Long for Me by Stacey Lynn
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: September 4th, 2017
My boss already controls my days; do I want to give him my nights, as well?
I’ve seen what happens when you give everything to a man. That's not what I want. I won't have my heart crushed in anyone's fist.
Then he changed everything.
Him. Bennett Ashby. My boss.
Seeing him at Luminous, dressed in leather pants and wielding a whip...
Do I crave this?
My mind says no, but my body is starting to have very different ideas.
I knew Rebecca Morales would be the perfect assistant. That's why I hired her.
I didn't know that working with her every day would lead to temptation—to own her, to possess her.
When she walked into Luminous, I knew I was screwed. Dipping your pen in the company ink is never smart, but we both agreed what happens at the club stays there.
One night and then it's back to business tomorrow.
Except I don't want just one night with Rebecca. I want them all.
Rebecca had a past that's giving her a hard time reconciling what she is craving as an adult. Her head is at war with her heart, and it's a really well written battle. I felt for her, I understood her confusion. I loved her sassy side and seeing her finally accept herself was just beautiful. I found her to be very relatable and I was cheering for her throughout the book.
Bennett...yeah, I love him. I absolutely LOVE him. He's tough, he's sweet, he's protective and just utterly perfect for Rebecca. Seeing him finally break through to her had me sighing and swooning. I loved seeing how open he was and how honest.
There's a connection between these two. I mean, it's undeniable. I loved the way they responded to each other. The passion between them? Raw, real and so hot. There were many moments I swore my kindle was going to melt-and I would have been completely ok with it. I can't lie, I wouldn't have minded trading places with Rebecca!
The pacing of this book was great. I never felt anything was rushed or glossed over just to get to the sex, which sometimes happens in erotic books. There's a plot here that just flowed. The writing was fantastic. The dialogue was sharp and sassy.
This is technically the third book in Stacey Lynn's Luminous series but it can be enjoyed as a standalone. There are mentions of characters from previous books but the way this is written you definitely don't HAVE to have read those to understand what's going on here. I loved this book and would absolutely recommend it.
I love it when an erotic romance just allows itself to be both erotic and a romance.
Was their a story? Yes, there was...but it was character driven and the sex, the romance, and the attraction between Rebecca and Bennett was allowed to be the focus. So many times, an erotic story is exactly that, a lot of eroticism and not much else, but this was a romance...a hot, panty melting, going-to-need-a-new-Kindle-as-mine-just-exploded kind of romance, but a romance.
I liked this. A lot. In so many books, there is an effort to make an erotic romance "more" than an erotic romance. But, really, for one to work you need characters and sex. This had both. And then it took it up a level with characters you really like and some seriously hot sex. You can have both. You don't have to fade to black to keep a story character driven, and you don't have to have only one dimensional characters who get naked.
I enjoy Stacey Lynn's books. When you read one of her titles, you know you are going to get a strongly written story and that there are going to be characters that you relate to...or, if you don't relate to them because there are things you haven't experienced in life, you will be able to see them as real.
This book is a standalone, however I do think you should read the others in the series if you haven't because, well, they are good and there are some small spoilers in this book that tell you things about the other books (although mostly that they have a HEA, so not so much a spoiler).
I definitely recommend this title.
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About the Author
Stacey Lynn currently lives in Minnesota with her husband and four children. When she’s not conquering mountains of laundry and fighting a war against dust bunnies and cracker crumbs, you can find her playing with her children, curled up on the couch with a good book, or on the boat with her family enjoying Minnesota’s beautiful, yet too short, summer.
She lives off her daily pot of coffee, can only write with a bowlful of Skittles nearby, and has been in love with romance novels since before she could drive herself to the library.
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