“Opal Carew gives readers a taste of the forbidden.” –Romance Reviews Today
A chance encounter leads to a passion they can’t forget in Opal Carew's newest erotic romance!
Stevie has given up on love and just wants a simple life driving her taxi. But her plans are turned upside down when gorgeous billionaire Reid Jacobs steps into the back of her cab. Commanding and mysterious, he’s a temptation she can't resistand soon their torrid one night stand leads to an intoxicating affair.
In Reid’s strong arms, Stevie finds herself falling harder than she ever imagined. But is she ready to trust again? And when his business partner falls for Stevie, will it change everything? One thing is clear: she’s about to take the ride of her life….
“Carew brings erotic romance to a whole new level…she sets your senses on fire!” – Reader to Reader
A Fare to Remember by Opal Carew is one sexy ride!
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
OPAL CAREW is the author of more than twenty erotic romances for St. Martin’s Press including My Best Friend's Stepfather and Nailed. She lives in Canada and makes regular trips to the U.S. to speak at conferences and industry events.
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A Fare to Remember
By Opal Carew
St. Martin's PressCopyright © 2017 Opal Carew
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Stevie turned on the wipers as the small splatters of rain turned to huge drops bombarding the windshield as she drove, blurring the lights of the city street.
Finally, she'd caught a break. It had been a slow night, leaving her alone with her thoughts, and with what had happened with Hank today ... Her stomach clenched and she fought back the tears she would never let fall.
She just wanted to stay busy and keep her mind off it.
Immediately, a businessman waved her down. She pulled over.
"Good evening, sir. Where to?" she asked.
He gave her an address about five blocks east, then stared at his phone the whole trip, tapping away. Probably catching up on his e-mail, or maybe texting his wife or girlfriend. Probably the former. Everybody who got into her cab seemed to want to fill every minute with useful time. Never taking a moment to just look out the window and enjoy the sights. To see life.
She dropped him off, then a couple blocks later another man flagged her down.
"Fairmont Hotel on Bleecker," he said.
He wasn't a bad-looking guy. He wore jeans and a leather jacket, but she could tell the jeans were two hundred bucks at least, and the jacket — real Italian leather from a designer label — would have cost him a bundle. He tapped on his phone for a bit, then stuffed it in his jacket pocket and leaned back in the seat. His gaze locked on her picture, then shifted to her rearview mirror.
"A lady cabbie. Been driving long?" he asked.
"About five years."
He nodded, his gaze lingering on her face in the mirror. "Are you near the end of your shift?"
"No, sir," she said simply. She knew where this was headed.
"What about a break? Maybe we could get a drink or something."
"I can't drink on duty, sir, and I don't have a break for a while."
"Okay, well, I've heard it can be pretty tough to make a living driving. Maybe I could hire your cab for a couple of hours and you could ... uh ... perform some other service for me."
She sighed, glad they were almost at his hotel.
"Thank you for your concern, sir, but if you'd like a woman to have a drink with you or ... whatever ... just tell the concierge you'd like to meet Rita. I'm sure he can fix you up."
Rita wasn't a person, but a code of sorts. A way of asking for a hooker without asking for one.
She pulled up in front of his hotel.
"Sure but ... a lady cabbie. That's hot. Are you sure —?"
"I'm sure. That'll be eight dollars."
He handed her a ten and his business card with his room number scrawled on the back and told her to keep the change.
"If you change your mind, call me. I'll make it worth your while." With a wink, he left the cab.
She sighed. At least this guy was polite. Some of the guys who tried to pick her up were insulting and even got physical when she turned them down. She could take care of herself, but it became tedious.
The rain had stopped and she drove around for a while, then finally decided to stop for a coffee. She settled back in the cab and sipped her latte.
Her cell phone rang and she pushed the button on her console to accept the call via Bluetooth.
"Hey, Stevie," Jon, one of her best friends, said over the speaker.
"I heard what Hank did and I'm so sorry. That guy is a total jerk."
Yeah, he definitely was. She'd caught him fucking another woman in the bedroom they'd shared for almost a year. In the apartment they'd picked out together after being in a two-year relationship together. It had been one of the waitresses who worked in the diner he owned, which was less than a block from where they lived. Apparently, they'd gone up for a quickie, Hank assuming Stevie wouldn't be back before her shift.
"I heard you walked out on him. I'm so sorry."
"Yeah," she said, trying to erase the horrendous image burned into her brain.
"Where are you staying?" Jon asked.
"I don't know. I just threw a few things in a suitcase and walked out." The small case and a couple of garment bags were in the trunk now and she had no idea where she was going to sleep tonight.
"You know you can stay with us until you figure things out."
Her heart swelled at Jon's generous invitation, but she knew things had been tense between him and Derrick recently.
"It's okay, Jon. You two need to focus on your own relationship right now. You don't need me getting in the way."
"But neither one of us would want to see you out on the street."
She knew they'd work out their problems. She'd seen them do it before. They would hit a rough patch, then do what it took to get things back on track. The two men were truly in love. But she needed to give them the time and space to do that.
"I'm not crashing on your couch and that's final." She smiled. "Though I really appreciate the offer."
"Okay, but I want you to call us as soon as you know where you're staying," Jon said.
"Don't worry. I've got it covered." But Stevie knew that despite her words, Jon would worry about her.
"You don't have a passenger right now, do you?"
She grinned. As if she'd have let him keep talking about this if she had.
"No. It's just me."
"Well, at least now you know why your sex life dried up over the past few months. You thought it was because of the hours you kept, but now you know it's because Hank was getting some on the side."
The sex between her and Hank had been good — who was she kidding, it had been fabulous — and she'd mistaken that for love, but now she knew it was just chemistry. A chemistry that seemed to have faded for Hank, leaving her sexually frustrated with diminishing self-esteem.
She wished she could find something like what Jon and Derrick had. Someone who really cared about her. About how she felt and what she wanted.
"Now you can find some good-looking guy and get laid," Jon said. "That'll lift your spirits."
"You make it sound like a trip to the spa."
"Well, do that, too. But I highly recommend the man first."
Stevie heard the passenger door open.
"In fact," Jon continued, "I think you should just screw the next guy that gets into your cab."
"I've got to go. I have a fare," Stevie said hastily and hung up, hoping to hell her new passenger hadn't heard Jon's last remark.
She glanced in the mirror at the well-dressed man in the backseat. He was strikingly handsome with thick, wavy, chestnut-brown hair, a square jaw and full lips ... and stunning cobalt-blue eyes. He wore an expensive suit — Armani — that accentuated his broad shoulders and trim waist. The man clearly worked out regularly.
Her heart thumped as an electrical surge of attraction coursed through her. Even more than his exceptional physical good looks, there was a blatant masculine intensity ... a mesmerizing aura of raw sexuality about him that made it hard for her to take her eyes off him.
"Good evening, sir. Where to?"
"I have two stops to make this evening, but first I need to ask you something." Then his gaze locked with hers in the mirror.
For some reason, that look — filled with calm authority and almost aggressive confidence — made her feel like an ill-behaved schoolgirl.
"And what is that, sir?"
"Does your boss often recommend that you cheat your customers?"
"Cheat?" Oh, damn, he meant Jon's comment about screwing her client. "Oh, no, sir, that's not what he meant, he ..." Then her cheeks went cherry red. "It was just an inappropriate comment. And that wasn't my boss. He was a friend of mine, so please don't blame the cab company."
He continued to gaze at her, assessing, then finally, he nodded.
"First stop, the Hotel Maison."
"Of course, sir."
She turned on the meter and started the engine, then pulled away from the curb.
"So does your friend always suggest you sleep with your customers?" he asked.
Oh, God. Was this guy going to come on to her now?
"No. I've just had a bad breakup and he was trying to push me to move on."
"I'm sorry to hear that. Were you together long?"
The question startled her. The fact he was interested in making small talk at all, instead of just interacting with his phone, was a surprise, but to show an interest in her life ...
"Two years," she answered.
* * *
Reid nodded. "Again, I'm sorry."
He didn't know why he was engaging with his driver. Usually, he'd use this time to catch up on e-mails and handle whatever business had come up. But tonight, he had no interest in business. It had been a rough week. A promising project in Philadelphia had fallen through and his trip here to New York to land a new, very high-profile contract had gotten off to a rocky start. He'd finally gotten in to see Raphael Allegro and they seemed to have hit it off, but Reid suspected he might have to stay in the city longer than he'd anticipated to continue building a sound relationship with the man. Raphael was the kind of businessman who only worked with people he had a good rapport with.
So Reid felt a connection with this woman, who was clearly having just as tough a week. In fact, Reid had received the same bad advice from one of the directors who reported to him. George had suggested Reid find some woman here and have a one-night stand to take the edge off the loneliness and stress of travel.
He glanced at the picture of the driver hanging over the back of the seat. Pretty, in an understated way. From what she was wearing tonight, she clearly dressed to downplay her looks, wearing a hat with the brim pulled down over her eyes and loose clothing — a smart move given her career — but in the photo he could see the high cheekbones, the full, sensual lips, and the spark of defiance in her sky-blue eyes. He didn't know what she was rebelling against, but he felt a kindred spirit in her. He'd been the rebel of his family, starting his own company at twenty-five rather than taking over one of the sub-companies in his father's vast empire. Reid's business was a huge success, with branches across North America and several facilities overseas.
He had this drive to keep growing the business. Bigger and bigger. Maybe it was a need to show his father that he could build something every bit as big and successful as his father had. But lately he was losing interest in that. It never stopped and it wasn't as fulfilling as it used to be. He just wasn't sure that's what he wanted in life.
He had women in his life — several in fact — all willing to do whatever he wanted. Whenever he wanted. But that wasn't enough.
He glanced at the woman in the mirror. She was prettier in real life than in her picture. What would it be like to be with her? What sounds would she make? Would she whimper? Talk dirty? At the moment of release, would she call out his name?
The more he thought about it, the more he longed to know. It was crazy. He wasn't the type to pick up some random woman, especially a cabdriver.
But he was the type to try new things. And this woman was definitely something new and different.
"Pull over at the next Starbucks," he said.
She slowed the cab and pulled up in front of a shop with the iconic green sign.
"I'd like to go sit down and have a coffee. Join me and we can talk."
"Thank you for the offer, but I'll just wait here, or you can pay the fare and call another cab when you're done."
"No, I want to stick with you and it's silly for you to just sit out here."
"There's a rule that —"
"You're the type to follow rules to the letter, are you?" he asked with a raised eyebrow.
She frowned. "I didn't say that."
"Then come in." At her doubtful expression, he added, "I could use the company."
Finally, she nodded and got out of the cab, then followed him inside. He ordered them both a coffee and they sat by the window.
"So tell me. What happened with you and your boyfriend?"
She shrugged. "I caught him in bed with another woman."
"That's tough. Someone you knew?"
"Vaguely. She works as a waitress at the diner he runs. I assume its been going on for a few months."
He shook his head. He didn't understand why any man would cheat on a relationship. He was the type that took charge. If he wasn't happy in a relationship, he ended it. Sneaking around and having an affair with another woman just seemed ... lazy.
"I hope you don't let this hurt your self-esteem," he said. "It's not your fault that he wasn't man enough to end the relationship before moving on."
She sipped her coffee, schooling her face to appear nonchalant. "I'm not. The guy was just a jerk."
"True, but I can see it in your eyes. You're hurt that he wanted to move on at all. You feel that you weren't enough for him."
Her eyes narrowed and her fingers tightened around the cup. "Look, I don't need you analyzing me and my life. You don't know anything about me."
"True. But I can read people. And I'm just trying to be helpful."
She glared at him. "I don't need any help, thanks."
He smiled. She was feisty and independent. He liked that.
"Okay, let's drop the talk about relationships. How long have you been driving a cab?"
"For about five years." She sipped her coffee.
She was well spoken and seemed very bright. He wasn't sure why she was driving a cab, but maybe she had no choice. Maybe her family didn't have enough money to send her to college.
"Have you ever thought of doing something else? My company —"
"Stop right there," she said, leaning forward, her eyes intense. "I like driving a cab. It's what I want to do. So don't judge me or try to help me out of my sad, impoverished life. I'm doing what I love. That's probably more than you can say."
He laughed. "Touché. As it turns out, though, I do love what I do. It has become a bit lackluster recently though. I could use something new to liven things up."
"Is that what this is all about?" she asked, her gaze cautious. "Asking me in for coffee? Talking to me like I'm a date? You want to screw the lady cabbie to add a little excitement to your life?"
"If I was pursuing you, it wouldn't be so I could screw you." He leaned in closer. "I would slowly and purposefully seduce you, then take you to heights of ecstasy far surpassing anything you have ever experienced before."
Rather than looking shocked, her eyebrow quirked up. "That would be more difficult than you think. Hank might have been a jerk, but he was the best lay I've ever had."
He grinned. "I'm sure I could meet the challenge."
* * *
Stevie couldn't believe her own words. What the hell was she doing? But this guy, he was so ... so ... damn, he was so gut-wrenchingly sexy her hormones were boiling over in a wild fit of primal desire.
She reached for her coffee, purposefully brushing her hand against his. Electrifying desire sparked between them. She picked up her cup, making a decision she knew she would probably regret later, but right now, she didn't care.
"All right." Then she stood up and turned toward the door.
He followed her to the cab and got in, then she pulled away from the curb in silence.
She passed his hotel and drove another couple of blocks, then pulled down a side street. It was a quiet, out-of-the-way place she would sometimes use to grab a nap if needed during a long shift. She had friends in the neighborhood that looked out for her. She opened the door and got out of the cab. Her handsome passenger followed.
"Aren't you going to come up to my hotel room?" he asked.
She walked toward him and rested her hand on his warm chest. A surge of adrenaline rushed through her.
"I think here will do fine."
"You don't like a comfortable bed?"
She smiled, loving the fact that she was keeping a man off balance for a change. She stroked up his chest, then along his jaw, the light dusting of whiskers sending tingles through her.
"I don't need a bed."
Then she cupped his cheeks and kissed him, feeling every bit in control.
Until his arms came around her and she felt herself crushed against his chest. He pulled off her hat and tossed it onto the roof of the cab. Her long blonde hair fell around her shoulders in waves. He drew back and smiled, running his fingers through the soft strands.
"That's much better."
Then she felt herself backed against the wall. He leaned against her, his cobalt-blue gaze locked on hers.
"If this is what you want, then that's fine with me," he murmured.
His hands glided up and down her body, sending tingles through her. He hadn't touched any intimate place on her body yet, other than their joining of lips, but she felt he'd taken ownership of her whole being.
Then his hand glided over her chest and he cupped her breast. The feel of his warm hand surrounding her, even through the layers of clothing, started a blaze within her. She could feel her nipples harden with need.
He kneaded her soft mound while his mouth took ownership of hers again. His tongue pushed between her lips and drove inside.
Oh, God, she was feeling out of her depth. She didn't know what she'd expected, but him being so comfortable and in control in this dark alley wasn't it.
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2 1/2 stars I usually am a big fan of Opal Carew but this book lacked something. I think it could have used more editing (I read an ARC though so maybe it was edited again after I read it) The sex scenes were the biggest part of the story and they didn't seem enjoyable- sorta rushed & done by a check list. Overall not my favorite but it did have some interesting parts. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Well, damn, damn, hot f&*%ing damn. This was heated from the very first cab ride. There are things contained that you are not warned about. Here it is in all caps MFM, MM, BDSM, and then some. Now, you have been warned. This was a erotically charged read that lead you on the highs and lows of such a read where the two that first meet are virtual strangers that have the hottest sex. Stevie finds that this one night holds so much for her. With the implication of completely changing her life forever. There are surprises. There are a few things that everyone don’t want to know but of course are exposed. This was a good read. Opal Carew delivers as she always does. ***Contains content that not everyone will approve of and will possible rate harshly because they are not familiar with Opal’s work. You have been forewarned.
RATING 4.5 STARS A Fare to Remember is by Opal Carew. Buckle your seat belts for this one, ladies. I am warning you ahead of time, this book is burn your face off hot. I’ve read a lot of steamy, sexy romances. But this one, whew, I won’t soon forget. Stefani Trivoli, or Stevie as her friends call her, is having a very bad day. She caught her boyfriend in bed with another woman. So she threw a couple of suitcases in the trunk of the cab she drives for a living and left. Now she is homeless, hurt and angry. Her friend calls her and jokingly tells her she should screw the next customer she picks up, sort of a get back on the horse right away kind of advice. Well, just as he said it, a very suave, very good looking business man climbs into the back seat. Let’s just say that Stevie took her friend’s advice. Stevie has no interest in getting back into a relationship. Twice, now, she has been hurt badly. But this guy ignites something within her. Something she didn’t know was there. He wants more than one night. The question is, can she give it to him? Reid Jacobs is a very rich entrepreneur. He knows what he wants and he goes after it. When the sexy cabbie comes on to him, he doesn’t hesitate. But he knows once will not be enough. Reid has some very particular proclivities when it comes to sex. He likes to be in complete control, for his partner to submit to him. Will Stevie submit to him? Stevie and Reid had chemistry like the fourth of July. When Reid has to go to work, though, and leaves Stevie in his apartment, she is quite surprised when Dylan Cole shows up and thinks she is trespassing. Dylan is Reid’s business manager I believe. But he is also his best friend. He is the complete opposite of Reid. Where Reid wears his designer suits, Dylan wears jeans and t-shirts and has several tattoos. Stevie reacts to Dylan immediately. How can this be? They are so different. She is not in a relationship with Reid, though. But just the same, she feels guilty for feeling attracted to Dylan. Reid wants Stevie to stay and will do whatever he has to convince her. When Stevie proposes experimenting with the three of them together, Reid is all in, as is Dylan. Okay, I’ll stop here and add a few of my thoughts. First, I don’t really enjoy the whole master/submission thing. And this started out that way, but to my delight, it quickly moved on. These three together were crazy sexy. Stevie, though, has some very definite ideas about people with money from her own experiences. And this is one of the things keeping her from wanting to get in any deeper emotionally with Reid and Dylan. But the more time she is with Reid, the more she sees that he just might be the exception to what she has known in the past. Also, I really, really loved Dylan. And at times, I felt like he was getting a bum deal with this. The strongest emotional bond was forming between Stevie and Reid. He was just sort of the third wheel. But he was falling for her as well. Still, he seemed completely happy with things and I think their bond will continue to strengthen. Going in I wasn’t expecting to love this book as much as I did. I loved these three and like I’ve said a bunch of times already, it is crazy hot. If you enjoy this type of romance, I highly recommend it. I loved it and can’t wait to read more by Opal Carew!
Whew….Scorching hot! Wow, Ms. Carew does it again with a scorcher. This story is a slight adaptation to the movie classic An Affair To Remember, and the author’s imagination plus the classic tear jerker is a winning plot. I love the fact that it is a menage with two hunky millionaires, some inventive mfm, mmf action is a fantasy romance story not to be missed. Fare to Remember is an arousing, quick story I recommend for fans of contemporary erotic romance. I was given a copy by St. Martin’s Press via NetGalley. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
** spoiler alert ** Received ARC for a fair and honest review Stevie came from money, and is now working as a cab driver. Reid is a billionaire needing a cab. She's been burned before and he's intrigued by this female cabbie trying to downplay her looks. The book has a some steamy interesting scenes, but be forewarned there is M/F, M/M, M/F/M scenes in this book. The author also tries to introduce a BDSM element which doesn't bother me, except in one scene Reid ties up Stevie and uses a ball gag on her, no safe word, no consent or anything. A couple other things that bothered me, no condom usage and no discussions of precautions? Reid's best friend enters the mix and again no condoms or discussions? The book turns from M/F to M/F/M though Reid and Stevie end up together, when Reid proposes he also says that she will have access to Dylan whenever she wants. But there is no clarity/definition of his role if he is truly part of the relationship or just an extra for the time being. The book ends leaving you wanting some clarification or an epilogue or something. I enjoyed the book, it was a fast read and I give the book 4 stars because of the issues I listed above. I do enjoy this author, and look forward to the next book. Happy Reading!!
A Fare to Remember by Opal Carew is a standalone erotic romance novel that is much more than just a story about a Billionaire who falls for his cab driver. Stevie is having a rough day. She's just broken up with her cheating boyfriend of two years and has moved out with no place to stay. However, the day starts to take a change for the better when gorgeous billionaire, Reid Jacobs, hops into her cab. The attraction and heat between these two characters is off the charts from the start as they get to know each other through conversation, a romp in an alleyway, and so much more after that. Throw in Reid's best friend and business partner, Dylan Cole, into the mix and this novel has increased in its level of hot and complex. With A Fare to Remember, Ms. Carew has created a hot, erotic, and multi-faceted romance that's not just sensual but filled with a plot that has twists and drama among its main characters that keep the story moving easily. As a heroine, Stevie (Sefani) has both a past that she is distancing herself from and a personal drive to stand on her own, which will not allow Reid or Dylan to overwhelm her even when they join forces. Stevie is guarded (with reason), but Reid and Dylan will not let her past issues (especially with the ultra-rich) prevent them from a real future with her instead of just a night or two. In regards to the relationship among Stevie, Reid, and Dylan, I liked their connection though I would have liked certain dynamics to be explored further and certain scenes handled with a bit more depth/emotion especially in the ending, more specifically with Dylan. Overall, A Fare to Remember by Opal Carew was a fun and passionate read, with some very erotic scenes. I recommend. (I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book I received from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my open and honest review.)
This book features Stevie and Reid. It also features Reid's best friend Dylan. The story line is loosely based on a movie but with quite a few red hot, steamy changes. I loved Reid and Dylan. Both sexy in completely opposite ways. I would have liked to see a bit more of Reid's dominant side. I feel he let go of something that was a part of his baser nature, way too easy. Also, I would have liked to get to know Dylan a bit better. And Stevie? Her character was strong and she stuck to her principles…until she felt any kind of attraction for a few members of the opposite sex. If her character had been strong to the bone, this would have been a five star read for me.
'A Fare to Remember' by Opal Carew is the story of Reid and Stevie. This was a pretty hot intense story that burned off the pages for me...by that is why I love Ms. Carew's writing! Stevie has just broken up with her boyfriend of two years...she caught him cheating with one of his waitress. As a cap driver Stevie gets hit on a lot but never takes it anywhere until Reid gets into her cab. He overhears her conversation with her friend telling her to sleep with the next guy that gets into her cab..which is Reid. Reid does talk her into having sex with him and Stevie puts her own demands on it. Then afterwards Reid asked her to go to a business party with him which leads them into a relationship of sorts. Reid's best friend named Dylan gets into their mix and brings an even hotter step into their relationship. This does end with a HEA. "My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read." https://www.amazon.com/gp/profile/A2HX0B5ELOPP5Z?ie=UTF8&ref_=sv_ys_3 https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1831318-sissy-s-romance-book-review-for-you https://www.facebook.com/RomanceBookReview https://www.facebook.com/groups/1709181636033417/ http://sissymaereads.blogspot.com/ https://twitter.com/soapsrus68
This was deliciously erotic! Seriously, Sexy and Sinfully, Sizzling hot! Fans -self - cold - shower - HOT! Great characters, that were well developed. They had great personalities, sizzling chemistry and were so, so, sexy together. Loved Reid and his controlling gentleman ways, oh heck yeah! That man was sex on a stick. More than that though he was so sweet and I loved his more vulnerable side as well as his true feelings for Stevie. Stevie is one feisty, rebellious as well as lucky, woman and after just getting her heart broken she is in no hurry to settle down with anyone. But she has just hit the jackpot, because when she meets Dylan, Reid's business partner and roommate the air ignites once more. Soon Stevie requests for Dylan to join in the sizzling fun and there is some seriously, enticing, magnetic, and super sexy times that you do not want to miss. I melted in a puddle of lust and desire. Sexy, erotic and boundary pushing Opal Carew definitely is the Queen of foreplay, BDSM, and erotica and knows how to seduce the reader into wanting more. I loved it! I voluntarily requested an arc through the publisher via NetGalley and wrote an honest review.
Stevie just found her boyfriend cheating and now she is homeless. She works at night driving a cab where she meets sexy billionaire Reid. This story is fast paced with a great story all thought I admit Stevie was hard to like. The chemistry is off the charts hot. The story held my interest throughout. I really liked it.
This was my first Opal Carew book and I loved it! Plenty of sex and sizzle and I thought there was still enough storyline there as well not to be overlooked buy all the heat. I liked the characters and am interested in where they go next. I also liked the twist in the storyline with the accident. Thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining read.
A Fare to Remember was a bit of a surprise. I did not know this was a menage story when I started it. I thought the author handling the unlikely pair of a woman cab driver and a billionaire business man, as well as adding in the best friend into the relationship was done very well. The whole story was well put together. Stevie had a few "too stubborn" moments but that is the only negative I have. ARC provided by NetGalley.
Cabdriver Stefani "Stevie" Trivoli has just had the worst night ever, she lost her boyfriend, place to live, and now she has no clue what do next... that is until a sexy billionaire hops into her cab. Stevie is down on her luck, wandering what her next move should be, and then she meets Reid, and when he makes her an offer she can't really refuse she takes it... thinking what could more exciting than spending a little time with a sexy billionaire?? From the moment Reid Jacobs plants himself into Stevie's cab he is completely taken with her, there is something so innocent and pure about her that intrigues him, makes him want to learn everything there is to learn about her, so he makes her an offer she can't really refuse. And the moment he does both their worlds are turned upside down... I devoured this naughty little page turned in a day, once I got started it was so hard to stop, had to know what would happen with these two!! I'll admit the story took an unexpected turn I wasn't expecting, one that involved a little trio action, but nonetheless it turned out to be a good read. The chemistry between Reid & Stevie was undeniable, their relationship was intensely passionate, raw, and filled with lots of steamy action that left me blushing more than a few times! If you like your fairy tales a little on the naughty side, then I highly recommend you pick this one up, Ms. Carew's spicy story line is sure to give you what you want... and then some!! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title!!