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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Temptation in Lingerie by Gina Gordon

Temptation in Lingerie by Gina Gordon
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (86 pgs)
Other: M/F, Anal Play
Rating: 4 Cherries
Reviewed by Dahlia

Carrie Taylor can't believe her luck. Along with her own lingerie line she's now the proud owner of Satin and Lace, a specialty lingerie store. She has everything she’s ever wanted...except Aleks Turko. After a lifetime spent pining over the man she can never have, Carrie decides to take back her love life. Vowing to get him out of her system once and for all, she propositions Aleks for a one night stand.

Growing up without a mother and with an uncommunicative father, Aleks Turko sought comfort in the arms of the Taylor family. As an adult, he now has everything he needs - a second family, good friends, and a bottomless barrel of women. But over the last few months vivid, sexual thoughts about Carrie have become a regular occurrence. He's managed to keep his urges at bay, but when he walks in on her wearing one of her lacy designs, all bets are off.

When what was supposed to be a one-time affair snowballs into a battle of wills, Carrie and Aleks must decide if they should risk everything and give in to temptation.

There is a saying that the best way to get over a man is to get under a new one, but sometimes no matter how hard you try it won't work.

Lingerie store owner and designer, Carrie, is tired of going unnoticed to the one man she has had a crush on since she was a kid. No longer a gangly teen, she is a full grown woman with desires. She's tried dating other men, but it's not working. Inspired by what should have been an awkward situation, Carrie decides to unleash her inner seductress to see how Aleks reacts. Perhaps one night with him will be just what she needs to finally move on.

Aleks is known to many ladies as “talented” and “a master of more than one point of entry”. He's a ladies man and oozes with charm and sex appeal. Most women know this about him and some even seek him out while men congratulate him on his “throw down” reputation. His get on, get in, and get off lifestyle has suddenly taken a nosedive after having his chakra's worked on. He has become aware of a woman who deserves far better than what he can offer. The temptation to sample what she's offering is too great to ignore, but the repercussions could last a life time.

Wonderfully erotic and romantic, the story will pull you in from the beginning. The plot isn't complex, but Ms. Gordon writes with nice attention to detail without deviating from the storyline. The story builds with a pleasing pace and with an intensity related to the fluctuating character emotions. The chemistry between the characters is believable and relatable. It's a friends to lovers story and the second installment to the Bare Naked Designs series, but can be read as a stand alone. If you're in the mood for a quick read with tempted characters and sizzling sex, then you should definitely check out this story.

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