Three lovers really click in the latest from the New York Times bestselling author of Call on Me—
Cora has an amazing sex life. She’s beautiful, daring, and the most popular submissive in Hayven. Too bad none of it’s real...
IT specialist Cora Benning has figured out the key to her formerly disastrous love life—make it virtual. In the online world of Hayven, she’s free of her geek girl image and can indulge her most private fantasies with a sexy, mysterious master without anyone in her life discovering her secrets. Until her information is hacked and she finds herself working to fix the breach under two very powerful men—one who seems all too familiar...
Best friends and business partners Ren Muroya and Hayes Fox were once revered dominants. Then Hayes was wrongfully sent to prison and everything changed. Ren wants to get back to who they were. Hayes can’t risk it. But when they discover the new IT specialist is their online fascination, and that she’s never felt a dominant’s touch, the temptation to turn virtual into reality becomes all too great…
In the scorching ninth Loving on the Edge erotic romance (after Call on Me), two sexy dominant men take a submissive woman through a sexual and emotional awakening. By day, tomboy Cora Benning is an IT specialist in Fort Worth, Tex.; by night, she's Lenore, a standoffish submissive in the online community of Hayven, where she reserves her charms for one specific player. But when a security breach in the game brings her into contact with its owners and creators, Ren Muroya and Hayes Fox, Cora is tempted to show her kinky side in the real world. As the two men explore their love for each other and their mutual desire for Cora, they realize she's the perfect addition to their relationship. But before they can live happily ever after, they have to deal with the hacker bent on ruining them, a man who knows all of their dirty little secrets. Loren balances keen characterization with a page-turning plot and breathtakingly hot sexual scenes; the emotional arc is so strong that the thriller elements that come into play near the end are barely needed.
A very satisfying, wonderful addition to the series; it kept me up all night reading!
I’ve been in love with Roni Loren’s Loving on the Edge series since I picked the first one up at my local library. Her writing transports me to another place and allows me to experience things that I might not want to do in real life. For me that’s the whole point of reading and she is a master at taking me away from real life.
In a way I was lucky; several of the books in this series were already out by the time I discovered Roni Loren’s writing so I was able to devour them one right after the other. The problem is that this also spoiled me and I had a hard time waiting for her next book to be released. It’s been a little over a year since she’s had a full-length novel in this series but fortunately there was a novella to help me endure the wait. [Note: Roni Loren also started a fabulous new series, The Pleasure Principle, which also helped me be patient waiting for Loving You Easy.]
I hardly know where to start with my review. This book had my emotions on a rollercoaster. I laughed out loud in more than one place and I cried in many others.
<blockquote> But one day after school, Ren had brought Hayes to his aunt’s restaurant to introduce him to sushi. Hayes had talked a big game that he could handle spicy food, so Ren had bet him twenty bucks that he couldn’t take a big dollop of wasabi without spitting it out. Hayes had boldly popped it in his mouth and swallowed. It’d taken about five seconds before he was coughing, ten before he was crying, and fifteen before he was beseeching God for help and cursing the entire nation of Japan.</blockquote>
Quoting the places that had me in tears isn’t as easy because you really have to read them totally in context with the rest of the story. Suffice to say that reading about Hayes’ wrongful imprisonment and how it affected his friendship with Ren, their company and his life overall was very emotional. The connection between Ren and Hayes was so strong and yet they remained only friends until things finally come to a head one night.
I also got very emotional when reading about Cora and her low opinion of herself. She thinks that men don’t find her attractive at all so she’s immersed herself in the safety of the online world of Hayven where she can explore the confusing (to her) sexual feelings she has. She is smart and brilliant at what she does but it’s very difficult for Hayes and Ren to convince her of this.
We know from the book’s blurb that Ren and Hayes find out that Cora is the submissive they know from Hayven. What I didn’t expect was the anticipation and almost anxiety I felt waiting for that spot to come in the book; it was much, much later than I expected but so worth the wait.
Like the other books in this series the heat level in this one is off the charts. I marked no less than 5 spots in the story as HOT! and I know that I missed others simply because I was so engrossed in the story that I’d forget to highlight as I read.
My review can’t begin to do justice to Roni Loren’s writing and storytelling. This is definitely one of those books that I felt very emotional about but then have a hard time conveying that in words. You don’t need to have read any of the other stories in this series to enjoy this one; they all stand alone with no problem. But, I’d be willing to bet that if you haven’t read any of the others you won’t be able to wait to read the others as quickly as you can after you finish this one.
ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my review.
Nothing new or original, same as the other books with different names.