Title: A Million Guilty Pleasures ( Million Dollar Duet, Book Two)
Author: C.L. Parker
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Genre: Erotic Romance
eBook: 256 pages
ARC provided by NetGalley
Two million dollars secured Noah Crawford the most enticing woman he has ever known. Initiating Delaine Talbot into a sensuous world of pleasure took them both to the brink—again and again. But when Noah discovers why the beautiful innocent sold her body to the highest bidder, he’s faced with the hardest thing he ever had to do: Set her free.
Lanie can’t believe Noah would let her go. Doesn't he know they share a bond deeper than sex—a connection too powerful to sever? Not even a treacherous enemy out to destroy Noah or the dark secret haunting the multibillionaire can keep them apart. But first Lanie has to show him that he belongs to her, even if it means risking everything for a love that can never be bought or sold.
A Million Guilty Pleasures is book two of the Million Dollar Duet. Delaine Talbot is a young woman who gives up her virginity to the highest bidder in a very hush-hush auction. An auction where the rich can apparently buy anything. Her reasons for such an act are to save the life of her mother, who needs an expensive surgery and a new heart.
Noah Crawford is the CEO of Scarlet Lotus, a multi-million dollar business whose heart was broken by his fiancee and best friend. In order to prevent future heartache, he decides to buy a woman who will be totally faithful to him. To be at his beck and call for anything and everything.
In book one, A Million Dirty Secrets, Noah and Delaine are brought together by very odd and secret circumstances. Both have their reasons for doing what they do. But what they didn't expect was to fall in love.
Now we come to book two, A Million Guilty Pleasures.
Noah has torn up the contract and has told Delaine she no longer has to stay with him. And that her family needs her more than he does.
Delaine is devastated. She loves Noah. And because she knows he loves her in return, she is determined to get him back. But, right now her mother needs her. She has taken a turn for the worse. And her fragile heart is giving up the fight.
Can these two people who were brought together under unusual circumstances remain together? And what will happen when their secret is discovered by the best friend who betrayed Noah Crawford-- and only wants to see his downfall?
David Stone is a slimy, sleazy, bastard of a bad guy that you love to hate. And to finally get his POV to see just how sleazy he really is was awesome. I couldn't wait for him to receive his just rewards for his black heartedness. (Spell check says this isn't a word, but it fits David's character to a tee).
**Spoilers** Read ahead at your own risk.
Reasons why I love me some Guilty Pleasures:
- I love the way Parker weaves the romantic fru-fru and the steamy erotic. The proposal was uber romantic and funny at the same time. Noah climbs a tree, desperate to see Lanie after being separated from her for two weeks. The rain, the sex, the romance is perfect.
- I love the mother-daughter relationship between Delaine and her mother. It makes me miss my own mother and the conversations we used to have. Parker nailed it with their close bond.
- Noah Crawford is a GOD. He is a man who doesn't apologize for his behavior. He likes it dirty and he likes it often. He is possessive, loyal, and funny. He oozes sex and sin and women don't stand a chance if they are are within a five mile radius.
- Delaine as a heroine is strong, fierce, and dedicated. Her family means the world to her. And her sexual awakening is poignant. There are no "fictional myths" here, folks. Sex for the first time hurts. Not to mention the other AHEM acts that Noah and Delaine participate in can sometimes be very unpleasant. But the fact that Parker emphasizes the emotions behind it make it all the more real and therefore, has a stronger impact. Well done.
Parker has written a very sexy, very funny, very emotional read filled with numerous erotic experiences that will leave you breathless. If you like your romance with all of the above, A Million Guilty Pleasures is sure to please.