Nailed to the Wall

Powertools, Book 5

This is the fifth book in Jayne Rylon’s Power Tools series. While this book can probably stand alone, it would be much easier to follow if you have read the previous four books.

There are 9 main characters in this book; 5 men and 4 women. The 5 men; Mike, Joe, Neil, Dave and James; work as a construction crew renovating houses. They were joined recently by Devon on of the women. The other women are Kayla, Katie, and Morgan. Kayla, Katie and Morgan are married to Dave, Mike and Joe while Devon is in a relationship with Neil and James. However, the guys had their own sexual relationship with each other prior to the women and only expanded it to include them. That is, all nine occasionally have sex together.

This book picks up after the weddings and as two of the couples are thinking of starting a family. With the sexual dynamics that they have there are going to have to be a few changes but no one wants to loose the closeness that they all share. This means thinking outside the box and a lot of communication.

As is usual within this series there is a lot of sex in a lot of combinations. For the first time though female on female is thoroughly explored. That isn’t to say that there isn’t some male on male action also going on as well as switching partners and a very different break at work. Each sexual scene is done graphically leaving little question of what part of whom is where. There is also a lot of emotion and ties between all of the participants. This isn’t just sex for sex but an outpouring of the love that they have for each other.

Mixed between all the hot sex are some real issues. Two couples want a child. How is this going to work? And, one isn’t getting pregnant as soon as they had hoped. Could there be a problem? Devon is the youngest and newest addition to this unusual family. She doesn’t always feel connected. Can that change?

I was leery about reading this book. While I always know there is going to be lots of sex in this series, I also want some story to be there. In this story, there was some story which made the story feel fuller and the characters more real.

I liked this book. There emotional ties come across during all the hot sex. The stresses of starting a family also were there. There was some playfulness which kept things light. The length was just about perfect for an afternoon read. (just over 100 pages)

All in all, a good hot story that will probably get you just as hot and bothered as the characters.

Book Blurb for Nailed to the Wall

The crew is back and they’re dirtier than ever.

Five sexy men with a penchant for love and lust in any variation have formed a crew. They work hard and play harder—together. Though their partnership began in construction, renovating houses and selling them for a mint, they’ve formed a bond around their shared goal to provide women, and each other, with the ultimate sexual experience.

Over the past year, as each member discovered his soul mate—or two—they expanded the reach of their circle, lighting up their nights along with their souls. Monogamous relationships and the desire to start families threaten to put their libertine revelry on the back burner. Will the passion that bonded them fade away? How will the new crew wives cope with the complex relationship the men will always cherish and crave?

Determined to prove they stand by their men, the women decide it’s time to flex some muscle and give the crew a dose of girl power. They collude to take the guys as their horny hostages, using some big guns: boudoir photos, a pillow fight and a calculated foray into partner swapping. But will they have the guts to go through with their plans?

Warning: By Book Five in this series, fans will attest that anything goes in the crew. Be prepared for ménage in every flavor—m/f, f/f, mfm, fmf, and more—along with a slew of that's what he said jokes. No throwing tomatoes at the author, please!

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2012 4.00