By: KB Alan
Publisher: Second Shift Publishing
Published: June 24, 2014
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance
Content: M/F, M/M/F, BDSM, Spanking, Bondage, D/s, Anal Play, Anal Sex, Oral Sex, Toys
Heat Level: Scorching
Date: July 16, 2014
Drew can't believe the risk he takes when he makes a move on the speeder in the convertible, but she's damn near irresistible. When their encounter turns into an amazing afternoon of play, he knows he has to keep seeing her, even if it goes against all the rules he's set for himself.
Neither Emma nor Drew is in the right place to start a relationship, so they agree to keep playing as long as they're having fun together. And they are having a lot of fun together, especially when Drew's best friend comes to town. Two men, one woman, and a sailboat. A recipe for pleasure, but how do Emma and Drew keep their hearts from wanting more than their practical lives are willing to deliver?
This is the first story I’ve ever read by this author and I was definitely not disappointed. I really enjoy stories like this where it’s obvious to the reader that the main characters are in love, it just takes them a bit longer to realize it. Part of the fun is seeing how long it takes them to realize it and what events bring them to that realization. KB Alan does a thorough job of chronicling the process of Drew and Emma falling in love without being obvious. There are subtle clues that help the reader come to the conclusion on their own.
Drew is a cop who pulls Emma over for speeding when she is on her way to visit a sex club. She’s wearing a necklace that identifies her as a submissive and he immediately asserts his dominance over her, against his better judgement. They start a dom/sub affair but Drew is hesitant to define it as a relationship. Still, they have an undeniable sexual connection and the more time they spend together, they become friends as well. Their dynamic is loving and friendly. I enjoyed the teasing banter between them. It seems as though they enjoy being together, even if neither of them want a relationship.
When Emma is introduced to Drew’s best friend Toby, the hotness factor kicks up a few notches. The trio engages in activities that range from sweet and loving to steamy and erotic. (The author gives quite a bit of background on Toby so we get to know him pretty well and I hope there will be a book about him coming soon.)
Once Emma and Drew are left to their own devices again, it’s interesting to watch the push and pull that goes on with Drew. His indecision is obvious. One minute he’s refusing to take her in public and the next he’s taking her to meet his parents. Toby seems to be the only one who has a decent grasp of what is really going on between Drew and Emma but Drew, in his bull-headed alpha-male way, isn’t listening to him.
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would definitely read more works by this author. It certainly has some pretty steamy sex scenes and just the right amount of angst to keep you wondering if they’ll make it in the end.