Intense Pleasure (Bound Hearts Series #14)

Intense Pleasure (Bound Hearts Series #14)

by Lora Leigh

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Overview

The brand new, never-before-published novel in #1 New York Times bestseller Lora Leigh's deliciously sexy Bound Hearts series, where one woman must accept--or reject--the love of a lifetime.

TOO HOT TO HANDLE
Her name is Summer, as beautiful and occasionally fierce as her name suggests. Her past has just come back to haunt her, and suddenly she’s not sure who she can trust. Her longtime confidantes Falcone and Raeg seem to have Summer’s best interests at heart. . .but it’s clear that their desire for her still burns between them. Can they find a way to keep Summer safe—or will a bitter rivalry stand in their way?

Falcone and Raeg need to work together, now more than ever, if they intend to protect Summer from an old enemy who knows her dangerous secret. When Summer’s identity as a sweet, Southern socialite gets out, the two men must find a way to draw out the ruthless assassin on her trail. . .and keep their illicit romance with her under wraps. But some passions are so intense they can’t remain hidden. What are Falcone and Raeg willing to risk for the woman they both crave like no other, in Intense Pleasure, the next Bound Hearts novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250091833
Publisher: St. Martin''s Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/03/2017
Series: Bound Hearts Series , #14
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 21,758
File size: 710 KB

About the Author

#1 New York Times bestseller Lora Leigh is the author of the Navy SEALS, the Breeds, the Elite Ops, the Callahans, the Bound Hearts, and the Nauti series.

#1 New York Times bestseller, LORA LEIGH is the author of the Navy SEALS, the Breeds, the Elite Ops, the Callahans, the Bound Hearts, and the Nauti series.


"Lora Leigh writes compelling, red-hot romance." --Sacramento Book Review

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Intense Pleasure


By Lora Leigh

St. Martin's Press

Copyright © 2017 Lora Leigh
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-250-09183-3


CHAPTER 1

FIVE MONTHS LATER

Well now, it would appear he owed his brother a sizeable payout on the bet they had, Falcon thought in disgust.

How the hell had she managed to fool him so easily?

The last time he'd seen Summer Bartlett, aka Summer Calhoun, she'd been lying sobbing in a bed in her brother's home in DC, long black strands of hair lying around her, her hair a neat little cap of jagged cuts no more than two or three inches long. All those long soft curls had been gone and he'd felt like a part of his heart had been cut from his chest.

He'd stomped out of the bedroom after warning her to get ready for an upcoming mission, so pissed that she'd cut her hair that he could barely stand to breathe, and it had been a damned ruse, nothing more. A trick. A carefully staged gimmick guaranteed to make him mad enough to stay away from her, for a while at least, when she slipped away again.

A month later there she stood on the balcony of a beach house she'd been staying in, nearly waist-length waves of raven black hair blowing in the ocean breeze, her slender, petite body clad only in a short nightie, allowing that breeze to caress tanned flesh as she tipped her head back in sensual enjoyment.

And she had him so damned hard it was all he could do to breathe.

"I warned you," his brother, Raeg snorted behind him. "Summer wouldn't cut her hair. She gets off far too easily on having you brush and braid it for her."

He slid a look to his brother, his jaw tightening at the scathing tone of voice. There were moments he wondered what had made him believe Raeg would be the best partner for this job. Perhaps he'd made a mistake in giving his brother first choice in accompanying him to inform Summer of the coming danger and protecting her from it. There had been other options. Options that would not have been so critical of the agent Summer had been, or the woman she was.

Was he wrong, he wondered, to believe Raeg's manner toward her held more than it appeared to on the surface? That the sensual enjoyment it seemed Raeg had found in Summer in DC was only in his own imagination?

Hell if he knew anymore.

"I didn't ask your opinion on her reasons why, they are obvious," he assured his half brother. "Searching for a woman with short black hair, made finding her more problematic if I continued searching for her. She would have known this."

"The point is, she ran, Falcon," Raeg pointed out, quite confident he knew Summer well enough to understand motivations that Falcon doubted even Summer understood. "If she gave a damn either way about how her abrupt absence affected you or anyone else, then she would have stuck around long enough to explain it."

Yes, she had run. Just as he had known at the time that she would do.

Evidently, Summer was serious about getting out of the covert and security work she'd been a part of for so long. Just as she was serious about refusing to return to the political social center that was DC.

But Raeg was wrong, she had attempted several times to tell him she wanted out, and Falcon had been so loath to lose her that he'd talked her into staying instead. That was a mistake he should have never allowed himself to make. A mistake he would not make again.

I'm so tired, Falcon, the note she had left at the house in DC stated. Tired of being shot at, tired of shooting at others, and tired of learning that friends were enemies and tried and true enemies could be friends.

Belle was being retired forever.

And could he truly blame her? In the space of only a few years, she had lost so much. The woman who had helped shape her as an agent and as a person had died unexpectedly, and she'd been forced to kill someone she had believed was a friend for most of her life.

To save him.

She had taken that life to save him, because he hadn't believed the woman would actually attempt to pull the trigger.

"I would be dead were it not for her," he reminded his brother softly. "She pulled the trigger when I could not, Raeg."

He'd kept his weapon holstered rather than pulling it and being prepared for what may happen.

Raeg said nothing. Instead, he lifted the water bottle to his lips and sipped as they stared at the vision still standing on the balcony, the sun's rays caressing her from head to toe, loving the breeze even as it loved her.

"I didn't say she didn't have her good points," Raeg finally stated with no small amount of ire. "I said she fooled you. You let her fool you."

Falcon pushed his fingers through his hair wearily, glancing at his brother and wondering if he could ever convince him that the reasons he fought so hard to find fault with Summer wasn't because she had the faults he wanted to see. Summer made Raeg see what he refused to acknowledge in himself. A man who hungered for a woman so much that he could not refuse who he was, what he was, if he was to have her. A man who knew that, even though he would have to walk away from her in the end, having her would be worth the agony of releasing her later.

If they could release her, Falcon thought, something he rarely allowed himself to consider because he knew too they'd have no choice but to let her go far too soon.

When Summer finally turned and reentered the house, Falcon hid his disappointment and continued to watch the area. Tonight, they'd sneak into the house and he'd have to tell her why he had chased her so relentlessly over the past month. She was running out of time and had no idea of the danger building with each day that she stayed out of sight. If he didn't tell her quickly, the consequences could prove disastrous.

"We will go in tonight," he told Raeg, hating the fact that what he would tell her would shatter any security she may have found in the past six months since leaving DC.

She was serious about getting out, he could see that now. He even accepted it, and after the past month of considering all the reasons why she would want out, he couldn't blame her.

She was a hell of an agent, but she was also a woman, and women did not see the world in the same terms, with the same logical choices that men saw it in. For a woman, friendships meant far more than they meant for a man in some ways. The rules were different in their hearts and taking the life of one she considered a friend would have altered everything she felt about the life she was living.

"You're not being logical about her, Falcon," Raeg advised. But Falcon heard the regret his brother tried to hide in his voice. "You know what you're risking. What both of us are risking."

The bleak lessons of the past couldn't be forgotten.

"Should I just allow Dragovich to kill her then?" Falcon turned to his brother, watching him curiously. "He nearly did in Russia. That was my fault because I all but begged her to take the job. Because of that, she was betrayed by Gia, her identity sold to the bastard and now he intends to finish the job." He couldn't even consider not protecting her, watching over her, after the many times she'd saved his life. But he understood Raeg's concern as well. "Why do you not go back to DC? I'll inform her of the problem and call Lucien Connor to come out and help me with this. She knows him, she works well with him."

Oh, he just bet she did, Raeg thought furiously, forcing back his anger at his brother's offer. She might get along fine with Lucien Conner, and that was all well and good, except for the fact that Lucien wanted nothing more than to get Summer into his bed.

"Why don't you just stop with the demands that I return to DC," Raeg snorted, "and stop making excuses for her."

"When you stop making excuses for yourself," Falcon stated with such disgust that Raeg could feel his frustration level rising. "For pity's sake, Raeg, protecting her from this will not endanger her from our enemy. Keeping her, loving her would. This will not."

Raeg couldn't convince himself of that, no matter how often he tried. He knew far better than Falcon the cost of forgetting the legacy that haunted them. He'd known a taste of that hell once already. He didn't want to revisit it. Especially not for a woman who affected him more than any other woman ever had.

And maybe that was part of it. She made him ache like nothing or no one ever had. She tugged at a part of him he hadn't known existed and made him admit to things he had never known he wanted, and all the while she'd bat those perfect, heavy black lashes of hers, smile with such feminine charm as those oddly colored violet eyes gleamed with seductive promise, right before informing him of what a prick she considered him. She could tear a strip off his hide in a voice so perfectly beautiful it made his dick harder than hell despite the insults she'd heap on him.

The fact that she was usually right, didn't count as far as he was concerned. He'd say he was a prick because she couldn't decide if she was a black-hearted agent or a sweet Cinderella wannabe, and he couldn't decide if he should make up her mind for her. The truth was, being a prick was the only way to keep her at arm's length.

"You still refuse to even discuss this," Falcon accused him, his voice low, his gaze still on the beach house. "Do you believe you'll be able to live in the same house with her and not eventually give into your needs? To what we both need? That, or you will make her hate you?"

Raeg didn't even deign to answer that question. He wouldn't touch it until he simply had no other choice and he damned sure wasn't going to listen to his brother lecture him on it.

"I think we should go in now." Placing his empty water bottle on the console of the vehicle they were sitting in, he narrowed his eyes on the house again. "She'll run again before nightfall."

"And you know this how?" Falcon bit out, frustration edging at his voice.

"She was on the balcony, full view for all the world, playing the lazy socialite," he pointed out. "We've been watching this damned place for two days, and you couldn't even tell anyone was there. It was a distraction. Any reasonable attempt to get to her would come after dark and she knows it. She intends to be long gone before that could happen, laughing her ass off because she fooled us again."

He knew her better than Falcon gave him credit.

His brother was silent, thoughtful. The explanation had at least gotten his brother off his back though, Raeg thought in relief. He didn't want to think about what he was going to do once they told her what was coming, who was coming. And he didn't want to consider the consequences of the only plan they'd been able to come up with to ensure she didn't end up dead.

Summer was a hell of an agent and he fully admitted that, but she wasn't Wonder Woman and she wasn't bullet resistant. And the enemy wanted to make a point, hence the reason a sniper hadn't been dispatched to just pick her off.

"We should go in now then," Falcon said softly, anticipation rumbling just below the soft tone of his voice as he started the Suburban and put it in gear. "She runs again, and we may not find her until she is but a corpse. If then."

That was a probability, Raeg thought, pushing back the arousal and the anticipation he couldn't help but feel.

It had been five months since he'd seen her. In the past eight years, five months had never passed that he hadn't seen her, argued with her, touched her, even if it was in the most impersonal way. She always seemed to bring the sunshine with her, he thought wearily. What was it Falcon called her sometimes? Summer-shine. That was what it was like, feeling the warmth of that season when she was around, whether she was charming them to distraction or driving Raeg insane with the sugary little jabs.

And Summer was like a drug. Didn't matter if it was the argument or merely seeing her now, her physical presence lit up a room with her smile and her bright violet eyes. It was still a fix, and he hadn't had his in far too long.

"Fuck this up, Raeg, and you and I will have words." Falcon surprised him, not just with the warning, but also with the fact that he was dead serious. "Do not antagonize her to the point that she refuses to allow us to watch her back."

Raeg stared at his brother thoughtfully. In all the years they'd argued over Summer, Falcon had never given him an ultimatum before.

"We're always having words where Summer's concerned," he finally pointed out, knowing even as he said it, it was a mistake. "What would make this time any different?"

"This time, I doubt I would forgive you. Especially if she's hurt because of it." Falcon flicked him a determined look as they turned into the drive leading to the beach house. "And I will definitely not forgive you should anything happen to her because of your animosity toward her."

And that, Raeg knew, Falcon wouldn't threaten lightly.

The fact that Raeg was going to eventually lose the woman was a definite, but he never considered losing his brother as well.

Dammit.

Now things were just going to get complicated.

"And if something happens to her because we are trying to protect her?" he asked his brother. "What will we do then?"

Falcon shook his head. "As far as we know, the past is dead."

"The past never really dies, Falcon," he sighed heavily. "Only its victims. Let's try to keep that in mind until we at least have Dragovich taken care of."

Then, maybe, he could ensure Falcon at least stayed with her, if that was what he decided to do. Raeg couldn't discount the possibility. If he simply played the third, hid his own ever deepening hunger, his own need for more, maybe, he could protect his brother and the woman both of them ached so desperately for.


* * *

Dammit.

Now how had Falcon managed to find her?

Summer stepped into the private beach house before throwing a glare back at the white curtains billowing in the breeze and blowing through the open French doors.

He should have never found her so quickly. Hell, he shouldn't have even been looking for her after the last run-in she'd had with him.

Evidently Esteban de la Cortez Falcone, or "Falcon" as most who knew him, called him, was far more stubborn than she'd believed him to be.

But five months?

Really?

After four months he should have given up. Especially after believing she'd committed the unpardonable sin of chopping off all her hair to only a few inches in length. He'd always sworn he'd never forgive her for that.

Not that she would ever dare cut more than just the ends of her hair. Her family would just disown her, she was sure, if she did such a thing. Besides, she loved her hair. There wasn't a chance she'd willingly mutilate it in such a way.

Making Falcon believe she had, then running, would be enough to convince him to just go home and give up. She was certain of it.

She'd obviously forgotten how stubborn he could be. That was her bad. Now, she'd simply have to deal with it. And if she knew Falcon, she might just have enough time to get dressed.

Maybe.

She'd make certain to throw his little system into overdrive and just wear the nightie if she hadn't glimpsed someone in the vehicle with him. God only knew who he was working with now, and flashing an unknown male wasn't her favored sport.

At least, not this week.

Thankfully she knew how to be quick as well.

The short, casual white chiffon skirt and matching white cami tank were already laid out, along with strappy, flat thong sandals. She'd intended to pack and leave after she'd had her coffee and a piece of the crumb cake she'd made the night before for the drive home. It was a good thing she'd made a full pan rather than just a few muffin-sized ones.

Brushing her hair, she pulled it over her shoulder and quickly braided it. Maybe while he was arguing with her, Falcon would braid it for her. Her hair hadn't been properly braided since she left Arlington, come to think of it. She hadn't had a chance to get to her favorite hairdresser either. But Falcon had always found such pleasure in playing with her hair that she actually found it quite relaxing.

Damn, this was messing with her intended schedule. Her family was expecting her home soon. She was supposed to leave in a matter of hours if she wanted to get there tonight in time to get some sleep before Sunday breakfast.

She'd promised her sister Aunjenue she'd been there tonight as well. Evidently Auna was having problems with some guy and wanted to talk to Summer about it. Auna, love her heart, had far too many admirers.

Finishing the braid and tying it off, Summer checked the mirror quickly. No makeup was required, she didn't believe. She was going for casual yet relaxed. She looked fine.


(Continues...)

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Intense Pleasure 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every book has hot sex sence and interesting plots.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
After a final bad mission, Summer has left her job and heading back home, where she’s only known as a Southern socialite. Unfortunately, the two men she left with her former life are determined she’s in danger and are following her home. As with all of this author’s books, there was plenty of steam within the pages of this book. There’s also plenty of story to keep you reading. I love all of her series’ and this one was no exception. I highly recommend if you like this genre. **I voluntarily read and reviewed this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was too dragged out
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very slow start. I would've stopped reading except for the amout i spent on the book. Very boring. Nothing lije the others in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As hot as one can stand!
Nini12563 More than 1 year ago
Intense Pleasure was fanfabulous! The continuation of the series didn't disappoint. Falcon, Raeg and Summer were a perfect trinity. Filled with sensuality, erotica, and suspense, it had my attention all the way through. It's a must read. Thanx, Lora. You did it again.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
I liked the story as well as the characters and the sex was steamy. The drama was a bit over the top for me. However, that will not keep me from continuing to read this amazing series. I liked it.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.75 stars--INTENSE PLEASURE is the fourteenth installment in Lora Leigh’s contemporary adult BOUND HEART erotic, romantic ménage, suspense series. This is former CIA agents Summer Calhoun, Estaban ‘Falcon’ Falcone, and John Raeg’s story line. INTENSE PLEASURE can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information is revealed where necessary. Falcon, Raeg and Summer were first introduced to the reader in the previous installment-SECRET PLEASURE-Summer is Alyssa’s best friend. NOTE: INTENSE PLEASURE is a M/F/M storyline with graphic sexual situations and language. Told from three third person perspectives (Summer, Falcon, Raeg) INTENSE PLEASURE is a friends to lovers story line that focuses on the struggling professional and personal relationship between former CIA operatives and one-time partners Summer Cahoun, and half-brothers Falcon Falcone and John Raeg. Summer was tired; the threat of death always a step behind and our heroine is willing to walk away from the men that she loved to face a quiet future at home, and alone. But an old enemy has come out of hiding, and Summer and her family have been targeted in a game of revenge. Enter Falcon and Raeg, the two men who are willing to walk way from the woman they love in order to protect their hearts and her soul. What ensues is the struggle to remain professional in the face of danger; and the battle between family and the path your heart has chosen. The professional relationship between Summer, Falcon and Raeg has already been established prior to the story line premise. It is Summer’s decision to walk away that forces half-brothers Falcon and Raeg to go after the woman that calls to their heart-a woman they know they do not deserve. Raeg’s backstory is heartbreaking, and his love for Summer struggles with demons from his past. Falcon is a man determined to hold onto the woman they love for as long as possible even if is means walking away when their latest assignment is done. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and intense. There is plenty of palpable sexual energy between the leading characters, and some heartbreaking moments as Summer comes to terms with losing the men that she loves. There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including all of Summer, Falcon, and Raeg’s extended families-all members or former members of the CIA, Special Ops or various covert government agencies. INTENSE PLEASURE is a seductive story of three people who have fallen in love but refuse to admit their deepest desires. The premise is moving and stirring ; the romance is passionate, intimate and captivating; the characters are colorful and inspiring. INTENSE PLEASURE is a sexy and engaging tale from the pen of Lora Leigh.
etoile1996 More than 1 year ago
intense pleasure is the fifteenth installment in lora leigh's erotic romance series, bound hearts. i've read a couple of the previous installments and this follows a similar pattern to those. if you are familiar with the series, you know that these books are unconventional romances in that there is generally a threesome of the m/f/m variety. i don't mind the threesome idea at all, and actually i prefer the storyline in intense pleasure where both guys and the woman are fully committed to one another, and of being in this relationship than the ones where it's only a temporary thing. summer, falcon, and raeg have known each other for years. they've wanted each other for years--note that falcon and raeg actually have no interest in each other sexually, they are half-brothers, whose parents have their own unconventional relationship. a lot of the baggage the guys carry is due to their parents, their father in particular. but there are some key plot points that would be spoiled if i talked about this any further, so all i'll say is that these issues need to be resolved before the three of them can move forward in their relationship. the ease with which everyone kind of accepts the odd relationship is a bit unbelievable. but it works in the bound hearts world, because every novel in the series expands the world further, and treats the unconventional coupling as something normal. i mean, yeah okay, occasionally someone says something, but it's shut down so quickly that you just kind of accept the situation for what it is. the brothers thing also weirds me out, but no one else seems to have a problem with it in the book, so eventually i just rolled with it. this is a sexy, emotional read, the leads are all likable, though i have to admit i preferred falcon more than raeg. also, i'm still not clear on how raeg's name is supposed to be pronounced, is it "rag" or "rayg" or "reeg" or "rage"? i ended up going with "rayg" in my head, but now that i'm thinking this through it maybe was supposed to be "rage"? oh well. i don't think knowing how to say his name would have made me like him more. also summer does this thing at the end of the novel where she is too proud to point something really obvious out because the guys should just know it, and that whole thing felt so stupid to me. like why would you cut your nose to spite your face stupid. she was willing to walk away and let them walk away because she refused to point out something they were missing. why? the author kept trying to have her explain this, but because it is nonsensical the explanations never made any sense. i did enjoy reading this. i just also think i've reached a point where i don't need any more books in this series. it doesn't feel like we are covering new ground. and after fifteen books, is that really that surprising? **intense pleasure will publish on january 3, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/st. martin's press in exchange for my honest review.
DebraMenard155 More than 1 year ago
This book was so intense and sexy,this writer just keeps getting better and better with every book.I reviewed this book from Netgalley.
gigiluvsbooks More than 1 year ago
Sexy, scintillating, and secretive, Intense Pleasure is the story of hidden desires and illicit romance. When danger threatens a woman, the two men who crave her, cannot live without her, will stop at nothing to protect her life… and satisfy every burning desire she has. They must stay bound together to be stronger than what hunts her, and let passion consume them… TOO HOT TO HANDLE Her name is Summer, as beautiful and occasionally fierce as her name suggests. Her past has just come back to haunt her, and suddenly she’s not sure who she can trust. Her longtime confidantes Falcone and Raeg seem to have Summer’s best interests at heart. . .but it’s clear that their desire for her still burns between them. Can they find a way to keep Summer safe—or will a bitter rivalry stand in their way? Falcone and Raeg need to work together, now more than ever, if they intend to protect Summer from an old enemy who knows her dangerous secret. When Summer’s identity as a sweet, Southern socialite gets out, the two men must find a way to draw out the ruthless assassin on her trail. . .and keep their illicit romance with her under wraps. But some passions are so intense they can’t remain hidden. What are Falcone and Raeg willing to risk for the woman they both crave like no other, in Intense Pleasure, the next Bound Hearts novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh. Review: This has always been one of my favorite series and I loved this addition. This like the others in the series centers around three people, who come together in a menage relationship. In this story we have Summer, Falcone and Raeg who have a tempestuous relationship. Though when Summer is under the threat of an assassin, the brothers come to protect Summer. This the 14th book in the series and it is not necessary to catch-up read to enjoy this book. I loved the chemistry between these three, the dynamic between Summer and Falcone is so different then the one between her and Raeg that it makes the threesome more interesting. That chemistry is palpable and very sexy to read. I really liked the interactions between between the guys and Summer's father, they were tense and at times fun to read, but exactly what a over-protective father might do and say. I liked that when you think the danger is over there is more to the story and wraps up everything very satisfyingly. I hope there are more stories to come in this series. 4Stars *I voluntarily read an advance reader copy provided by the publisher.*
Christine_Miller More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I've read by this author. I'm always looking for a good menage, so I gave this one a try. I loved that Raeg, Falcon and Summer were all such strong characters. They all were highly trained people that can hold their own in a fight, but with their hearts, that's another matter. Throughout the book we find Raeg really having a hard time with his feelings for Summer. He has always pushed her away because it's just easier for him to deal with her that way. When the three of them are in close proximity and sparks fly, Raeg and Falcon give into their desire to be with Summer. They all know that in the end they will have to walk away, but that doesn't stop them from giving into the desire. The story is exciting and hot and sexy. I did have some trouble with keeping all of the names and who was who straight, so I had to concentrate as I was reading with who the players all were. It's possible if I would have read the rest of the series, maybe that wouldn't as been as challenging. The book was very good though and I loved Falcon, Raeg and Summer. They had a great story.
cntrygirlzroc More than 1 year ago
Summer is a former CIA agent and now has a Russian mobster after her. She returns home to her family with two brothers as bodyguards. Falcon and Raeg are half brothers who share their lovers. Falcon is former CIA but owns his own security business. Raeg is the chief of staff for a politician. They don't want to take Summer as a lover because their father killed Raeg's last lover, who was an agent trying to find out where his parents were hiding. But Summer is hard to resist so they take her but intend to leave aftrer the danger is gone. Excellent story. A little confusing at some parts but still a smoking hot story. The ending totally shocked me. Be prepared for very sexy sex scenes. *I VOLUNTARILY REVIEWED THIS BOOK*
PennieM More than 1 year ago
Sexy and suspenseful M/F/M read which is part of Lora's Bound Heart series. Raeg and Falcon are intensely and passionately in love with Summer but their past is keeping them from...well...keeping her. Summer's past has come back to haunt her and with it a threat to her and her family. There is a lot of passion and angst and struggle for what will make everyone happy in this book that made the pages fly and made it a quick read. You do not need to read the rest of the series but since I have enjoyed this series I continue to recommend each book. **Received an ARC copy from the publisher via NetGalley**
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Sinfully sexy M/F/M read that has an intense and complex storyline. Two brothers lusting after the same woman. A woman who has serious trouble trailing her. How much are these men willing to sacrifice to have her? This is part of the Bound Hearts series and while you don't have to have read the prior books to follow the story, I think it would have been helpful for me to connect more with these characters. Overall though, the story is good, the sexy times are HOT, and it's a book I would recommend to anyone who enjoys menage romance.
UnderJen More than 1 year ago
This book is riddled with secrets, love, and deception. I enjoyed Intense Pleasure from the first words on the first page. I found Falcon, Summer and Raeg well adjusted for each other. Raeg has no clue what it means to truly be part of a family, Summer doesn't pull any punches initiating him into the fold as Falcone looks on. Lora Leigh has an incredible imagination and story telling ability. This is more than a romance book, more that a continuation in the Bound Hearts Series... Just MORE.
MBurton More than 1 year ago
Don't let the title of this book fool you. This story was so much more than the title implies. This is by far the best ménage story I have read to date. Lora Leigh provided the perfect blend of romance and suspense. Usually I find the suspense is the main focus and not the romance in these types of stories but I never felt that one or the other overtook this one. I also find it hard to really enjoy a ménage story because it's not easy to blend three lives. Lets face it, most ménage books are just about sex and not much of a story. Not from this author. She can weave a suspense story like no other while also making the love of three people believable. This book had me at the edge of my seat and I Loved it! ARC provided by NetGalley.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it, surprising storyline. Can't wait for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first, I really didn't like this new book. I couldn't stand Tiffany or Sebastien. I only kept reading because....Lexi Blake. I'm so glad I kept reading. I laughed, I teared up, and I couldn't turn pages fast enough. Of course, it ended all to soon. I give 4 stars because the first 1/4 was really, really hard to get through and I did loathe the main characters. I also felt the ending was rushed. Everything in between, Lexi Blake perfection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I made the secd post