Laid Bare by Lauren Dane
It’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 exchange in the bedroom got under his skin. But love wasn’t in the cards just yet…
Now, life has thrown the pair back together. But picking up where they left off is tough, in light of a painful event from Erin’s past. As Todd struggles to earn her trust, their relationship takes an unexpected and exciting turn when Todd’s best friend, Ben, ends up in their bed—and all three are quite satisfied in this relationship without a name. As the passion they share transforms Erin, will it be enough to help her face the evil she thought she had left behind?
This book was recommended to me by Bearsy and I did enjoy it, it was a tender and romantic story despite the eroticism, menage and d/s content, which is hard to achieve. But, there is a but, and I don't mean a butt you can spank, but a but I can't quite out my finger on, which is very odd in a book I did actually enjoy. I'll get onto the characters in a moment, but it was the story I found most interesting, the tenderness in which the relationship between Todd, Erin and Ben was developed and established was something I had not really come across. Their exploration into their needs and motivation was interesting, as was the back story which was dripped into the story, creating a pivot point for current events happening in the novel.
Erin was an interesting character, likeable, fun and courageous, Todd was yummy, hunky and sexy, and Ben was unexpected, lonely yet lovable. The relationship they forged grew as the novel went on and was unexpected in places and I did like it; I do recommend it to you, if you want an erotic read full of tenderness tinged with d/s and a little m/m spicer then this is the story for you.
Perhaps it was the length, perhaps it was my guttering hanging in front of the window which distracted me, but I did find my mind wandering towards the end.
A definite GOOD read.
I give Laid Bare 3.5 pink panties out of 5. A damp panty read.