Erika Wilde Playing With Temptation (The Player’s Club, Book #1)
When Raina Beck is given an invitation to The Players Club, all she wants is a night of decadence with a gorgeous, sexy stranger. The seductive, mysterious man she meets fulfills her deepest desires and most erotic fantasies, giving her a night she’ll never forget. But forgetting him isn’t quite so easy. Logan Cruz prefers his women submissive and compliant in the bedroom . . . everything the independent Raina is not. Yet from the first moment he lays eyes on her, he’s determined to make Raina his. Despite her resistance. When Logan is assigned to protect Raina from a stalker, everything between them changes. Sex becomes more than just physical, and emotions run deep. Falling in love was never on Raina’s agenda, but can she let go of the past and surrender the one thing he wants the most . . . her heart?
Playing with Temptation by Erika Wilde
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Raina is given an invitation to The Players Club, where she hopes for a night of erotic fun with a sexy stranger. She gets what she hoped for until she is later stalked and the man from the security company assigned to protect her is none other than Logan, the man she had her encounter with at the club. Logan and Raina find that in addition to their incredible sexual chemistry, the more time they spend together the more compatible they are in other areas as well.
Both Logan and Raina have their reasons for keeping an emotional distance and seeking out casual sexual relationships. It was easy to connect with Raina and appreciate the honesty she expressed with regard to her life, her needs, and her desires. Logan was also an easy character to enjoy. He was definitely sexy and even through his bossiness and attempts at emotional distance, he was straight forward and always behaved in a respectful way. The sexual chemistry between Logan and Raina was very hot, and I was really hoping that they would find a way past their own personal barriers and give in a relationship that they both deserved. Towards the end some of the characters' language got a little hyperbolic, but overall I really enjoyed this story and would like to continue with the series. 3.5 stars.
*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review
“Tell me something,” he murmured as he caressed the sensitive crease of her elbow with a stroke of his thumb, gratified to see the pulse at her neck flutter at his touch and her eyes darken with that same desire he’d witnessed last night. Even her nipples beaded against the pretty pink dress she wore. “Are you more afraid of me or the stalker?” Her gaze turned guarded, contradicting the sugary-sweet smile she gave him. “I’m not afraid of you.” No, not in a threatening sense, but physically he could feel her resistance. Hell, the way she’d bolted on him last night was a clear indicator that the combustible chemistry between them had spooked her. Given this second chance, he planned to take full advantage of their time together and the attraction that hadn’t dissipated one iota. But first, he needed to knock down some of those walls she’d erected between the two of them. “Maybe you should be afraid of me,” he said, giving her a wolfish smile. “Because I’m itching to put you over my knee and spank you for being so insubordinate last night.” Her brows shot up, and then the most beautiful thing happened — that strong, confident woman he’d met last night at the club reappeared right before his eyes. Fire and sass sparked in her gaze, making him hard in a flash. “Oh, I’d like to see you try.” He flat-out grinned, welcoming this more flirtatious side to Raina. He lowered his head closer to hers, so that his mouth was near her ear. “Sweetheart, it would be my greatest pleasure to feel your smooth ass beneath the palm of my hand. But I don’t think that Dean or Mac would appreciate me doing so right here in their conference room. However, if you’d like to wrestle it out later to see who comes out on top, I’m certainly game.” She gaped at him, though there was no misinterpreting the amusement in her gaze. With the awkwardness between them finally dispelled, he released her arm but didn’t step away. “Now let’s get you to work before I change my mind and give everyone in the office a titillating peep show, with your bare ass as the main attraction.”
About Erika Wilde:
Erika Wilde (aka Janelle Denison) is the USA Today bestselling author of over 50 contemporary romances for multiple print publishers. So, why the new pen name? As Janelle Denison I’ve always written sexy books, but lately my writing has taken on more erotic elements that I wanted to keep separate for readers because not everyone likes their reading material on the spicier, kinkier side of romance. However, please be assured that even as Erika Wilde, you will still get an emotionally layered story with characters you’ll care about and fall in love with. That is always my goal, whether I’m writing straight contemporary romances, or more erotically charged stories. Currently, I’m working on The Marriage Diaries and making sure that Dean and Jillian enjoy exploring the more erotic side to their marriage. The series will be on-going, with no foreseeable ending as of right now, for as long as readers want to be voyeurs to Dean and Jillian’s sizzling new relationship. I’m also planning a spin-off series in the future, featuring the hot military men that work security for Dean at Noble and Associates.
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