Aug 2, 2012
Decadent Thursday: No Strings Attached
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Genre: Erotica Romance
Reading Level: 18+
Source: Received from publisher for an honest review.
Reviewer: Viari Rose
Blurb: Julie Saunders and Gunnery Sergeant, Ryan Hawke have both hit a rough patch in life. Demanding jobs ensure there aren’t enough hours in the day to get out there and meet people. Tired of feeling lonely and in need of attention, they turn to the personals for a no-strings-attached encounter.
When Ryan sees Julie’s response to his ad for a hook up, he’s relieved he’s found a sane one in the bunch. She’s beautiful, they share the same goals, and she’s got a hell of an adventurous side–just what he needs.
Can reality live up to expectations or will a no-strings hook-up leave them craving more?
This is my the first title from Jennifer Labelle that I have read, it is also her first title with Decadent Publishing. No Strings Attched does not disappoint.
I will warn you though there is quite a bit of dirty talk in this one, that doesn't bother me, though I felt that it was important that I mention it.
When Julie goes to meet Ryan, she takes a friend with her. I loved this, I loved how careful she was and very impressed that Jennifer Labelle worked it into her story.
As a ebook in the Edge Series, it has a high heat level with some smoking hot electrifying scenes. Also it has a ending that was perfect.
Shots was a lot larger than it looked from the outside but still had a cozy feel to it. Big booths lined the walls on either side, with tables in the middle. A few pool tables sat off to the left, arcade machines near the bathroom, and various vintage wall decorations, old license plates, pictures, and rock memorabilia to enjoy.
“Do you see him yet?” She headed straight for the bar and decided to look around. The pub wasn’t particularly busy, and she’d hoped it would be easy to spot him. No such luck.
“Nope. Let’s grab a drink in the meantime.” Anna took one more look around the bar. “Damn it, will you be okay for a minute? I really need to use the ladies room.”
“Already? We just got here.”
“I know, I know. I’ll try to be quick. Order a drink for me, will ya? I’ll only be a minute. I promise.” She waved behind her and hurried away.
“Can I help you?”
“Yeah, I’ll take a couple of Screwdrivers, please.” She handed the bartender some money, and rummaged in her purse for the picture of Ryan that she’d brought.
Large hands wrapped around her hips, a solid body pressed her closer to the bar, and what felt like an impressive erection poked her behind. Ryan.
“Your picture doesn’t do you justice,” his deep baritone said. Ryan’s lips grazed her ear, his hot breath against her earlobe giving her goose bumps, and she shivered. “And all I can think about is lifting this sexy dress, squeezing that luscious ass, and taking you from behind.” He ground his hips against her again and sucked on her lobe.
“Well I hope that means that I look even better.”
“Without a doubt.”
5 stars out of 5
Jennifer Labelle resides in Ottawa, Ontario Canada with her husband and three beautiful children. After her third child she became a stay at home mom. In her busy household Jennifer likes to spend her down time engrossed in the stories that she creates. She is an active reader of romance (especially historical), mystery and anything paranormal. With an education in Addictions work she's decided to take a less stressful approach in life and hopes that you enjoy, as she shares some of her imagination with all of you.