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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Review: Bodyguards of Pleasure

Review: Drea
Title: Bodyguards of Pleasure
Author: Melody Snow Monroe
Series: Pleasure Montana 8
Format: ebook
Source: Netgalley
Release Date: May 28, 2013
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Length: Novel (63,954 words)
Setting: Pleasure, Montana
Subgenre: Erotic/Menage a Trois/BSDM
Heat level: "Sextreme"
Warnings: [Siren Ménage Everlasting: Erotic Consensual BDSM Ménage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, sex toys, HEA]
Buy: AmazonSiren Publishing

Rating: 3-stars
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Drea's Review:
I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Computer shop owner Brooke witnesses a violent crime and barely escapes. Gavin overhears her incident and offers to protect her while the police search for the murderer. She’s grateful for his assistance but intimidated by his good looks. How could someone as hot as him be interested in nerdy, curvy her? And then she meets his equally hunky roommate, Riley. A double shot of too-good-to-be true.

Gavin should have asked Brooke out the very first day he met her when he’d turned up at her shop looking for computer parts. Her unfortunate episode has landed her in his house. He and Riley intend to take advantage of their good fortune because Brooke is perfect…to share.

This is actually the second story I’ve read by Melody Snow Monroe. I read the first book in the Pleasure Montana series, Chelsea’s Pleasure. While I enjoyed that one, this one lacked the backstory the first in the series claimed.  It was believable for Chelsea and her two lovers to fall for each other as quickly as they did given they’d known each other all their lives. However in this story, the Brooke, Gavin, and Riley had only recently met. The romance was rushed and, for me, unbelievable for the HEA we got at the end. I’d have given it three and half stars if this is been a HFN with the L-word not tossed around. That said, the suspense was handled fairly well with a solid plot.

So if you like your ménages heavy on the sex, light on the romance, and with a decent plot, this story is for you. However if you enjoy a believable romance between three consenting adults, this one pushed it by having the L-word come up far too early.

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