Afternoon Delight: Forever Starts Tonight by Roni Loren

Posted September 20, 2014 by Shari in Afternoon Delight, Reviews / 13 Comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Afternoon Delight: Forever Starts Tonight by Roni Loren
Forever Starts Tonight

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Series: #5.5 Loving on the Edge
Genres: BDSM Romance, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Published by Intermix
Released on September 16, 2014
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley

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When I see Roni Loren’s name on a book, you know I am going to read it. When it’s part of the Loving on the Edge series, I gobble it up. Throw in it is a follow up to characters we have met before and I was all over it! This is a novella. Short, sweet, sexy and sentimental. You meet Evan, Jace and Andre in Melt Into You. Three unlikely lovers, learning to love both inside and outside of the bedroom.

The three are in love, busy and living together in an open menage. While everything is wonderful, there are secrets and work schedules pulling them all in different directions. One gave up his dreams of a family wedding. Another is working to keep from depression that consumes her. The last realizes these stresses and plans for a getaway to reconnect. Basically life is reminding them of their dreams, what they have found and what they had to give up.

Andre reconnects with his ex-fiance at a wedding he is helping Evan photograph. He tries to avoid her even introducing her to Evan, but she thinks his love of two people is a passing fancy and keeps hounding him. That’s when he starts to examine what he longed for most of his life. While he doesn’t regret giving up the white wedding, picket fence and kids, he does still feel a longing.

Jace is working herself hard. Dealing with depression, she keeps herself busy so she doesn’t fall victim to it again. I don’t want to portray her as someone who dodges depression often, its’s just something she is aware of. Her business is a success and she works hours daily. When she starts to feel sick, she thinks its food poisoning until she hears about a problem with the birth control batch she is taking.

Jace sees the stress on his lovers faces. He feels he is losing them and knows he has to give them time together to love, talk and reconnect. Jace puts on his Dommy pants and plans a getaway for them that involves kidnapping Evan once again.

This was a beautiful story of reconnection, figuring out the future and moving on with life. It’s all fun to watch a couple fall in love or even a trio fall in love. But the problems don’t end on the last page. Life keeps coming back to grab them. I loved getting to see them growing. The growing pains are crucial to the growth of their relationship.

This is a lighter BDSM romance. Two Doms, two subs, M/M, M/F, and M/F/M. Oh, Doms are Jace and Andre to Evan’s sub. But then Jace is a Dom to Andre’s sub. It is a wonderful relationship built on trust, hope, love and honesty. The kidnapping them is universal to their story, but it is light hearted and done the right way.

I recommend this to fans of the Loving on Edge series. Others will get confused as this is a continuation of Melt Into You. And yes, you will swoon for the Epilogue. It rocked!


About Roni Loren

Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son.

If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts. Yeah, that’s it. She is the National Bestselling Author of The Loving on the Edge series from Berkley Heat.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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  • LOL! I love it when Jace put on his ‘Dommy pants’ too. Fun to get your thoughts on this one, Shari! Sigh…that epilogue was beautiful.

  • I loved this one too. It worked out okay not having read the whole series or their book 🙂 I’ve only read the one right before this one. I need to get back to the others now though. The kidnapping was a fun bit 🙂

    • The kidnapping was totally fun the way they scened it. I’ve done a tad better than you in that I’ve read #4 and #5 and then #1 and #2 in that order before this one, but obviously not much better since I still need #1.5 and #3. Haha!

      • LOL we’re a mess sometimes. I read a Christina Lee series recently and did…3, 1, 5, 2, 4. *hangs head* I mean. Really now? lol

        • That’s funny! I’ve done 2,3 4 of the Christina Lee series. Mess is the way to describe my series reading habits. I’m so hopelessly tangled with so many that I could spend a year and still never get it sorted and back on track with the right orders.

          • LOL I hear ya! I used to be SO good about reading in order then…the blog. lol You did way better with the Lee ones. It wasn’t too bad until the last couple and I was reading 4 and going whoa whoa what now? Those two (secondary characters) are already a couple! But no, no. Not until the next book *hangs head* lol

            • I never gave it much thought, but I think my sloppy habits started when I really started reading more review books than ones I picked up at the store. Good call! I’ll blame blog reviewing (just knew it wasn’t me being undisciplined). 😉

  • I am not a fan of bdsm but I love those swoon worthy epilogues!! Great review, hope you are enjoying your sunday!!

    • Swoony scenes are the money ticket for reading romance. That’s for sure. Yeah, this one is a mild BDSM, but its still a large component.

      You have a great rest of your Sunday too!