Author: Charity Parkerson
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Release Date: April 16, 2014
Genre: Contemporary erotic romance
Series: Book 1 in the No Rival series
Aubree is infatuated with two men, Max and Ryan. The two former Marines have been her close friends ever since she made her first misguided attempt at joining their kickboxing classes. When the pair invites her to join them at a weekend party thrown by Drew, a famous MMA champion, she has no idea what they have in mind. After spending one hot ménage night with the pair, Aubree learns the men’s intentions are not all about her. Feeling betrayed, Aubree turns to Drew who is also tugging at her heart. She must choose between the two men who have been the center of her fantasies, and the one man who could make all her dreams come true.
Inside Scoop: This sexy tale includes a ménage and male/male encounters that may leave you wishing for an alpha male fighter of your own.
Shera’s Review 3 out of 5 Stars
Aubree is a nurse and is best friends with Max and Ryan who are both Ex-Marines. She meets them through signing up for kickboxing lessons as they are both MMA fighters. She trusts these boys, she WANTS these boys and fantasizes about them often, but how can she choose just one? If only they knew how badly she wanted them. It isn’t until they ask her to attend a charity event for the weekend until she actually sees how they want her and what their plans are for her while she is there.
At the Charity event, she meets Drew. Drew is sexy, commanding and of course a fighter. He is instantly drawn to Aubree at first sight and has plans for her.
“You can keep fighting and I will keep chasing you, but in the end, the same. It will be my name you’re moaning”
He is certainly a ladies man of course, but with Aubree it’s real. His attraction to her is different than all the other women. As she is betrayed by her two best friends, Drew is there to pick up the pieces and will stop at nothing until he makes her his.
“You’re unlike any woman I’ve ever met before”
While the book had hot moments and some good story line I would’ve liked to see the characters developed a little more and the story to flow a little better as it was jumping all over the place. The betrayal aspect of the story was a little unbelievable and more dialog was needed between Max and Ryan beforehand, at least to the reason they were doing what they did and what got them to that point. I felt a majority of the book was rushed and incomplete
This book was still a good read and I give it a 3 star rating. If the author had spent a little more time giving insight on the what and why’s and the characters were more developed I would’ve rated it higher.
Leaning against the cool wood of the hotel room door, she met his stare trying hard not to smile like an idiot.
“This was fun.”
Drew’s eyes flashed. “If you ask nicely, I’ll let you take me to bed.”
She shook her head at his antics. “What if I’m not feeling especially nice?”
Drew brushed his hand over her hip. “You’re right. You do feel naughty,” he agreed. Holding her stare, he bent closer, giving her time to protest his advance. The door opened at Aubree’s back. If she hadn’t hit the solid wall of Max’s chest, she might have ended up sprawled across the floor. Tilting back her head, she took note of the angry expression on Max’s face before switching her gaze back to Drew. His eyes danced with humor as he mouthed, “Denied,” and Aubree slapped her hand over her mouth to smother her giggles.
“Have a nice night, Drew.” Drew ignored Max’s snarling words.
“May I see you again?”
“I’d like that,” she answered without hesitation. Max growled. At the sound, Drew flashed him a cocky grin before giving her a wicked version of it and turning away. As soon as he moved out of the doorway, Max slammed it closed, focusing his ire on her. She’d never seen him truly angry before now. She laughed nervously.
“Are you drunk?”
“No,” she answered, incredulous. “I’ve had two glasses of champagne all night.”
“Your face is flushed.”
Aubree shrugged. “I’m happy. I had a good time.”
Max prowled toward her. The hard set of his jaw caused a flutter of desire to run through her. “Did you forget who you came here with?”
Unable to think of a single retort, she shrugged again. “I’m young and single. Why shouldn’t I enjoy myself?”
Max’s eyes flashed dangerously. His tone had a bite to it when he spoke. “You are not single.”
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About the Author
Charity Parkerson is an award winning and multi-published author with Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Midnight Books, and Punk & Sissy Publications. Born with no filter from her brain to her mouth, she decided to take this odd quirk and insert it in her characters.
*2013 Readers’ Favorite Award Winner
*2013 Reviewers’ Choice Award Winner
*ARRA Finalist for Favorite Paranormal Romance
*Five-time winner of The Mistress of the Darkpath
*Named one of the top 10 best books by an Indie author in 2011- Paranormal Reads Reviews
*Best Paranormal Romance of 2012- Paranormal Reads Reviews
*Quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald as an authority on Independent Publishing.
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