ATTENTION: Devotion is the follow up story of Luke McCoy, Sierra Sellers and Cole Ackerley from Temptation. This will contain spoilers of the other books within the Club Destiny Series.
For two very complex, very alpha men, life after love isn’t necessarily an easy thing to embrace. Although Sierra Sellers is, and will always be, the lifeline between Luke McCoy and Cole Ackeerley, every day life proves to be the true test of the bond the three of them have forged.
No on every said that life was going to be be rainbow and butterflies after the three of them admitted their love for one another. Betweeen their own personal insecurities, a relationship that falls well outside what most people consider traditional and a baby on the way, the three of them find out that there are still going to be a few ups and downs.
With insecurities comes doubt, and no matter what obstacles fall into their paths, the one thing the three of them aren’t willing to sacrifice is their devotion to one another.
Warning: This book contains sexual encounters and graphic language that some readers may find objectionable, including, but not limited to m/f, m/m m/f/m, m/m/f encounters, anal sex, exhibitionism and voyeurism. Contains graphic material that is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.
Naughty Heaux Review :
As the blurb above reveals Temptation should be read before embarking on Devotion. Devotion carries on where Temptation left off. It is the continuation of Luke McCoy, Sierra Sellers, and Cole Ackerley’s amazing journey. This threesome began their beautiful love affair in Temptation, and their story moves forward in Devotion as they try and make this very unique relationship work. In Temptation they fought their way to happiness, and now they are a unit facing the struggles and day to day issues of living together in a menage.
Their complete and utter love for each other is very apparent, but there are still some underlying issues that have not yet been resolved. Between a pregnancy and coming to terms with each others needs and wants, this threesome face some hurdles that they have to overcome in order to have their HEA. Trying to keep each other happy in a traditional relationship is tough at the best of times. In this very untraditional relationship it is extremely difficult and it causes a lot of strain for these beautiful characters.
As Cole, Luke and Sierra try and hold their relationship together, whilst working and continuing with their daily lives, cracks start to appear. They try hard to make time for each other, but what with Cole working in a job that keeps him on the road a lot, Luke’s business (Club destiny) and his new business venture, and Sierra coping with her pregnancy, life at the moment is far from perfect. In saying that they have a very special bond, one that moved me to tears of sadness and joy throughout this book.
In every relationship there is always a dominating force and that is partly the issue here…. the need to share this and bring balance to the relationship. Luke is accustomed to being the dominant force, and Cole wants Luke to submit to him in order to feel truly loved and connected. What they both have in common is their steadfast love for Sierra, and she is instrumental in making sure this beautiful pair do not lose the special bond that they have worked so hard in building. At the moment Cole feels like a third wheel as initially he came into the relationship as a third. Quietly he is simmering under the surface of his calm exterior, but it doesn’t take long before he cannot take anymore and these issues need addressing. I absolutely adored seeing Cole come into his own. This man melted my heart frequently throughout!
The way in which Nicole tells this story is absolutely breathtaking, and my heart was fit to burst with love for these men, their girl and their newborn baby. It is difficult to articulate the bond this family have and Nicole tells it in her own inimitable way. She is absolutely amazing!
Let me tell you that this book is an ABSOLUTELY scorchingly hot read, as are all Nicole Edwards books. I have to say this one totally blew me away with the beautiful sex scenes between this threesome together, and with each other individually. They were heartfelt and told with such love, passion and tenderness that I was fighting between wanting to cry and at the same time wanting to…. well you get the idea 😉 The steaminess rating in this book is off the Richter scale completely. I ask myself how does Nicole do this each time and keep it so fresh and new?!
I will leave you now because to tell you the truth, I could wax lyrical all day about how wonderful this book and it’s author are. I hope you enjoy this as much as I have, and I am looking forward to her next book immensely. Her next book is Travis (Alluring Indulgence series) which is due out the end of July.
Naughty’s Rating : 5 Stars. ❤
Favourite quote: Do that again and you’ll find my cock buried deep in that sweet pussy without even a please to go along with it.”
Vanessa Carmichael will never forget the horrible day for as long as she lives. With Zane fully on the mend from the brutal attack he suffered right in her very own yard, she knows she should be grateful, which she is. She also knows that walking away from Zane might be the only way to keep him safe. Despite her denial, V knows she can’t trust her own heart, especially when it comes to the youngest Walker brother, but he’s not the kind of man who will walk away when there is something he wants. He wants her even if it isn’t safe for him, and she’s not sure she is strong enough to walk away. Zane Walker might have been brutally attacked and after months in the hospital, walked away with his life spared, but now that he’s out of the hospital, he has only one goal in mind. Getting the girl.
From the first time he kissed her, Zane knew V was the only one for him. He also knew that getting her wasn’t going to be as easy as he hoped. She’s stubborn and the walls she has erected around her heart are nearly impenetrable. However, there’s one thing about Zane – he never gives up. And he’s not about to start now. Can V learn to open her heart to the one man who is desperate to get past those walls she has erected, or will she walk away to protect him? How long will Zane allow her to deny what he knows is growing between them? Or is the only option to obscure the underlying emotions with spine tingling lust?
When V and Zane come together, smoke detectors go on the fritz, but when they bring Zane’s best friend Beau into the mix extra fire extinguishers are needed. WARNING: This book contains sexual encounters and graphic language that some readers may find objectionable, including, but not limited to: m/f, m/m, m/m/f encounters, anal sex, exhibitionism, and voyeurism. Contains graphic material that is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18. Erotic Romance Audience.
NAUGHTYS’ REVIEW: NAUGHTYS’ RATING: 5 STARS
What can I say about Zane only that it literally took my breath away from start to finish. This is up there as one of my favourite books by Nicole Edwards. Still trying to take it all in…. so much going on in this book. Just when I think I have the Walker brothers figured out my jaw drops once again….love each and every one of them and their escapades. Nicole manages to up the ante once again with Zane. WOW, this ladies imagination knows no bounds. Love the storyline and the way Nicole interconnects the characters from Club Destiny and Alluring Indulgence, and how she has made the two series’ gel together perfectly. If you are looking for a hot steamy read this is the book for you as Zane is off the charts HOT!!! There were times I literally had to walk away from my Kindle, compose myself, and return for more. Just when I think it cannot get any hotter Nicole increases the tempo and my temperature. YES it’s THAT good!!!
The story centres around Zane Walker and his love interest Vanessa Carmichael, V as she is affectionately known. Zane has been the victim of an assault which we learned about towards the end of KALEB, the first in the series ALLURING INDULGENCE. V is falling for Zane(even if she will not admit it to herself), but she will not let him past that wall she has erected around her heart, a wall that Zane is determined to break through. He brings out a sexual side to Vanessa that she never realised she wanted to explore. This book takes us on that sexual journey and makes for a very hot and steamy ride indeed. It also gives us an insight into the lives of the other six Walker brothers which are eventful to say the least! We are introduced to another beautiful man also …the gorgeous Beau who I fell for hook, line and sinker. He is both heart melting and panty melting!! Boy, that guy sure knows how to work a pool table!! 😉
What also impacted on me from this book and Kaleb before it is the wonderful sense of family surrounding the brothers and their parents. The bond they have with each other, and the love that emanates from each and every one of these men for their mum and dad is very special, and gives this series substance.
I don’t want to give away any spoilers, so I will just say if you have never read a Nicole Edwards book I totally recommend that you read this series and THE CLUB DESTINY series. They honestly are amazing!!! I have a huge book hangover after Zane, and I am waiting patiently (yeah right!) for Travis”, (another gorgeous Walker brother) the third in the ALLURING INDULGENCE series, to come out. From what I already know of this hunk of deliciousness I can see I am going to need my oxygen tent at the ready!!! Be still my beating heart!! Sigh!
“Then what’s the problem?” He was getting irritated now. “Are you scared, V? Scared that fucking me might turn into something more?” Taunting her, he continued, “Scared that I might just be able to get past that impenetrable outer shell?”
“That was your first time to give a dude a blow job?”
“Do you want to do it again.?”
“I love you, Vanessa Carmichael. I love you with everything I am.”
Eyes Wide Open, The Blackstone Affair party 3 by Raine Miller
Review by Feisty and Naughty Book Heaux
The third part in The Blackstone Affair series: A love on the brink of being destroyed. The fight of a lifetime to keep it alive.
Big surprises are on the horizon for Ethan and Brynne as they struggle to adjust to what life has thrown at them. Demons from the past are threatening to destroy the passionate bond they’ve forged despite their vow that nothing will ever keep them apart. A truly devastating loss coupled with the promise of a new hope opens their eyes to what is most important, but is it possible for the lovers to move on from the painful histories that continue to haunt them? A stalker is still lurking in the shadows, plotting evil amidst the distraction of the 2012 Olympic games in London. Brynne and Ethan are on the cusp of losing everything as the stakes rise. Will they yield to circumstances beyond their control or will they give every ounce of fight they have left to save each other and win the ultimate prize of a life together?
Eyes Wide Open is a passion-wrought story that shows us what pure love can achieve when tested and what the heart can accomplish despite danger and adversity.
Feisty and Naughty give this awesome book 5 stars!!!
Feisty’s Review – Ok, there is not much I can tell about this book without completely spoiling the entire thing for you! So I’m going to have to tread carefully because I don’t want to give ANYTHING away! First of all, Naughty and I are doing the review together – we both did the first two, so we thought it was appropriate that we do this one together – and well, really it’s so we wouldn’t fight over Ethan!!! Let’s be real honest here!
Eyes Wide Open is told from both Brynne and Ethan’s POV. I love this because with each thing that happens I wanted to know what they were thinking. So much goes down in this book, I didn’t want to miss anything. It picks up right where All In leaves off. They are at Ethan’s sister and brother in law’s home, Halborough. I have read both of Raine’s historical romance novels and I love how she weaves both into this story. If you’ve read them, you will have fun reading how both books fit in here. If not, no worries, you won’t miss anything in the book. It just adds to the connections with everything. Ethan’s family is wonderful and his relationship with his little niece is so sweet. And from there, story takes off like a rocket and doesn’t stop until the last page. So that’s really all I can tell you!
Ethan is sexy and sweet and ever the foul mouthed gentleman. His and Brynne’s love for each other blossoms to heights you didn’t think would be possible. We learn exactly what happened to Ethan as a POW and his reaction to Brynne after telling her leaves him feeling as though he has lost her. All the characters you’ve grown to love are back and so wonderful. I can’t tell you how fantastic this story is! There is so much that goes on I’m busting at the seams to tell you, but I can’t. It’s a beautiful love story that proves that love can overcome anything if you want it badly enough. These two are fantastic together. They are open and honest with each other, no games. Love that! And there is one love scene that will leave you breathless. Ok, all the love scenes are great, but one in particular I found incredibly sexy and hot as #@*%, as Ethan would say!
Now it’s Naughty’s turn to tell you what she thought!!
I was enthralled with this book from the outset. It totally took my breath away and held me captive throughout. Raine Miller’s style of writing is absolutely mesmerising. This lady tells a story that will tug at your heartstrings and have you falling even more madly in love with the delicious Ethan Blackstone (if that’s even possible) Eyes Wide Open continues their journey and the trials and tribulations they have to endure to find their happy ever after. People and circumstance conspire to tear them apart. There is danger lurking in the background, and while Ethan is doing his best to protect Brynne, he cannot protect her from the unknown.
In Eyes Wide Open we are treated to an ever increasing softer side to Ethan. His wonderful nature is ubiquitous throughout and left me sighing and starry eyed. His love for Brynne and his need to have her by his side is so touching. Brynne is his rock and she saves him from himself and his tortured past. His need to hold her close is as much for his sanity as it is for her safety. She is his strength and the only person to keep him from drowning in his dark thoughts. Brynne too has her own demons and fears to conquer and here again Ethan is determined to help her overcome them.
I loved Ethan’s relationship with his sister and her family and it is here we see another side to Mr.Blackstone. I enjoyed the lighter moments in this highly dramatic and edge of your seat story! The bond he has with them is beautiful to read, and I adored getting to see ‘Uncle’ Ethan let his hair down, so to speak. Of course Ethan still has his potty mouth and he is sexy as hell… there are many hot scenes that will have you fanning yourself big time! I mean this is Ethan Blackstone we are talking about…we wouldn’t expect anything less!
There are many LOL moments where I laughed so hard at Ethan, one in particular when he was so obviously out of his comfort zone. I don’t want to spoil anything so I will leave that for you to find out.
All in all I enjoyed Eyes Wide Open immensely and would like to say well done to Raine Miller on a fantastic read and a beautifully written story. I am missing Ethan already and look forward to the next installment with bated breath!
Beneath This Man Review by Naughty Heaux
She knew she was heading towards disaster. Every instinct told her to run, but Jesse Ward was a hard man to escape. It has been five days’ since Ava O’Shea left Jesse drunk and raging at Lusso – left behind a man who drowned her in his intensity and blindsided her with his touch. Getting over this man was never going to be easy. And now he’s back in her life. She has questions she needs answering, but her determination to get these answers will give the pleasure-seeking playboy the power to destroy her again. She needs to keep her eyes wide open and caution at the forefront of her mind, an ambitious intention when Jesse Ward is within touching distance. And he plans to be. He’s dark, he’s broken – Ava knows this, but the only way to find out how dark and how broken is to get beneath the steely exterior of this man.
Beneath This Man picks up exactly where it left off with Ava having walked out on a drunk Jesse, and the realisation that Jesse has not been seen for 5 days. When Ava finds him she realises that he has been on a mad drinking binge and is totally comatose, looking like he is dead to the world.
Dear ‘Lord’ if you think Jesse’ behaviour is erratic and crazy in THIS MAN you have not seen anything yet. In BENEATH THIS MAN he steps it up several notches, is even more possessive and determined, and will do everything in his power to keep Ava safe. He tramples over anyone who tries to get in his way and makes no apologies whatsoever. Yes Jesse is still the ‘arse’ we have come to love!:)
Ava knows his weakness for her and cannot help but fuel his madness! She isn’t afraid to give Jesse a taste of his own medicine at times, and without giving anything away lets just say she had me howling with laughter when she brought a little black diamante vibrator into the bedroom. I love that about Ava in this book, she begins to stand up for herself and becomes stronger and more feisty. As the story progresses Ava is not averse to a bit of trampling herself, when she realises just how consumed with jealousy she is over the many ladies of the Manor that want to prise Jesse away from her. It is at this stage that the strong and ‘don’t mess with me’ Ava surfaces. I really enjoyed Ava coming into her own and it added humour to the drama which was all encompassing.
Of course I love Jesse even if he is prone to craziness and madcapped outbursts. He absolutely adores Ava and when I was on ‘Jesse Cloud Nine’ there was no one to light a candle to him. He is sweet, sexy and so endearing. There are many heart melting moments that left me in a puddle of mush I can tell you.
With that said, Jesse has many demons to conquer and Ava is only coming to discover how much these demons have come to shape the man that Jesse is today. It is also a learning curve for him and since he has never been in a proper relationship he has no idea how to act in one… hence the crazy behaviour. He has to learn to believe that Ava truly loves him, and that he is deserving of that love. He needs to let go of the control he hangs on to with a vice-like grip.
The story isn’t all madcap drama, even though there was enough to do me a lifetime. The book is awash with sexy scenes that I have to say left me breathless. Umm, let’s just say I will never look at a Rowing Machine in quite the same away again 😉 The sex in this is off the wall hot and steamy!!
I love Jesse and the drama that surrounds him. The drama is like a runaway train,and I have to say I spent most of the time sitting at the edge of my seat, totally gripped waiting to see what was going to unfold next. I cannot wait for THIS MAN CONFESSED which is due for release in July of this year. Well done to Jodie Ellen Malpas for an amazing series. Read it, I promise you will not be disappointed.
NAUGHTY’ RATING 5.
Brynne Bennett is living the good life. An American art student at the University of London and part-time photographic model, she’s putting her life back on track with school and lots of hard work. When ultra successful London businessman, Ethan Blackstone, buys her nude portrait, he isn’t taking ‘no’ for an an answer. He wants Brynne in his bed and makes plans to keep her there no matter what. His dominant nature captivates and ensnares despite the demons she carries inside her. But there are secrets in this relationship. Huge ones. Can Ethan free Brynne from the past that has marked her? Will Byrnne let him or will the spectres tormenting her resurface to destroy them both.
Before I start my review for Naked I would like to say I was totally delighted to see that Raine Miller had named the absolutely delectable David Gandy as her inspiration for Ethan Blackstone. Being a huge fan of David along with my fellow heaux Feisty this made the reading of this series of books that bit more special.
Naughtys’ Rating: 5 Stars
ETHAN BLACKSTONE: Ethan Blackstone runs his own security firm and is a highly successful businessman. He is everything you would expect from your typical Alpha Male. He is possessive, dominant and used to getting his own way. Yet on the flip side he is extremely charming and caring and the consummate gentleman. He is also impossibly beautiful with impeccable style and presence.
BRYNNE BENNETT: Brynne Bennett is a university student and a part-time photographic model who has made a life for herself outside of her native America. She is strong, independent and extremely driven. At the same time she has an underlying vulnerability due to a traumatic incident in her past that she is determined will remain hidden.
I have to say I absolutely adored this book and it had me intrigued from the very beginning. Ethan Blackstone is a completely dominant man and when he sees Brynne Bennett that very first time in a photograph he is totally captivated with her and determined to make her his girl. When he sees her at the art gallery after buying a nude picture of her he makes his move. To tell you the truth Brynne doesn’t stand a chance, as Ethan Blackstone knows what he wants and totally railroads his way into her life and her heart. He is so possessive and lays claim to his ‘American girl’ even before their relationship becomes physical. He makes no bones about it and introduces himself as her boyfriend right from the get go. Brynne wants to take the relationship slow, but this is Ethan we are talking about and taking things slow is not a concept he is familiar with.
Brynne has a secret from her past that threatens to break them up before they get a chance to connect. She is falling fast for the gorgeous Ethan, and who can blame her?!SWOON!, but she has to overcome debilitating nightmares in order to let him in completely. Slowly but surely Ethan manages to break down the wall she has built up to protect herself. He really has to be the sweetest guy ever and totally looks out for her even if he is bordering on being a stalker. He can stalk me any day LOL! He is a complete gentleman and he woos her with flowers, takes her to Restaurants and has impromptu lunch dates at his office. Sigh!
Ethan might be a gentleman but I have to say I LOVE his potty mouth and his wit. I laughed so much at the constant innuendo between this gorgeous pair which made for a very sexy read!! The sex scenes are very steamy, and Ethan Blackstone has a physical prowess that will take your breath away at times.
So, we are left with a cliffhanger and this would normally kill me with the long wait for the sequel, but luckily I had ‘All In’ to hand and was able to delve right in. YAY!! I thoroughly enjoyed ‘Naked’ and hope you will like it as much as I did.