Seducing Steve

Maggie Wells
Seducing Steve
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Sapphire Nights Books
Release Date
May 2011
Erotic Romance

Erotic romance novelist Sara Wright yearns for passion that leaps from the page. After a marriage that proved to be more fizzle than sizzle, Sara's writing reflects her growing frustration and also her secret passion for her best friend and muse, Steve Larson.

Steve is anything but your typical romance hero. A redheaded computer nerd with a slow, southern drawl, Steve is neither a cattle baron nor a titan of industry. The one thing he does have going for him is that he has loved Sara from the moment he met her.

Sara confesses that he has long served as her inspiration, and Steve leaps at the chance to take things to the next level. Determined to be the man to make her fantasies come true, he takes a page from Sara's own books and plots a passion so intense it threatens to consume them and the friendship they both cherish.

When friends turn into lovers, love can get lost in the shuffle. Fact becomes tightly cocooned in fiction as both Sara and Steve learn to balance their desires with the needs of their hearts.

Book Review by Rebecca
Sep 06, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
227 people found the following review helpful
SEDUCING STEVE is a laugh-out-loud read with realistic dialogue and incredibly sensual scenes between two friends-turned-lovers. The story flow is a bit stop and go but the characters' chemistry and wit win out in the end.

Erotic romance novelist Sara Wright seeks the very passion she writes about for herself after leaving a marriage that proved to be more fizzle than sizzle. Her best friend and muse, Steve Larson, is not our typical romance hero. He's described as a redheaded computer nerd with a slow, southern drawl though he does seem to have a steady stream of one-nighters. The two characters are good friends – have been since he bumped into her at a local coffee shop years earlier – turned lovers.

When Sara confesses that she's attracted to him, Steve recognizes his chance to finally take their relationship to the next level. He has been in love with Sara since their first meeting but the timing has never been right. Now she's come to him asking for his help with research for her latest book. Though he's willing to take what he can get, he's truly hoping for the whole package. The question is whether or not she feels the same way because although they have good sex, neither is willing to put a label on their new relationship.

My favorite part – and the reason for some quite humorous scenes – is that Steve buys some of Sara's books to do a little research of his own. He's surprised at how hot her books are and uses them for a little bedroom creativity of his own. He's determined to win her over by making her fantasies come true. But it's when his own personality shines through that he wins this reader over.

I love these two characters and enjoyed seeing them make sense of their new relationship while trying to maintain their established friendship. The easy dialogue clearly exhibits their comfort and ease with one another; but the transition from friends to lovers isn't oversimplified and has some bumps along the way that add more interest to this love story. This story has engaging characters, an interesting plot and fun dialogue. It is a good read.
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