[Siren Sensations: Erotic Contemporary Consensual BDSM Romance, M/M/M/M/F with M/M elements, HEA] Arden's been plagued by personal problems--none of them involving men. But when she waits on four hunky rich guys one night and they find out she's studying computers, their job offer is the answer to her prayers. Trace, Steve, Ken, and Hal have been best friends since they were college roommates. They've already successfully birthed and cashed out one start-up that made them rich, and moved to Florida to focus on replicating their accomplishment. They hope buying a house together will help them recapture their magic and avoid distractions, like dangerously meddling family and crazy exes. But Arden, their adorable motorcycle-riding assistant, doesn't seem to understand how much she distracts them. Then, a chance encounter at Venture gives the men a very bad--or very good--idea. And when Ken needs Arden's help hiding his secret from family, the men decide the risk is worth it. Now, all they have to do is convince Arden she's perfect for them. Note: This book contains double penetration. Tymber Dalton is a Siren-exclusive author.
Suncoast Society, Book 70, by Tymber Dalton
"If it wasn't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all!" Arden Hasegawa has got to be wondering if this isn't her motto. Already burning the candle at both ends with computer studies and working a minimum wage job, she comes home to find an apartment fire has left her virtually homeless. On a shoestring budget, she can't afford another apartment. Then comes the final straw. Kraiges Technologies, the IT company where she's an unpaid intern, closes without warning. Desperate for money, she takes a coworker's shift at the restaurant where she works. Suddenly, her life's flipped 180 degrees! Not only does another coworker, Allie, offer Arden the use of a top-of-the-line RV for a fraction of her apartment's rent, but four hot, sexy men just happen to land in her section of the restaurant. Ken Rossi, Trace Huffe, Steve Chaudhary, and Hal Larsson were college roommates when they founded Collidezkope. When they took it public, they became millionaires. But now their consulting contract's done, and they want a new start, a different direction. Relocating to Sarasota and buying a house together, they plan to recapture their mojo and recreate their success. There's just one problem. They need at least one person they can trust to handle the admin end of their new venture. When they meet Arden, she seems the perfect fit. But isn't this all a bit too easy? Maybe so but Ken, Trace, Steve, and Hal jump at the chance, and Arden's soon officially their AA. The work's perfect for all five. But there are secrets that have the potential to blow this perfection to bits. The men's attraction for and relationships with each other are hardly a secret. But they're all magnetically drawn to Arden as well. Can anyone say "sexual harassment lawsuit in the making?" When the men stumble onto Venture, their kinky dreams are fulfilled. Oh, did I mention that Arden's also a member at Venture, making things even more complicated? Awkward? Understatement of the year! Then comes the ultimate test. One man's secret has the potential to destroy his entire life, possibly his friends, and even their dreams. Only Arden can help. Will she? Is this crazy plan even conceivable? Or will the perfect working relationship, the success that's just beyond their fingertips, be shattered? There's only one answer. The question is, what will each of the five have to sacrifice for that answer?
As you probably know by now, I adore Tymber Dalton's books. This one is no exception. However, this story's a bit of a departure for Ms. Dalton and the Suncoast Society series. It's truly a standalone, and has a lot in common with the reverse harem books so popular right now. But, as always, Ms. Dalton has reached beyond the obvious. This is far from a simple reverse harem story. Arden is one of the funniest, quirkiest characters Ms. Dalton's created in awhile. She's absolutely hilarious with her ability to "swear like a sailor" without saying one curse word! I adore her sense of humor, her work ethic, and most of all, her absolute devotion and dedication to the people surrounding her. Ken, Trace, Steve, and Hal are the best of friends, have absolute faith and trust in each other, and love each other in every way. Each has his own unique personality with all the flaws and strengths inherent in any person. "Non-sequiter Hal" with his out-of-left-field comments, joking nature, and brilliant mind is a joy...and a pain! Ken is the workaholic, intense and focused, but with hidden softness and joie de vivre. Steve is no less brilliant than the rest but he's the outdoorsman with hidden depths. Trace may be focused and intense in his work, but he's also shy and introverted. And there's absolutely no doubt that each man is a true dominant. Add Arden to the mix, and you have a combustible combination. To blend such diverse personalities into a story takes true talent. To pull together the conflicting interests and unique challenges facing each character is even more difficult. For even the most talented of authors, this would be an incredible challenge. But, as always, Ms. Dalton demonstrates her expertise by writing a compelling and enthralling story that will keep you on the edge of your seat from the beginning to end. Congratulations, Ms. Dalton! Your in-depth look at a polyamorous "reverse harem" lifestyle is 100% genuine and absolutely real. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead deserves nothing less than five stars!
A final note. Be an informed reader! This is an ADULT book. It contains explicit language and BDSM sexual scenes. If you don't enjoy this genre, this may not be the book for you. There are book synopses and reviews available on Goodreads and all booksellers' websites. Use these resources. DON'T LEAVE A NEGATIVE REVIEW WHEN YOU KNOW YOU WON'T ENJOY THE BOOK. It's not fair to the author. She works hard to provide a quality work product. If you know you'll object to a book's subject matter before you buy it, you're doing yourself and the author an extreme disservice.
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