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(Alluring Indulgence #5)

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  6,565 ratings  ·  707 reviews
How long did it take you to find your place in the world?

For Ethan Walker, going through the motions of life, keeping his distance, and never getting attached has become the mantra he lives by. Success is measured by how many hours he can work and how little attention he can draw. That was until he landed on Beau Bennett’s radar. Until Beau, Ethan had never met a man who c
Kindle Edition, 2nd edition, 526 pages
Published May 16th 2014 by Pocket Star (first published January 7th 2014)
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*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time

This book....

Um, why did I wait so long to read this again??? Silly me!

Beau has just come to accept the fact that he's gay. He's experimented in some threesome's with Zane and V, but it was being with Zane that ultimately led Beau to realizing who he truly was.

Ethan has always known he was gay but he keeps his personal life just that...personal. He knows the fact that he's gay will impact his family. He doesn't want to bring attention to them, or for them to be treated dif
~Mindy Lynn~
First off I want to say THANK YOU to my girl Mirjana for gifting this to me. So, thanks again boo! xx

I really loved this. I totally fell for both men and wish there was more to come from them. But being as this is a series about brother's I know that wish probably won't come true. But that's OK. I can just re-read this whenever I feel the need to get me a fix of Ethan and Beau.

I have never read anything by this author. I will have to fix that pronto. Meeting all the other brother's in this book
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

****4.75 Stars****

"It won't be easy."

"Nothing that is worth it ever is. Doesn't mean it isn't worth fighting for."

Nicole Edwards is my go-to when I'm in the mood for a good ol' down and dirty smutfest. The woman has a way with a keyboard that will leave you tingling all over. I know what I'll get from her books and I pick them up precisely for that reason...but here, oh Ms. Edwards you gave me so much MORE.

This book is packed full of scorching, white hot, sexy, alpha HEAT and heart-squeezin
5 amazing, hot stars

I loved reading about Ethan and Beau . These two were meant to be. They have both been through a lot. Ethan is one tough nut to crack. He is closed off and doesn’t let anyone in that is until Beau the handsome, loyal big teddy bear comes into his life and starts breaking down those walls he built.

This song is perfect for Ethan and Beau

Remember those walls I built?
Well, baby they're tumbling down
And they didn't even put up a fight
They didn't even make a sound
I found a
Kindle Alexander
I'm not sure it was possible for me to like Nicole Edwards any more than I did. Then I read Ethan. Please, do yourself a favor and just read the book. You'll love it, I promise.
Apr 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hot-hot-hot, lgbtq
This is book 5 in a series about the brothers in one family. As I haven't read any of the other books (I prefer m/m romance) it took me a little while to find my way round all the people involved - and there are plenty! (Thank you to those who made lists in their reviews which helped enormously!)

What comes across right from the start is how isolated and lonely Ethan is. His mantra of keeping himself to himself, not drawing attention and basically not allowing himself any kind of life that includ
Renee W. Tyler,  Battery Operated Book Blog
Ok first off I have to say that this has just became my favorite book by Nicole. This book will rock you to your most inner core. It will have you stopping to think about how you look at people and treat others from this point on. It is also will open your heart to have compassion for others. There were parts of this book where I felt as if I was in the room feeling the passion of these two lovers, and other times when I felt tears pooling because of the hurt and pain that they had. Nicole done ...more

One of the biggest reasons I made the switch from M/F erotic romance fiction to M/M erotic romance fiction was the simple fact that men usually didn't treat each other with kid gloves during sex. I was really, really tired of reading about the sweet, delicate, breakable heroines. With M/M romance, the boys tend to manhandle each other most of the time, even those in love with each other and especially in the throws of wild, passionate ecstasy. Fuck, that is some HOT ass stuff! I can't get enough
Katy Loves Romance ❤️
5 Sexy but emotional stars

I have to say I really didn't know what to expect when starting Ethan being that in her past books in every one there is always a third person if it be for pleasure, or that, that particular relationship was a ménage being it being M/M/F or M/F/M so when this was Nicoles first M/M story I didn't honestly know how or where she was going to take this. But wow I really shouldn't of been concerned Nicole has outdone herself once again with not only some seriously HOT Sexy s

4.25 "acceptance" stars

Aside from having some super steamy, pretty long and detailed and scorching hawt MM sex scenes, this book actually touches the general subjects concerning each and one of us individually, no matter the sexual orientation, such as acceptance, issues of being bullied, mocked, humilliated cause of one's choices, the states like depression, low-self appreciation that could potentually lead towards the "unwanted ordeal", if not prevented in time... by showing the support and he
Just as scorching hot and emotionally packed as it was during the first reads. I loved revisiting Ethan and Beau : they are beautiful together !!

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Much, much above 5 stars

Nicole Edwards has been one of my favorite authors for quite a long time. I avidly read her “club destiny” series and of course, had no choice but to also read her “alluring indulgence” series. That’s how I stumbled on this book. What a revelation !!

Ethan is the reason I switched from M/F eroti
Rosalinda *KRASNORADA*

Ethan was an 'okay' read. Not really. I mean, it was okay sometimes but then it was predictable another times. And the end was like visiting SugarVille as my amiga Baba would say at your own risk.

But I seriously don't understand the hype.

I don't even know why I read it but I did and now I have to be honest.

It might be a case of 'it's me a not you' book so ignore my nonsense and check other reviews.

~ Becs ~

Read a deleted scene from Ethan at Sinfully Sexy

This above all: to thine own self be true

Becs: I think it’s probably a well known fact around these parts that I’m a die-hard Nicole Edwards fan. I’ve read pretty much everything she’s ever published and loved every book. For me, as a reader, she’s like the Perfect Storm of an author combining super-nova hot erotic scenes with deep and heartfelt emotions. She’s my go-to author for erotic romance and she’s never once let me down. Her books have
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As most readers know, Nicole Edwards writes all sorts of HOT steamy romances. Often times, they are MF, with some scorching mfm scenes thrown in. But she has also written some delicious MMF books (like Travis). The books I myself love most are the MM ones :P

Which is exactly what this one is. You won't find any ladyparts, or threesomes in this book. Ethan is book 5 in the wonderful Alluring Indulgence series, about the "Walker" brothers. I have read all the books in this series and I can honestly
Colt Edwards
Dec 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Like I tweeted and 100s of others have said, its so beyond a love story, it will move you! Love is Love!
So this was my first ever M/M romance book and since I wasn't on Goodreads when I read it first there is no original review, So I'll just write on now.

Re-read - Oct 2015

I love Ethan's story! Having been badly beaten for being gay as a teenager he chooses not to have any relationships (other than casual sex) and not to talk about being gay, to anyone, ever. I like how he knows he's gay and doesn't ever deny that, he's simply scared of getting hurt again and getting his family hurt. Beau is perf
5 Scorching Hot Men Loving Stars

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Finally Nicole Edwards is going to give me wot i wanted the most!!!

A fully M/M book!!!!
And to say that i am excited about it's not quite right. I can't freaking wait to read it!!!

Bring it on!!!

When i first heard that Nicole Edwards is finally going to write a fully m/m book i was so fucking excited. This is the moment i been waiting since i read her first book. Don't get me wrong i love most of
Not only touching, this story was HOT and yes I meant to capitalize that for emphasis. Being an avid and almost sole reader of MM, I can say that I'm the crazy straight chic that doesn't mind when an author lets her characters get mushy like women. It's not real accurate but fun as hell to read.  I enjoyed the book and appreciated the note at the end for suicide prevention.  Highly recommended for a hot read!
Aղցela W.
This book had it all I laughed and I cried. I love how Ethan and Beau came together. Beau may have been the one to start things with a steely determination and Ethan was unable to deny how deeply and profoundly he was affected by the unwavering sexy man in hot pursuit. Ethan held on to his stance to form no attachments even with Beau, and Beau is not willing to simply be another meaningless encounter to Ethan. As both men fall in deeper with one another, they both must learn how to navigate the ...more
4,75 STARS

My first book by Nicole Edwards! I know, I know, it took me too much time to dive into one of her stories, but better later than never. Right?

I loved this one even if I haven't read any of the other books in this series. This can definitely be read as a stand-alone as I had no trouble with the other characters.
It really worked for me because we get super hot scenes (A LOT) and ANGST. I loved how Beau won Ethan's heart little by little.

This book touches sensitive subjects such as bul
This is the fourth book in the Alluring Indulgences series. The series is an erotic romance series. The books each tackle one or more or the Walker boys. There are seven of them, so this should be a big series. So far, I have been a huge fan.

I am typically not all that into M/M Romance. Not that I have a problem with it, quite the opposite. It just usually doesn't do it for me. For some reason Nicole Edwards can make any combination of men and women HOT! I absolutely adore this series and I want
This is the first Nicole Edwards book I have read and all I can really say is WOW! It reads pretty well as a stand alone, so I was able to keep up with the other characters without having the background that is in the previous books. However, past events do get mentioned and I'd like to know more about them, so I have decided to go back and start this series from the beginning. But I digress.

Ethan has, more or less, kept to himself the past several years. He lives in a small town and knows first
Denise - Shh Mom's Reading®
BONUS Scene "The Rings" for Ethan (Alluring Indulgence #4) by Nicole Edwards

5 stars!
Ethan is a male / male erotic romance; if you have not read the prior books in the Alluring Indulgence series this book can absolutely be read stand alone though do be warned, I think it will leave you wanting to know the rest of the Walker men so be prepared to 1-click the prior books in the series.

For those of you who have read the prior books in the series, this is Eth
Jan 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, hurt-comfort

Ethan is part of the Alluring Indulgence series (#4), however, this book was written to be read as a stand alone book as well.

I didn't read the previous books in this series but the blurb intrigued me and I just had to read the book!

For Ethan Walker, going through the motions of life, keeping his distance and never getting attached has become the mantra he lives by. Success is measured by how many hours he can work and how little attention he can draw. That was until he landed on Beau Bennett’s
Kim Bailey

Let me start this "review" by stating that I haven't read a ton of books in the m/m romance genre ... it's not that I don't enjoy or appreciate them ... I just generally prefer to have some kind of female interaction in my sexy reads (I'm a girl, so it's easier on my imagination). Now, having said that ... this is by far, the best m/m book I've read. But it is so much more than just a nice erotic read!

Nicole Edwards is a master of erotic writing. Seriously. If you like hot - this is by f
Ena May - Swoon Worthy Books/Enticing Journey Book Promotions
I cannot tell you how excited I was to get this book on my Kindle. I have devoured all of the Alluring Indulgence books and being male/male genre which is my favorite I knew this one was going to be amazing. Nicole Edward has never let me down with her masterpieces and she out shined herself with this one.

I knew from the glimpse that I got of Ethan in the previous books that he was going to be a very complex characters with scars and wounds that run deeper than skin surface and getting to know h

I cannot wait for this!!!! It's going to be so hot!!!

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Charmaine Stephens
Off the bat, I will say...This is one of my favorite M/M books ever! I loved this from start to finish and I couldn't put it down. Not only was the sex extremely hot. But the story & the plot itself held me and kept my interest the entire time. I love when your reading a book, and you get so into it like its a good movie and sitting there on the edge of your seat like "Omg!! What's gonna happen next?". I felt this way majority of the book which kept it interesting at all times. And it dealt ...more
Re-read October 2018-4 stars dropped to 3 stars.
I thought I'd try a few re-reads this month but this time I found that the writing here drove me crazy. There was way too much repetitive inner monologue padding the pages. Saying the same thing a dozen different ways is still saying the same thing. But these guys still had a lot of sweet moments, it's just that reading this once was enough for me.

Original review
This is my first book of the series. I don't think it really mattered that I hadn't r
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New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards launched her professional writing career in July of 2012. Having been an avid reader all of her life and a huge fan of creative writing, it seemed the likely path for her to take. Since then, she has released more than forty books and has no plans to stop. As her full-time career/hobby, Nicole writes steamy contemporary and erotic romances.

Nicole is

Other books in the series

Alluring Indulgence (8 books)
  • Kaleb (Alluring Indulgence, #1)
  • Zane (Alluring Indulgence, #2)
  • Travis (Alluring Indulgence, #3)
  • Holidays with the Walker Brothers (Alluring Indulgence, #4)
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“I want to be with you. By your side. I don't want us to have to hide, but I understand. Doesn't mean I agree with it, and it doesn't mean I'll do it forever, but for now, I'm here. With you. Only you” 17 likes
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