Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wicked Wanton Wednesday: Review: Sex Drive by y Susan Lyons

Sex Drive
ISB: 978-0-7582-3825-2
Author: Susan Lyons
Pub Date: Novermber 24, 2009
Imprint : Aphrodisia
Format : Trade Paperback

This information is obtained from:
Kensington website --->> here.

The blurb:


Prof. Theresa Fallon’s ex-husband gave her good reason to swear off men. But when, on the long flight from Sydney, Australia, to Vancouver, BC, she’s seated beside one of Australia’s ten sexiest bachelors, she has reason to question that decision.

Thriller writer Damien Black is very attracted to the sexy but standoffish professor, and it’s a challenge to persuade her to enjoy his special brand of in-flight entertainment.

From there, it’s not all that big a step to enjoying a stopover together in Honolulu. Not to mention, a little sex on Waikiki Beach!

To the prof’s surprise, her sex drive hasn’t disappeared. It was only waiting for the right man to awaken it, and Damien is definitely that man. And the same very well might go for her heart…

For the cynical Theresa and the far-too-experienced Damien, this journey is a special one. To their mutual surprise, they’re on a wild ride to love!

The blurb has been obtained from Ms. Susan's website --->> here.
This book is my first review for Night Owl Romance. I am a reviewer there now!!! I am so excited!! So, with that said, I did receive this book for free... for my honest opinion of the story. So, all thoughts and comments regarding this book are solely mine!

Now, on to the review....

Meet Theresa Fallon, one of four of the Fallon sisters. She is the oldest of them. With her IQ being around genius level, she is the organized, realistic, cynical, and a little dull. Her sisters would never think of her letting her hair down and just going with the flow. In her own right, Theresa is a very straight forward kinda person; what you see is what you get.
She wasn't always a cynical person towards love and men; however, thanks to Jeffrey, her first husband of three months, she has now sworn off men. Before Jeffrey, she had not thought highly of herself. Then after him... what she had left went down to hardly nothing. Now academically, she knew she rocked. That is her area in life where she excels. So, what self esteem she had of herself, Jeffrey took that away from her. She never thought herself to be sexy, attractive or one of those woman who could attract a good looking guy. That is all about to change... She is about to meet one man that is going to rock her world from inside out!

Damien Black is a every woman's fantasy. He is definitely my walking sex on a stick man. He is charming, very easy on the eyes, body of a very athletic man, and was voted one of the country's ten sexiest bachelors (in Australia). He is man who believes in himself, exudes sexual awareness. Oh yea, and is a wee bit cocky about his sexuality. Being single and "famous" - he is an author - sometimes is not all what it's cracked up to be. What does he heart really want love or lust. Will looking away from those that fall at his feet prove to be what he has been looking for...

A ten hour flight from Sydney, Australia to Honolulu, Hawaii. Then from Honolulu to Vancouver, B. C. is the itinerary for Theresa Fallon. Theresa is on her way to her parents home in Vancouver, B. C., to meet up with her other two sisters to give their baby sister the wedding of her dreams. Damien has the same itinerary, except he has a lay over for the night in Honolulu. He was headed to Vancouver for a book tour. A New York publisher bought the U.S. rights to his books and was sponsoring the tour. He was in demand.

What could two people do on a ten hour flight? What happens when one person never steps out of their comfort zone and the other lives to skirt theirs? Can you find love, or at least the start of love, 30,000 feet in the air?

I absolutely love the whole book. Ms. Lyons had me mesmerized from the first page to the last. I could not turn the pages fast enough, nor get enough of the story fast enough to satisfy the inner hussy within. It was a non-stop ride - kinda like the flight!! I love the character tension Ms. Susan created right off the bat with Theresa and Damien. The banter between them is very realistic and the sexual tension is very hot! I love how Theresa, being a little naive as she is in some areas of life, never holds her tongue or backs down. She knows that she is not cut our for this kinda thing (what thing... I can not tell you), but she tosses common sense out the window and takes what is being given to her. Can she do this and keep her heart out of it?
Damien enjoys life and all it has to offer; including women. But when presented with a challenge, he is one not to back down. And Theresa is his challenge. She intrigues him in ways no woman ever has... but just how well could he get to know this "all work and no play" woman within one flight...
Ms. Susan made sure to give dimension to the sisters as well... I have a feeling I am going to love to see this family grow, lol! I found myself completely absorbed in the Fallons. I can say that I can not wait to see where Ms. Susan takes us next.... I hear it is on a train... Wooohoooo!!!

I can say that I loved this book. I always found us saying that - for short stories: I would like to have seen more of this or that, or this did not give much time for this or that... but it is a short story - take it for what it is; a short story. Ms. Susan wrapped me up in her story and I was left craving for more... but reminding you are reading a short story is the key. This story was NOT short on romance, banter, sexy loving and just plain fun! She has it all in this book and I so can not wait for the next story.

My pro: I enjoyed how Ms. Lyons wrote each chapter in the mind set of Theresa & Damien. What was even more enjoyable was that each chapter picked up where the last one left off.

My con: The over use word of queue.

I am proud to say that I have found me a new to me author that is going on my automatic buy list! Planes, trains and automobiles... I am so ready to see what else Ms. Lyon has in store for us!!!!!

To see what else My Lyons has to offer, please go to her website --->>> here.
Book # 2 ~ Upcoming...April 2010
The next tale in this series is called Love, Unexpectedly. This story is about one of Theresa's sisters - Kat & Nav! To catch a peek of it, please go --->> here.
I hope you have enjoyed the review!

To see my review at Night Owl Romance, please go --->>> here.

And remember... Keep it Dirty, Smutty & Hussy!
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becca said...

great review will add to my list of must read

M.V.Freeman said...

I like this review, it's quick, truthful and very positive! :)

Thanks for sharing.

Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

Hey ladies! Thanks for visiting!
This was a hot little book. And MV you are very right - quick!!

I hope you have a wonderful day!