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Some Like It Rough Paperback – March 1, 2010
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Kate Pearce was born into a large family of girls in England, and spent much of her childhood living very happily in a dream world. Despite being told that she really needed to 'get with the program', she graduated from the University College of Wales with an honors degree in history.
A move to the USA finally allowed her to fulfill her dreams and sit down and write that novel. Along with being a voracious reader, Kate loves trail riding with her family, 'western style' in the regional parks of Northern California. Kate is a member of RWA and is published by NAL, Kensington Aphrodisia, Ellora's Cave, Cleis Press and Virgin Black Lace/Cheek.
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Top Customer Reviews
Good story. Very hot sex scenes. Caution: some readers will be uncomfortable due to risqué sex scenes pushing the envelope.
Luke, Paul and Julia grew up together in a small town. One night, the three of them had sex together. Right after that, Luke left town. Paul and Julia continued being a couple but never married and live apart. Paul runs a ranch. Julia manages the local bank. It is now ten years later, and Luke returns. He plans to renovate an old drugstore and turn it into an old-fashioned soda shop and ice cream parlor. Paul and Julia come to see him. The sparks are still there. The three of them have sex. This time, it's a little different. Luke is in charge. He knows what he wants, and the others noddingly go along with it.
This author writes great sex scenes. They are hot and emotionally draw me in. Some readers may be uncomfortable due to men with men and a quantity of rear door activity, but she does it well. The story is good too.
Story length: 71 pages. Swearing language: strong, including religious words. Sexual language: strong/erotic. Number of sex scenes: 9. Approximate number of sex scene pages: 18. Setting: current day Gulch Town, California. Copyright: 2010. Genre: erotic contemporary romance.
3 ½ stars for PRIVATE EYES by Susan Lyons.
Pretty good. A lot of stripping and sensual teasing which was ok, but I wanted a little more story and character development.
When Paul lost his job, his wife Jennifer got a job as a stripper. Paul later found work, but Jennifer wouldn't quit her stripping job. Paul hires The Private Eye (a detective agency) to find out if she is having an affair or into drugs. The story begins when the agency investigators go to the strip club to watch Jennifer before deciding what to do. Hayley is an administrative assistant for the agency. Ry is the investigator in charge of the case. Ry is surprised when Hayley comes to the club to watch with them. He had always seen Hayley as a prim, proper, and efficient office worker. For the first time, he sees something sensual as he watches her watch the strippers. After the show, Hayley volunteers to become a stripper so she can get close to Jennifer. The agency agrees since strippers become friends and talk with each other.
Hayley has desired Ry for months but never flirted or acted on it. In a prior job she had problems due to sexual advances. So when she got this job she decided to dress down to avoid those problems.
The stripping and sensual teasing scenes were fine, but they took a lot of space, so there was less time for story. The characters were ok. But I think I wanted more character development, interesting conversation, and story. This is a short story so there's not a lot of time for that, which is why I normally prefer longer books.
Story length: 101 pages. Swearing language: strong, including religious words. Sexual language: strong/erotic. Number of sex scenes: 2. Approximate number of sex scene pages: 20. Setting: Vancouver, British Columbia. Copyright: 2010. Genre: erotic contemporary romance.
2 ½ stars for CHERRY ON TOP by Anne Rainey.
I had trouble buying the actions of the characters. I wanted more relationship development. Sex scenes were just ok.
Cherry has been fantasizing and desiring Dante for four months. When he finally asks her to dinner, she refuses. He continues asking her out for a month before she agrees to go. Her actions did not fit her feelings and motivations. Later Dante says "In all his years of dating, he'd never found a woman he could imagine spending his life with until now." "Before I asked you to dinner, I knew you were the one." I'm shaking my head saying "what?" There was no relationship development. I saw no interaction that would cause him to feel this way. All they did was have sex. I wanted to see some interesting reasons for him to feel this way. The sex scenes were ok but didn't draw me in as much as other authors have. They were playing dom/sub games with a wink - including sex toys and rear door activity.
Cherry has low self esteem due to her abusive ex-husband. They divorced, and Cherry moved to Zanesville to open a massage parlor. Dante is a financial planner next door. She has been fantasizing about him for months. Finally he comes to her for a massage and asks her out. He had wanted to expand his business by renting the space she was using which provided some conversational conflict.
Story length: 72 pages. Swearing language: strong. Sexual language: strong/erotic. Number of sex scenes: 5. Approximate number of sex scene pages: 26. Setting: current day Zanesville, Ohio. Copyright: 2010. Genre: erotic contemporary romance.
The first story, the one about the stripper, is actually quite well written, but things go downhill from there, and the final story, about the massage therapist, has no redeeming social value -- it's a series of sex scenes loosely strung together with a contrived ending that leaves you hanging. Smut for the sake of smut.
An unforseen benefit of buying this book is that it motivated me to go to my Kindle account and learn how to delete it from my library. It's bad enough that I don't want anyone to know I bought it.
Average 4 out of 5 Licks
"Some Like it Rough" by Kate Pearce
5 out of 5 Licks
Holy crap what a way to start a book! This story got hot really fast. There is some seriously sexy m/m/f action going on in this one and I loved every second of it. Once I started this story I couldn't put the book down until I finished. Definitely started the book off right and left me with high expectations. Way to go Ms. Pearce!
"Private Eyes" by Susan Lyons
4 out of 5 Licks
I enjoyed Private Eyes but it didn't suck me in like the first story. I enjoyed the overall premise of the story, but it was very focused around the sex (which was very hot). I felt it was lacking a bit in the emotional part. Going undercover in a strip club isn't something I've read about yet so I did find the plot to be interesting. The description of the dancing and how Haley felt while doing it and how Ry felt watching was super sexy. I know this is a short story but I felt like it was too focused on the physical connection and not enough on the emotional one. The ending was very cute and playful.
"Cherry On Top" by Anne Rainey
3 out of 5 Licks
This one just didn't connect with me. It was enjoyable but I didn't connect with the characters at all until the end. The idea of the two of them getting together so fast without even knowing each other irked me too much I guess. They did eventually form the bond, but I think the added BDSM element so fast was too much for me-there has to be a level of trust that I didn't feel could have developed so quickly. By the end of the story Cherry and Dante had developed more of a bond and I started to enjoy the book more.
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