Afternoon Delight Review: Still Into You by Roni Loren

Afternoon Delight Review: Still Into You by Roni LorenStill Into You by Roni Loren

Genres: Erotic Romance
Published by Penguin on 06/05/2012
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Three days. No rings...

Seth and Leila used to have trouble keeping their hands off each other. Passion, desire, love—it was all there. Yet, eight years after their whirlwind marriage and kids, they’ve settled into a life where choosing Letterman over Leno is considered a wild night.

Seth knows things need to change. But when he hears his wife call into a relationship radio show and admit she’s been tempted to cheat, he realizes how far off course they’ve gotten. He comes up with a dramatic plan. Three days. No rings. He’ll take Leila to The Ranch, a resort where any sexual fantasy can be had, and give her the freedom to have whatever or whomever she wants.

However, Seth doesn’t intend to simply stand by and watch other men fulfill Leila’s dark desires. He has a lot more bad boy in him than his wife suspects and he knows there’s only one man who can give her what she needs. Now he has to show her why that man is him.

The Delight

What happens when a marriage seems to have run its course?  Give up or Give it your all?

Review

Still Into You is a novella that falls between books one and two in the Loving on the Edge series.  Like most of the books in this series, it works well as a standalone or out of order.

I love how this author addresses all kinds of relationships in her series.  This is a mature marriage on shaky ground.  Seth masterfully sets aside his fears and his own desires to make Leila’s fantasies come true no matter what and Leila slowly realizes that the fulfillment of her fantasies was closer than she thought.

For those curious about the connection this one has to the rest of the series, Leila is sister to Jace one of the heroes in book 2 and another hero further down in the series, Kade plays a role.

This was short, spicy, and deeply satisfying in its fully developed plot and characters.  It’s been a while since I read anything from this series and I am so glad I went back for this short novella. Worth it!  If you like spicy and maybe a bit of kink, give this one a go.

Challenges

Romance Roundabout #178 ER
Mt. TBR #86
COYER #12

Recommendations

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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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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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  • I like novellas when I don’t have a lot of time to read.

    • Me, too!! She does a great job developing the story even though its shorter.

  • Novellas are great when you aren’t ready to start a longer book. I haven’t read anything by this author before. Glad you enjoyed it!

    • Yes, exactly. Novellas definitely have their strong points and a quick read is one of them. She’s one of my favorite authors who writes erotic romance and particularly BDSM in this series. Its an accurate situation, strong character and romance development, and oh so steamy, of course. 😉

  • I know nothing about this series, but sounds like I don’t really have to. And fully developed novella is something rare and wonderful! But I am just not a person that likes the kinky stuff. So that makes me wonder. Sorry I have been a bit missing lately. Surgery and two different hospitalizations, but I am feeling much better now.

    • Yeah, its definitely for those who don’t mind the kinky stuff. It focuses on the characters and dynamics of the relationship, but yep, it gets kinky. LOL

      Oh wow, Lorna! Yeah, no doubt that all will keep you busy and away. Glad you are on the mend. I’m on vacation and then visiting family for the next few weeks so I’ll be hit or miss, too.

      • Thanks you. Going anywhere fun? Hope you have a great time!

        • Camping by the lake, a baseball game, and a BBQ are on the agenda so far. 🙂

  • She’s so talented. I do love that the relationships are so different throughout the series, too. I need to get back to the start of the series at some point. I came in at #3 I believe.

    • I completely agree. Very talented and truly writes about all different shades of romance.

      I am so pleased with myself. I have one more book to catch up on in the series and its the one you started with, book three, Fall Into You. 🙂 Then I need to start that newest Pleasure Principles series.