked through the office to the public area and the conference room where his new partner waited. Some of the desk jockeys snortled as he walked by. He shot them each personally designed death glares.

“You’re the big guy now, aren’t you, Tarp?” one of them mocked as he passed. “Or is that big gal?”

“Don’t get your panties in a bunch,” another of Chris’ old co-workers quipped. “Those big girl panties can bind.”

By the time he got the conference room, his shoulders felt tight. God, what a nightmare. Chris steeled himself with a deep breath and brushed the blond strands obscuring one eye off his forehead.

He almost snorted. Detective Vincent Pilk didn’t know it yet, but the tables were gonna turn. Detective Pilk would be wearing the dress through this op, and Chris would let him think it was an honor to do it. With a new plan firmly lined up, he swept into the conference room to tell Pilk how things were going to be.

“Aw, shit!” Plans crashed into a heap and spontaneously burst into flame. This? This was Detective Vincent Pilk? A man whose name inspired visions of protruding Adam’s apple, knobby knees and sailor suits? “Damn it! You’re a fucking bull.”

Broad shoulders, dark curling hair and a tight ass turned slowly with a demeanor of being inconvenienced. Pale blue eyes zeroed in on Chris with laser intensity as mocking dark brows rose in arrogance. Full, chiseled lips quirked upward higher on one side than the other. All together, he looked to be patiently waiting out Chris’ perusal, taking his initial assessment in stride.

There was no way on God’s green Earth a man with the shoulder span and arm circumference of Vincent Pilk could put on a dress. A wide chest narrowed to lean hips and runner’s legs. And two hundred twenty or forty pounds of red-blooded American linebacker physique swallowed Chris’ five foot, eleven height, and slammed it down with another six inches, easy.

“How the hell do you detect anything without being spotted?” Chris wondered aloud. He circled the Detective, shaking his head. “You’d make one fugly woman.”

Pilk folded his arms across his chest, looking more immovable by the second as his smile disappeared. Amusement still twinkled in the blue eyes set in the olive complexion of pure Italian heritage, complete with high cheekbones, square jaw and what looked like a permanent five o’clock shadow. A pale scar curled from the side of his bottom lip toward the point of his chin and stopped just shy of a barely noticeable cleft. Chris would have to be an idiot to force the dress issue.

“Is this a set-up?” Chris laughed suddenly, realizing the sector guys had pulled a good one on him. “It’s a fucking set-up. Shit, for a minute there, I thought you were my ops partner. I mean, shit, what were they thinking, right? I could just see you tottering around in red heels and talking about your latest casserole recipes.”

Tears streamed from the corner of Chris’ eyes. He slapped his hip and peeled in another round of laugher.

She’s Got Balls © Mia Watts

 

Review

When Rookie Agent Chris Tarpington  took onboard his first under cover case – the last thing he expected is to not only be partnered with a bull of a man – but to be dressed in drag while doing it.

Chris new the case had merits good and bad but due to the nature of the case he didn’t have to like it. One thing about this case that was going to a problem for Chris was his attraction to Detective Vin Pilk. Not in the closet by any means he just did not think that he would have to get up and personal with a colleague, especially one that was looking more and more like rock candy the more time he spend with him.

Vin Pilk is the proverbial muscle on muscle sort of guy and he is dead on confident with it. He is a not the chatty guy that Chris is and is more comfortable looking on and then making a decision. His partner for this latest undercover job is not only all the things that Vin is not, but he is a whole lot more and courtesy of the men in blue sense of humour – undercover might just not be so bad after all.

During the day everything moves at a fast pace for Chris and Vin and before long Chris is caught up in his role and Vin is doing what Vin does best – taking care of the small detail. At night however that another matter, because Chris has one small detail he needs to get off his chest while Vin is a faster move when he has to be and he aim to help Chris get a few things off his check one way or the other.

SHE’S GOT BALLS is definately an impulse buy for me – I saw the cover and then got hooked by the blurb. This is a relatively short read and with two characters that were fun and a little daring at times, I easy got into the spirit of what this book is about - fun.

There is no rocket science to this plot, men undercover, two personalities clashing, attraction rear's it’s head and the fun and games began – Oh yes there was a undercover sting happening as well. Mia Watt has a nice style about her writing, and with short fun scenes and characters that made this outing a sweet one for me, she had fun with the boys in blue and showed inner suburbia as the two faced society that it sometimes it.

Mia Watts is new voice to me and I am liking my first book by her. Fans of Ms. Watts work you are most certainly gonna love SHE’S GOT BALLS. Newbie's like myself – this is a wonderful intro to this authors work.

 

15 Speak To Me:

Chris on 30 November 2009 at 14:04 said...

I enjoyed this one, too - the main complaint I had was that it seemed to end a bit too quickly.

Mia Watts' book Mindf*ck (Faerily Imperfect) was pretty good. And I also enjoyed Bad Boys, Bad Boys.

Leontine on 30 November 2009 at 14:24 said...

I like short stories as a way to get a first taste of authors and this seems like a very hot and fast read. Of course I do not know this author but I hope to use the Erotica Challenge to discover some newbie authors ;)

Blodeuedd on 30 November 2009 at 14:31 said...

You're truly the MM expert :)
Sounds good

Patti on 30 November 2009 at 15:10 said...

This is an interesting blurb, I like the character already. I would have bought it for the title alone!

Amy J - Book Addict on 30 November 2009 at 16:04 said...

Great review! I soooooo want to read this!

Erotic Horizon on 30 November 2009 at 16:53 said...

@Chris..

I agree with you - however in light of the fact that it was the bare essential I didn't exect it to be any longer at the end..

Thanks for the listing - I will check it out... Yuletide reading material...

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 30 November 2009 at 16:55 said...

@Leontine

Yup this one is fast and just hits th spot.. I like alot...

I concurr - another author to add to the erotic list..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 30 November 2009 at 16:56 said...

@Blodeuedd..

Thanks hon - we will convert you yet...

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 30 November 2009 at 16:57 said...

@Patti..

Jump I like those sort of characters, they really worked for me in this book..

Didn't expect a lot and yet they delivered..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 30 November 2009 at 16:59 said...

@Amy J..

Thank you - add it to the list hon, Santa answers ever wishlist...

Or at least I hope he does - my list is out of control...

E.H>

Smokinhotbooks on 1 December 2009 at 00:57 said...

EH you struck gold. Is this a m/m romance...? You would be so proud of me, I just read another menage/m/m romance. See, I'm spreading my vanilla wings :)

Erotic Horizon on 1 December 2009 at 08:41 said...

KC..

Good for you girl. Menage are my favourite..

Yup this one is a m/m and it is so much fun..

E.H>

Mia Watts on 20 February 2010 at 03:38 said...

You know what my FAVORITE thing is? Doing a google search of reviews to see where my books pop up. Usually, I'm out here checking for pirated material on ePiracy sites, but every once in a while I hit a jewel of a blog saying nice things about my work. THANK YOU! :)

Mia Watts on 20 February 2010 at 03:41 said...

Oh yeah, and FU is a five way menage... if you're interested. *wink*

Chris, you are like PROMO GODDESS. Everywhere I see a review, you're there too and I love that about you. I have a friend I've never met everywhere I go. A pocket Chris!! Or am I a pocket Mia in Chris' pocket? I dunno.

Erotic Horizon on 20 February 2010 at 10:55 said...

Hey Mia,,

Thanks for coming by - I had fun with this book..

Chris has definately pimped all your other books to me - I am hoping to get to them soon...

I am glad my review was a nice change from the epiracy bumps...

E.H>