Book Reviews: An Indecent Affair Parts 1, 2, 3 by Stephanie Julian

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Title: An Indecent Affair, Part 1
Author: Stephanie Julian
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 64 pages
Rating: 3.5 stars

Synopsis
One night. One woman. Two men. Twice the desire. Katrina refuses to give in to her mother’s demand to marry a man she can’t stand. After years of trusting no one with her heart or her body, she wants to be swept off her feet, to experience complete surrender, if only for one night. Tristan has lusted after Katrina for years and tonight he’s making his move. He’ll steal her away from his brother, who doesn’t deserve her. Then he and his best friend, Adam, will give her exactly what she wants…

Michelle’s Review
Attorney Katrina Riley needs to get away from her overbearing mother’s wishes to marry a man she does not want. During an event her parents home, she encounters Tristan and Adam. She has known Tristan most her life. Her mother is trying to set her up with his brother Phillip, but if Tristan and Adam have their ways, she will be theirs in no time.

Kat just wants to surrender to an experience she will never forget. She gets her one night experience all right with Tristan and Adam alright. Tristan has obsessed over Kat for awhile, so he cannot wait to share her with Adam. Adam is the more self possessed person. He knows that Kat has some “issues” and he doesn’t want his best friend to always be the fixer of women. They all have their tryst and Kat leaves them the next day.

This was a very quick read. You are left intrigued and wanting more. You want to know what Kat’s mother is such a bitch and always trying to control Kat’s life. Of course, we do not get any answers in this book.

*An ARC was provided by Rock Star PR Lit for an honest review.

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Title: An Indecent Affair, Part 2
Author: Stephanie Julian
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 62 pages
Rating: 3.5 stars

Synopsis
Katrina is finally taking control of her life. She’s quit her job in Boston and is opening her own law practice in Philadelphia, home to Tristan and Adam. She spent one sensually mind-blowing night in their arms. And then she snuck out before morning.

Tristan is looking forward to breaking down Kat’s walls and starting a relationship. Adam isn’t sure Kat is the woman he and Tristan need in their lives. And he’ll do whatever it takes to make sure they don’t make a huge mistake.

Michelle’s Review
Kat is finally taking charge of her life and getting away from her mother. She accepts an offer to work with her brother. Of course, her bitchy mother is not too happy. Kat could care less how her mother feels about her decision. It has been made.

Tristan and Adam find out that Kat is planning on visiting Philadelphia and make an unexpected visit to Kat at her hotel. Kat is a little shocked to seeing them, but the sparks continue to fly. The heat and sexual chemistry these three elicit is electric.

Of course, they next day a heated argument ensues between Kat and Adam. He feels something off with Kat and pushes her. He doesn’t want to see his friend get hurt. The ice princess in Kat returns and gives Adam a tongue lashing.

Again, this is another quick read. I wanted to know exactly what pushes Kat’s buttons. What made her so cold and out of reach for other relationships. I wanted to know what Adam really sees about Kat that makes him weary of her.

*An ARC was provided by Rock Star PR Lit for an honest review.

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Title: An Indecent Affair, Part 3
Author: Stephanie Julian
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 59 pages
Rating: 3.5 stars

Synopsis
Letting her insecurities get the better of her, Katrina pushed Adam away after another amazing night in bed between him and Tristan. In the light of day, she realizes she needs to apologize. She only hopes Adam will listen.

After walking out on Katrina, Adam believes the only way Tristan can have a shot at a relationship with her is for Adam to step aside. He’s not the kind of man she needs in her life and Tristan has wanted her for too long to give up now.

Or course, passion has a way of derailing the best of intentions…

Michelle’s Review
So book 3, Kat really knows that she is scared of the new changes that she is planning on taking but she is determined to follow through. She also knows that she was a royal bitch towards Adam that last night she spent with him and Tristan.

Adam knows he fucked up that last time he, Tristan and Kat got together, but he knows, that Kat is hiding something, and he doesn’t want his best friend to get hurt. Although personally, deep down inside, I know he has some really strong feelings for Kat and you will read that in this book.

I am a little frustrated because I really want to get to the heart of the matter with this series and this is a 5 part series. I am sure the author could have put all these series’ into one book. I do like the author’s writing style, I just want to get to the meat and potatoes of the story. I guess I will have to wait until books 4 and 5 to see how this love triangle is going to move forward.

*An ARC was provided by Rock Star PR Lit for an honest review.

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Excerpt from An Indecent Affair Part 3
Adam’s masterful kiss made her feel as if she was drowning in lust. His lips moved over hers with a purpose that had her pressing closer, rubbing against him.

Tilting her pelvis into his, she tried to get closer, her body moving instinctively. The hard ridge of his erection nudging against her clit made her moan. Made her want more. Harder. Faster.

How did he do it? How did he turn her into this crazy, impossibly horny person she didn’t recognize?

Simply by kissing her?

But it wasn’t just the way he kissed. It was the way he used his hands. The way he held her tight but didn’t make her feel threatened or dominated. The way he kissed her with complete concentration yet still managed to stroke her body into utter surrender.

She wanted him to stroke every inch of her skin with his hands. Wanted to get her hands on him. Just thinking about it made her moan into his mouth.

Adam groaned and pulled away from her mouth but not from her body. “Jesus, Kat.” He put his mouth against her neck and sucked on her neck hard enough to make it sting. “This isn’t smart.”

No, it really wasn’t. She tried to pull away, wanted to see his expression, but he wouldn’t let her move far enough away. He kept her tight against him, his erection pressing against her stomach, making her want to slip her hands into his jeans and stroke him.

This wasn’t why she’d come here.

Wasn’t it?

She tried but couldn’t catch her breath. His scent surrounded her, making her thighs clench and her sex moisten. She didn’t want to stop.

She didn’t want to be smart. She wanted to be naked and have Adam pound into her, make her scream his name.

Turning her head, she bit his neck. Not hard, just enough to make him shudder against her.

“Fuck.”

In the next second, he laced one hand through her hair and tugged. Her head tilted back and he sealed their lips together again.

This time, he demanded so much more. And she was more than willing to give it to him.

She returned his fast-building intensity with her own, her hands working under his shirt until she felt warm skin. Flattening her hands on his back, she pressed him closer, moaning when he settled his hand on her ass and ground his cock against her.

God yes.

The desire to wrap her legs around his waist and rock against him made her frantic. Her fingers dug into his back and she rose onto her toes, trying to make up the height difference.

Her breasts felt tender and swollen, aching for his hands to cover them. Or his mouth. His teeth.

Gasping into his mouth as he lifted her off the floor, she wrapped one arm around his shoulders to stabilize herself but had no fear he’d drop her. The arm around her waist felt strong as steel, and the hand on her back made it clear she wasn’t going anywhere.

But he was moving and she was pretty sure she knew where he was taking her.

Still kissing her, he carried her to the stairs, navigating as sure-footed as a cat. Every movement rubbed her pelvis against his and finally, she had to break the kiss to catch her breath. Every nerve in her body was energized, every cell straining for something she was fast becoming addicted to.

That should scare the shit out of her. And somewhere inside her brain, it did. But that part of her brain had been hijacked by the unfamiliar sensation of wanting so badly and having what she wanted within her reach.

When they reached the top of the stairs, Adam stopped, and sudden fear swept through her. She didn’t want him to put her down and tell her to think about what she was doing. That he was going to ask her if she was sure and she was going to say no, she wasn’t, because that’s
what he expected to hear.

“One question. Do you want me to stop?”

That had an easy answer. “No.”

Leaning close, he spoke directly into her ear. “Good. Because we’re about to cross a few lines, and I can’t even force myself to care. All I want is you naked and under me.”

About Stephanie Julian

Stephanie
I’m a reformed reporter who enjoys making up stories much more than writing about real life.

In sixth grade, I found my mother’s stash of romance novels hidden under her bed and realized they were much more interesting than the books in the school library. I devoured Rosemary Rogers, Bertrice Small and, most especially, Kathleen Woodiwiss.

In college, I majored in English and continued to expand my favorites list. Shakespeare, the Canterbury Tales, the Bronte sisters, Mary Shelley. Then I graduated and discovered there wasn’t much I could do with an English degree.

That’s when I found out they would pay me to write for a living at a newspaper. Want to learn how to write tight and clean? Work for a daily local and condense a three-hour meeting with an angry mob of residents upset about a sewer system overhaul into 15 inches in 20 minutes.

After my sons were born, I freelanced, working at home in my drafty attic office, and developed a two-book-a-day Harlequin habit that turned into a writing habit. My first attempts at romance were firmly rooted in the Harlequin tradition and I sold my first two romances to Avalon Books under the name Stephanie Scott.

But writing sweet romances was not what I’d had in mind. I wanted to write books where people actually got to have sex. I contracted my first erotic romance to Ellora’s Cave and never looked back.

I write sexy series that combine heat with heart. Four are linked by Etruscan Magic: Magical Seduction, Lucani Lovers, Forgotten Goddesses and Darkly Enchanted. I also write the silly-funny, super-sexy Lovers on the Fringe series and the straight contemporary DeMarco Investigations series. I’m also writing the serial menage, INDECENT.

BY PRIVATE INVITATION, NO RESERVATIONS and OVER EXPOSED comprise the contemporary erotic romance series, Salon Games.

I’m happily married to a Springsteen fanatic and I’m the mother of two sons who introduced me to the joys of Slipknot, Warped Tour and never-ending headaches.

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