When Ash Carpenter imagines a schoolgirl, the image doesn’t match her. She wears long skirts that are sort of frumpy. Her bulky sweaters hide her shape, and her hair is always in a messy bun. Her tennis shoes are clunky and worn, and there are runs in her thick tights. Her dark-framed glasses hide some of her face…but not all of it. Because he’s caught sight of those ice-blue eyes, and they’ve pierced him to his core.
She walks by his office every day, and finally he's had enough. Ash decides he's tired of waiting and it's time to collect what he's owed. She'll come with him, because there's no other choice. She'll pay her daddy's debt any way Ash sees fit.
Warning: Oh, honey, this is about to get filthy. If your delicate sensibilities can’t handle the dirty, then step aside for those of us who can. It’s quick, but it’s just the right length, if you know what I mean. *slow wink, elbow nudge, goofy snort*
I received a copy of this story for an honest review.
What I Loved: Alexa Riley stories are for romance fans who like guaranteed happy ever afters with big piles of insta-love, magical first time's, a ton of down and dirty, perfect marriages, and beautiful babies. Paying Daddy's Debt successfully sticks to that formula. A quick and easy read, this is a fun little romp worth checking out.
What I Didn't Love: While I enjoyed reading it, Paying Daddy's Debt is not one of my favorite Alexa Riley stories. I would have loved a tad more backstory for both Jasmine and Ash to have felt a stronger connection to them. There was also some potential interesting conflict with a menacing teacher threatening the heroine that was wrapped up too quickly for my taste.
"This is crazy. More than crazy, but for some reason my heart and body are screaming at me to say yes. Go with this man. He is something to you. Feel it."
"There's an old saying about the devil you know being better than the one you don't. But in our case, I truly am the prince that's come to save her."
"Everything about this man feels comforting. That must be why I'm finding it so easy to go with him. He's yours, a voice whispers in my mind."