Friday, September 12, 2014

His To Claim-Opal Carew

His To Claim
Opal Carew
St. Martin's Griffin, Sep 2 2014, $14.99
ISBN: 9781250052827

Melanie left her job of two years at Rainer Enterprises when she fell in unrequited love with her boss Rafe Ranier, who chose her best friend Jessica over her; ironically Jessica chose his brother Dane over him (see His To Possess).  Instead of another office assistant position, Melanie obtains work at a coffee shop when to her shock Rafe enters to ask why she left.  However, Melanie conceals the real reason from him; while he realizes how much he misses her.

Jessica gives Melanie a gift card for her birthday to use at a tattoo parlor.  Also there is Rafe.  As they begin to talk and argue, they each conceal a sexual secret that if revealed would bond them; but she needs his love and he doubts he can trust anyone with his heart.  When Melanie joins his former band as a roadie, Rafe as Storm follows.

The first trade paperback printing of six short e-books is a direct sequel to His To Possess.  The torrid erotic romance is filled with sexual encounters of a various kind, but Melanie’s trysts with the band feel wrong due to her love for Rafe and her morality.  Still the engaging relationship between the sexually yin and yang BDSM lead characters make for a heated drama as Rafe proves a male has enough blood for one head at a time; as his lower one wins all the debates and may cost him his beloved Melanie.

Harriet Klausner

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