The first two books in this collection are good. The Lori Foster book is Ericas story (also seen in I Brake For Bad Boys) and the second story by Janelle Denison was also enjoyable. However, the third novella by Shannon McKenna was dreadful. I had to stop halfway through as I just couldnt bare it any longer. The plot and dialogue was so bad it was embarressing! Only buy this is if you want to read the first two stories, I would recommend leaving the last one well alone.
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Something to Keep You Warm on Cold Nights...12 Nov. 2002
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This anthology is the second one of the �Bad Boy� series of stories that Brava is releasing which are hot and sensual romance short stories. Like the first one (I LOVE BAD BOYS), this one features Lori Foster and Janelle Denison, and adds rising star Shannon McKenna. Like the first one, this one was hard to put down. It was great from page one to the end. DRIVE ME WILD is the first one and is by Lori Foster, the hot star of Kensington/Brava Books. It is the last one of a series of stories featuring three girlfriends who had made a pact of asking out the first guy they spotted in the local porn shop shopping for wares that interested them. Ian Conrad had learned about the pact and wanted to be the one that Erica Lee chose. He was attracted to the standoffish and attractive Erica, but she was afraid of letting a man too close, because of situations from the past. Ian doesn�t know this, but is intent on breaking down her barriers. To achieve this, he agrees to be her sex slave and agrees to any demands she may make. Erica can�t believe that she is attracted to the company electrician, but man, do the sparks ever fly. The scenes between the two just sizzle and the love scenes are sparkling hot. What a fitting end to the Girlfriend Stories, as I enjoyed the whole series immensely. SOMETHING WILDE by Janelle Denison is the first of a series of stories about the Wilde brothers. Eric Wilde is attracted to the comely Jill Richardson, with whom he is currently working on a project with. She is resistant to his advances, but he senses her attraction. He decides to act upon them while he can and embarks on a crusade to woo her. Keep ice close by�this one is hot. Another outstanding story by Janelle Denison. TOUCH ME by Shannon McKenna is another hot, sensual and enjoyable story. It is about Tess Langley, a massage therapist, who is hired by one of her customers to provide services for a party he is throwing at a remote retreat. She learns upon her arrival that there is no party, that Jonah Markham wanted her alone so he can explore the sensual side of Tess. They both had an unsettled childhood, and must both overcome these before they realize that their attraction is love and not just lust. Of the three stories, this was darker, but still, I found it very good, and yes, very hot too. If your idea of bliss on cold winter nights is to sit down with a book with sensuality that sizzles and scorches, then pick up I BRAKE FOR BAD BOYS. All three stories shined for me and make me look with great anticipation for the next book in the BAD BOYS series.
28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Sexy, naughty and erotic - Very highly recommended26 Sept. 2002
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Business makes for bad boy bedfellows in the fantastic anthology I BRAKE FOR BAD BOYS. Authors Lori Foster, Janelle Denison and Shannon McKenna blend their unique voices for this titillating, hot anthology. Each author adds a unique twist to the perennial bad boy theme. A combination not to be missed, I BRAKE FOR BAD BOYS comes very highly recommended. "Drive Me Wild" by Lori Foster: Three best friends and a dare land Erica in a titillating fantasy come true when Ian proposes that they bypass the porn shop dare and move straight to the bedroom games. Erica's cocky defiance and take charge attitude longs for the tender domination of this rebellious bad boy. A gutsy, risqué premise that achieves sensual delight, "Drive Me Wild" will have readers unexposed to the previous two stories of this series headed straight to the bookstore. "Something Wilde" by Janelle Denison: Eric cannot help wondering if the creativity and enthusiasm Jill exhibits in the boardroom would extend to the bedroom. But Jill refuses to combine business with pleasure until Eric presents himself as her fantasy lover. This "Wilde, untamable bad boy" only wants one woman in his bed, and will not take no for an answer. Denison perfectly captures the spontaneous, combustible, impulsive moments that have made her one of the industry's brightest stars. "Touch Me" by Shannon McKenna: The gouges on her client's back prove Jonah's bad boy tendencies. Tess has heard that he is trouble; that he's too intense; and that he's fixated on her. But when he offers to let her call the rules, demand her pleasure, and allow him to server her, Tess cannot walk away. Shannon McKenna proves her erotic, endearing style to be on par with two of the industry's hottest writers with "Touch Me."
30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
Wow! A Must Read!13 Nov. 2002
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Fans of Lori Foster, Janelle Denison and Shannon McKenna won't be disappointed when they pick up this book! I know that some anthologies can have one or two enjoyable stories and the other will be a so-so read. Not true with this one! All three stories are totally hot and I never wanted the stories to end. Readers who haven't read these authors before will be kicking themselves for not finding them sooner! Lori Foster's novella, Drive Me Wild is a wonderful ending to the three best friend series. Erica Lee and Ian Conrad heat up the pages in this story! I enjoyed the development of the relationship between these two and Ian was the perfect match for Erica. I could not put this one down. Lori Foster is an auto-buy for me and I would have bought this book just for this novella alone. Janelle Denison's Something Wilde is hot, hot, hot! This is the first story in Janelle's Wilde series and it's not to be missed. Eric Wilde and Jill Richardson are coworkers who end up mixing business and pleasure in a whole new way! Shannon Mckenna's Touch Me is so hot it will burn your fingers! Make sure you have a fan or a cool drink nearby while reading this one. Tess Langley is a massage therapist who helps Jonah Markham relax in new and enjoyable ways that will make you blush. Shannon McKenna is a newer author and she I've loved everything that she's written.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Probably the Worst Bad Boy Anthology -McKenna story kills it22 Aug. 2006
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I've read all of the bad boy anthologies out to date and this one is probably the worst. The last story by McKenna ruins the whole thing -its disturbing and bordering on rape.
Foster's story wraps the Wild Honey series which is about three women working in a factory who dare each other to go to the adult store across the street and find a man who's into their particular fetish and take him home. This story is about Erica, who has a dominance/ man-as-slave fetish. Its far less kinky then the others, more romantic. Ian believes he knows what Erica really wants, to be treated like a princess. So he goes out of his way to woo her with dinner, massages and bubble baths. A pretty good story.
Dennison's story is about one of the brothers Wilde, Eric. Business man Eric pursues Jill, a temporary consultant and gets shot down. He knows she wants him, but is afraid of a work-related scandal. So, he sneeks in her house and makes a shocking proposal. He'll be her sex phantom, coming at night and pleasuring her, but during the day they won't speak of it so no one will know about their little affair. Things go well until the end of Jills contract and she's prepared to say goodbye, but Eric wants forever more. The pearl scene is kinky!
I absolutely hated McKenna's story. Tess is a massage therapist with control issues (that is, she hates people who try to control her like her parents). Jonah is a sexy business guy with alot of family stress. He asks her out many times and she declines, she believes that he's just a playboy. He offers her four thousand dolllars to come to his lake house for the weekend and give massages. She goes reluctantly because she needs the money. Obviously there's no party and Jonah begins his seduction -here's where the disturbing stuff starts. Jonah has to hold down Tess during sex while she's telling him to get off. They yell at each other constantly during sex. She trys to run away many times and he prevents her with force. Yeah, later she says she liked it, but it still sounds like rape to me. And there's way too much sex too. At least 7 scenes which kills any dialogue or character development. I'm not a prude, but this one just left a bad taste in my mouth and ruined the whole anthology set for me.
Get I Love Bad Boys or Bad Boys in Black Tie, they are much better.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HEART - BRAKINGLY SEXY10 Nov. 2002
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Like its predecessor I Love Bad Boys, I Brake for Bad Boys is the erotic contemporary romance anthology headlined by the favorite triumvirate of writers like Lori Foster, Janelle Denison and up-and coming ingenue Shannon McKenna. This book lives up to its reputation of being indulgently bad, heart-brakingly sexy and darkly dangerous. Then why not a five-star review for their concerted effort? Of the three entries, Janelle Denison's story Something Wilde is discerningly the best because of her outstanding male protagonist Eric Wilde who gives room for freelance co-worker Jill Richardson to breathe, respects her opinion as to her partnership with the firm rather than corner her. That - in my view is a subtler display of passion and being sexy; their erotic coupling are fuelled by wild fantasy of reckless blindfold and pearls - yet never on par with the intensity of the romantic moment when Jill risks it all for love. That is not to say Shannon McKenna or Lori Foster isn't good. In fact Ms. McKenna's sexual scenes are exquisitely burning with raw emotions between massage therapist Tess Langley and rich businessman Jonah Markham but sometimes the marathon becomes overly gratituous. Their attraction is fierce and intense - enough to make Tess cower because she fears Jonah will conform her to a mold like her parents and her ex. The initial manhandling by Jonah may be disapproved by some romance fans but as the story unfolds, Ms. McKenna softens him into a kind of protectiveness rather than obsession that makes him endearing. Lori Foster's hero Ian Conrad is equally intrusive when he sets his sight on conquering the sassy and fiercely independent Erica Lee albeit of a lesser intensity than Jonah. Fans will rejoice with the comeback of her past characters in a reunion - Asia, Becky, Cameron and George. Yet while huge as he is, ahem, physically speaking and distant, Erica is charmed by the honorable and virile Ian. The sex scenes are sparkling yet ironically less bold considering the bondage and spanking themes in her last efforts and Erica is the most outspoken of the three. Who will ever complain a book with loads of sensual pleasures? However when it comes to this insanely talented three, I was looking for a little bit extra - and Ms. Denison's story clinched my thumbs-up. Her hero just literally stopped my heart with his graciousness. Who ever says manners don't count?