Misplaced Lessons by Mari Carr and Lexxie Couper


Misplaced Lessons by Mari Carr and Lexxie Couper
Foreign Affairs Book 3
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (99 Pages)
Other: BDSM, M/F, M/F/M, Ménage, Anal Play, Toys, Spanking
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by Foxglove

A forced-sex fantasy is one thing—waking to find a scruffy man binding you to a bed is quite another. Amy fights him, until she realizes her friend must have set up the sexy scenario. They’ve swapped lives, with Harper flying to Australia and lending her Chicago home to Amy. While she’s surprised Harper would go to such lengths to help her fulfill a fantasy, Amy figures…why not?

After days of nonstop travel, Andrew arrives at the home he shares with his sister, Harper, with sleep on his mind—until he finds a naked intruder in his bed. Subduing the beauty, he assumes she’s the blind date his pal had tried to set him up with. But would Mike actually sneak the woman into Andrew’s house? Seems so. And he’s not one to turn down such a gift.

By the time each has learned the other’s identity, Amy and Andrew have shared the most intense sexual experience of their lives. And they certainly don’t want to stop now.

Inside Scoop: This sexy life-swapping tale includes BDSM with a side of ménage.

Amelia Wesson has always dreamed of traveling, but on the income she makes as a teacher on Farpoint Cattle Station, she is not making any big plans. When her counterpart in America, teacher Harper Shaw, suggests that she and Amy switch houses for two weeks, Amy jumps at the chance to visit Chicago and spend two weeks away from familiar spaces. Amy and Harper have spent hours online, Skyping and discussing everything, including their deepest secret desires. When Harper says she set up a surprise for Amy, she wonders what her American friend has in mind. When Harper’s brother, Andrew, has to cut short his latest travel show due to extreme weather, he heads home for some relaxation. When his buddy tries to set him up with a blind date, Andrew doesn’t really say no. When Amy wakes up in the middle of the night, tied to the bed, with a handsome and sexy man doing delicious things to her, she thinks this is the surprise from Harper, because one night, in a tipsy conversation, Amy confessed that her secret desire was to be tied down and dominated by a stranger. Andrew thinks this is the Amy that his buddy wanted to set him up with. When they realize the truth, they also realize they really enjoy each other’s company, and decide to spend time together, with Andrew showing Amy the sights of Chicago. Andrew isn’t looking for forever, and Amy knows he will be gone in a week, and she will be returning to Australia soon, as well. Neither expected their hearts to become involved.

Can Amy have a fling with Andrew, and go back to Australia with just her memories to warm her heart? Will Andrew move on to the next place, the next woman and forget her? Or will these two find a way to fight the distance and make a life together?

Misplaced Lessons is the third in Mari Carr and Lexxie Couper’s hot Foreign Affairs series, and for once we have a female Aussie doing the adventuring, going to America to chase a dream. I really enjoy the collaboration between these two authors, both of who write scorching hot romance on their own. With this series, they boost it up a few levels, bringing laughter and tears in equal measure. The world they have built is a delight, and the characters are charismatic and so much fun to meet.

Amy Wesson is a delight; organized, smart and a bit sassy, willing to go with the flow when things don’t go as planned. I liked that she was open to new experiences, and that she was a bit unpredictable at times, like when she tries to convince Andrew that she is a submissive, when she is definitely far too independent to fall in that category. I liked Amy for her honest approach to life and love, and her ability to accept those things she felt she couldn’t change.

Andrew Shaw is a celebrity, handsome, dominant and overly protective of those he loves. When he realizes his sister has ‘disappeared’ he is determined to find out where she is, and frustrated when Amy will only give him generalities as to Harper’s location. I loved that Andrew could discover things about himself as he spent time with Amy, and was sensitive to her desires to see everything she could in her limited amount of time in Chicago. I enjoyed watching as he got blindsided by the lovely Aussie lady, and discovered what love could be.

There is a side story with Harper and Amy’s two friends back at Farpoint, but nothing is really spelled out here. Of course, since Ms. Couper and Ms. Carr are both masters of erotic romance and Ms. Carr does marvelous romantic comedy as well, this is a real hot treat for a winter’s night. I hope that, at some point, we will see Harper’s story, but until then, I highly recommend the three Foreign Affairs books already out, especially Misplaced Lessons, my favorite so far. But beware, these folks will snare your heart, make you laugh and make you cry before they find the perfect solution to their unique dilemma.


  1. Wow, Foxglove, thank you so much for the wonderful review. I’m so glad you enjoyed our story of trans-global passion 🙂

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