Book Review Tagged & Ashed by CM Owens

Apr 082019

Tagged & Ashed (The Sterling Shore Series #2) by CM Owens

The cunning predator, the willing prey, and a weekend neither of them will be able to forget – ever. Ash Branderwood was told one thing before going to her best friend’s brother’s wedding – don’t get Tagged.

There’s always that one guy you shouldn’t want, but you just can’t help yourself. He’s going to be horrible for your health, he’ll probably break your heart, but he’s going to be so much fun while he’s doing it. Stay away. Ash Branderwood can’t seem to heed such logic when she meets playboy millionaire Tag Masters.

Weddings always seem to create a false sense of intimacy, but Ash doesn’t take that into consideration when she starts fantasizing about the man she can’t possibly tame. She’s a good girl… well, good enough. She’s never really taken any chances or done something irrational or foolish. Tag is just the person to rectify that for her.

Tag has never done anything but take chances. He never had anything to lose – so he risked it all and built his name up in Sterling Shore. Meaningless sex is one of his many hobbies, and he’s not looking to settle down any time soon. After all, these are the best years of his life.

But, one look at Ash, and he almost forgets his own name. And what in the hell is she doing at Wren’s wedding with Bity?

Tag is almost furious when he sees Billy Prize brought a girl as stunning as Ash, considering Tag doesn’t feel as though Billy deserves such a thing. He has to have her – at least once, possibly twice.

It was supposed to be a weekend of fun, one she’d remember just long enough to forget. But she quickly realizes there’s one thing for sure – she’s never going to be able to forget Tag Masters, only it isn’t for reasons one might think.

All hell breaks loose when secrets emerge, but when Ash’s life is endangered, Tag has to put aside his own issues to keep her safe.

Title: Tagged & Ashed
Author: CM Owens
Publication Date: June 22nd, 2014
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (293 pages)
Rating: 10/10

We have had a very good start with Hooked on the Game, but Tagged & Ashed introduced us further into the life of Sterling Shore.

This book has it all: strong attraction, bad boy / good girl, money, family drama, sudden pregnancy, more drama, damsel in distress, and a whole lot of future characters to look forward to.

Tag is your favorite playboy, funny, charismatic guy, who will melt everything you have, but when he meets Ashiara Branderwood, everything he knows falls apart. He cannot keep himself away from her. Que in the sudden pregnancy that he will not find out because she doesn’t want him to put a stop on his life just for the baby, at least not tell him until he is ready to be a father.

Tag and Ash’s life gets complicated when her stalker tries to kill her and the baby, and that’s when Tag finally admits he wants her even if he has to raise another man’s baby. When feelings are kept secret and the attraction is that strong, it’s only a matter of time until they start their romance again.

Remember when Raya joked that Tag is the next to be married, and everyone laughed out loud? Well, she is very good at gambling and safe bets.

In the epilogue we learn that the downfall of Wren and Erica is coming with their heated arguments and Ash confesses she’s met someone new, a girl named Bo, that I can tell you she will have her own book number 8 Identical Disaster.

Kode Sterling shoes himself at the gathering celebrating Tag and Ash’s wedding and he announces to Dane Sterling that Rain is moving back to Sterling Shore.
“Sometimes the men you doubt are the ones who love the hardest. I’m just happy I get to experience that first hand.”

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