Publisher Ellora’s Cave
*I believe this book is cheaper if purchased at Ellora’s Cave
I found this book visiting one of my favorite blogs Smexybooks who mentioned it on her addictive (Friday) Top 10 post. When I read ‘favorite erotic romance this year’ I immediately whipped out my iphone Kindle app and hit ‘buy now with one click’ (I swear that thing will bankrupt me). Now, usually when I read ‘older woman…. younger man’ my excitement tends to fizzle and unless I’m peer pressured I don’t tend to read May/Dec romances (my therapist and I are ‘working’ through this issue). Liberating Lacey is a very different kind of erotic romance…
I confess I’ve been a bit bored with my erotica reads lately (I know, I’m broken or something!) and I think its because I want….. more. I want more than just lovin’ and dirty (spells out) s-e-x words and Liberating Lacey has done the impossible and pulled me out of my reading funk.
Do not judge this book by the blurb because it really doesn’t do it justice!
Newly divorced Lacey has put on her revealing going out clothes and is ready to shed her missionary-position -ove life style at hook up club Buff. She shyly bumps into to sexy cop Hunter Green.
“Like what you see?” he asked.
Healthy male musk under the scent of a clean, woodsy cologne remained when he moved back, his green eyes assessing as he waited for her reaction. Despite the cocky arrogance behind them, but rather a challenge.
“Yes,” putting into her smile some of the confidence that served her so well in the brokerage world. “But you must heat that all the time.”
“Not from a woman like you,”
I think why I liked this book so much was the writing style and three-dimensional characters. It didn’t focus so much on Lacey being older than Hunter as a relationship tension builder but more on how the two of them evolved from one sexy encounter against a car (yes, you read that right they have sexy time against a stranger’s SUV) to a relationship. This author writes male characters REALLY well:
“Honey, you can’t hide class under those f*ck-me clothes”
and contemporary relationship issues between a financially successful woman and a blue collar man. I think one of the more poignant scenes had to be when Hunter was thoughtfully replacing Lacey’s comforter and realized his credit card max limit could barely cover the cost of her comforter. This book intelligently handles the socioeconomic differences (Ah-Ha I knew I would some day use my Sociology degree…in a sentence somewhere) between the two; while keeping you engrossed in the story.
Liberating Lacey is one of those rare erotic romances with a lot of depth and makes me wish for more books out there like this.
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