“Heart Storm” by Liane Gentry Skye
Sirenia is the mermaid chosen to save
all of merkind. As she swims to the mangrove where she will
meet and mate with Triton’s Lost Son, she saves Navy SEAL
Lieutenant Byron Burke from drowning. Sirenia and Byron
can’t resist each other, but they are not meant to be. Ba’at
Rath, a merman who wants the power that will go along with
mating to Sirenia, will stop at nothing to have her for
Sirenia is exactly what I would expect
a mermaid to look like: her flowing blonde hair, freckles,
and the pearl of skin between her eyes, make her ethereal
and beautiful. She reminds me of a Barbie. “Heart Storm”
moves fast for such an intense story, but it’s entertaining,
sensual, and romantic.
“The Boy Next Door” by Hannah Murray
Jacob Hale and Isabella Carelli are
neighbors and friends. Jacob would like them to be lovers,
but Isa turned him down the one time he asked her out. Isa
wants more than vanilla in the bedroom and she’s convinced
that Jacob would be turned off by her darker desires. She
may have been right about her ex-boyfriend feeling that way,
but she might be wrong about Jacob.
Isa makes the mistake of judging a book
by its cover in “The Boy Next Door.” Jacob is so much more
than a nice guy. He’s commanding and kinky and just what Isa
was looking for. Isa unknowingly wasted a lot of time being
lonely when she could have been tied up in Jacob’s bed!
“The Boy Next Door” is a little kinky and a lot romantic.
“Devil in a Kilt” by Nicole North
Shauna MacRae should be happy that
she’s met the man of her dreams, but meeting Gavin MacTavish
throws her back in time to the Highlands of 1651. Now,
Shauna has to break a curse, fight a witch, and find a way
for her and Gavin to stay together.
I’m a sucker for a tortured hero. Make
him a Scottish laird, and I’ve got everything I need.
“Devil in a Kilt” has more than a sexy Scotsman, though.
It’s a sensual, exciting story full of romance. Gavin being
a cursed shape-shifter makes “Devil in a Kilt” a little
different than other time travel stories. In “Devil in a
Kilt,” the guy is hot, the sex is hotter, and the story is
romantic and fun.
“The Bet” by Leigh Court
Damian Hunt has bet his friend George
Beringer that he can make a woman orgasm using only his
words. George agrees to the wager on one condition: he
chooses the woman. George chooses his prudish and innocent
sister Claire, thinking Damien will have no chance of
seducing her. Damien wants to win the wager, but soon, he
wants Claire, too. Can he have both?
Because of great writing, “The Bet”
feels like a novel instead of a short story. I felt like I
got to know Damien and Claire well enough so their
fast-paced romance didn’t feel forced. Of course, added
length would give more details, but “The Bet” is just fine
the way it is. Damien weaves an erotic web around Claire on
almost every page that she was inevitably going to fall
into. His words are as powerful as his touch. “The Bet” is a
wonderfully sensual historical romance with charismatic
characters and an angst-filled storyline.
The stories in Secrets 27, Untamed Pleasures
are very different, so there’s something for everyone. They
have a few things in common, though: hot men and even hotter
sex. With wonderful stories and interesting characters,
Secrets 27, Untamed Pleasures fulfills secret