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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Four Play by Maya Banks & Shayla Black

Four Play by Maya Banks & Shayla Black
Publishing: Berkley
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (352 pgs)
Other: M/M/F/M, BSDM, Anal Play, Multiple Partners, menage
Rating: 5 Cherries
Reviewed by Canterbury Bell

In Pillow Talk by Maya Banks, Zoe is a woman in a committed relationship with her boyfriend Chase. Then one night, Chase reveals his number-one fantasy, which involves his two best buddies. Is Zoe game? She sure is, because it opens the door for a secret fantasy all her own. In Shayla Black's Her Fantasy Men, a girly-girl named Kelsey plays football, craves action movies, and loves knocking back a cold beer with her three best friends-all male. Yet she's never seemed sexually interested in any one of these hot guys. So what does Kelsey want? A fantasy come true for all four of them.

I must own up to the fact that I have been a fan of Maya Banks and Shayla Black from the beginning of their respective writing careers. All their books line my bookshelves and I promote the purchase of their books whenever possible. To me no one does erotic romance better, so I can say with absolute certainty, that the combination of these two talented ladies into one anthology is a stroke of pure genius. And ask why didn’t it happen sooner?

Here is the premise…one woman and three men, 2 stories, hence, Four Play. In each short story we have our heroine and her three best male friends, a little stir of the pot, fantasy revelations and boom, we have ourselves spontaneous combustion!!!

In Maya Banks’ Pillow Talk, Zoe is a devoted lover to firefighter Chase who shares their home with firefighters Brody and Tate. A little pillow talk later, Chase learns Zoe’s fantasy, she learns his and, naturally, it will all involve their roommates. Add an extra firefighter friend and a pick up in an out of town bar with some voyeurism thrown in for good luck, mix it all together and sit back and watch. But be warned, exactly when does sooo much become too much?

In Shayla Black’s, Her Fantasy Men, Kelsey is secretly in love with her two closest friends and her dominating boss. Her fantasy includes all of them. Can they deliver or is that just another fantasy that can’t come true? Does she really want the willingness of one over the domination of another or just the great boy next door? Or maybe she requires just a combination of all three.

These are two great stories, with very hot, sweaty, exhausting sex and very graphic and enticing dialogue. Honestly, who doesn’t love a firefighter? And with this many in two stories how can you go wrong. This is fun and engaging without being the same old-same old. If you are going to read erotic romance read what should be considered the gold standard. Read everything by Maya Banks and Shayla Black, but especially Four Play.

1 comment:

Chrissie (Nay) said...

Just wanna say I was one of the lucky to get an ARC and this book is awesome. Those two always leave you wanting more. I hope they make this a yearly deal to do a book together. LOVED IT!!! Yes, I'm a huge fan of both Shayla and Maya seperately. Everyone needs to read this book. Even though I have an ARC, I am buying the hardcover from Rhapsody and the ebook for my Nook.