Lunchtime Chronicles: Bottoms Up Paperback – April 6, 2020
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- ASIN : B086PPHW6Z
- Publisher : Independently published (April 6, 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 104 pages
- ISBN-13 : 979-8634381480
- Item Weight : 5.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.24 x 8 inches
Best Sellers Rank:
#2,617,879 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #14,229 in Interracial Erotica (Books)
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My first L. Loren book but if they're as good as this, most certainly not my last. Normally insta-love makes me face-palm, though I'm occasionally good with insta-lust that blossoms into an HEA.
Two plus stars for the dark-skinned and savvy, unapologetic heroine Harley Madison. While some authors seem to be afraid to describe their Black heroines any darker than copper or bronze, Harley introduces herself as a "six foot tall, dark-skinned Black woman with an MBA from the University of Miami." When I read that, I cheered. Then to add icing to an already awesome cake, she's wealthy on her own - both as a trust fund baby and having several successful internet ventures. Whoo Hoo!!! No sad sack Black woman waiting to be rescued. Of course, it just gets better because Harley likes to SURF and PADDLE BOARD!!!
OMG are you freaking kidding me??? It's like L. Loren was living in my damn head or something, lol. We need more Black heroines into water sports (no, not those kind either) lol. Best yet, Harley has what I'd think was a teeny weenie fro.
Then...there's the sexy silver fox himself Mateus. Captain G which should stand for GORGEOUS. Yeah, yum. That's really all there is to it. Yum! You're going to want one of him for yourself after reading this. He's a man who knows and goes for what/whom he wants...and whom he wants is Harley.
Normally age and/or wealth gap plots are a no go zone for me. I demand my heroines and heroes be on an equal footing and the heroine maintain her self-autonomy. No unnecessary trauma drama llamas allowed. What made this story work for me was Harley HAD a life and wealth not dependent upon getting a man. She also knew what she wanted, and it was that sexy silver fox captain of the luxury yacht she and best friend Paradyce were going to celebrate their birthdays on.
By all rights and means this should have been a full five stars, but there were some unnecessary spelling errors that should have been caught by a basic line edit. I used to let things like spelling and grammar slide because I was thirsty for IR books, but after more than ten years, there's no reason to not expect better. The other reason was the questionable ride or die-ness of Harley's best friend Paradyce. She had some definite moments of jealousy, though they didn't last. Still it would be nice for Black women in books to have close, healthy friendships.
This is part of an IR series - Lunchtime Chronicles - with no cliffhangers and all are standalone stories, though from other reviews characters from other books make cameos.
The author wrote a highly erotic charged, quick easy read that kept my attention from beginning to end. So when it came to "bottoms up" he lost it. It was so funny to see that Harley and Mateus were so into each other that they blew each other's minds. Harley passed out and Mateus wanted to cry and call for his momma. Great job L. Loren.
Cute story though.