Tuesday, 31 August 2010
Unbroken by Maya Banks
Well I know you've all been waiting, full of excitement, for my very first post from my Erotic Romance Reading Challenge 2010. I started things off with a bang - thanks to Maya Banks!
I gotta say I do love Maya's writing, she has the perfect mix of funny, sexy, with great stories and characters I actually like reading about. Unbroken is three novellas, with the central characters all living in the same town.
Jake made the ultimate mistake - falling in love with Ellie, his best friends wife. Distance was the only solution, but it prevented him from seeing what a bastard his friend turned out to be. Now Ellie is free from the bondage of her past, and Jake waits. Needing, wanting, and ready for her when she spreads her wings.
Gracie is tired of the men in her life never fulfilling her vivid sexual fantasies. When Luke overhears her talking about what she really wants, he's stunned - and very turned on. So Gracie thinks no man can satisfy her? He aims to prove her wrong.
Payton is the last woman Wes ever expected or wanted to see again. He's come a long way since their awkward teenage encounter, and his ego needs no reminder. Payton harbours no such reservations about catching up on old times, if she could just get him over his mental block. But that's nothing a blindfold and a little mad seduction scheme can't fix...
Warning: This title contains explicit sex, graphic language, mad seduction schemes, drop dead sexy hunks, and a menage a trois.
How can you say no? I happily said yes, yes, oh yes!
One thing I love about Maya's characters is that the women are nice and sassy, they're not afraid to go after what they want. While there is swooning, they're not weak. And they make me laugh. A lot. I'm often surprised I don't wake anyone else with all my snorting. The other thing I love about Maya's books is they're so easy to reread. Which is pretty much what I did when I came to the end of Unbroken.
Although that did have something to do with the fact that I felt obligated to read both my ebook and print versions, (yes in all my excitement I bought both versions without knowing it), as you get to know me you'll realise impulse control isn't my strong point when it comes to books. Proof in the pudding - I just bought 11 new books, halfway through writing this post - it was all the Maya Banks talk. I HAD to buy her new Kelly Group International series and it snowballed from there. But I digress...
And of course, there's the smexy bits! Maya has a knack for writing HOT sexy scenes, they don't seem over the top or fake, (or course since it's a book we're reading, the boys are always hung and the girls always come :P Maybe not what always happens in reality, but I'm not complaning!).
If you like your sexy books with some smoking hot lovin' and a healthy dose of laughs, I totally recommend this.
And check out the cover - that's some hot manflesh right there!