Three best friends find this is one game you might never outgrow . . .
Truth Or Dare Satisfy Me
Asia Michaels and her friends find themselves tantalized by a quiet new arrival in their small town--and by its possibilities. One thing leads to another as truth leads to dare, and Asia's in the arms of a man who gives her answers to all of the questions she could never ask . . .
Shy Becky Harte has a private wild side. But she never thought she'd run into a secret crush like George Westin while buying some rather surprising items. George is more than intrigued at her purchases and would love to show the blushing Becky a thing or two. But it's George who becomes the student when Becky starts calling the shots . . .
Drive Me Wild
Assertive Erica Lee is used to having the upper hand in business, her love life--everything. On a dare, she boldly approaches hunky, mischievous Ian Conrad with a scandalous proposal. Ian isn't intimidated in the least by Erica--and he's been hoping for just this opportunity. Seems like Erica might have finally met a man who can keep up with her . . .
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Satisfy Me – I had previously read one novella and one full-length novel by Lori Foster and can't say that I was overly impressed with either. Since Ms. Foster seems to be well-loved among most romance readers, this had been quite disappointing to me. I decided to give her one more try and picked up her Truth or Dare anthology. The first story in it, Satisfy Me, turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. I thoroughly enjoyed this steamy little novella, and am happy to say that it has put Lori Foster back on my watch list.Asia was a nice mix of shy uncertainty coupled with just a little bit of daring. I liked that in spite of her ex-husband having done a number on her confidence with his selfishness in the bedroom, she had managed to mostly rebuild her self-esteem and was ready to take the bull by the horns so to speak. It took some adventurousness on her part to live up to her friend's dare and go to the adult shop, then ask Cameron out when he purchased the agreed upon item. I also really appreciated that she gave Cameron a chance to explain himself when there was a miscommunication about her preferences in the bedroom, and more importantly, that she believed him rather than jumping to conclusions.I thought that having Cameron lusting after Asia for the entire two months since he had come to work at the same company made their quick hook-up and falling for one another more believable. I just couldn't help adoring Cameron. He was just so loving, giving and focused on Asia's pleasure which of course, is exactly the kind of man she needed in her life. I liked that he was willing to do anything to get her and keep her, including something slightly kinky, even though he ended up being mistaken about that. It just showed that he was completely committed to fulfilling her needs even if it was by doing something that wasn't entirely his cup of tea.Overall, Satisfy Me was a quick, sexy and satisfying read that is the first story in Lori Foster's Brava Girlfriends series. It introduced Asia's two best friends, Becky and Erica who become the heroines of the next two novellas, Indulge Me and Drive Me Wild respectively. I'm really looking forward to continuing the series and finding out what Becky's fantasy is. Hopefully, her story will be equally as delightful as this novella was. Satisfy Me was first published in the anthology All Through the Night. It was later reprinted in the anthology Kiss Me Again, and a third time in the single-author anthology Truth or Dare along with its two companion novellas. Star Rating: *****Indulge Me - Indulge Me was another winning novella from Lori Foster, which has finally proven to me that she can write the kind of stories I enjoy. It was very hot and steamy, definitely bordering on the erotic with the inclusion of some light bondage. I liked that George and Becky had both had the hots for one another for two years. Much like with the first novella in the Brava Girlfriends series, this prior connection made their quick hook-up and falling in love more believable, because they were already halfway there when the story opens. Becky was the second of the three friends to take the dare of going to the adult store across the street from where they work and setting a date with the first guy who showed an interest in her fantasy. Becky reminds me a lot of myself because she is sweet and shy, with a private wild side. I thought Ms. Foster did a great job of treading the line between her being an innocent virgin, but not being completely clueless about sex. She had obviously been thinking and planning just how she wanted her first sexual experience to be for a long time, and the star of her fantasies was her hunky co-worker, George. The reason Becky had put so much effort into making sure she's in control and trying to make it perfect is that she has a surprising hang-up about her body. The moment when it was finally revealed was very sweet and poignant and definitely proved what a wonderful guy George was.George was a very lovable hero with a great sense of humor. He's certainly confident and has no qualms whatsoever about frank talk regarding sex, but he doesn't cross the line into being annoyingly cocky like some self-assured heroes. I thought it was actually kind of cute how he downplayed the fact that he's well-endowed and even said that half the rumors about his sexual prowess were untrue, when most guys would probably be all too happy to claim both. He's very intuitive of Becky's needs and recognizes her innocence right away, but isn't the least bit off-put by it. In fact, he finds her sweet, endearing and altogether beautiful even though she doesn't recognize that beauty in herself. I love how George willingly played along when she turned the tables on him and then patiently coaxed her when he turned the tables back. Best of all, was how he wouldn't let her hide her flaws from him and tenderly reassured her of how lovely she truly was to him.Asia and Cameron from Satisfy Me put in another appearance as they plan their wedding. Becky and Asia's third friend, Erica, who becomes the heroine of the final story Drive Me Wild also played a role. So far, Erica has been my least favorite of the three friends because of her cynicism and brusque, sometimes abrasive, manner. I have to admit that I'm not as eager to read her story because she seems like the type who could easily be a man-eater. However, since I've been surprised in the past by the redemption of secondary characters who didn't initially resonate with me, I'll keep an open mind. Overall, Indulge Me was another fun, sexy and emotionally satisfying read in the Brava Girlfriends series. It was originally published in the I Love Bad Boys anthology and was later reprinted in the single-author anthology Truth or Dare along with its two companion novellas. Star Rating: ******Drive Me Wild - Wow! Lori Foster just went three for three. I went into reading Drive Me Wild with a certain degree of skepticism, because of not entirely liking Erica due to her brash manner. I figured it might be a good read at best, so I couldn't have been more shocked when this novella was yet another fabulous story, making the entire Brava Girlfriends series sheer perfection for me.As I mentioned Erica was a little too cynical and outspoken for my taste. In fact, it was almost inconceivable to me that Erica was friends with Asia and Becky, because they seemed so much different than her. In the first two novellas of the series she comes off as something of an ice queen who more or less tolerates men but doesn't really like them that much. I think Erica had a tendency to intimidate almost everyone around her and as a result, most men steered clear of her. Those she did date never earned her trust or respect and it didn't appear that she'd been in many, if any, serious relationships because of it. Why she acts the way she does finally becomes crystal clear in this story, and I was very pleasantly surprised to find myself relating to her after all. In the end, her willingness to open herself up to Ian and allow herself to be vulnerable with him really softened her hard edges.All the heroes in this series have been awesome, and Ian was no exception. I enjoyed the fact that he isn't classically handsome. He's a blue-collar worker who's attractive in a more rugged way, but he certainly has presence and personality galore that more than makes up for it. I love how Ian goes toe-to-toe with Erica right from the start. His alpha male pheromones were practically emanating off the pages. He's been crazy about Erica for months and is a really astute guy who understands her in a way that no one else does. Ian may be an alpha, but he's still pretty laid back. Erica's ballsy nature actually amuses him. He's incredibly intelligent too. I could almost see the wheels turning in his head as he tried to outwit Erica at her own game, making her think that she was the one in charge when it was mostly him who had the upper hand. Best of all, I just love how he pampered Erica with great food, a bubble bath, plenty of TLC and lots of mind-blowing sex. In my opinion, his every action showed just how much he really cared for her.Asia and Cameron (Satisfy Me) and Becky and George (Indulge Me) all returned to round out the cast. Drive Me Wild is the third and final novella in the Brava Girlfriends series. It was first published in the I Brake for Bad Boys anthology and later reprinted in the single-author anthology Truth or Dare along with its two companion novellas. Drive Me Wild was a perfect end to a perfect trilogy of novellas. After such a satisfying reading experience, I'm now greatly looking forward to trying more of Lori Foster's works. Star Rating: *****read more
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