Fueled By Lust: Sotarios by Celeste Prater

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Fueled By Lust: Sotarios by Celeste Prater
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Full Length (331 pgs)
Other: M/F, Anal Play
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Verbena

With an ex from hell haunting his dreams, Sotarios Numida can’t catch a break. Thinking a trip to Earth to seek offspring of the Unfortunate One Hundred might clear his head—he thought wrong. Instead, destiny leads him right to the one woman that forces him to face his past and a secret he’s horrified to admit.

Raine Holter is tough, focused, and dealing with a secret of her own. The last thing she expected to find during her usual daily grind was her soulmate. Especially one that can’t seem to make his mind up on whether to grip her close or shove her away. Undaunted, this little spitfire plans to thaw Sotarios’s frozen heart even if hers has to take a few beatings before he sees the truth.

Book 8 in the Fueled By Lust Series yanks you right back into the lives of the sinfully sexy Insedi. One fast paced, jaw dropping, breath stealing, hell of a ride.

Damaged beyond all repair….

If you were to ask the characters in Book 8 of Celeste Prater’s series, Fueled by Lust, how they would describe themselves, I would imagine the above would be Sotarios’ response of himself. His previous mate, Maratinia, had been crazy jealous, homicidal, and abusive. Though their relationship only lasted a few brief months, it felt like he’d endured an eternity of hell. Even beyond the grave, she continued to torture his mind, heart, and soul. Believing he’s damaged beyond all repair, the last thing Sotarios wants is to find another mate. Little does he know, Maratinia isn’t done torturing him just yet.

Raine, on the other hand, would probably describe herself as being up crap creek with a tiny paddle. While her circumstances weren’t due to an abusive ex, she’d unfortunately become the responsible party for her father’s poor choices. After a tragic accident claimed her parent’s lives, the weight of paying off her father’s debts fell on her shoulders. However, Raine wasn’t one to cry over spilled milk. She was resourceful and used skills her father had taught her to tackle this big load as gracefully as she could. While she also wasn’t particularly looking for a new beau, she wouldn’t deny wishing she could find someone and have the relationship her parents did. Despite his poor judgement on business matters, her father had been a good man.

When a chance meeting in the most unlikely places brings Sotarios and Raine together, Sotarios can’t deny the lure of her essence and the attraction of their energies. Telling himself he’s merely concerned for her well being, he elicits the help of one of his warrior brothers, Geleon, and proceeds to follow her after work. Just to make sure she’s okay, of course. After all, she’s an attractive woman who shouldn’t be out after dark on her own. Telling himself he’ll just make sure she makes it home safe and will then move on with his life, he suddenly finds himself getting far too involved when her trip home takes an unexpected detour.

Raine can scarcely catch her breath when Sotarios breezes through the doors to the shop, along with his equally eye-appealing sidekick. Knowing she’s in no position to start a relationship, she tells herself to enjoy the short few minutes of time with the big behemoth that she can, and then get back to reality. After all, what would a hunk like that see in someone like her? He probably had dozens of women throwing themselves at his feet. What she doesn’t expect is that his attention to detail and concern for her wellbeing would not only make her feel all warm and fuzzy, but would also spark a desire deep within to spend as much time with him as she could before he waltzed right back out of her life. She expected that would be the end result, once he learned about her other extracurricular activities.

As always, Ms. Prater has penned an enthralling book of love, desire, and determination, with no small measure of lust added in, for good measure. Oh yes, Ms. Prater does not disappoint in the lust department; there was plenty of that coming from not only the characters, but me as well. Who wouldn’t lust over one of her Insedi warriors? This golden Greek Adonis could surely melt the heart of any female. Yet, beneath that stunning exterior, you’d find the heart of a gentleman, the devotion of a saint, and a love to last forever. Yep, these guys are the perfect men, all rolled into a comely package.

Once I start one of Ms. Prater’s stories, I can hardly put it down. Her characters draw me in from page one and don’t let go until the end. Moreover, once the wonderful tale is over, I always find myself hoping for another. I did note a few editing errors, which really surprised me as I’m usually so engrossed I don’t see anything beyond the characters and the world unfolding around them. It was nothing to detract from the story, and if I weren’t so eager to keep reading, I may have made note to pass along to the author. As it was, they seemed trivial and unimportant in my quest to see what happened next.

Would I recommend this to anyone who loves otherworldly romance? Absolutely, without hesitance. Every one of the Fueled by Lust editions has been wonderful and I will likely read them all again. Several times, in fact. I just wonder; were I ever to meet one of Ms. Prater’s warriors, would he smell smoke or something a whole lot sweeter emanating from me? And if I’ve created a question in your mind on whatever I could possibly mean by that, well then you’ll just have to read Fueled by Lust: Sotarios for yourself to find out. *wink*

Stranger In Black by Devon Rhodes

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Stranger In Black by Devon Rhodes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (69 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/M, Multiple Partners, Anal Play
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Fern

Before Christian can end his relationship with a closeted cheater, he needs to see the evidence firsthand. He disguises himself and attends a masquerade ball escorted by a friend, in search of the Stranger in Black. When he finds him, he gets something entirely different—and much more erotic—than he expected.

Wearing a black-and-gold mask, Jarrod is on the hunt for Chris, the “other woman” his best friend’s fiancé is having an affair with. But a sexy vision in a white gown captures his attention and takes his breath away, which is strange, since he’s gay.

One by one, the pieces fall away, exposing their dual deception. After the masks—and the pants—are off, Christian and Jarrod must work together to support a friend… and maybe become something more than strangers.

Christian has been burned before by Carl and believes once again Carl is simply using him for sex – refusing to come out of the closet or acknowledge their relationship. Determined to discover why Carl will not commit, Christian dresses up as a woman and attends a snazzy masquerade ball, needing answers. Jarrod also has his own agenda at the ball and when Christian and Jarrod meet, the sparks really fly.

I’m always a sucker for a Masquerade ball story and I was pleased that this one delivered in spades. There’s a delightful “comedy of errors” style of mix up, and while the meat of the plot is quite sad I feel like the author did an amazing job keeping everything around it – including the characters – lighthearted enough that this didn’t feel to me like a depressed or sad story at all. Christian dressed up as a woman was a real hoot – I laughed in quite a few places with that part – and despite his dejection at Carl’s duplicity I was pleased Christian’s happier nature won out fairly promptly. Jarrod was far more of a mystery until well into the story and this helped add a bit of a tingle for me with the story. He really was a “Stranger In Black” and I enjoyed getting to know him along with Christian.

The sex was deliciously hot and I think most M/M readers should be pleased by the intimacy shared between Jared and Christian. There is a secondary plot revolving around a M/F relationship that isn’t given any erotic details but is more of a sub-plot within the main storyline. I really enjoyed the characters – even Carl – and have to commend the author on making them all really shine.

A steamy, fun story that I found easy and interesting to read.

Takin’ The Reins by Jenika Snow

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Takin’ The Reins by Jenika Snow
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (76 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3 stars
Reviewed by Fern

Jace Sterling works hard and plays harder, especially where it concerns the opposite sex. Women are his weakness, and he doesn’t try to express self-control when it comes to getting what he wants. But then he sees Lexi, a woman much younger than he is, and she has his full attention. He knows he just has to have her.

Lexi has wanted Jace since she was younger, but he’s over a decade older than she is and has never given her a second glance. When she returns to town after college and runs into the Sterling brother, the feelings she thought she’d buried come rushing back.

When a minor car accident puts Jace and Lexi back into each other’s lives, Jace knows he won’t walk away again, not when Lexi is the first woman to spark more than arousal in him. Everything he thought he knew about himself gets turned upside down where it concerns Lexi.

Can one young woman tame a notorious Sterling brother?

All Jace wanted to do was finish his day, head into town for some drinks and find a hot woman to spend the night with. His eldest brother might be settled down with a woman now, but that didn’t mean Jace intended to slow his partying ways down any. Then he met Lexie, and Jace finally realised what had been missing from his life.

I found this to be an interesting, rough-and-tumble style Cowboy story. I was a little surprised in the beginning just how cynical and rude Jace’s thoughts were. Wanting to head down to the local bar and only interested in “getting pussy” or how knew Lexie was braless by “the way her tits shook” when she moved. Sure, this is an erotic romance and I expect my sex to be graphic and steamy, but there’s certainly a line between keeping the bedroom door open, having plenty of dirty language/swearing in a story – and feeling as if the hero didn’t value or particularly respect women. I was nervous in those first few chapters that maybe I’d find Jace quite distasteful as a character. While Jace’s character (and manners) didn’t mellow much once he met up again with Lexie, his lust and attraction to her were strong enough that he was faithful in his trying to tie her down. And this made the rest of his actions somewhat easier for me to come to grips with.

Readers looking for any pretense of romance might be disappointed with this story. For almost the whole book Lexie fully expects to only have a few nights with Jace before he moves on – Lexie has no illusions about Jace’s history and sexual prowess. Similarly, while Jace seems more willing to accept Lexie was special and different to him, I found many of his actions and especially his constant heavy talk made it difficult to see him as romantic or regular hero-like in the usual sense.

On the other hand, readers just wanting a hot, hard, enthusiastic story about two consenting adults fucking hard and full of lust for each other should be pleased with getting exactly that. There’s no real plot to speak of – but in this shorter-length story the relationship between Jace and Lexie *is* the plot. Lexie absolutely owns her own sexuality – quite prepared to admit to herself she’d had a crush on Jace since she was twelve and seeing him as some sort of pinnacle of sexual prowess. I was really pleased when Lexie and Jace didn’t hook up immediately upon reconnecting – Lexie didn’t ditch the group of girlfriends she’d arrived at the bar with and that really impressed me. Girls who ditch their friends for a quick bit of sex are a pet peeve of mine. Waiting just that short length of time also helped build some of the sexual tension between Lexie and Jace – and made the chemistry between them even hotter to my mind.

The sex was deliciously hot and I really enjoyed it. There was plenty of dirty talk, though I didn’t think there was anything particularly kinky or outrageous about the sex itself. Both Jace and Lexie though had wonderfully dirty mouths and that helped put a bit of zing into the scene for me. A good, steamy sex scene which I found was an excellent culmination to Jace and Lexie slowly circling each other for much of the story. I have to admit I didn’t find the ending very realistic and this made me wince a little with how it felt a cliché. I felt it was extremely strange for both Lexie and Jace to have such a complete about-face right in the last few pages. Personally I would have been deeply satisfied with a Happy For Now style of ending – that would have suited the characters and where they’d come from far better to my mind – but the die-hard romantic in me just couldn’t argue with any Happy Ever After, no matter how unrealistic it might have felt.

I found this to be a good, quick read with some excellent sex and a different style of character. Not your average Cowboy romance but still a lot of fun.

Running Hot by Yolande Kleinn

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Running Hot by Yolande Kleinn
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (50 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play
Rating: 3 stars
Reviewed by Fern

Kurt Trench loves running a successful auto repair shop with his twin sister Lena. Lately loyal customer Shane Dolan has been coming around more often, and Kurt assumes it’s because of his sister. While Kurt wouldn’t dream of coming between them, he can’t help being drawn to Shane himself…. Or thinking about him in ways he definitely shouldn’t.

One night everything changes. Kurt doesn’t reciprocate Shane’s kiss—he’s got no intention of stealing his sister’s man—but when he tells Lena what happened, she can’t believe how thick her brother is. She’s not the reason Shane’s been coming around the garage, and Kurt and Shane have more in common than a love of classic muscle cars. Now it’s on Kurt to make the next move, assuming he hasn’t blown his chance for good.

Kurt loved owning his own garage, enjoying his work as a mechanic. Shane is a regular customer who gets along well with Kurt’s sister, Lena. Shane might make Kurt run hot, but he refuses to even consider stepping on what he believes is his sister’s turf. Shane, however has other ideas, and when Shane purchases a 1970 Barracuda and asks Kurt to help with the fixing-up, Kurt just can’t say no.

I found this to be a muscle-car-lovers dream of a story. Kurt, Lena and Shane all love speed, cars and a good engine along with getting their hands messy under the bonnet. I’d think that rev-heads should be in romance-heaven with the attention to detail the author gave this story, but I can assure non-car-aficionados (like myself!) that there’s nothing overly complex described, nor did I find the car-related details swamped the sexiness of the story itself.

I was a pretty disappointed with the misunderstanding in the plotline. While initially I found it an excellent conflict point, I couldn’t help but feel it dragged on far too long into the story itself. More than half the length of the book was tied up in it. The plot really shouldn’t – to my mind at least – have dragged on more than a chapter or two, certainly not as long as it did. By well over the middle of the book I felt like it had got to the point of being almost silly, and I was frustrated by how unintelligent it made Kurt appear. Not just because Kurt didn’t realize the truth sooner, but also for keeping his feelings secret from his sister. This lack of understanding and communication really pulled the story down for me and doused a lot of my enjoyment. I really feel this aspect of the plot should have cleared up much faster – and given us more of the book to enjoy Kurt and Shane’s relationship.

Having said that – once Kurt and Shane finally do get together, the sex is hot and fantastic. The two men had been friends for ages and they were perfectly suited. This extended far out of the garage and the joint love of hot, fast cars and moved perfectly into the bedroom. While I might have wished for far more of seeing the two men together – rather than just as friends – I can’t fault the action once it finally begins. I found the sex to be hot and intense, the chemistry sizzling. I thoroughly enjoyed the lovely, happy ending and found it a satisfying finish to the story.

Wolf Wanted by Marie Harte

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Wolf Wanted by Marie Harte
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (96 pgs)
Other: M/M, Multiple Partners
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Mistletoe

Only a sacrifice can break his curse, and only the love of a maddening werewolf can satisfy his heart.Trying to avoid an arranged marriage is easier said than done. But Anson seems to have accomplished the impossible. Now if he can put off fighting his twin to the death, he can avoid becoming alpha of his clan as well. The Wolf in the Forest hears and grants his unspoken wish, because one minute Anson s in Alaska with his clan, and the next he s in southern Germany surrounded by athmae lust demons. One particular demon takes an interest in Anson, a very personal interest. Anson isn t attracted to men, but around Liam, he can think of nothing but getting to know the demon in every way possible.Liam cast a spell for a wolf, and Anson exceeds his expectations. He s golden, he s sexy, and he s a werewolf a unique being in the world of shifters. After a hundred years of cursed living, Liam has a chance to finally break free from the spell holding his inner wolf at bay and embrace both his wolf and demon heritage. He never planned on falling in love with Anson, or of taking the maddening werewolf to mate. But his plans for a happily-ever-after come to a screeching halt when the evil sorceress who cursed him returns. She refuses to take no for an answer, and then she sets her sights on Anson

Love can come to you when you least expect it to. Liam and Anson learn this the hard way. When Anson learns that he may be the answer to Liam’s problem, he must decide if he will help him. There is an instant attraction between the two but Anson has never been attracted to men. Yet something in Liam calls to him. Far from his pack and with creatures that were thought to exist only in stories, Anson must find his way and figure out where he belongs. Will he be the one to help Liam? Can Anson find what he needs with Liam and his guards?

Anson and Liam’s story is a wonderful read. Their story moves at a nice pace and has some great characters that are full of emotions. I enjoyed meeting Liam and his guards. They have a good relationship and I enjoyed the banter and camaraderie between them all. When they included Anson it made it even better. The trust and love is evident in all of the men and it shines through brightly. Anson is a good man. He is strong and has a big heart with room for so many in it. Watching the relationship build between Anson and Liam made for a nice read. Anson learns to trust his heart to find his true happiness. Liam and Anson work well together as they work through everything. Magic and sex fill their world and their story moves along quickly and is full of well rounded characters. The author builds a magical world that pulled me in right from the start and should not be missed. I am excited to return to this world to see what will happen next.

Wolf’s Hunt by Amber Morgan

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Wolf’s Hunt by Amber Morgan
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (183 Pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Tulip

He’s trying to make things right.

Three years ago Wolf fled New Orleans, leaving heartache and violence in his wake. Now he’s got one chance to win back the woman he left behind, Clea Allary. There’s just one thing standing in his way—the deadly President of the Voodoo Kin MC, a man who will stop at nothing to finish Wolf and claim Clea for himself. Whether she likes it or not.

She’s trying to survive

Clea’s been staying one step ahead of the Voodoo Kin ever since Wolf broke her heart and disappeared. But it’s getting harder to cope and there’s no way out that she can see. When Wolf crashes back into her life, he offers her a dangerously tempting escape route. But how can she ever trust him again?

Wow! Having never read anything by this author before, I didn’t know what to expect, but I’m happy to say that this was a book that I did not want to put down.

This story was dark and gritty and emotional all at the same time. Wolf and Clea were trapped in an almost impossible situation. Wolf seemed like a very flawed anti-hero to me. He had made a lot of mistakes and got people hurt and yet he continued to act without thinking. He wanted to make right, but his anger kept getting the best of him. Most importantly, he had cheated on Clea. Now, cheating happens to be a trigger for me so when I read that it had happened I started to dislike Wolf. However, let me be clear, it did not take place during the story though the consequences were a major plot point. I found myself upset on Clea’s behalf before I even met her. Clea was a strong heroine who became an anchor for what was left of her family. She turned her fear into anger and she took care of her family without compromising herself. Their reunion was filled with suspense as the situation with the Voodoo Kin turns violent. Wolf and Clea had to make some hard choices to be together.

I loved this fast paced story, especially the twists and the things concerning Nash. I am hoping he will get the next book. Wolf’s Hunt is not your typical sweet romance. Redemption doesn’t come easy or without a price. Sometimes it’s gritty and raw and painful. That part made this book a perfect thriller for me and I couldn’t put it down. I definitely can’t wait to read more from Amber Morgan.

Billionaire Beast by Sam Crescent

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Billionaire Beast by Sam Crescent
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (126 Pages)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, Anal Play, Menage
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Reviewed by Tulip

Richard “The Beast” Bruce can’t get his super-efficient PA off his mind, but he doesn’t believe in crossing the line with an employee.

Temperance is intrigued by her boss, by his business success and his life as a biker, trying to save victims of human trafficking. Working together late one night, the fire between them burns brighter than ever before, but once it is over, Temperance runs—straight to her best friend, Jay, who is love with her, too.

Neither Jay nor Richard will give up, so they decide to share Temperance, who has feelings for the pair of them. There’s no way sharing two men would ever be simple, but both Richard and Jay are determined to show her how good it can be.

But what will happen when of the MC’s enemies tries to destroy them, just as Richard, Temperance, and Jay start to work out? Can Richard save everyone, and have the two people he has come to care about? Or will he lose it all?

Wow! Another awesome read from Sam Crescent. Billionaire Beast is a sexy, suspenseful menage story that had me captivated from the first page.

This series has a bit of everything to thrill the reader. It has hot, alpha bikers who are billionaires determined to help people, especially women and children. Richard “The Beast” Bruce can’t stop thinking about his personal assistant Temperance but he doesn’t want to cross a line and lose her. Temperance is fascinated by her sexy boss but she doesn’t think he could possibly be interested in her. Once again, our heroine fits a certain description of being a fuller figured woman. Then one night Richard and Temperance can no longer deny their attraction and they finally have sex at the office after which Tempe runs back home to her best friend, Jay, who is also secretly in love with her. Being a billionaire biker who is used to taking what he wants Richard follows Tempe home and meets Jay. Almost immediately the two men decide to share Tempe rather than lose the woman they both love.

Now let me say that this book had an incredibly lively plot. There was some brief drama because neither man is willing to give up and Temperance had to be persuaded into the menage relationship. Throw in a jealous club girl and someone targeting the women connected to the Billionaire Bikers MC. Of course the sex is mind blowing because what else could it be since this is a Sam Crescent novel. Each element was blended together perfectly to make this book a fabulous read that I couldn’t put down.

Billionaire Beast was a great story and I can’t wait for the next book.

Needing A Strong Hand by Tamsin Baker

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Needing A Strong Hand by Tamsin Baker
Melbourne Men book 2
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (75 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/M, Anal Play, Spanking
Rating: 3 stars
Reviewed by Fern

Tommy needs a man, but what sort, he has no idea. He knows he’s bored of one-night stands and he’s lonely, but what type of guy can handle him? And will any of them bother to look beneath the blond exterior to the heart beating beneath?

Ben has ticked off most things on his list. His company is doing well, he’s physically fit, and money isn’t a problem, but he’s still looking for that elusive thing—his perfect man.

Two men looking for love in the wrong places may have just found their perfect match.

This is a previously published work. It has been revised and edited for Evernight Publishing.

It’s Tommy’s birthday and he’s struggling to hide his jealousy over his best mate Marcus being blissfully in love with his new boyfriend. Tommy is happy for Marcus, really, but it’s difficult for him to be in the mood to celebrate. Until Ben comes along. Suddenly Tommy’s not upset about having to share Marcus – not when all Tommy’s attention is consumed by big, strong Ben.

I was a little surprised at first by the amount of friction between Tommy and Ben. I found Tommy to be quite a complicated character, one minute appearing petty and jealous, the next venerable and intelligent. Tommy is not some perfect, white knight hero who is up on a pedestal; he’s a real man with flaws and a temper. This more realistic characterization actually made me like Tommy a lot – even when I frowned at his antics or less likeable qualities. I also though Ben was exactly the sort of boyfriend a guy like Tommy needed:  strong and slightly older, confidant and sure of himself. It was a real pleasure to watch these two men come together. Even during the times they weren’t on the same page, the chemistry and attraction was clear to me really enjoyable.

There’s a bit of kink/BDSM play – spanking and a bit of Ben tying Tommy up – but nothing too envelope-pushing and I think most erotica readers should find there’s nothing very hard-core in Ben and Tommy’s light play. I found it interesting that despite Ben feeling his was a Dom, he clearly hadn’t had much experience acting on that side of his nature. I can’t recall reading a book before where it was the Dom (and not the sub) who had so little experience – so this was strange but also quite refreshing. I felt it tilted a bit of the power play between Tommy and Ben, as while Ben was dominant in bed, Ben’s lack of experience and uncertainty of just how to be dominant outside the bedroom let Tommy initially run rings around Ben. I found this aspect of the plot equal parts frustrating (wanting Ben to be as confidant and controlling as the Top in the relationship) and intriguing, as it’s not something I’ve come across before. Overall I’m glad this uncertainty didn’t last too long with Ben, and it truly was different and interesting, but I can understand this might not appeal to some readers as I felt it diminished some of that control and dominance Ben’s character really should have held.

I found this to be quite a fresh and very interesting read. I personally enjoyed it all the more for the complications and slightly different look upon a BDSM relationship. A good, sexy read that kept my interest and delivered on a hot M/M story with some light kink thrown in for good measure.

Raw Silk by Lisabet Sarai

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Raw Silk by Lisabet Sarai
Publisher: Totally Bound
Genre:Contemporary
Length: Full Length (217 Pages)
Other: BDSM, M/F, M/M/M/F, M/F/F, Multiple Partners, exhibitionism, Voyeurism, Anal Sex, Spanking, Fisting, Toys, Menage
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Sorrel

In a foreign land, a woman discovers exotic new realms of the senses…

When software engineer Kate O’Neill leaves her lover David to take a job in Thailand, she becomes sexually involved with two very different men—a handsome and debauched member of the Thai aristocracy, and the charismatic proprietor of a sex bar.

Each touches her in a different way, each teaches her different things about her body and her heart.

Then David comes to Bangkok, and Kate realizes that, finally, she must choose one of the three men who all desire her.

On a whim, software engineer, Kate takes a new job in Thailand. When she left her lover and traveled to Thailand for her new job she expected a lot of things. Somehow, she got more than she expected, both good and bad.

She meets two people in Thailand who show her what passion and sex can be. She experiences things she never experienced or ever thought could happen. She learned that there is more to sex, passion and love than what society portrays.

I think it would be fair to give readers who prefer light erotic romance and mild BDSM, that this wasn’t light or mild. The men involved were serious about their play and punishment. Also, in regards to the ménages or partnerships, there is touching and kissing and more, between both the men and woman.

Raw Silk portrays a woman searching for love and finding it in Thailand. She learns a lot about herself, new cultures and countries different from her home. There are multiple plots and I appreciated that, as it kept me on my toes and engaged in the story to the end. The main plot revolves around the three men and Kate but the minor plot is what happens to the company she has been working for in Thailand.

For her this becomes more than fun when she has to choose between the men who taught her so much. All three were into her and were able to work together during the passionate sex they had, but they wanted her to choose one of them. Even with her struggle to choose, this is a HEA. The author ties it all together in the end with a very satisfying conclusion worthy of a romance. This one is for readers who like a little, or a lot, more spice and sexual adventure with their romance.

Killer In Him by Sam Crescent

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Killer In Him by Sam Crescent
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Mystery/Suspense
Length: Short Story (117 Pages)
Other: M/F, Anal Play
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Reviewed by Tulip

Joy Lewis has just walked into a nightmare. Entering her friend’s home, Joy is met with her dead body, and the guy Joy had been renting a room to, stood over it. He’d killed her, and now, he must kill her.

Ben has broken all the rules with his latest target. Joy was a distraction and now that she is a witness, he can’t let her go. He takes her and hides her away on his island. She can scream, run, and no one will hear her. She’s trapped with him, with only the use of a diary to spill her secrets.

The attraction to Ben started long before she saw him as a killer. How can she want a man who kills people for money? Joy can’t deny her attraction. Alone together on an island, there’s no way she can keep him away for long, and what’s worse, she doesn’t want to.

Nothing can last, and even though Joy has gotten under his skin, he will not change the man he’s become. He’s a killer, and there’s no room for Joy. Their time together is coming to an end, but can their love be enough to keep them together?

I enjoyed a few hours of romantic escapism with this short book.

Killer In Him is a dark romance about a contract killer who breaks all the rules when he falls in love with a witness to his crime. Ben can’t eliminate a loose end since he has become fascinated with her. So he whisks Joy away to his private island.

The plot was well done and fast paced and the author showed how Ben and Joy were falling in love with each other. Ben made a great hero who is changed by the love of a good woman. To tell the truth that was the aspect that I connected with the most. I had a few mixed feelings toward Joy but thankfully the author didn’t have her instantly forget about the fact that he was a killer. They were both confused about their feelings toward each other but in the end she took a stand with Ben.

This short book was thrilling with super hot sexy times. As expected, this is another solid read from Sam Crescent.