Erotica, Reviews

Review: It Takes Two – Nikki Sloane

it-takes-twoIt Takes Two by Nikki Sloane
Series: Blindfold Club #0.5
Genre: erotica
Themes: BDSM(ish), sex worker
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I know what’s supposed to happen at my casting call. In walks a stranger, my clothes come off, and we shoot amateur porn. Only a hot guy doesn’t show up—two of them do.

Originally published in the USA Today bestselling anthology “For the First Time,” this novella contains 50% more all-new content.

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Review

Heat: ★★★★
Rating: ★★★★

There isn’t really a huge amount I can say here. This is a free, very quick read which will either satisfy you if you’re an existing Sloane fan (like me), or act as a little taster of her other work if you’re not.

I want to add that I never read the shorter version of this story when it was publishing in an anthology, so this is a review from someone reading this for the first time. If you have read it, I’m told there were a fair few more words added, and because it’s free it’s probably well worth checking out again.

Nina Hale, the girl who couldn’t get anything better than an entry-level temp job, was about to go down in flames, and Nina the porn star would rise in her place.

The sex was (as ever), hot as fuck, Sloane’s writing was (as ever) flawless. I loved the characters, which managed to be surprisingly developed even for such a short read. I’m not sure how much this instalment really added to the series, and it certainly didn’t have any closure, but it was enjoyable regardless, and absolutely passed the wet test.

Hopefully Sloane will write a full-length instalment for Scott and Nina.

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Out now! Review & Giveaway: Elicit – M. Never

Elicit by M. NeverOwned-Proofs
Series: Decadence After Dark #5

Genre: dark erotic suspense
Themes: BDSM, forced slavery, law enforcement, sex worker
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“You don’t know what he’s capable of.”

“You don’t know what I’m capable of.”

Jett Fox has been surrounded by women his entire life. He knows what makes them tick, how to make them feel beautiful, and how to work their feminine wiles to his advantage. Honing sexuality is in his blood.

It’s his gift.

Jett is accustomed to women eating out of the palm of his hand, but when a tall, mysterious, redheaded goddess strolls into Mansion – his domain – the eccentric Dom finds himself enamored. She becomes an obsession in his dark, secretive, and dangerous underworld – a world that appears one way on the outside but is entirely different within.

Forced to maintain the ruse at all costs, he’ll walk a treacherous line between allegiance and lust, deliberately deceiving the one woman who means anything to him.

But the mysterious redhead has secrets of her own – secrets inlaid so deep they could threaten to tear both their hearts, and worlds, and livelihoods apart.

You’ve been claimed by Kayne…seduced by Juice… now it’s time to live Elicitly with Jett.

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Review

Heat: ★★★★
Rating: ★★★

Reviewer’s note: although this can standalone, I would highly recommend reading this series from the beginning, starting with Owned, to heighten your enjoyment.

How complicated this woman is. How embroiled and tangled. I want to know every puzzling piece of her intimately, starting with how she sounds when she comes.

I’ve been waiting for Jett’s book for a while now, as this series and group of characters have been wonderful to follow for these five books. I’m presuming this will be the final instalment, and I admit I feel slightly emotional at that fact.

This final instalment goes back to before the beginning of Owned, overlaps it slightly and finishes at around the same point. I enjoyed seeing Kayne, Ellie and Juice come in and out of this novel, without any of it seeming forced at all, which can happen fairly often with interlinked standalones.

“When we’re together, I want all your pleasure and all your pain.”

In some respects, I was hoping for something a bit darker. Although it started off that way, the darkness petered out fairly quickly, and then it became about healing through the comfort Jett and London found in one another. The sex scenes were, as ever, nice and dirty, but it would have been nice to have had a bit more of the kink found in the other instalments that we know Jett and London are so capable of.

Although I did really enjoy reading this, I couldn’t help but feel like I was left just a little disappointed. My enjoyment stemmed mainly from the fact that Jett is my favourite character in the series, but I found that I actually liked him more when he was in a supporting role. The character didn’t quite seem so consistent to me with this – and the same would go for London, but I feel like her journey was deeper and more emotional, more poignant, so the difference in character is more understandable.

“Stop bullshitting me, little bird. We all have secrets. Some bigger than others. Some darker than others.”

A welcome addition to the Decadence After Dark series, Elicit is an enjoyable, hot read but suffers from a familiar plot explored earlier in the series. This felt, to me, like a decent example of having had too much of a good thing. But I’m looking forward to whatever direction M. Never goes in from here.

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Series order

  1. Owned
  2. Claimed
  3. Ruined
  4. Lie With Me
  5. Elicit