Friday, 31 July 2015

Book review - Sex Becomes Her by Regina Cole - 3 stars

Sex Becomes Her by Regina Cole
Erotic romance 
3/5 stars 



Eliza’s last relationship ended in ruins, and she’s anything but eager to jump back into something serious. A trip to Hawaii for her best friend’s wedding couldn’t come at a better time. Showing up without a date is the least of her worries. In fact, it may even play into her wildest fantasies when the perfect hunk of a man appears before her…


With Chandler’s divorce behind him he’s ready to move on, so he heads to Hawaii for his cousin’s wedding. The moment his eyes encounter Eliza’s sultry curves and sensual lips, he’s more than ready for a night of non-stop sex. But despite the heat of their unbridled carnal pleasure, Eliza is still afraid to tell him about her forbidden desires. And when their casual affair follows them home, it threatens to alter their lives forever.


Sex Becomes Her is a sweet but sexy story and it is a nice, easy read.  The storyline is fun, but not entirely believable, however it's still a pleasant book to while away a few hours with.  The characters are likeable and there is great chemistry between them which leads to some hot scenes. 

When Eliza is invited to Hawaii for her best friend's wedding she's glad of the opportunity to get away from her hometown for a while.  Her last boyfriend has told everyone that she likes rough sex and has kinky fantasies - which has led to the whole town shunning her and gossiping about her behind her back. While people may gossip for a couple of days, I found it difficult to believe that people would still make her life hell over this six months later.  At the airport Eliza meets Chandler, and after a few awkward meetings they discover that they are going to the same wedding. Things get steamy between them, but Eliza has trouble trusting Chandler enough to tell him her secret desires - but when she does, thing get hot! Can a holiday fling lead to more?

Overall this was an enjoyable read, although there were parts where it was a little slow for me. Sex Becomes Her receives three out of five stars.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

Blog tour & giveaway - Lucky's Choice by Jamie Begley

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The Last Riders #7
Jamie Begley
Releasing July 29th, 2015
Young Ink Press

Life dealt him a dead man’s hand.

Lucky had always led a life of service, always putting his life on the line for someone else, managing to survive by pure luck and skill. After bringing an end to a multi-state drug ring, he was finally able to live the life he had wanted as a Last Rider.

A good man would walk away and not touch the curvy woman who had been tugging on his heartstrings. Lucky wasn’t a good man. Therefore, the bad-ass biker in him had a choice: once again become the man he had pretended to be and stake his claim or take the devil’s highway.

Some girls had all the luck.

Willa wasn’t one of them. All she wanted to do was give a home to the children she had made orphans. Instead, she found herself needing help from the man who had left the pulpit behind to embrace a life of sin.

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"I was born in a small town in Kentucky. My family began poor, but worked their way to owning a restaurant. My mother was one of the best cooks I have ever known, and she instilled in all her children the value of hard work, and education.
Taking after my mother, I've always love to cook, and became pretty good if I do say so myself. I love to experiment and my unfortunate family has suffered through many. They now have learned to steer clear of those dishes. I absolutely love the holidays and my family puts up with my zany decorations.
For now, my days are spent writing, writing, and writing. I have two children who both graduated this year from college. My daughter does my book covers, and my son just tries not to blush when someone asks him about my books.
Currently I am writing five series of books- The Last Riders, The VIP Room, Predators MC, Biker Bitches, and The Dark Souls.
All my books are written for one purpose- the enjoyment others find in them, and the expectations of my fans that inspire me to give it my best.”

Book blast - The Love & Ink series by J A Howell

Marks on my Skin
Love & Ink # 1
By- J.A. Howell
Genre- Erotica
Publication Date- March 15th, 2014
Published By- SideStreet Cookie Publishing

**Not for readers under the age of 18+. Contains language, explicit sex, and adult situations.**

Kieran Donovan has always been a doormat to the women in his life. Begging his wife not to leave after finding her in bed with not one—but five men—only provides further proof of that.

In need of an escape from an empty house and a broken heart, Kieran heads to Midtown to see his estranged brother, Liam. There he meets Shayne Wickham, Liam’s best friend. Shayne’s dark and sexy with a wild streak a mile long and a sexual appetite for things Kieran’s never even dreamed of doing. But after an intense, and all too brief encounter, he’s more than willing to learn. Despite the usual safeguards Shayne keeps around herself and her own wounded heart, she finds herself more than willing to show him the ropes…and the floggers…and the paddles.

Kieran’s never seen himself as dominant in any aspect of his life. But when Shayne submits herself to him, it ignites an inner strength and hunger he never knew he had—and feelings Shayne didn’t know she could have. So used to keeping others at an arm’s length, the ease with which she finds herself trusting Kieran is both exciting and unsettling. Could Kieran be someone she could finally trust her heart to—or will he leave her scarred like everyone else?

Just another mark on her skin.


Thursday, 30 July 2015

Blog tour & 5* review - Servicing the Target by Cherise Sinclair

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We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour Cherise Sinclair's SERVICING THE TARGET! SERVICING THE TARGET is a novel in her Masters of the Shadowland Series. This amazing book releases on July 28th! Grab your copy today!

  Servicing the Target

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ABOUT SERVICING THE TARGET: A Masters of the Shadowland Novel: A discharged Army Ranger, Ben considers his job as a BDSM club security guard to be an excellent hobby. He’s never been tempted to join in. But everything changes when the notorious Mistress Anne inadvertently reveals the caring heart concealed beneath her Domme armor. Now, he’s set his sights on the beautiful Shadowlands Mistress. Maybe he’d considered himself vanilla, but she can put her stiletto on his chest any day, any time. He’ll trust her delicate hands to hold his heart. And if she wants to whip his ass on the way to an outstanding climax, he’s just fine with that too. Sure, he knows she likes “pretty boy” slaves. And he’s older. Craggy and rough. And six-five. Minor hindrances. The mission is a go.  

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Yay! We're finally back at the Shadowlands with our favourite group of dashing Doms and sexy subs! And this time Cherise Sinclair has given us a fantastic femdom novel starring Mistress Anne.  I've been waiting for the sadistic mistress' story for a while now, and it was definitely worth waiting for.  The hero of this book was a huge (but wonderful) surprise for me - it's the Shadowlands' security guard Ben! Yes the huge, cuddly, vanilla teddy bear who blushes easily has set his sights on the scary Domme! His Dom friends think he is crazy and are worried that Anne will eat him alive, but Ben proves that he's got bigger balls than all of the tough Doms - and he's willing to put them on the line to win his lady!

Anne has always been a hardcore sadist with a preference for pretty boy slaves, but recently she's not been happy dishing out extreme pain. This led to her ending things with her last slave, Joey, who craved more pain than she felt comfortable with. We get to find out much more about Anne, her background and get an insight into why she became such a strict Domme.  I've always loved Ben, ever since he looked after Jessica in the first book, and now I love him even more. His heart is even bigger than his huge, muscled body - he is an all round good guy who can do no wrong in my eyes! His journey from vanilla to submissive is fascinating to witness - but Anne isn't looking for a submissive, she wants a slave!

As you would expect from a Cherise Sinclair book, Servicing The Target has a beautiful balance of hotter than hell sex, raw emotion, drama, love, lust and a healthy dose of humour. We also get to catch up with many other couples from the previous books, which I really enjoyed.  I want to see a bit more of Sam though please Cherise, the Shadowlands resident silver haired sadist remains at the top of my all time favourite book boyfriends list!  I really can't overstate how good this book is, it's a must read in my opinion. How many stars? Can you guess?! Surprise, surprise Servicing The Target gets five fabulous stars!  Please don't make us wait so long for our next visit to the Shadowlands Cherise!

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

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 Having to wear glasses in elementary school can scar a person for life. Dubbed a nerd at an early age, Cherise Sinclair has been trying to live up to the stereotype ever since. And what better way than being an author? Known for writing deeply emotional stories, the USA Today Bestselling Author has penned sixteen erotic romance novels, most with a BDSM theme. (Please do not mention the phrase mommy porn in her presence.) Her awards range from a National Leather Award to a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice nomination to a GoodReads BDSM group award for best author of the year. Cherise lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband. Their two fledglings have left the nest recently to try their wings and hopefully will fly high and strong. The “ascendant erotica queen” (Rolling Stone Magazine) now spends her days writing with occasional supervision from a sadistic calico cat.  

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Release blitz & giveaway - Indecent Cravings: Part Two by S K Cross


Title: Indecent Cravings: Part Two
Series: Indecent Cravings #2
Author: S.K. Cross
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: July 30, 2015 


Abigail's fun and dirty conversion to her sexy alter-ego Jayd continues in Part Two of the hot new steamy series INDECENT CRAVINGS

WARNING: This is NOT a story for prudes.

Abigail settles into her new life in Miami with a restaurant job on the beach, all the while keeping an eye out for the mysterious Lukas Thorn.

When a rich old woman invites her to a decadent party and makes a generous offer, Abigail is swept into a hot and filthy world of kinky fun. Soon she finds herself under the tutelage of the "Director", competing against two other girls to gain admission to Lukas Thorn's submission school.

Sparks fly, passions grow, and dark glimpses into Lukas Thorn's tortured soul are revealed as Abigail tries to get a foothold into his world of joyous debauchery.

DO NOT READ IF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING OFFENDS YOU: Dirty talk, floggers, riding crops, anal sex, strap-on dildos, heavy ropes, threesomes, foursomes, moresomes, tongues in places they probably shouldn't go, sensory deprivation, public humiliation, girl-on-girl, girl-on-guy, guy-on-two-girls, two-girls-on-girl, well-endowed M2F transsexual-on-girl, well-endowed M2F transsexual-on-guy, tease and denial contests, dominatrixes, and sex swings...all consensual and in the spirit of fun and personal growth. (Not all of these appear in this book but will be explored over the course of the series... and more!)

You have been warned.

THEMES EXPLORED: Overcoming personal challenges, discovering one's purpose in life, inspiring people to live their own lives on their own terms, and refusing to allow others to control how you think.

Mature content. 18+ ONLY. Book 2 of a multiple-part continuing series.





Indecent Cravings: Part One – 99c




A shadow blocks some of the light behind me. I turn.
I’m glad I had some of that drink, because I nearly have a heart attack at the sight of Lukas Thorn.
Everything disappears. The sunset, the cavernous apartment, the low hum of the conversations, the music. My entire world centers on the man I’ve been trying to find for two weeks.
Right here.
And not just here, but standing directly in front of me again.
I try not to squeal in delight.
If I thought he was a god among men before, I’m only more convinced now.
He’s in a black flowing shirt, one of many flowing shirts in his collection apparently. Taut thick chest muscles press it outward anyway, sinewy neck muscles leading to broad shoulders. Broader than before. Like he had some added on since the last time I saw him.
But no, that’s ridiculous. I’m just seeing them from a new angle. So close. So close I could almost stick my tongue out and . . .
“Jayden Raye, Jayd for short,” says Lorena, “I’d like you to meet Director Lukas Thorn. Oh, but that’s right. I forgot. You two have already met. I believe Lukas saved your life at Bogart that night a couple of weeks ago.”
I’m not sure if it’s just me or if it’s both Lukas and me, but we just stare at each other. He wears a half-smile, the perfect stubble still in place over the tanned skin and flawless square chin that burned itself into my memory on the plane here.
His hair is especially “just-fucked” tonight, waves of brownish-black darkness with those delightful wispy ends that I just want to bite.
His expression is relaxed but incredulous as he stares into me, his sapphire eyes searing a sensuous pathway into my soul. He looks at me like he knows me, like he’s known me for a thousand years.
Yeah, glad I waited. Fuck Karissa and Jaxon. Fuck Javier. Fuck those shitheads who hit on me. This is what I want! This man right here! Wherever he is, I’m home.
“What the fuck, Lorena?” says Lukas Thorn, not breaking his stare into my eyes.
His words knock me out of my spell. I turn to look at Lorena’s shocked expression.
“Excuse me?” she says.
“This is a joke, Lorena. What are you up to?”
She folds her arms and throws him an evil questioning stare. “I don’t like your tone, Lukas.” Her voice has gone three octaves lower than usual.
He chuckles, then returns his gaze to me. He looks me up and down like he’s buying a horse.
“No thanks, Lorena,” he says as he turns to walk away. “I’m not going to fall for it again.”
At that, he turns and drifts across the room. Everyone notices him, like he’s the center of all magnetism in the universe.
I’m frozen in place, unable to move. I’m not sure what I’m feeling.
Did he just reject me like I think he just did? Like a piece of meat?
“Don’t let him get to you,” Lorena says. “It’s just his nature. He likes you.”
I take another sip of my drink, watching his broad shoulders under that muscular neck as he joins a group of well-dressed women at a tall round table on the other end of the balcony. He motions a naked attendant over. His is flawlessly blonde.
“He likes me?” I say. “That’s not how someone reacts when they like you. Wait, oh wait. Is it him? Is he the one you want to ‘sell’ me to?”
“No, of course not, dear. And there’s no selling. That’s an awful term. He’s just the director of my academy. It is very strange that he reacted that way. Wait, you don’t know him, do you? Did you meet him before the restaurant?”
My head spins. I don’t know how to answer. I don’t want to tell her about the plane. Apparently, she doesn’t know about it. The less people who know, the better.
Suddenly, my inner diva fires up inside. I never know when she’s going to show up. Yeah baby, hello! I down the rest of my drink . . . hoo-hah! . . . and place it on a nearby table.
“If you would excuse me for a moment, Lorena,” I say.
“Of course,” she says.
I march across the room toward that flowing untucked shirt and glistening hair. I plant myself behind him and to the left, making eye contact with the three bitches who are laughing at whatever he’s saying. My heart beats out of my chest as I wait.


I am the owner of a foul-mouthed dirty mind, a living contradiction who enjoys pushing hot sexy fun to the edges of normalcy ... while telling the stories of inspiring characters who rise above personal challenges to live happy and fulfilled lives.









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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Blog tour & 4* review - A Good Day by D L McCleary

A Good Day by D.L. McCleary

About the Book: 

 Lieutenant Colonel David “Deuce” Wilcox’s last mission began the same as any other, until a fierce battle in the badlands of Afghanistan left him badly wounded. Awakening in a hospital in Germany, Deuce realizes his life is about to change in ways he cannot begin to understand. While healing from his wounds, his wife Isabel, the love of his life, joins him in Germany. Now a civilian, he is offered a job running a very successful black ops organization funded by back channels of the U.S. Government.

 Isabel is introduced into a sexual explosion of wealth and privilege funded by the new direction her husband is taking. Drawn by sheer stimulation and sexual energy, she begins to visit exclusive BDSM clubs. Eager to move from voyeur to participant, she must find a way to convince Deuce to accept this new and exciting chapter in her life. How can she convince Deuce this is the correct path for them both? Deuce will have to figure out how to handle an international black ops firm during the upcoming war with the Republic of Iran all while trying to understand his wife’s new and exciting sexual desires. To succeed, he will have to re-invent himself throughout this thrilling and sexually explicit story.


 If I closed my eyes really hard, I could remember Isabel as she was on the morning before I left for this tour. I could smell her scent; see the curves of her back. On that morning so many months ago, I left her asleep, lying on our king-sized bed. The sheets were torn from their normally precisely tucked corner. The blanket lay in a pile on the floor, our pillows snug against her perfect body. That previous night, after a home-cooked dinner, our passion had been insatiable. As though it was the first time or maybe the last time we would ever make love. After dinner, which was perfectly prepared but barely eaten, Isabel stood from the table. The dining room was only lit by candlelight, but as she walked into the brighter light of the kitchen, I noticed the dress she was wearing was basically see-through. The fabric seemed to glisten in a magical color scheme that shimmered from black to blue. As the candles flickered across on her chest, I thought I could catch a glimpse of her darker brown nipples. Maybe an illusion, maybe my imagination, but it sparked a feeling deep inside that was undeniable. It was difficult to concentrate on the meal with my erection was almost bursting the fly of my light tropical-wear trousers. Autumn in Miami was still hot, and Isabel was never one to use air-conditioning, she always said she preferred to feel the warm ocean breeze and the smell of the salty air. The heat of the night made the silky material of her dress stick to her curves like a grape skin over its juicy fruit. Isabel came back into the dining room holding a bottle of wine, a gift saved for a special occasion. It was already open, and she handed me a fresh wine glass. She poured the wine first in my glass then in hers. I sat in my chair, watching her, slowly, delicately, not spilling a precious drop. I dared not move. She was enchanting, a beauty beyond imagination. When she had finished, Isabel placed her glass on the table. She grasped the hand that held my glass and slowly moved it to my mouth. She manipulated my warrior’s hand like a puppeteer, directing my movements, turning my hand ever so slightly so the grape nectar could dribble into my mouth. A mere drop of wine ran down my lip and onto my cleanly shaven chin. With the speed of a viper, Isabel bent toward my face and gently kissed the spot that held the spilled wine. She kissed it again and tipped the wine glass, still grasped in my hand, over into my mouth. As it filled my mouth, she kissed me hard, sharing the contents of my mouth between the two of us.   


I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it really is a very good debut novel. A Good Day is an erotic military action novel, with a good balance between the military action and the sexy action. I've just read in the author's profile that he is in the BDSM lifestyle, something that I'd already guessed because the BDSM in this book is portrayed in a realistic manner.  I was surprised that he hasn't been in the military though, because the action scenes are really detailed, he's obviously done a lot of good research on the subject. There is a lot of heat in this book, but there is more to it than that, there is a lot of emotion and a real story here.

Approximately half way through the book the story takes quite a sudden turn in direction, I won't go into details as I don't want to spoil anything, but it felt a little too sudden to me. That's the only negative I have, and that's just a personal preference really. Otherwise I really enjoyed this book -  the story is interesting, the characters are strong and well developed and the author left me wanting more from Deuce and Isabel. Four stars 

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

About the Author: 

 D.L. McCleary is a debut author who writes erotic and BDSM themed military fiction. He lives with his wife in the northern Maryland area, is a BDSM educator, a Shabari (Japanese rope bondage) artist, and lives the lifestyle 24/7. Although he was never in the military, the action scenes as part of the military fiction are breathtaking and the BDSM scenes are true to life.     


Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Book review - Bound With Passion by Megan Mulry (historical MMFromance) 4 stars

Bound With Passion by Megan Mulry 
Historical MMF ménage romance 
4/5 stars 


Lady Georgiana Elizabeth Cambury has been a "wild romping girl" all her life: dressing in trousers, riding astride, and doing just fine, thank you very much. Her father's exceedingly generous bequest--and her mother's liberal views of the world--have ensured that Georgie will never be a slave to the barbarous institutions of marriage or motherhood. Or so she thinks.

When she returns from five years in North Africa to boring Derbyshire for a brief, obligatory family visit, she finds herself in the midst of a legal snarl involving Mr. James Rushford and Lord Trevor Mayson--neighbors, lovers, and her two closest friends. Mayson's father has declared that he must marry or forfeit his vast inheritance, so Georgie blithely offers to walk down the aisle, in name only. Problem solved.

But try as she might, Georgie cannot ignore the passion that quickly blazes between all three of them. When her marriage of convenience turns into something much deeper, Georgie must decide if she is willing to give up the independence she has fought so hard to achieve--or if love is worth the ultimate surrender.

Word count: 73,000; page count: 253

Bound for Passion is the third book in Megan Mulry's Regency Reimagined series, and it is my favourite so far. It's a fun, witty, extremely sexy Regency romp that was a delight to read.  This is an interesting series, I've loved the author's steamier take on historical romances. The characters in the series are all connected, so it's nice to catch up with much loved characters from previous books. This book can also be read as a standalone, you would have no problem following the story. 

Lady Georgiana Cambury is definitely not a simpering, pampered miss - she dresses scandalously in men's trousers, cuts her hair short, rides astride and has been running wild in North Africa for five years. Now she has to return home to her overly critical mother and a boring, quiet life. But it won't be as boring as she thought thanks to her good friend Trevor and his lover James. Trevor's father is insisting he marry or lose the estate he's worked hard to improve, and Georgie generously offers to marry him. After all, she has no plans to ever marry for love, so why shouldn't she marry her best friend in a marriage of convenience? But Trevor and James want more than a marriage of convenience, they want Georgie to permanently live with them in a committed ménage relationship. Will they convince Georgie to give up her freedom for a life in the country she professes to hate?

Georgie is a fascinating character, she is a free spirit in times where there were rigid rules for women. I loved both sides of her - the young, slightly effeminate lad George and the spirited, more ladylike Georgiana. Trevor and James were both really endearing, they are loving, a bit naughty and very sexy. The only slightly negative thing I can think of was the last part where Trevor and James make Georgie realise where her heart lays, I'm not exactly sure why, but it didn't really work for me.  This is a fun, unique historical romance that I enjoyed reading, so Bound for Passion receives four out of five stars. Now I'm looking forward to this next book which stars Georgie's brother Archie.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Book review & giveaway - What Emma Craves by Amanda Abbott

It took a lot for Pete Slater to convince his wife, Emma, to move to the suburbs. But once she arrived, she found it had a deliciously steamy underbelly. Her neighborhood is filled with hook-ups, affairs, and scandal. It's better than any reality TV show.

But Emma finds she isn’t satisfied any more. After seeing Piper and Michael become adventurous again as a couple, it's made Emma realize that's what she wants in her own life. She craves to be noticed again. She decides what the two of them really need is a vacation. The STD girls throw her a travel shower, gifting her some sexy starters, and she and Pete are off to the Bahamas.

Their destination is a super exclusive resort situated on a tiny island where anything and everything can happen. When they meet a young couple at the airport, who end up in the suite next to theirs, things go from fun to incredibly steamy fast. Emma drives Pete crazy flirting, and it pays off. For the first time in their marriage her husband is jealous of another man. What Pete does to win her back turns out to be exactly what Emma craves. 

*This book is off the charts hot. It contains: explicit sex, group sex, and voyeurism.

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I've really been enjoying the Pushing the Boundaries series, so I was excited about reading this book.  We've already met Pete and Emma in the previous books and know that they have a seriously adventurous sex life, so it was no surprise that this book is smokin' hot!  I'll be honest and admit that I didn't love it quite as much as the other two books, mainly due to problems I had with Pete's character, but it was still an entertaining (and hot!) story.  I also wasn't too keen on the first chapter where Emma was spying on her neighbour having sex, I found it a bit creepy, but I'm glad I didn't let it put me off the rest of the book as I really enjoyed it.

Pete and Emma have been inviting other couples into their bedroom for several years, and they have always been very happy, but Emma is becoming dissatisfied with this arrangement. She craves something more, but she doesn't know exactly what 'more' is. Pete is totally clueless about how to make Emma happy and can't understand what is wrong with their relationship. They go on a luxury holiday to a private, 'clothing optional' island where pretty much anything goes in the hope that it will bring them back together. Here they meet some fabulous new characters that help (albeit inadvertently in some cases) them to sort out their marriage.

The island resort setting was amazing, the author brought it alive and it was the perfect backdrop for this story.  I really liked Emma (apart from the spying thing) and wanted to like Pete, but I found him irritating at times. To me he seemed a little inconsiderate of Emma's feelings, and seemed to encourage her to do things that he knew she really didn't want to do. It was all consensual, but Pete appeared to put his desires before his wife's needs. But thanks to some jealousy and meddling by a friend, things start to work out and it makes for interesting reading.

I'm looking forward to reading more from Amanda Abbot as this is such a fun, sexy series. I love how the female characters interact with each other, their banter and antics are hilarious. I also loved all of the new characters, especially Mallory and I'm really hoping we see more of billionaire playboy Antonio. What Emma Craves is a fun, sexy book that receives four out of five stars.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

Emma ducked down into the bushes as the car drove down the streetShe peeked out of her hiding spot and saw it was the Dwyers, an elderly couple who lived three doors down from her and Pete, driving their dated black Cadillac. They were coming home from churchas usualEmma was crouched in a very unladylike position, but the waitwould be well worth it. She was situated directly under the McCrays’ garage window, waiting for the show to begin. 
It happened without fail every Wednesday night at ten thirty-sevenwhen Candace arrived home after her weekly hot yoga class.
When she could, Emma always snagged a front-row seat.
Another car came down the street, like clockwork. A second later the McCray garage door engaged, rolling up smoothly, the vibrations shaking Emma’s shoulder where she leaned against the siding. Emma stood and watched as Candace pulled her leased Audi RS 5 into the spot right next to the window. 
Emma knew it was leased, because Candace was an avid talker. Candace was a forty-one-year-old unhappily married stepmother to three older children. She enjoyed her boxed Chardonnay, and over the years she’d filled Emma’s ears with more than Emma had ever needed to know about her, including how stretched she and her husband were financially to maintain the lifestyle they felt they deserved.
The “lifestyle, according to Candace, was expensive cars, lavish vacations, and diamond jewelry glittering around her neck. The unhappiness that accompanied it was considered a typical side effect and had become an accepted sacrifice.
To Emma, however, living the lifestyle were nights like this, when Candace stolea moment of pleasure all to herself. Candace just didn’t realize that she was actuallyinvolved in a different kind of “lifestyle” altogether—the sexual kind. 
Most people didn’t. 
Instead, they refused to name it, because that would make it real. So they engaged in affairs and sneaked around instead of choosing to be open with their sexual desires.
Emma never begrudged Candace for stealing a tiny slice of happiness where she could. If this was the only place she could get it, so be it. Plus, it was entertaining as hell to watch. Candace was a beautiful woman, tall, curvy, with long blonde hair. She had to be gorgeous, since she was Kyle McCray’s trophy wife. Kyle was a fifty-five-year-old misogynistic asshole who traveled more than he was ever at home. 
And when he was around, he was trying to screw everything he could get his meaty hands onHe’d come on to Emma several times over the years, but she’d always fobbed him off like a pro, insulting him so intelligently he never quite knew how brutally he was getting the brush-off.
Emma watched as Candace emerged from her carThe woman carefully set her purse and keys on a small shelf by the door and went to stand in front of the fender of her car. A moment later, there was a small noise as the side door opened and closed. 
Justin walked toward Candace like he was in need of a meal and hadn’t eaten for weeks.
It was the same every single Wednesday.
They didn’t embrace or touch each other affectionately
They never did. Justin had his dick out before he reached Candace, who had leaned over the hood of the Audi, bracing her palms on the hood. Emma always pondered whether the car hood was hot or not, but it didn’t bother Candace in the least.
Justin came up behind her and peeled her yoga pants down with one hand
Emma could see that Candace was still sweaty. Most of the time she was—she must prefer it that way. Justin pushed his cock into her with little preamble and began a pounding rhythm that sent the Audi rocking in tandem to his thrusts.
Candace tried to keep her moans quiet, but Emma could hear them through the glass. Emma knew Candace loved every minute of this and craved it like nothing else in her life. 
Emma knew the feeling. 
Every time Emma’s husband, Pete, touched her, she felt a rush like that. She couldn’t get enough.
Justin was a twentysomething friend of Candace’s oldest stepson. He worked as a waiter at a restaurant nearby. Although he was on the skinny side, he was tall and knew how to use his cock. Emma knew where he worked only because she’d spotted him at the restaurant on a few occasions. Candace had mentioned Justin once in passing about a year ago, and Emma had gotten the drift that Candace knew Justin’s mother—and that they might even be bridge partners.
Oh, the scandal of it all!
That’s what Emma adored the most. 
There was titillation in watching these acts, no doubt about it, but it was the naughtiness and the secrets that gave her the ultimate enjoyment. The suburbs—a place she’d never, ever thought she’d livewere absolutely teeming with adultery, scandal, and sexual mayhem! It was better than anreality TV she’d ever watched. Probably because it was all live. 
But still. 
It’d become a weekly ritual to find out what naughty activities were going on in the neighborhood and seek them out. She’d watched as married wives sought each other out, as well as coeds bored on summer break with nothing better to do than to try to seduce wayward husbands.
Emma watched as Justin continued his relentless pounding until Candace’s voice broke on a stifled cry. As she came, her fingers curled into the car hood, her ass bobbingback to press onto Justin’s cock to hold him steady for a few precious moments
That was the only touching she allowed.
A few seconds later, Justin pulled out and jutted his come all over Candace’s bare ass.
That must be their agreement.
It always played out the same way.
Emma had been watching for a few months now, and Candace would switch it up on occasionbut only as far as bending over something else in the garage, like the worktable.
Once he was done, Justin tucked himself back in his pants and walked over to a shelf that held a stack of towels. He brought one back for Candace, which she tookreadilyand he immediately headed toward the door. Once there, he glanced over his shoulder and winked at Emma.
Justin knew she watched. Candace she wasn’t sure about.
That was Emma’s cue to skedaddle.
Justin often tried to catch Emma to talkhe’d even tried to convince her to join them in a threesome. She dodged him as quickly as she could. She found it was easier to disappear before he could make his way around the garage, and since she lived next door, that was an easy thing to do.
Emma sprinted back into her yard, heading around the back of her house.
None of her neighbors knew she and Pete were in the lifestyle. And that’s how she wanted to keep it. She’d hung around with Candace enough to know that if Candace knew Emma was watching her and Justin, she wouldn’t care. She would only want Emma to assure her she looked awesome as the twentysomething fucked her from behind.

* * *

Pete glanced up as his wife entered the kitchen from the sliding glass doors off the deck. He was stretched out on the sofa. “Did Candace come big tonight?” he joked.
“Yep,” Emma answered as she slid the doors closed and walked over to the cupboard. She took out a bag of potato chips and a glass, then hit the fridge for water
Pete smiled. His wife had a penchant for junk food. “Come sit by me.” He patted the couch next to him. “I was just about to go to bed, but I haven’t seen you much today.”
Emma kicked off her shoes and padded over, settling in next to him. 
He leaned over and kissed the top of her head. He thought it was cute that she snooped on their crazy neighbors once in a while. He’d gone with her a few times, but it wasn’t his thing. He liked to participate when he watched sex. To him, watching wasn’t exciting if there was no return
“Don’t forget,” she reminded him, “the girls are coming over here next Thursday for the block party. After, we’re hanging out here. They’re throwing me travel shower’ to celebrate our trip to the Bahamas. It’s so sweet of them.
He and Emma were leaving on a much-needed vacation in less than two weeks. Pete was pumped. They hadn’t been on a trip in a long time. They’d booked a villa on a super-exclusive island where open sex was encouraged. He’d heard stories about these kinds of sexy resorts and had always wanted to try onebut they’d never had a chance—or enough money—before now. He was hoping it was going to be a wild ride. “Do you want me to find something else to do while they’re here? Or can I stay upstairs? I have no desire to attend the block party.
You never want to go.” She elbowed him, smiling. “I adore seeing everyone out of their fishbowls and love trying to figure out what’s going on behind closed doors. But it doesn’t matter.” She uncurled the bag of chips. “Whatever you want to do is fine.”
He draped his arm around the back of the couch. “How was work today? Have fun teaching little girls how to dance?
Little girls and boys. I’m so happy to see more boys enrolled. And it was good,” she said, popping a chip into her mouth. “Same as usual.”
“Are you looking forward to our vacation?” 
“I am,” she replied
Pete sighed. These short, clipped answers were what he’d been dealing with for the past few weeks. They were unlike his wifewho was normally sweet and bubbly, always ready to talk. He couldn’t figure out what was bothering her. He thought maybe it was because he’d pressed the idea of going to a sexy resort when she’d originally wanted to go to a nice, upscale resort where the two of them could “re-couple,” as she’d put it. He had no idea what “re-coupling” meant and had argued for the exclusive resort instead.
If they were going to go on a spendy trip, he wanted to go all-out. Why not?They’d ended up debating it for a few days, but eventually she’d given in.
Just like that. Like a switch had been flipped
Pete had been puzzled, but satisfied. Now, he wasn’t so sure. He tried again. “We haven’t chatted much this week. What’s going on with you?”
She angled her head up. “Nothing much. Same old stuffBut don’t worry, the vacation is going to be great. I’m really excited. The Bahamas look wonderful.
“I’ve tried to do a little research on the resortbut it’s really secretive. I can’t find much.” He wrapped an arm around Emma’s shoulder and nuzzled the top of her head. “But from what Jim said, it should be right up our alley. I trust him.
“Yep, I saw the e-mail he sent, and the picturesLike said, it all looks amazing. I’m sold. I’m sure we’ll find lots to do. And people to do it with.
Pete detected a hint of something in her voice he couldn’t identify. “Are you sure you’re okay with this?” He frowned. “I don’t want to go if you’re upset. We can book something else. We can probably get our deposit back, or at least some of it, if we back out now.
She sighed. Pete heard it clearly. “No, I told you. I want to go. I’m excited to visit the BahamasIt wasn’t my first choice, but I’m fine with it now. We’re paying so much for it, I can’t imagine it will be anything less than amazing. She patted his leg and popped another chip into her mouth. “You need to relax. I’m fine.
Pete hated that Emma was obviously bothered about something, but he decided to let it go. She would talk to him when she was ready.
Emma rolled up the top of the chip bag and stood. “I’m going to head up to bed. I’ll see you when you get up there


Amanda Abbott lives in the Midwest. She's the author of many books, both on her own and some published in New York. She loves traveling, seeing the world, and above all she loves to write. These stories have blossomed out of her pure love of all kinds of romance, but especially humor + sexy combined. Taking the question of "what if" and making it real was an absolute thrill to write. And there's more in the hopper! To keep up with new series and new releases, head to her website www(dot)authoramandaabbott(dot)com and be sure to sign-up for her newsletter!


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