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Ethan (Alluring Indulgence Book 5) Kindle Edition
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When reading the others in this series, I didn't really understand Ethan...until now. Nicole Edwards made me feel the raw, intense, gritty, gentle, broken, taunted soul of Ethan. This was her most emotional book for me, the reason why Ethan is so closed off absolutely tore me apart. I thought of him even when not reading...while doing mundane jobs around the house. I was truly touched by this story.
Ethan is a gay man, which I knew going into this story. I have had very little exposure to what difficulties life would bring for someone in a lifestyle that was different from the life I live. Having read this, it terrifies me to think that they would be treated this way, but I think that it has happened and will continue to happen. Which is sad.
I fell in love with Beau Bennett reading Zane, so I wasn't surprised that I would love him in this book, but his backstory touched me almost as much as Ethans.
It kills me to not reveal all of Ethans secrets to you, but you must read for yourself and feel what I felt. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Ethan Walker was the second youngest of all of the seven Walker brothers. He’s always known he was gay but he’s never admitted it to anyone in public. He was withdrawn, secretive, closed off and not willing to open up to anyone.
Beau Bennett had just confirmed what he’s always known, that he was gay. He’s known Ethan his entire life but just recently realized his connection to him.
The story opens with Ethan fighting the connection. It was written with a dual POV as well as with guest POV’s mixed throughout. Similar to the other books in the series, it was hot and sexy. Dissimilar to the other series books, the underlying theme was somewhat dark with bullying, bigotry, suicide and hate incidents. It was complex with depth and dimension and unfortunately was probably a realistic view in the recent past. Hopefully as a nation we’ve moved past it; however, I’m sure some of the situations experienced within the storyline still exist today to some extent.
I enjoyed both characters as well the entire Walker clan. Edwards gave us gifts with continued developments of our favorites, as well as providing additional glimpses of those still looking for their forever love. Next up is Braydon.
So yes, this author is exploring all the taboos of erotica, and is developing all the variations inside the same family, the Walker brothers, living in a small Texan town, and owning the local private, and adult club, Alluring Indulgence.
Considering I’m not a big fan of pure erotica, I was a little weary of reading this story, especially when it started at the club, on a New Year’s Eve, with Beau witnessing Ethan having sex with his own boyfriend, Blake. True, Blake wasn’t really a nice character, and it was clear he was soon out of the picture, and indeed the story took a positive turn, from my point of view, after that event. I liked the slow but hot development of the love story between Ethan and Beau, I love how these were adult men but with a sort of naiveté regarding relationship: sex they knew, love was uncharted territory. The sex was hot, and yes, considering this is an erotic romance, it was abundant, but, very much strict to my taste: a one to one relationship between two men, no funny games, hot, sweat and skin. Oh yes, and the classical shower sex scene ;-) but that is almost a must in erotic romance (has happened also to you that since starting reading erotic romance, when entering a new bathroom, you look at the shower with different eyes? )
So yes, to my taste, this was almost perfect, the almost given only by some quirky point that irked me, but didn’t deter from reading the whole book: for example, telling me three times in the span of few pages that Jared just came out of nowhere beginning of January was probably overdoing it; unless it wasn’t really important for me to know it, but it wasn’t. (So, needless to say, they’d butted heads since the day Jared showed up right around the first of the year. (p. 27); Now that Blake wasn’t working for them , Ethan wondered if that would help the strained relationship that had started to develop since the first week of January when Jared had shown up out of the blue (p. 28); The other was occupied by Jared, Ethan’s cousin, who had practically dropped out of the sky on New Year’s Day and landed smack dab in the middle of Walker Demolition (p. 44)). Other than that, a very satisfying reading, an erotic romance that was at the same time “romantic” (not sweet of course, but well, I had the feeling these men like to cuddle…)
Nicole Edwards does it again! This was AMAZING! I am not a huge fan of M/M romance. Somehow, Ms. Edwards just makes it work. I don’t care that they are both guys, I love them both. They are two alpha males fighting for something forbidden in their small town. The writing was phenomenal. They love each other but they aren’t two guys with girly thoughts. They are tough and rugged cowboys. And they are HOT!
This book goes beyond the “love” story and delves into hate crimes and homophobia. It takes on family reactions to coming out and it doesn’t sugar coat any of it. Nicole Edwards did an amazing job of pulling me in and hooking me. I felt for these men. I felt love, I felt fear, I felt anger, and I felt their passion and their peace.
So the emotions were off the charts, but lets take a moment and talk about the most important part of the book, the sex. It was OFF THE FREAKING CHARTS!
This book kept me panting and wanting more. I absolutely LOVED IT!
Five gigantic stars. I adore this series and I will continue to read on!!