About the plot: Evan James is a sex addict. He can’t go without it and this irrepressible sexual desire ruin his life. He lost his job, prestige, respect, now he lives an illusion with almost empty bank account. At the end of the day, however, the most important thing is to find someone, no matter whom, with whom will be able to satisfy for a brief moment his desire. But after each encounter he feels disgust and shame to himself and he can’t break this cycle.
One night he meets a gorgeous blonde who he takes home and spends with her all night long and morning followed. Neither of them do repeats, but after this one night she got under his skin. Evan can’t stop thinking about her, nor come without her in his thoughts. Then he get the chance to regain control in the field of work and to get his life on track. To his surprise, his new boss, Reagan is a beautiful blonde from remarkable night, who has a lot more self-control than he ever had and as well as secrets.
Final thoughts: Totally not what I was expecting. I don’t know why, but I thought it would be dark romance, and that I find here a lot of disturbing sex scenes. Not that I have anything against, and I don’t know where and how it came to me, maybe the title itself this suggests, but after all, I was surprised. And we found here very hot, unique sexual scenes but also warm story with entertaining characters who indeed have their addictions. But above all it is a story about two people who match each other perfectly with appetite in bed and in life.
In fact only the first part is disturbing or shocking. And honestly probably my least favorite. The story slowly progresses and actually we don’t know much. A lot of secrets and mainly problems with his addiction. The second begins with a small time shift ahead, and although in the beginning I felt a little lost, the story started heading in a great direction. And it was just better and better.
I incredibly like the heroes of this book. Reagan is a feisty, confident woman, and their exchanges were highly entertaining. I love, love the change that occurs in Evan and progress with their relations. The cup of coffee flirt? Awesome! You have here everything, one night stand, friendship, hate, desire, lust, lies and finally, of course, love. You will find moments of fun and extremely steaming and hot. And also the great mystery that explains some things.
In summary I am very positively surprised by how the story grow and progressed. The chemistry between the characters was off the charts and I couldn’t come up with a better match. Two great authors created a very entertaining but with some serious difficulties story. It has to result in a great reading.
The book was originally published as a three-part short A Desperate Man series.
If I’d recommend? Yes. Especially if you like erotic and romantic office romance stories, as well as watch the development of the characters in their lives and the relationship.
Read Chapter One HERE:
About The Author
You could say Brooke Blaine was a book-a- holic from the time she knew how to read; she used to tell her mother that curling up with one at 4 a.m. before elementary school was her quiet time; Not much has changed except for the espresso I.V. pump she now carries around and the size of her onesie pajamas.
Brooke enjoys writing sassy contemporary romance, whether in the form of comedy, suspense, or erotica. The latter has scarred her conservative Southern family for life, bless their hearts.
If you’d like to get in touch with her, she’s easy to find – just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s dominated her cell phone for ten years.
Ella Frank is the author of the #1 Bestselling Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” And “enticingly sexy!”
A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction and lives with her husband in Portland, OR.
Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R.Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.