Saturday, November 28, 2015

Book Spotlight for Sweet Sensations: A Boxed Set of Sensual Contemporary Romances

From eight of today's best authors comes this collection of charming and emotionally engaging romances that will bring a bit of joy and happiness to your day, along with a bit of steam.  Sweet Sensations has a variety of themes from reunited loves to opposites attracting but each will captivate you.  Keep reading to get a tantalizing taste of this boxed set and then add it to your bookshelf....

IN THE CARDS by Lynn LaFleur
Catherine found her fantasy man stepping out of a greeting card…Can love break a curse put on Kane centuries ago, and bring him to her forever, this time?
LOVE ME FOREVER by USA TODAY bestseller, Ari Thatcher
Lovers for one idyllic summer, he said he’d call but never did…
When the laid-back billionaire and the new divorcee meet again by chance, can they rekindle a summer love to last forever?
A self-made billionaire, Jared has come home to the Smoky Mountains, looking for an elusive something that’s missing from his life…Will he find it in the arms of Althea, a simple country quiltmaker?
MAJOR PLEASURE by Denise A. Agnew
Jemma has always wanted Blayne, but his army career makes her afraid to give her heart…
Will love let her overcome her fear, and commit to forever with the hot Special Forces officer?
His shady past, her present danger, and an international plot bring Jade and Gary together…
Can love thrive as they dodge bullets from New York to Naples and beyond?
LOVE THROUGH A LENS by Lucy Felthouse
On location shooting film together, new graduate, Celine, is drawn to Edward, a British actor 30 years her senior…
Can the inevitable romance between them blossom into love?
Celine gritted her teeth and hung tightly onto the straps of her backpack as she forced one foot in front of the other up the steep incline. Her heart felt like it was going to explode from her chest, and her lungs screamed with the effort of providing her oxygen supply. Really, she needed to stop, to catch her breath, regain some equilibrium. But Edward was already way ahead of her, striding powerfully along as though their chosen path were perfectly flat. He had a huge backpack of his own, too, which didn’t seem to be slowing him down a jot.
But then, this was the difference between the two of them—or one of the differences, anyway. Edward Robson, mid-list British actor, was also a very keen outdoorsman, and probably did these kinds of walks all the time—with or without a camera being pointed at him.
Celine Paterson, however, was a different story altogether. Newly graduated from university, she’d struggled to find filming work in her preferred field—fashion—and so she’d had to cast her net wider. Incredibly wide, as it happened.
With hindsight, it was easy to see why she’d gotten the job with Edward—nobody else had wanted it. Not a damn soul. Traipsing around the Peak District wasn’t so bad, but add in heavy camera equipment, camping gear, food, clothing, maps, plans, GPS unit, satellite phone and makeup—for Edward, not for her—and a nice walk suddenly became a grueling trek. The money was poor, too, especially considering she was the only member of Edward’s crew. Could a single person even be called a crew? Or was she just a dogsbody?
She’d had no choice. It was this job or nothing. Crap money or no money. And, most importantly, this credit on her resumé or no credit at all. She knew she had to start racking the credits and references up soon, if she wanted to get ahead in the highly competitive field.
So here she was, dragging herself up a heart attack inducing hill in the wake of an actor-cum-presenter. At least the project was interesting; they were checking out sites of myths, legends and ghost stories, that kind of thing. Edward was nice, too—kind, polite and pretty funny. Even better, it wasn’t raining. Overall, things could be a damn sight worse. She could be working with animals or children—or even both. And she’d heard many times over that they were the absolute worst.
She was still convincing herself that things weren’t that bad after all, when she glanced up and came to an abrupt halt as she realized there was a crotch practically in her face. Snapping her head up so fast it made her neck hurt, she made eye contact with Edward, who was standing a couple of paces farther up the slope, hence the awkward face-to-crotch angle. Her already hot face blazed with embarrassment. For once, she hoped the fact she was overheated would hide her mortification. The slight breeze that blew was doing nothing to lower her temperature.
“Are you all right?” he asked, his blue-green eyes soft with concern. “I’m so sorry, you must think me incredibly rude. I honestly thought you were right behind me—you being a young thing and all that. It was only when you didn’t reply to me or answer any of my questions that I realized I’d inadvertently left you behind."
“I’m all right,” Celine replied, her chest heaving as she fought to regulate her breathing and slow down her heart rate while she had the chance. “Just not used to this sort of thing. A walk for me is a stroll by a riverbank, or hitting the shops. I’m sure my fitness level will improve as we continue with the project. Go ahead, if you like. I’ll catch up with you… eventually."
Edward shook his head. “No, let’s have a rest. I could do with a drink and a snack.” Turning, he looked around, then pointed. “Let’s head there. It looks as though there’s a patch of flattish ground big enough for us both to sit down."
“Okay.” She followed him again, but this time only for a few seconds. Edward helped her remove her rucksack—which was almost as big as she was—and then immediately opened it and began removing things. It was only when she saw he’d long since taken out the drinks and snacks that she queried what he was doing.
“I’m taking some of the heavier items out of your bag. If I re-jig things, we’ll still fit everything in, but you’ll have a lighter load. Would you mind making some tea for us both while I do this?” He indicated the miniature camping stove, metal cups and other tea-making paraphernalia.
“No, of course not,” she said. “But there’s no need for you to do that. I’m perfectly okay with carrying my share of the weight."
“I know you are. But I’m not. You’ve enough to put up with on this crazy project. I don’t want you getting injured or ill on me—I need you. Not to mention my conscience wouldn’t take it.” He sat beside her, looked at the large pile he’d made, and began sorting it into their respective rucksacks.
Shaking her head, Celine lit the stove and set about making the hot drinks. “Sugar?"
“Yes, please. Three."
She shot him a look. “Three?"
His eyes glinted with amusement. “Yes, three. What can I say, I like my tea sweet. And while we’re on this project I’ve got a good excuse—I need the energy. You should try it, it’s delicious."
Wrinkling her nose, Celine nevertheless added three sugars to each of the mugs of tea. “Here you go.” She handed Edward his, then cradled hers, blowing on the liquid until it was cool enough to drink. “So, what did you mean when you said I’ve enough to put up with?"
Frowning, Edward took a gulp of his tea before replying. “I know this project isn’t ideal, Celine, not for you. For me, it’s wonderful—the melding together of several of my passions. But for you, it’s trekking through often unforgiving countryside with a shed load of gear and filming an old fart going on about big black cats, the ghosts of Roman soldiers and mysterious lights in the sky. And I know your wages aren’t very good, either. Believe me, if I could have offered you more, I would have."
Gazing intently at the surface of the tea, she mumbled, “You’re not an old fart."
Edward threw his head back and laughed loudly. The joyous sound rang across the lonely hillside for several long moments. Then he said, “But you’re not denying any of the rest of it!"

Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over 100 publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. These include several editions of Best Bondage EroticaBest Women's Erotica 2013 and Best Erotic Romance 2014. Another string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies, and also edits for a small publishing house. She owns Erotica For All, is book editor for Cliterati, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes. Find out more at Join her on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to her newsletter at:
LOVING A GO-GO by Anh Leod
Lexie, an heiress, finds her match in fellow boot fetishist, Adrian, who sells shoes in her family’s store...
Can a sexy romp during the holidays lead to a lasting relationship between these two?
CAT'S PLAY by Marilu Mann
In this sexy game of cat’s play, a thief and a billionaire make some interesting discoveries about each other...Will they learn things aren’t always exactly as they seem?


Friday, November 27, 2015

Book Tour for Compromising Her Position by Samanthe Beck (Review & GIVEAWAY)

Readers who like steamy reads and romances that start out in a memorable way will find much to recommend this erotic tale of love and business.  Keep reading to get a tantalizing taste of Compromising Her Position by Samanthe Beck, along with my impressions of it, and learn even more about this book by visiting the other sites hosting this tour.  In honor of this release make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $50 Amazon GC and a rare print copy of Ms. Beck's Private Pleasures Trilogy too!

He's not who she expected, but he's exactly the man she needs...
When Chelsea Wayne drags Santa into a supply closet for a little office party nookie, she assumes the man in the suit is her on-again/off-again coworker boyfriend. Instead, it's Rafe St. Sebastian, a man known for his hard-driving ways in business as well as the bedroom--and, kill her now, the brand spanking new owner of Las Ventanas--who grants her naughtiest Christmas wishes.
So much for her reputation, not to mention her career.
Rafe needs to close three acquisitions to prove to his father he's ready to take the helm of St. Sebastian Enterprises. A hot interlude in a supply closet after deal number two seems like the perfect illicit Christmas bonus. Unfortunately, when that "bonus" becomes the key to the final deal, he finds himself back in bed--so to speak--with Chelsea, and after their steamy tryst, he's not interested in keeping things professional.


"There is nothing personal between us."
“I beg to differ. In fact, I’m fairly certain I know your deepest, darkest secret.”
“I sincerely doubt that.”
He brought his mouth to her ear. “You knew I wasn’t Paul.”
“No.” The denial, though immediate, sounded slightly breathless, slightly desperate.
She had to have at least suspected, at some point. He refused to believe otherwise. “Not at first. But when I had you clinging to the tables, trembling so hard you could barely stand? You knew."
"You-you're delusional. If I'd realized you weren't Paul, don't you think I would have stopped you?"
“No. By the time you realized, you didn’t care.” The crowd around them erupted into a countdown.
Ten... He cupped her jaw in one hand... Nine... and slid the other down her back. Then lower. Eight... "You didn't care about anything except my tongue tracing the path of your thong"--he let his fingers do the honor now--"all the way down until I could taste your sweet, throbbing little--"
“I thought you were Paul!” Her wide eyes darted to his, pupils huge.
Five... "Remember how you used your body to beg for more? There's no f-ing way you've ever begged like that for Paul Barrington. No f-ing way.
I could have you begging again.”
Her breathing came in quick, shallow pants. The hands she’d rested lightly on his shoulders tightened, bunching his jacket in a white-knuckled grip.
She shook her head. “Not going to happen."
Three... He was risking getting his face slapped in the middle of a dance floor on New Year's Eve, but he didn't care. For some inexcusable reason, he needed to know she wanted him, not Barrington.
Two... He spread his palm over the perfect curve of her ass and hauled her against him, so she'd feel just how well he remembered every damn detail of their last meeting.
“It’s not?” he challenged, and then crushed her lips under his.
Cheers of “Happy New Year” echoed around them over the strains of “Auld Lang Syne.” A flotilla of black and silver balloons sailed down from the ceiling. Guests laughed, and sang, and jostled them while he kissed her. Sparkly, star- shaped confetti rained over everyone and everything, and he kept right on kissing her. Her arms twined around his neck. Her lips parted. She flattened one hand against the back of his head and held on.
When he bent her over his arm and swept his tongue into her soft, yielding mouth, she wrapped her leg around his hip. The heat of her body practically seared his thigh through his tuxedo pants.
He trapped her lower lip between his teeth and nibbled. There went his no biting promise, but her shuddery moan told him she didn’t mind.
The song ended. The house lights came up a few notches. He slowly drew her upright, and even more slowly relinquished her mouth. She stared up at him, dazed, her lips plumped from their kiss.
“You’re a terrible liar, Miss Wayne.”
Giving her a grin he hoped didn’t reveal how much the move cost him, he walked away.




There are some romances you read to discover thought provoking concepts and some you read merely for fun.  This book is definitely fun from its rather questionable yet humorous opening scene to its fun and flirty banter that permeates the entire story from start to finish.  Add in numerous sexual interludes and you end up with a story that keeps you immersed in its decadently sensual haze taking you away from your daily stress.

Chelsea is a truly good girl whose sacrificed much to get her dream job.  Before she reaches that goal she's betrayed by the man she's been standing by in the most heartbreaking way.  Luckily she has her hot closet sexcapade to keep her company as she decides to stop putting her heart on the line.  Forgetting the sexy Santa who rocked her world though isn't easy as he's followed her across an ocean to experience more of their combustible connection.  Chelsea is a likable heroine with a good and loyal heart.  Her first instinct is to always help others and when Rafe shows up at her latest job asking for her help her heart will be on the line again.

Rafe is the sexy playboy who just once wants to make his daddy proud and completing the acquisition of three resorts just might do it.  An unexpected sexual encounter in a closet wearing a Santa suit leads to unexpected complications and a connection with the one woman to capture his attention.  Their first meeting was combustible but chasing her down whet his appetite even more and leads to a working relationship teeming with sexual tension.  Rafe has loads of daddy issues that feel cliched but his playfully bad boy persona and talent for dirty talk endeared him to me and had me rooting for him and Chelsea.

This was a story long on predictability but its two immensely likable main characters made this an enjoyable read despite its flaws.  Readers who like their romances hot will find a plethora of scorching scenes to satisfy all their kinks with each of the varied scenes.  The banter between Rafe and Chelsea is full of fun and flirtiness with a sexual push and pull to entertain.  All in all this was a story that takes you away from all your cares, wrapping you up in its sexual haze, and I recommend it for the simple reason that it's fun and sexy.

My rating for this is a B-

*I got this book from NetGalley for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Wine lover, sleep fanatic, and USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy contemporary romance novels, Samanthe Beck lives in Malibu, California, with her long-suffering but extremely adorable husband and their turbo-son, Hud. Throw in a furry ninja named Kitty and Bebe the trash talking Chihuahua and you get the whole, chaotic picture.
When not clinging to sanity by her fingernails or dreaming up fun, fan-your-cheeks sexy ways to get her characters to happily-ever-afters, she searches for the perfect cabernet to pair with Ambien.


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Book Blitz for Nashville Nights Boxed Set by Stacey Mosteller (GIVEAWAY)

Falling for your opposite makes for some steamy storytelling which has me recommending you get the just-released box set of Nashville Nights by Stacey Mosteller.  Get a glimpse of the emotional highs and lows of this collection and then get ready to add it to your bookshelf.  In honor of this box set fill out the form below for the chance to win a $10 bookstore GC and an e-copy of this box set too!

Save Me From Myself (Nashville Nights Book 1)
Tragedy and betrayal sent her running...
And now she’s starting over far away from the person she used to be.
Lyric Hayes tried to be the perfect daughter and the perfect girlfriend, but those days are over. She’s ready to begin again with a vow to herself: no relationships, no complications, and no turning back.
Easier said than done...
Confident, successful, and charming David Pearson makes her vow nearly impossible. He has it all, and David knows better than anyone not to judge someone by what’s on the surface. Wanting to own her heart, he’ll do anything to gain her trust and save her from herself. But David’s family could have secrets and baggage of their own, which could send Lyric packing and on the run once again. Is his past just another version of a song Lyric has heard before?
I turned slowly in my seat and raise an eyebrow at David, “Can I help you?” I ask snidely.
He grins at me, “I just wanted to come over and say hi. It’s been busy in here tonight."
“I’m sure being a player is pretty time-consuming.” I glare at him, wanting nothing more than to slap that smile off his face. God, how could I have been stupid enough to fall for the “good guy” routine? Again!
He frowns, looking confused, “I’m sorry?"
Scoffing, I reply, “Yeah, you’re definitely sorry."
His eyes narrow dangerously. "Look, I really don't understand what your problem is. I like you, you seemed to like me. Now you're acting like a bitch. Excuse if I don't get what you think I did."
Unbelievable. When will I ever meet a guy who isn't a liar or a cheater? “You don't get it? Really? Well, let me spell it out for you. I don't date cheaters. I refuse to be 'that' girl, and I refuse to do that to someone else."
“What the hell are you talking about?” He asks, his voice hard.
I sigh, "I saw you with your girlfriend. I've seen you together a few times now." Is he really going to continue to deny it? I caught him with her!
“How can you possibly see me with someone who doesn't exist? I am many things princess, but a cheater or a liar isn’t one of them.” His voice is glacial.
My mouth drops open, "You asshole! She was JUST here! Remember, she's a short, skinny blonde with pink highlights?"
Jeremy, who’s sitting next to us at the bar spits out his beer laughing, “Shit Dave, she thinks SB is your girlfriend? Now, that's disgusting. She'll love that!"
“SB? What kind of name is SB?” I ask, raising an eyebrow as I look back at David.
“SB is my sister SarahBeth's nickname. My baby sister. Not my girlfriend. She's practically my kid.” David responds, glaring at me.
Oh great. Now I really feel like a moron. Talk about jumping to the wrong conclusion. “Oh."
“Yeah, oh. Princess, you really need to stop making snap judgments about me.” He says sharply.
The look on his face makes me feel about two inches tall. But, this wasn’t my fault. If he’d told me about her, this never would have happened.
God! This thought make me sound even bitchier. But that realization doesn’t stop me from saying, “Well, maybe you should be a little more forthcoming. You never said you had a sister."
“Right, because that should be my intro. ‘Hi, I'm David, I own a bar, and have a sister I've been raising for the past five years.’ That's not going to raise any questions at all,” he says sarcastically while rolling his eyes.
"Raising?" I can't hide my confusion. She's his sister, why is he raising her? How old is she? And, he owns the bar? Suddenly I have more questions than I can ask.
He sighs, "See what I mean? Yes, raising. Our parents died when she was fifteen and I was twenty-six, Jeremy" he nods at the guy next to us, "and I moved back to Nashville to take care of her. Our grandparents are in Florida and North Carolina, so to be with them she would have had to leave her whole life behind. After everything she'd lost, I couldn't take that away too, so I came back and have been taking care of her ever since."
I can't believe he did that. He was a single guy, living on his own, and he chose to move back to his hometown and take care of his sister? “I'm so sorry. That must've been such a difficult choice to make."
He shrugs, and then glares at me again. “There was never a choice. She's my baby sister."
After that statement, he turns on his heel and walks off. I'm beginning to think I've completely misjudged this guy.
Never Wanted More (Nashville Nights 1.5)
(Originally part of the Southern Seduction Box Set)
Peyton Williams is spoiled, entitled and a little too stuck up. The daughter of an influential Mayor and a socialite mother, she’s trying to get through college and make her own path. She’s perfectly happy being a loner until Spring semester when she gets not only a roommate, but a math tutor.
Wyatt Parker is the boy from the wrong side of town. Known as the son of the town tramp, he jumps at the scholarship to play basketball in Nashville where no one knows his roots. Spending this semester tutoring a friend’s snobby roommate wasn’t what he envisioned, but Peyton quickly gets under his skin.
Peyton never wanted more until she met Wyatt, but is she willing to be what he needs?
Everything I Shouldn’t: Jeremy & SarahBeth #1 (Nashville Nights Book 2)
It’s been eight days, sixteen hours and forty-seven minutes since life as I know it ended. I know, it sounds so melodramatic and teen-soap worthy, but it’s the truth. Eight days, sixteen hours and forty-seven minutes since David found out. Since he kicked Jeremy out, ended their friendship and told me I could never see him again.
I didn’t plan on David getting suspicious, and I definitely didn’t plan on getting caught. My selfishness has cost Jeremy everything, my brother won’t even look at me, Lyric must hate me for practically blackmailing her to keep silent and my best friend is barely speaking to me.
Now my life is full of secrets and lies. The people around me have been affected by the choices I’ve made and the lies I’ve told. But what will they do when they discover the biggest secret of them all?
Jeremy is everything I shouldn’t want, and the person I can’t live without.
Everything I Need: Jeremy & SarahBeth #2 (Nashville Nights Book 3)
SarahBeth Pearson has made mistakes, and I might just be the biggest one of them all. After spending months keeping secrets and lying to everyone close to us, it’s all fallen apart and we are each left alone to pick up the pieces.
I’ve loved SarahBeth in one form or another her entire life. The steps that brought us closer together weren’t easy for me to take. After letting her dictate our relationship, I’ve found myself practically homeless and estranged from my closest friends.
Now I’m left trying to move on, finding a new place to live and getting everything I need in order, while she’s trying to mend her broken heart. There’s just one problem…SarahBeth’s still keeping secrets – and her secret just might change everything.
Pretending He’s You (Nashville Nights Book 4)
(Part One of Two)
Olivia Barrett’s always had a weakness for bad boys and Tyler Chamberlain is no exception. His tattoos, his piercings, and even the fact that he has a girlfriend doesn’t keep her away.
Interested in Tyler since she first saw him pick up a guitar, she’s been trying to find ways to be with him for years. He’s the one Livvie runs to when she needs a friend, the one who makes her laugh and holds her when she needs to cry. Unfortunately, they are never single at the same time and sneaking around is getting old.
Now, tired of making bad decisions, Livvie’s making changes. Her friends are all starting to grow up and she doesn’t want to be left behind. Terrified her friends are moving on without her, she’s determined to make things work with Emmett, her on-again off-again boyfriend since high school.
The only problem? Tyler isn’t ready to let her go. Despite her boyfriend and his girlfriend, these two are drawn together like magnets. When she’s with Emmett she wishes she was with Tyler and vice versa.
Will Livvie ever get tired of pretending and pick one guy? Or will she keep bouncing back and forth between the two of them indefinitely?




Stacey is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author of Second Chances and Shadows of the Past (co-authored with H.M. Ward), the Nashville Nights, Two Sisters and Nashville U series (coming late 2015 from Swoon Romance).
She is also a wife, mother, writer and self-professed bookwhore – not necessarily in that order! As the mother of three growing boys, her Kindle has become her temporary escape from the insanity of boys, dogs and her husband. Stacey can usually be found curled up with her iPad when she’s supposed to be writing or creating endless Spotify playlists!


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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving full of family time and good food.  Thanks for stopping by today and every day as I'd be nothing without you wonderful readers!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Book Cover Reveal for My Sweet Demise by Shana Vanterpool

Roommates on the cusp of more is a favorite theme of mine and with My Sweet Demise by Shana Vanterpool I have the chance to introduce you to a tantalizing tale of friends to lovers.  Keep reading to get a glimpse of this compelling first installment in the Demise series releasing on January 5th and then get ready to add it to your bookshelf....

Desperation makes a girl do crazy things...
When twenty-one year old Raina O’Connor is kicked out of her room on short notice, she’s thrown into a frantic search for a new place to stay. As the situation becomes more urgent, her choices have dwindled to her least favorite option—ladies’ man, Kent Nicholson.
Kent Nicholson loves women, just not as a roommate...
When a gorgeous blonde with big hazel eyes answers Kent’s ad for a roommate, his red flags start flying. He’s looking for a wingman, not a chick who will put a damper on his game or drench his apartment in pink. It’s clear she’s in a bind, and something about her makes him break his own rules. But when he reluctantly accepts, it’s with four concrete conditions.
Be his wingman. Don’t get in his way with other girls. No bitchy attitudes. And most importantly, she can’t fall for him.
Pretty sure this was the world’s worst idea—ever...
Trust is something earned. Raina learned that the hard way when her father broke her heart as a child, making it easy to steer clear of relationships. But living with Kent somehow stirs emotions Raina has always forbidden herself to have. Plus, he’s everything she never wanted—untrustworthy, pigheaded…and gorgeous. Something tells her Kent isn’t free of his own secret scars...
Love can drag you down and spit you out, and be worth every second.



When I walk into a book store I feel at home. When I smell the pages of a brand new book things make sense. When I read I am who I always wanted to be. I read to escape and I write so others can as well. My family, my actress dog Bella, coffee, and a steamy love story are a few of my most precious things. My Sweet Demise is my debut New-Adult contemporary romance novel. Keep up to date with future releases by following on.....

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Book Tour for Tryst by S.L. Jennings (Review & GIVEAWAY)

As a fan of rock star romances I found myself captivated about the damaged rock star and the ten-year marriage between two hard working people struggling to find happiness again found in the steamy and emotionally intense, Tryst by S.L. Jennings.  Keep reading to get a tantalizing taste of this emotional roller coaster ride that's part of the Sexual Education series, along with my impressions of it, and learn even more about this read by visiting the other sites hosting this tour too.  In honor of this book make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win print copies of the first two books in the Sexual Education Series, Taint and Tryst!

From New York Times bestselling author S.L. Jennings comes another scandalously sexy, incredibly hot story about a woman who knows what she wants...and the two men who are dying to give her what she needs.
Heidi DuCane is a tough-as-nails publicist with a passion for success and her husband Tucker. While they’re polar opposites, what they do have in common is a fierce love and commitment to each other. But their relationship-in and out of the bedroom-will be put to the ultimate test.
Rock superstar Ransom Reed is every woman’s fantasy, including Heidi’s. When she meets Ransom, she shares a wild night with him where Heidi gets to play-and Tucker watches, and enjoys, the pleasure Ransom gives Heidi. Though Tucker was a willing participant, Heidi still can’t help reeling with guilt. There’s no doubt that she loves her husband. While Tucker is the perfect lover-generous, attentive and gentle-she needs much more. She needs the mind-blowing ecstasy Ransom offers.
Tucker isn’t blind to the fact that Heidi has unconventional needs which he can’t satisfy. He loves his wife and will do anything to please her The night he watched her and Ransom was so scorching hot amnd Tucker can’t stop thinking about it. He decides he wants to join Ransom in pleasing Heidi. But as Tucker and Heidi soon realize, it’s not just the sex that is enticing. Heidi felt something within her awaken, and she felt so deliciously sated and loved by both men. Tucker felt it too, and he finds it impossible not to want that feeling again.
Ransom and Tucker satisfy a need within Heidi. And now that she’s had them, she can never go back to the way things were before.


“I dare you…to let me touch your wife."
An audible gasp escapes my kiss-swollen lips and turn to Tucker, awaiting his wrath. He returns Ransom’s intent stare, his expression unreadable.
Yet, the younger man doesn’t back down, cocking a challenging brow at Tuck’s silence. He remains unmovable, a master at the art of restraint from his years as a shrink. No doubt he’s had to answer some odd questions, but never any involving his wife.
"I don't let Heidi do anything.  She has her own mind...her own body."
“So maybe I should be asking her.” A sinister smile on his lips, Ransom angles his focus on me. “Heidi, would you let me touch you?"
My first reaction is to say no--hell no.  But Tucker quickly grasps my knee, capturing my attention.
“This is what you want,” he whispers. “He…is what you want. And I can accept that. This is your fantasy, baby. Let me help you make it come true."
I search his face, waiting for him to break into laughter, but he’s completely serious. My husband is telling me to let another man put his hands on me—his wife. This isn’t right. This isn’t what married people are supposed to do. But even as that rational part of my brain lists all the reasons why I shouldn’t allow this to go any further, my body is already tingling with anticipation. My face and chest are flush. My nipples harden in exhilaration. And my mouth waters with the prospect of tasting Ransom’s skin.
Oh, God.  I do want this.  And now the decision is mine and mine alone.
“So?” Ransom asks, awaiting our fate.
Say no.
Say no.
Grab Tucker’s hand and get the fuck out of here. Go home and make love to him. Let that kind, good, gentle man be enough.
Once again, Ransom Reed steals the truth from my lips, forcing me to abandon all decency and sanity. Making me take the sanctity of my marriage and soil it with my own slick arousal.
In one single breath, I shatter ten years of devotion, trust and love. And although I know what I’m destroying by lighting this fire, I can’t do much more than stand back and watch it all go up in flames.




Readers who enjoy romances full of emotional ups and downs will find themselves drawn to this tale of rekindling romance and valuing what you have. Though there are times when the characters annoyed me I still found myself fully immersed in this sensual tale full of conflicts.  From start to finish this is a story that's not afraid to show people's dirty sides, it's memorable in that it doesn't take the expected twists and turns, and by story's end it doesn't culminate as expected either.  It's a gritty story, not always ethical nor showing people at their best, but it will leave you talking.

Heidi's been drawn to Tucker ever since an emotional and physical trauma led her to seek his psychological help which led to an even deeper connection. After ten years though, and despite how sweet and understanding he is, she's starting to find their life becoming too routine.  She's frustrated not getting everything she wants out of their sex life because of his extreme care of her which leads her down a path that will shake their marriage to its foundation.  When Heidi comes face to face with the rock star that she's always been attracted to she thinks she's been hired to make his life better but one combustible night leads to emotional upheaval and tons of angst that could destroy them all. Throughout everything Heidi remains a strong-willed woman full of conflict and a bit of self-doubt.  She truly loves her husband and knows how lucky she is to be with him but she can't keep ignoring her dark sexual desires that he sees as unhealthy.  When given the opportunity to indulge in everything she wants she doesn't hesitate to take it despite the hurt she knows it will cause.  She's selfish at times and not as committed to her marriage as her husband despite what she says and in my opinion.

Tucker is older and wiser and was just what Heidi needed to heal from a vicious sexual attack.  He's still that kindhearted man today, totally devoted to his clients, who wants to make his wife happy but who treats her with kid's gloves.  To make Heidi happy he's willing to let her have one night with the rock star she's always been drawn to which ends up creating unexpected entanglements all in the name of healing.  While this connection may have brought out Tucker's wild side, by story's end it feels that they're right back in the comfort zone they started out with.  I liked Tucker and for the most part he was honorable, barring an unethical twist revealed late in the story, but I wish we'd gotten into his psyche more.  As the story was told from Heidi's POV we never got to hear Tucker's thoughts which would've made for a richer story as the storyline revolved around their marriage.

From the outside rock star Ransom seems to have it all, but inside he's a mess. He suffers from depression, feelings of loss, and has an addictive personality. He's also super sexy with a bad boy vibe mixed with that of a lost little boy you can't help wanting to heal.  It's this side of his personality that calls to Heidi as she wants to keep him safe.  Ransom's attraction to her is instantaneous and combustible.  He never holds back in giving her what she wants and like two addicts they keep coming back for more despite the damage it's doing to her marriage.  Throughout their time together though there's a sense of impending doom, a clock counting down that has them frantic in each other's arms.  He might have thought himself in love with her but it was a toxic love, one based on loneliness, that left me feeling frustrated by each player in this complicated relationship.

Readers who enjoy erotica will find that part of the story immensely satisfying as the sexual encounters were plentiful, scorching, and varied in intensity when sex play was included.  From the outside each character seemed in control but inside they were a bit bruised and battered emotionally.  Tucker was the kind of husband every girl wants but his job as psychiatrist permeated his life which had him often analyzing Heidi in a cool demeanor that angered her.  I was also disappointed by his lack of ethics when it came to one of his patients and how close he became to him. Ransom's a young man desperate to find someone to love him just for himself.  His little lost boy persona had me wanting to hug him while his sexy rock god persona easily brought about other naughty thoughts.  My least favorite character was Heidi who I found selfish.  She was willing to sacrifice a marriage any woman would want, along with manipulating a young man who clearly had issues, all in the name of her finding sexual satisfaction.  People saw her as cutthroat in business and I saw her as cutthroat in her personal life too along with feelings that were wishy-washy regarding love and the two men in her life.  Though I was often left frustrated by Heidi's actions I was still drawn to this story.  The characters were far from perfect but the insights into love and marriage were compelling.  This book is part of a series but definitely stands on its own for its original, but too easily resolved, ending and unexpected twists and turns.

My rating for this is a C+

*I got this book from Edelweiss for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


S.L. Jennings is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance, reality TV junkie, obsessive coffee drinker and collector of crazy.


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