Sweet Seduction

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Sweet Seduction

Julie Standford owns a salon where she gives massages. She has a good business and good friends but she wants more. She wants Nathan Tucker and she's pretty sure he wants her too though he tries to deny it. Finally, in desperation and resignation, she does something totally unethical while giving Nathan his massage, a head job.; After this shocking event, Julie informs Nathan that she will no longer be giving him massages.

Nathan desires Julie but isn't sure what to do about it but he never expected her to give him a head job at work!  When he can't find her for the next week, he goes nuts. He'd like to take her out but how can he when he can't even find her to talk to her. When his friend and co-worker, Micah lets him in on Julie's newest scheme, Nathan has to make sure that she gets what she wants but with him involved.

Once Julie decides to get rid of Nathan and put him behind her, she asks her friend, Serena if her significant, Damon can arrange a threesome at his club. He agrees to her requests but there are secrets that everyone is hiding. When they all come out, will everyone still be friends?

This book is a continuation of Ms Banks series of "Sweet" books. It can definitely be read alone but it gives an update of the characters in the previous books which is always nice. These characters are introduced and are part of the plot making Julie and Nathan's world interesting.

The setting in the book is extremely well done with details and action. There are jobs, apartments, friends, and places to hang out. You get the feeling that if you showed up in Houston, you would be able to find all of the places described in this book. The characters seem as if they are your friends and that it would be possible to meet up with them at the Cattlemen's Club. 

Julie and Nathan have depth and interest.  Julie knows what she wants and is going after it letting no one get in her way.  Nathan is at a loss as to how to figure her out but he's going to give it everything he's got. Rounding them out are their friends who give them a life.

Their interactions with their friends seems real and the problems that they have are those that either you have had or someone you know may have had. This realism makes them come alive and makes you want to know more.

As always, Ms Banks books are full of explict sex but they are so much more than that. Her sex while graphic is also full of emotion. Characters show they care about their partner and this caring gives these scenes a depth that can be missing in other erotic romance.  There are scenes that go beyond what is considered "normal" sex but they are done extremely well and enhance the storyline.

I loved this book. The characters had me smiling all the way through as Julie and Nathan bumbled through their courtship. The visit with the characters from previous books gave me a warm feeling as if I were visiting with friends I hadn't seen in a while. There was a definite set up for Micah's book which seemed a bit out of place in this one but in has me wanting Micah's story which won't come out soon enough.

With really hot sex, wonderful characters, interesting plot twists and a lead in for more, this book has it all.

Book Blurb for Sweet Seduction

It's all fun and games—until someone falls in love.

Salon owner Julie Stanford wanted Nathan Tucker ever since she gave him his first massage. Getting paid to feel every inch of his body was the stuff dreams were made of. But the sexy lug was oblivious to the signals she was sending, so Julie's moving on.

Not so fast. Nathan wasn't about to let this one get away. He's more than willing to give her what she wants, and as soon as he pins the little minx down, he'll show her his own brand of sweet seduction.

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2009 5.00