Sunday, July 5, 2015

Book Spotlight for MILF: Wrong Kind of Love by Erin Noelle (Review)


Fans of romances featuring taboo themes will find themselves captivated by MILF: Wrong Kind of Love by Erin Noelle and its delightful blend of humor and eroticism.  Keep reading to get a tantalizing taste of this book, along with my impressions of it.  This book is on sale yet today for $0.99 so be sure to add it to your bookshelf too!

Wrong Kind of Love
A story of forbidden love with a side of revenge...
When my husband of nearly twenty years abruptly left me for another woman, I thought my life was over.
But I was wrong...
Wrong for thinking I was weak, wrong for assuming I couldn't go on, wrong for believing I wouldn't love again.
No matter what anyone else thinks,
Wrong never felt so right.

EXCERPT:

I have no fucking idea what just happened. Tonight went from strange girl stripping on the coffee table, to an argument with my mom and Mark, to getting kicked out of my house, to my best friend’s mom punching my mom in the face. If I didn’t know better, I’d think we were filming for one of those crazy-ass reality shows or something. Shit like this didn’t happen in my life.
Except all of it really did happen.
And I have no idea what happens next.
After taking a quick shower, I lie down on the bed in the guest room at Adam’s house and stare at the ceiling, with the images of the night replaying over and over again, and the next thing I know, I’m laughing. Laughing hard. So hard my eyes begin to tear up and I have to bury my face in the pillow to not be heard.
I haven’t a clue why I’m laughing, but it seems the only thing I can do at this point. All I can figure is my brain is overwhelmed by all of the data, it’s simply shutting down and using laughter as its coping mechanism. Who fucking knows, but I’m apparently not going to get any sleep anytime soon.
Tiptoeing down the stairs in an attempt to not disturb Adam or his mom, I open the fridge and search for something to drink. Thankfully, there are several beers on the top shelf, so I grab a couple before turning around to take them back upstairs. That’s when I hear something coming from the dining room. It sounds like someone singing.
Quietly, I creep over to the door connecting the two rooms and peek my head in, completely mesmerized by the sight before me.
The old dining room has been totally transformed into an art studio, complete with an entire wall of built-in shelves filled with supplies, track lighting, a drafting table, and several easels erected all around the room. Numerous paintings are spread out, some on the floor, while others hang on the walls, and much to my surprise, they’re really good, just not what I expected…not at all.
Most of the subjects in the paintings are people—faceless, naked people to be precise—in what can only be described as erotic arrangements and provocative poses. Even more surprisingly, none of the pieces are vulgar or offensive; in fact, on the contrary, they’re all artistically delicate and subtle, yet extremely alluring and tantalizing.
However, the one that really catches my eye is the one being worked on at this exact moment.
With her back to me, Mia has no idea I’m there, and I’m fascinated watching her work as she attacks the canvas with such vigor. Dressed only in a tank top and clingy yoga pants with her hair piled in a messy knot on top of her hair, she’s got headphones in her ears—apparently listening to some Imagine Dragons, based on her off-key lyrics about being radioactive—while she strokes the brush over and over again, creating a breathtaking image right before my eyes.
How did I never know she was so incredibly talented? And how did I never realize how sensual of a woman she is?
As each second passes, the earlier events of the night seep away from my forethoughts as I become more enthralled and even more turned on by the enigma that is Mia Sullivan. At one point, she stops, and I’m afraid she’s going to turn around and catch me spying on her, but instead, she simply changes brushes and goes back to work, picking right up with the music only she can hear, now singing about her demons.
Feeling a little bit like a creeper with two beers in my hands and a raging hard on in my shorts, I silently slip out of the room before she can discover me, and make my way back upstairs, only to jack off to visions of her for the second time in as many nights.
I may have a problem.


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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

Though the title of this story implies a topic of a taboo nature, the actuality is far different.  This story beautifully blends a sensual romance with humor and shows deeply intense connection between two people who might seem very different but end up being a perfect match.  From its exhilarating prologue that hints at the sexiness and conflict to come to the unexpected humor, appealing characters, and surprising emotional depth this story captivated me from the first page to the last.

After the dissolution of her over 20 year marriage Mia's feeling a bit lost wondering what sent her husband into the arms of the mother to her son's best friend.  Once she's spent enough time wallowing in grief though she picks herself up and remakes herself through exercise and finally following her dream of pursuing a career in art with paintings that hint at a sensual side long suppressed by her ex-husband.  With her colorful sister Stella's encouragement she's also reawakening her sexual side.  Unfortunately it's her son's best friend Grayson who's lit a fire within her which leads to some inner conflict but also lots of steamy encounters along with a surprising emotional connection and personal growth for both of them.  Mia's a delightful woman who got knocked down but sprang right back up stronger than before.  She may be a bit shy about sex but Grayson brings out her wild side which makes her a bolder person overall.  Throughout her marriage she was stifled, devoted only to her husband and son with nothing to call her own.  By story's end she's grown into a woman who goes after what she wants, who finds joy and happiness in just living, and who's found the right kind of love with a man who helps her embrace living and loving.

Grayson's always been a bit of a player, a young man who's always gotten what he wants.  He's sexy and he knows it but he has a good heart deep down despite the occasional misstep.  After returning from schooling abroad though he's a bit changed as his young girlfriend now bores him and he misses the deep conversations he had abroad.  Grayson appears to have matured, grown a bit older and definitely wiser.  With his new outlook comes a new appreciation of Mia too which some might find taboo, but I found sexy and heartwarming.  Grayson might be drawn to her for purely sexual reasons at first but the more time they spend together the closer they grow emotionally with each supporting the other.  He brings Mia out of her shell reminding her that she's still desirable while finding himself excited by her in bed and out.  All along he builds up Mia's confidence while filling a void within himself that her love gives him and I enjoyed their sensual and emotional journey every step of the way.

Theirs is a journey not without a bit of conflict as guilt over what Mia's son, and Grayson's best friend, Adam might think weighs on them.  There's also issues of low self-esteem for Mia early on that Grayson's sultry glances and sexy talk quickly dispel.  These issues, while realistic, ultimately didn't end up being as big an issue as you'd think though.  This couple is delightful with their witty and playful banter and an immediate connection crackling with sexual tension after the months he's spent abroad.  He brings out her carefree side while she gives him the mature interactions he's been craving since coming home.  They're delightful to see together with sexual encounters that left me parched and I was rooting for them every step of the way!  Surrounding this wonderful main couple was a strong cast of secondary characters that added to my overall enjoyment of the story.  I liked Adam and his protectiveness of his mom along with his support of her after finding out about her husband's affair.  He's a good friend to Grayson too but has his own secrets when it comes to relationships.  The most colorful of them all is Mia's sister Stella who's larger than life.  She's outspoken and lives life to the fullest and is the impetus to Mia and Grayson getting together with her blatant blessings.  She's a wonderful character who practically leaps off the page and I'd love to see more of her!  This was a wonderful story from start to finish, despite its rushed ending, that is so much more than what you'd expect and I highly recommend it.

My rating for this is an A-

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

AUTHOR INFO:

Erin Noelle is a Texas native, where she lives with her husband and two young daughters. While earning her degree in History at the University of Houston, she rediscovered her love for reading that was first instilled by her grandmother when she was a young child.
A lover of happily-ever-afters, both historical and current, Erin is an avid reader of all romance novels. Her titles published include the Book Boyfriend Series, the Dusk ‘Til Dawn Series, Translucent, Conspire — co-authored with SE Hall, Surviving Us, MILF: Wrong Kind of Love and Spark.
Her books have been a part of the USA Today Bestselling list and the Amazon and Barnes & Noble overall Top 100.

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