Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Review: BIG Temptation by Robin L. Rotham

Synopsis (Goodreads):
When the Mahoney Tower Tulsa's general manager disappears, Jillian Fox calls headquarters for help. What she gets is a hotshot corporate investigator-and an inexplicable craving for things that are very, very bad for her. Something besides his monogram and size sixteen shoes tells her Barrett George could be BIG trouble, but resisting his aggressive pursuit turns out to be even harder than keeping her fingers out of the candy bowl.

Barrett knows the skittish little accountant is probably smart not to trust him, especially if she's looking for crappily ever after. But it's been months since he got laid and her avoidance tactics only inflame his inner predator. Barrett's sexual domination sparks Jillian's complete sensual surrender and a primal attraction that puts both their hearts at risk.

But even as he tests the limits of her trust, the investigation heats up, exposing a conspiracy that places Jillian in harm's way-and forces Barrett to face his greatest fear.

Is ménage a trois your fantasy? Find out what happens to Jillian when one of her most secret fantasies becomes a reality. Steamy doesn't even come close. We should all be so lucky.
My Thoughts: Whoa.  This book had a kinda naughty, kinky vibe and I feel a little dirty for TOTALLY LIKING IT.  Which is weird because I like both naughty and kinky books.  Seriously, though, I felt like I needed a cold shower after some of the things these two did to one another.  I have a sneaking suspicion it had a lot to do with Barrett's dominant Alpha-like tendencies in the bedroom.  The guy brought dirty hotness to a whole new level.  *fans self*

I loved that Barrett liked to push Jillian's boundaries.  He liked to make her blush and he liked to push her body to accept things that she wouldn't try otherwise.  On top of that, he has a reason for being the cold bastard that he is.  Jillian, on the other hand, is not terribly experienced and she's walled herself off both emotionally and physically.  Barrett doesn't let her hide.  He makes her tell him her fantasies and he gives those fantasies to her.  It never felt exploitative, though.  Yes, he pushes her out of her comfort zone in bed but he's not doing it to humiliate her, he does it to show her that she's not frigid and liking the things she likes isn't wrong.

Barrett's an ass, Jillian doesn't want to get into a relationship and yet they steam up the pages whenever they get in the same room.  It's fantastic.  I have no shame admitting that I liked this book far more than I expected to.  It was just the level of naughty I needed to read.  Niiiice.

More books by Robin L. Rotham

Reading challenges: The E-book Challenge, The Show Me the Free Challenge
Big Temptation was a free Goodreads download I picked up 07/10/11.


  1. Ah yes, you gotta love those naughty books :) Perfect for the guilty pleaure readers. Great review! Book Savvy Babe

  2. Book Savvy Babe: Right? Everybody needs the naughty books every once in a while. And this one was Naaauuuuughty. In a good way.