Some Like it HOT Anthology
LIMITED TIME anthology of VERY SEXY original novellas.
Holy exhausted vagina! Some Like it HOT is the hottest book I’ve read in 2014. It took me 3 days to read because, well…Mr. Ana needed to be around and the kids didn’t. And believe me, Mr. Ana was around a lot, we are both smiling a lot, and well….
So if this review makes no sense to you, well, my brain and body are both mush. I will review each story separately, but I will start off by saying 4 of the 5 stories were ménage.
But not just m/f/m, but some m/m/f too (see my glossary of book terms here).
I’m not usually a big fan of m/m books, but let me tell you, with these guys, all bets are off. Let me start buy telling you two things about this book.
#1. It’s only around for a limited time. Don’t wait.
Story #1 ONE STARRY NIGHT by Olivia Cunning
It’s no secret that Olivia Cunning is the first erotic romance author I will suggest to anyone. Her Sinners on Tour Series is still my all time favorite sexy series, and one of the reasons I started this blog. So imagine my surprise when Sinners show up in this story!!! Michelle is a nature photographer who was a mean girl in high school and regrets it. She shows up at her high school reunion, not really sure why, but she knows she’d like to make amends with some of the students she snubbed, like Devlin McAllister. He was the geeky boy from school who she really liked, but because he asked her to prom in front of her bitchy friends, she turned him down not too nicely.
“It made her sick to her stomach to think of how mean she’d been to some of her classmates. Why had it taken her so long to grow a spine and stand up for what she believed in?”
So when she dances with the now gorgeous, millionaire tech success Devlin, she is excited to make amends. And he’s excited too.
“He’d been dreaming of holding her like this for years. He wasn’t about to let this opportunity pass him by.”
Sedric Lionheart and his roadie Jake also were in Michelle’s class. Jake was the guy who took her virginity, and the guy who she spent plenty of time under the bleachers with. He was also the guy who broke her heart. But when Jake sees Michelle, he wants right back in there, and cuts in on her dance with Devlin. Though Michelle doesn’t want Devlin to leave, she doesn’t want Jake to either, so she dances sandwiched between them.
“This would be a lot more interesting naked”
Jake had learned about the pleasure of threesomes and being with a guy from Trey Mills (sigh).
“There were four barbells piercing his shaft and bordering the thick ridge there with eight metal balls. ‘Wanna climb my Jacob’s Ladder?”
(Oh I love pierced peen! See my full list of books with that here)
But Jake thought Devlin and his private helicopter would be scandalized by a threesome. He wasn’t. Not one bit.
“…the pair of them worked Devlin’s cock over with their mouths, he wondered if it was possible to be in love with two people at the same time. He was most certainly in lust with both of them.”
Oh my, Olivia did it again. That woman can write creative hot sex like nobody else. I absolutely loved this story, it felt like a good length, it was totally hot, and I loved all of the Sinner mentions and cameos.
BOOTS OPTIONAL by Nicole Edwards
I wasn’t to preface this one by saying I am not a fan of gay cowboy novels or even straight ones. There have been a few exceptions though, and despite that, I really enjoyed this story, the first in a new series Nicole is starting called Dead Heat Ranch.
Boots Optional begins with:
Grant and Lane have both been after Grace Lambert for years. Working on her father’s farm, they know they are supposed to stay away, but they can’t. They are both bisexual and have a thing going on together, but they’d love to add Grace to the mix. And when she secretly watches them in an intimate moment, she can’t get the thought out of her mind.
But when Grace’s sisters give her a little push, in addition to Grant and Lane’s push…
“Grant’s lips were on her neck, Lanes were on her mouth, and Lord have mercy, Grace was sandwiched between them. It didn’t escape her that she wasn’t trying to get away. Not at all.”
When Grace finally fully gave in,
“Grace knew she should’ve been appalled at her behavior, but she couldn’t seem to find it in her to care. It was like she was at a buffet after spending an eternity around food. She wanted it all and she wanted it right now.”
Boots Optional was 2 hot cowboys and a cowgirl, working on her overprotective daddy’s ranch. I have trouble seeing how they are going to make this one work on Daddy’s ranch, so I am interested in reading the first book in the series when it comes out to see how it all plays out. This book seems like it may have been the shortest in the anthology, but believe me, it makes up for it in heat. See more of Nicole’s totally hot stories with the Club Destiny Series and the Alluring Indulgence Series.
Meredith Taylor is on vacation at a gulf front resort. She can’t sleep, so she is drinking beer on the balcony and watching the waves. When she starts to hear moaning from a balcony above her, she wants to hear more, and she tries to imagine what is going on. As she gets into it and starts touching herself, she imagines it’s her long time crush, her brother’s best friend, the tattooed personal trainer, Cameron Moore.
“Cam could put her against the wall; he was definitely strong enough. Yes, he could put her back to the wall and fuck her silly, that hard, muscular ass pumping into her while she clung helplessly to him. Like a rag doll. Invaded. Overwhelmed. God, she wanted that.”
When she finally steps up and makes a move, Cam jumps at the chance.
“You think you were the only one waiting?” he asked in a rush as she wrapped her fingers around him and stroked. Oh, God, her fingers didn’t meet her thumb…”
They make sure it’s the real thing, and not a fling
“What I’m saying, Meredith, is that if I get inside you, don’t ever plan on getting me out.”
Shameless was the only story in the book not to have a ménage storyline. So compared to the other 4, it wasn’t quite as panty melting. But it was the sweetest and probably the most realistic. And don’t you worry, it was still fuck hot. The storyline wasn’t that unique, the whole brother’s best friend angle, but I still loved it just the same. Cherrie is one of my favorite authors, and her Ross Sibling Series is awesome.
PLAYING WITH FIRE by Kristen Proby
Bailey Whitworth is a charity event organizer. She uses firemen at her events often, and the story opens with her helping to remove clothes from hot and sexy firemen after they just did a stair climbing fundraiser. She sees Kevin:
His torso is gleaming in sweat, his defined abs heaving with every labored breath. “Dear God, what would he look like having sex?” “I’ve rarely seen anything as sexy as he is. Except his best friend, Gray, who is equally as sexy. And that’s the problem.”
The boys have both had their eye on Bailey for over a year, and they finally make their move. After they both kiss her, she realizes.
“She glances back and forth between both of us, licks her lips and whispers, “holy shit.”
Kevin and Gray have been sharing women for years, and that’s the way they want to be. They’ve also wanted Bailey for a long time. She thinks she is in for a fun weekend, but they plan on keeping her. On top of being hot as fuck and into 3 ways, they are also dominant.
“Didn’t I say ,” Kevin begins and nips his way down my jaw to my neck. “That you’re not in charge?”
Though they may be dominant, they take care of her like she’s a precious doll, even blowing dry her hair. And they aren’t focusing on each other, it’s all about Bailey (lucky bitch).
I think Playing with Fire may have been my favorite, it seemed a little longer than the others, and I loved that they were all about her and they were so loving, caring and affectionate. Plus, they were hot as fuck. I did, however, have a few problems on this story. It switched 1st person POV amongst all 3 of them at the beginning of each chapter and I had trouble knowing who was talking a lot. Also, this one had the most errors, though they all had some. Still, the storyline pretty much made up for everything, but I just can’t give a full 5 stars to a book that isn’t perfect to me. Kristen is the author of the With Me in Seattle Series of hot, happy books.
GUARDING NADIA by Lainey Reese
Nadia Dixon is a famous BDSM romance novelist. She is being stalked by someone, and the incidences are escalating. The police are understaffed and can’t really help her, so she heads for CJ Investigations, and meets the two gorgeous owners, Caleb and Jonas, who will be her 24/7 bodyguards.
“So how does this work? I need someone on me day and night. Will you guys tag team me, or do you have other partners who will take their turns with me?”
Caleb and Jonas are well respected Doms in the community, and they recognize the perfect sub in Nadia. Plus, she admitted that her BDSM books are her fantasies. Plus, she is clearly alone. Though they are reluctant to move on her while working on a case, they can see her strong reactions to them.
“She’s so beautifully submissive I’m fighting myself to keep from going out there right now and giving her the peace and release she needs.”
Holy hell, this story combines real domination and a threesome? YUM!!! Double yum!!!!
“Good girl.” Jonas growled as she felt his hands slide up the outsides of her legs to grip the waistband… “Good fucking girl.”
This story combined a little action and adventure in with the hot, dominant, threesome sex. (holy crap, it’s a trifecta!)
“Not good enough.” Caleb told her. “Wider. Spread yourself wider for us.”
Despite a few editing errors and the fact that this one was a little shorter, it had everything I loved and was so freaking hot. It even had my FAVORITE TOY which you will need while reading this story filled with dominance. M/F/M menage with DP and a little action. Lainey is the author of the New York Series.
This was one of my favorite books I’ve read this year, and it is definitely the hottest. Mr. Ana enjoyed me reading it as much as I did (wink wink).
Before you start it though, get prepared. First, visit my erotic toystore/Red Room of Pain and see the categories on the left.
Then, prepare yourself.
And after, let me tell you, you’ll need this.
- Every story was fuckhot.
- I love every author and none disappointed.
- All original stories.
- They were all complete with no cliffhangers.
- Did I say they were fuck hot?
- Ménage. Nothing more to say.
- Did I say it was hot???? I mean HOTTEST BOOK ALL YEAR.
- There were errors in every single story. Some more than others, but it needed another read through. It wasn’t huge, but 15ish is a lot for me, someone who honestly has no idea how to proofread correctly.
Overall rating: 5 Stars, 5 Heat
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I worked on this at the very last minute. I actually sent this interview over for the characters, but stupidly forgot to say that, so lucky me, I got an author interview from Nicole Edwards!
Describe your partner in 3 words – Sexy, Funny, Smartass
Name a cocktail or shot after your Colt – Oh, hell, that’s a tough one. Ok, I had to google this stuff, but I came up with one – “Between the Sheets.” Hahaha or what about “Sneaky Pete” or “Harvey Wallbanger”
What do you think is Colt’s favorite thing about you? -I think his favorite thing is that I’ve followed my dream. I don’t doubt how proud he is because I’m lucky enough that he continues to tell me.
Colt, what is your real favorite thing? – My favorite thing is her determination, and her courage. She have the guts to take the leap. I talked about leaving my job of almost 15 years every day, but it wasn’t until she left her corp. world and took that leap of faith that I found, through her strength, I could follow her and be by her side as she pursued her passion.
What is your favorite thing Colt does in the bedroom? -Hmmm… I wonder if I should share all of our secrets. Let’s just say it involves his tongue. hehe
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Olivia Cunning Combining her love for romantic fiction and rock ‘n roll, USA Today Best-Selling Author Olivia Cunning writes erotic romance centered around rock musicians. Raised on hard rock music from the cradle, she attended her first Styx concert at age six and fell instantly in love with live music. She’s been known to travel over a thousand miles just to see a favorite band in concert. As a teen, she discovered her second love, romantic fiction — first, voraciously reading steamy romance novels and then penning her own. Olivia’s first book in her Sinner’s Tour Series, Backstage Pass, was published in 2010 by Sourcebooks. Book two in the series, Rock Hard, was published in 2011 and the third book, Double Time just released November 2012. The last two books in the series are expected to be out in 2013. Aside from the Sinners Tour that launched her career, Olivia has been hard at work on a few other series and stand alones . . . of course with the music turned up.
New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards Nicole lives in Texas with her husband, three kids and four dogs. It’s quite the household and most of the time you’ll find her locked away in her office – dubbed the writing cave. When she’s not there, you’ll probably find her reading or hanging out with the dogs and kids, doing her best to keep them in line. And no, for the record, it doesn’t usually work.
New York Times bestselling author Cherrie Lynn Cherrie Lynn has been a CPS caseworker and a juvenile probation officer, but now that she has come to her senses, she writes contemporary and paranormal romance on the steamy side. It’s *much* more fun. She’s also an unabashed rock music enthusiast, and loves letting her passion for romance and metal collide on the page. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, listening to music or playing with her favorite gadget of the moment. She’s also fond of hitting the road with her husband to catch their favorite bands live. Cherrie lives in East Texas with said husband and their two kids, all of whom are the source of much merriment, mischief and mayhem. You can visit her athttp://www.cherrielynn.com or at the various social networking sites. She loves hearing from readers!
New York Times Bestselling Author Kristen Proby KRISTEN PROBY is the USA Today bestselling author of the popular With Me in Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type—fiercely protective and a bit bossy—and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves. Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate, and sunshine. And naps. Visit her at KristenProby.com.
USA Today bestselling author Lainey Reese Lainey lives in lovely Lake Stevens, Washington. She is the author of the sizzling New York series, including the USA Today best seller Innocence Defied. Lainey’s first novel, A Table for Three, was nominated for best debut novel of 2010 by the Romance Review and the fun hasn’t stopped since the minute that book hit the shelves. Most days when Lainey isn’t tucked in front of her computer she can be found out exploring the beautiful Pacific North West with her daughter and their two beloved pups. For more on Lainey and the books available, you can visit her website at www.laineyreese.com