“If you want me, if you want this, then you have to tell me. And it has to be now.” I looked at her wrist. The bracelet she knew I liked was wrapped around her delicate skin; it was the one I had once asked her to wear. She had worn it today and that told me everything I needed to know. “Because Frankie, I don’t believe you really want things between us to end.” Her cheeks darkened and her pupils began to dilate with need. “If you tell me you don’t want me, I’ll…” She had to know I would respect her despite what I wanted. “…I’ll put you down and I’ll leave your condo. What happened between us won’t affect what we have professionally. I promise. But if you want me, then—”
4.5 Explosive Stars
I'm just loving this series, and we're starting to see pasts, live presents and wonder if they should risk each other for their futures. This series continues to blow me away and this one did just the same with one explosive ending where I literally was at the edge of my seat.
So what's it about?Frankie ran away from Derek and where she thought he moved on from her pretty quickly, at the end of part two they both didn't believe they could continue with the one night they were explored except they somehow can't resist what's in front of them and how attracted they are to each other. So here in part three they continue to have an somewhat erotic delightful and passionate time together and start too see where what they have is going and can they enjoy what they are doing.
Except Frankie's past is creeping up on her and secrets are unfolding making her question the risk she is taking and how this will jeopardise her career and her goal in mind, to take over her fathers business. On a professional level she shouldn't be doing what she's doing except she can't stop the feelings she's got towards the dominant Derek and how he makes her FEEL.
Derek has secrets that are starting to surface but not fully yet and the last 30% I was at the edge of my seat. I would say in this instalment I enjoyed the more Angst feel and unknown as to where Marni is taking us as readers. I will say though the plot has intrigued me to where I was curling my toes, I was scared of the secondary characters and what involvement they all have to the past and how that will compromise their future and their happiness.
The SexTitillating and arousing and was such a pleasure to read, if you enjoy erotic reads like me then this is most definitely a delight and enjoyable one.
Final ThoughtsI am really enjoying this intriguing and sexy series, it only took me a couple of hours to read and probably less for you (I'm a slow reader), but I read it pretty much in one sitting. I'm loving the secrets and what's coming to surface and also how much they both want to tell each other what's going on but not 100% sure if to. I'm also loving how much they are exploring each other and the erotic sensual read this is, this is for sure a great novella series that I'm loving every word and gripping me to my seat. I would say Marni is a great character building author that has me enjoying the depths of Derek and Frankie and who they are, what they want and in turn how they're Feeling. All in all this is one explosive episode and I can't wait for Part Four.
4.5 "Please...Derek..." Stars
I can't believe I'm done with the third book already and now I have to wait weeks for book 4...
I read this in one sitting. Marni's writing, character and plot development is so riveting and her words just wrapped me up in the world of Frankie Jordan and Derek Block.
This picks up where the last book ended with Frankie, who may like to be submissive between the sheets, asserting her dominance and control by showing Derek what she will and will not tolerate. Loved it! And so did Derek!
No surprise but this one HOT read...
...with lots of Frankie and Derek exploring each other...
And OMG, Derek loves to feast on Frankie, like I mean LOVES!! What a lucky girl!
This book was mainly about Frankie and Derek trying to figure out what they have and learning to trust and open up to each other. While these two grapple with the boundaries of their new relationship, their undeniable attraction and their mounting feelings -
"Shivers exploded through my body as my eyes wandered over him. That beard, the one that made my folds pucker, and the mouth that made me scream, and the flannel that shackled my wrists to submission.”
- external forces start bearing down on them from all sides: Randy, Hayden, Mr. Jordan and Reed.
It ends with two cliffhangers of sorts. One where both Frankie and Derek are each within sights of their ultimate dream; a reason to celebrate...
...but now because of that, they are each forced to decide if the other can fit into their lives.
The other cliffhanger sort of came out of nowhere (IMO)
up until now, Reed has been a sleaze and a pussy yet he threatens Derek and also reveals something intimate and tragic about Frankie as a means of dominance that was a total douche bag move. I was really surprised as I didn't think Reed had the balls., which has Derek bringing out the big guns...
I feel a storm coming...all of this is building and it has to give at some point. I can't wait!!
Best-selling Author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion.
A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books.
When she's not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she's scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and devouring fabulous books.