*Please be advice that this book has strong language and very explicit scenes.*
This is an erotic novella written by two talented ladies, B.L. Wilde and Jo Matthews. Check out the review and excerpt on this book, as well as check out the giveaway at the bottom.
~ A Novella ~
Ryan Lawson has almost everything he wants. A Capo to the Valenti Family Mafia, the world is at his fingertips and the ladies all drop their panties at his signature smirk. All but one, anyway, and she happens to be the only one he wants.
On the run from a horrible past, Trixie finds herself accepting a job as an exotic dancer in a club run by the mafia. Left without a choice, she begins to date the Boss’ son while lusting after someone else.
Everything changes when Ryan is offered a chance to win a weekend with the woman he desires. All he has to do is roll the dice. The rest is up to fate.
What will happen when their worlds collide? Will a mutual attraction turn into something more? Or will the dangers they face be enough to keep them apart for good?
My Thoughts: This book is not for the faint of heart or for those who are easily offended. B.L. Wilde and Jo Matthews know how to tell an erotic tale. This one in particular dealt with the world of the mafia, which meant that things were very dangerous. I've enjoyed these ladies' other works so I was looking forward in reading this collaborative work.
The novella started off very strong. Right away we come to learn that Siena aka Trixie was in danger and only came to work at the strip club to earn some sort of living. Her past was briefly mentioned but it was enough to make one feel some sympathy towards her. Things became very interesting when Trixie met Ryan. These two were immediately attracted to each other and had you wondering whether or not they will get together, especially when Trixie began to date Tony.
The story went back and forth between Trixie and Ryan's point of view. I enjoyed reading the chapters when the story was being told through Trixie's eyes but I was not a big fan of Ryan's chapters. Though I do not mind foul language as much, I thought that it was excessively done when Ryan was telling the story. Also, it was a little irritating that Ryan only seemed to focus on Trixie's private parts. However, Ryan had a good side to him that I couldn't help but find him attractive and had me rooting for him to win the bet to be with Trixie.
B.L. Wilde and Jo Matthews know how to make things steamy. The sex scenes were sexy and made one want to fan herself. I only wish that they were able to expand more on the story and concentrate more on the romance factor to make the two main character's attraction to each other stronger.
Overall, this was an enticing novella. Yes, I felt a little uncomfortable with the foul language, but I could not help but get captivated with the world that these two authors created. I am very interested to find out what would happen to our main characters. I rate it:
About the Authors:
If you enjoy romance, suspense and erotica, let your imagination run ‘Wilde'.
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Jo Matthews is an Arizona native, where she lives with her son. A stay-at-home mom since 2007, she only recently discovered her love and passion for the written word. When she’s not writing, she’s usually knee deep in editing—an aspect she thoroughly enjoys. As an editor, she has propelled quite a few authors into the published world, and with her skills, has landed several stories on Amazon’s Top Sellers lists.