Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Review: Downtown Devil (Sins in the City #2) by Cara McKenna

*****4.5 Stars*****

I have been hooked on Cara McKenna since I read Unwilling Victim years ago. Every time she has a new book about to release I get gleefully excited. McKenna has a way of writing what I like to call intelligent erotica. Her stories always have engaging and interesting characters, steamy sexual encounters and intense, complicated and and often boundary pushing storylines. Downtown Devil is her newest work and it is the second book in her Sins in the City trilogy which deal with illicit ménage a trois relationships.
Claire is about to turn thirty and she feels restless and unhappy with her life. Despite being on the verge of her first photo exhibit she feels as if she has not accomplished anything she set out to with her life. Still needing more models to finish her exhibit isn't helping matters. Then she meets Mica and her run of the mill life gets turned upside down. Mica is sex on legs and brings an intensity inside and out of the bedroom Claire never experienced before.
Mica's intensity and the excitement he brings to Claire's previously ordinary life is both exhilarating and frightening. He quickly pushes all her boundaries and has her considering sexual adventures she never thought she would agree to. Then things get even more complicated (and hot) when Mica's boyfriend Vaughn gets added to the mix. Claire never thought she'd be involved with two men, but it's incredibly hot and watching Vaughn and Mica together is even hotter. Vaughn is just as sexy and hot as Mica in his own way and is incredibly sweet and an all around good guy. He starts to develop feelings for Claire, but is used to women passing him over for his roommate. Claire starts developing feelings for both men, and Mica keeps him emotions hidden under his brash and larger than life personality.
I thoroughly enjoyed Downtown Devil and Claire, Mica and Vaughn. As is often the case when reading a McKenna book, I wasn't quite sure what outcome I wanted. I found myself as conflicted as our three leads, which made for interesting reading. My one minor complaint is that I really wanted to see that last scene Vaughn described at the end of the book! I felt like I waited all book for that exact scenario between Vaughn and Mica and then it faded to black. Maybe we'll get some novellas or an epilogue for all our trios at the end of book three.

Reviewed by Rosemary Feil

From the author of Crosstown Crush comes the second sexy novel in the trilogy that explores the illicit pleasures of ménage à trois.
At the edge of thirty, Clare is feeling restless. Even though she’s gainfully employed and pursuing her passion for photography, she can’t shake the feeling that something’s missing. Then she meets Mica. A perfect subject for her portrait exhibit, Mica is sexy, exciting, and everything Clare desires.
One night with the charismatic stranger is all it takes to leave her craving more. But the intensity Mica brings isn’t confined to the bedroom, and Clare wonders if this summer fling might turn more adventurous than she anticipated—especially as a curious energy starts to simmer between the two of them and Mica’s handsome roommate, Vaughn.
As the three-way tension mounts, Mica makes a sinful proposal. It’s an invitation Clare can’t pass up, and an erotic encounter she’ll never be able to forget. Caught up between two irresistible men, Clare is about to get all the excitement she’s been looking for—and then some....

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