Rules of Seduction by Joya Ryan
Series: Serve #7
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: June 9, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Format: eARC, 142 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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He'll be the dream and the dirty fantasy...
Through with both her controlling ex and relationships, Ava Webber is determined to explore the spicy and sometimes forbidden appetites of the exclusive BDSM nightclub, Serve. Here, she'll get exactly what she needs...as long as it's from a man she doesn't know.
Nolan Hart ensures that Serve's clients get what they want, how they want it. But with one look at the curvy brunette, Nolan knows he's the man to fulfill her desires. As the anonymous lover, he's Ava's dirtiest fantasy. Outside of Serve, he's her charming, smartass friend.
But Nolan wants more. More than Ava is willing to give. And as long as the blindfold stays on, she'll never discover that the two men she's falling for are one and the same...
I discovered Joya Ryan’s books a few months ago and have really enjoyed the ones I’ve read so far. Accepting a review copy of this one was a no-brainer. I was, however, totally taken by surprise because I didn’t realize this was a continuation of the Serve series. And, more importantly, that it was about the bouncer Nolan who I’ve been curious about for so long now! (Yes, I do frequently request/accept books from beloved authors without ever actually reading the synopsis. But it’s all good when it leads to pleasant surprises like it did with this book!)
I tackled this book and read it cover to cover one night when I had insomnia as a result of a loud thunderstorm. It was exactly what I needed to distract me. It didn’t put me to sleep, but it was worth sacrificing some sleep for this story. I regret nothing.
Rules of Seduction was a fantastic read. I really liked the characters. I mean, Nolan was a given. I’ve been wanting more of him for months now. Ava was a great heroine. I enjoyed reading about her embracing her fantasies and moving past her mentally abusive ex-husband’s manipulations. Nolan and Ava clicked from the very beginning and I couldn’t wait to see what would happen as Nolan agreed to set her up with a man willing to help her explore her darker side. When he decides he’s the only one who will be fulfilling her desires, I knew I was in for a fantastic ride.
Joya brings the heat and the feels with this book! The anonymity factor between Ava and “Myth” definitely spiced things up. Of course, I knew it was Nolan the whole time, so I enjoyed watching Ava get to know both sides of this man. Whether it was daylight flirting and friendship with Nolan or nighttime escapades with Myth, I loved these characters together. I knew it was likely to get interesting when the truth finally came out, but I hoped they could pull through it.
If you like your romance hot – and with a touch of BDSM – you have to read the Serve series. They’re delicious bite-sized books that are guaranteed to raise your temperature and maybe even an eyebrow or two. And, most importantly, the characters are likable and real and even with the BDSM, there’s some great romance to be found. Rules of Seduction was a fantastic addition to this series and definitely one of my favorites.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.