Meet the Baumgartners by Selena Kitt

Grade: C+
Hotness Level: Inferno
Kink Level: Mild Kink
Genre: Contemporary, m/f, m/f/f, f/f
Series: The Baumgartners #0
Published: 9/12/10
Reviewed by Kate
85 pages

I’m not really sure where to even start with this one.  Carrie and Maureen are college roommates and lovers and Carrie’s perfectly satisfied until she catches Steve “Doc” Baumgartner masterbating in the shower.  What follows is a sexfest involving the three of them, but especially Carrie and Doc.

To say that this one was steamy and hot would be the understatement of the year.    This is not a book that you read in the living room with the family all around.  They’ll start asking questions about why you’re blushing and sweating.  This is a book that requires privacy for reading.


The Bottom Line by Sandy James

Grade: C
Hotness Level: Inferno
Kink Level: Mild Kink
Genre: Contemporary
Published: 5/6/14
Reviewed by Kate
336 pages

Contractor Ben needs another project, fast.  When high school teacher Mallory asks him to finish all the projects her ex-husband left behind, he’s drawn to more than the money the project will bring.

This one pulled at my emotions a bit.  Mallory has been through a terrible year of life and is trying to bounce back.  Ben is trying to provide a stable home life for his daughter Amber.  The two of them fit together.  Yet they don’t rush into things, which I appreciated.  I didn’t care for the drawn out suspense of what had happened in the last year for Mallory.  It frustrated me, more than drawing me into the story.  And there was some mild kink that just didn’t work in this one for me.  Other than that, this was a solid read.

I’m guessing this is the first book in a upcoming series.  I will read the second one when it comes out, because I’m predicting Beth’s (Mallory’s friend) Vegas vacation will turn out to have some unexpected consequences and I want to see if I’m right.

Wild Ride by Juliette Jones

Grade: C+
Hotness Level: Inferno
Kink Level: Mild Kink
Genre: Contemporary, menage
Published: 2/21/14
Reviewed by Kate
135 pages

After he steals most of her money and hits her, Lacey leaves her boyfriend (now an ex) with under $200 and a car that badly needs repairs.  When her car breaks down she catches a ride with Riley and Nate, hot cowboy types. 

So.  Yeah.  That’s pretty much the plot.  And I’m okay with there not being a huge plot.  Especially when it’s a menage story.  Lacey has decided to make some changes in her life and Nate and Riley come along at just the right time.  This one surprised me as it wasn’t quite a one night thing, but not really a permanent menage either.  My one complaint would be that the ending seemed a bit too easy, a bit too perfect.

If you like your romances to include a threesome, give this one a try.  This one is a quick read, but spicy and hot.  Give it a try.