Afternoon Delight: Naughty Bits Part I – The Lingerie Shop by Joey W. Hill

Posted April 14, 2014 by Shari in Afternoon Delight, Reviews / 9 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: Naughty Bits Part I – The Lingerie Shop by Joey W. Hill
Naughty Bits Part I: The Lingerie Shop

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Series: Naughty Bits,
Genres: BDSM Romance, Erotic Romance
Published by Intermix
Released on April 15, 2014
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley

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The Delight! 

I loved patience, smoothness and constant sexual tension that pervades the story. While excited, the words help soothe you making you patiently wait to see what Logan and Madison will do next.

The Lingerie Shop, part 1 in the Naughty Bits Series by Joey W. Hill, starts off with a lot of grief for Madison over her sister’s untimely death. Ending a long standing fight, Madison came home for the last days of her sister’s life and found out she has inherited a lingerie shop that also caters to some sexual kinks as well. Believing selling is selling, she unwittingly leaves the door unlocked one day and customers start arriving. She finds herself unable to relax or sell the items in the store, making them feel just as uncomfortable as she is.

With a package delivered to the wrong store, Madison heads over the hardware store next door only to meet a man who is mature, handsome and dominant down to the bone with patience of a saint. You see Madison’s sister gave her to Logan, the owner of the hardware store. Not in a sex slave kind of way. You see her sister knew her own sexuality. She understood Madison was a submissive. She felt it to her core these two were made for each other. But getting to know one another takes time and trust isn’t something Madison gives freely.

Madison also knows she is submissive, but after a lot of misses with the wrong man, she just doesn’t think she can ultimately trust one to give her what she needs. Logan is a trainer of submissives. Male, female…it doesn’t matter. In this story he is training Troy, who is young and quite the handsome guy from how he is described. His mistress didn’t know just how much he meant to her until he defended her in robbery (where she ends up shooting the bad guys). Because he (her property) put himself into danger she was “punishing” him when they met Logan. Logan is now training Troy while Troy also works in the store.

These two are like water and oil at times and like a good blended vinaigrette at other times. Logan is patient, strong and willing to allow Madison the time she needs to get where she wants.

“What do you call your subs?” she asked with a note of desperation. “Pets? Slaves?”

“Mine.” His attention slid over her face. “Though I have none right now. What would you want to be called, if you belonged to a Master?”

“I wouldn’t …” She tried to scoff, cleared her throat instead. “I’ve never given it thought.”

“But now you will. Let me know what you come up with.”

What I liked about this short installment is how Joey’s writing soothes me. I don’t know how to explain it, but when a character gets agitated in her story, she knows how to write it so that I don’t get overly upset. It’s calm. It’s exciting. You never know what to expect.

It’s another serial series…why are we drawn to them?
Can a BDSM book work as a serial?
Oh, the mature Dom…why are we so attracted to them?

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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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  • I’ve only read one of Joey’s books and I didn’t realize it before until you put it into words. Yes, she can soothe even when she writes a tough scene.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I have read quite a few of her books. How does she do the soothing part? I just can’t put it into words, but the story can be so tumultuous with emotions and actions, but come across as soothing and sedate…calming.

      • There was this scene in the Vampire Queen that was not something normally within my comfort zone, but I didn’t even really think about it when I was actually reading it. I was so into the scene that I didn’t have time to realize that it wasn’t my scene- if that makes sense.

      • There was this scene in the Vampire Queen that was not something normally within my comfort zone, but I didn’t even really think about it when I was actually reading it. I was so into the scene that I didn’t have time to realize that it wasn’t my scene- if that makes sense.

  • I’ve read one of her too and I wasn’t a fan of the female character, but the male was a saint in my eyes to deal with her. I think mature doms are the way to go..they have a lot a patience and they definitely need that 🙂

    • Shari Delighted Read

      Joey is a hit or miss author with me at times.
      I agree mature doms are the best. For some reason the patience to not react to a sub being bratty, but to ultimately wait her out with silence does something …. then the punishment when she is calmer.

      • I’ve been meaning to check out other Books by her..I always forget though. yep, I agree.

  • I’ve still not read her but have her on my tbr list and own a lot of them. This one sounds good though arg serial again? Will wishlist until it’s done 🙂

  • I’ve still not read her but have her on my tbr list and own a lot of them. This one sounds good though arg serial again? Will wishlist until it’s done 🙂