Review: The Hot Floor by Josephine Myles

 The Hot Floor by Josephine MylesReviewed by Sandra Scholes

The Hot Synopsis: Josh Carpenter is fed up with his ordinary everyday life as a glassblower and tires of living in his bedsit. As he has been dumped by his boyfriend, he wonders what life has in store for him next, not realizing that two other guys will want to have their wicked way with him – if he’ll let them.

The Smouldering Guy 1: Josh Carpenter has only seen glimpses of his two neighbours, Rai and Evan, but from what he has seen they are pretty hot looking. As his life is so boring and routine, he is looking for a distraction to take his mind of it. His friend Denise gives the impression Josh isn’t fussy about who he wants to get with as far as male interest goes, and as he’s been alone for a while, he decides to take his chance with them.

The Smouldering Guy 2: Rai Nakamura is studying for his PHD in Economics, so he’s the brains of the threesome. He is also a terrible flirt who has a sexy accent Josh can’t resist. He also could either be the bottom or the top according to Josh.

The Smouldering Guy 3: Evan Truman is a horny plumber who is a really big guy who looks like he works out and has plenty of time to get all hot and sweaty for Rai, and later Josh. Rai is his perfect mate as it turns out, and he wouldn’t want to be without him.

Any funny parts?

  • Josh keeps hearing Rai and Evan having sex next door, and wishes he was with them, so this novel turns out to be wish fulfilment gone real.
  • Josh’s friend Denise is the perfect Fag Hag who knows what she wants and continues to tease Josh terribly about his taste in men.

Is it Hot Enough? Well, it has plenty of sex in it, which is very descriptive and at times fun, so yes, it’s as hot as three guys rocking a bedpost.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Buy: The Hot Floor

Review: Bound By Law (Men of Honor, Book 2) by S. E. Jakes

by Sharon S., guest reviewer

Do you like m/m? Have you ever thought, “Hey, I’ve never tried m/m, but Blaylock and Quihnn from the series Black Dagger Brotherhood is making me think, I might?” Then you need to RUN (don’t walk) to S. E. Jakes’ Men Of Honor series. I reviewed the first book in the series, Bound by Honor a few months ago, and fell in love with Jakes’ writing and her characters. We are talking tortured alpha males that are emotionally broken and have buried things so deep, they believe they can never love or be loved again; till they meet that one person who makes them face their fears of vulnerability.

I. Love. These. Books.

You can’t imagine my excitement when I received the ARC for her second book Bound by Law. The title alone sent shivers up my spine ;) because I know whose story this is based on the first book.

Law fell in love with Styx 15 years ago. He knew Styx had a past and was working for the C.I.A. He was even willing to put up with Styx’s mysteriously popping in and out of his life, but 10 years ago Styx walked out and never came back. Law dealt with this by having sex with anyone, but no one more than once. He couldn’t give his heart to anyone else, Styx still had it. Then one night he met Paulo. He is a young, beautiful, tattooed man that made Law feel like he might be able to finally move on.

Styx doesn’t remember anything before he turned 16. He found love and friendship with Law and Damon (his story is Bound by Honor). Then his job and past caught up with him and he had to leave everyone to keep them safe, but he never forgot or quit loving Law. His past still manages to threaten Law’s life and now he has come back to protect and reclaim him, but it isn’t so easy. Law is torn between both men and it becomes a swoon fest for me <G>.

I don’t like erotica and the idea of a threesome has never been appealing. I would have preferred for Law to make a choice between the men, but I find myself more than willing to make an exception for these books. The characters are just that good. Jakes can write angst like nobody’s business, and watching these alphas’ hearts bleed, makes me melt into a puddle.

This book introduces us to a new character, Tomcat. He is Styx’s partner at the C.I.A, and I have a feeling his story will be next.

Where the hell have you been? Was written all over his face, and the man refused to let LC in at first. But LC persisted and Paulo relented, and finally LC barreled in, grabbing and kissing the man until he stopped resisting and twined his hands in LC’s hair and moaned into his mouth.

(oh, yeah!)

He looked back at Paulo one last time, grimaced, like it was painful to leave, and Paulo wanted to believe it was.

“Go now, LC.”

“‘Law,” he said firmly. “I want you to call me Law.”

Paulo bit back a smart-ass remark and told him quietly, “Okay, Law, go.”

“I like the way you say it,” Law said, just as quietly, and then he left to go to Styx.

Rating: ★★★★½ Spanking Stars! (nope, not going to explain this one <G>)

Buy: Bound by Law, Bound by Law (UK)

Review: The Harlot by Saska Walker

by Carla F., guest reviewer

Summary: Jessie Taskill is a prostitute who is known as “The Harlot of Dundee.” She has gotten this name because she enjoys her work and doesn’t just lie there. Jessie gets into a fight in a bar with another prostitute over a client. When the other woman realizes that Jessie is going to win she accuses Jessie of being a witch. Jessie is then sent to jail.

She really is a witch and is ready to cast a spell to escape her cell when a priest comes to visit with her. Gregor Ramsey has come dressed in priest robes to see Jessie because he has a proposition for her. He will help her escape in exchange for her to help him get revenge on his enemy.

Review: This sure isn’t anything like Pretty Woman. The world that Jessie lives in is a crude one and this book reflects that. The first view that Gregor (and the reader) has of Jessie is of her bare behind while she is fighting the other prostitute.

There are all kinds of sex here: straight, lesbian, gay and threesome. Since this book was from Harlequin’s Spice line, I wasn’t sure if this was even going to be a love story. I was almost halfway through the book before I came to care about either Jessie or Gregor. (It took stories of their difficult pasts and seeing affection between them to make it happen.)

Overall: Mostly erotica and some of it coarse, but once the love starts the story becomes interesting.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Buy: The Harlot, The Harlot (UK)

Review: Texas Tangle by Leah Braemel

This contemporary erotica is a wonderful way to pass a few hours. It takes place in Texas and is about the coming together of a permanent threesome between two men and the woman they both love.

Braemel does an excellent job exploring the mind spaces of all three characters including their fears, motivations, and love.

Nikki Kimball’s life is a wreck all thanks to her good-for-nothing brother and her lousy ex-husband. Her childhood ill equipped her to understand the freedom and joy found in being responsible for personal happiness and because of that she’s had none until the two heroes come along.

Dillon Barnett and his foster-brother Brett Anderson have shared fists before over the luscious Nikki back in high school. It nearly destroyed them then and even now after all these years and her marriage to another man Brett’s just learning to trust the friendship between them again fully. One or the other will lose out because they’re forcing Nikki to choose. But what if they didn’t? Could they possibly both love the same woman and not rip each other to shreds? It doesn’t seem possible because jealousy is what ruined everything before.

I found it a little hard to believe Nikki would be so adventurous at first because of how lousy her marriage was. After the miscarriage things fell apart rapidly and she stayed out of cowardice. Her husband, Wade, cheated on her constantly. He was supposed to be her only lover before Dillon and Brett come along and he honestly didn’t come across as a considerate sounding bloke.

The love making other than that was steamy and sexy. There’s some alone time, voyeurism, three way action (one time double penetration – that was woo-dang smoking hot), and lots of cuddling. Go ahead and spice your bedroom up with this read. You’ll thank me later.

Rating: 4 Stars

Buy: Texas Tangle

Review: Long Hard Ride (Rough Riders) by Lorelei James

Story: Channing Kinkaid’s western adventure is turning out to be a big flop because the cowboy she hitched herself too is a real possessive jerk… and married?! Appalled she’s determined to get the hell out of Dodge until professional cowboy Colby McKay propositions her with a threesome/moresome sexual adventure a girl would be foolish to pass up. The rules are simple – she’s there for them whenever they want her and she can’t question them about the pleasures they plan to bring her.

Review (Spoilers): I can’t decide if I want to give props and hose the fact that Channing and Colby wind up together sans Colby’s partners. It’s certainly original for this erotica subgenre, but I felt Colby was acting ridiculous at times. He does threesomes all the time and then because Channing’s involved it’s not nearly so palpable for him? On one hand it’s realistic but on the other hand what makes Channing the one to inspire the green monster?

I also felt bad for the “third” rodeo partner who was gay and participated in getting a blowjob from Channing because Colby told him too instead of just coming out and saying he was gay and wasn’t interested in her. I thought that was degrading especially since it is clear later in the book that Colby knew the guy was gay. The second partner is bisexual and likes being with women and with the third partner adding extra drama.

Finally, the first half of the novel didn’t do much for me for two reasons. The first is that Channing is introduced feeling insecure about her rather large breast size (which never comes up again after she wins a random wet T-shirt contest) and kind of introverted because of her meek behavior with her parents and then she becomes an expert sexy woman with no qualms telling them what she wants and talking dirty which is so at odds to the mental image I had from the first little bit and secondly because I didn’t feel there was any emotion involved other than the need to do it. The second half did have the emotion as it became more traditional romance with spicy erotica elements due to Colby’s jealousy and desire to make Channing “just his.” I think perhaps that should have been the focus all along.

The sex was certainly steamy, hot!

Rating: ★½☆☆☆

Buy: Long Hard Ride: Rough Riders, Book 1

Review: A Taste of Temptation by Amelia Grey

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Amelia Grey spins a sweet love story of ghosts, trapped marriages, thievery, and near misses. A Taste of Temptation is a pretty quick read. The book is wonderful to sit down with and read on a rainy afternoon, which is exactly how I read it.

Andrew Terwillger, Lord Dugdale, is the last of the Terrible Threesome. A confirmed bachelor, he doesn’t understand how his friends can be happy with their wives and marriages. All he sees is that they’re different. They no longer like to drink, gamble, and enjoy women like they used to and he vows no female will leg shackle him.

Olivia Banning is a kind girl who wants the best for her Aunt Agatha. Which is why she’s most concerned when Agatha tells her that Lord Pinkwater’s ghost is calling to her from the grave. Drawn to London on a ghost hunt, Olivia is worried her Aunt is out of her mind and that the ton will find out.

An urn falls at the Dugdale Ball, nearly missing Lord Dugdale. Agatha, convinced that this is the sign of Lord Pinkwater’s ghost presence is determined to set off and search the house. Olivia quickly nixes the idea and offers to go instead as she is not concerned at all with her reputation amongst the ton. Olivia is certain after the season she will be back in the country and marrying a nice non-aristocrat male, Mr. Yost.

However, in her search of the house she is caught by Lord Dugdale, no less. Worse, he’s caught her in his room sniffing his soap. He thinks she’s a thief and when she tells him of Lord Pinkwater’s ghost, he thinks she is crazy. But heaven help him if he wasn’t attracted to her and steals a kiss. Only to find four society women entering the room moments later and catching them!

Andrew is appalled, and forced to marry Olivia, but he will never love the conniving, title seeking, marriage trapping chit he now calls his wife. He’s determined to keep his life like it was in his bachelor days. Can Olivia melt his hostile exterior? Will Andrew let himself be swayed and give up the ghost?

Rating: 3.5 Stars

Buy: A Taste of Temptation

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Review: Her Heart’s Divide by Kathleen Dienne

Ever wonder what would happen if you did something different? If you changed your actions in one tiny moment? Said yes, instead of no? Stole a kiss instead of being a gentleman?

When Jack switches places with himself from another dimension he learns exactly what happens. His best friend marries the girl and he marries another.

Lila is surprised and concerned when Jack claims to be her husband when he’s only ever just been her boss. That the house she and Ryan share is actually hers and Jack’s—but the furniture is all off. That the dealership has fewer sedans in it than it should… and so on.

Ryan takes it all in stride (which frankly is surprising, but necessary to make the story pull together as fast as it does.)

And a secret fantasy plays out between one wife and her two… husbands?

My thoughts: Her Heart’s Divide is pretty short and doesn’t have a lot of time to do any character development or time to draw out the storyline. It all happens very quickly and personally I would have liked a longer story so the author could explore, expand, and expound; taking the time to bring the story even more interesting places. That said Kathleen Dienne manages to condense two romances into a very tight word count and throw in some fantasy parallel dimension hopping.

Biggest Wish: I wish there had been more Jack POV!!! That would have been super hot.

Recommended: If you’re looking for a quick read erotic story and love threesomes, you will want to try Her Heart’s Divide. In addition to the expected three-way, you’ll find a couple of voyeuristic sex scenes and a bunch mentions to orange bursts of light.

Rating: 2.5 Stars

Buy: Her Heart’s Divide