Playing the Game – M.Q. Barber #bookreview #review

Playing the Game (Neighborly Affection) – [Kindle Edition] $3.03

Neighborly Affection, #1
 She expects dinner with neighbors, but gets sex with a side of safewords.

Mechanical engineer Alice still drools over her sexy neighbors a year after she’s moved in. She can’t decide whether they’re roommates or partners, but either way, they spark a wanton desire in her that has her imagination–and vibrator–working overtime.

Henry, director of everything around him, studies human nature and applies philosophies to his paintings as well as his relationships. Quirky, polite to a fault, and formal, he follows his own code of honor even when it means denying himself.

Flirtatious and playful, Jay needs stability, guidance, and to please others. His antics counterbalance Henry’s stuffy ways while he brings a level of vulnerability and fun to everything the trio does.

BDSM play with the enigmatic artist and flirtatious joker across the hall allows Alice to put aside the linear thought processes which have kept her unsatisfied and distant with other lovers. She must dismiss her preconception of love, sacrificing her independence, if she’s to find a permanent place in their beds and hearts.

CONTENT WARNING: Explicit sex, graphic language, BDSM, bondage, spanking, M/M/F menage.

82,000 Words

Ugh, I don’t know if I want to keep reading this story arc, even though I want to know how the relationship between these characters play out. The problem is here is that Henry really kinda ruined this story for me. It’s a shame, because I think that I would have liked it tons more if the tone of his voice wasn’t so annoying.

“But Alice herself is a delicate creature, a wondrous harmony of elements. Her pleasure depends on optimum timing, more so than ours, my boy.”

Henry is the alpha mature male, to both Alice and Jay and really that sounds great, until he opens his mouth and starts referring to Jay as ““Good boy” or “my boy” and Alice as “dear girl”. It wasn’t as though he would do it rarely either, it was all the time. He’s general way of instructing and speaking to them both was really out-of-place with the other characters. It was as though he came from Victorian, England. He’s a man out of his time.

Also the constant repetition of her safety, security and the incessant repeating of her safe-word;  We get it!!  In the real world, I understand the importance of affirmation.  In my fiction though, I don’t need to be repeatedly told something that I got the first 3 times you told me.  Just thinking about it is making me angry.

I don’t know and seriously doubt if I will spend the almost $8 finishing out this story. I know that I might end up throwing my kindle because if I have to hear Henry’s “voice” one more grating time. Maybe it would be safer for me to read another time.  Maybe it’s a mood type of story.

I will say that the scenes were pretty good, but I have to go back to the whole Henry thing, ugh, Henry!! You really ruined it for me.

I don’t have any complaints when it comes to Alice and Jay.  They had great chemistry really playing off each other well.  Admittedly the way that they are written they definitely need a third.  Someone to guide them through their submission and need for one another.  Had that man not been Henry, I would be begging to read more. Sadly, I don’t feel that way.

If you read this book, do so with caution.  Yes it has some steamy threesome scenese and really nicely laid out fantasies and I do honestly think that the series is going to get better (based on the developing relationship), but until I get passed my distaste of Henry, I doubt you’ll be getting a review out of me anytime soon.

Book Release Day

Dair by R.K Lilley and Red & Wolfe by Ella James were both released today!


Dair [kindle edition] – $2.99

DAIR (THE WILD SIDE #3) 
ARE YOU READY FOR THE TRUTH? 

I’d started writing everything about her down. I didn’t want to forget. 
The color of her hair. The depth of her eyes. The stubborn shape of her jaw. The way her lips shaped words with such expression. The way her voice made my chest ache. The way she gave advice beyond her years. 
The way she listened like she cared about every word. 
The way she made me feel—Alive. 
Every curve and hollow of her body was recorded, in my mind, and now my hard drive. 
There was a bit of truth in every lie, and even if it had only been fed to me in the smallest increments, I wanted, needed to remember the real Iris. 
Because in the end, there was one irrefutable thing that I couldn’t deny. 
Hostage or hustler, sinner or saint, whatever she was or wasn’t, whether she lied to my face or taunted me with hints of the truth, all of this seemed always to defer to the more pertinent fact at hand. 
She was mine. 
Inconceivably. 
Undeniably. 
Mine. 

After yet another shocking discovery, followed by a disturbing letter, Dair is almost certain Iris has left his life for good. He tries his best to move on. 
Easier said than done, and when an unexpected and dangerous opportunity arises for him to find out what happened to her, he doesn’t hesitate to take it. 
As usual, with Iris, the answer leaves him more lost than the question. 
Every revelation is shrouded in mystery, and every disclosure leaves Dair more in the dark than ever. 
And when finally, the messy truth is revealed in its entirety, will he be ready for it? 

This is the final installment in Iris and Dair’s story 

 

 


Red & Wolfe Part 4: An Erotic Fairy Tale – [kindle edition] $2.99


Return to Rabbit Island for the heart-pounding conclusion to Red and Wolfe’s story.

Don’t forget your extra panties – but this time, you might also want to bring your gun.

 

Each book is selling for $2.99 and is the conclusion to the respective story.  Go get ’em now from Amazon (Kindle editions).  I’ve loved each one so far.  I already know that the greater part of my weekend will be spent locked in on these naughty novellas

Your Not Broken , Or Are You

Sometimes being honest with yourself is the hardest part. Vile gives great advice as always…

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Over the years I have spoken to many who were submissive telling me they were broken.
Over the years I have taking in several who were in a bad way in one form or another, from being abused to drug addiction, and for the most I was pretty successful in helping most.
The one thing I stand by is I will only help those who are trying to help themselves, no free ride here. I made it clear you want help you gotta work for it.

There were no sexual favors, I am not wired like that, but the gratification of seeing someone on their last leg, and walk out the door with a car and a job and ready to move on, was worth more than any medal, or any amount of cash.

You cannot think your submissive, you cannot think your a slave, you have to know. You…

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