Ivy has returned to her home town to help her father with the photography business. Cade the hot and handsome firefighter is like a brother to Ivy and they have grown up together, he is her first shoot for the calendar and she gives him some great props ....a g-string and a kitten! Ivy has always had a secret soft spot for Cade but does he feel the same way ?
I think I expected a bit more from this book - I didn't think the story really matched the cover or the title. However it is a great read that kept me going throughout. Whilst I found the storyline a little predictable, there are some nice hot steamy scenes, humorous moments and great chemistry.
Triple Dare, the third in the Art of Seduction series by Regina Kyle has surpassed even my expectations. Fabulous! I loved the first two but Kyle just seems to get better and better as she goes along. I love seeing snippets of characters from the first two books but the hero and heroine of this book can stand all on their own. The banter and chemistry between them is great and shows the friendship they've had over the years. Now that friendship is tested by feelings they've never dreamed of having.
Kyle has a nice writing style that is edgy, sassy and hot. Her characters are well fleshed out and she makes you feel like you've known them forever. Along with the steamy sex and out of this world chemistry between the main couple, you see warmth and tenderness and a deep love that manages to push all the conflict out of the way to make room for a relationship you know will last.
I think she has even more books coming out soon and I know I'll be first in line to get them. Romance never looked so good!
5.0 out of 5 starsCade is ready to get naked for a good cause, and the heat Ivy feels is anything ...
4 December 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
From fashion photography to charity calendars, this photographer will find out what firefighters have to offer Globe-trotting fashion photographer Ivy Nelson is home to help her family out of a jam. When she donates her services to a charity calendar, the last thing she expects is hunky firefighter—and object of all her hottest fantasies—Cade Hardesty to walk through the door. Cade is ready to get naked for a good cause, and the heat Ivy feels is anything but professional. When a sexy dare turns into a scorching kiss, they can't help but give in to their desires. But Cade wants Ivy in his bed for more than one night. Can the hometown firefighter convince the photographer that her wanderlust should lead her into his arms for good, or will one of them run before they both get burned? (Amazon Blurb)
This is what women dream of when they think about firefighters: cut, strong, protective and so very tempting to the skeptical. For once the calendar that we’ll pick up from the stand, the men that will be thumbed through will be those straight out of women’s fantasies. Ivy is hilarious – she doesn’t hold herself back from saying what she needs or wants to say – she is also passionate, artistic and caring but does not want forever. On the flipside, Cade is a man who protects, is a man who doesn’t believe in right now, but in forever. Regina Kyle’s novel was simply put, hot!! I loved the dynamic between Cade and Ivy, their banter, the easiness in which they can speak with each other and the chemistry that made me wish I could become Ivy for some time. I must admit that considering Triple Dare is part of the Harlequin line, in a store, I never would have thought to look at it, however having had the chance to receive a copy from the author I must admit that I have been reminded that you can’t judge a book by its cover.
**Received a copy in exchange for an honest review. Read and reviewed by Kathleen for Alpha Book Club**
4.0 out of 5 starsCute read with a hot firefighter
6 June 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
This was another good read in the Art of Seduction series. Cade is the type of guy I'm not keen on, a serial shagger. In fact when we meet him first, he is on his way to a date with a blond bimbo who turns out to be a major stalker. Not cool and not very heroic.
Ivy has known Cade forever as he's been her twin brother's best mate since kindergarten. She liked him, a lot, but she was the chubby girl at school and paid the price in humiliation so she and Cade stayed in the friend zone.
Now a dozen years later, she's back in town, a famous fashion photographer and quite a few pounds lighter, but still curvy. Suddenly Cade is wondering why he never noticed she was a girl before. Shallow twat. But hey, we have to have a character growth arc. Sort of like Jack Black in that movie with Gwyneth Paltrow.
Their first meeting is when she has to photograph him for a sexy fire fighter calendar. *objectifies* It would make a great scene in a movie...with maybe Chris Hemsworth as Cade. Anyway...
What starts out as a dare to protect Cade from stalker bimbo turns into so much more when the sparks light up just from a kiss. When events conspire to put them into the same house for six weeks it's a conflagration. Lucky he's a fireman...with a big hose... OMG this book is corrupting me.
Overall this was a cute read with a light touch on some big issues. It came complete with "big gesture" so it all worked out...now I'm seeing Chris Hemsworth working out. That's probably enough excitement for one day.