Truth or dare…
When Lacey Garrity finds her groom in flagrante delicto in the reception hall closet with her bridesmaid, she's saved by her best friend’s older brother—childhood tormentor, crush, and boxing bad boy Galen Thomas. Galen’s solution is both exciting and dangerous. What better way to forget the mess of her life than go on her honeymoon with a hot guy who can’t promise anything beyond today?
Galen had been counting on Lacey's wedding to put her out of reach—and out of his mind—once and for all, but their steamy Puerto Rican escape is testing all his boundaries. Now that Lacey’s embracing her inner bad girl, Galen is tempted to throw in the towel and claim her for himself. But with the biggest fight of his career on the line and an important business merger threatening to derail Lacey’s resolve, their romance might be down for the count before it even begins.
March 16, 2013
Wicked Winter Saturdays 3/16: Down for the Count (Dare Me 1) by Christine Bell Review
Baby, it's cold outside! Time to snuggle up with a mug of hot chocolate (or a glass of wine!) and fall into a steamy, sexy book.
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Down for the Count (Dare Me 1) by Christine Bell-Erotic Romance
Kindle format given by Entangled/Brazen Publishing for review
I was asked to review the second book in the series for an upcoming tour, but needed to read this one first. I've heard good things about Christine Bell's books, so I was anxious to get started. I certainly wasn't disappointed. This book was HOT!
Poor Lacey walks in on her husband AT THEIR WEDDING getting it on with one of her bridesmaids and childhood friend. Of course, he tries to talk his way out of it, but thank goodness Lacey had the sense to keep walking. So, what's a girl to do after something like that? Well, her best friend's brother, Galen, is at the wedding and he offers up a ride home. He takes her to his childhood home where they reminisce about old times. See...Lacey always had a crush on Galen, but he was her best friends older brother. He picked on her and acted like he didn't like her. However, he did. Especially now that they're adults. Galen offers to take Lacey away from the madness. He talks her in to keeping her honeymoon plans and decides to go with her. Hmm....see where this is going???
So, they're in lovely Puerto Rico enjoying the uh...sights. Ultimately, they can't keep their hands off each other. Of course, that doesn't happen until she's certain the mess of her wedding has somewhat been taken care of. Unfortunately, her mother drops in on their blissful week, ruining everything for Lacey and Galen. Galen returns home leaving Lacey feeling dejected once again. *Sigh* Poor Lacey.
No worries though. Lacey gets everything straightened out and Galen and Lacey manage to work things out. And work it out they did. Down for the Count is a short read, but really packs a punch. Pun intended. If you haven't guessed, this book is sexy, sexy, sexy. Naturally, I really enjoyed the sexy. Galen is really hot and sure knows how to use his tongue.
Overall, I really liked this one. It was fast, super sexy, and had a great flow. Down for the Count got me really excited about reading Down and Dirty, the second book in the series, which I've heard is even better! WOOT! If you need a fast steamy read, check this one out!
~"If you've never as a man slide deep, in and out, until your head tossed on the pillow and you begged for more..." His voice had gone dark and gravelly, and he swallowed hard. "Then how can you possibly understand the importance of sexuality in a relationship?'-Loc 360
~God, she was so fucking close. And his cock was loaded for bear and he was a suck, fuck, or jerk away from the point of no return.-Loc 1075
Author Bio: Christine Bell is a romance author and also writes erotic romance as Chloe Cole. She and her handsome hubby currently reside in Pennsylvania with a four-pack of teenage boys. If she gets time off from her duties as maid, chef, chauffeur, or therapist, she can be found reading just about anything she can get her hands on, from Young Adult novels to books on poker theory. She doesn't like root beer, clowns or bugs (except ladybugs, on account of their cute outfits), but lurrves chocolate, going to the movies, the New York Giants and playing Texas Hold-Em. Writing is her passion, but if she had to pick another occupation, she would be a pirate... or, like, a ninja maybe. Christine loves to hear from readers, so please contact her through her website, www.christine-bell.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/_ChristineBell @_ChristineBell