Thursday, June 30, 2016

Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: BAD BOYS AFTER DARK: MICK by Melissa Foster

Bad Boys After Dark: Mick
Bad Boys After Dark #1
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing June 22, 2016
World Literary Press


Indulge your inner vixen…
Meet the Bad Boys… Four sinfully sexy, fiercely loyal, uber alpha brothers about to fall head over heels for their leading ladies. If dirty talk, cursing, or raw, passionate sex turns you off, the After Dark books are not for you, because everything’s naughtier after dark.


Amanda Jenner is done being a boring-man magnet and has finally taken control of her love life. As any smart paralegal would, she’s researched the hell out of how to seduce a man. She’s waxed, primped, and ready to put her newfound skills into action—and a masquerade bar crawl is the perfect venue for her solo coming-out party.

Entertainment attorney Mick Bad lives by two hard and fast rules. He never mixes business with pleasure, and he doesn’t do relationships, which makes the anonymity of a masquerade bar crawl the perfect place for a onetime hookup.

Amanda thinks she’s hit the jackpot when she bags a tall, dark, and sinfully delicious masked man—until she discovers the man she’s made out with is her off-limits boss. Mick’s already crossed a line he can never uncross, and one taste of sweet and sexy Amanda has only whet his appetite. When Mick offers to give Amanda a lesson in seduction—no strings, no regrets, and for goodness’ sake, come Monday, no quitting—the tables turn, and Mick’s totally unprepared for the lessons this sweet temptress provides.

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LURED BY THE pulse of sex and anonymity, Amanda Jenner moved through the dusky bar, brushing against silk, satin, cotton, and flesh, each graze feeding the adrenaline coursing through her veins. Blue lights misted over sweaty strangers lost in the seductive bump and grind of foreplay and hoping for a night of erotic pleasure. If Amanda tried hard enough, she could smell tomorrow’s scent du jour—regret. Tonight she had no room for the confidence-crushing worry of what tomorrow would bring. She scanned the crowd, as she had in the previous three bars, immediately dismissing anyone who wasn’t in costume. Her world was full of boring men who excelled at wining, dining, and boring her to sleep. Ten years of romance novels and movies had led her astray, sending her on a search for the elusive needle in a haystack. She’d led herself astray, always the careful thinker, careful dresser. Or as her younger sister, Ally, would say, Careful kisser, careful lover. Ally, however, had taken charge of her sex life—and she’d found the perfect man.
Now it’s my turn.

Just when you think you know what to expect from Melissa Foster, she comes out with her After Dark books...and clearly demonstrates why she's a bestselling author.  

There's something about the whole boss-employee trope that makes it a favorite, usually for me it's the taboo aspect.  Here in Mick's Bad Boys story, I honestly didn't get that vibe though-for me it was more like a "I've wanted him/her for so long, let me jump at the chance for at least one night" type vibe.  But then let's throw in some unexpected emotion to stir up the pot, okay?  Naughty?  Oh yes.  

It was very easy for me to identify with Amanda.  I could easily see myself in her place from a personality and bumbling-when-I'm-out-of-my-element standpoint.  Mick is pure sexy alpha male, complete with his own troubles from his past.  The two of them together are positively explosive while at the same time sweet and tugging at your heart.  Their intimate scenes will have readers wondering who the heck turned up the thermostat, and their heart-to-heart talks will bring out the emotions.

With Foster's reliably superior writing spilling out a story that is simply engrossing, I found myself not wanting to put this book down.  It's a fun, sexy story that also delivers character growth as well as smiles (including those naughty smiles...) and also packs a punch on the romantic side (cue the "awww" soundtrack now please).

Mick's Bad Boys story gets 4.5 stars from me, and I sure can't wait to hear his brothers' stories-I know I'm going to love those as well!  Recommended for contemporary romance fans 18+ who like their stories a little language and explicit sexual content will be found inside these pages.

Author Info

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic, perfect beach reads, and always family oriented. 

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  1. Thank you so much for reviewing MICK!

  2. I can't stop smiling after reading your review. I can't wait for you to read more Bad Boys too--I think you'll love them! Thank you for your generosity--so happy you loved it XOXO