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Peek Inside Losing Control

Four years after escaping her abusive ex-husband, Kim is finally in control of her life. Eager to put herself out there, she decides to embark on a no-strings-affair with a hot co-worker, and who better to help her remember how to lure a man than Jake, her sexy best friend? Jake has wanted Kim from the moment he saw her, but she was too young and too damaged. He’s bided his time, keeping her close—and safe. And now that she’s ready, there’s no way he’ll allow her to seduce another man…

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He’s the only man she didn’t see coming…

Four years after escaping her abusive ex-husband, Kim finally believes she’s in control of her life and her emotions and she’s determined to never risk either again with a man. She has a great home, a job as a security specialist which she loves, and Jake for a best friend. But things are a tad lonely in the sex department, so she decides to embark on a no-strings-affair with one of her hot co-workers. And who better to help her remember how to lure a man than her best friend?

Jake has wanted Kim from the moment he first saw her, but four years ago, she was too young and too damaged. So he kept her close and he kept her safe, offering her a job in his security company and the training to feel safe again, and he bided his time. But now, after the long wait, if she imagines he’s going to stand by while she seduces some other guy… Never going to happen.



"Overall, this story was a mind-blowing erotic adventure with a dash of spice and a whole lot of romance." Nice Ladies, Naughty Books
"I absolutely loved the ending and I can't wait to read more in this series!" The Smutty Kitty
"Losing Control" by Nina Croft was one of the best contemporary romance novels that I have read in a long time." Night Owl Reviews Top Pick.
"If you want to read a top-notch erotic romance, this book should not be missed." HarlequinJunkie recommended read.
"Jake is a man to love, and Kim is a fireball of fun. I definitely recommend!" Fictional Candy

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622662364
Series: Babysitting a Billionaire, Book 1
Release Date: Aug 12, 2013
Page Count: 258
Imprint: brazen
Genre: contemporary, law enforcement/firemen
Tropes: coworkers, friends to lovers, second chance

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By SueBee★bring me an alpha!★ August 14, 2017

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★★★★! Losing Control (Stand-alone). A quick, feel-good and very sexy friends-to-lovers story!

“That’s it? You want sex?” He gave her a slow, lazy smile. “And you didn’t think to come to me?”

Losing Control is the story of two best friends/boss-employee, Jake Knight, the CEO ...more

By • Lisa • September 07, 2013


"He was six foot three inches of lean, mean, drool-worthy man."


There are times when I just know I'm in need for a book from the Brazen collection. A quick, easy, predictable reading escape that will fill my time with romance and love. 'Losing control' encompassed ...more

By The Burning Rose August 07, 2020

4.5/5 stars.
Review to come. ...more

By Pam September 23, 2013

4 stars

"…sometimes, you need to close your eyes and jump and trust that someone will catch you."

Jake took Kim in under his protective wing years ago, during the lowest time in her life, when she was a young naïve girl who thought the man she married loved her. She was wrong, her ex-husba ...more

By Nikki August 25, 2013

That moment when you finish a book you actually enjoyed... After having dnf'ed 2 back to back and not finding anything that looks good!

Jake Knight, aka my new book boyfriend, is one hot, bossy man in charge! I swear, he could tie me up to a four post bed anytime! ;) He fell in love with his best fri ...more

By [~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥ September 15, 2013

This book kept me grinning throughout the whole book :)

A bit different to the norm as it is the guy in love with the girl and the girl being completely clueless! Don't get me wrong, Jake was no pushover

Are you turning into some sort of caveman?

I do normally get annoyed with this type of ...more

By Claire April 05, 2014

4.5 - It's set In the UK Stars...

I think this is the first Brazen book I have read that is set in the UK, so extra love just for that.

Jake and Kim were both likeable, the sex was hot and plentiful and the storyline had a few twists and turns.

Whats not too like! ...more

By Tuba February 16, 2016

Aslında puanım üç buçuk. Başı çok güzeldi. Yani ilk %25'i. Sonra biraz tanıdık hale gelmeye başladı. Erkek karakterin deli gibi aşık ve ikna etmeye çalışan, kadın karakterinse biraz daha baskın, güçlü, kendi ayakları üzerinde duran ve ikna edilmesi gereken kişi olması hoşuma gitti.

Daha kitabın başın ...more

By Janey April 24, 2014

Kim Rawlings was in an abusive marriage 4 years ago and, on escaping, went to work with Jake at his security company. She is a kickass, no nonsense chic, who hasn't been interested in the opposite sex...until she starts getting the itch.

Jake Knight is ex-military, and now owns a security company, pu ...more

By Jenn September 19, 2013


"Hot in.....
So hot in herre.....
So hot in.....
I need you to get up up on the dance floor
Give that man what he askin for
Cuz I feel like bustin loose and I feel like touchin you
And cant nobody stop the juice so baby tell me whats the use

(I said)
Its gettin hot in here (so hot)
So tak

By Çisem October 26, 2015

İkinci tur kitabımız Teslimiyet'i şahsen ben almayı çok istemiştim çünkü arka kapak yazısı ilgimi çok çekmişti. Kitabı elime ulaştıktan hemen sonra okumaya başladım ve ben çok sevdiğimi söyleyebilirim.

Kitabın içeriğinden bahsedeyim. Jake ve Kim 4 yıldır birbir ...more

By Esra Nazenin October 23, 2015

3.7/5 ...more

By Peggy August 17, 2013

Kim hasn't always been a tough girl. She came out of a bad marriage, met Jake and he's helped her become the person she is today. It took 4 years but she's started coming into herself with the help of her best friend, Jake. When Kim finally begins to think of having relationships to scratch her itch ...more

By Keli April 24, 2020

I discovered this little romantic gem through the Chapters interactive app! I was only playing that app to get diamonds for another game I play. Anyway, I just opened up the first story Ii saw, which happened to be their interactive story "Under Cover" based on this book. I really wasn't paying much ...more

By Blessie (Mischievous Reads) February 12, 2015

The last time I've read a good "best friends-to-lovers" story, I can't even remember, but this one is definitely one of my favorites. It's quick, sexy and highly entertaining, I couldn't even put it down.

Jake Knight is an ex-military, now a millionaire with a security firm. He's handsome, sexy and ...more

By Alpha Possessive Heroes August 12, 2016

4 Stars!

I normally read weak heroine with strong hero but in this book both characters has a strong personalities. Kim is not your typical heroine and Jake.. oh my.. He's been in love with Kim for years.. he's quite alpha possessive, protective and tends to get jealous. I find it very cute that he w ...more

By Hayal February 03, 2016

Kim'in, "ben başımın çaresine bakarım" hallerinden baygınlık geçirecektim az daha. Jake, Kim'i deli gibi sevmese ne olurdu bilemiyorum ama iyi dayandı adam. Kim'in neden bir ilişki istemediğini anlıyorum ama böyle korkarak ve kaçarak nereye kadar yaşayabilir ki insan? Neyse ki her şey tatlıya bağ ...more

By Figlet August 18, 2013

So like 30% through this baby I was thinking, "This is like a 3 star review." Then at 65% I thought, "This just kicked it up to 4 stars." Finally at 87% I was all, "DUDE. 5 stars."

And there you have the anatomy of how I rate books in all its tedious glory.

Really though this book surprised me. I did ...more

By Tuğba February 28, 2016

eğlenceliydi :) ...more

By Hafize November 11, 2015

3,5'dan 4 :)
3 vermeye elim gitmedi 4 de çok geldi lakin 3,5 yıldız işaretliyemiyoruz o yüzden 4 yıldız :) ...more

By Stephanie* April 13, 2014

That was one steamy read! Hot damn!! ...more

By ஐ฿υκєτஐ June 12, 2016

Çok tatlı bir hikayeydi. ...more

By Angie August 31, 2013

When you're looking for the quintessential quick-and-easy read, this is one of the of romance books you pick up. ...more

By Lee Ann July 07, 2020

Absolutely loved the book! Couldn’t put it down after I started it. I love the characters and the relationships.

The ending was amazing, and I’m so happy this book had such a good ending. The two main characters are adorable and I’m glad they ended up getting engaged.

I really wish there was other bo ...more

By Desiree May 13, 2020

A nice romance story

Kim works for a private security firm and is looking for a promotion. Kim has baggage from her past she is trying to move on from but can she? Her boss Jake has wanted her from the first time he saw her and is done waiting for her. Jake will do anything he can to show Kim he love ...more

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Nina Croft

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Nina Croft

Nina Croft grew up in the north of England. After training as an accountant, she spent four years working as a volunteer in Zambia, which left her with a love of the sun and a dislike of nine-to-five work. She then spent a number of years mixing travel (whenever possible) with work (whenever necessary) but has now settled down to a life of writing and picking almonds on a remote farm in the mountains of southern Spain. Nina writes all types of romance, often mixed with elements of the paranormal and science fiction. And if you’d like to have learn about new releases sign up for Nina’s newsletter here:

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