Thursday, 22 August 2013

Review of The Bottom Line by Shelley Munro

 Title: The Bottom Line
Author: Shelley Munro
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Publisher:  Samhain Publishing 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 272 pages
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Spicing up her sex life sounds exciting…until the fantasy hits the fan. When Maggie Drummond buys an erotic romance novel by mistake, she gets more than an unexpected eyeful. She gets an introduction to a world that arouses her to a fever pitch. Spanking. Her boyfriend isn’t interested in pushing his vanilla-flavored sexual boundaries. Then there’s Connor Grey, who haunts her fantasies like a magical genie. As a source of masculine advice for her and her female friends, he’s off limits. The only safe place to explore her fetish is her anonymous blog. The recent changes in Maggie don’t escape Connor’s notice. Now that her boyfriend has dropped her, he can finally—carefully—make his move. Given his family history, laying a hand on any woman, even in fun, is a line he’s reluctant to cross. But for Maggie? Anything the lady wants. As Maggie gives in to the temptation to let Connor add some sin to her life, she finds herself juggling lies, half-truths, friendship and sensual delights. Her job is in jeopardy—and she’s falling in love. Exploring her fantasy is one thing, but she’s beginning to question if indulging her own pleasure is worth the cost to everyone around her. Especially Connor… Warning: Contains explicit sex, spanking, and the good, the bad and the ugly about friendship.

Anna’s Review

This is my first romance by Shelly Munro, but it won’t be my last.  I really enjoyed this book on so many levels.  This book does have a little bit of a spanking element to it, but really that’s not what the book is about.  Maggie and Connor’s story is a wonderful friends to lovers romance.   Both of these characters are incredibly likable and charming. Maggie’s character really changes and blooms as the story progresses.  She discovers what she really likes about herself and what she really wants out of life and apparently spanking during sex is one of them.  

I couldn't  help but be drawn to Conner since he thinks Maggie is perfect just the way she is and does everything her can to make their relationship work.  Maggie runs into some trouble because she breaks a pact with her friends where they had agreed that none of them would date Conner. I won’t go into details because I don’t’ want to spoil the story but the couple has to learn a great deal about themselves and honesty before they can find their HEA.

The story is engaging, funny and the sex scenes are hot. For your next great read pick up the Bottom Line!

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