His Cocky Valet (Undue Arrogance #1)

Title: His Cocky Valet (Undue Arrogance #1)
Author: Cole McCade
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: May 11th, 2018
Genre(s): Romance
Page Count: 347
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


Ash Harrington’s life is out of control.

At twenty-three years old, he’s suddenly the head of a multibillion dollar global corporation he is in no way equipped to run. His father is dying. His mother’s run away. He’s spent his entire adult life playing fast and loose with his life and his loves, but when he’s dragged into a position of responsibility with the fate of the company on his shoulders, he goes spinning into freefall.

And Brand Forsythe is the only man to catch him.

Icy, detached, nearly twice Ash’s age, the massive monolith of a British valet is impossible to deal with and like no servant Ash has ever met. Domineering and controlling, Brand quickly puts Ash’s life in order.

And quickly takes Ash in hand.

Even if by day Ash has to project authority, leadership, and calm…by night he’s discovering the breathless pleasure of giving up control. The shivering thrill of surrendering to Brand. The sweet taboo of being submissive to the man in even the smallest things. Ash can’t quite understand why it feels so good to put himself in Brand Forsythe’s capable, commanding hands.

He only knows, as he faces the hardest decisions of his life…the only thing that can save him is the love of his cocky valet.

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book as it was the first that I’ve read from Cole McCade. I was thrilled that I gave it a chance. From the start I loved the banter and the writing and so many things about each of the characters.

Ash Harrington is lost. At 23 he’s spent his time living it up, enjoying his freedom and all that being rich has to offer. But his dad is dying and he’s got to man up and take over the family business. As he sits behind the desk he realizes he has no earthly idea of what to do and is rapidly melting down. When his friend sends over a valet to help, he’s pretty sure the last thing he needs is some overgrown shadow following him around. What he gets is Brand Forsythe, the British super-hero type who takes care of him in ways he never dreamed he needed, and wanted.

Oh, man. So, when Brand first enters the story and he’s literally ALWAYS there doing EVERYTHING for Ash, I was feeling unsure I’d like where the story was going. I’m all for the dom/sub bedroom fun, but in everyday life….meh. It’s not my thing. This was done sooooo well, though. It was obvious that Ash needed Brand in that capacity and it just goes to show how phenomenal the storytelling was that I was totally on board with it all.

I loved the writing, the plot line, the maturation of the characters from start to finish. Oh, and I love me a well done may/december romance. This was a great read.

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Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after.

Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday

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