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Just one taste isn't enough…

I ran into Rex Keene—literally—when I was trying to catch my flight and his muscled, tattooed arms stopped my fall.
Then our flight gets canceled, and we're stranded in the same hotel room ended up being the steamiest night of my life.
All I knew is that I had to see him again.

I just didn’t expect him to show up a week later in the
ebook, 132 pages
Published July 26th 2016 by Swerve
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]

Meat, by Opal Carew, was generously provided to me in exchange for an honest review by NetGalley, St. Martin’s Press, and by the author.

I was first drawn to this book by that cover, I mean, just look at that muscled mass of…yes, I have to say it…meat! Rex Keene is on his way to Minneapolis which was to be his new home. But his flight was delayed due to a terrible snow storm. In the airport he was quite literally bowled over by a beautiful woman when she ran right into him. It
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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What’s that? We should all go to NetGalley and request alllllllll the pornos, you say? Sure! I’m right behind yoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo . . . .

Once again, it didn’t take much more than the title to get me to press the ol’ clickity click. You do realize what is being talked about in a book like this with a title like Meat, right?????

Palm Springs commercial photography

And when I found out it was about a dominating alpha male in the form of a chef????

Palm Springs commercial photography

XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
I'm actually surprised I finished this when I paused a few times to laugh my tail off at scenes I don't think were intended to be funny. Romantic comedy this is not. There were some decent parts and I did end up liking Rex to some degree but I feel this book was trying to be too much in short page space and it fell short for me. The biggest area for improvement was consistency. It starts off as a decent enough airport hookup. It seemed to progress alright there. Then they introduce the MONSTER ...more
ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


I went into this story knowing absolutely nothing except that I loved the cover and the blurb also sounded good. So imagine my surprise that this book turned out to be quite good and on top of that the sexy scenes were mild BDSM that I enjoyed a lot. ;)

It all starts with a flight delay and with two people that got stuck at the airport because of it. They start talking, find each other to be a pleasant company and decide to explore that
Eve (Between The Bookends)

ARC received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Super Short - Super Hot.

I enjoyed this one for what it was. A short and sexy read.

Rex claimed to be a DOM, but he really needed to work on those skills because he came off as more of a "wannabe" Dom, than an actual one. Still I rather liked him in all his "monster cock" glory.

Rebecca gave me whiplash with all her back and forth behavior towards Rex. How hard is to have a CONVERSATION before jumping to conclusions?? Apparently
Jun 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Release Date : July 26th, 2016
Story Rating ~ 3 Stars
Hero Rating ~ 3.5 Stars
Heroine Rating ` 3.5 Stars
Heat Level ~ 4 Stars
Ending ~ 3 Stars
Overall Rating ~ 3.5 Huge Plum Stars!

Meat for me was a fast HOT read. The book is only around 114 pages and is filled with LOTS of sex! There was also a bit of a story too.

Rebecca literally crashed into Rex trying to catch her flight in an airport. She was not expecting to look up into a sexy stranger’s face. She was expecting anger from this stranger but
DNF @30%

Life was so strange. Having a large cock was generally considered a desirable thing. Even having a monster cock like his was considered a positive trait. Most men wanted what he had. Most women expressed excitement at the thought of being filled by one. But in reality, it was a challenge.

Once they saw the thing, most women backed off.

Yet somehow he finds the strength to soldier on.

I'm not connecting with the writing and I'm expected to be down with some bdsm "relationship" stuff after
Good part? It was short.

I admit, I skipped the sex parts (they were awful!). Don't get me wrong, I like some sexy time in books, but this one was about 40% sex (and bad one), 30% annoying stuff and well, the rest wasn't so bad.

The plot was interesting, and it could have been a great thing, if not for the annoying characters and the author wanting to put too many stuff in too few pages. I'm surprised the main char didn't end up pregnant, by the way their relationship was going.

As I said, the
Jun 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: fr, erotica-contemp, ng
One night in Bangcock...

When you're built like Donkey Kong you can't jackhammer. Thankfully, Rex is well aware of the limitations of his endowment. He knows how to use his Monster tool, and is a gentlemen, too. Well, that is until he's Master.

That whole other side of Rex practically pumps up as he exudes dominance in public and private. And our dauntless heroine Rebecca is a brave girl going head to head in and out of bed.

Sugar Kink Alert!

This was slap and tickle, call me Master, and come when
Jun 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of erotic novellas
This is my first time (whoops, correction: Apparently I've read Twin Fantasies) I've read anything by Opal Carew (even though I think I own at least a half dozen of her books on my TBR pile). And for a first read...not too bad.

I had a few issues, but I think the good out weighed the bad.

For the good:

I liked the first meet scenario. Our heroine (pretty, hotel restaurant manager Rebecca) is running in the airport to make her connecting flight to Minneapolis when she crashes into our hero (hotel
Jenny (Reading Envy)
Well I'm not sure how this happened, I was perusing my pre-approved titles in NetGalley and saw the cover on this. The very overt cover made me laugh and I thought, why not, I like chef characters, I like kitchen romance. You can guess practically the entire story from the cover and title, except it isn't clear that it's a male-female romance (it is.) This takes the old plot line of a sex filled one night stand only to find said love interest is new boss/coworker and puts it in the restaurant ...more
Lyndy Ann ♫
Meat was a quick sexy hot read.

Rebecca and Rex are sexy together, this is pure instant lust/love, very predictable but enjoyable, over to quickly.

Rex was sweeter than I expected for a Dom.

One point that annoyed me (- one star) is that they are practically strangers when they have their one night stand and there was no mention of using condoms or any of the usual questions.

First time reading this author and enjoyed her writing style.
***Spoiler Alert! Pretty much this entire review is one big fat spoiler, but I feel you should read the spoiler to know what you're getting into.***

This book is literally one of the worst books I have read in a very long time. I dont usually give out too many 1 star ratings especially if I managed to make it to the end of the book. In the case of this book I can't really find much in redeemable qualities well except two things.. 1. The cover.. It is glorious! It's why I requested this title. I
Jun 26, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: meh

This book was kindly provided via NetGalley (from author) for the exchange of an honest review

Let's start with the cover because I was like....this must be amazing book!!!
Word "meat" in book give us something to think about, hey I know what you did there

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I liked first half of the book but other not for me.Rex was such asshole and from beginning he was another man but later um no thank you!

Mindy Lou's Book Review
Jun 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
This was a short, hot read! I'm not a fan of BDSM but it wasn't so blatant in this story so it didn't bother me.

I loved Rex. Rebecca annoyed me a little just because she kept cutting Rex off when she should have let him explain things in a few scenes, but overall this was a fun read.

ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Jul 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
***ARC Provided by the Publisher and NetGalley***

Review Also Posted on "I'm A Sweet and Sassy Book Whore" http://www.imasweetandsassybookwhore....

Meat is exactly what you are expecting from the title and the knowledge that it is a Swerve title. Rex and Rebecca are a fun couple, from their meeting in the airport to the discovery that he is the new head chef who has been causing havoc in her beloved hotel restaurant.

There are the erotic elements that you would expect, the immediate sex and the
Jessica Alcazar
I dont even know what to say .... but overall, it's a big NO.
I may give details later on why, but probably not. I just don't know where the Opal Carew I love and admire has gone ....
Jun 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jd-read, amazon-done
With a blurb like this, you knew it was going to be a good book. But then you see the cover-yowza! Yes I would one-click this book because of that smokin' hot cover!! I mean, really! Look at those muscles..... And then the name Meat?!, and written by Opal Carew?! Gosh it was a no-brainer! I had to read this book!

Rex Keene was in the airport on his way to Minneapolis for a new venture. There was a snow storm raging so his flight was delayed. While walking, he's plowed into by the most beautiful

I was so excited to read this after reading an excerpt of it, but I wound up extremely disappointed by it! Don't get me wrong, the book did have it's good moments, but on the whole, I found it very hard to believe.

Rex was not believable as a Dom at all! It was as if all his domination
Jun 04, 2016 rated it liked it
ARC received for review

Very quick and hot read. Lots of sex and as usual in Ms. Carew's books not a condom in sight. A wanna be Dom, but boy is he yummy and he cooks. It could have been a lot more story, but it wasn't full of holes or an abrupt ending.
Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy

Stick a fork in me... I'm DONE!!!
WOW! I have no idea why I never picked up an Opal Carew book before but sign me up for all the releases!
Meat sweats for everyone for this short, short read that is full of good food, drama, and deliciously wickedly kinky sex!

Why is it only in books do you run into a person for a night of hot and sweaty sex with a stranger only to have that said stranger to show up at your work. *Fist Pump* Yes more sexy times!

Rebecca while returning from her beloved Aunt's
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Paige's 3 star review
Although the book was predictable, I liked this quick read. I was immediately drawn into their world and the fast times that this couple shared.

Rex is our misunderstood sexy as hell chef that specials in meat. He's finally figured out what he wants for his career and has made changes to continue his success. When he stumbles into Rebecca , Rex decides to take a night for himself.

While it probably isn't the
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was ok

This book is as ridiculous as it’s title and cover. For real people, it was at times hard to read. So let’s start at the beginning shall we?

The book open with Rebecca mourning the lose of a beloved aunt. Apparently, being the glue that held everyone in the family together, Rebecca had to fly home to stay with her ailing aunt in her final days and then make the impending funeral arrangements. In doing all this, when she finally makes it to the airport on her way back home, she has a slight
WTF Are You Reading?
Actual Rating: 2.5
Falling for Rex Keene was the last thing that Rebecca Winston ever intended to do. But a lost battle with the heel of a very uncooperative shoe in O'Hare International Airport. Coupled with a very hot and steamy night of 'snowed in' sub/ dom play. May have her doing just that.
If circumstances outside the bedroom don't manage to ice the burgeoning fire between Rex and his superlative submissive first... that is.

Rebecca's frazzled emotional state due to the recent death of her
Jul 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
So this is a bit of a tough one to review. I'll start by saying that I am a fan of Opal Carew. I have read and enjoyed most of her work. It is always hot and an entertaining (if often one-handed) read. Now I'll be honest, with a story entitled 'Meat' I wasn't expecting a work of epic literary proportions. I expected it to have a certain tongue and cheek quality, which it definitely did (if you didn't figure it out from the title/blurb, meat refers to how well endowed the main character is), but ...more
Romance Readers Retreat
Jun 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Now please forgive me if I have got completely the wrong impression of this book. With a mind like a sewer, when I saw the books title, I knew I just had to read it. And from before I even began to read this book I was laughing out loud.
And then it began, giving me probably the best line ever...........“My God, that thing belongs on a horse.”.......Let's just say I'm pretty sure it wasn't referring to a saddle.

If I was meant to take this book as a serious piece of romance literature,
Heather andrews
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing

I'm thinking Rebbecca isn't sure how to react to Rex's assets, "She sucked in a breath at the sheer size of him. “My God, that thing belongs on a horse.” She’d had no idea a man could be that big. " I liked this book, it was short and Rex was sexy.
Aug 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
If you want to read absurd and hot ,this book is for you.
Jun 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: rrr-blog
Brianna (The Book Vixen)
Predictable plot but there was a nice dose of conflict.

With all the unprotected sex that took place, I'm surprised the hero and heroine didn't have a dozen babies. And there wasn't a single conversation of any sort of protection between these two at any point in time, which is one of my pet peeves.

I have never seen the word 'corona' used to describe part of a man's penis but every time the word was used, I though of the beer (and I don't even drink).
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