Sunday, March 6, 2011

Book Review - If You Don't Tell by D.V. Hent

About The Book:

With only six months left until she's finally married, a sheltered Laela Booker wants to experience life before she ties the knot. Motivated by an erotic dream, she ultimately decides to ask Quinton about a ménage. After embarking on a quest to find the perfect partner, she finds much more than she had ever hoped to... 

Quinton James would like nothing more than to marry his fiancée, Laela and start his long life journey as a 'one woman' man. She's almost perfect for him: pretty, educated and most importantly, sexually adventurous. But as his past and present clash with his future, one temptation seemingly follows another. Even with the possibility of a ménage with his fiancée on the horizon, a newly discovered secret may lead him back towards his old life and into the bed of someone else.

Recently married and dealing with bouts of depression, Simone Hall struggles to keep her home in one piece. Pressured by her family to stay in a loveless marriage and suspecting her husband of infidelity, her life slowly begins to unravel. Soon, she finds herself resenting everyone--including her best friends' Laela and Quinton's "perfect relationship" and searches for solace in all the wrong places.

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My first reactions when I finished:
Wow! This book was amazing! I also said: "What--that's it?",  "What happens next".  The author left me wanting more!

My Review:
I had to take a break while reading this book and read another book for a book tour.  I didn't want to put this book down AT ALL.  When I was able to get back to it, I had no problem picking up where I left off.

Laela and Quinton seemed like the perfect couple, but they both had issues that they needed to deal with.    He had so many women in his past, but he wanted to turn a new leaf and marry Laela and be faithful to her, but can he?  Laela, on the other hand, would like to try a threesome.  Who would be #3 in their threesome, and will they even go through with it? 

This book was highly erotic and had a great story to go along with it.  I really don't think the scenes could have been any steamier!  The sex in this book was scorching HOT!  I admit, I was highly aroused while I was reading this book.  The characters were well thought out and I really felt connected with them. They seemed so real to me. They had so many things going on, and their lives all got intertwined.  I was excited to see how it would all end up!   I found my heart racing at times and my heart sinking at other times.  

I loved also how each chapter was a different character's point of view, and under the character's name the day and time was listed. 

I am surprised that this is D.V. Hent's first book.  I am really looking forward to reading more of his books!

Favorite Character:  Quinton. of course!  I want to see what he does next!

Least Favorite Character:  Mike.  He seems like just a jerk to Simone. I was very surprised what was revealed about him at the end though.  I didn't see that coming at all.

Favorite New Words From This Book:
Mandingo (p.34)
Slorny (p.52)

Favorite Quote (that doesn't give too much away): P 31.
The kiss lingered on my lips; I licked them, hoping to rekindle the sensation, but it was a little too late.  My body craved the feeling she'd left.

5/5 Diamonds

Highly Recommend Purchasing This Book!


Book Details:
Title: If You Don't Tell
Author: D.V. Hent
Publisher: Naughty Ink Press
Pages: Paperback; 325 pages
Source: Purchased


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Disclaimer: I purchased this book. I was not compensated for my review. My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist. They are my personal reflections based solely on MY experience while reading this novel.


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