He’s a Brute by Chloe Liese

One dark and handsome control-freak sports star meets one smarty pants bioengineer with hair to match her fiery temper. It’s an experiment straight out of sexual thermodynamics.


He’s a Brute

by Chloe Liese

(Tough Love #1)

Kindle Edition, 263 pages
Expected publication: May 6th 2019

He’s a Brute – Chloe Liese


He’s a Brute – Chloe Liese


(at time of review)


Another new to me author for my 2019 list. I’m doing better with new authors than 5 star reads this year – lol.

So, this book was HOT!!!

Not only was it HOT it also was a debut novel – which blows my mind.

Upfront, this book reminded me a  bit of all the books that came after 50 Shades. Hot, almost too hot to read in public. I experienced it firsthand and can vouch for it. Kinky – with a power-exchange dynamic of dominant-submissive relationship like in 50 Shades. Also the alpha hero had a filthy mouth – just putting it out there, I loved it but some might not.

But what I adored the most about this book was the writing – even if it took me a chapter to get comfortable with the author’s style, the writing was right up my alley. Smart, with fast and witty dialogues. Equally great banter between the couple and friends. And especially the heroine’s sass and spitfire personality was like catnip for me.

I devoured every page.

The biggest surprise was this huge twist that blew my mind. It came out of nowhere and changed the entire dynamic of the book and subsequently my expectations. That was just one more feature that made this story an exceptional debut. Even though this storyline has definitely been done before, I loved that it was done differently.

The heroine was incredibly analytical, precise, dry humored, book smart, and a spitfire. She was strong and confident and had no trouble with pushing the hero’s buttons.

He was your typical alpha male, overbearing at times, a bit of an ego, smart, powerful, and used to be control. Her banter was what really got him going. Also the back and forth was the most entering part of the novel for me. It helped that the couple clicked, and eventually made it work, which I appreciated.

My thoughts:

I’m not usually a fan of a hero being in complete control of the heroine in the bedroom as well as outside. That was one of the aspects I just couldn’t wrap my head around in 50 Shades. I love overbearing assholes, and the OTTness that comes with these kind of alpha males, but only in moderation. And I must admit the BDSM lifestyle is not something I would want for myself. But when it’s written in an interesting and captivating manner I’m all for it. I just need to leave my rational mind behind and enjoy the ride for what it is – an entertaining diversion.

In the end, even though the book had all manners of OTTness, it worked for me and gave me a kinky and entertaining read I didn’t even know I was looking for. I’m keeping my eye on this author, because her writing works 100% for me and I’m definitely looking forward to her future books.

He’s a Brute is the first book in a trilogy about the same couple, which makes me really excited for book 2. These two have some way to go, their journey is far from done yet.


ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.

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He’s a Brute – Chloe Liese


He's a Brute - Chloe Liese

Every good scientist knows the second law of thermodynamics: the universe’s disorder, entropy, is always increasing. Professionally and personally speaking, Nairne’s familiar with the principle. After a streak of costly fame, now she’s set on saving the world, microscope in hand, and there’s no time for romance. Problem is, when a rude, despicably sexy Adonis shows up to run their board meeting, chemistry and its ensuing chaos become more than a formula—now they’re a burning hot reality.

Mafia prince. Professional footballer. Bad boy demeanor and a reputation for being as talented between the sheets as he is on the pitch. Rumors are the man’s an absolute brute. And he turns out to be just as demanding, controlling and vicious in person as he is on paper. The Law of Attraction’s proven true, as Nairne finds herself accepting Zed’s proposal: rough, wild stress release, more orgasms than she can count, and most importantly—no falling in love.

Agreement in place. End date secured.

No attachments. No forever.

What could possibly go wrong?

Book One in the Tough Love Series—an enemies to lovers, suspenseful romance, full of sexy Italians, bedroom negotiations, feisty heroines, and an ending that’ll both satisfy you and leave you ready for more!



Chloe’s always been a sucker for a suspenseful steamy romance, ever since she managed to find the one saucy mystery series hiding in her high school’s prim little library.

When she’s not writing, Chloe’s busy reading books of all genres, rereading Harry Potter (which she can’t help but make her characters similarly obsessed over), and playing catch-up with her badass little girls. She’s also been known to scramble around the pitch for a pick-up soccer match and run while dreaming up her next book.




Arranged by R.K. Lilley

Thick by Alexa Riley

Hold (Hold #1) by Claire Kent

Voyeur by Fiona Cole

Signed by Marni Mann


He’s a Brute – Chloe Liese

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