Thursday, April 22, 2010

Taking Care of Business - Megan Hart & Lauren Dane

One conference, two friends, two men who know how to take care of business. After leaving the wrong man, Leah Griffin’s not ready to look for the right one. All she wants is to survive the conference she’s planning and spend some time with her best friend Kate Edwards. She’s not expecting the conference services manager to be so tall, dark and handsome…or so eager to please. It’s Brandon Long’s job to make Leah happy, but after a scorching interlude in her hotel room, neither can deny business has become pleasure. Smart, driven and successful attorney, Katherine Edwards has spent her life making the right choices. Directly counter to those right choices, she’s involved in a long distance, secret love affair with a co-worker. Charles Dixon is a bad choice she can’t help but make – over and over. A conference and a promotion bring Kate back to Pennsylvania and suddenly, Dix wants far more than a few nights in random hotel rooms. He wants something permanent and Katherine has to figure out if sometimes a wrong choice isn’t exactly what a woman needs.

As many of you have probably realized I dont read a ton of erotica books. BUT I do have many...let me repeat that...MANY MANY friends who persuade me to do so! ;) MY bff'ers Ames recently sent me this naughty little package FILLED with persuasive reading material! lol!!! I guess thats just what friends are for huh?!?! Ive read Megan Hart before but not Lauren Dane and when I asked Ames which to start with she said Taking Care of Business! And boy let me tell you...*ahem...it REALLY took care of business! lol

Here we have two small, main stories braided into one seamless hot book! Leah and Kate have been friends since childhood. Both girls are in the big corporate world so love is somewhat on the last of their 'To Do' list...hot lovin' however is NOT! Lol I say the girls arent into relationships but Leah actually got out of one (sorta...it was more of an odd sexual relationship where he made her submit to him at every turn). Right after the breakup Leah meets Kate at a conference where both girls seem to meet their matches!

Kate met Dix (no pun intended...did you just snicker?) a while back and has had a few quickies in some hotel rooms. When face to face at the conference both are smacked in the face with the reality that Kate is moving closer which begs the question of will their be more than hot hotel sex! I felt this relationship had a bit of lack of communication! Kate was pretty sure she wanted something more yet didnt think Dix could handle it with his needy (and very annoying) ex-wife and two kids! And Dix just thought she was in it for the fun!

Jumping back to Leah...well she meets this HOT manager guy named Brandon. Brandon recently got out of a long relationship and is working hard hours to make this snippy corporate barbiedoll happy at the hotel...said woman (Leah) has other things that need tending too and it isn't just how many pens and pencils are on the conference room table! ;) This relationship was interesting...Leah has issues that run along with her ex. Like I said he expected her to be a submissive puppy dog for so long she wanted to turn the tables! And boy did she!!! YOWZA! Lets jsut say...someone gets tied up! lol Dont we all love those kinda books?!?!

Overall this book was a hot little hoot! It was all about overcoming insecurities and getting what you want out of your relationship! It was entertaining at every turn! You were either laughing, getting hot and bothered, or getting emotional over all the insecurities.

Getting hot and bothered TOO MUCH was my problem! lol The only downfall in erotica in general is I sometimes feel that I not getting too much more than lust. Idk maybe it was just this book...liek I said I dont read a ton of erotica. Ive read another Megan Hart book before and it had so much relationship in it that I thought it was very equally balanced! This one however wsnt...BUT dont let me sway you the wrong way! This book burnt my hands while holding it! I cant even put up a snippet! lol I think I blushed the entire time reading this! lol

So ya overall I will be reading the second one (No Reservations) to see how the story continues! And thanks Ames! lol I will FOREVER remember this gem! ;)

I give this book a total of...





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13 comments:

Mollie said...

I just bought my first erotica book: Megan Hart's Tempted....

We'll see how I do.... :)

April 22, 2010 at 2:24 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

Mollie~
Oh I haven't read that one yet but I've heard nothing but great things about it! I read MH's Stranger and LOVED IT! Let me know how it goes sweetie!

April 22, 2010 at 2:40 PM
Cecile said...

Hey hon... Well, I have not read this book but I have almost all of Ms. Hart's books and I just recently picked up Ms. Dane's book.. and both of them are freaking hot authors!!
They will make you squeeze your legs till hubby gets home, lol!!! They are great authors! I love my erotic novels... maybe a little too much ~ NAH!!!! LMBO!!!
Hope all is well honey! Hugs to ya!

April 22, 2010 at 4:21 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

Cecile~
Lol leave it to you girl! Lol I need to try out Lauren Dane ASAP I guess.

April 22, 2010 at 4:27 PM
Nicole Mc said...

Thats how i felt when I read Beth Kery's Wicked Burn. Total blushing the whole time!!! :) Which i think you would like because its heavy on the emotion and romance for an erotica.

April 22, 2010 at 5:05 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

Nic~
Never read her! But it sounds like I should! ;)

April 22, 2010 at 6:04 PM
Patti said...

I read this one and I have TCoB in my TBR. I absolutely loved Megan Hart's Dirty and Stranger. Very dark and very sexy.

April 22, 2010 at 7:04 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

Patti~
I really think Ill be buying more MH books! :) I'm excited to read No Reservations! But I think what makes those books more special to me is not reading them all close together! :)

Happy reading sweet cheeks!

April 22, 2010 at 7:19 PM
Mandi said...

Erotica is iffy for me..but I have heard wonderful things about Megan Hart and Lauren Dane :)

Like the cover too ;)

April 23, 2010 at 4:39 AM
Monroe Dawson said...

Mandi~
Oh yes Ms.Hart is awesome! This was my first Lauren Dane read...I need to look more into her.

Yes this cover is great! :) Perfect for this book! Happy Friday!

April 23, 2010 at 5:16 AM
VampFanGirl said...

Monroe! You're review was hoot, girl! So, not much an erotic romance reader, huh? What a way to get broken in! But it's always best to enter a new subgenre with the masters and while I haven't read Lauren Dane, I absolutely love and admire Megan Hart.

However, that being said, I'm not interested in reading this book. I had it on my wish list but took it off and your review brought my fears to life. Sounds like it was all lust and no romance/relationship. Not for me.

Thanks for the great review!

Hugs, VFG

April 23, 2010 at 1:58 PM
~ames~ said...

I'm glad you liked it! You're welcome babe. :P

If you want emotion, definitely read No Reservations, it picks up with the same characters in their new relationships. It's good.

April 26, 2010 at 8:08 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

Ya I didnt realize until I read the blurb it picked up on their story so Im really excited to read it soon! =) You always seem to know what Im craving to read! lol

April 26, 2010 at 8:10 PM