- File Size: 614 KB
- Print Length: 405 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1939786851
- Publisher: Nicole Edwards Limited (December 5, 2017)
- Publication Date: December 5, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0773QPBTZ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,394 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Intrigued Out of the Office (Office Intrigue Book 2) Kindle Edition
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As I mentioned in the other review…this book is NOT for the faint of heart. This is an extremely sexual story and has earned every X in my XXX rating. I’ve made it known that I seriously dislike when people judge a book by saying “too much sex” when it’s labeled as erotica. So please, do not read this book if you have an issue with erotica and/or relationships that are not considered mainstream. Just like with book one, if you enjoy a lot of sizzle and are open-minded, you will really enjoy this book.
Where Office Intrigue introduced us to Luci and her bosses, Landon, Langston, Justin, and Ben and helps us to get a general idea of their situation, this part of the story really delves much deeper into the feelings all the characters start to develop for one another. I loved it! There was chemistry and warm-fuzzies and heartache and love. It was wonderful.
Luci has a serious problem with her self-esteem. Those who don’t understand the Dominant/submissive dynamic might think that’s a given since she’s a submissive. But that’s actually far from true and, in fact, Luci is finding her confidence from being in this unconventional relationship with all these Dominants. She found her power but still has an issue finding her voice.
I’m very thankful Nicole Edwards decided to give us short “Boss Meeting” chapters throughout both books. There were times I found myself getting upset with one of the bosses when there would be a chapter from either his point of view or where he was expressing himself more openly than he did with Luci. Then I’d start to understand his motivations. I am in no way an expert, or even super familiar with the D/s relationship outside of the fictional stories I’ve read so these insights were very helpful.
Ben and Justin remain a bit of a mystery and I can only hope the author decides to give them their HEA someday. I was glad to see more of Jordan in this part of the story and really enjoyed seeing the private side of his life. It definitely helped Luci to open up to him and she needed to have someone to talk to with all that was going on in her life.
As for Langston and Landon, I already knew I liked them. Getting to see their out of the office side really cemented them in my heart. Even though Landon wasn’t particularly happy with his brother through part of this book, they always have each other’s backs and are super supportive of each other and their business partners. They may sometimes be clueless as to what is happening in Luci’s brain, but when they do find out things she keeps close to the vest they are sure to swoop in and give her the love and support she needs and deserves…even when she doesn’t realize that’s what they’re doing.
I want to add in a quick note about this being labeled a BDSM story. Where it does have some BDSM elements, it is more like BDSM light. It may be too much for some temperaments, but if you’re looking for super hard-core whips and chains you will not find it here. There is some punishment and restraints, but nothing over the top for the more main stream mindset.
This second part of the two-part Office Intrigue Duet really elevated the story in so many ways. If you enjoyed the first part you will LOVE this part. Nicole Edwards never lets me down.
**I received an ARC of this book courtesy of Nicole Edwards. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.**
Please heed Nicole’s warning about this book. If you aren’t into BDSM—some hardcore—don’t pick up this book. If you are into it, or at least curious with an open mind, get comfortable and buckle up for one hell of a ride!
I’ve been a fan of Nicole’s writing for years. Her cowboys, country singers, sex club owners, and not-so-good guys have been a wonderful escape, and I feel like I know and love them all. When I found out Nicole was writing a BDSM story, I thought it might be something with a little kink. I thought wrong!! These two books tell a very complicated tale about Luciana, a newly-hired secretary in a PR firm, and her bosses: Landon, Langston, Ben, and Justin. They’re all equal partners in the PR firm, and that’s all I’ll say. Getting to know these guys was most of the fun for me. I’d love to be a fly (with a supply of vibrators and lots of batteries) on the wall in some of the offices of this company!
I laughed, screamed swooned (4 hot guys, duh!), wanted to punch something, wanted to cuddle something, squirm—a lot of squirming! I’m still hungover from these books. You feel what everyone in the story is feeling; Nicole is that great of a storyteller. It had everything to make a story great. There are also some great supporting characters I would love to see more of (hint, hint). I am so impressed and proud of Nicole’s bravery in totally changing direction of what we’ve been used to from her. She shocked me a few times w/this story (I texted her in the middle of reading a paragraph because I just had to stop and let her know what I was feeling).
I hope this isn’t the last we see of this PR firm (another hint). Brava, Nicole! Five seriously hot stars!
Not everyone is happy with this change to their previously agreed upon arrangement. And as such, tensions rise, accusations abound, and denial becomes the name of the game. But the true casualty in this test of wills is Luci, who (while certain about her OWN feelings) is confused over the mixed signals she’s receiving, causing her to be unsure as to what exactly her new role is supposed to be.
While the dynamics of Luci’s role with her bosses has changed, the steam factor certainly has not—it’s just as hot as ever, if not more! There are revelations from Luci’s friends that serve to both shock and confuse her, but her introduction into the world of BDSM is NEITHER shocking nor confusing. In fact, Luci feels drawn to this brand new world—an awakening, so to speak, to her own submissive nature.
Just as Luci begins to fully explore her sexually submissive side, her 4 bosses clash in their battle to claim her as their own. But Luci’s heart has already chosen sides. And believing that her feelings aren’t reciprocated in the manner in which she craves, leaves Luci feeling vulnerable--causing her to take a rash and desperate step that breaks her heart to have to take.
“Intrigued Out of the Office” is a great conclusion to this explicitly hot, wickedly naughty duet. If you enjoyed part one, you’ll undoubtedly want to devour part two, as well.