Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Den of Sin Series

Den of Sin is a multi-authored series that revolves around a fictional hotel called "The Beaudelaire".  This is the fourth "Season" of books.  This season revolves around the Beaudelaires, the family that owns and operates the hotel.  I received a bundle of three of the five books in this season to review.  I requested it because I was intrigued with the concept of the connecting books and their themes.

One in Waiting - Holley Trent

Emilie Beaudelaire hasn't been back to New Orleans since she left seventeen years ago.  Her parents and step-parents didn't want to deal with the secret that she was carrying  Now, she has returned to New Orleans because her uncle is in the hospital near death.  Emilie stays at her family hotel during one of the "Den of Sin" events.

Leary Marshall is the first baseman for the minor league team, The Reedsville Roosters, is at the hotel because Emilie's brother Henri is one of the team sponsors.  He doesn't know he is about to run into his high school sweetheart that he last heard from via her family's lawyers after she ripped out his heart and stomped on it.  Leary has been in a committed relationship with the right fielder for the team, Ren Thompson, for the past year.  When Leary and Emilie meet again at the hotel, sparks fly.

After Leary and Ren receive a five game suspension, they turn to Emilie's ranch and the heat between the three intensifies.  "One in Waiting" was a hot book!  Emilie is strong on one hand and yet damaged on the other.  I loved the strength and confidence that Emilie has grown into thanks to the family that raised her after she left New Orleans.  Yet, she is still damaged due to her parents.

His Every Touch - Mel Blue

Lucian Beaudelaire is part of the hotel owning, sex party hosting New Orleans family.  He has been called home when his uncle is placed in a medically induced coma.  Lucian is a lawyer and in the middle of a big case so he brings his paralegal, Courtney Michaels with him.  Courtney has lusted after her boss for the past year and now that they are in New Orleans and at his family's hotel, the sparks fly!  But, what do they do when they have to return to the real world?

Oh my goodness, Lucian is a hunk in a business suit.  I loved the chemistry between Courtney and Lucian.  Lucian has been the star of Courtney's fantasies for the past year and he has been attracted to her as well.  I liked how it Courtney's divorce is just mentioned not beat into your head.  (Yea, she put her husband through school then he divorced her.)  I have read books that it was almost a secondary character.  It is just used to explain why she is reluctant to keep the romance going after they return home.  I loved the writing style and found the book hot.  My poor e-reader is melting from just the first two books!

Rekindling the Flame - L.V. Lewis

Sabine Beaudelaire has been estranged for six months from her fiance of eight years because he wants to get married and start a family immediately.  Due to her upbringing, Sabine has commitment issues.  She has flewn back to New Orleans when her uncle Sebastian was put into a medically induced coma.  Sabine is staying at her family hotel and needs to send a large file back to her start up in California.  She needs help from the hotel's Hot IT Guy.  Sabine is intrigued by him and asks him to come to her room later that evening.  When he arrives, she is just getting permanently dumped by her fiance.  And, Hot IT Guy is none other than her brother's best friend Xander "Fish" Fishbourne.  

There is nothing like a hot geek!  Xander has lusted after Sabine since they were younger and now he is getting his chance.  He also has to get past Sabine's commitment issues.  This novel was smoking hot.  I enjoyed reading it.  It was nice to see that Xander had a family side with his niece and nephews.  

I received a copy of all of these novels as one ARC.  Reviews are posted for each book

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