Thursday, March 6, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway - FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS by Anne Lange

(The Vault 31)
Author: Anne Lange
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance РM̩nage w/light BDSM elements
Publication Date: January 17, 2014 Barnes&Noble


Can a summer of sexual exploration, lead to an unconventional forever.

When his best friend moves to the area, Tyler seizes an opportunity to fulfill his wife’s fantasies while, hopefully, leading her in the direction of his.

They shared women in the past, and Connor’s the only man Tyler trusts with this special summer assignment. But when neighbors start to gossip, and the actions of strangers threaten their already precarious threesome, he worries that Angela’s uncertainties and Connor’s ex will end what could be the perfect forever.

Tyler O’Neil

Until pillow talk exposed his wife’s fantasies, Tyler had no idea some of Angela’s desires so closely matched his own. So, when he decides to enlist the help of his best friend to fulfill a few for her, he secretly hopes it will lead to his own personal desire - a permanent threesome. Tyler and Connor shared women in the past, he’s the one and only man Tyler trusts with this special summer assignment.

Connor Jones

Connor can’t believe it when he best friend asks if he would consider seducing his wife. Then he meets Angela, and all the women in his past fade away. With his friend’s blessing he sets out to seduce the man’s wife. And when Tyler joins the party, the three of them set the sheets on fire. Angela is one sexy woman, and Tyler is one lucky man. If only Connor could find a woman like her, one who would love him unconditionally.

Angela O’Neil

Angela is floored when her husband suggests they explore some of her fantasies. Sex with a stranger, phone sex, outdoor sex, threesome sex. These were things she read about, thought about, wished for, but never in her wildest dreams thought would she be able to live them. She loves her husband, but soon she finds herself falling for his best friend too. That’s not normal, is it? What will people think? Sandwiched between the two of them, she’s never felt so treasured, so protected, or so loved.

When his best friend moves to the area, Tyler seizes an opportunity to fulfill his wife’s fantasies while, hopefully, leading her in the direction of his.

They shared women in the past, and Connor’s the only man Tyler trusts with this special summer assignment. But when neighbors start to gossip, and the actions of strangers threaten their already precarious threesome, he worries that Angela’s uncertainties and Connor’s ex will end what could be the perfect forever.


(Vault #1)
by Anne Lange
ARC review
Published: January 14th, 2014, Etopia Press

My rating: 4 of 5 ⭐️

After seven years of marriage, Tyler is as much in love with his wife as ever, but he has always been a little more openminded in his sexuality. When his wife Angela recently let it slip she had some fantasies that included a menage, he wasted no time trying to make some of his wife's fantasies come true. But realizing it is a big step from fantasy to reality, he was going to be very careful with his approach.

The first reaction Connor has when his best friend, Tyler asks him to get involved in a threesome with Tyler and his wife, is disbelief. Sure, he and Tyler have enjoyed women together back in their college days, but Tyler's wife has never even met him yet. Under a guise he is able to observe Angela and approach her and is very pleasantly surprised at her receptive nature. She certainly has him fired up.

When Angela finds out her husband manipulated her into exploring her fantasies with a man who turns out to be Tyler's best friend, she quickly gets over her ruffled feathers and heats up to the idea of making her fantasy of a threesome reality. The fact that Connor is her husband's best friend and trusts him makes her feel safe in their hands and they soon prove that together they can make her fly.

At the time Tyler orchestrated this threesome, he never let on that he had hopes for a more permanent arrangement, so when Connor and Angela started developing feelings for each other, he could not have been happier. But the reality of moving forward in a menage relationship is far more complex than the three of them......there is an entire intolerant world out there.


Flame-retardant suits required!!!

Incredibly hot and decadently sensual book by Anne Lange, tackling the challenging issue of the freedom to enjoy love and sexuality in its many forms and varietions within the limitations and often judgemental parameters set by society. This will always be a hot button topic, at least here in North America and for the immediate future, which is why books like these remain important, not just because they allow for some exploration of one's own sexual fantasy life, but also because they might be helpful in opening some minds.

The characters are fairly clearly described, although we do not go into each of them very deeply. The context is mostly limited to their relationship and the exploration of their sexuality, but very little of their life outside. 

Interesting was the little peek we get of Tyler's background, who grew up in an unconventional family structure, making him more open to and appreciative of an alternative to a straightforward household. Although why that would have been kept a secret for so many years is not entirely clear to me. 

Neither Connor nor Angela have been exposed to permanent relationships other than the ones that involve two people only, and as such are more insecure about the possibilities of transforming their menage from a temporary diversion into a permanent commitment with all the complications it will bring.

The story an interesting topic for consideration, although it probably barely touches the daily impact such a relationship might have. Aside from that, it provides an excellent erotic read, full of exploration of sexual fantasies!

✨A deliciously indulgent and provocative novel!!✨

**ARC provided in return for an honest review.**

Angie sat cross-legged on the window settee. The brightness of the moon belied the late hour, pushing the shadows deep into the corners. The faint murmur of Tyler’s and Connor’s voices rose through the floorboards from the first level. She looked over at the rumpled bed sheets and then down at the journal lying open in her lap. She re-read her entry.
We did it. I actually did it. How much must Tyler love me to have granted me this particular fantasy? Who knew my husband had a kinky side? And, even though he encouraged me to play with Connor over the weekend, which…WOW…tonight was different. Very different. Tonight the man I’m committed to watched another man make love to me. He helped another man make love to me. No jealousy. No competition. Only mutual excitement, sharing and exploring.
Honestly, it was a little weird at first. But, knowing Tyler trusted Connor made me feel secure. Though I guess I should have known he’d arranged the whole thing. I just didn’t think his surprise would include his best friend.
Oh, my. I can still feel their hands and their lips gliding over my body. The way they touched me, as if I were made of spun sugar. They kissed me. First their lips soft and sensual, and then demanding, scorching, as though they couldn’t get enough. I’ve never felt so alive, so beautiful, so treasured.
Few words were spoken. Few were needed.
“Let’s tie her up.” I’ll never look at Tyler’s silk ties the same way.
“Your skin is so soft, like flower petals.”
“You smell like vanilla, but you taste like some exotic brand of honey.”
They were so in tune to each other. Their hands guided me where and how they wanted me. All I could do was moan and sigh—until the end. Sometimes they took turns, sometimes they played with me together. At times it was almost too much. Having four hands or two tongues pleasuring me…my body hummed like a tuning fork. The energy they created…oh…I could almost feel the blood rushing hot and thick through my veins.
The blindfold hid them from me, and I so wanted to watch. But, I admit, I had no difficulty telling them apart. Their bodies are similar in build, but they are different in every other way.
The only thing that could have made it better would have been to feel both men inside me at the same time. Being sandwiched between two gorgeous men…that’s something I think many women fantasize about. I imagine my body would struggle to accommodate them, but in the end they would win. I think I’d forget to breathe.
My mouth’s watering as I write this. My body tingles. Should I be ashamed of how I feel? How will Tyler react now that it’s over? Was this a one-time event? How do I tell my husband I’m counting the hours until we can do it again?
Angela paused and raised her head when the bedroom door opened, and her husband walked in, a knowing smile on his handsome face.

Anne grew up the oldest of four in Ontario, Canada. She works full-time and writes in her spare time. Books and shoes are her passion. Reading is her escape. Anne started writing in late 2009, realized she needed to figure out what in the world she was doing, and began her trek of workshops, networking and writing. While she reads many genres of fiction, she prefers to write hot, edgy romance with attractive men, sexy females, and always a happily ever after. She’d love for you to follow her on this journey as she brings more fiction to the world for people, who like her, just need to get away from it all for a few hours every now and then.


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  1. Thank you for hosting me today and for your review. I'm happy so pleased you enjoyed the story. And yes, very interesting subject isn't it? Lots of room to explore for sure!

    1. My pleasure, Anne. And I can't wait to learn more about the delectable brothers at The Vault!!