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Monday, May 30, 2011

Las Vegas by Demi Alex

Las Vegas by Demi Alex
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing, LLC
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (54 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, M/F/M, M/M, Ménage, Anal Play, Fetish, Toys, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Xeranthemum

Determined to spread her grandmother’s ashes from the top of the Eiffel Tower, Angel embarks on a cross-country trip to Las Vegas. It’s not France, but it’s all her budget will allow. Too bad the screened observation deck hinders her plans, and when she attempts to slip her hands past the wire, the local authorities cuff her wrists.

With the last of her money used to pay fines and court fees, a complimentary food voucher leads her to a casino pub for a bite to eat. There, a late night proposition arises. Baring her breasts for a bit of cash seems simple enough, but three intriguing strangers change the odds and raise the stakes.

Angel discovers she doesn’t need Lady Luck when she’s got the Luck of the Irish. Laying all her cards on the table, she bets on a passionate night with Liam, Brody and Ryan. But come morning, the guys up the ante. The jackpot is tempting, but staying with the three men is the greatest gamble of her life and requires that she go all in.

Will Angel fold and leave Las Vegas as she arrived? Or will she add her heart to the pot and meet their ante?

If a reader is looking for a bit of fun, with a light plot but plenty of erotic heat then reading Las Vegas is like hitting the jackpot.

Angel is the heroine of the story and her sole purpose of being in Las Vegas is to reach the only Eiffel Tower she can afford to get to in order to fulfill her grandmother’s last wish. Things don’t go according to plan and she makes a decision that puts her in the path of a life changing event. Even the most poorly made choices don’t always have permanent dire consequences and Angel found out in a hurry, much to her and mine’s delight.

Because this is a short story, things move at a fast clip so Ms. Alex sets up the premise in quick fashion. It’s told in first person point of view so a reader can follow Angel’s rationalization for every move she makes. It’s her interpretation of things, her responses to the three heroes and how she felt about the things she experienced in their arms that made the book so fun.

The guys are hot to trot and full of dominant ideas on how to fulfill Angel’s fantasies. They assert themselves into her life early on and never stop. They’re like steamrollers and they want her in the worst way so anything goes. Of course, that’s half the fun of Las Vegas and the author was quite inventive.

As much as I enjoyed reading this tale and finished it in record time because I wanted to see what her hunky men would do next, there was a small weakness. There were only two edit blips so that’s no big deal. What left me puzzled was the impression I got that quite a few times when Angel had an internal monologue, either Liam or Brody heard her. At no time did I get the sense they were gifted with paranormal talents nor did Angel notice or remark about their amazing mind reading abilities yet that is how it presented. Otherwise, it’s an entertaining book with many well written scenes to satisfy the fans of light bondage and lovers of chocolate fun.

Las Vegas is simply an enjoyable read without any baggage or angst to drag it down. It’s a perfect little story for readers who are looking for a short shot of woo-hoo with optimistic overtones and a cute happily ever after that is just as saucy and hot as the rest of the book. I had a good time reading Las Vegas.

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