FALLEN ANGELS REVIEW - Forbidden Fruit - 5 ANGELS AND A RECOMMENDED READ!
In Anne Rainey's story, Forbidden Fruit, veterinarian assistant Ava Sweet has had the hots for her best friend's older brother Luke since the first day she saw him, many years ago. Unfortunately, he has always seen her only as the tom boy she had been-or so she thinks. In reality, Luke has always seen and wanted the woman beneath the baggy clothing, but calls her Dr. Doolittle in an attempt to hide his attraction to her. This backfires when she over hears his disparaging remarks about her femininity (or lack thereof) as he tries to discourage a mutual friend from seeing her as sexy. Stung, Ava sets out to make him eat his words.
She gets more than she bargained for when Luke brings her home. He has wanted her for far too long to only sample her favors once. No, he wants her over and over. But Ava is determined not to be a hanger on, so she slips away while he is sleeping. Now Luke wants her back, and this bad boy is not above using a little puppy love to accomplish his goal!
Luke McGiffin is h-o-t, and the combination of him and Ava…well, let's just say I had to keep wiping my glasses free from the steam which collected as I was reading! It is easy to get inside Ava's head and picture the difficulty of trying to attract a man known for his conquests, and the heady sense of wonder when she realizes he already desires her. It is just as easy to imagine the need to save her pride, and protect her heart from the pain of being dumped. However, Ms. Rainey also does an outstanding job of allowing us entrance into Luke's thoughts, and it's very quickly obvious that once he has had her, there will be no turning back.
Forbidden Fruit is the second book by Anne Rainey I have had the pleasure of reading and reviewing, and I will eagerly grab the next one I see.
~~~Reviewed by: Lynn~Five Angels- RR
Rating: 5 Enchantments!!!!
Luke, a good looking hunky roofer who realized about six months ago that he was in love with Ava, aka Dr. Dolittle, a veterinary technician and a friend from high school.
Ava is a small town girl that has been in love with ‘bad boy’ Luke since she can remember. Ava never made a pass at Luke, she never thought he ever noticed her; after all she was just an animal lover and a sloppily dressed tomboy, why would anyone ever look twice at her.
This is a cute romance where the small town bad boy falls for the small town vet tech. Ava comes to the dance club where Luke, whose just hanging out, sees her dressed in a tiny skirt and silky top, and gets suddenly possessive. One thing leads to another and Ava goes home with Luke and they indulge in a wild night of pleasure. In a few months, Luke and Ava plan to get married and have a double wedding with Luke’s best friend Pete, and Luke’s sister Kelly, Ava announces to everyone that she is pregnant with Luke’s baby, Luke is thrilled. What Ava doesn’t announce is she’s pregnant with triplets! She thought she’d spring that one on Luke privately.
Very fun read, dessert after dinner so to speak. This totally darling, very sexy story leaves you with that fluffy in love feeling, and Luke and Ava are so cute together. This story is just how one might picture the small town ‘bad boy’ and sweet, tomboy girl, develop into a relationship. I can certainly picture it. Luke and Ava are wildly attracted to each other and have wild passionate sex together, where there is light bondage involved. Ava’s long time dream comes true, Luke falls in love with her, something one would wish for any girl who’d had a crush for years. This is one of those quick, fun, easy reads, totally enjoyable!
This paragraph came straight out of the book ‘Forbidden Fruit’ it is totally cute and creative and I could not have written anything more entertaining. Anne lives in a small town way out in the middle of no-where-ville. She is a gorgeous blonde with wonderful curves and a money tree in the backyard. Clearly, Anne is a mere figment. A ghostly figure that pops in and out of my head like a drive-by author. Nevertheless, I do so love it when she’s visiting, because her imagination really is wickedly delicious! She’ll bring you fantasies and erotic delights that will have you grabbing the ice water. You can contact Anne at www.eRedSage.com
~~~Desiree Douglas ~ ENCHANTING REVIEWS - Rating: (5) Enchantments
RECKLESS EXPOSURE ANNE RAINEY
Contemporary, paranormal, ménage
Lucy Flemming is a model working her way through college. Rand is the first photographer she met after moving to New York and she has been with him ever since.
Rand Miller has always known he would not make a good father or husband, but after four years, Lucy says these are the things she wants. Can he beat his fears and give her what she needs?
Trey is the quiet sex therapist that lives across the hall. He suggests that Rand give Lucy the night of passion she dreams of. Agreeing to this will mean Rand had to put away his possessiveness and allow Trey to share Lucy for the night.
Part of the Three Kinds of Wicked Series, Trey is again charged with helping a couple to save their relationship. Rand and Lucy are completely different characters from their upbringing, but both are confident and successful. Their differences make them such a strong couple. This is the first of this series I have read, but it will not be the last.
~~Hollie Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance
Rating: 4 Cherries!!!!
Reckless Exposure by Anne Rainey
Genre: Contemporary/ Paranormal
Other: Menage, M/F/M
Trey, a time-striding demigod, spends his life skipping through the human timeline and reuniting couples torn apart by evil forces. Sworn to chastity, sworn to protect those he serves, Trey's own desires must never be expressed. But on a mission to the Summer of Love, Trey meets Sage, a free spirit with a broken heart, and Russ, a scarred POW with a broken mind. His mission is to reunite Sage and Russ. But passion claims them, and their love triggers a destruction and chaos unmatched by any evil. By rights, Trey should be executed for breaking his vows. Instead, he is sentenced to a new kind of servitude. With his chastity no longer an issue, he must find broken human couples and heal them sexually. Only after healing these broken bonds of love will Trey heal the broken human timeline. Only after reuniting these predestined pairs through his physical love will Trey be reunited with Sage.
Watch each month for a new "Three Kinds of Wicked" release, starting in July 2009, from Red Sage Publishing. The first story in the series, "Wicked Temptation," unleashes the dangerous passion between Trey, Sage, and Russ. Each following stand-alone story explores Trey's efforts to physically reunite another couple in the preordained human timeline. The series ends with "Wicked Redemption," the companion to "Wicked Temptation," which brings Trey, Russ, and Sage together again.
Rand Miller is a fashion photographer who doesn’t ever mess around with the models, but when sweet Lucy Fleming who is an up and coming cover model catches his eye all his rules fly out the door. He must have her, end of story. Four years later and one successful career under her belt as one of the most sought after Cover Models in the world Lucy and Rand are still going strong. Or so Rand believes. He doesn't realize Lucy wants to be a mother and a wife and needs more of a commitment from Rand, and she can’t put her needs on the back burner for much longer.
The problem is that Rand doesn't want marriage and kids. With an ugly family history Rand is hesitant, no matter the bond he and Lucy share, to give into her desire to start a family. Then Lucy gives him an ultimatum. She tells him that she loves him, but if he doesn’t want the same future as she does, she will have to move on without him. Rand isn’t quite sure how he is going to live without her, but what he does know is that he is going to give her one hell of a going away present. He wants her ultimate fantasy fulfilled. Rand enlists the help of Trey, their neighbor, to make Lucy’s fantasy come alive with a ménage. Trey isn't quite who they think he is though, and this interlude will make or break the three of them.
This is a short, fast romp into the lives of three strong characters. Each will make an imprint on your heart as you struggle along with them in hopes of a happily ever after. All three characters caught and held my attention and my emotions. Lucy is so loving and open. But though she is sexy, strong and stands up for herself and her dreams she is so vulnerable as love and a future with Rand is what consumes her life. Rand is definitely a wounded man, so sexy and loving to Lucy and so gentle with her that your heart breaks with his as he realizes he is about to lose the love of his life forever unless he can move past his own fears.
Then there's Trey, a mysterious and gentle stranger who befriends a struggling couple only to leave a part of his soul behind in each encounter he experiences. His life and his purpose is a mystery that sucks you in and entices you to yearn for more of his story. The journey these three take is a great read. I really enjoyed this story, and recommend it for anyone looking for a hot menage and a deeply emotional tale.
Review by Oleander - WHIPPED CREAM REVIEWS
SECRETS VOLUME 25 WICKED DELIGHTS
4 1/2 Bookmarks!
It is no secret that Red Sage Publishing consistently nabs some very talented romance authors for their popular series of SECRETS anthologies. SECRETS VOLUME 25 continues that trend admirably, with four wonderful novellas by some great writers.
~SCANDALOUS BEHAVIOR by Anne Rainey~
Anne Rainey is another author I follow, and the other reason I snatched this anthology up as soon as possible. I would recommend any of her stories so far, and SCANDALOUS BEHAVIOR is at the top of my list of favorites from Ms. Rainey.
When the story begins, Tess presents herself as a dowdy, no-nonsense professional, hiding behind ugly, shapeless clothes. She admires Kevin from afar, even while working closely with him day in and day out. Her growing attraction for him finally reaches a point where she must make a change. Being a take-charge person, she opts for a make-over.
This reaction makes Tess a woman we can look up to. She isn’t the sort to wallow in her own self-doubt. Instead she works to effect a major change for the better in her own life, a wonderful example for us all. It is no wonder Kevin falls for her…
As for Kevin, I have to say it was absolutely delicious watching this man fall under Tess’s spell so completely. Yeah, he tried to deny that he was in love, but it is definitely a losing battle. Oh how the mighty do fall, and how we do enjoy reading it!