Monday, December 6, 2010

ARC Review: Explosive by Beth Kery

Series:  None

Genre:  Erotic Romance, Suspense

Release Date:  December 7, 2010

Publisher: Berkley Heat

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Format I Read:  ARC ebook

Pages:  330

Source:  Author

Read an excerpt
Book Blurb
His touch would consume her—if it didn’t kill her first…

Dr. Sophie Gable wasn’t expecting her peaceful getaway to be shattered by the arrival of a half-dazed, dead-sexy guest. Thomas Nicasio has obviously been traumatized, and Sophie thinks she knows by what. There’s something about Thomas’s father that he can’t—or won’t—remember. Something that could get them both killed. Still she can’t resist Thomas’s electrifying seduction—or her instincts to help him…

An ex-Navy explosives specialist, Thomas has never felt this type of volatile need for a woman. Even while he’s grieving the deaths of his brother and nephew, something in Sophie makes Thomas want to overtake her, and each time he does, her willing submission makes him want her all the more. But danger is lurking close by, and if he can’t face the demons of his past, he and Sophie could be the next victims in a pattern of meaningless violence…

My Thoughts
Explosive is a page turning mystery with plenty of suspenseful moments.   The story opens with Thomas being frustrated because chucks of his last few days are missing.  Without really thinking he seeks out the one person that he really shouldn’t involve in his mess of a life. 

Sophie is a doctor that Thomas has been attracted to for a long time.   She’s kind and sweet.  Despite the public drama that Thomas and his family are going through and him coming to her looking like hell warmed over, Sophie is naïve enough to invite the stranger into her home. 

Blame it on her mutual attraction plus her doctoral need to help, but Thomas takes full advantage of everything that Sophie offers.  This is where Explosive kicks into high gear and the mystery takes a backseat to erotic scenes that left my mouth hanging open.  I had assumed that Thomas sought Sophie out because she was a therapist and he simply wanted someone that he could trust to help him sort through his feelings, but boy did he have a lot of feelings that really needed to be worked through. 

Thomas needed the good doctor for another type of therapy.  Thomas is one of those men that demand to be satisfied and is very creative in the bedroom. There are quite a few smutty scenes that I wouldn’t mind bookmarking for future references.   Despite all the sexual attraction, Sophie’s presence actually made Thomas feel safer and helped him pick up the pieces.  

I loved the book, not because I’m a smut fan, but because it was well written and I was immediately pulled into the story.  The relationship between Thomas and Sophie was instant, but it worked.  He was broken and Sophie helped fix him.  The mystery behind Thomas’s amnesia unfolded at the right pace so I wasn’t able to guess what was coming next and spoil the outcome. 

My Rating
I give Explosive four and a half flowers of love.  I felt that Beth Kerry picked the perfect title for this book because it has an explosive mixture of action, mystery and hot loving.  I’m also putting Thomas on my Book Boyfriend list because his dirty mind is swoon worthy. 


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