Monday, November 21, 2011

No Holds Barred by Callie Croix

Title:  No Holds Barred
Author: Callie Croix
My Rating: A

Genre: Erotic Romance
Series: -
Main Characters: Nathan & Cait....& Liam
Release Date: November 2011
ISBN: e-book
Publisher: Carina
Links to Purchase:
Sexual Intensity: erotic

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

Story Overview:
During a playful talk about fantasies, Caitlin's fiancé offers to give her a threesome—with his best friend, Liam, who's coming to spend the weekend. At first Cait is shocked that Nathan could entertain the thought of sharing her with another man, but once he's planted the idea her imagination runs wild, leaving her deeply aroused—yet still unsure about what the implications could be for her and Nate's relationship.
Nathan's watched Cait struggle to hide her attraction to Liam for years. He knows she's nervous, but he also knows that by making her most intimate fantasies come true he can bring her to heights of pleasure she's only imagined, and strengthen their bond. There's only one way to help her overcome her inhibitions—by planning a night of ecstasy she'll never forget...
17,000 words

My Review:
Whoa, what an incredible erotic read. This very short novella is about an engaged couple, Nathan & Cait. Cait reads erotica featuring menage and Nathan really wants to fulfill this fantasy for her. The perfect opportunity arises when their mutual friend, Liam, comes to visit for the weekend before his assignment heading out to Afghanistan.

Cait may be aroused by the idea, but she does NOT want them to have a menage. She worries about what it will do to their relationship. She feels shame at her arousal by Liam. She is worried that if they do this then Nate will view her differently and it will change their wonderful relationship. This book is so honest in what Cait is feeling. It just rang really true. The book is incredibly hot, but through it all you feel Cait's doubts and her incredible love for Nate.

Nate & Liam are best friends and have shared women before, so he knows that if he can trust anyone with this woman that he loves, he can trust Liam. He also knows that Liam is attracted to her and honestly respects her. He is very conscious of the fact that Cait is uncomfortable with the idea, but he also knows her well enough to be able to tell that she is really turned on by the idea.  

Like I said the entire book has a really honest feel about it. Menage is one of those fantasy things and most books treat it like that without the reality of the doubts that can come from it. This book touches on all those doubts, but still manages to keep the entire feel incredibly sexy and arousing. Callie Croix knows how to write some seriously sexy scenes...whoa!! I really liked the way that she handled it at the end for Nate. Like I said, it has a true feeling to the story that you can't help but love! Gorgeous writing. I plan to check out more by this author!

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