||Loose Id, LLC
||May 27, 2008
Committed to one another and their union, Van Dansk and Calen Maxwell decide to spice things up by bringing a third into their bed. They intend to invite the lovely straight barmaid from the local gay/bi night club to join them in a ménage ŕ trois. Their equally committed gay friends, Philip Weston and Jake Welland have the same intentions.
Melanie Drake has been secretly lusting over the seductive, teasing group of friends for six months. She's not delusional, however; she knows her infatuation with the two homosexual couples is completely one-sided and is content to keep her 'love affair' with the four hunks exactly where it belongs -- in her mind.
One night of alcohol indulgence leads the four men to proposition Melanie into going home with one lucky couple. She can't choose one couple over the other, because in her fantasies Melanie has all four men in her bed, together.
But that's just a fantasy, and fantasies aren't real.
Or are they?
Loose Id, LLC
A Delicious Taboo
5 Hearts - The Romance Studio
Melanie Drake has a small problem. She has been secretly lusting after Van and Calen, a gay couple totally committed to each other, since she started working at Taboo Delights. But then to add to her fantasies, there are the guys' friends, Philip and Jake, equally committed in their relationship. In Melanie's mind, the guys are gay and have no desire to look at let or let alone play with a straight woman. Or do they?
Van and Calen have decided that Melanie is the one that will make their relationship complete. Philip and Jake also have been watching and desiring Melanie as their third. Four friends, two couples, and one woman who holds their destiny in the palm of her hand. Each couple has set out to seduce the lovely Melanie into their bed and ultimately into their life. What's a girl to do?
A Delicious Taboo has got to be by far the most erotically provocative story and will literally leave the reader a litle bit hot and bothered and a whole lot breathless. The passion is explosive, the sex wildly sensual. And yet throughout every page all four men are respectful to each other's committed unions. Melanie is the common denominator that brings a higher element of fulfillment to each couple.
Ms. Cole has the ability to draw the reader into the story from page one as she lays the ground work and builds on the sexual tension to make this story a page turner. The plot, although a little different than your normal menage a trois, works with the added depth that comes forth with the commitment, as well as struggles, that the characters face. Melanie is a giving, passionate, and selfish woman and the four alpha males are delightfully dominant, possessively intense, and playful with a hint of vulnerability that seems to compliment each other.
This is a temptingly erotic book that will seduce all the senses and leave the reader wanting more!
Sensuality rating: Explicit
June 19, 2008
5 Blue Ribbons - Romance Junkies
Melanie Drake’s is straight and works as a bartender in a gay/bi bar which suits her. She doesn’t have to worry about improper propositions. Her comfort zone is about to take a big hit.
Melanie Drake’s position as bartender in a gay/bi bar suits her. Her life has not been easy and she finds comfort in the camaraderie to be had in such a close-knit setting.
She’s had her eye on a two male couples. Fantasies of an erotic nature fill her head where they’re concerned. Unknown to her, those fantasies are returned – four to one.
Van Dansk and Calen Maxwell decide to spice up their love by bringing a third into their lives. They’re in love with one another, but each has a yearning to include a third – Melanie.
Unknown to the others, Philip Weston and Jake Welland have the same fantasies about Melanie.
Jennifer Cole pushes the ménage envelope to the extreme in DELICIOUS TABOO and has done an excellent job of making a love story out of it that leaves the reader in tears at times.
To think four men could love someone like Melanie after the things she’s been through is unthinkable to her. The men she’s dated in the past were turned off by the physical scars that she carries. To these four men, her physical and emotional baggage provide the impetus they need to prove to her how much she’s needed, loved and wanted. Can they pull it off?
After the physical abuse she’s suffered, she needs to do a lot of soul searching. Can she bare her soul to these men and allow them to love her, heal her? Can she survive if they’re not willing to love her as much as they love one another?
For several reasons, I was somewhat blown away by this story. The love, warmth and compassion Ms. Cole gives each of her characters blend together to make one heck of a story. I applaud her and hope that she writes more of these stories.
As the publisher notes, DELICIOUS TABOO contains some elements that readers may find objectionable. It’s not for anyone under eighteen. If you want a strong story that’s character driven this one is recommended. The ménage scenes highlight the love the four men have for Melanie. Just make sure you have lots of ice water before you begin. You will not want to put it down.
By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Nickie Langdon
5 Cupids - Cupids Library Reviews
A DELICIOUS TABOO is a delicious read. MS. COLE has written an incredibly hot read with unforgettable characters that are full of surprises. Melanie is an average working woman; she is trying to make ends meet all the while lusting after four of her favorite customers. All four men are unique and very yummy -- they are also very drawn to Melanie. There is no question why she wants them. MS. COLE made the set-up to their wild weekend believable and exciting. To think four very hot men wanting a single woman is enough to make a girl weak in the knees, yet to read about it in vivid detail make it that much more heart-thumping and unforgettable. This story goes way beyond being a standard ménage read -- it includes very intense emotions, some startling revelations and an intense love shared by four men for one special lady. All the characters in this book are well done and interesting. The men's background stories are not delved into too much. Yet it very apparent how committed they are to their partners and how much of a camaraderie all four share. Their friendship is what helps fuel their passion to have and protect Melanie. If they did not share similar feelings I would have had a difficult time believing that four men could share one woman without aggression and jealousy. The erotic scenes in the book are plentiful and very, very hot. This read can be easily completed in one sitting -- and when the final page comes you just want more. I cannot wait to see where this story leads and what happens to the five lovers.
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