Monday, September 12, 2011

The Gift of Shayla by N.J. Walters

Title:  The Gift of Shayla
Author: N.J. Walters
My Rating: A

Genre: Erotic Romance
Series: -
Main Characters: Shayla, Rob, and Adam
Release Date: September 2011
ISBN: e-book
Publisher: Carina Press
Links to Purchase:
Sexual Intensity: erotic

I received a copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Story Overview:
One night to indulge their wildest desires…
Adam Lancaster has been in love with Rob McKeith—and attracted to Rob's wife, Shayla—for years, but he fears their friendship would be over if they knew the truth. So he's thrilled when his secret fantasy becomes reality and the couple offers him a very special gift: a sensual Christmas Eve in their bedroom…
19,000 words

My Review:
At 19,000 words, this is a fabulous little Christmas erotic read that you can gift to yourself. This is a seriously hot little book. It's Christmas Eve and Adam is over at Rob & Shayla's house. They live next door to each other, are best friends, and do everything together... the three of them, but lately Adam has been feeling lonely and depressed. He loves spending time with them, but going home to his empty house every night is not making him happy. He's bisexual and has been attracted to both of his friends for way too long, especially knowing that nothing can come from it. What he doesn't realize is that they are about to gift him with every fantasy that he has ever imagined about the three of them.

Shayla & Rob are married. Since they got married, she has been able to sit back and observe Adam and Rob, especially the unguarded moments where they don't realize that they are being watched. She quickly discovers that Adam is in love with her husband Rob, and she's not so sure that his feeling aren't returned, despite the fact that Rob is fully heterosexual. She decides that maybe a little bit of experimentation may be in order.

The best thing about this book: Adam. He's so vulnerable. He's looking for something more and so envious of the marriage between his two friends. It's especially hard for him because his feelings for both of them are so strong. He's tried to keep those feelings hidden because he doesn't want to jeopardize his friendship with either of these people. I love how shocked and unsure he is when the present becomes "unwrapped." This is a man that truly does not want anything to endanger his friendships no matter how much he wants to and you have to admire and love that kind of loyalty. Just a really yummy character!

You can already see how hot this book is going to be right?!? OMG, these are three people acting out the first vestiges of fantasies that they have only dreamed about. Add to that, all the underlying feelings that no one has expressed and you are talking about some major sexual tension. It makes for a FABULOUSLY sensual erotic read. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's truly the best of both worlds...a great little holiday story mixed with an incredibly hot erotic read. Snuggle up in front of the Christmas Tree and prepare to be heated up in more ways than one.

1 comment:

Paperback Daydreamer (Deanna) said...

Yep, placing this on my TBR list right now for this coming December! :-D I'm reading all Christmas books that month and this one would be perfect. Hehe, glad to see I'm not the only one reading Christmas books out of season...kinda reminds me of my Christmas in July. :-D