Sunday, July 1, 2012

Review: Still Into You (Loving On The Edge #1.5) by Roni Loren

Still Into You (Loving on the Edge, #1.5)Still Into You 
(Loving On The Edge #1.5)
by Roni Loren
Published June 5th 2012 by Berkley Heat
Copy courtesy of Author
Three days. No rings...
Seth and Leila used to have trouble keeping their hands off each other. Passion, desire, love—it was all there. Yet, eight years after their whirlwind marriage and kids, they’ve settled into a life where choosing Letterman over Leno is considered a wild night.
Seth knows things need to change. But when he hears his wife call into a relationship radio show and admit she’s been tempted to cheat, he realizes how far off course they’ve gotten. He comes up with a dramatic plan. Three days. No rings. He’ll take Leila to The Ranch, a resort where any sexual fantasy can be had, and give her the freedom to have whatever or whomever she wants.
However, Seth doesn’t intend to simply stand by and watch other men fulfill Leila’s dark desires. He has a lot more bad boy in him than his wife suspects and he knows there’s only one man who can give her what she needs. Now he has to show her why that man is him.
*Novella - ebook only - approximately 100 pages/30k words
Purchase at; Amazon and Barnes & Noble Nook

Crystal’s Thoughts:
Roni Loren’s Still Into You made for a sexy, heart-felt and fun read that was quick and a great little treat while waiting for Melt Into You

Seth and Leila met in college and married after Leila found out that she was pregnant. Seth has spent the last eight years of their marriage trying to prove to his wealthy father-in-law that he is worthy of his daughter, working hard to earn a corporate position at his job and finally be able to afford the life his wife is use to. What Seth didn’t realize was that all work and no play have almost cost him the one thing he was working so hard for – his wife and kids. It’s only after a night of Leno instead of sex and an awkward moment catching his wife in the shower that Seth realizes just how far he and Leila have drifted apart. Determined to spice things up for them, Seth turns to his brother-in-law and owner of the adult store, Wicked. But when he hears his wife calling into a radio show admitting that she almost cheated Seth knows that he has to take drastic measures if he hopes to save his marriage.

Leila doesn’t know what to do. She loves her husband deeply but he is never around anymore and lately she has found herself wanting things she knows that she can never share with him. In college Seth was the bad-boy in a band whose passion set her on fire. But somewhere along the way he lost that edge and now, she can barely remember what he looks like with the lights on. When another man shows her an interest that her husband hasn’t shown her in years, Leila is tempted and that scares her more than anything. 

Seth isn’t about to let another man take his wife though and so he packs the kids off to his parents and books three days at The Ranch. Three days, no vows and all of Leila’s fantasies realized; if she doesn’t want to be with him after that he’ll walk away but he’s not about to give up without a fight. Seth is willing to do whatever it takes to get his wife back, even if that means sharing her with another man. Leila reluctantly agrees but what happens after fantasy becomes reality? Will they be able to face the consequences together?

Roni Loren packed a lot of story into a little package with Still Into You. I think that most married couples who have been together through that seven-year-itch are going to be able to instantly relate to this story. 
When Still Into You begins I found myself sympathizing with Seth. He knew that Leila was it for him, the end and I loved how he was willing to go to any and all lengths to save his marriage with her. But as the story continues and Seth begins to make a few discoveries about himself I found that I was putting myself in Leila’s shoes and sympathizing with her more and more. It’s never been about the money for Leila; she just wanted the boy she married to return. It was a great look into how two people evolve over their time of marriage. How sometimes, without even meaning too, the relationship can grow stagnant and you begin to take each other for granted. It was a great story of two hearts reconnecting and becoming even stronger than they were before. 

I really loved this story. Roni Loren pens the perfect tale of marriage, family, the responsibilities and disappoints that follow and finding that needed spark to keep your marriage going. Roni Loren is fast becoming a must-read erotic romance author for me and I can’t wait to read Melt Ino You now with Jace. I also hope that we see more of Master Van in the continuing stories as well. This book was set up well to read as a stand-alone. 

Rating: 4 Wine Glasses


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