*Fair warning, this review is going to be pretty graphic, considering the book is, so if you think that might bother you I wouldn’t read any further.
Hot? No. Steamy? No. Sweltering and intense? Yes! SLOW HAND is definitely that! I’m surprised the windows in my apartment weren’t fogging up as I was reading this.
When Teri is jilted at the altar she decides to take her private honeymoon cruise alone…until she meets Captain Jared!
I like that this wasn’t just a short story about having sex with a total stranger, there was emotion(and immediate) sparks from the very beginning. Both characters were pretty well fleshed out, and you were able to learn their personalities not only with the dialogue but with Edwards great descriptions. Her attention to detail made me feel like I was on the boat with them.
I think every woman can identify with Teri(the name threw me off for the first few pages but then I realized that not everyone is named Isabelle or an exotic name and it grew on me because it showed she really was like the rest of us and it made it even easier to identify with). She tried to be someone she wasn’t to please someone she thought she loved, without truly making herself happy. Some may see her jump from Phillip to Jared quick, but when you meet “the one” you just know, and that’s what happened with Jared. The way that she teased Jared on the deck with the lotion…and before that when she was in the cabin and took care of things on her own and was thinking of him while doing it. Whether women admit it or not, they’ve fantasized about a guy(fictional or real) while taking care of “business” at least once,
I really like Jared. Rough and weather-worn but emotional at the same time. The literal sparks he felt the first time he touched Teri and his reaction to it actually made me laugh out loud. He was all, ” I don’t want any part of that!” and it was behind his control, which is usually how it goes in the game of love. He was strong and loving and considerate.
I would have loved to had kept reading about this couple, in a full length novel, but for the limited space available Edwards did very well. I grew attached to this couple and prayed for a happy ending.
Publish Date: March 25, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
*Slow Hand first appeared in the print edition of Pure Sex in Kensington Books’ Aphrodisia imprint. This version has been revised, updated, and is a little longer than the original.*
The second story in The Brantons! (a short series)
A jilted bride…a sexy sea captain…love at first touch
Stressed out Teri Branton is determined to get the honeymoon cruise she paid for — even without the groom.
Laidback Captain Jared MacKay instantly dislikes Teri’s 6 inch heels and New York attitude.
Neither is prepared for their electrifying first touch.
In this erotically-charged novella, they have one short week under the sultry Caribbean sun. Can Jared’s slow hand lead them beyond torrid sex into a lifetime of love?
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About the Author:
Bonnie Edwards, a Toronto native, lives with her husband and pets on the rainy coast of British Columbia. Hiking the nearby woods inspires her earthy, often irreverent love stories. Occasionally she offers writing classes on line, please check her website for upcoming sessions. She has written novels, novellas and short stories for Carina Press, Harlequin, Kensington Booksand Robinson (UK).
Writing has become one of those “be careful what you wish for” curses because once the challenge of characters, pacing, plot points, and emotional engagement rose before her, she couldn’t quit. It’s the challenge that compels her to write every day.
Sometimes her stories have a paranormal twist, likes curses and ghosts, other times not. But they’re always entertaining and guarantee a happy ending.