LAID BEAR by Eve Vaughn

LAID BEAR by Eve Vaughn

Description: After a near-fatal collision, Zora Calloway wakes up in the cabin of three sexy bear-shifter cousins determined to claim her as their mate. Goldilocks and the three bears, indeed! The Good: This is a really sexy take on a beloved fairytale. Ms. Vaughn is a master of old-school erotic romance structure, and the sex really drives the story. But she also gives us a really interesting and well-executed mystery — it provides just the right amount of plot. I also loved that the level-headed, somewhat beta bear was in charge, and this word pairing: “awesomely serious.” The Bad: The relationship-building gets a little lost in the fray of thick sexual tension during the first half of the book. And Heath and Logan often read as alike, as...

PRICELESS by Lena Matthews

PRICELESS by Lena Matthews

Description: While poor newlyweds, Nia and Eric spend their first Christmas together in the cold city where he’s doing his residency, they heat up the winter nights with love and passion. The Good: Ms. Matthews does a wonderful job of making married sex very hot. She sets up great situations for the couple, and the love scenes are very well-executed. Nia is lovely and sweet and easy to root for. I was also a big fan of Eric’s best work friend, Dominic, and Lena’s best work friend, Julia. Can’t wait to read their BW/AM story. Last but not least, this story was a great length for the price. The Bad: The “Gift of the Magi” plot itself doesn’t really kick in for several chapters, so there’s not much but sex and banter...

STRANDED by Eve Vaughn

STRANDED by Eve Vaughn

Description: After Rafe’s divorce, he and his best friend, Grant, decide to find a woman to share as a wife. Just a few weeks and one terrible plane crash later, they find themselves stranded on a deserted island with the vivacious and sexy, India Powers. The Good: The sex was hot, hot, hot, and the threesome story gets fully explored, both politically and romantically. I also liked that both guys and the heroine were emotionally damaged, as it made me much more invested in the characters. The Bad: Grant was, in my opinion, the most interesting character, but gets the least development. Also, the dialogue was a bit stilted and rough in a few places. The Naughty: Menage a trois, anal, explicit language. Editing issues: None Publisher: Samhain Publishing...