Dirty Sexy Cuffed

Levi Kincaid liked control in his everyday life and especially in the bedroom. He will find his world getting twisted around when he meets Sarah. He will want her more than any woman he ever had and he will protect her at all cost.

Sarah Robins was on the run from her ex-boyfriend and the cult that had taken her in. She was trying to get her life together when Levi shows up in her life. She knows that nothing can come of a relationship but Sarah will give in anyways.

Dirty Sexy Cuffed is the third book to the series Dirty Sexy by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde. This was another book to the series that was very enjoyable. These books for me are very quick reads. I will say that I wouldn’t have minded a little more on the cult aspect. I think it would have added a little more to the story.

Levi’s character thrived in life with control. He avoided anything that would make him lose his control. I liked that with Sarah in his life he was letting go. Levi’s dominant control was always going to be there but he was softening. Sarah’s character was a young woman who needed help but she was too proud to ask and weary of strangers. I liked that Sarah was able to take a chance with Levi though he had to work hard to gain her trust.

This series has one more book which will be about Clay’s twin brother. I am thinking that this brother will be a surprise to the others as throughout the last three books no twin brother had been mentioned. I am reading Dirty Sexy Sinner next.

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Magnolia Wednesdays by Wendy Wax

At forty-one, Vivien Armstrong Gray has spent most of her life fighting to make it in investigative journalism, only to have it crumble after a bullet lodges in her backside during an expose.  As if the humiliation of being the butt of everyone’s jokes isn’t enough, Vivi learns that she’s pregnant, jobless, and very hormonal.  Maybe that explains why she actually says “yes” to a dreadful job covering suburban living back home in Georgia, a column she can only bear to write incognito.

Leaving her time apartment in New York, she reluctantly heads south to experience the suburban soccer-mom existence through her widowed sister’s eyes.  Surrounded by minivans and bake sales, she has lots of material for the column.  Her sister’s ballroom dance studio becomes her undercover spot where she learns about the local life while posing as an extra dance partner.  But Vivi’s little stint starts throwing her for a loop as friendships develop, and a real relationship with her sister blossoms.  As she digs up her long-buried roots, and begins to secretly investigate her brother-in-law’s death, she starts to wonder if life inside the picket fence is so bad after all…

Within this book Wendy Wax demonstrates a book on life.  On one woman trying to get her life together and a whole town that will be examined.  The book has nothing horrible happen but things are reveled and most wish they were left untouched but that is not how life works.

At times I wanted to shake the main character Vivien.  She was a good person but so unsure of herself and kept messing things up around her.  In the end it will take a whole town and a baby to settle her down.

Overall Wendy Wax creates a cute story, what I like to call lifetime story.  At times it was a little dry but there was real life situations.  Magnolia Wednesdays will make you frown and smile as you go through the small town through the eyes of the residents.