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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Dear Addi by Regina Cole

When Addison Laine discovers her famous late-aunt’s love letters, she never expects a lawsuit over the information they contain.Enter Jackson Poole, son of the woman responsible for the lawsuit. Addi knows any relationship with Jackson would be disastrous but she can’t fight her attraction to his quiet intelligence and sexy-professor style.

As Jackson works on authenticating the letters, he finds himself falling for the free-spirited Addi. His fierce need for her overcomes all his reservations—and his inhibitions. And sweet, exciting Addi is more than willing to help him explore his secret kinky side.

Type: Erotica, Novella (<100 pages)
Heat: 3.5 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

My mom is in town visiting right now and we decided to spend a quiet night at home just reading. Now, my momma and I do not read the same things. At all. About as spicy as she reads are the Stephanie Plum books by Evanovich (and those are pushing it LOL).

So we get all settled for the night and I picked up my Nook, opened up Dear Alli and starting reading along. And oh. my. god. I'm totally glancing around like a guilty little girl as I'm reading because my mom would just die if she knew I was reading something so steamy right there in front of her. Holy freaking sexy book! This was my first time reading Cole's books and damn did she just find a new fan. I loved the characters, the storyline and all the steamy goodness.



Dear Addi was a pretty quick read coming in at only around 80 pages but Cole really packed a wallop in that short amount of time and kept me absolutely glued to the page. I love an interesting meet between the hero and heroine and these two had a pretty great one seeing Jackson's mamma was suing Addi for all she was worth over some long lost love letters between their ancestors that Jackson was supposed to authenticate. Crazy way to meet, right? 

Addi and Jackson were so different from each other but absolutely perfect together. She's a bit bold and says what she's thinking, is playful and even though she's not always completely confident the girl definitely has a backbone and had me cheering for her the whole time.

And Jackson. Well, I loved that he's not the most confident of heroes. He's on the quiet side, gorgeous but a little geeky and not always that smooth when it comes to women. But damn he can really pull it out and surprise you. Holy hell. It was pretty hot seeing him come out of his shell because of Addi and get a little.... forceful. Maybe try a few new things he'd never dreamed of. Whew. Yeah it was good.
"You think you can play me like a fiddle, don't you?" His deep voice thundered through her, the words uttered softly beside her ear. "You think that just because I'm quiet, you can have your way with me without a fight, is that right?" 
"No," Addi whispered, excited at this side of Jackson. She pressed her ass back into his groin, thrilled at the sensation of his hardness against her. 
"I think it is. I think that's what you wanted all along. You wanted me to be your boy toy, is that right?" 
"No..." 
"No sir to me, Addi." He turned her head with a hand on the nape of her neck and took her lips in a forceful but gentle kiss. 
"No sir," she whispered when his mouth left hers. 
"That's better." He rose, kneeling between her spread legs. She heard the soft rip of a wrapper then silence when he rolled the condom onto his shaft. 
"Are you ready for me, Addison?" His hands parted her folds and she moaned, out of her head with wanting him. "Are you wet enough for me?" 
"Yessss," she hissed, pushing back toward him. 
A light smack echoed through the room, her shocked cry a split second later as the smarting pain rocketed to her brain. 
"Yes sir, Addison." 
He'd spanked her. He's honestly laid his bare hand to her ass. My lord, that felt... amazing. 
With a wicked smile she said, "Yes."
Dear Addi is definitely erotica but it's the best possible kind. There's heat and incredible sex scenes but there's an emotional connection and a real relationship to back it up. Which, for me, makes it even better. With some family drama, a little adventure of the nekkid variety and two absolutely charming characters Dear Addi was a real delight to read.

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Do you like a real relationship and emotions to back up the sexy parts? 

39 comments:

  1. i'm new to the genre i only started in november and read a few one but for me it's important that a relationship and emotions are presents and not just sex for it

    i liked the perfect play by jaci burton and the mermaid 's kiss by joey W hill

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    1. OOoo you started out with some good ones Miki! Love Burton and Hill, I've heard so many good things. Must read her soon!

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    2. i started only thanks to a challenge in fact^^

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    3. I've found some really good ones because of joining in on challenges. So fun to step outside of what you normally read now and again and find something you really enjoy!

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  2. yes i like erotica and there definately has to be a good story to go along with it
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

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  3. I do read quite a bit of erotica. I prefer for them to have a good story to go along with the sex in most cases.

    JYL22075 at gmail dot com

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    1. Same here :) My favorites always seem to have that mix.

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  4. I know I've said it before but you crack me up! That's one thing that draws me to your blog. Your humor. What a hoot you would be to hang out with. :)

    I haven't dipped into erotica yet but this story, with her interview, has got me wanting to dive into this one. I love the fact there is a story of love with all the erotica.

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    1. LOL glad you're enjoying the blog Leah!

      I started reading them maybe 2 years ago and you know, there are some really good ones out there. There are some really crazy ones too you need to work up to (like Amber Elizabeth's Satyrs- they've got two cocks some of the time! Really good books but not your starter erotica LOL) But definitely worth a try!

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  5. I do read erotica and there must totally be a story line or I won't read it...emotions et al!

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  6. I like erotica. Definitely good for a change of pace reading. I read so many genres so that way I don't get burnt out on any specific one.

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    1. Exactly what I do Penni! I love reading all of the different types out there from completely innocent ones with not even a kiss to the full on, everything goes ones and everything in between :D

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  7. I don't read erotica. What I do read is plenty erotic for me!

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    1. LOL. Some of the mainstream romance is really erotic in my opinion :) I've read a few that made my mouth drop! (in a good way)

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  8. I don't read much erotica. Most of what I've read in the past was all sex & no or very little story line. And the sex tends to get repetitive and boring. However, having said that, I have read some erotica that I enjoyed. I'm kinda picky about sexual content and I've found that steamy mainstream works better for me most of the time.

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    1. Definitely get what you're saying. I tend to stick to the mainstream romances most of the time and dip into erotica and young adult for little breaks here and there. Some of the authors do get a little repetitive with certain bits especially when they leave out any sort of plot.

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  9. Great review. I'm glad to hear there's more to the story than just the erotic aspect. It's always great to have a really great story with a real relationship as well.

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    1. Thanks Barbara :) Yep I agree. Seems so much more complete and satisfying :)

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  10. I wish my ancestors had saved more family papers and letters - I just have a cards and short notes.

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    1. Wouldn't that be amazing? I was thinking the same thing. letters like the ones in here would be amazing to find and read :)

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  11. I do, but honestly not really a fans of erotica :D

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    1. I totally get that. It's not a genre for everyone :)

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  12. I read erotica, but not really fans :)

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    1. I never thought I would be but I'm glad I gave it a try :) It works for me but I so get that it isn't for everyone out there :) Glad there's so many options for all of our tastes!

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  13. Do you read erotica? yes
    Have a favorite? I am all over the place and really enjoy this type of book (from the light caresses to the more heated variety to the taboo and more)
    Do you like a real relationship and emotions to back up the sexy parts? Yes...

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    1. LOL. Me too Beckey. Me too! I love all the different types out there from the fairly tame to the ones that really push my boundaries.

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  14. Oh wow, that was pretty hot. I'm not one for novellas but I think I can make an exception for this one. Great review!

    Adria
    Breath of Life Reviews

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    1. LOL right? There's some really sexy scenes in this one. I'm not really for novellas for the most part either but every once in a while find one where the author really does it right!

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  15. I read erotica and love those with emotions and relationships that make erotica stories memorable.

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    1. I'm a big fan of them myself. Always really nice to have heat and heart together :)

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  16. Love erotica, smutty fluff with a HEA? I´m there! =D
    Laurann Dohner is a favorite, but i´ve got a lot of them *rawr*

    Happy New Year!
    //Linda

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    1. LOL Linda I'm with ya on that!

      Haven't tried Laurann Dohner. Will have to do that this year :)

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  17. Yeah, but not the hard core stuff.

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  18. I think the relationship building and emotional connection are the key. They can make or break it no matter what genre.

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  19. OMG! That excerpt was hot! Although reading about him being so quiet and reserved and then reading the excerpt was a little shocking. Lol! Will be reading this!
    By the way, my Mom reads the same books I do. Lol! We share my Kindle account so she has something to read and doesn't have to pay for them. I do keep the really naughty ones away from her but those are the M/F/M ones...I really don't think she could handle those. Lol!

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