It was supposed to be a week of simply being, of living in the moment, and enjoying every minute while it lasted. Of course, that kind of intoxication can have lingering effects. For Sin, she found herself wanting to break all the rules, to extend her time with the stranger who stole her heart. Vegas was just the right kind of place to take such a gamble. Meeting up with BE at the gondolas was a risk. Love went against everything they had promised, but the best things in life can’t be planned.
Soon Alysin will be tested.
After guarding her heart for so long, she finally let a man in and discovered that the worst things in life happened when she least expected them. When she walked in on BE with another woman and overheard their heated conversation, she suddenly remembered there was a reason she made these rules.
Will broken rules lead to broken hearts or will she realize that though love was a gamble, she was all in?
ExcerptA server stopped by the table then. The guy was cute, I guess. From his actions, I was certain he was used to women falling all over him. Poor guy. He wasn’t going to be able to flirt his way to a fat tip tonight. I was impervious to the charms of other men and
Jolie…lesbian.“What can I get for you, gorgeous?” He asked, flashing a huge smile
that exposed perfectly white straight teeth.“Just a Coke for me,” I said. Then I turned my attention once more to Jolie.She rolled her eyes so hard, her entire head bobbed. “Please. And we need some Irish Nachos…extra sour cream.” She studied the appetizers a moment more before shrugging and conceding. “And that should do it…but I reserve the right to order a brownie sundae later.” She nodded and smirked.
My eyebrows rose. “A brownie sundae? Since when?”
“Since you are in mourning,” she announced.
“I’m not in mourning! What do I have to be upset about? We just returned from an amazing cruise. I had some of the hottest sex of my life. And I’ll be seeing him again in a week!” I crossed my arms over my chest. “We’re starting a new adventure. Life is good.”
“Yes, life is good, but you don’t really believe that. This is why you are so out of sorts. You are having doubts. I can see it.” She frowned at me.
“How would you know?” I sniffed. “I never have doubts. I am the picture of confidence.” I leaned back in the booth in an attempt to project a picture of calm and cool.
She laughed at me then, a big hollow sound, the mocking one. “I’ve known you forever. The last ten years it has been the two of us and your flavor of the month. This guy, BE, he’s not a flavor of the month. BE is the spice of life. You know it, and I know it. I know how unsettling this is for you. Just know that he won’t let you down. He’s not going to stand you up. You can focus on doing what needs to be done and soon, you will be together again.”
“We’ll see,” I said with a shrug, trying to brush it off like it didn’t matter. Oh, but the girl in me wanted to beg Jolie for more…more reassurance, more pretty words that would soothe my tortured
Review by Venture
The story starts where the first one Sin at Sea ended. “Sin” is moving and meeting up with Mr. BE in Vegas. She is ready to break all her rules and actually exchange names & other pertinent information. Since after spending a week on a cruise pretending, they fall in love. Her best friend actually agrees that she would be a fool not to continue this journey even if it means that their nomadic lifestyle comes to an end. Mr BE shows up, sparks fly, and the rest is history
As a guest blogger I have all the perks of reading, writing, & not all the work. I state that because I rated Sin at Sea high at a 3. I thought it came off as B rated pornography with a few interesting ideas. I say this because I got the sequel and read it kicking and screaming. I’m a beta-reader too so I’m well known for my brutal honesty. I can honestly say this book was FANTASTIC and except the same characters I wouldn’t have guessed it was written by same author. This story had sex but this book had depth. If the author could change so drastically in a book…..anything is possible. As a reader we all want a story we want to reread & love the characters. I give this book 4 books…..well earned!
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About the AuthorWhat made her decide to be an erotica author?Simple.How else was she going to parlay her two favorite past times into a career?Emma is single and loving it. Like her first character, Alysin, Sin for short, she doesn’t believe in settling or in settling down. She loves to indulge in her passions whenever the mood strikes and enjoys keeping all of life’s cliche moments spicy.Known for her sense of humor, Emma surrounds herself with friends whose antics often become the source of book fodder. Her ideal situation would be to explore the Caribbean while writing. She pursues that dream daily.
Interview1-What sparked your interest in becoming a romance writer?I often joke that I became a writer of romance and erotica because it was the best way for me to parlay my passions into a career.2-What was the first romance novel you read that made an impression on you?When I was really young, I read The Thornbirds. It was the naughtiest book I could imagine. I remember thinking that I needed to be able to write like that. So, that’s what I try to do.3-Tell us 5 surprising things about yourself.1. I have a tattoo.2. I want more…small, sexy, meaningful.3. My palate has really become more sophisticated…as evidenced by my love of sushi and asparagus…sometimes even together.4. I think cruising is the only way to travel.5. For someone so intrigued by sex, I didn’t lose my virginity for a really long time.4-What is your writing environment?I write wherever I am comfortable at the moment. It could be in the living room, lying on the bed, on the garage couch, or even the floor. I abhor writing at desks. It feels too much like work and I just want to have fun with it.5-One of your favorite quotes.By Mae West: You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.6-Do you have a website recommendation for other writers?Great ideas. I’m working to implement them…especially marketing.7-Who is your perfect hero? And why?I think the perfect hero is perfectly imperfect. I think he has flaws, but that when he finds love, they make him more real, less god-like. He doesn’t have to have this model-esque body. He says the right things, even if he doesn’t say them smoothly. My favorite heroes are the reformed players, the ones who have been around and finally found everything they never knew they always wanted with the unlikeliest of women.8-Which authors have caught your interest lately? Why?Hmmm. In the author groups, I’m finding ones that I try to emulate, that I admire for their skill and their abilities. JB McGee has a new book coming out,,,Skipping Stones. I’ve been able to beta that a bit. And Brandy Dorsch is an aspiring writer who has an interesting looking paranormal romance coming out soon.9-What type of book have you always wanted to write?It has taken me forever, but Sin at Sea is the kind of book I always wanted to be brave enough to write. There is something so liberating about not worrying over pushing the envelope. At the same time, I think while writing something very erotic, I kept it classy. That’s important. Even my smut has a story.10-Who are your dream dinner party guests?If I could have anyone come to my parties…Channing Tatum…oh hell, the entire cast of Magic Mike. Ummm…I don’t really think I’d need to invite anyone else…at all. We’ll keep it nice and intimate.10-What’s the last movie you watched and loved?Loved? Wow. It has been a while since I loved a movie. Dating means I watch movies that the guy loves…like action, horror, and thrillers. Me, I prefer movies with meaning, movies that speak to me…like Under the Tuscan Sun or Love Actually.11-Most _____________ in high school. (popular, nerdy, sporty…) Why?It’s funny. I thought I was nerdy. I thought I was shy. And then I go to a reunion and discover that everyone else thought I was popular. I just did my own thing, whatever made me happy. Still do. It’s the best way to live.12-Top three things on your bucket list.1. Take a Mediterranean cruise.2. Explore Greece3. Take a hot air balloon ride. That one might be challenging since I also have a fear of heights. Still…13-How did you get the idea for this particular novel?My goal was to write this great beach read. It kind of forced me to go through with it, get it published for summer. I took everything that I loved about summer…the water, the beaches, the travel, vacations, hot guys, and sexy times. There are a lot of my own personal experiences in it.14-What is your favorite scene in your new release?I love where they meet, how they meet, their interaction. Yes, Alysin and Mr. Bedroom Eyes have chemistry from the start.15-If you could be one of your characters – Who would you be? And why?
I would love to be Alysin, so supremely confident, so independent. She speaks her mind. She’s very worldly. She’s tough.
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