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Friday, September 17, 2010

Do Me Right by Lisa Riley

Do Me Right by Lisa Riley
Publisher: Loose ID
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (100 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Cherokee Rose

Kendra Masters and Sloan Johnson have been together for four years and are planning their wedding. Ad exec Kendra has issues of trust because of her father's abandonment, so she is forever—subconsciously—waiting for Sloan to leave her. Though he loves her, Sloan is tired of dealing with his nutty, but lovable, fianceĆ©’s pre- and misconceived notions. So what if the sex is plentiful... and inventive... and hot...?

They’re both unsure if marriage is practical. Because in addition to wedding planning around Kendra’s neurosis, the couple has to deal with his libertine of a brother, her saboteur of a mother, and the fact that a very stealing from Sloan's client's trust fund.

Time heals all wounds right? Maybe not.

Kendra Masters has issues of trust because of her father's abandonment. Actually, I think that may be putting it lightly. She has severe trust issues so she is constantly waiting for Sloan to leave her like her father left her mother.

Sloan is exhausted over trying to deal with Kendra. He is madly in love with her, but her misconceived notions are driving him up the wall. Not to mention Kendra’s mother, who seems to be intent sabotaging the wedding that has been four years in the making — yes I said four years. But once you start reading you might be surprised the relationship has made it as long as it has. Although it could be because of the fact that while Kendra and Sloan have trouble outside of the bedroom, they definitely don’t have any trouble inside the bedroom.

Not only did I like the lead characters, I enjoyed the secondary characters as well. Kendra’s mother is a woman you will come to love to hate. After you finish the story it will be clear why Kendra had so many trust issues. Believe me when I say Kendra’s father isn’t the only one to blame. Then there is Sloan’s brother — who I hope gets his own story — he is an enigma of a man who seems to be able to come up with sound advice for everyone except for himself.

I was not familiar with Ms. Riley’s work but I am glad I chose to review this book. I truly enjoyed it. Do Me Right is a wonderful romance story with just the right amount of erotic spice. The characters are ones the reader can relate to and the storyline is believable. This is one book you shouldn’t miss and you are guaranteed to be a fan of Ms. Riley’s once you do.


F. D. Davis said...

I'm familiar with Ms Riley's work and as usual she didn't disappoint. I'm glad you got a chance to review her work. I'm sure you're now as hooked as I am on her writing.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the lovely review, Ms. Rose. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. And of course, thanks so much for the recommendation!

Lisa G.