Lori Foster is one of the few romance authors who can write short stories well, although I have read the two complete books she has produced and think she does longer books even better. (Noah and Grace's story was funny, sexy and romantic).
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
More bad boys!29 April 2003
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I can't get enough of the bad boy series! Each anthology is full of wonderful and erotic surprises. Lori Foster's stories have been my favorites in all of the installments -- and this one's no exception.
In My House, My Rules, Foster tells the story of Ariel and Sam with a new brand of male naughty behavior all its own. This is rather unlike her previous stories, which all involved friends making a bet. Sam is one of the most insubordinate bad boys Foster's written thus far. I didn't want the story to end and left me begging for more -- so to speak.
Donna Kauffman's Going Down? is a not-holds-barred erotic romp about two people getting stuck in an elevator. What transpires is one of the steamiest stories ever written in the series. I read it in one sitting.
However, the anthology takes a rapid spin toward disappointment with Nancy Warren's A Fast Ride. Warren's writing isn't as provocative and engrossing as Foster's and Kauffman's, and the story development is rather slow. I wish Janelle Denison had been included in this series -- she's one of the best writers of this genre. Are you in the bargain for sheer erotic escapism? Pick up Bad Boys on Board, but also be sure to pick up the others from this outstanding series.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Three intensely erotic tales...29 April 2003
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MY HOUSE, MY RULES (Lori Foster)...Officer Sam Watson has been around the block more than a few times. When first introduced to his brother's new friend, Ariel, Sam felt instantaneous lust for the blond bombshell. It wasn't just that she was his brother, Pete's girlfriend, she was also twelve years younger than him. It didn't matter that she had a body that he couldn't stop lusting after, he knew that he would never betray his brother like that. All that changes one night when she involves herself in his undercover operation, and is hurt. Suddenly, Ariel can't keep her feelings to herself any longer and finally goes after what she wants, which is Sam. GOING DOWN? (Donna Kauffman)...This was the best of the three. After a painful divorce, which made her feel like less than a woman, Callie Montgomery has thrown all her energy in her career. That all changes the night that she escorts Dominic Colbourne out of the building. When the elevator comes to a halt and she is stuck in the dark with the lucious Dominic, Callie can't help but think that he wouldn't be interested in her in the light of day. Soon, it doesn't matter, because Dominic is showing her a whole new side to her sexuality. Dominic has lost his enjoyment in anything but business. Suddenly, this woman that he has a fleeting impression of is bringing all his scences blaring back to life. He can't get enough of her in the hours they are stuck together. And when they get out, he knows he won't be able to give her up. A FAST RIDE (Nancy Warren)...Nell Tennant has come home to Kansas to regroup from the fast paced life she led in L.A. When an unconsious biker flies into her aunt's yard, she saves his life...and arouses his desire. Suddenly she has a criminal in her house that doesn't even know his last name. And one that she lusts after. She knows that the game will be up when he regains his memory, but for now, Nell decides to take advantage of the man that stirs her blood like none other. Wes knew that he wasn't a criminal, but he didn't know why he knew that. All he knew was the only person he could trust is Nell. The only thing he can't figure out is why he can't remember someone like Nell. When he does get his memory back, he doesn't know whether to be outraged or flattered. He does know that he won't give Nell up, though. This is a great anthology that you won't want to miss!
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Hot and bothered!26 Mar. 2003
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Bad Boys on Board was a good combination of romance and sensuality and it is all thanks to the great stories of the three authors: Lori Foster, Nancy Warren, and Donna Kauffman. My House, My Rules was my favorite out of the bunch, and the reason I bought the book. Sam Watson was a cop working undercover when his youngest brothers ex-girlfriend tries to rescue him in a bungled undercover operation. Ariel has loved Sam almost since she first met him, and Sam has been fighting his attraction to her since the the first time they met. But, he thinks she is too young for him, being 24 to his 36. And, he doesn't want to hurt his youngest brother Pete, who he believes isn't over Ariel yet. After the bungled undercover operation, Sam takes Ariel to his house to get her fixed up a bit and the romance just takes off from there. She is willing to do anything to prove her love to Sam, even go by His Rules. They share a wonderful night together and Ariel is even more in love with Sam then the previous night. Sam too knows that he is in love with Ariel, but with the interference of younger brother Pete, the "relationship" falls apart and Sam has to convince Ariel that he is in it for the long haul. A thoroughly romantic book with great characters. Lori sets up middle brother Gil's story in this book too, or so it seems anyway. Going Down by Donna Kauffman was also a pretty good story. Callie is the executive assistant to a female executive and she devotes long hours to the company. Callie is asked to escort business associate Dominic Colbourne down to his car, but as they are going down the elevator, the power goes off and they are stuck together for the night. Some quite sexy things go on in that elevator and the two characters bare their souls to each other. They both have a lot of baggage that has prevented them from having a long term relationship. Though the sex in the elevator after only just meeting the guy seemed a little far fetched, it was nonetheless a good novella. Callie and Dominic were both characters who were well developed and interesting. Nancy Warren's story A Fast Ride was my least favorite of the three stories. I just didn't like the hero's reaction to the heroine at the end of the story. Nell rescues a motorcycle accident victim (Wes) and she pretends to be his girlfriend. Like I said, not my favorite story, but it wasn't horrible by any means. Bad Boys on Board was a good book all in all and I look forward to reading the next Bad Boys trilogy. These writers (especially Lori Foster and Donna Kauffman) seem to be getting better and better all the time.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Jump on board with the boys!3 April 2003
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Romance fave Lori Foster whips up yet another irresistible invitation with fellow Harlequin veterans Donna Kauffman and Nancy Warren to aficionados to jump on board with the bad boys.And what a ride as Ms. Foster's scintillating story on tough undercover cop Sam Watson takes centerstage. Age gap and being his brother's ex prevents Sam from claiming the tempting morsel Ariel Mathers but that's about to change when she charges his way and foils his operation. The fiery sensual blaze in My House, My Rules continues with Donna Kauffman's sparklingly original entry Going Down? whereby overworked and underpaid secretary Callie Montgomery is trapped in an elevator with the suave business mogul Dominic Colbourne. This wrapped-up-in-a-day romance reigns supreme out of the three with delicate emotional intimacy and earnest characters. Nancy Warren's Fast Ride falters with her mediocre offering on DEA undercover Wes Doman suffering temporary amnesia in an accident in Harleyville who gets into a hot affair with his savior Nell Tennant. Juxtaposed to its two brilliant predecessor I Love Bad Boys and I Brake for Bad boys, Bad Boys on Board may not be the best but it's definitely worth the ticket price.
15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Bad Boys on Board26 Mar. 2003
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Bad Boys on Board is an anthology by three of my favorite authors: My House, My Rules by Lori Foster; Going Down? by Donna Kauffman, and A Fast Ride by Nancy Warren. Talk about steamy! I loved all three. In "My House, My Rules", Ariel Mathers has decided to do whatever it takes to make policeman Sam Watson want her. Sam is extremely attracted to Ariel, but there's the little matter of a big age difference, not to mention the fact that he's sure his younger brother Pete is in love with Ariel. Sam is used to making the rules and being in control of his life. Ariel is throwing his world off-kilter. Luckily, Sam's family can be counted on to give them the occasional nudge in the right direction. My House, My Rules is a hot, fast-paced story. As soon as I finished the story, I was ready for a re-read! In "Going Down?" Callie Montgomery and Dominic Colbourne are trapped together in an elevator. Callie is a very hard-working personal assistant; Dominic is powerful business executive. In their everyday lives, they are two very different people. They don't come from the same kind of backgrounds, or share similar lifestyles. During their enforced intimacy in the elevator, they begin to learn things about themselves and each other, and discover that they may have more in common than they realized. This is a hot, erotic story of two people who explore and share their emotions, their feelings, and themselves. In Fast Ride, Gertrude Hopkins is tired of bikers racing down her street. She decides to do something about it - she blocks the road with a downed tree! Unfortunately, Wes isn't able to stop in time to avoid it. He goes flying off of his motorcycle, and hits his head. Nell Tennant, Gertie's great-niece, is sure Wes has lost his life. Luckily, he has only lost his memory. Since her great-aunt caused his injuries, Nell feels obligated to take care of Wes while he recovers from his injuries and amnesia. At least, she tries to convince herself that's the only reason! Nancy's story jumps right into the action from page one, and never lets up. Fans of all three authors are in for a treat with Bad Boys on Board. If you haven't read these authors before, don't be surprised it you find yourself hunting for their backlist titles!