Off the Clock is a departure from Ms. Loren’s predominantly erotic BDSM but not that far. She has a skill at keying into the kinkier aspects of life and putting them on stage for a reader’s imagination to get lost in. Those of you that fear you will miss her BDSM series… have no fear, there is enough here to keep you joyously turning the page at a rapid clip. Ms. Loren is an expert at building tension and excels on delivering when the time is right.
Off the Clock and the Pleasure Principle series take place at an upscale elite mental health facility called The Grove. While I at first assumed the book took place in a sex clinic… as in a place with beds where everyone was having sex or something as a form of research or therapy… Well, let’s just say I was wrong, definitely wrong. The Grove facility provides full mental health services. Some of those services may just be cutting edge and experimental. Hence, the elite part of their reputation. Not many can afford the care that no insurance company will cover… only the wealthy and elite. The wealthy also demand the absolute best for their money. The Grove provides the best… Dr. Donovan West. But, The Grove wasn’t meant to be a one-man show. Enter one, Dr. Marin Rush, sex researcher extraordinaire. Just one problem… this born again virgin has a major problem with blushing. She also has a history with one hot as sin Dr. West. When the one and only man she’s ever been with suggests that they desensitize her by indulging her every fantasy… let’s just say wow! Goodbye, every vestige of virginity.
Nine years ago Marin was eighteen and a lower classman at university when she happened upon one of her professors assistants in what sounded like a compromising position. Data entry work at the sleep lab over spring break became her secret indulgence as she helped Donovan work on his thesis project… a project that saw him named the “orgasm whisperer”… a project that culminated in the loss of her virginity and the end of life as she knew it. Today she is a successful sex researcher with her own doctorate. She’s raised her younger brother. Her grants have evaporated and she needs a new job. She never expected to be offered a position working with Donovan. She never expected to feel so much temptation once again.
Once upon a time, Dr. Donovan West had an incomparable week with a sweet, sexy, young thing, a fellow graduate student She brought him out of the misery his life had become. He took her virginity and she totally disappeared from his life. He graduated and became a media magnet. His life spiraled totally out of control. Now life is about being so busy he doesn’t have to dwell on what it isn’t or who isn’t in it. Life is about work and the promotion he’s chasing and mentoring one sexy doctor can give him everything he wants and everything he doesn’t know he needs.
Off the Clock is a very sexy read. It’ll have you wanting to role-play and indulge in all kinds of sensual games. An absolutely wonderful start to a new series.
One Night Only
Bianca seems to have it all. She's successful. She owns her own business as a fashion designer. She’s wealthy. But money won’t buy her love and it certainly won’t get a man to look past the scars she’s carried since a car accident when she was twelve. All she wants is to feel sexy and loved. When she discovers the man she’s been quasi-dating online for the past six months is married and has kids it sends her into a tailspin. Then she meets Eli Harding, sex god of the movie screen in her therapist’s waiting room.
Eli is at rock bottom with his addiction. He might not be addicted to drugs or alcohol but his addiction to sex is just as devastating and destructive. He’s decided to check himself into the rehab. But when he’s confronted with the beautiful woman in the therapist’s office he can’t help but appreciate her beauty. When she calls him on his staring he finds himself being totally honest and open with her, something he hasn’t ever done with a woman before. When she offers one night of sex on the eve of his going into rehab he takes her up on it.
The loving is intense, healing and beautiful but it was only for one night. That’s all Eli does. Or is it? Because Bianca isn’t a woman you just walk away from and forget. She’s a woman that stays on your mind and settles deep.
*****Reviewed For Xtreme-Delusions*****