Blurb: Claire McKinley has just experienced every bride’s nightmare. The groom is a no-show, and now she must face five hundred guests alone. Furious and humiliated, Claire seeks help from the most unlikely candidate—her almost-brother-in-law, who promptly whisks her away to his apartment in San Diego, where she can recover her pride in peace and quiet.
Dylan Wade is no fan of Claire’s, but no way can he leave the jilted bride in her time of need. Bringing her home seems like a good idea—until he remembers his new roommate. Dylan’s relationship with Aidan is…complicated. And with Claire thrown into the mix, life becomes even more…complicated.
Claire is blindsided by her attraction not only to Dylan, but also to Aidan, a man she’s just met. Soon they’re caught up in an all-consuming sexual storm they can’t fight even if they wanted to. Yet Claire wonders if it can last, or if she’s just setting herself up for more heartache.
Review: For a steamy erotic romance, this has a decent story that is somewhat believable, but it stretches that ability almost to the breaking point.
A truly good erotic romance will have the reader completely entrenched in the story and catching their breath with the intensity level of the passion expressed in the scenes. An okay one is pretty much just decent porn in written form. This book falls into that second group. It doesn’t make it bad, especially if that is what you are looking for. If you were expecting something more engaging, then this probably isn’t the book for you. It absolutely has the steam, but is more on the raunchy end of the spectrum.
I do think the presentation and handling of the menage’ relationship was done pretty well. It falls a bit into the too perfect to believe category, but it just skirts it on the side of it still mostly working.
Really didn’t like the handling of the situation with the ex-fiance’/brother. Sorry, but when there is that much wrong in any relationship, it just isn’t all that believable to have it all pretty much be washed over and okay in the end. It just didn’t work at all for me.
Overall, a decent book when you are wanting something steamy, but not all that real or intense.