No Strings Attached by Jennifer Labelle Review/Giveaway
Title: No Strings Attached
Series: DP’s The EDGE Series
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Length: 20 pages/5,400 words
Genres: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Heat Level: Sizzling
Her nerves slowly evaporated during the five minute drive from her house to the pub, and before she knew it, she was exiting the car. They made their way to the door, and stood inside for a minute to let their eyes adjust to the dim atmosphere.
Shots was a lot larger than it looked from the outside but still had a cozy feel to it. Big booths lined the walls on either side, with tables in the middle. A few pool tables sat off to the left, arcade machines near the bathroom, and various vintage wall decorations, old license plates, pictures, and rock memorabilia to enjoy.
“Do you see him yet?” She headed straight for the bar and decided to look around. The pub wasn’t particularly busy, and she’d hoped it would be easy to spot him. No such luck.
“Nope. Let’s grab a drink in the meantime.” Anna took one more look around the bar. “Damn it, will you be okay for a minute? I really need to use the ladies room.”
“Already? We just got here.”
“I know, I know. I’ll try to be quick. Order a drink for me, will ya? I’ll only be a minute. I promise.” She waved behind her and hurried away.
“Yeah, I’ll take a couple of Screwdrivers, please.” She handed the bartender some money, and rummaged in her purse for the picture of Ryan that she’d brought.
Large hands wrapped around her hips, a solid body pressed her closer to the bar, and what felt like an impressive erection poked her behind. Ryan.
“Your picture doesn’t do you justice,” his deep baritone said. Ryan’s lips grazed her ear, his hot breath against her earlobe giving her goose bumps, and she shivered. “And all I can think about is lifting this sexy dress, squeezing that luscious ass, and taking you from behind.” He ground his hips against her again and sucked on her lobe.
“Well I hope that means that I look even better.”
“Without a doubt.” He snickered and stepped back so she could turn around to face him.
His dark hair had a slight wave to it. He wore it a little long so that it curled at the nape of his neck. Big dark eyes watched her with a predatory stare, as if he wanted to devour her on the spot. Her nipples puckered in response. Broad shoulders, impressive arms, and ripped abs outlined his slim fitting khaki T-shirt as she peered lower. Perfect fitting camouflage pants encased thick thighs and that impressive cock she’d felt against her ass moments before. He smiled while she finished checking out his goods and she winked with a silent promise of sinful things to come. That is, if he passed Anna’s inspection, too. She wasn’t getting any weird vibes. In fact, she couldn’t think about anything other than his sexy words, and impressive body. Her inner slut surfaced, and hoped she’d be going home with him real soon.
“You’re quite impressive yourself.”
I am so loving the Edge line from Decadent. Perfect short stories for the one the go reader. Jennifer does not disappoint with Ryan and Julie. From the very begining word, I was totally taken for a wild ride and I’m glad I did.
The beginning of the book sets the tone and we instantly get to know the characters. They both have demanding careers that leave little time for committment so why not a little nookie every now and then. Perfect set up right? Julie is having second thoughts but with a nudge from her friend, she goes through with it.
The dialogue, action and feelings were spot on for such a short story. They cut to the chase early and never stopped. *fans self* What made it different was the email exchange before they actually met. It made sense, I didn’t feel rushed at all.
My only problem with the story was that I hope Jennifer has a follow up story about Julie and Ryan. I really loved this people and would like to read more about them.
5 Harlie’s and find yourself a military man quick!
“The author has thoroughly seduced me and left me a panting mess with this sexy, hot quickie. I loved it…”~MsRomanticReads, Michelle W.
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