Tag: Contemporary Erotica

Guest Review: Riding on Instinct by Jaci Burton.

Posted April 10, 2009 by Rowena in Reviews | 3 Comments


Hero: Spencer King
Heroine: Shadoe Grayson
Grade: 5 out of 5

Nikol’s review of Riding on Instinct by Jaci Burton.

Department of Justice agent Shadoe Grayson is out to prove she’s no rookie, and eagerly accepts her first undercover assignment at a strip club in New Orleans. Working with the Wild Riders, a government agency of bad boy bikers, her goal is to expose a corrupt DEA agent. All she has to do is learn to strip like a pro. Standing in Shadoe’s way is arrogant and smokin’ hot Spencer King, her new partner and one of the Wild Riders. Spence thinks she looks more like a schoolteacher than a stripper, and doubts her ability to do the job. But when he mockingly challenges Shadoe to strip just for him, he finds out there’s more to the surprisingly sexy agent than by-the book rules and Government Issue pantsuits…

I damn near cried over this book. Ever since I read Riding Temptation I have became a huge Jaci Burton fan. Her writing skills is tight, I mean she write scenes that even I have to say dammnnnnnnnnnn!

Shadoe Grayson, Department of Justice rookie goes on her first undercover assignment where she will be posing as a headlining stripper at the Wild Rose in New Orleans to identify a DEA agent that’s tipping off a Colombian Cartel when the sting operation will be taking place. Shadoe was a woman that felt that she always had to prove herself to men; to let them know that she can handle hers. It all started with her Father (Fucking Asshole) a military man that never wanted a daughter…. and he wouldn’t let her forget it. Now she had to prove herself to the guys in the Wild Riders, the secret government agency… and one asshole that she would be working closely…. her partner Spencer. Damn, was she always going to have to show the guys that she was capable to taking care if herself?

Spence King worked for Wild Riders, and pretty much considered them his family. Spence was a real ladies man, he didn’t bite his tongue and he called it like he saw it. No if, ands or buts. Spence was the lead for this undercover operation and was pissed when his boss General Grange Lee introduced him to Shadoe Grayson, the DOJ rookie agent posing as headlining stripper.

Spence had a doubts about Shadoe being able to go undercover; he knew that she wasn’t going to be able to pull this off…. and he had no problem letting her and the other Wild Riders know that she looked more like a school teacher than a stripper. He constantly let her know that she wasn’t going to be able to pull this off because he wasn’t sure she even had a stripper underneath that gigantic stick up her ass but then he watched her practice and felt…something.

That something was enough to heat things right up and man was it entertaining to read all about it.

Riding on Instinct is a book that will leave you craving more. This is the 3rd book in the Wild Riders series. This book is a page turner, it was like I couldn’t read fast enough. I started this book Sunday morning and was through Sunday night. This book is loaded with the steam and I can tell you one thing, Jaci Burton sure knows how to write her way through a sex scene. Her scenes had my heart beating faster and faster as I turned the pages and she had me (more than once, I might add) with my hand on my phone, itching to call my man to come on over and try out some of these scenes.

Should you read this book? Heck yes! Should you wait? Heck no! Should you have a man handy to get your freak on with after reading this book? HECK YES! But whatever you do, read this book, it was awesome!

This book is available from Penguin. You can buy it here or here in e-format.

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Review: Show and Tell by Jasmine Haynes

Posted March 27, 2009 by Casee in Reviews | 6 Comments

Passion first. Names later.

Trinity Green always dreamed of uninhibited passion, but pleasing her husband meant never having a hair out of place—or so she thought. The day she found him getting down and dirty with another woman, she decided to stop pleasing other people—and start pleasing herself…

Now she’s indulging in everything she used to deny herself—from great food to a few sexy encounters with a man who doesn’t even know her name. Having total control gives her a thrill she never imagined. But with true passion comes real connection, and soon Trinity must admit—and accept—who she really is…

Show and Tell is the follow up to The Fortune Hunter. Trinity Green was instrumental in introducing Connor to Faith. In The Fortune Hunter, Trinity eloped with the man she thought was perfect for her. She was determined to be the perfect wife, which means being at her absolute best at all times. Even in the bedroom. If her sex life is a little bland, Trinity doesn’t complain. When she finds her husband home one afternoon after coming home early, she decides to seduce him. That’s before she found him boinking some hussy in their shower. Enraged and hurt, Trinity kicks both of them out and heads to a hotel.

When Scott Sinclair enters his hotel room after a business meeting, the last thing he expects to hear is two people going at it in the room next door. Shamelessly listening, Scott soon realizes that the moans he hears are only coming from a woman, which means that she’s alone. He decides that he can’t pass this opportunity up, even if the woman immediately calls the police when he presents her with his indecent proposal.

Trinity is shocked when a stranger knocks on her door asking if he could watch her pleasure herself. She’s even more shocked when she agrees. Knowing that she’s quite possibly crazy, Trinity decides that this will help her feel more like the desirable woman she knows she can be. It’s only after he leaves that she berates herself for inviting the stranger in. When he slips his card under her door the following morning, she has no intention of calling him.

Her intentions don’t last long and Trinity finds herself in the midst of a sizzling affair with a man that has no idea that she is Trinity Green, heiress. She doesn’t have to be perfect around Scott, something she finds irresistible. When Scott starts wanting more, Trinity resists knowing that if he knows who she really is, he will start having expectations of her that everyone else in her life has.

This is an extremely unlikely story, but it was pretty hawt. I have to admire a man that can knock on the hotel room door of a complete stranger asking for something that is so private. I did enjoy the book, though Trinity did get tiring at times. Her reluctance to start more with Scott got old, to both myself and Scott. This book was more about Trinity out who she could be as a woman than anything else. She got a lot of hot sex with a hot man along the way. Lucky girl.

4 out of 5.

This book is available from Berkley. You can buy it here or here in e-format.

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Review: The Fortune Hunter by Jasmine Haynes

Posted March 26, 2009 by Casee in Reviews | 2 Comments

A proposition that’s anything but businesslike…

If she wants to realize her lifelong dream of having children, heiress Faith Castle had better find a husband—pronto. But there are two roadblocks on her road to happiness: she knows no eligible men, and she’s not exactly Miss California.
Then she meets Connor Kingston. He’s yummy. He’s available. And he thinks she’s sexy…

But he’s also honest. After a kiss that leaves them hot and bothered, Connor offers to marry Faith, but purely as a career move. It’s far from romantic, but it’s as good an offer as she’s going to get. Each has a caveat, though. She requires his fidelity—and he wants a no-holds-barred sex life.

From their wedding night on, they get more and more adventuresome—and Faith starts feeling different about herself and her body. And somewhere in the midst of ecstasy, they come to know the most foreign, exciting aphrodisiac of all—love…

If this is true, Jasmine Haynes must have had a lot of phone sex before writing this book. I hope she had a Bluetooth.

I’ve always been a fan of the marriage of convenience plot. Historical or contemporary, I love them both. I think that’s why I like Harlequin Presents so much. Outside of Harlequin Presents, I haven’t read many modern-day marriage of convenience books, so I was instantly intrigued when I read the blurb for this book. I was also about to read the second book, Show and Tell, before the first book. Oh hells no.

Faith Castle is a modern day spinster. She totally under estimates herself as a woman. Which is why, at almost 30, she finds herself alone. There is nothing Faith wants more than a baby. She would also like to fall in love, but that comes in second to having a baby. So when Connor Kingston comes to her with his marriage of convenience proposal, she seriously considers it. The only stipulation she has is that he remains faithful. He agrees, in return for her complete cooperation in the bedroom (within reason).

Let the phone-sex marathons begin.

Connor had his eye on Faith for weeks before he actually approached her. She’s just the type of woman he’s looking for; single and the only heir to a family dynasty. Connor doesn’t want Faith for her money. He wants a family, something to pass onto his children. But he doesn’t want to go about it in the old fashioned way. Instead of building something from nothing (which would take too long), he’ll marry Faith.

It sounds rather cold-blooded, but his reasons for wanting to marry Faith made sense while I was reading. Lust and fondness are the only feelings he’s decided to feel for Faith. As for Faith herself, she’s not worried about falling in love with Connor. At least, she’s not at the beginning. After they’re married and having sex about five times a day (in bed and on the phone), Faith starts falling for him. She also sees a vulnerability in him that draws her to him in ways that she was unprepared for.

I really enjoyed this take on a modern day marriage of convenience. It was very emotional for Connor when he realized that he was in love with his wife, something that he promised would not happen. It was even more emotional when he realized that he would give up anything for her, including the legacy he so desperately wanted.

4 out of 5.

This book is available from Berkley Heat. You can buy it here or here in e-format.

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