It is no secret amongst my friends that I love Lena Matthews' books. Ms. Matthews is on a very short list of authors that I know no matter what will never disappoint. Sleepless Beauty is a highly erotic modern take on the classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty. Nicole is a harried young woman who just cannot sleep. She has too many things on her mind and cannot afford to lose a moment more of sleep. She doesn't know what to do after exhausting every other option that has been prescribed to her. She turns to her childhood love to try her only option left-one that is highly unorthodox, but in theory may just work. Cyrus is surprised to find Nicole wants anything to do with him after their very intense breakup six months ago. He is slightly insulted yet intrigued by her situation and subsequent offer. He will do anything to get back into her good graces even if it means he will need to act as her drug of choice. I usually do not like reunion stories because I find that once you break up you should never go back to that relationship but I found that with the progression of the story I fell in love with both characters and eagerly awaited for them to reunite. Their chemistry was phenomenal and was only helped by the funny and fiery dialogue and intense sex scenes. What I liked most about the story was Nicole's realization as to why she was not able to sleep. Without ruining the end it was an incredibly sweet.
The only reason this story does not get the perfect 5 is simply because I felt that the ending was tacked on without a satisfying resolution. It very felt sudden and left a bitter taste in my mouth. Overall though the story was excellent and I would readily recommend it to anyone who would ask for a book recommendation. I would go as far as randomly bring it up in conversation just to talk about how awesome the book is. It is tad overboard and could be considered creepy but I love her books so much that I will risk my reputation for her. ;)
To say Nicole Torres is having a hard time sleeping would be putting it lightly. After months of wide-awake late nights, the Puerto Rican beauty is finally at her wits' end. That is until she stumbles over a little article on the Internet on how the best cure for insomnia is sex. So what’s a sleep- and penis-deprived girl to do? Run straight into the arms of the man who broke her heart a few months ago. She needs his parts, not his promises.
Men don’t get more jaded than prize fighter Cyrus Gallagher. After winning a few matches and making a little money, he’s sure he’s heard every hard luck story in the book from people looking for a handout. But a favor for sex, well that’s a new one. If the request had come from anyone else he wouldn’t have believed it, but Nicole isn’t just anyone. She's the one that got away.
Nicole needs him, wants him, but she doesn’t trust him with her heart any longer, just her body. But her body is a great place to start, because once Cyrus has her under him again, he’ll do everything in his power to make sure his beauty never sleeps alone again.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: anal play;erotic asphyxiation.