- Carina Press
- Release Date
- June 2014
- Book 3 of Lovers and Friends
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Ménage or more
Astrophysicist Meredith Burke's professional life is perfect. Her personal life is another story. Years ago, a ménage with the man she loved and his roommate left her with a broken heart and a secret. She hasn't trusted anyone since, but when she meets rugged hunting guide Charlie Connor she figures she doesn't need to. He's got "one night stand" written all over him.
After one night with Meredith, Charlie needs more. She's intoxicating, and shockingly willing to give him total control of her body. When she agrees to spend an entire week with him at the lodge where he works, it's more than he'd hoped for. But Blaine Bridges, Charlie's best friend and boss, has his own secrets.
Blaine hasn't seen Meredith since that disastrous encounter eight years ago, but he still has feelings for her. Now she's dating his best friend, the man he wants for himself. When Meredith invites him to join in their naughty play, his pleasure is all-consuming. But will the secrets they all hold close destroy a beautiful beginning or bring these three lovers closer than they ever imagined?
Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Jun 05, 2014 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
173 people found the following review helpful
If you read one MMF book this year, it should be this one. TEMPTING MEREDITH packs both an erotic and emotional punch that is rare in this genre, and Ms. King does it incredibly well.
Eight years ago, Dr. Meredith Burke's college boyfriend and his roommate Blaine introduced her to the exoticness of a threesome, but the fallout left her heartbroken and carrying a heavy secret. Meredith hasn't trusted any man enough to get involved since that night, but when she meets hot firearms instructor Charlie Connor, the rugged and sexy republican makes her want to dip her toes in the water again. Unfortunately, no matter how many times Meredith tells Charlie she only wants him for his body and some down and dirty sex, he still manages to sneak under her defenses, making him a danger to her heart.
Charlie knows that Meredith is the one for him almost from the moment he sees her. Between her blonde bombshell looks, kinky proclivities and Mensa member intelligence, she's a study in contrasts that both fascinates him and turns him inside out. Stunned when she takes him up on the offer to visit him for a week at his lodge, he's nevertheless thrilled about the development...and that he'll get to introduce her to Blaine Bridges, his boss and best friend.
Oh, but Meredith and Blaine already know one another in the most delicious way possible, and to Blaine's amazement, he's just as attracted to her now as he was back in college. But it kinda sucks that the man he loves is also in love with Meredith. When Meredith realizes that Blaine once again wants the same man she does, she's got some tough decisions to make. Can the three of them come to terms with their secrets and desires and learn to trust in love?
Do not delay, pick up TEMPTING MEREDITH immediately if you're a fan of incredibly well written and emotionally poignant MMF erotic romance stories. This book is off the charts fantastic, every word methodically planned out to make this an effortless read that will stick with you for awhile. It's definitely one that I will pick up again and again with pleasure.
Meredith isn't your typical heroine. She's socially awkward, insanely intelligent and totally clinical in her inner and outer dialogue. I absolutely adored her. I could definitely see how, for someone so crazy smart and literal, the results of a kinky sexsperience resulting in a baby had to really mess with her. The sexual tension between her and Charlie is phenomenal, and his easygoing country boy charm really complemented her in all the best ways. And when he became the boss in bed, I think I fell a little in love with the rugged ginger myself.
One of the best parts of TEMPTING MEREDITH was the thoughtfulness to which Charlie approached a sexual relationship with Blaine once he knew that the other man wanted him as well as Meredith. He wasn't opposed; he just hadn't ever considered it before. He had to reevaluate who he was, if not the prototypical straight, white, monogamous man. He didn't jump in with both feet immediately, but instead took some time to think and consider and made a decision based on a longtime friendship with Blaine that allowed him to push past his nerves, giving the reader an emotional and raw erotic relationship that we can root for.
This book didn't feature a ton of scandal or drama or mystery or suspense. It didn't feature unrealistic characters who get down and dirty every five pages or relationships that went from zero to sixty upon meeting. Instead, Ms. King took her time, letting us savor the slow seduction of this trio for all the right reasons.
If I could give TEMPTING MEREDITH a twenty-star rating, I would. This is one of the best books I've read this year and I truly can't wait for more from this very talented author.
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