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Captivated

Lauren Dane

Berkley Heat

Paperback

978-0425247365

****1/2

 

Hannah Black is a scientist who was taken prisoner and after a year was rescued by Vincenz Fardelle. Life was hard as a prisoner, and now she has to get back in the real world.  How can she when she feels broken?  The only time she does not feel scarred and broken is when she is with the very man who saved her and his lover Julian. After some time she feels she is getting better and falling hard for the two men who take care of and treat her as though she is a strong woman that they cherish. Can she have a relationship with two men that are already in one? Would they share the love they have with her, or is this just a part of her trying to build a new life?

Vincenz once had a very hard time in the Phantom Corps but has finally proven himself. Life is the way he wants it for now. While on a mission, he rescues Hannah and takes her home with him.  Life changes in a way he never thought it could.  He finds that he is falling for this fragile yet strong woman. He thought his life was full with Julian as his lover and that he filled the emptiness within Vin. But Hannah has touched a part of him that makes him feel complete. Can he get past his former life to make the future full with both Hannah and Julian?

Julian has lost many loved ones in his life and only has room for Vincenz in his heart. He is very good at his job for the Corps, and life is just fine as it is--until Vin brings home a woman that touches his soul with just one look. He is drawn to Hannah wanting to protect her and help her heal. Within a short time that changes to stronger feelings, but can he get past the tragic losses to open his heart and let her in?

Life for Hannah, Vin, and Julian will never be the same after that great day when Vin rescued Hannah. Each have strong feelings for each other and want to have more.  Can they learn how to help each other fill the holes in their hearts?  Lauren Dane has given the reader a very intriguing, fast-paced, high action, sexually passionate tale in Captivated. The reader will have an adventure in new worlds along with a love story that pulls at the heart’s strings.

Melody Prater   

 

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Three to Tango
Emma Holly, Lauren Dane,
Megan Hart, Bethany Kane
Heat , Trade Paperback
978-0758246967
*****
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"Dirty/Bad/Wrong"

Ava lives and works in Los Angeles after leaving her hometown of Petal, Georgia. She has no desire to return, for she has closed that chapter in her life--until she gets a phone call that her mother has died, and she is needed for the funeral. The only good that can come from this trip will be to see the two men she loves, but can't have. Luca has never gotten over the love he has for Ava and Angelo, but he can't have one without the other. He has tried to move on, unsuccessfully. He may be very successful owning his own architectural firm, but he has no love life. Angelo is a lawyer and former NFL player; life is good. He just doesn't have the love he wanted for many years. He has wanted Ava and Luca for more than just great friends; he wants their love. When they get the call that Ava is in town, life turns for them, which gives
Luca and Angelo the opportunity to make all their desires come true.
     Lauren Dane has given the reader a sexy hot threesome that plays on the secret desires hidden from all. This story is filled with sensual touches, pleasures of the body, and patient love.
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"Just For One Night"

     Kerry enjoys the life she has with her live in boyfriend Jeremy. It is never boring since he is into very kinky stuff. So when it is time for her class reunion, Jeremy encourages her to go to find Brian, the one guy she can't seem to get out of her head. He was the crush she had that never went as far as she had wanted, and he has stayed on her mind for twenty years. Jeremy thinks she needs to get Brian out of her system, and the thought of her with another guy then coming home to his bed is HOT! All he wants is for Kerry to tell him all the details, which turns him on. Brian was not really thrilled with a class reunion, but once he sees Kerry, the one woman he never got over, he was glad he had come. Just to look at her from across the room made him hot all over. The desire he had for her spiked, and all he wanted was her. When he danced with Kerry, the sexual heat was high between them, so when she wanted to go upstairs to a room she had reserved, life just turned into his hottest dream. But when one night of passion turns into more for Brian and Kerry, can Brian deal with the fact that Kerry goes home to Jeremy, the live in boyfriend?
     Megan Heart gives the readers an edgy love triangle with kinky sexual desires and fantasy in Just For One Night.

"Flipping For Chelsea"

     Seamus (Shay) is the adopted brother to Liam, and best friend. They share everything, including their love for Chelsea. One day all changes when Chelsea comes to see them the day before she is to leave for college. She wants more from the boys than just a goodbye. As they share her in a sexual love triangle for the first time, the love they have for her grows, but so does the love that Liam and Shay have for each other; a love they are totally shocked by and don't know what to do with. This causes them all to pull away from each other instead of bringing them together. After many years apart, a business deal brings Liam and Chelsea together again, but something is missing, and that is Shay.
     Emma Holly brings a threesome that will pull at your heartstrings in Flipping For Chelsea. Passions run high, and love flows freely.
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"On The Job”
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     Madeline is living with Tony, a childhood friend who is now a friend with benefits. She has never told him she wants more from him, and the truth is he is not the man she dreams of. Walker Gray is. Tony has always wanted Madeline; he even wants to marry her, but his life is not the best for her, and he is truly not a one-woman man. When threats are made to Madeline, Tony calls in an old friend to protect her.
     Walker is called in to protect Madeline, which is a pleasure. He has never forgotten the young girl of his dreams, whom no woman could ever live up to. After many years apart, the heat between them is still sizzling. Can he convince her to take the plunge and satisfy their desi res for each other? This triangle is twisted with secrets. Can Madeline, Tony, and Walker face the secrets together to make life work for them, or will it end them all?
     Bethany Kane's On The Job brings mystery, secrets, and sexual heat that will burn the pages up and surprise you in the end.
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Melody Prater
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Coming Undone

by Lauren Dane
Heat
Trade Paperback
978-0-425-23270-5 
*****

     Brody Brown had just about the perfect life. Even though his parents had both been killed when he was only seventeen, Brody had stepped up to the plate and successfully raised his two younger siblings, finished school, and ended up owning his own tattoo parlor. Now his brother was a major rock star and his sister, once a singer herself, now ran her own café and was happily living with her husband and boyfriend. Yes, it was unorthodox, but it worked for them, so Brody was cool with it, too. In fact, everything in his life was sort of unorthodox, but it worked for him and he figured that was all that counted. Besides, who was going to argue with a big, bad biker dude with tats about how he lived his life? Certainly no one in his neighborhood, who all loved the quiet, unassuming, gentle giant.
     When Elise and her daughter fled New York City for the peacefulness of Seattle, she had no clue that her life would become so perfect in so short a time. Once a primary dancer with the New York Ballet Theatre, her career was abruptly ended when her junkie ex-husband broke into her apartment and broke her leg in two places. Elise had had to defend herself and her baby and now his influential parents wanted custody of Irene. She had tried to reason with them, but finally gave up and left New York for her sanity. Now firmly settled in Seattle in a lovely neighborhood, with even lovelier neighbors, Elise opened her own ballet studio and became almost an instant success. The only glitch in her life was the rather large biker who lived across the street from her. He had never given her any reason to be afraid, just his overwhelming size made her nervous. But, even with size and all his tattoos, he was awfully pretty to look at!
     Reading Coming Undone was like taking a breath of fresh air. There is no antagonism between the lovers; there are no hidden agendas. There’s plenty of fun, camaraderie, good family time and lots of happy thoughts. But real life does rear its ugly head with the problems of Elise’s in-laws. Yet Ms. Dane keeps the reader completely enthralled with the depth of her characterizations, plus the really hot sex scenes don’t hurt either.

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