Take Me Down by Lauren Hawkeye (Erotic Me #1)- Review and GIVEAWAY

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Erotic Novelette

Publisher: Spice

My Copy: Tour

Evie may feel like she doesn’t measure up to her prettier, younger sister, but she still knows what she wants—Lucas, her cousin’s sexy roommate. She’s dreamed about being with him for a long time, and on the sweltering night of her sister’s wedding, it’s clear he shares her lust. Now Evie is determined to take what she desires—even if it’s just for one night….

Do you have about 20 minutes and nothing to do? Well, then I think you need to check out Lauren Hawkeyes novelette, Take Me Down. This super sexy, fast read will take you into a moment in time in a dark kitchen on a steamy night. Poor Evie doesn’t have great self confidence and is already feeling bad that her younger sister has just gotten married before her. Slick with sweat from the hot night she only wants an ice cold glass of water to quench her thirst. What she finds in the kitchen though will only make her hotter. Lucas is waiting in that dark room, and he has the ice cold water, but what he wants to do with it doesn’t just include drinking.

Loved this quick read! Lauren gives the reader an incredibly sexy ride. No back story needed really. Just a kitchen counter, a pitcher of ice cold water and one very hunky man willing to do naughty naughty things. I loved how I felt a connections between the two instantly. I usually don’t get that in such short stories.I appreciated Lucas and his willingness to be patient with Evie as she came around to the idea that he did indeed want her. I liked Evie’s ability to come around to Lucas and give into her long harbored crush on him. I thought as a couple they worked well together and I wish this one could have been longer.

I enjoyed this one. I am eagerly looking forward to the next installment in Laurens trilogy! I give Take Me Down by Lauren Hawkeye 3.50 stars!

TIE ME UP
By Lauren Hawkeye
Pub date: October 1, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-426-88547-1

Barbara always thought of Ethan as her little brother’s annoying best friend, and she was sure he just considered her his friend’s nerdy big sister. Until the hot night after her brother’s wedding. Alone in the heat, it’s clear Ethan sees her in a way she never saw herself: as a sexy, sensual woman. And for the first time, Barbara feels ready to break free from the painful memories that have haunte her for too long—by exploring her passion for Ethan…
Book two of Lauren Hawkeye’s Erotic Me series.
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Lead Me On
By Lauren Hawkeye
Publish Date November 1, 2011

Linda doesn’t know why she agreed to attend an old friend’s wedding, or the after party where she encounters her old flame, Eric. She’s as attracted to him now as she was in college…and even more aroused when she meets his captivating friend Nate.
Unlikely as it seems, Linda can’t deny the two sexy men are interested in her—and that she wants them both, too. She’s determined to follow the night through with them, wherever it may lead…
Book three of Lauren Hawkeye’s Erotic Me series.

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 Lauren Hawkeye is a writer, theatre enthusiast, knitting aficionado and animal lover who lives in the shadows of the great Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada.
She’s older than she looks—really—and younger than she feels—most of the time—and she loves to explore the journeys that take women through life in her stories.
http://www.laurenhawkeye.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lauren-Hawkeye/242742355752846
http://twitter.com/#!/Lauren_Hawkeye

Thanks for having me!

Today I purchased the final book in a series that I have loved over the last few years—Alpha by Rachel Vincent. It’s been a long time since I’ve been so attached to a series that I am truly sad to see that the author will no longer be telling the tales of her characters. Part of me wants to write and beg her to continue… another part of me understands that this story is done (we’ve all come across series that last waaaayyyy longer than they should). That said, I am a glutton for punishment—if I love a series, I will continue to buy the books, even if they cease to be good or to have a point. Maybe I’m hoping that they will get good again… maybe I just can’t say goodbye. My question for everybody today is: what would you do in that same circumstance? Would you keep buying the books because you love the characters, even if the stories cease to be as appealing? Or would you stop, and wonder whatever happened?

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I have a epub file of Take Me Down to give to one random commenter. Open to anyone that can read epub who answers Laurens questions above. I will leave this open until Sept 9th @ 11:59pm EST.

GOOD LUCK!

9 Comments

  1. I am also a glutton for punishment. I would still continue to buy the books. There have been only a couple of books that I regret buying. I love series of books and love to follow the characters and the stories. I love to read and usually always give the books a try. If I don’t like them then I will no longer buy. I have had a couple where a book is not as good, but then the next one makes up for it.
    This is a new author for me and would love to win and read this book, so please choose me for the giveaway.

  2. I love a good series. There are books occasionally in a series that I don’t enjoy as much, but I do continue buying them as long as I can find some pleasure in reading them, hoping that they will get back to what it was that attracted me originally to them. I don’t think I have ever just stopped buying a series, at least not yet!

  3. I would start trying to get them at the library (like I do the Stephanie Plum books), but would eventually stop reading… I’m almost there with MaryJanice Davidson’s Queen Betsy series.

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  4. I love series BUT I do give up at that magical tipping point. It is different for each series, author, genre. There is one author that I read everything the day it came out. At some point I realized I just wasn’t enjoying them. Then I noticed how repetitive. Then I realized I just didn’t care about the characters. Now I read the books only in paperback and when I can get a discount. But she has another series that I still love and buy during that first critical week. There is one author that I have dropped the series completely EXCEPT that I am waiting for one specific heroine to get her HEA. I will read that from the library or paperback with coupon. The thing is, there are a lot of good books out there so I hate to waste my time and money on something that is good.
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  5. I usually need 2-3 books in a series that made me scratch my head before dropping the series. I feel that authors should be able to go in a direction that may not appeal to me. I like to think I’m loyal to follow the ‘trip’ (at least to a point). This looks like a great series to follow. Thanks for the interview/contest!

  6. I usually stay away from series. I read the first three books in the John Carter On Mars series by Burroughs when I was younger. He didn’t “get” the Princess of Mars until the end of the third volume. And that was enough for me. I’ve read bits and pieces of other series and a two-volume series once. Your series looks very good and, quite frankly, sale-able. I’m glad I found this place and hope to explore it more thoroughly later. Keep writing!!! And go ahead, keep reading those books that aren’t as good as they used to be but have in them the humdinger characters that you love. I would ~ if I was into reading series. Maybe I’ll get into your series ~ it looks very berry good!

  7. It depends, I would probably still buy them, if only in a desperate hope that they will get better and if I’m really attached to the series. But if it reaches the point were I actually do not care what happens next, or to the characters then I would give up, though usually I don’t notice myself giving up on a series, it’s more that I’d just forget about or start hating it. Thanks for the giveaway! (I hope I’m not too late, the time zone difference is a little confusing).

    jessicamariesutton(at)msn(dot)com

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