Thursday, August 22, 2013

Review: Devotion by Nicole Edwards

Title: Devotion
Series: Club Destiny #7
Author: Nicole Edwards
Publish Date: June 17, 2013
Review Source: Purchased, Personalized & Signed Paperback

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SYNOPSIS:

Ever wonder what life is like after the happily ever after?

Attention: Devotion is the follow up story of Luke McCoy, Sierra Sellers and Cole Ackerley from Temptation. This will contain spoilers of the other books within the Club Destiny series.

For two very complex, very alpha men, life after love isn’t necessarily an easy thing to embrace. Although Sierra Sellers is, and will always be, the lifeline between Luke McCoy and Cole Ackerley, everyday life proves to be the true test of the bond the three of them have forged.

No one ever said that life was going to be rainbows and butterflies after the three of them admitted their love for one another. Between their own personal insecurities, a relationship that falls well outside what most people consider traditional, and a baby on the way, the three of them find out that there are still going to be a few ups and downs.

With insecurities comes doubt, and no matter what obstacles fall into their paths, the one thing the three of them aren’t willing to sacrifice is their devotion to one another.

Warning: This book contains sexual encounters and graphic language that some readers may find objectionable, including, but not limited to: m/f, m/m, m/f/m, m/m/f encounters, anal sex, exhibitionism, and voyeurism. Contains graphic material that is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.



REVIEW:

Oh man, where to begin.  I have a book hangover today from this one.  I've been patient and tried not to read Devotion until I completed the rest of the Club Destiny series, but I desperately needed to see what happened after the HEA in Temptation.  I needed more Luke, Sierra and Cole in my life and Nicole never disappoints.  

Devotion picks up almost a year after where Temptation left off with the declaration of their love for one another in front of family and friends.  The trio have decided since to start a family and that means having a baby.  So that is exactly where Devotion picks up, with the birth of their baby!  Now, you have to get almost halfway through the book before they reveal who the actual father of the baby is and I'm certainly not ruining the surprise here!

I don't want to give a ton away so let me just say that Nicole Edwards made me cry!  My heart broke for Cole in this book.  I mean you can't read this one until you read Temptation because you would be completely lost as to what has happened to get these three to this point in their lives. So, you know that Cole pretty much always no matter what has a niggling feeling that he's the third wheel.  It just broke my poor little heart and had tears streaming down my cheeks for him to feel like he still after all this time doesn't feel like he fits into Luke and Sierra's forever. 

Of course when any of the three of them come together sexually you know you're going to need to change your panties a few times.  We've all been waiting for Luke to submit to Cole and it does happen I won't tell you when but when it does ... HOLY CRAP!  That's all I'm going to say there!  

And finally, there are a couple of surprises toward the end that just blew me away and had tears once again streaming down my face.  I'm just a huge sucker for declarations of love and romance in all forms!  Nicole nails every single one of my hot buttons in this book and I'm so glad I purchased Temptation and Devotion to sit proudly side by side on my shelf together for all time!

Side Note - we get introduced to Xander Boone in Devotion and Nicole is already writing his story and should have it out sometime later this year!  He is totally beefy and yummy, described as six feet six inches tall and something like 270 lbs ... wow! You get a little sneak peek at what turns him on at the end of Devotion and his story I'm sure will be off the charts hot!  Already squirming in my seat in anticipation!  

Reading Order for Club Destiny and Alluring Indulgence


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

About me... hmmm...

Ok, I've been asked to provide a little bit of "real" information about myself. That's harder to do than you think it is, especially for someone who has difficulty talking about themselves. ;) But, here goes...

I've been writing for as long as I can remember. Ever since I was a kid, I loved creative writing and as I got older, I got acquainted with those voices in my head and that led to putting my stories on paper. And now, here I am all these years later, spending my days doing what I love most. I decided to give myself over to writing full time in 2012 and I haven't looked back. I spent nearly 13 years in the corporate world and I have to say, this is a bit of a change (just a little) and I am loving every second of it.

I live in Texas with my husband and three amazing kids and our two beloved dogs. If I'm not writing, I'm usually reading. I devour everything I can get my hands on. I love romance of any type and being an Indie author myself, I'm always looking for new Indies to support. I haven't always been into reading, but about eleven years ago, I picked up a book - I'm pretty sure it was by Nora Roberts - and from there, I haven't stopped. Before I began writing full time, and my characters started taking up so much of my time, I was reading about 200 books a year. That has dwindled somewhat, but there isn't a day that goes by that I don't read. 

An interesting fact... I don't watch television - aside from the occasional news anyway. I will go see a movie or two rarely, but for the most part, I get all of my entertainment from a book. Some of my favorite authors include J.R. Ward, Suzanne Brockmann, Lora Leigh, Jane Rylon, Lori Foster, and Jaci Burton just to name a few.

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