Tuesday 19 July 2011

Book Review: Erotica

Book Title: Undercover
Author: Lauren Dane
Publisher:  Penguin
Pages: 328
Cost; $ 15.00
How I Got it:  Purchased
Description: On the battleground or in the bedroom, one woman and two men fight for dominance in a bold, new, and excitingly different direction in erotica…
As a lieutenant of the Federation military, Sera Ayers is accustomed to giving orders, not taking them. Now she must obey the one man she can’t stand—and can’t stop thinking about.
With the enemy Imperialists gaining ground, a covert team is assembled by Ash Walker. Ten years before, Sera had lovingly submitted to Ash’s dominance in the bedroom. But when he was forced into a political marriage, she refused to play mistress. His marriage now over, Ash wants Sera on his team—and back in his bed.
The third team member, Brandt Pela, has an elegance to match Ash’s savage sexuality. And when their undercover plan requires Sera to pose as Brandt’s lover, it ignites a passion among the three of them more dangerous than their mission.

My take on the book:
Can I just say, that there aren't enough descriptive words in any language to describe how amazing, hot, romantic, steamy,, sexy, smoking hot, funny, lovable, intense, sweaty... oh wait what where we talking about??*wipes drool from mouth*. I bow to Lauren Dane, her writing is descriptive, captivating and enchanting, I was drawn into this book from the very first scene. The character development, the creating of a whole new world and 'verse' without making it boring or heavy handed in details is a fine skill ( don't believe me, have you ever tried to read War and Peace?? Too many Gods bless details that don't enhance the story, but I digress) 

Ash and Sera share a steamy Dom/sub past and the hurt that took place when duty took precedence over love, has left them both reeling. Sera was un-collared in the worst way possible and for a woman who had given everything to her Dom, it left her reeling; she became unhinged and went off a downward spiral   Sera, who fought hard to bring herself back from the brink after being cut loose in the worst way possible, has made herself into a phenomenal woman, she sought out the ritual, the rules and the structure that her life once had by joining the military, there the roles were clear and much like a perfect Dom, she was always given discipline when she needed it. She has moved up the ranks of the military, in a way which is unprecedented, and this brings her back into the life of Ash.

Ash tired of being the 'good son' and doing his duty, has decided that he is getting back the one thing that made his life whole, and centered him, he was going to fight like he hadn't before for the woman he loves.  Brandt, his best friend, fellow Dom, and ranked military family member, had fallen fast,and hard for Sera, and he isn't going to allow Ash to drive her away. Brandt becomes the bridge that helps Ash and Sera heal, and brings into the relationship something neither realized they were missing.  But can they last when their assignment brings up past issues?? And may expose a traitor among the families??

This booked packed in steamy smoking hot sex scenes, within the really great action scenes, allowing both sides to flow well, and keep the reader hooked. I enjoyed that the author allowed us to form an idea of what the characters looked like, and created instead a strong steady soul version instead of just a physical.  I really loved the BDSM scenes, and the really naughty 'taboo' fantasy Sera had that Ash helped her fulfill. 

It's a scorcher and well worth the time to get it.  Enjoy the fantasies
Does contain: M/M scenes, M/F/M, anal play, & strong BDSM content. (just a warning, if it's not for you don't say I didn't warn you)

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