Release Day Review by El: Loving You Easy, by Roni Loren

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Loving You Easy, by Roni Loren
Series: Loving On The Edge, Book 9 (Stand-alone)
Publisher: Berkley/NAL
Release Day: September 6, 2016

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4-5-of-5

summary

Cora has an amazing sex life. She’s beautiful, daring, and the most popular submissive in Hayven. Too bad none of it’s real…
 
IT specialist Cora Benning has figured out the key to her formerly disastrous love life—make it virtual. In the online world of Hayven, she’s free of her geek girl image and can indulge her most private fantasies with a sexy, mysterious master without anyone in her life discovering her secrets. Until her information is hacked and she finds herself working to fix the breach under two very powerful men—one who seems all too familiar…

Best friends and business partners Ren Muroya and Hayes Fox were once revered dominants. Then Hayes was wrongfully sent to prison and everything changed. Ren wants to get back to who they were. Hayes can’t risk it. But when they discover the new IT specialist is their online fascination, and that she’s never felt a dominant’s touch, the temptation to turn virtual into reality becomes all too great…

tropes-tags

M/F/M Pairing
(Male/Female equal triangle)
M/M and M/F
Bisexual Characters
Heterosexual Character
Poly Character
BDSM
Erotica
Androgynous Character

review-by-El

Loving You Easy is exactly what I want from a book with Roni Loren’s name on the cover: hot as hell and absolutely delightful. My favorite of Roni’s romances are her menage pairings, and Ren and Hayes are a sexy duo who team up to convince kinky Cora to give in to her desires.

I don’t need a guy right now. I’m a busy girl and a wizard with a vibrator. Who needs more than that?

Let me break it down for you:

  • smart, geeky Cora whose friends-with-benefits arrangement isn’t even coming close to fulfilling her needs.
  • an online relationship that will have you racing to turn the air conditioning up.
  • two bisexual men… which means you’re not just getting a threesome and M/F, but some *cough* sexy-as-fuck M/M scenes too!

There’s also a really excellent sub-plot involving Hayes having been sent to prison and only recently released. No spoilers, but it’s not a plot that I see often (well, ever) in BDSM  romance, so I was very pleased to not only see it explored, but done well.

This is definitely erotic romance, but it’s also a lot deeper than just sex. The emotional bond between Ren and Hayes, which later opens to include Cora, is really lovely , and there’s a deep exploration of what it means to desire something you don’t think you can have.

This isn’t a hookup, Fox. We’ve been in a relationship since we were seventeen.

Now, I’m going to admit that the BDSM aspect felt a bit weak. It was a plot device, but the characters didn’t feel especially Dominant or submissive. A bit of kink, but it felt more like someone throwing a few “sirs” around as a way to make their kinky threesome seem more legitimate. So I’ve rated this novel as a fun menage story while ignoring the BDSM element, because it was a fantastic novel otherwise!

If you love steamy menage romances and strong, geeky characters, then this one is definitely for you!

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Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. After earning a master’s degree in social work from LSU, she worked in a mental health hospital, counseled birthmothers as an adoption coordinator, and did management recruiting in her PJs. But she always returned to writing.

Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son. If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her cooking, watching reality television, or picking up another hobby she doesn’t need–in other words, procrastinating like a boss. She is a RITA Award winner and a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.

Find Roni online at http://roniloren.com/

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I received an advanced copy of this novel in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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