Thursday, December 20, 2012
Romance Book Review: Catrina Calloway's Eight Erotic Nights
Author: Catrina Calloway
Series Connection: A Red Garters, Snow and Mistletoe Tale]
ISBN: not available
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Anthology, Holiday collection
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing
About to take one of her grandmother's treasured bowls to an antique dealer so she can help feed the homeless, Laney gets hit on the head and falls unconscious in the snow. Walking along the street Josh and his business partner and best friend Zach come across Laney. Laney just happens to be the girl both Josh and Zach were in love with in high school.
A snow storm keeps Laney, Zach and Josh together for eight nights leaving the three to get better acquainted again, but once the weather clears Laney must get back to her life and she isn't sure that can include Josh and Zach.
Okay, there are so many things I can say about this book. I picked it up several years ago and couldn't remember ever reading it. I found it still for sale on the Resplendence site and had a hard time finding any holiday themed books this year, so I thought I'd take a look at some of the older books. This book has a Hanukkah theme to it, but honestly that is just slipped in there to give it the theme. It could take place anytime during the winter.
The story has all the elements of a good story. A girl who needs to be rescued, two hot guys interested in saving her and more. Laney's not perfect, she a little overweight and when she first met Zach and Josh in high school she couldn't believe they were into her. She's still a little worried about that now. So far so good, but truly the writing doesn't flow smoothly and the love scenes are not very well done. It could definitely do with a good editor.
So I guess now I understand why I didn't remember it back then. This isn't to say you shouldn't look up other Catrina Calloway books. I've found a few she's done a much better job on since she wrote this one.
The holiday season is a time for joy, but Laney Taylor couldn’t be more depressed. She’s selling the last piece of her grandmother’s exquisite antique china to feed the hordes of ‘new’ homeless living in their cars in an abandoned parking lot on the outskirts of town. But on the way to the shop, an accident lands her in the hospital—and into the arms of the two hot, hunky Samaritans who saved her life.
Josh Goldman and Zach Brenner share a successful construction business, and a secret longing. They can’t believe their good fortune when they save Laney Taylor from a freezing to death. Both men have desired Laney since high school, and made a pact that if they ever had the chance to have a relationship with the sexy, full-figured woman of their dreams, they wouldn’t mind sharing.
When a winter storm gives Josh and Zach an opportunity to share the pleasures of the ‘festival of lights’ with Laney, and a chance to fulfill their long-held erotic fantasies, they can hardly believe the good fortune the Hanukkah holiday has brought them. While fate and circumstance may require their eventual separation, all three are determined that they will not waste a moment of their…
Eight erotic nights.
WARNING: Explicit Content. You must be at least 18 years of age to purchase this title.