Wow! This is a hot read! It took me a bit to really get into it (the sex scenes were hot, but it was like enough already lets get on with the story) but stick with it you will not be dissapointed! I am now reading the next book after this one!
....sigh......every girl should have a fantasy .....I do like her "Wicked Lover's" series better, but this was a nice story for a Sunday afternoon. I liked the characters, and the plot guided them through the story enough that the sex didn't seem to out of place. I found the book charming in its innocence of Kerry's character and the "little boy lost" of Rafe. Not a best seller or a keepsake book, but a nice read anyway. Looking forward to Mark's story.
The saving grace of this erotic novel was the fact that you could see the man change. I will admit the plot fizzled for me but the intrigue of the growing romantic relationship of the H/H was what kept me turning the pages.
Kerry Sullivan is a 20-something, curvy virgin waitress living in FL.She needs to remedy her brother's dire situation, by any means neccesary. Enter: Rafe, e-securties expert. Kerry's brother has been accused of embezzling funds from the bank he works at and while she can't afford Rafe's services she has a plan to get his attention.
The way the premise unfolds, I mean, it's gotta starts somewhere, somehow and pretty quick. The 48 hour sex deal was flimsy at best but I went with it. I LOVED the descriptive in the love scenes. The emotional and physical connection was instantly made, and you got to know the characters right away. I really hated Rafe. I called him an asshole/bastard for about 99.9 % of the book. But then when he has a chat with his father it is edvident why he is emotionally cold. I like alpha males that are emotionally scarred and let the women they met help them heal but this harsh, cold personality definately was new to me. But I am glad I hung on. I got to see a transformation that was believable not just because it needed to be a romantic HEA but because I felt
the hero found someone that awakened him. I really enjoyed seeing that.
This was a well written novel. With echoes of Lora Leigh [sizzling sex scenes with real emotional need:] and Megan Hart [the characters
tend to have emotional baggage that makes them more real than romantic, at times:]. I'd recommend this to fans of well written erotic romance
that don't mind plot heavy suspense. There are a lot southern-type quips that threw me out of the rythm of reading [like 'I cried until
my nose was as pink as a bunny' or 'my heart revved up like a motor on a car.' Every response was likened to something.
Steamier than I prefer, with less emphasis on the story-line and character-developement, but light romance is typically that.
The cover of this book is horrible. But overall it was a steamy read.
Despite the title, the book has very little bondage involved. It is, however, a lovely story with realistic characters who think and act like normal people - including being insecure and periodically self-defeating (but also heroic and romantic, of course). The suspense/mystery part is a bit secondary and someone predictable. Beyond that (and unlike the other reviews), I found it to be a favorite. Charming, sweet and believable.
Pretty decent story. The sex was good. They get their HEA which is what I want in the end. Thank God he is rich, other wise Im not sure I would have been rooting for that ending!
Good book, fast read. Story line was good. Not really a shocking ending but it was still a good book. Looking to read the second one now.
There was way too much cliche phrasing in this book for me and it got tiring after a while. The first half of the book seemed to really drag along but I enjoyed the plot when the focus was on that. I especially liked the last 30 pages or so...and NO, not because I finally made it to the end. LOL They were very well written, the emotions felt very real and worth reading 300 plus pages to get to...although not everyone in this story had a happy ending.
I really tried to get through this book but I just couldn't. To me, it was very out there and the main character was too emotional and not strong enough for me to tolerate. She was very weepy which irritated me.
This book is one cliche after another, very predictable, and poorly written. The storyline is loosely strung together as a background for all the sex scenes, and they weren't that hot either - also very predictable (strictly vanilla). I found it bland and boring, but to each his own.
3.5 stars Good story, good sex, vulnerable hero, everyday girl.
Steamy sex scenes, but it all became a bit too much of the same thing for me. The storyline fizzled.
I thought that it took a long time for the story to end. The book covered about two weeks. I did like reading the book for the second time. LOL