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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

"I read the premise for this book and knew I wanted to read

"I read the premise for this book and knew I wanted to read it.  It's not a traditional male/female romance.  It's hot, hot, hot, and did I say hot!!




Lindsay is reeling from the experience of walking in on her boyfriend in bed with 2 other women.  He defends hi...
"I read the premise for this book and knew I wanted to read it.  It's not a traditional male/female romance.  It's hot, hot, hot, and did I say hot!!




Lindsay is reeling from the experience of walking in on her boyfriend in bed with 2 other women.  He defends his infidelity by telling her that she is boring in bed and her mother reinforces his opinion.  Needless to say Lindsay is short on self-esteem and confidence.  She literally bumps into 3 hot guys on an elevator and begins to imagine sex with them.  A mysterious invitation arrives and her wildest dreams are fulfilled.  




The storyline here was weak.  One of the males, Erik, had a supernatural ability to read minds and sets up the fantasy weekend.  Lindsay arrives at their home thinking she will meet her friend, but she never even calls the friend to confirm or get more information.  Shortly after she arrives two of the men , Conner and Travis) have sex by the pool.  It dawns on her that this isn't the work of her friend and she realizes that she is there to have sex with the men (Erik, Conner, and Travis) she tries to leave and they have to coax her to stay.  They do this by allowing her to have sex with Erik first.  Conner and Travis leave.  But why?  She didn't want to be boring in bed, liked watching the guys having sex, had a connection with Erik and they still had to coddle her to get her to stay?  I don't like storylines where the girl knows what she wants but you have to persuade her before she feels entitled to pursue her desires.  She also fled at the first sign of conflict.  They had to seek her out twice to get her to come back.  I kept wanting her to be sexually liberated enough by her fantasy weekend that she would know Erik wanted her and have the chutzpah to fight for him.  The other two guys obviously wanted her.  I wanted to see her breeze past Erik and tell him it was his problem if he didn't want her.  I attribute that to my feminist leanings.  




I was a little afraid that this wouldn't really be a romance but a long versions of hardcore porn, but I was pleasantly surprised that I did connect with each character.  Travis carried some scars from the rejection of his family because of his bisexuality.  It was so touching when he allowed Lindsay to actually hug him and help heal the hurt.  I teared up because so many people have been hurt and ostracized because of their sexuality.  I could feel in that moment Travis becoming liberated from his past.  So even though you have 3 men and one woman you see the power of love in each of their lives through the bonds they have forged begin to set them free to fully love and be loved.  It was a true romance.  I loved that the author had male/male sexual action.  Many authors have multiple partners but only write about the women being sexually active with each other.  The men are depicted as watching, enjoying, and participating at will.  Again more of my feminist rhetoric but this was really a bright spot, and I wasn't at all uncomfortable with the sexual interactions.  There was genuine, love, care, and respect among all parties.  The author gave very detailed descriptions of the sexual scenes in a very tasteful manner.  




If you like romance don't be afraid to dive right in I promise you will enjoy it.  If you want to take a step up from the erotic novellas and short stories to something written more tastefully and with more length give this book a try.  




Reviewed by Michelle for Cocktails and Books

posted by shannschoice on March 30, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

27 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

ONLY IF YOU ARE INTO MALE BI-SEXUAL

I generally like Opal Carew novels HOWEVER, I was very disappointed that the summary doesn't tell you the story is about 3 men in a committed relationship with each other and are introducing a female to their life style. I would not have purchased. I couldn't finish the...
I generally like Opal Carew novels HOWEVER, I was very disappointed that the summary doesn't tell you the story is about 3 men in a committed relationship with each other and are introducing a female to their life style. I would not have purchased. I couldn't finish the book and wasted $9.99! If you like graphic gay male porn then this is for you. Otherwise skip it.

posted by 16798146 on February 27, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    Very Hot

    There is quite a bit of male on male action in this book. Totally unexpcted. It serves a purpose to the story line. The female male & multiple male interactions are intense and very hot getting your blood pumping

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    ~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blo

    ~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

    “If you are looking for a steaming hot read, then look no further. This book will satisfy any kink and craving you might have and then some you weren’t expecting.” ~Under the Covers

    ILLICIT is my first dabble into Opal Carew. I’ve had this author on my never ending TBR for a long time but for one reason or another I never picked up a book. So this one fell on my lap and I was very excited to try the author, plus I thought the blurb sounded interesting.

    Here’s what I quickly realized, and it may just be specific to how I feel about this book. It’s completely centered around sex, and I think the sex was overwhelming the story. I’m not sure if her other books are like that as well, but I think it was a bit too much. *gasp* Yes, I just said that.

    Quite frankly, all I can tell you about the storyline is that Lindsay has just gone through a bad breakup and her luck suddenly takes a good turn when she runs into three, yes three, gorgeous men that want to spend a wild weekend with her. They’ve done this often with other girls without forming any attachments. See, the three gorgeous men are in a relationship with each other. They are already a permanent triad. But after spending the weekend with Lyndsay, turns out they all want more. But not all of them are ready to go after that.

    The idea was there and could’ve been great, but the characters were a bit two dimensional for me. I think each one had a lot of possibilities we could have dug a little deeper into and maybe that could’ve replaced a couple of sex scenes. LOL

    Nevertheless, the book kept me interested enough. I still don’t know how I feel about the fact that we get a psychic connection thrown in unexpectedly, and this is a lot more prominent towards the end. I don’t know if I like that or not…

    If you are looking for a steaming hot read, then look no further. This book will satisfy any kink and craving you might have and then some you weren’t expecting.

    *ARC provided by publisher

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    Anonymous

    Much more to the story then i thought. Enjoyed it. Love a good ending.

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    Posted March 8, 2013

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