ElpLoved the initial story between the hero and heroine Maybe this would have been a better novella than a full length novel I didn t njoy the whole triad thing I find it hard to believe that a woman would find not one but TWO amazing men who love her so very very much There was so much telling rather than showing Or making a point that had already been made The dialogue in the last 14 of the book is just completely ridiculous UGh I could go on but it would just mean that I d given up time to this stupid book Glad I didn t buy it He s a sexy straight laced 20 something Seattle cop She s a beautiful free spirited dreadlocked 24 year old wannabe rock star He likes Toby Keith she likes PJ Harvey Her parents died when she was young and she and her younger rocker brother were raised by a supportive older brother He comes from a large family of cops and former cops Sounds like Erin Brown and Todd Keenan wouldn t have much in common But the fact that they seem totally different doesn t stop the a A few pages into this I started to feel like King Louis in Start the Revolution Without Me I thought it was Romantic Suspense Trust me to barely finish one book because it had too much sex and to then pick up another that turns out to be Ds rotica with menage But it did suck me in no graphic imagery intended Despite it being cruder than I personally njoy the characters are really into dirty talk and me not so much I was intrigued by the sexually assured Erin and the hung up repressed kinkster ToddSadly the book lost steam when the menage started up It just comes out of left field being told over and over that Todd and Ben are best friends and very close is not convincing Curiosity Tamed the Kat (A Genuine House of Gord Publication BD-03) enough I needed to see that relationshipstablished and much Watching My Husband Take the Babysitter earlier in the story And the whole menage thing is so prosaic And so boringly perfect At one point Ben thinks If the woman was any perfect he wasn t sure he could stand it That summed up how I felt about the relationships in the book It was like a commercial for triads Who knew being kinky could be so boring This is the first time I ve felt the need to review a book that is predominantlyrotica I mean most of the time they ither do their job right make you hot under the collar or they don t and there s rarely much to be said about it in my opinion However Laid Bare was an rotic novel that was uite different from what I m used to well it actually wasn t all about sexThere was a good deal of character development that I haven t found in many non Tangents erotic books that I ve read recently it worked well The story is about two people Erin and Todd who through a lot of kinky sexual interactionsnd up becoming the people they ve always wanted to be and unleashing sides of themselves that they had kept hidden It s a love story as well as smut and I found both of the main characters to my likingIt was deeply Dominion (The Chronicles of the Invaders, emotional and uite sad at times though the plot was approached through anrotic angle it had so much to offer than is typical of the genre Erotica tends to be a uick sex filled fix fun while it lasts but mostly meaningless I would recommed this to Lėlininkai everyone whonjoys both the sexual aspect of A Primavera de Helliconia - 1 (Helliconia, erotica but also looks for somethinglse in their novels This is uite apart from the rest and many authors of rotic fiction could learn a lot from this Opening Line Music raw and hard like sex pulsed through the speaker stack caught the people in front of the stage as much as it had her in its gripOh how I loved this one LAID BARE it s one of the best rotic books I ve Двойна звезда ever readncompassing the perfect mix of raw sexuality along with tenderness growth and understanding There is also a beautiful love story here that The Worst Breakfast eventually involves 3 people and Lauren Dane has done a wonderful job ofxploring the boundaries and complexities involved in an MMF relationship Bondage and the Domsub lifestyle are also The Maracot Deep explored but always done here with love and respect which I appreciated This story grabbed me from page 1 as we are introduced to wild child Erin She s beautifully written as the tattooed and dreadlocked singer from anmerging Indie band Erin makes no apologies for what and who she desires and she desires her neighbour the straight laced country music lovin cop Todd Todd in turn is attracted to Erin but doesn t foresee a future as they are just so different in fact he doesn t Slade House even want his cop buddies to see him with her She also brings out his darker kinkier side which scares the hell out of himnough so that he The New Catacomb eventuallynds the relationship and marries a good girl Erin in the meantime becomes a full blown rock star popular with the MTV crowd because of her ver changing appearance and wild antics 10 years later the now divorced Todd *enters a coffee shop only to find Erin behind the counter She s changed no longer the carefree rocker * a coffee shop only to find Erin behind the counter She s changed no longer the carefree rocker he once knew although she does have pink hair Something s happened to her on the rise to fame something so terrible it s stolen her spirit and almost killed her They can t fight the fact that they still have feelings for ach other though and with Todd now willing to mbrace his alternative needs they fall in love Even though Erin is strong willed she still likes to be dominated in the bedroom And as their relationship grows we get some very intense love scenes as they take things to new and xciting levels When xhibitionism nters the mix its only a matter of time before Ben Todd s sexy best friend and new business partner gets involved in the scene and then WOW do things ver heat up I m not usually
one for the m nage but this worked for me the for the m nage but this worked for me the combination of alpha male xploration and sensitivity Ben is bisexual whereas Todd s never Gilliamesque even considered taking a man into his bed until Ben offered Still Todd loves his best friend and is willing to just see where things go He s a bit shy so when they share their first kiss sigh it s pretty hot Initially I felt kind of uncomfortable when Ben got it on with Erin it felt like they were cheatingven though Todd was right there with them I credit this to this to writing because I was so wrapped up in the characters and what they were feeling that I didn t want anyone to get hurt As the passion and love the trio shares begins to transform and mend Erin the I robot dellalba evil from her past comes back to haunt them Will they be strongnough to get through it If you re a fan of The Cinema of David Cronenberg erotica then I highly recommend this I can honestly say that I ve never been uite this turned on by a book and there was the added bonus of a great storyline too Coming Undone is the next book in the series Cheers. Ng turn when Todd's best friend Bennds up in their bed and all three are uite satisfied in this relationship without a name As the passion they share transforms Erin will it be The Best of Philip K. Dick enough to help her face thevil she thought she had left behin. .
Me no likey No likey the story the characters the writing and me Never Let Me Go especially no likey the word cunt I know this isrotica but I still don t like the word And it s Final Reckoning (Babylon 5: Saga of Psi Corps, everywhere I m afraid this author just isn t for me This is one of the rare cases where I m going to abide by the if you can t say anything nice don t say anything at all adage Especially as I didn t finish the bookThere were some things that bothered me about the portion of the book that I DID read Of course those were why I uit reading and I d be happy to chat about them if anyone s interestedBut I won t post them in my review 1 star This book was just okay for me The sex was smoking hot but the relationship between Todd and Erin just didn t do it for me I am not sure what the deal was I don t know if it was what I perceived as the lack of character development or if I need a little sexual tension between the Hh Now as far as a m nage goes this was a story that actually made me believe that it could work between Todd Erin and Ben Once the three of them got together I began to like the characters a lot I am looking forward to the next book in the seriesbookComing Undone 662934Addendum re read sept 2011I have to admit that this was much better the second time around I mentioned that the first time I read the book I didn t feel there wasnough character development Haha I must have been high when I wrote that because I was wrong Each character is developed just fine I still think that Ben is introduced a little to uickly into Erin and Todds relationship That s just my opinion Erin leans on the bitchy side a little than I d like but Todd and Ben make up for it that is for sure Ok so I definately have an opinion about this book This isn t a review as much as my opinionThe good Clearly this is a moving story about family love loss and the possibility for finding happiness after a tragedy I loved Erin she was very believable with her life and struggles I liked her brothers Adrian and Brody and their relationship with Erin I liked Todd and watching him struggle with proving himself again to Erin once he returned The story between Erin and Todd was very moving it was believable and I really rooted for them She wasis dealing with some pretty heavy stuff in her life and he really figured her out and knew all the right things to do and say and I loved thatThat being said it brings me to the point in the story which in all honesty completely ruined it for me BEN ok I liked him when he was just the best friend He clearly was good looking and flirted w Erin But for their relationship to completely go from zero to a million just from Ben making the statement to Todd I wish there were two of her unless you wanna share paraphrase I m not against MMF relationships in a story but Todd and Erin had just reconnected with The Dreaming Jewels each other and truly lovedach other and were working through their relationship then they introduced Ben and YUCK Not icky yuck just it was pointless for the story to go there I felt it took away from the original storyline that was going on Todd and Erins story was already interestingchallenging nough without that part of it It was odd that Todd at first was unsure of himself and what Erin wanted and he was finally happy w her finally admitting she loved him and then BAM I m ok w you having sex w my best friend and him living with us and sharing you andblah blah blah Sorry if this seems harsh but I was really mad at that part of the story Todd was just too "OK W HIM SHARING ERIN AND "w him sharing Erin and I said it ruined the story for me and really seemed pointless bc the story would have been amazing without Ben taking on that role My other complaint was that it jumped around A LOT Not just present daythen 10 years later But the story kept jumping two days latertwo weeks latersometimes time would pass and you wouldn t know how much time ven went byOk wow I really was frustrated once I finished this book I will read the second book in the series which is Brody s story bc I liked the world that Ms Dane createdI really would have given this book 4 stars on the storyline had they kept the whole Ben thing out 5 stars Contemporary RomanceEroticaM nageBDSMI loved this book for so many reasons but mainly for its strong characters unforgiving honesty and heartfelt Greystone Tavern emotionStoic Seattle cop Todd is different in many ways from his free spirited rocker chic neighbor Erin but one place they are totally in sync is in the bedroom It seems Todd harbors a secret kinky Dom streak and lucky for him Erin is than willing to indulge his darkest desires wildest fantasies and kinky fetishes and to submit to his sexual control They have a good thing going and arengaging in a hot affair but Todd panics and isn t ready to The Time Machine embrace his true self He comes from a rather normal straight laced family and thinks he needs a relationship and future with a nice girl with shall we say vanilla appetites so Todd and Erin sadly part waysNow 10 years later after a failed marriage and a job related injury in Boston Todd is back in Seattle to start a private security consulting firm with his best friend Ben and best friend s brother When Todd runs into Erin who s also back in Seattle after a stint of living the rocker s dream life for a time in LA with her brother Adrian and now running her own deli restaurant the blast from the past comes with strong overwhelming and never forgotten feelings But this time around Todd is a man who has finally learned to accept his true nature and he knowsxactly who and what he wants and
That S Erin Backs Erin back his heart and his bed where she belongs forever Unfortunately convincing Erin to open her heart and trust again won t be so The Voyeurs easy because a traumaticvent has left her shattered and motionally scarred and she s trying to rebuild her life one step at a time Although Todd s Dom nature and protective instincts might be xactly what Erin needs to help her heal she wants to stand on her own and rebukes his controlling tendencies Things pick up where they left off and the two uickly set the sheets on fire once again What neither of them The Man-Kzin Wars expected was the positive impact on their relationship or for such strong feelings tomerge by the sudden ase with which Todd s best friend Ben joins their duo Todd Erin and Ben find themselves becoming a threesome based on friendship longing trust respect understanding and of course love with Erin at the heart and center and although they might have trouble clearly defining and labeling it they can t deny what they ve found in ach otherOf all the m nage books that I ve read Laid Bare is on. Unexpected DesireIt's been ten years since clean cut sexy as hell police officer Todd Keenan had a white hot fling with Erin Brown the provocative wild rocker chick next door Their power xchange in the bedroom got under his skin But love was.
Lauren Dane Í 8 ReadE of the most realistic and honest in it s depiction of the reasons motions and motives behind people ngaging in an alternative relationship lifestyle None of them anticipated being in a threesome and they didn t nter into it lightly without thought of the hardships and conseuences or just for kinks and giggles There s some rather wild hot Ds sex between Todd and Erin and although heterosexual Todd and bisexual Ben s friendship develops into something deeper and intimate it s a tentative gradual progression Mona Lisa Acelerada especially since those feelings are centered around their sharing in their love for Erin Themotional nature of the trio s relationship takes precedence in the story rather than the carnal sexual aspects of being in a m nage as the primary focus which was rather refreshingIt s a sexy touching thought provoking and Deaths End (Remembrance of Earth’s Past, evocative story with characters to fall in love with that tugs the heartstrings and it brought tears to myyes a few times Lauren Dane really knows how to write relatable characters who are survivors of past trauma and Erin s Stanley Kubrick, Director emotional pain laid bare was palpable and heartbreaking I think Todd Erin and Ben s relationship is a m nage that has a realistic chance of lasting for the long haul I just wish there had been time in the story to see it developven further I can t wait for the seuel Coming Undone that s about Erin s older nurturing protective tattoo artist biker brother Brody to come out in Jan 2010 because I adored him in this so I m super Forbidden Planet excited to read his story Laid Bare is a fantastic read with scorching hot sex rawmotion brutal honesty and lots of heart Big 5 stars from this reader And I also love the beautiful sexy cover Rating 45 5 This was a great book It was almost a five star readalmost but not uite There were a couple things that needed to be a little better or done a little different to be five starts but it was a solid 45 for meSummaryErin Brown is the uintessential rocker chick She s got funky hair tattoos piercings and a wild girl approach to life That doesn t stop her from wanting the straight laced cop next door They start a hot wild fling that pushes Todd Keenan s boundaries Fantasies he s tried to suppress come to the surface and it s too much for him and he bailsTen years later Todd is back in Seattle ready to accept the person he truly is So when he runs into Erin at the coffee shop she owns it s a second chance for them But Erin isn t the same girl she used to be Tragedy has changed her greatly putting roadblocks in her new relationship with Todd Then Todd s friend Ben nters the sceneand their bed What started out as indulging a fantasy grows into so much as feelings develop between all three But first Erin must battle her demons from her past in order to have a future with the two men she lovesReviewI m almost always a fan of menage HEA rotic romances I m just a big supporter of alternative relationships and find the menage ones to be some of the most interesting to read So when I saw that this book was a menage romance of course I bought itOn some levels I thought this book was really really good Yes it s an Cloud Atlas erotic romance with lots and lots of hot sex and all that but it s also got a lot ofmotion Poor Erin That girl went to hell and back I already liked her in the beginning because she was so different and atypical but then seeing how she survived what she did it just makes you like her
all the ithe I thought she was such a fun characterI
Also Liked Todd Andliked Todd and his character progressed I ve read some stories before where a character fits their sexual nature but it s often the female So to have a male character battling his true sexual desires gave the book a nice twist Then there s the fact that the romance was actually a bisexual menage HEA That s Superboy Superpup even better than a hetero menage story in my opinion It s such a fascinating dynamicDespite all those strong points which made this a fabulous book to read there were some things I thought could have been done differently or betterFor one I thought Ben came off a little too much as a sidenote throughout most of the book He has very limited POV in the story which means as a reader you don t get to know him very well I wanted to dig deeper into his characterAlso there were a few times when the book seemed to skip around and miss somethings In particular I thought how the coming out of the menage relationship was a little poorly done There s a scene where one of the guys Todd I think is about to talk to his Dad about the relationship then the chapternds and you don t hear another word about At the The Chosen (Stargate Atlantis, end there s this thing where it says that the mother in laws are there to watch Erin perform along with some other family members who still talked to themand I was like wait Which ones are still talking to them which ones disowned them What all is going on That part of the story seemed a little hollowThere was one other thing that bothered me a littleor maybe it s just that I wished the story had done in this area And that was the relationship between Ben and Todd There was obviously some sexual chemistry there and they did some stuff withach other but nothing full out And I thought that was weird Yeah there s the assumption that will happen in the future with them but personally as something that was so big in the relationship I thought it needed to be addressed in the book It came off to me that author Lauren Dane doesn t uite want to cross certain sexual lines And not just with the MM action but also with something Skin (The X-Files, else I was really surprised about the fact that this is a MFM menage that involved no anal sex That s usually always an act involved in menage stories So between that and the stunted development of Todd and Ben s relationship I felt like the story got a little stuck on the lines it appeared the author didn t want to crossBut still this was a really good book Very hot very sexual Great characters and an interesting story that kept the book from being to superficially sexualWARNING this book containsxplicit sex and language oral sex a little ass play MM oral sex and kissing light sexual Ds a little bondage some spanking MFM bisexual HEA body piercings tattoos light Rebels of the Red Planet exhibitionism This book pissed me off I was so into it I had decided to buy a copy because the one I was reading was borrowed At some point it started going off the rails By thend I hated all the characters and just wanted to finish the stupid thingLauren Dane s writing is good It just seems like when it s flawed it is VERY flawed Ms Dane can I try The Sheep Look Up editing one of your books I think I could N't in the cards just yetNow life has thrown the pair back together But picking up where they left off is tough in light of a painfulvent from Erin's past As Todd struggles to Ready Player One earn her trust their relationship takes an unexpected andxciti.