HER BEST FRIEND’S HUSBAND
Series: Meghan’s Playhouse, Book 3
April Day deeply loves her husband, Derek, but something’s missing. To heat things up, she books them on a Caribbean cruise for their seventh anniversary. She’s not sure what she’s looking for, but she knows she’s found it as soon as she spots the delectable sprite of an actress who stars in the ship’s daily shows.
Meghan Keenan’s having a blast with her latest squeeze, Clark Hendricks, who writes and directs the shipboard main shows. Should she turn down April’s request to heat up her marriage? And if she accepts, where will Clark fit in?
Derek is stunned by his wife’s brash pursuit of the hot young actress. Must he match her boldness to keep her from leaving him?
As a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, I have fond memories of the Halloween episode in the second season. The storyline revolves around a plot to cause chaos via a spell that turns people into their costumes for real. Dressed as demon? Surprise, now those horns are real! It’s a fun episode, with some through-lines that last for the rest of the show (like Army Xander).
But one of my favorite parts is a small exchange between Buffy and BFF Willow while they’re shopping. In an attempt to convince her shy friend to take a chance on a more risque costume, Buffy tells Willow she’s missing the whole point of Halloween. (Hint: it’s not free candy.)
Castaways is the first book in Lily Harlem’s new reverse harem series – The Challenge. It tells the story of Olivia Bailey, a young woman who has signed up for The Challenge – a once in a lifetime trip across the Pacific with a team of experienced mariners. Each person in the team has a speciality, and the idea is that between them, with their combined skills, they’re set up for anything that’s thrown at them. Unfortunately, this theory is tested to the extreme. When disaster strikes, Olivia quickly discovers just how valuable her fellow crew members are, each in their own way. Each of the men are very different, but they all have one thing in common – Olivia’s attracted to them, and them her. Will this unusual setup bring the crew together as they battle to survive, or threaten to tear them apart?
This was a unique and page-turning read. The plot of the book is strong, but it also lends perfectly to setting up the reverse harem element. Olivia is a strong, smart woman who knows what she wants, and it’s intriguing to discover how things progress. Each of the guys are sexy, and have their own charms, but I suspect every reader will have their favourite/s – I certainly did. The bonus being – you don’t have to root for anyone, because this is reverse harem – she gets with them all!
Overall, this is a book I’d definitely recommend for fans of reverse harem (or those open to trying something different within erotic romance) – I’m looking forward to checking out the next book in the series.
I love managing Red Light Lingerie, a sexy boutique in Dallas. I get to spend my days talking to people about bedroom wear, sex toys, and enhancement lotions for all occasions. But by far, my favorite erotic job perk is my sexy British boss, Maxwell Penn.
Max is a Matthew McConaughey look-alike who’s equal parts dreamboat and domineering pain in the neck, and I regularly fluctuate between “I want to bed him” and “I want to strangle him.” But still, yum.