One woman…Two men…One’s a lover…One’s a friend…
This week, I have chosen MAKING HER MELT written by Amber Lin as the novel review selection This short erotic new adult novel offers its readers a sumptuous love triangle between three life-long friends. This quick read is full of emotional twist sand turns, sizzling sex and sensual desire.
For years Ethan has been in love with Lia. The only problem is she is his best-friend’s girlfriend. Unable to endure his role as a stand-in boyfriend a moment longer, he succumbs to an evening of forbidden pleasure. An evening he is quick to regret.
Lia thought she had her life mapped out. Great boyfriend. Perfect job. The only thing standing in her way was her feelings for Ethan, or at least that’s what she thought. With visions of a political career in mind, Chris, her live-in boyfriend expects her to leave it all behind. She can’t. She won’t.
MAKING HER MELT is, in my opinion, is a well-written account of how a single moment can change the lives of three friends. Happy Reading!
-The allure of passion…
“Burdens are for shoulders strong enough to carry them.”
― Margaret Mitchell,
“For where all love is, the speaking is unnecessary”
This week’s book review is not for the bashful. It’s for the reader who flirts with what some consider to be taboo. TANGLED IN SIN is the fifth installment in the Bound and Determined series written by Lavinia Kent. Sizzling with sexual vice and erotic intrigue this page turner nearly scorches its pages.
Mistaken as the newest owner of a well-known London brothel, Cynthia Westhope, “Sin” is abducted from her walk home during a horrible rain storm. Left to fend for herself in a remote cabin, she welcomes the appearance of her best-friend’s brother, James Winters. Uncertain why someone would want to kidnap her, she assumes that James had found out that his sister was in danger and come to rescue her.
After staging a plan to force his sister to abandon her newest position as Madame Blanche, James is horrified to find the wrong woman residing in the cabin. Unable to cross the river, he relishes the thought of spending the evening with the luscious scantily clad woman.
Cold and wet Sin and James do the most obvious thing possible to keep warm-they sleep side-by-side. Plagued with innocent desire, Sin falls into an erotic dream in which James is ravishing her. But, it wasn’t a dream. Having taken her innocence, James is determined to wed her.
TANGLED IN SIN promises its readers a steamy hot aphrodisiac into the temptation of the forbidden. I consider myself lucky to have been chose to receive an advanced reader copy of this novel and am thrilled to recommend it. Happy reading!
A strong spirit transcends rules.
“Oh, aye, Sassenach. I am your master . . . and you’re mine. Seems I canna possess your soul without losing my own.”
-Diana Gabaldon, Outlander
I admire the literary prose of Lisa Kleypas. In my opinion, she is the epitome of a historical romance writer. Reading a novel penned by her never disappoints. Ms. Kleypas has a talent for crafting a familial world that jumps off the page. Whether she is detailing the activities of a pig named Hamlet, you can meet him in COLD-HEARTED RAKE, the subject of this week’s review, or the bond between eccentric siblings, her expertise storytelling is a delightful escape.
COLD-HEARTED RAKE, is book one of her latest series, The Ravenels. Already, I’ve read this story released in 2015 by Avon books twice.
Unhappy, with the new responsibilities thrust upon him from inheriting an earldom from his cousin, Devon Ravenel has no intention of maintaining his newly acquired estate. Known for his exploits as a rake, he has little care for the well-being of his cousin’s widow, Kathleen, Lady Trenear or his three sisters. Of course, that quickly changes when he finds himself captivated with the guarded and outspoken Kathleen.
I’ve only written a brief synopsis because, like all of Lisa Kleypas stories, I found the characters to offer a treasure trove of complex emotions that make it a novel hard to put down. If I haven’t convinced you, yet, to read COLD-HEART RAKE, let me dangle a carrot. One of my all-time favorite character’s is Rhys Winterborne. You can get a sneak peek at his literary appeal with his introduction by Devon. I’ll expose more about Rhys later when I review book two in the series, MARRYING WINTERBORNE. Until then, happy reading!