My rating: 5 of 5 stars
*OFFICE INTRIGUE is book one in the Office Intrigue duet but since book two, INTRIGUED OUT OF THE OFFICE, was released at the same time and I read one right after the other, I’m going to review the entire duet together.*
So, I’ll first warn that these books are taboo, erotic (BDSM) office romances and they ..are..SO..freakin’..GOOD!! I’ll also be honest and say that books with multiple partners and love triangles generally aren’t my first choice but when Nicole Edwards offered this ARC up, I had to grab it (because it’s Nicole Edwards!). Ladies and gents, this is no FIFTY SHADES (I read and adored that series so I’m not knocking that story). Luci’s tale completely drew me into a whole other world that had me in awe from beginning to end! The connection between Luci and her Doms/bosses (Landon, Langston, Ben and Justin) is obvious, palpable and unmistakably understood. As the story progresses, that connection morphs and twists into something so spectacular and beautiful. I know, it sounds weird..how can a relationship with four men be “beautiful”? BUT the smooth way Ms. Edwards writes made it extremely easy to fall for these characters. Aside from the epically HOT sex, (picture Jim Carrey in The Mask, eyes bugged out of his head in an almost cartoonish way…yeah that was me!)
this book describes a young woman’s journey of self discovery. And yes, there’s all kinds of kink depicted but the bottom line is Luci learning how to TRUST, how to COMMUNICATE, how to LOVE HERSELF and how to LOVE her PARTNER(s). For me, this duet was TEN stars (five for each book = ten!), possibly my favorite Nicole Edwards book ever, one of the best books I read in 2017 and a must for my READ AGAIN E-SHELF!!! It’s mostly told from Luci’s POV but there’s several chapters from the Dom’s POV too which made it surprisingly easy to become familiar with each of the four bosses. I received, read and voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
Both books in this duet are being released on the same day!
Do you get up every morning, spend close to an hour or more getting ready, pick out the perfect outfit, make sure your makeup is suitable, then style your hair just so? Do you slip your feet into your favorite heels, lock your modest one-bedroom apartment, climb into your practical car? Do you drive twenty minutes to downtown, find a spot in the company parking garage?
If you do, then you’re very much like me.
However, I think our stories will differ significantly once you get to your office and I get to mine.
Sure, it’s possible you work in a high-rise office building in the heart of downtown. It could be any downtown office in any big city, in fact. New York, Chicago, Dallas. The location doesn’t matter. It’s even feasible to think that you’re a secretary for a multi-billion-dollar PR firm. You could even have four bosses like I do. Four mouth-watering, male bosses, even.
But, like I said, at that point, our stories will likely be drastically different.
In order for you to understand why, I’ll have to start at the beginning…
Having spent the last two and a half months with my bosses, the thought of spending the holidays alone isn’t ideal. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what I feared I would be doing.
Or so I thought.
I probably should’ve learned long ago not to underestimate the men I work for. They do have a way of surprising me when I least expect it.
While I find myself immersed in a lifestyle I am still getting familiar with, spending time with my bosses is proving to be more than I’d originally anticipated. Not only am I experiencing what it means to offer my submission freely, I’m also experiencing something else.
Something that feels a lot like love.
Until they switch things up and make me choose between them. That’s not something I’m capable of doing. After all, not only am I falling in love with one of my bosses, it appears my heart already belongs to two. Except one of those two seems to be rejecting me and I’m at a loss. If only I could let things go back to the way they were in the beginning, return to our original arrangement. If I could do that, it might work out.
Too bad my heart doesn’t seem to be listening to reason.
This is the second part of a duet – both books are being published on the same day. This book is not for the faint of heart. It contains explicit sexual content, including, but not limited to BDSM, swapping, sharing, voyeurism, exhibitionism, m/m, m/f/m, and m/m/f encounters.
Book ONE – Office Intrigue
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Nicole is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who was born and raised in Texas. Married with three kids and four dogs, she has plenty of interaction to keep her imagination brewing. Her books have been featured in USA Today’s Happy Ever After segment as well as Indie Reader’s best seller list. She has forged her way as an independent author.
Although she has a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, she prefers to be hiding out in her writing cave, talking to the fictional characters that have built up in her head over the years.
When she isn’t writing or plotting her next book (sometimes translated to “playing on Facebook”), Nicole loves to read and spend time with her family and her dogs.