TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS
MEGAN HART & LAUREN DANE
October 2, 2008
Black Lace, imprint of Virgin Books Ltd.
Rating: 4 Cups
Leah Griffin has just gotten out of a relationship in which she was practically a slave, serving not only his wishes in the bedroom but everywhere else as well. Ready for a little rest and relaxation with her best friend, Leah heads to Harrisburg Hilton for a business conference and the respite she needs with Kate.
Kate Edwards is on her way to making some life-changing choices, one that includes relocating from Washington to Pennsylvania. While her best friend, Leah, will understand and be happy to have her closer, Kate is not so sure her long-distance lover will be happy to have her any closer.
While staying in the hotel for the conference, Leah comes face to face with Brandon, the man subbing as the hotel manager. When she gives him directions and he follows them precisely, she knows that somehow this beautiful man can give her the control in bed she needs to have. Meanwhile Kate is trying to keep her fling with Charles a secret, which is hard to do when their hormones take over and every flat surface seems like a great place to have sex. When Leah’s boyfriend tries to interfere in her newfound love affair, and Charles’ receptionist catches him with his hand up Kate’s skirt, will they find that business should not be mixed with pleasure or will they let their passion run free?
Taking Care of Business is a fun, flirty novel with a few serious spots that bring the reader closer to the characters and their realistic problems. Ms. Hart and Ms. Dane made this erotic romance not only steamy but a spicy story with a good plot. All four characters within this book are shown as real human beings with real problems who must overcome them or not get what they want, which happens to be a relationship with the one they love. I love how Leah and Brandon discover her penchant for being the dominant lover in such an easygoing manner, perfect for a beginner. The conflict between Charles, Kate, and Charles’ ex-wife was also terrific because it shows a conflict that is very common, especially with today’s society full of blended families. A wonderful story with scorching sex scenes and tons of sexual tension, this novel is the companion of choice for when you want to be in your own fantasy world full of steamy nights, strong women, and sizzling men.
Caution: This tale contains some BDSM and is a red-hot romance!
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More