Ball & Chain by A.W. Scott

Ball and Chain is the final book in the Club Deny series, but it honestly takes place completely away from the club and has a very different dynamic to the other books in the series

From the Blurb:

"I've been waiting a long time for someone like you..."

For years, my main goals in life focused on my career.
Go to college. Get into law school. Pass the bar. Get hired at a firm.
Somewhere along the way, I lost sight of what truly mattered.
Until the day I’m introduced to Justice Bexley.
What is it about him that has all my protective instincts rising?

Dance was once my escape from a world of chaos.
At least until the day my instructors took notice.
From then on out, I spent every moment of my life being molded into what other's wanted of me.
I've searched for something of my own... something that could just be mine.
Who knew a lawyer full of demands on how he’d like to please me would be just the thing I needed in life?

Club Deny follows a group of friends as they find love in unexpected ways. Each book follows a different couple. They are best read in order. This book is designed for readers 18+. There will be some light D/S moments with low to medium angst in this one. As always, there is a guaranteed HEA.

Heather's Review:

I'm glad to see Dallas getting his HEA, but this book felt really disconnected from Club Deny, despite seeing many of the characters from the series and also cameos from the XOXO series as well.  The insta-love, insta-heat was the main driving force in this book, which had almost zero bdsm elements and quickly strayed from Justice's main goal of joining Club Deny.  

I found Ball and Chain sweet and endearing but I kept waiting for it to loop back and tie more together and for me it didn't.  As a short, intense insta-love romance with a touch of angst, it was a good read, but it wasn't what I have come to expect from a Club Deny book.  I also struggle to see the connection between the name of the book and the content of the story.

Rating: 3.5 Stars