Hey y’all…welcome to DAY 2 of BLOGMAS: BEST BOOKS OF 2018! The very awesome and wonderful blogger, Sophie, over at Beware of the Reader is hosting this challenge where I will attempt to post about the BEST OF THE BEST in contemporary romance every day this month…Go check out her blog, you won’t regret it!😉
Today is THE BEST in EROTIC romance! Hubba, hubba…this is definitely a fave of mine, LOL!😘 And believe it or not it was a tough choice. Now, this one is not listed as erotic on Amazon but it totally had some super HAWT elements to me (wink, wink)!
A COMPLETE standalone and a Sinners of Saint spin-off.
Naked surfer. Habitual pothead. A con, a liar, a thief and a fraud.
Last I heard, he was extorting the rich and screwing their wives for a living.
Which is why I’m more than a little surprised to find him at my threshold, looking for my friendship, my services, and most puzzling of all—looking humbled.
Thing is, I’m on a boycott. Literally—I cut boys from my life. Permanently.
Problem is, Bane is not a boy, he is all man, and I’m falling, crashing, drowning in his sweet, perfect lies.
Hot as hell, cold as ice.
I wasn’t aware of her existence until a fat, juicy deal landed in my lap.
She’s a part of it, a little plaything to kill some time.
She is collateral, a means to an end, and a side-bonus for striking a deal with her oil tycoon stepdad.
More than anything, Jesse Carter is a tough nut to crack.
Little does she know, I have the teeth for it.
*This book contains material that might be offensive for some or elicit a strong emotional response.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
BANE is book 4 in the Sinners of Saint series and although we get a few glimpses of previous characters from the series, it can standalone.
Bane is a con, a liar, a thief and a paid escort. He makes a deal of a lifetime that brings him barreling into Jesse’s world. Jesse, who’s struggling to recover from a tragic past. They strike up an unlikely friendship but when Bane decides he wants more, can he keep Jesse or will circumstances tear them apart?
Bane is probably your mama’s worst nightmare AND her dirty little secret all wrapped in one delicious surfer-dude body! Oh my Gawd…I FLOVED him! And the funny thing is that I didn’t think I would like him. But I took a chance on the book since I adore LJ Shen and I’m SO happy I did! Because under all the cocky, crass, rude exterior was a man EXISTING in the only way he knew how. Jesse was also simply EXISTING, just in her own, much quieter way. She had so much strength buried under her fear and weirdly enough, Bane was the special key to unlocking all her sassy spirit. They both needed the other to heal.
Jesse and Bane had some tragic, emotional scars festering under their skin. They were both dealt some crappy hands and had some really tough obstacles to overcome but their hilarious banter and witty quips kept the story from feeling TOO dark. This book drew about every emotion from me…laughter, anger, hope, lust, anxiety, happiness. SIGH… this isn’t your average romance, it’s SO much more and I loved every page of it!
LJ Shen wrote another awesome book that I’ll place on my READ AGAIN E-SHELF! Told from dual POVs with a happy ending. I received, read and voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
Hope you enjoy this one, have a great day y’all!😍