Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Book Review: "Three of Spades" by W. Ferraro

Three of Spades (Hamden, #2)

(Hamden Series, Book 2)

Dylan Cross is the type of man that enjoys everything female, and enjoy it he does, but always on his terms. However, his terms are pushed to their limit when Natalie Parker proposes an offer; teach her and her delectable little body, all about sex and desire. There is one catch. He has to play the part of Natalie's madly in love boyfriend for her dying mother. Dylan signs on, and finds that separating the two is harder than he thought. Natalie's days of shyness and lack of confidence come to a quick close as she learns what her body craves and demands in the bedroom. Soon, Dylan becomes the student as Natalie
teaches him things he didn't even know he wanted. Will Hamden's notorious playboy, bachelor be able to keep calling the shots, or will he find that, he, himself, is just another player at the card game of life, as we all are?

5 Stars

"Clothes only can do so much. It's one's physical beauty which does the rest. You, my dear, have already got that in spades."

In the second installment to the Hamden Series, Three of Spades, we get introduced to Natalie. A self-conscious, sweet, caring, and shy Elementary school teacher who would do anything for her dying mother.

"So, after all that my mother has gone through in life because of me, if seeing me with a man will give her comfort and take some of her excruciating pain away, then yes, I will go through with a ridiculous fake relationship."

 This is basically how Natalie met bad boy, Dylan Cross -- through a proposition. She asked him to not only be her fake boyfriend, but to also have sex with her... in Natalie's case, for the first time...ever.  Yep, at 28 years old, Natalie was still a virgin. Always focusing on her studies, then her work, and recently, her mother, she never found time for a relationship. So, as way to make her mother happy, she requested Dylan's participation.  

I have to say, I really loved Dylan!!! My, my, my!! I think he might be my favorite Hamden hottie. Talk about a hot and successful alpha male! Phew!! *fans self* He was always super protective and gentle with Natalie which made me swoon more times that I care to admit. Even though he had his playboy reputation, if there was one thing you could count on, it was on Dylan respecting and defending women. When Dylan agreed to take part in this "relationship", he really went 'all-in'. In fact. he treated Natalie like HIS princess. 

"I'm not know for my willingness to share, Natalie."

"You are so beautiful, Natalie. Every time I take you is better than the last. You are spoiling me for everyone else."

In Three of Spades, the plot was angst ridden and kept me on my toes throughout the entire book. There were definitely more than a few things going on that affected Dylan and Natalie, so I was extremely happy with how things ended. Loved the ending.

Something I also really enjoyed about this book, was how we sort of got "sneak peeks" into Wes' story along the way. To say it really piqued my curiosity, would be an understatement. Oh, and I think CeCe should get her own book!!! Besides the fact that I loved her character, I think she has one hell of a story to tell.  :) 

Go buy this book! I highly recommend it.

"Be mine, forever. I want everyone to know you belong to me and you, only you, will always have the deed to my heart."


Hamden Series:

Three of Hearts (Hamden, #1)

(Hamden, Book 1)


Mae Turney is searching for the type of life and happiness she has never known but has only dreamed about. She's fortunate enough to find a great opportunity to live in an exterior apartment of a beautiful lake house in a small town in Vermont. When she realizes the apartment and scenery are not the only gorgeous appeal but the home owner, Seth Finn, is as well, she puts it all on the line for the chance at love. When she becomes comfortable and confident in her own skin and sexuality, Mae realizes that this place and this man is exactly what she came looking for. Knowing Seth and his three children are as special as they come, Mae bets the house, and prays she and her gamble are enough.

Click to read my 4.5 Stars Review: here

Three of Diamonds (Hamden, #3)

(Hamden Series, Book 3)

Lola Nash’s life edges on safe and controlled, containing few people; her brother, Boyd, a handful of friends and the facility for special needs children where she volunteers, called Aaron’s Place. However, a chance meeting shatters her control when she learns someone else’s closely held secret. The kind of secret causing her explicit and sexy dreams, all centering around Wes Thompson; known as Adonis in the ultra-exclusive world of the sex club, Olympus. Wes is intrigued by the voluptuous beauty who won’t give him the time of day. Like the God he emulates, he has never been the type to give in when he wants something or someone; Lola is exactly what he wants. Is Lola the one that can bring a God to his knees or will Wes conquer her, and then walk away as planned? Is the chance at love worth the cost of giving up everything you hold important? When the cards are down, will Wes and Lola call or fold?

About the Author: 

W. Ferraro

W. Ferraro

I live in New England with my young family. I'm a stay at home mom to two very active children. For all of you who are familiar with the stress of this job, I decided to complete an item on my bucket list and write a book. When I'm not writing, you will find me cooking, reading, shopping or being silly with the kids. 

I wish you all happy reading and hope you fall in love with the men of Hamden.


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