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{May 11, 2012}   A Little Harmless Sex …

Review … A Little Harmless Sex by Melissa Schroeder

Title … A Little Harmless Sex
Author … Melissa Schroeder
Series … Harmless
Genre … Erotic Romance
Publisher … Samhain Publishing Ltd
Release Date … 8.28.07
Pages … 193
ISBN … 978-1-59998-423-0
ISBN-13 … 9781599984230

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Brief Summary
Is it love, or just a little harmless sex? Book one in the Harmless series.
Max has always been Anna’s knight in shining armor. But Max has always seen her as a charming, and very sexy, little sister.

Until Max’s cold fiancé dumps him, Anna unloads another of her many conquests and she invites him over for margaritas and Mexican food. Too much tequila, too much flirting, and too many years of fighting the attraction — Max loses control and has mind-blowing sex with Anna on her couch, in her shower and in her bed.

When the sun rises the next morning, both of them must face that their night together is just the first of many. For Max, he knows he wants Anna forever, but convincing a commitment-phobe like Anna is no easy task. For Anna, she can’t believe she has finally slipped beneath Max’s steely self-control. He is every woman’s dark, wet fantasy come true. But what happens when the Max pushes Anna for more than just A Little Harmless Sex?

This book was previously published, but has been substantially revised and expanded for Samhain Publishing.

Warning … This title contains the following … explicit sex, graphic terms for body parts, torture via silk stockings, a little spanking and shower and office sex.

My Review
This book in 8 words of less …

After reading and enjoying Callum by Melissa Schroeder I decided to give her Harmless series a whirl. The title alone piqued my curiosity – A Little Harmless Sex … what’s not to like … I mean HELLO that there should have clued you in that this book was right up my alley because y’all know I be lovin’ me some erotica almost as much as my paranormal!

Meet The Characters
Maxwell Chandler and Anna Dewinter have been best friends since their childhood. With both families sharing close relations with the other it’s no surprise that together they grown up sharing a special connection with one another. Through the ups and downs of teenage adolescence to their daily adult lives Max has been there for Anna as she has been there for him. Anna has had a crush on Max for quite some time, ever since that first kiss so many years ago, but unfortunately for her Max has always treated her as the little sister he never had. Or so she thought …

Max has always cared for Anna until that brotherly love turned to an awareness of the forbidden kind in his eyes that one brief moment when the two of them shared a kiss back when he had come home during a college break. A moment so special and yet neither acted upon it further.

About Their Story

10 years later …

Max, a successful businessman at his family owned company Chandler Industries and his fiancé Cynthia Myers have just decided that maybe marriage isn’t right for the two of them. Wait a minute, who am I kiddin’ … she decided to drop him like a hot potato during lunch of which he was paying for … naturally. All the while not far do the street there was Anna sitting at her restaurant/coffee house The Last Drop breaking up with her current beau, an emotionally over dramatic artist.

Anna, who is a feisty 27 year old who is more free-spirited they any woman Max has ever known has had an epiphany when she discovers from Max that the wedding is canceled. For the first time since they have been friends they are both without a significant other tying them down. This is clause for a celebration … a Break-up Dinner Celebration … with enchiladas and margaritas!! As you can imagine too much tequila later, on both their parts, leads to a very steamy and passionate night filled with delectable mouth-watering sex. Just a little sex between two friends to test the waters they have been doing without. Where’s the harm in that? None, right???

Well, needlesstosay the next morning arrives with the afterglow of blissful pleasures and awkward mixed emotions when reality sets in. Now that Max has had a taste of what the wicked and insatiable Anna has had to offer all these years a primal need and a surge of possessiveness urges him to claim her as his. For he feels he can never see himself without her … wrapped in his arms … tousled and sated in his bed … living life to the fullest by his side … ever again. But regardless of his … feelings Max knows he has a problem on his hands in regards to claiming Anna’s heart forever. That problem being she’s the love ‘em and leave ‘em type always keeping her relations with men on casual side. But don’t fear for him just yet, for Max has a plan to swoon her off her feet and prove that together their love can prevail no matter the struggle it will take for to not only get but keep when all is said and done.

Anna being the stubborn woman she is never loved a man long enough to ever consider their words or action to be promising ever since the day Freddy Swanson betrayed her leaving her forever scarred and broken-hearted. So now that the friendship line between her and Max has been irreversibly distorted she fears it will bring an end to their easy fun-loving companionship. However, the passion they share is so deliciously irresistible she can’t keep her hands off him time after time until her heart catches in the middle of all the negligence of sex that life as we know it turns that casualness into something she fears most … love.

Final Thoughts

I enjoyed this book immensely … the hero and heroine worked out perfectly once they conquered the inner battles that surfaced whenever doubt came into play. Their chemistry was off the wall and kept me drooling for more. Especially when it come to Max and he type of bed play. You see Anna discovers that Max is a bit controlling when it comes to actions in the bedroom. His mannerisms are something that Anna finds to be a wicked surprise because it is so out of character for Max to act with such behavior. His demeanor leaves her with such shock that she is so unbelievably titillated that her body tingles with heat and desire.

A Little Harmless Sex was a fast and fun read. Reading about these two characters who could not be more opposite even if they tried was not only very sweet to see unveiled but rather amusing as well. With Max’s tenacity and Anna’ spunkiness it was both adorable and romantic at the same time even if there were huddles by means of Cynthia and Freddy to add a little tension throughout the story is just what it need to make the ending more then satisfying.

Favorite Moments

When her words finally registered, he realized he was standing there staring at her like some horny sixteen-year-old. Swallowing hard, Max stepped back. Anna brushed by him, her fingers sliding over his free hand. The scent of her – wildflowers and musky woman – surrounded him, enticing him. When he raised his hand to scrub his face, it shook. Every cell in his body screamed for relief, for him to grab her, strip her out of that damn dress and plunge his cock deep inside her wet, hot sex.

Max proved Saturday night he could control her in bed, and in her mind that wasn’t a good thing. It damn near scared her to death to know exactly what he could do to her. It wasn’t just his lovemaking, but her reaction to it. She knew each time they went to bed together, he gained a little more of her soul. Soon, she would do anything to please him, and that was a position she’d promised herself she would never be in again. Max probably knew that and had plans to use it to gain what he want. She would not allow that. It was about time he realized it before it went to far. Which , if she were honest, it already had.

Anna didn’t think, not before this moment, that he would mean those feelings for her. Max was mixing those things up because of their prior friendship. She’d accepted long ago she wasn’t the type of woman who inspired that in a man, but as he continued his gentle assault, nipping at her bottom lip, he kept his eyes open. Heat curled in the pit of her stomach. Even though it was not as demanding as most of Max’s kisses, Anna knew that this one could be her undoing. Because while her body responded, so did her heart. She wanted to shrink away from the feelings bombarding her. Arousal and fear twisted together, pulling her further under his spell. What she saw in his eyes scared the hell out of her, but what he was doing to her mind and heart was by far worse.

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smittenwithbadboyheroes says:

As always luv, awesome review! Definitely going to check this one out to get ready for AAD CON.

Wow! I don’t read erotica, but I really enjoy love stories like this…where the couple gets to have a second chance with each other. Really great review. I love how you noticed that the characters have to overcome inner struggles.

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