Thursday, February 5, 2015

Blog Tour Review ~ Three Simple Rules (The Blindfold Club #1) by Nikki Sloane

Three Simple Rules
The Blindfold Club #1
by Nikki Sloane

I would do anything for my dream job. Now I have to.

In order to save my skin at the office, I'm forced to sell it at an exclusive and illegal blindfold club. He paid thousands of dollars for one night to own me, but when my blindfold comes off, I want more. More nights, more rules, and more from this unavailable and uncompromising man.

Rule number one, no questions. Rule number two, no lies. But, rule number three? That's the hardest one to obey.

This book contains strong sexual content and is intended for mature audiences only.

Amazon: US - UK - Au

Would you like a taste?” Tara asked him. What did that mean? Then her breath was warm on my neck. “I'm going to touch you now.”
I jumped when her fingers dragged across the skin of my stomach. Lower, and lower. Was she going to–? Soft, delicate fingers stroked me. I tried to jerk away, but the straps kept me in place. I'd never fooled around with another woman. I could appreciate the beauty of the female body, but I never had any desire to explore anything outside of my own. I liked good, ole-fashioned sex, and knew I still had a lot to learn there. Adding women into the mix seemed overwhelming
It didn't matter. Her fingers were stirring my folds where I was shamefully wet, and the slightest of moans slipped out before I could choke it back.
She drew her hand away from in between my legs, and there was a noise I couldn't place, like a kiss. No, I figured it out. He was sucking on her fingers.
Does she taste good?” Tara asked. Heat poured through my body.
I'd like to drink straight from the tap,” he said. Oh god. Oh my god.
There's a fee for that, but I'll waive it if we reach a deal.” I assumed that was acceptable to him because Tara again leaned over me and whispered in my ear. “Slide down near the edge of the table, and enjoy.” She sounded envious.
I did as asked, my trembling body gliding over the leather. When I was down far enough and my feet dangled awkwardly over the side, Tara's warm hand closed around an ankle and lifted it, setting my foot on the flat surface of the tabletop so my toes curled over the edge. She guided the other ankle so I was laid out before him, my knees bent up in the air. Sliding down had also forced my arms to be bent up by my head.
The pads of his fingers were cold when they touched the inside of my knee and gently urged it to the side, opening me to him. My bottom lip quivered. No, my whole body quivered. The fingers dragged across the inside of my thigh until they reached the hollow where my legs joined my body. I wanted him to say something. I wanted him to—
Fuck,” he said in a low, deep voice when his finger brushed over me where only a few men, and now Tara, had touched me, making me shudder. “You're so wet.”
His touch was gone and replaced by warm air as his mouth hovered over my sensitive flesh. He kissed the hollow there, then just above my slit, then the inside of my thigh on the other side. Teasing me. Delicious anticipation grew and strangled my breath.
I bucked hard on the table when his tongue grazed me. One of his large, cold hands clamped down on a hip to hold me in place. The sensation wasn't like anything I'd felt before. The blindfold focused everything on the pleasure that was spreading outward through my body from his indecent kiss. He licked me again, starting at the bottom of my entrance and all the way up to my clit.
Oh my god,” I said out loud, and then went wooden. I wasn't supposed to speak until spoken to, according to the contract.
You like that?” He didn't wait for me to answer, he just did it again. And again. The beginning of an orgasm developed off in the distance and then was right upon me when he eased a finger where I was soaking wet.
She’s yours for twenty thousand,” Tara said.

5- Insanely Sexy, Insanely Intense -Stars
~this review may contain minor spoilers~

she had absolute certainty that this was the first step on my road to sexual awakening.
It wasn't a step, this was like being strapped to a rocket.

Evelyn Russell would do anything to keep her dream job, and that's how she finds herself selling..... herself. For one night only, she becomes an escort for the exclusive 'Blindfold Club' her best friend Payton works at. There are three simple rules she must follow and she is more than surprised when someone not only pays twelve thousand dollars for one night with her, but changes the way she views her sexuality forever. When the blindfold comes off, she is shocked beyond belief by who's on the other side-and the fact that she wants much much more of what only he can give her. She is more than willing to stick to his rules and dig deep into this seemingly arrogant, uncompromising, unreachable man. Nothing could have prepared her for what she would find.

I think it's time to take off the blindfold,” he said. “We're both visual creatures.”
The room fell away and everything shifted horribly. His fingers slipped under the mask and eased it up, and even though it took my eyes a few blinks to adjust to the light, it didn't matter, I already knew. I'd heard him use that phrase before.

I'm going to be very careful about what I say here because I think it's important that you share the same shock Evie did when the blindfold comes off. I'm also going to prepare you for the lust induced haze this book will leave you in-my hubs was VERY grateful. The is ALOT of sex in here, and it is hott-as-hell. There are also two separate MFF scenes, is case that isn't your thing-I was on the fence about those, well one of them. Don't get me wrong, they were crazy hott-but the second one just kinda made me nervous, not really sure why but it felt like they were seriously testing the boundaries of their relationship. I think the only reason I didn't skip past it was because of who the second woman was, I trusted her so it made it a little easier. Aside from all the crazy hott sex, there was an actual romance here with a pretty great story to it-it wasn't jut about the sex, though that was a pretty big chunk of it. The characters were all amazing, there was so much to love about them. There was no drama for the sake of drama, our leads actually acted their age, there was no ridiculous miscommunication taking up half the book, there was no insta-love just a whole lotta lust, the book was pretty damn perfect and I absolutely loved everything about it. I only have one minor complaint, well not really a complaint just something I missed personally-this book was told entirely from Evie's POV and I really, REALLY wish we could have spent some time in our guys head-dude had dirty talk down to a science and I would have LOVED to get a glimpse into his thoughts. I understand why we couldn't in the beginning, but after the big reveal I wish we could have. And so you're aware, there is somewhat of a cliffhanger-not for Evie, we are left pretty content with her, but the set-up for the next book leaves us hanging. It the story itself doesn't leave you begging for more-that ending will. For a debut, Nikki Sloane knocked this one outta the park and firmly landed herself on my Naughty Girl One-Click-Addiction List one drool, giggle and gasp at a time and I cannot wait for the next book.

I'm pissed at myself for not realizing sooner.”
That he could be the one I end up with. I know it's too soon, and that's such a ridiculous thing to say. The One. Ridiculous to be feeling, but... that's the way it feels.” 

(per Nikki Sloane)
 Casting isn’t easy for me. Sometimes I have a character or two that I know immediately going in, but most of the time when writing I picture them as real people who don’t look like celebrities. But if I got to cast my book, here’s who I’d love to see in my super sexy “Three Simple Rules,” complete with character bios.

Evelyn “Evie” Russell
-A few years out of college and a graphic designer, who’s broke and desperate to succeed at her career.

Logan Stone
-Evie’s abrasive, marathon-running boss, who demands perfection from his employees.

Payton McCreary
-Evie’s best friend and a professional escort, who doesn’t give a fuck what other people think.
Blake Haluson
-Evie’s college friend that she’s not-so-secretly been in love with, who isn’t single.

Like most authors, listening to music while writing is an absolute must for me. Sometimes I listen to the same song on repeat when I work on a specific scene because either the lyrics match the emotion I’m trying to get on the page, (like “Strange & Beautiful”) or the general mood of the song has a great atmosphere. (“Paradise Circus”)
It’s important to note this has side effects. One of the bigger, ahem, “set pieces” was written to Gotye’s “Heart’s A Mess” and now I can’t listen to it without getting horribly turned on. I have a complete Pavlovian response, which is all sorts of awkward when it comes on Pandora while I’m at the office. 
Anyway, here is the somewhat eclectic, sexy mix of music I had playing endlessly on my laptop into the wee hours of the night while I drafted “Three Simple Rules.” Hope you enjoy!

Nikki Sloane fell into graphic design after her careers as a waitress, a screenwriter, and a ballroom dance instructor fell through. For eight years she worked for a design firm in that extremely tall, black, and tiered building in Chicago that went through an unfortunate name change during her time there. Now she lives in Kentucky and manages a team of graphic artists. She is married and has two sons, writes both romantic suspense and dirty books, and couldn’t be any happier.

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