Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Lucky Break by April Angel

Title:  Lucky Break
Author:  April Angel
Series: Sizzling Encounters #3
Published:   August 2013 by Etopia Press
Page Count:  110
Genre:  Erotic Romance
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★


Will gambling with her heart bring her luck in love?

Lucky is a top event planner with a loving family and the job of her dreams. But she’s not at all lucky in love. Her last relationship ended in a spectacle she’s been trying to forget. Then a chance encounter leads her into the arms of Jared Thomas, one incredibly sexy man who makes more than her heart throb.

Jared loves women—he just doesn’t trust them. He’s lived a hard life, where misplaced trust can mean death. But when he meets the sexy Latina, he wants to get close enough to find out if she’s worthy of more than just play time. And the gloriously hot sex doesn’t disappoint. He wants to make her his, body, mind and soul…if two people with trust issues can stay together long enough…


Mastering the nearly overpowering urge to grab her by the hand and haul her out of there was not an easy task. He noticed her empty champagne flute and motioned a passing waiter to hand her a full glass. She took a sip of the bubbly. He watched her lick her lips again, lips he kept picturing wrapped around his cock, sucking him into her hot mouth. He leaned forward on the table, closer to her, and inhaled. The sexy, light scent tickling his nostrils made him think of satin sheets and sweaty bodies.

“What did you have in mind?” he asked.

Their gazes met. Arousal flickered to life in the depths of her whiskey-brown eyes. The longer they stared at each other, the brighter it blazed, beckoning him closer. His cock jerked in his dress pants, ready for action. Hell, he sure was glad he was behind the table, because no matter how good his poker face, he wouldn’t be able to hide that bit of evidence from her.

She shrugged. It was a dainty, sexy lift of her shoulders that pushed her breasts farther up her neckline. “You seem to be the expert here.”

He narrowed his eyes. She sounded like she was making fun of him, but she couldn’t possibly know he was anything other than a hired table attendant. “I wouldn’t call myself a professional.” Oh yeah, he was a lying bastard all right. “But I have experience.”

Her gaze latched onto his lips and slowly traveled back up to meet his. He ground his teeth and fought the cock-hardening look she gave him. She licked her lips. “Let’s see if you’re right in your assumption that my luck won’t last.”

“What’s in it for me, gorgeous?”

She leaned closer. Their faces were only a foot apart now.

“What do you want?”

He wanted to close the distance, to taste her plump red lips, and allow her sexy perfume to fill his lungs. “Alone time…” He watched her eyes widen before he finished. “With you.”

The interest in her eyes grew, until her pupils dilated with arousal. She gulped but didn’t respond. He decided to taunt her into agreeing, into giving in to his wishes.

“It’s all right. It’s clear you’re going to lose anyway. I know the game.” He grinned, and because he couldn’t stop himself, he lifted a hand and caressed her cheek. Her skin was baby-soft and smooth.

Her eyes widened and then narrowed. “And if I win?”


He felt like a lion that had landed on the perfect prey. Now to reel her in. “Whatever you want.”

My Review:

This was a very racy and entertaining novel that keeps you on your toes with the twists in the budding relationship that Angel presents to her readers. Angel sets a fast pace for her storyline yet presents events in a believable manner that pull you towards the relationship between the characters. I also appreciate the fact that the hot and racy scenes between the main characters are used to build the storyline rather than just to get your blood boiling.

I really felt that I needed to know more about Lucky. She’s the main character but isn’t very well developed overall. I found myself asking who she really is, what she’s about. She isn’t very well developed outside of the relationship she finds herself in. To be honest, she’s developed the same way that the supporting cast is. You know what they do but not who they are. Although this novel is primarily erotica, I find that it detracts from the story itself when you know nothing about the characters because you cannot get into the story.

Overall, I found this to be a quite enjoyable read and would definitely venture further into the world created by this author.

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About the Author:

Want to know about me? Milly Taiden (aka April Angel) was born in the prettiest part of the Caribbean known as the Dominican Republic. She grew up between New York, Florida and Massachusetts. Currently, she resides in New York City with her husband, bossy young son and their little dog Speedy.

She’s addicted to shopping for shoes, chocolate (but who isn’t?) and Dunkin Donuts coffee.

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Other Books by the author:

As Milly Taiden
Wolf Fever (Alpha Project #1)
Wolf Protector – Federal Paranormal Unit – Book 1
Wynter’s Captive
Halloween Heat III – Mate Event
Fate’s Wish
Sharp Change – Black Meadow – Book 1
Caged Heat – Black Meadow – Book 2

Coming Soon 
Scent of a Mate

As April Angel
Lucky Break – Sizzling Encounters – Book 3
A Hero’s Pride
Party Crasher
Wicked Valentine – Sizzling Encounters – Book 2
Stranded Temptation
Mr. Buff – Sizzling Encounters – Book 1

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