Guilty Pleasure indeed -- although the only guilt here might not be the one they're referencing...
Marty and Khalid's story could have been exciting, heart-stopping, and with enough fire to warm the entire Eastern seaboard during winter. Unfortunately, it fell quite short.
For one thing, I never understood their relationship. I was told that they had feelings for each other, but I never saw how those feelings developed or even saw them interact in any sort of meaningful fashion. Even the sex felt like the same-old same-old stuff, albeit slightly tamer (?) and almost boring because I just couldn't see the connection. For another thing, I'm not sure why the third was brought in at all. It felt like Lora Leigh had committed to making it a menage story and therefore the other guy had to be there, but the excuse for it happening was flimsy at best and laughable at worst.
Then there's the issue where Marty is trained, has a really cool job, and then it never ends up coming into play. Again, she's the heroine to be kept safe and she didn't get the chance to shine in her own right.
All in all, Guilty Pleasure was an okay story at best. Pick this one up at your local library.
Marty Mathews had always known about the secret, forbidden pleasures that the women she had grown up with enjoyed. Women whose husbands or lovers were members of the exclusive "Club," where they took a selected "third" into their beds. And there is one man?a dangerous, forbidden man?who is part of this world and who has haunted Marty's dreams for years. But she had been the FBI agent assigned to shadow him, making him completely off limits. . .That is until Khalid is cleared and Marty is released from her assignment. Now, all bets are off. . .
The beautiful, fierce Marty Mathews is the one woman Khalid hungers for like no other and is the one woman he dare not let himself have. His past dogs his every step and danger lurks around every corner. If he wants to keep her safe, he must stay away from her. But the power of their desire is something they cannot deny?and once Marty is his, Khalid will do whatever it takes to keep her in his bed and in his arms.