THE SESSIONS by Laurel Rivers

THE SESSIONS by Laurel Rivers

Description: When Serena, a grown woman, is forced into counseling by her overbearing parents, she get’s more than expected from the sessions with her sexy therapist. The Good: Ms. Rivers has a good narrative voice, and this is a pretty clever situation. I also kind of love that the main character is a total perv. The story is structurally sound. And I’m a sucker for a good, clever last line (like “Nobody’s perfect!” at the end of Some Like It Hot). This story has one of those lines. I actually laughed out loud. The Bad: The main character goes on long interior voice rambles, and the whole story has an early Disney princess movie feel to it: the H/H barely talk but they fall for each other quickly. Also, readers might be frustrated...

AMBER’S FANTASY by Pepper Anthony

AMBER’S FANTASY by Pepper Anthony

Description: When the otherwise practical, executive assistant, Amber gets caught with a stash of menage a trois novels by her company’s IT guy, Ray, she’s more than a little embarrassed. However, Ray’s intrigued and more importantly, wondering if he and his cousin, Carl, can make her fantasy come true. But how to get around their company’s pesky no-dating policy? The Good: This is a cute little love story with some nice will they or won’t they suspense. Perfect amount of story for the length. Ms. Anthony doesn’t go too big or leave her readers wanting more. Also, love that it’s set in Portland. The Bad: Amber’s bestie was a bit convenient, and Carl’s character was too intriguing to be given so little page...

RIVALS FOR LOVE by Eve Vaughn

RIVALS FOR LOVE by Eve Vaughn

Description: After almost getting over the heartbreak of being unceremoniously dumped by her first love, Sawyer, Hayden Sinclair has managed to move on with his long-time rival, Luc, another ridiculously hot businessmen. But then Sawyer comes back to town and makes it clear that he has every intention of winning her back. What’s a girl to do? The Good: This was the first interracial romance I ever listened to on audiobook, and I really liked the experience. I’m hoping more will come out in this format. The sex is very hot, and Ms. Vaughn does a very good job of presenting Hayden’s conflict. Readers will have a lot of fun rooting for Team Luc or Team Sawyer — if you’re wondering, I was firmly on Team Luc. The Bad: The story is very...

WAY OF THE WOLF by Netherland St. James

WAY OF THE WOLF by Netherland St. James

Description: Trace and Dustin are best friend and shifter-wolves, and they have a very interesting problem. They’re both in love with the same woman, and she happens to be their employee. The Good: This is a good situation. And the sex is hot. The Bad: Almost the entire story is told and not shown. I’m still not sure if Olivia is black or white — the Amazon tags say bwwm, but she’s not described in physical terms outside of the two leads desire. The story has somewhat good bones, but ultimately fails due to really poor execution. The Naughty: Erotic. Menage. Editing issues: 2 typos Publisher: Capri Montgomery Books (Indie author) Length: 7,000+ words Final Grade: D+ Click on the widget to buy at Amazon for $1.50.     Love IR...

DON’T CALL HER ANGEL by Cara McKenna

DON’T CALL HER ANGEL by Cara McKenna

Description: Emily, a sweet Georgia blond, and her husband, Rasul, a hard Middle Eastern man, have created a mutually-beneficial, Dom/sub marriage for themselves. Will inviting another man into their bedroom disrupt or further fuel their passion? The Good: This is a really, really, really unusual read. It’s not quite BDSM, but not in any way your run-of-the-mill romance. The narrative is more slice-of-life than straight-forward, and in many ways this story feels more like a character study, with the author digging deeper and deeper into the three people at its center. The sex is written incredibly hot, and I have never read a couple quite like this. I love that they’re both in direct conflict with the way they were raised. If you’re looking for...

THREE BULLETS by Tasha D-Drake

THREE BULLETS by Tasha D-Drake

Description: Bae, a young half-Korean Englishman, needs to make a little money to escape his small town, so he takes a job person sitting Steve, the temporarily blind brother of Jim Jones. Neither brother is quite what he seems, and Bae’s boring job takes a turn for the steamy. The Good: I really liked Bae, and Steve was a hoot. The sex was very hot. It’s a very compelling and quick read. The Bad: Though I found this novel through a search for interracial gay romance, it’s not quite that. Also, the cover is kind of horrible. The Naughty: Erotic, explicit language, menage. Editing issues: Minor. Two typos. Publisher: Wittengen Press Length: Short Story Final Grade: C+ Click on the book cover to buy at Amazon for $0.99. If you love IR Book...