Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Screw Me Once

Title: Screw Me Once
Author:  Maggie Montgomery
Publisher:  Loose Id
ISBN/BIN:  978-1-61118-776-2 
Genre:  {M/F} Erotic Contemporary
Rating:  3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amethyst Nymph 

Belle hated him.  That’s what she’d been telling herself for years.  Brian had been her first love and the first person to rip out her heart.  Belle has practiced exactly what she’d say if she got the chance to tell him off.  When a wedding puts her face to face with the man who changed her life forever, Belle is forced to deal with the unwanted attraction she still has.   

Brian McKenna isn’t proud of the way he handled things with Belle.  He didn’t intentionally set out to hurt her, but being young and working through life issues had been too much to cope with at the time.  After all these years, maybe Belle would be able to forgive him.  Would she believe that he loved her then, just as he loved her now? 

Much is still unsettled between Belle and Brian when they meet again, but that doesn’t keep them from making out like teenagers the first chance they got.  Even though Belle accepts Brian’s apology, she refuses to completely open up to him.  She is still haunted by events from the past and oddly enough, so is Brian.   The one thing that ought to bring the couple closer is the same thing that threatens their chance at a future.  One minute I wanted to blame Belle, the next minute I blamed Brian.  Their misunderstanding could have been resolved long ago if they had both been more open with their feelings.  I think their relationship is a good reminder that love takes work and real life can get in the way of that love, if you let it.   

Belle and Brian certainly kept things steamy with their love scenes.  Even after all the time that passed, they were both still hot for each other.  The locations for their lovemaking were not the norm, but I have to say one particular accessory shocked me the most.  I will never view that object the same again.   

After finishing the story, it hit me how clever the title Screw Me Once actually is.  Maggie Montgomery interjects some southern charm that makes readers feel close to the characters.  There’s also plenty of humor.  Regardless if I agreed or disagreed with their choices, I could see myself in Belle and Brian.  If you love second chances, then you need to pick up this story.

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