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5 stars for The Merry Widow by @AdrianaKraft #eroticromance #romanticsuspense #bookreview

Title: The Merry Widow

Author: Adriana Kraft

Genre: Erotic Romantic Suspense

Book Blurb:

So much for all the anticipation about the new millennium. Merry Delaney’s life is still in a rut and shows no signs of changing. Sex? A fading memory, gone long before her husband actually died. Excitement? Hardly the hallmark of an accountant’s life. At forty-two, what can she look forward to?

Until her best friend takes Merry’s predicament into her practiced hands. One passionate kiss unleashes possibilities Merry never dreamed of—and she wants to sample them all. Men? Women? Young? Old? Ménage? Toys? Yes, to all, to pleasure, to making up for lost time.

Enter Chicago Detective Jim Barnes, who solicits Merry’s help with a mob funds-skimming case. Can the scorching passion that soon smolders between Merry and Jim survive the escalating mob threats of exposure? Having discovered a zest for sex, will Merry ever again be satisfied with one man?

My Review:

Widow Merry is tired of her boring life, that is until her best friend kisses her. Forced to admit her sex life is in need of a jump start, Merry uncovers a whole universe of pleasure waiting to be unleashed and dives in. Men, women, young, old, it doesn’t matter to Merry. She explores it all, including a very virile detective named Jim Barnes. But her escapades soon become blackmail by the mob enforcers. Can Jim and Merry bring down the mob and their illegal activities before they wind up six feet under?

Wow, what an incredible book! Not only is this a gripping, romantic suspense but the heat level is hotter than Death Valley. Merry exploration adds a scorching depth to the story but it’s very well done. Merry’s pleasure journey is more about her rediscovering herself after years in solitude than having all kinds of sex. The emotions are firmly entrenched and that is what makes The Merry Widow such a wonderful romance. The characters leap off the page with their own set of insecurities and hang-ups. The plot moves at a quick pace with a balance between the erotic romance and the suspense. The ending took me by surprise and I was a little sad to see it end. I grew attached to the characters and wanted to stay in their world a little bit longer. The Merry Widow will be on my keeper shelf and one I will be re-reading again and again. Highly recommend!

Favorite Character/Quote:

Merry. I loved her adventurous streak and her zeal for trying new things in and out of the bedroom. It’s like she was caged and finally released. Her devotion to those she cares about touched me. When I finished reading, I knew this was one character I would never forget.

My Rating: 5 stars

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Author Biography:

When it’s Time to Heat Things Up

Award-winning author Adriana Kraft is a married couple writing Sizzling Romantic Suspense and Erotic Romance for Two, Three, or More. Whether readers open our romantic suspense or our erotic romance, they can expect characters they care about, hot sex scenes, and a compelling story. Our suspense stories deliver one man, one woman, danger and intrigue. Our erotic romance is edgier and nearly always includes ménage or polyamory, sometimes with two women and a man, sometimes with two (or more) couples. We write our Erotic Romance stories to entertain, of course, but most of all we write them because we believe in happy endings for all who fall in love, whatever their gender, sexual orientation or numerical combination.

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N

1 Comment

Barbara Bettis
Mar 17, 2020

What a glowing review! Congratulations!

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