Hi there! Today I’m sharing a review for CROSS MY HEART, a New Adult ménage romance from AM Hartnett. It’s a steamy read, with a good bit of heart.
Evie and Ryan are selective. Not just any man will do. After weeks of trying to make a connection online they finally extend an invitation that outs their sinful search to their widowed landlord, Seth. And then Seth reveals a secret of his own: he’s more than eager to become his young tenants’ playmate.
In spite of the explosive dynamic the threesome find in bed, Ryan’s insecurities bubble to the surface. He wanted a lover who wouldn’t hurt Evie, but as he watches his woman writhe with the ecstasy another man gives her, it becomes clear that Seth isn’t the one Evie needs to worry about leaving with a bruised heart. Sharing the control in bed was the easy part. Losing control of his emotions could destroy what he has with Evie.
Evie and Ryan are two 20-somethings who met in their apartment building. Over the course of several months they developed a friendship, and then more. They are currently an exclusive couple who enjoy some light kink, including bondage, but Ryan has recently revealed that he is bisexual and has desires to have relations with men. Evie’s on board, if she can be a mutually-pleasured party–Ryan thinks he’s the luckiest man evah.
He kinda is.
Thing is neither he, nor Evie, can find a suitable third. They have some feelers out on the kink webforums, but the leads aren’t good. Most of the respondents don’t want to play equally with Evie or Ryan.
A disastrous tryst ends with a mortifying rescue by their landlord, Seth, who isn’t exactly averse to a bit of kinky fun with his tenants.
I like the emotional and sexual landscape of this book. It is told by Evie and Ryan, and we get the full sense of their experience, which is both good and bad. Expect some seriously hot sexytimes and some low points–especially when Ryan blows the whole thing up. Honestly, I need to know Seth has his own book coming, because this dude stole the story.
This is a story set in London, so expect the Briticisms to be strong and loverly. It made my Anglophile heart swoon. I received a review copy of this book via NetGalley.
About the Author:
A.M. Hartnett began writing erotica upon receiving what, at the time, she considered very bad advice from a career counselor. Since 2006, her short stories have appeared on the web and in various anthologies, including Kristina Wright’s Best Erotic Romance series and Rachel Kramer Bussel’s Curvy Girls.
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