Insatiable

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A tantalizing new erotic romance from author Opal Carew that dares to ask:

How far would you go for a taste of ecstasy?

Crystal never dreamed her engagement would end this way. With her fiancé breaking her heart the day of the wedding…and his best man stepping in to mend it.  Now she’s about to embark on her dream honeymoon with the sinfully sexy best man.  But when the groom shows up determined to win her back, she ends up in a ...

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Overview

A tantalizing new erotic romance from author Opal Carew that dares to ask:

How far would you go for a taste of ecstasy?

Crystal never dreamed her engagement would end this way. With her fiancé breaking her heart the day of the wedding…and his best man stepping in to mend it.  Now she’s about to embark on her dream honeymoon with the sinfully sexy best man.  But when the groom shows up determined to win her back, she ends up in a highly unusual situation…on a honeymoon for three. Caught between two gorgeous guys—each determined win her hand by showing her the most pleasure—Crystal has an impossible decision to make.  Who will she end up with once the honeymoon is over?  And how can she follow her heart when it belongs to two men at once?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312674618
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 2/14/2012
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 307,035
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Opal Carew is the author of Forbidden Heat, Pleasure Bound, Twin Fantasies and other erotic romance novels. “So why do I like writing erotic romance?” she asks. “I like being able to push beyond traditional boundaries.” Opal loves crystals, dragons, feathers, cats, pink hair, the occult and all that glitters. While she writes, she listens to inspirational music, lights candles and keeps crystals near. Before devoting herself to her passion as a writer, Opal spent 15 years as a software analyst, and she has a degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo. She lives with her husband and two sons in Ontario, Canada.

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Insatiable

A Novel
By Opal Carew

St. Martin's Griffin

Copyright © 2012 Opal Carew
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780312674618

One
 

Evan watched Crystal walk down the stairs in her satin gown, her face glowing, and his heart compressed. God, but he loved her. His hands shook at the thought she’d be uttering her wedding vows in front of a minister and a huge congregation of family and friends in a very short time.
Too short a time.
He’d spent all last night thinking about it. Realizing this was his last chance. If he didn’t do something now, then the events that had been so long in the planning would proceed, and the future would be set.
And he would be miserable.
He had to talk to her. He had to tell her how he felt. Explain why he hadn’t told her sooner. Why he was ruining her wedding day. And probably ruining their relationship forever.
But he had to do something. Because in less than an hour she would marry another man—Evan’s best friend.
And Evan couldn’t let that happen without speaking up and telling her how much he loved her. Because maybe … just maybe … she felt the same way about him.
No matter what Evan did, his friendship with Brent was probably over. And certainly, if Crystal turned Evan down … oh, God, please don’t let her turn me down … things would always be strained between them. But he had to know. He could not spend the rest of his life regretting not telling her. Not at least reaching out for the happiness he so desired. Being with the only woman he had ever loved.
She laughed at something her older sister, Renee, said to her, then they both disappeared into the study. The wedding was taking place at her family home, a big old sprawling house on the lake, with a couple of acres surrounding it. The groom wouldn’t arrive for another thirty minutes, so Evan knew he had to make his move now.
Damn it, he wished he’d talked to her sooner. He’d had months to speak up, but he hadn’t wanted to do anything to hurt his friendship with Brent or to potentially hurt Crystal’s happiness. But as the wedding had drawn nearer, he’d realized that his happiness was every bit as important as Brent’s. And Crystal deserved to know how Evan felt about her. She might turn him down, but at least she would be offered the choice. If she chose Brent, Evan would understand, no matter how much it shattered his chance at happiness. He would respect her choice. But he had to at least offer that choice.
His hands shook and he curled them into fists. Renee left the study and Evan took a step forward. For a split second, thoughts of abandoning this insane idea flashed through his brain, but he quelled them and took another step, then another, until he was almost at the door.
“Hey, Evan. You look absolutely dashing in that tux.”
His gaze shot to Renee, who walked toward the door with a glass of water in her hand.
“Uh … are you taking that in to Crystal?” he asked, feeling like an idiot asking the obvious.
She grinned. “Yeah. You know, you look as nervous as the groom probably does.”
“It’s a big day,” he said, repeating what he’d heard echoed around him all morning.
He’d been here for two hours helping to set up and hoping to get a chance to talk to Crystal, but she’d been off to the hairdresser, then holed up in her room getting ready. He had never intended to leave it to the final moments to talk to her.
“Do you mind if I take it in?” he asked. “I wanted to talk to her before things begin.”
“Want to wish her luck?” She handed him the glass. “Sure, go ahead. I’ll go find the bouquets and distribute the boutonnieres to the guys.”
“Great. Thanks.”
Renee turned and headed toward the big country kitchen at the front of the house.
Evan sucked in a deep breath, then knocked on the door.
*   *   *
Crystal stared out the sliding doors that led to the large wooden deck overlooking the lake outside. She’d grown up in this house, enjoyed the pleasures of living in a big rambling home with lots of room to play with her friends and her three siblings, all older than her.
Sunlight glittered on the rippling water. It was a beautiful day for a wedding.
Her wedding. She could hardly believe it.
Soon she and Brent would be husband and wife. She smiled at the thought of walking down the makeshift aisle, among all her friends and family, and joining with the man she loved. And she had loved Brent for a long time. She couldn’t believe this day was finally here.
Her stomach quivered, and she patted it. Nerves. Not due to second thoughts about the life-altering events of today. She just worried that something might go wrong. Of course, that was every bride’s fear, but it kept niggling at her no matter how much she tried to brush it aside.
A knock sounded at the door. Renee would be returning with water, but she wouldn’t knock. Could it be Brent? As much as she’d love to see his smiling face, it was bad luck for the groom to see the bride before the wedding. That’s why she’d asked her mother’s friend and neighbor, Georgia, if Brent and his sister, Lily, could stay at her house last night.
“Yes?” she asked, not willing to risk answering the door.
“Crystal, it’s Evan. May I come in?”
She smiled. Evan. He was Brent’s best friend, and over the past two years, she had gotten to know him well. He was a real sweetheart. And sexy as all get-out, but she felt guilty for even noticing that.
Geez, I’m not dead. There’s nothing wrong with noticing. It’s doing something about it that’s wrong.
The door opened and Evan peered into the room. He slipped inside and closed the door behind him.
God, he was gorgeous. And every time she got near him, her insides quivered. She patted her stomach again.
It’s okay to notice. It really is okay to notice. That had almost become a mantra for her. So she felt an attraction to Evan? She loved Brent. And that wouldn’t change, no matter how many men made her heart go pitter-pat.
She’d just thought that once she found her true love, the pitter-pat thing wouldn’t happen anymore. But this was the real world, not storybook land. The reality was that an attractive man could make her take notice.
But she loved Brent.
“I brought you this.” Evan handed her a glass of water. “Renee was bringing it to you.”
“Thanks.” She took the glass from his hand, ignoring the ripple of awareness that quivered through her when their fingers touched.
It’s okay to notice.
*   *   *
Evan’s stomach twisted, but he had no time to let nerves slow him down. If he started thinking about how close he and Brent were, how much damage this would do to their deep friendship, then he knew he’d back down. But he had to do this. For the good of their relationship. If this went unspoken between him and Crystal, it would eat away at him and their friendship until it all fell apart.
“I … uh … wanted to talk to you, if you’ve got a few minutes. I mean, I know the wedding starts soon, but—”
Another knock sounded at the door.
“Yes?” Crystal said.
Renee popped her head in the door. “Crystal, Mom wants to go over some details with you again, and Dad’s anxious to use the den. I think he wants a quick drink before the ceremony. He’s nervous … it’s so cute. I think I can hold Mom off—they’re things you’ve been over a dozen times already—but I suggest you make yourself scarce or you’ll keep being interrupted.” She smiled brightly. “Maybe take a walk. That’ll keep you calm and relaxed.”
“In my dress?”
Renee came into the room with a robe draped over her arm and dangled a pair of sandals in front of her. “I would think you’d be more concerned about those high heels, so I brought you these, and a robe.” She closed the door behind her.
“I’ll walk with you, if that’s all right,” Evan said.
He would be more comfortable—or rather, less uncomfortable—talking to her about this somewhere other than her family home.
“That’s a great idea. You can run interference.” Renee turned and winked at him, as though they shared a secret.
Damn, did she know? He’d met Renee once in San Diego, when she’d come to visit Crystal, then he’d spent a little time with her over the past week while he and Brent had been staying in her hometown of Emerald Haven, Oregon. Had she somehow figured out his feelings for Crystal?
“I wouldn’t mind getting some fresh air,” Crystal said, “but Evan has to be here when Brent arrives and—”
Renee waved away her words. “That’s almost half an hour from now. Don’t worry about it. Just go for your walk.”
Crystal glanced at Evan, but Renee just smiled. “Evan, turn around, okay?”
Evan felt his face drain of color as he realized Crystal was going to strip off her wedding gown right here in the same room as him. He turned around as instructed. The sound of her zipper gliding down, then the rustle of fabric, made his breath come quicker.
“Okay, done,” Renee said. “You can turn around again.”
Evan turned to see Crystal now wearing a long white satin robe and sandals.
*   *   *
Crystal watched Renee hang her gown on the satin hanger she’d brought with her, then turned to Evan. “Okay, let’s go.”
She followed him to the sliding doors in the den that led to the deck so they could slip away without being pulled into last minute preparations. As she stepped outside, the soft breeze brushed across her cheek and she breathed in the fresh air. The house was filled with the aroma of bacon left over from the big breakfast Mom had prepared for everyone this morning, so it felt good to clear her lungs.
“Renee’s right. If Mom sees me, she’ll start asking all kinds of questions, because that’s what Mom does. She wants everything to be perfect, so she fusses over every detail.” She lifted the skirt of her robe as she walked along the wooden deck.
Evan took her hand as she approached the stairway, which she appreciated as she negotiated the six steps while lifting the long robe so she wouldn’t trip. The robe was actually Renee’s, so it was a little big on her. Finally she reached the bottom, then stepped onto the granite patio. Her dad had built the patio himself, with the help of her and her brother Tim. Not that they’d been that much help, at only seven and ten, but they’d tried, and Dad had seemed to love having them underfoot.
As they walked across the lawn toward the water, she realized Evan hadn’t let go of her hand yet. And it felt nice enveloped in his.
Too nice.
She tried to draw it away, then stumbled on the robe. He tightened his hold as he steadied her. He was leading her to her favorite place. Nestled in the trees, overlooking the water, it was a perfect place to find solitude and think things over. She’d shown it to Brent and Evan this week while taking them around her childhood haunts.
But going there now with Evan … alone …
Her stomach fluttered again. Nerves for sure, but something more bothered her. Because her insides hinted that she’d love to do more than talk to Evan right now.
As they stepped through the opening between the trees, the thought shocked her.
She loved Brent. Why did her body always react this way to Evan? And why would her thoughts turn to how exciting it would be to feel his full lips on hers? To be held in his arms?
At first, she’d been sure it was just because she feared the same thing happening that had happened when she’d first met Brent. It had been in college when she’d been engaged to someone from back home. She’d felt guilty about the attraction she’d felt for Brent, even though she’d never acted on it. Right after graduation, she and Gary got married, but the marriage didn’t last very long. She came to realize that her feelings for Gary had been more a desire to keep a connection with home than they were for the man. And Gary must have felt the same, because he’d been more than happy to throw in the towel on their marriage. She’d moved to San Diego to start a new life. Crystal had looked Brent up right after the divorce finalized and discovered that what she’d always felt for Brent had been real desire. And that had turned to real love.
So when she’d met Evan, Brent’s best friend, and felt the same racing heart and heated attraction, she’d ignored it, assuming a part of her was trying to sabotage her relationship with Brent because she was afraid she’d fail again.
She knew she loved Brent, so there was no reason for her to fall for another guy.
Especially his best friend.
They reached the small gazebo near the edge of the water that her father had built when he’d realized how much she liked this place. Evan helped her up the single step. The water rippled along the shore, and a loon’s lonely cry echoed across the water.
Then Evan took both her hands and gazed into her eyes. The heat in those forest green eyes sent her stomach into somersaults.
He cleared his throat. “Crystal, I have something I need to tell you.”

 
Copyright © 2012 by Opal Carew


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  • Posted March 7, 2012

    $10 for a book with only 176 pages????

    $10 for a book with only 176 pages????

    16 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    really sexy

    Enjoyed reading it.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 12, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Such an exceptional read. Loved every page!

    Such an exceptional read. Loved every page!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    LOVED IT

    Great book..........

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 13, 2013

    This book blew my mind away on how kinky is was! If you like sce

    This book blew my mind away on how kinky is was! If you like scenes with threesomes, guy on guy, girl on girl, and everything in between then you will like this book. It has a great story line as well but lots of sexual encounters too. I recommend this book to anyone who has a freaky mind! :) Enjoy! 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    I love every book Opal Carew writes and this one is excellent to

    I love every book Opal Carew writes and this one is excellent too.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    Pathetic

    These characters are aweful. Instead of dealing with their issues they just keep adding more. I have never not finished a book until now. Don't waste your time.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    Awful, I want my money back.

    Awful, I want my money back.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 12, 2012

    Hmmmm.....Really not sure

    I liked the book in the beginning, but then it started to get weird and I really didn't like the way it ended. I would have liked to see some kind of decisions made and maybe a five years later section to see how things ended up panning out. The writing was strong and the characters were great, I got to the point where I just read the book to get it over and done with. I grew less and less interested in the book.....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2012

    Exciting

    Overall its a pretty good book even if they took it a bit to far in the end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    I found this book very erotic and very hot would totally recomme

    I found this book very erotic and very hot would totally recommend to others Enjoy!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2012

    PATHETIC- Waste of Time and Money

    Horrible book! Don't waste your money. I try to find the good in all things, there is nothing good about this book.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2012

    The story isn't that oriinal, but the writing is ver ygood!

    The story isn't that oriinal, but the writing is ver ygood!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    In love with Midnight Liaisons books

    I love all the books and their characters. I can't wait for the next one to come out. I'm always so egar! I also love how each of the books link together like this one and the fang boy and his were-Jag. My favorites though have to be the Russell cats. I'm pleased that they show up somehow in each book. I totally recommend these books! Jessica Sims is a fab writer and I can honestly say I wasn't sure I would like the supe stuff but I fell in love with her work!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    I very rarely leave a poor rating on a book because most books t

    I very rarely leave a poor rating on a book because most books tend to capture me But this book was aweful, I thought in the beginning it was alright but then it got very strange. The sex between the guys freaked me out and im very open minded. The only reason i finished it was because I paid for it. I'm still shaking my head at how bad it was.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2013

    Did not receive

    This book did not come with my shipment. It was listed on my order form, but it was not in the box.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    176 pages

    I could have written this. I knew what would happen on page 80. I wasted my money.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2012

    Very Interesting - Good read!

    I found this book to be very interesting. The storyline took me abit off guard. Overall the book was really good and was very entertaining.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    This book has no business being on the "IF YOU LIKED 50 SHA

    This book has no business being on the "IF YOU LIKED 50 SHADES" table. It was simply awful

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    A disappointment from an author from whom I have come to expect

    A disappointment from an author from whom I have come to expect excellence.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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