Type: Erotic Romance
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
My Copy: NetGalley
Sexy, scintillating, and secretive, Intense Pleasure is the story of hidden desires and illicit romance. When danger threatens a woman, the two men who crave her, cannot live without her, will stop at nothing to protect her life… and satisfy every burning desire she has. They must stay bound together to be stronger than what hunts her, and let passion consume them…
TOO HOT TO HANDLE
Her name is Summer, as beautiful and occasionally fierce as her name suggests. Her past has just come back to haunt her, and suddenly she’s not sure who she can trust. Her longtime confidantes Falcone and Raeg seem to have Summer’s best interests at heart. . .but it’s clear that their desire for her still burns between them. Can they find a way to keep Summer safe—or will a bitter rivalry stand in their way?
Falcone and Raeg need to work together, now more than ever, if they intend to protect Summer from an old enemy who knows her dangerous secret. When Summer’s identity as a sweet, Southern socialite gets out, the two men must find a way to draw out the ruthless assassin on her trail. . .and keep their illicit romance with her under wraps. But some passions are so intense they can’t remain hidden.
I tried with Intense Pleasure, I really did. Ultimately this one did not work for me. My main issue wasn’t with the characters, but with the story anytime they were outside of the bedroom. Everyone knows I can get down with a threesome romance. Dare I say that I even crave them sometimes. Yet Intense Pleasure just didn’t hold my interest. I found myself skimming through the storyline anytime the three main characters weren’t on the page together. Maybe it’s because I haven’t read this series before and I’m not invested. Maybe it’s because I felt the heroine wasn’t a good fit for the story line she was trying to portray. Whatever it was…it didn’t work.
Summer is the heroine. She’s a southern belle who is trying to leave her life behind after a betrayal that has sent her reeling. Through trained to take down badies in any number of ways, she still has a feminine edge that often left me baffled. She can kill a man but needs you to be polite to her daddy at all times. She’s all hard edges, but her hair is long and lush and she’s very girly about it. She’s doesn’t like to cry, yet does it A LOT. I didn’t get it. At. All.
Falcone and Raeg (how the hell do you pronounce that by the way) are brothers who both have a thing for Summer. They follow her on her attempt to disappear because evil is closing in to take her down and apparently she’s trained but not trained enough to know that. They end up on her families land to protect her and while Falcone rolls with the punches, Raeg makes no attempt to try and play nice. Basically he’s an ass to her and her family at every turn and yet Summer wants to climb him like a jungle gym.
Since the two brother share women regularly there is no fighting over who gets her and they both spend time in the sheets with her between them. That was the only parts of the book that I enjoyed. Lora Leigh can write a threesome like no ones business. Otherwise, this one wasn’t for me.
I give Intense Pleasure by Lora Leigh 2 stars