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“ A blazing hot erotic romp . . . a must-read for lovers of erotic romance. A fabulously fun and stupendously steamy read for a cold winter’s night. This one’s so hot, you might need to wear oven mitts while you’re reading it!”
4 stars! “Carew’s devilish twists and turns keep the emotional pitch of the story moving from sad to suspenseful to sizzling to downright surprising in the end. . . . The plot moves swiftly and satisfyingly.”
RT Book Reviews
“Fresh, exciting, and extremely sexual with characters you’ll fall in love with. Absolutely fantastic!”
“The constant and imaginative sexual situations keep the reader’s interest along with likable characters with emotional depth. Be prepared for all manner of coupling, including groups, exhibitionism, voyeurism, and same sex unions. . . . I recommend Swing for the adventuresome who don’t mind singeing their senses.”
“ Carew pulls off another scorcher . . . she knows how to write a love scene that takes her reader to dizzying heights of pleasure.”
My Romance Story
“ So much fun to read . . . The story line is fast-paced with wonderful humor.”
Genre Go Round Reviews
“A great book . . . Ms. Carew has wonderful imagination.”
Night Owl Romance Reviews
“ Opal Carew brings erotic romance to a whole new level . . . she writes a compelling romance and sets your senses on fire with her love scenes!”
Reader to Reader
4 stars! “Written with great style . . . A must for any erotic romance fan, ménage enthusiasts in particular.”
Just Erotic Romance Reviews
“ Plain delicious in its sensuality. Opal Carew has a great imagination and her sensual scenes are sure to get a fire going in many readers.”
A Romance Review
4½ hearts! “Humor, angst, drama, lots of hot sex, and interesting characters make for an entertaining read that you will have a hard time putting down.”
The Romance Studio
“ Opal Carew has given these characters [a] depth and realism. . . . A thrilling romance, full of both incredible passion and heartwarming tenderness, and Opal Carew is an author to watch.”
“Wonderfully written . . . I highly recommend this tale.”
Romance Reviews Today
“ An outstanding novel . . . I encourage you to read this exceptional book.”
The Road to Romance
“ This book is extremely HOT! Ms. Carew had me squirming in my seat while reading this story. This book was so great I want to read more stories by this author.”
Coffee Time Romance
ALSO BY OPAL CAREW
ST. MARTIN’S GRIFFIN
This is a work of fiction. All of the characters, organizations, and events portrayed in this novel are either products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.
FORBIDDEN HEAT. Copyright © 2009 by Elizabeth Batten-Carew. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. For information, address St. Martin’s Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Forbidden heat / Opal Carew. — 1st ed.
1. Bisexual men—Fiction. 2. Group sex–Fiction. 3. Triangles (Interpersonal relations)—Fiction. I. Title.
First Edition: January 2010
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who is always
true to himself,
who is the daughter
I never had
As always, my hearty thanks go out to my wonderful editor, Rose Hilliard. Every one of my books is better because of her insights and ideas. Thanks to my fabulous agent, Emily Sylvan Kim, who provides ideas, support, and encouragement. It is a plea sure to work with both of you. Thanks to my husband, Mark, who supports me in so many ways, including essential technical support to keep my computer and Internet connection functioning, but mostly because of his loving encouragement and his charming ways! Finally, thanks to my two sons, whose very presence raises my happiness level.
Danielle Rayne wheeled her suitcase into the elevator and turned around. As the doors closed, her gaze caught on two tall, attractive men, one with short tousled sandy blond hair and one with light brown hair neatly tied back in a ponytail. They were crossing the hotel lobby toward the reception desk, both stylishly dressed in slim-fit jeans.
Oh my God. Trey and Jake.
The two men she had fantasized about for almost fifteen years. Two men who had haunted her dreams. Kissing her. Holding her. Her cheeks flushed as hot, sweaty images from those dreams rippled through her mind.
The older woman standing beside her glanced her way. “Are you okay?” she asked, kind blue eyes taking in Danielle’s burning crimson cheeks.
“Yes, fine thank you. Just a bit of a cold coming on,” she lied.
Danielle took a deep breath and tried to steady her racing heart. As much as she yearned to be with Jake . . . or Trey . . . or both . . . it would never be. Because Jake and Trey were in love . . . with each other.
At least, they used to be. When she knew them in college.
Were they still together? They had arrived at the hotel together. Of course, that wasn’t such a surprise. A lot of the old gang would be here. Danielle had flown to Buffalo to attend her old friend Harmony’s wedding.
Old friend? Well, more like an acquaintance now. She and Harmony could have had a close friendship, but Danielle hadn’t kept in touch, even though Harmony had tried for a while. She’d sent e-mails, Christmas cards, letters.
Danielle had always intended to write her back,