Thursday, December 15, 2016

Review & Tour: X-Rated by Lily Harlem

Title: X-Rated
Author: Lily Harlem
Genre/Age: Contemporary Romance/Erotica
Series: Down & Dirty Series (Book Three)
Publisher: All Romance eBooks
Format: ebook via Bewitching Book Tours
Rating: ✺✺✺
SynopsisThis weekend, Polly and Lucan work the kinks into their relationship.

When Polly is caught in a compromising position with a toy and a hardcore video, she doesn't think her husband will ever go near her again. She feels twisted, nothing like sweet wife he married. Little does she know, she's awakened a monster by prodding Lucan's sexual beast and making him sit up and take notice.


What about Lucan's needs? He's been so busy at work that things have gotten out of his grip to the point he can't even remember his fantasies.

During a weekend of passion and turmoil, heat and pleasure, they vow to never drift apart again. Neither can imagine just how far they'll go to please the other, or how well matched their particular variety of kinks are.

NOTE: Adult Content Ahead
Polly glanced at her watch as she stepped into the house. Good, she had plenty of time to indulge herself before Lucan came home. She shut the door and ignored a bill that lay on the mat.
All day she’d steamed through her to-do list, knocking each thing off with a tick of satisfaction. She’d even forgone lunch, choosing to eat her salad at her desk. Her colleagues had soon taken the hint, when she’d given one-word answers to their chatty questions, she just wasn’t in the mood.
Some solo fun was what she needed before Lucan walked through the door. He’d toss his keys into the ceramic bowl on the dresser in the hallway, hang his jacket in the cupboard and then plant a chaste kiss on her cheek. She’d bet money on him commenting on “thank goodness it’s the weekend,” then he’d put on his old Oasis t-shirt and worn jeans, and pop a beer.
She’d cook, they’d watch TV, then it would be their usual Friday night missionary sex beneath the duvet. The highlight of his week, he always told her afterwards as he pulled his boxers back on.
Trouble was, their sex routine had become so stale if it were bread it wouldn’t be any good for even the ducks. He tweaked her nipples, rubbed her clit for thirty seconds and then pushed in. After that it was a predictable four minutes until he came.
Polly never did.
She’d tried to push him onto his back so she could climb on top and get herself off, encouraged a little oral fun with a sexy whisper, even hinted that they take a trip to a sex shop for some toys. Her suggestions were met with a big strong body that had only one plan for their bedroom sequence and, much to her dismay, had fallen on deaf ears.
Maybe she hadn’t been firm or loud enough.
For as long as she could remember, frustration burned hotly through her veins. It was an itch she couldn’t scratch. A longed for possession she would never afford. And she had no idea what to do about it.
Until, that was, a few weeks ago.

Lily Harlem lives in the UK and is an award-winning author of erotic romance. She writes for publishers on both sides of the Atlantic including HarperCollins, All Romance eBooks, Totally Bound, Pride, Evernight, and Stormy Nights Publishing. Her work regularly receives high praise and industry nominations.

Before turning her hand to writing Lily Harlem worked as a trauma nurse and her latest HarperCollins release, Confessions of a Naughty Night Nurse draws on her many experiences while nursing in London. Lily also self-publishes and The Silk Tie, The Glass Knot, Bite Mark, Shared, and Cold Nights, Hot Bodies have been blessed with many 5* reviews.

Lily writes MF, MM and ménage a trois, her books regularly hit the #1 spot on Bestseller lists and Breathe You In was named a USA Today Reviewer’s Recommended Read of 2014. Her latest MM novel is Dark Warriorand you can grab Part One of her series Caught on Camera for FREE! Don’t miss HOT ICE, a popular hockey series, again first book FREE!

One thing you can be sure of, whatever book you pick up by Ms Harlem, is it will be wildly romantic and down-and-dirty sexy. Enjoy!

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**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for honest review.** 

Oh, man! I need to read more of Lily Harlem's books!

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I was worried that Hero High might have put me into a book coma (that's 10 times worse than a book hangover), but X-Rated sure pulled me back to reality. This novella was absolutely fantastic. 

So as you may already know, I am a huge fan of second chance romances. There is just something that makes me warm and fuzzy when I read about a couple coming back together, again. And if you can't tell: Yes, I am Team-Steve on Fuller House! *grins*

But what I haven't read a lot of is books about already established couples who hit a rut and need a boost in their love life. As a married woman, I have experienced this, myself. Sometimes, you just get so busy in your lives that your priorities shift away from your spouse and you have to find a way back to each other. This novella is one of those stories. 

Polly is a woman with a secret. For a while now, she has been sneaking home from work and taking care of her sensual needs on her own. Her husband isn't aware of how unsatisfied she has become with their once-a-week, mundane love making. But he's about to find out...

Lucan has no idea what he's about to walk in on after returning home one day. And after the shock of finding his wife in a rather delicate disposition wears off, he is determined to give Polly everything that she has craved from their relationship. But once the box has been opened, Lucan finds himself just as excited about the turn of naughty events.

This book was a fun and fast-paced read. We get straight into the action and the dual-POV gives both sides of the story. There is a good balance between sex and romance and I found myself rooting for the couple from the very first page.

In closing... 
I will certainly be reading more from this author! Five sexy suns!

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