July 29, 2010 4 flames 2

Author: Shelley Bradley
Source: Purchased at store

  • Paperback: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing (November 21, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599982935
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599982939


By night, he becomes a mysterious stranger devoted only to her pleasure and discovers she’s hiding a naughty little secret. After divorcing her never-home husband, Lauren Southall plucked up her courage, dusted off her power suits, and returned to corporate life. Two years later, there’s just one six-foot three, testosterone-packed problem: her ex-husband’s good friend and her current boss, Noah Reeves. Lauren aches for him. No other man will do. But she can’t possibly measure up to the silicone-packed professional cheerleaders he dates. So she hides her desire behind a professional persona and fantasizes. For ten years, Noah Reeves has waited to make Lauren his. Once her divorce was final, he tracked down and hired the brilliant, dedicated woman. But when he’s with her, it isn’t spreadsheets and profit margins on his brain. Problem is, she’s never seen him as anything but her ex-husbands pal. Now that she’s finally a free woman and with him 40+ hours a week, well… he’d love to persuade her to throw in her nights and weekends. Noah decides to romance her by day. By night, he becomes a mysterious stranger devoted only to her pleasure and discovers she’s hiding a naughty little secret of her own. 


While I am a HUGE fan of Shelley Bradley/Shayla Black! She has a special talent when it comes to writing erotica’s that leave you breathless, hot and panting for more.  While I enjoyed this book, I don’t see it as great as her other books.  I loved the characters when it was just Noah and Lauren.  When it was Lauren and Mr. Mysterious, it seemed more like a stalker doing bad things to a woman.  I couldn’t believe that Lauren found it exciting and sexy when Mr. Mysterious shows up at her apartment while she sleeps, handcuffs her to her bed and has sex with her after waking her up.  Me, personally, I would have screamed bloody murder and yelled rape!  Yet, Lauren finds it exciting and sensual.  Noah needed to just face Lauren head on instead of coming across as a stalker at night.  When they bantered and worked together during the day you could feel the sexual tension and need they both felt. 

While I am still a huge fan of this author, and will continue to read whatever she comes out with, I didn’t feel this book was one of her best. 


Very Good! I would recommend this book! 4 STARS

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