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Taboo

(Penthouse Pleasures #1)

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4.19  ·  Rating details ·  166 ratings  ·  75 reviews
One luxury building holds six penthouse apartments owned by kinky Manhattanites. Their sizzling stories will be told throughout the Penthouse Pleasures series from New York Times bestselling authors Opal Carew, Jayne Rylon, and Avery Aster.

From trailer trash to elite New York City lawyer, Casey Clark has transformed her life. There’s only one change she regrets. The one t
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Kindle Edition, 140 pages
Published July 17th 2017 by Happy Endings Publishing (first published July 13th 2017)
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Kahea
***4 ‘Good Cop/Bad Cop’ Stars***

This was a fun, steamy read with a little mystery/suspense tossed in and a lot of heart all packed into one very well written novella. Within the first moments of Casey, Jace and Ian colliding I wanted them to find a way to have a future together. Even though things move quickly, there was a sense of balance and rightness ~ and all kinds of smexy as hell sparks ~ between them, even with Casey and Jace’s issues stirring the pot a little, which actually brought th
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Erin Lewis
Aug 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Star Review Taboo (Penthouse Pleasures Book 1) by Jayne Rylon, Opal Carew and Avery Aster

The first in a new series and although Jayne Rylon was the only author I had read previously I was interested to read this book.

A quick fun read set amidst the bright lights of Manhattan revolving around the lives of six penthouse apartment owners.

This story resolves around lawyer Casey Clark and is a second chance at love story with a twist. The one who got away her
ex-boyfriend Jace West, a detective.

Ja
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Erin
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
**This was given to me free from the author for an unbiased review**

I enjoyed this. It had a lot of potential. However, it felt a bit short, a bit rushed. Also, my review might be a little clouded because I started it the day before I went to a funeral, and didn't get a chance to pick it back up until today.

So, the negative.
There was nearly zero character development for Ian, Jace's partner.
And the character development that there was for Casey and Jace... well... Jace has a temper and likes to
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ButtonsMom2003
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book will melt your panties and/or ereader!

I fell in love with Jayne Rylon's menage stories three years ago when I read her Powertools series. Taboo is the first book in the new Penthouse Pleasures series by Jayne and two other great authors, Opal Carew and Avery Aster. Based on this first book, I know I'm going to enjoy this series as much as Powertools.

Casey Clark has finally made it. She's just moved into a prestigious New York apartment and she's got her dream job of corporate lawyer. W
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Bookgasms Book Blog
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: missy
Oh, hello Penthouse Pleasures series. I can’t wait to get to know your residents a bit better.

First tenant we meet is Casey Clark. She’s made her mark in the business world—now she’s ready to make her mark in her personal life.

Jace West is a protector—and a lover. Especially when it comes to the memory of loving Casey and protecting her now against the unknown danger from the discovery in her apartment.

Ian Ross is Jace’s partner professionally and personally. Ian smooths Jace’s rough edges at
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Phuong
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you want to read a steamy, hot story then you can never go wrong with one written by Jayne Rylon. She once again gives us two very sexy men and one extremely lucky lady in her latest release, Taboo. She got me hooked right from the beginning and I could not stop reading until I reached the end. Jace and Casey have a history together and are once again in each other's lives when danger lurks and he is there to protect her along with his partner, Ian. Ian brings calmness and balance to Jace's w ...more
Dar
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a hot, quick, sexy read about second chances and acceptance.

Casey and Jace grew up dirt poor and not in the best of circumstances, but they had each other, and, eventually, a fiery sexual spark that couldn't be contained. When they were too young to understand things completely, she learned of his wants for menage, and she left. He didn't understand, so he let her go, thinking it was for the best

A decade later they meet again, where she is the now the successful lawyer and he is the po
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Nicole Smith
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mfm-romance
This is a MFM menage book and it's a good one. It's a hot fast read that could result in needing a cold drink handy. It has a little of everything suspense, heat, and heart. Casey may just get a second chance with the one that got away. I liked watching Jace and Casey reconnect, but now they have another person in the mix Jace's partner on the force. Ian is the perfect person to calm Jace and take care of Casey. The big question is will Casey be able to accept that lifestyle. Things get quite st ...more
Sarah ~Book Addict~
I really loved this one. Very hot and emotional. Second chances and new. Ian and Jace complement each other beautifully and together with Casey are explosive and everything she’s wanted and needed. The background and history between Casey and Jace along with Ian and Jace’s subsequent years of friendship make for quite a meeting in upsetting circumstances when Casey discovers papers in her new home that could potentially put her in danger along with the rest of the Penthouse floor residents.
~ARC
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Tash
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it

Review copy kindly provided by the author in exchange for a honest review
I must admit it has been a hot minute since I have something hot like Taboo. With my mood more leaning to fantasy and mystery genre then anything else of late. Romance has taken a back step surprisingly which is weird for me . Until Taboo came across my radar and I was immediately intrigued with this story.

Taboo is a second chance story but it is with a difference. There is no sweet romance with this book. It’s totally dow
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Gigi staub
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, arc-author
One luxury building holds six penthouse apartments owned by kinky Manhattanites. Their sizzling stories will be told throughout the Penthouse Pleasures series from New York Times bestselling authors Opal Carew, Jayne Rylon, and Avery Aster.

From trailer trash to elite New York City lawyer, Casey Clark has transformed her life. There’s only one change she regrets. The one that left her blazing her trail alone.

Her tough ex-boyfriend Jace West has made a career of protecting people in bad situatio
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Amanda Bordner
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I definitely want to start out by saying that if you don't look at the book cover, and haven't read the description, if a MMF menage isn't your thing, then I would skip this book completely. HOWEVER, if it is something you enjoy reading, then you will definitely love Taboo.

It was an extremely fun, quick read and was totally hot hot HOT. Casey and Jace have a long history. They were supposed to end up together forever, but after finding out that Jace had been hiding some crucial things from her,
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Angela
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
3 1/2 - 4 stars

This is the first book in the exciting new multi-author series, Penthouse Pleasures. With the interesting storyline, complex characters you can't help but love, erotic intimate scenes, humor, mystery, suspense, and intriguing twists, this emotional roller-coaster of a story will be steaming up your e-reader right from the start. This was a great story, and a terrific beginning to this exciting new series. I can't wait to see where the next story leads.

I really enjoyed this book, a
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Tracy Ashley
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Taboo is the first in a 6 part series about the residents in a posh Manhattan high rise. This first story features Casey & Jace who were high school sweethearts. They had a misunderstanding that led to a fight that ended their relationship all those years ago, however neither one of them was ever truly able to stop loving the other.
Casey gets her life in order and moves into an apartment of a missing man. While she is unpacking she finds some papers that could be important to the police case
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Donna Smith
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Mystery and a missing person bring two people back together and sparks fly when a third is added. Casey has just moved into an apartment of a missing man. While she's unpacking, she finds a secret safe and inside are strange documents. When the detectives show up to question her, she has to face her ex love of her life. Jason had desires that he tried to suppress while with her but just couldn't. Even though Casey wanted to try back then, Jase couldn't bring himself to share. That was years ago. ...more
Christine Burke
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A little of everything to keep you hooked!

Romance, action, suspense, a great combination for another awesome book!

Casey is smart, straight forward, outgoing and strong. She knows what she wants and decides to go for it. Love that in a female character. The detectives she meets when she calls about mysterious finds in her new apartment-HOT! Jace and Ian are intense, strong male characters. I love that they readily admit their relationship. The men are comfortable with each other and their relatio
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Christine
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
This story is about a woman named Casey who moves into an expensive penthouse in New York. Not even unpacked and she finds a safe in her apartment that doesn't show up on the plans. What's inside the safe is peculiar an possibly dangerous so she calls the police. Fortunately for her one of the police officers is her ex from a decade ago who she hasn't quite got over yet. Jace is a dominant guy and he knows what he wants and that's Casey but if they are to begin their relationship again Casey wil ...more
Kim Green
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**

First, I will start off by saying I will read, without question, anything that Jayne Rylon writes. It’s a given, an auto-buy, whatever you want to call it. She is my kryptonite and I’m perfectly okay with that. There are very few authors I can say that about.

This is an M/F/M romance. I really did enjoy this book but it could have been longer. The chemistry between Casey, Jace and Ian is obvious right off the bat regardless of the fact that C
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Linda
What a great book! First off this is a MFM ménage book so don’t say that you didn’t know it. Casey has fought her way out of the trailer park and into a top notch lawyer’s position but there have been regrets along the way. She can’t stop thinking about Jace, who she left behind because she couldn’t trust him anymore. She has just bought “the” penthouse apartment that proves she has made it to the top against all odds. As she’s moving in, she finds a secret safe. And what’s in the safe you ask? ...more
Jennette Reid
Jul 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Casey Clark is ready to start her new life in a posh Manhattan penthouse until she uncovers a mystery in her apartment that could put her and her neighbors at risk. Casey is anything but surprised to see her ex, a detective, show up after she calls the police. When she makes a stand and refuses to leave her new apartment in fear, Jace and his partner Ian decide to sick around and stand guard. Spending time with Jace brings back old memories, while being with Ian opens new possibilities.

As the fi
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Julie Bertagnolli
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Casey has finally made it. Her dream of becoming a lawyer in New York City has come true. She has the status and clients and respect she has craved her whole life. After moving into her new luxury penthouse she learns there is a reason the last owner went missing. Because of this she is hit with a blast from her past and that past goes by the name Jace West her ex. Jace and his partner Ian come to investigate what she has found and instead of leaving her they strike up a hot and heavy romance. T ...more
BCD Book Review - Rachel & Jen
Amount of sex 3.5 / 5
How explicit 3.5 / 5
Story 4 / 5
Overall: 4 / 5

Taboo is the first book in the Penthouse Pleasures series by Jayne Rylon, Avery Aster, and Opal Carew. This is a steamy second chance romance involving Casey and Jace, who were high school sweethearts. They broke up ten years ago when he could not clarify some rumors about his sexual preferences.

Casey Clark is now a successful lawyer and purchased her first penthouse apartment in NYC. She calls the police after discovering things
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Cathy
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I will admit. I love Jayne Rylon’s books. From the very first I read to the latest. I haven’t found anything I do not like. She is an incredibly talented writer who takes the time to create multidimensional characters who are life-like with strengths and weaknesses alike.

Taboo is not the exception. The first book in a new exciting series being co-written by Jayne Rylon, Opal Carew, and Avery Aster called Penthouse Pleasures. Casey is self-made and sacrificed her life to get ahead. Jace knew her
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Michelle
Jul 15, 2017 rated it liked it
**Received ARC for a fair and honest review**
Casey and Jace met when they were teenagers and parted as star crossed lovers. They meet again at a pivotal point in Casey’s life when she has achieved her goals but still feels something is missing in her life. Their reconnection and her introduction to Ian, Jace’s police partner, takes place over just a few hours of a day. The story seems almost like a novella instead of a stand alone book.

I’m giving Taboo 3 stars because this story didn’t connect
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Hannah Myers
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Casey doesn't expect to be involved in a mystery on the first day in her new apartment but that is exactly what she gets. Working her way up from poverty to a being a successful lawyer, she finally gets the home of her dreams. Unfortunately, the previous owner disappeared under mysterious circumstances but not without leaving behind some damaging information that Casey accidentally stumbles across. Enter a blast from the past, Jace. Once Casey's everything, she left him behind to finish school. ...more
Rachael
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jayne did it again. Love the new series and can't wait to meet the next penthouse resident.

Jace and Casey were High School Sweethearts. Too bad one little misunderstanding ended their relationship. Had Jace actually expressed his needs they wouldn't have wasted 10 years. But.....fast forward 10 years and Jace is a detective with his best friend and partner Ian, Casey is a corporate attorney and their paths cross. Jace has always been Casey's protector and nothing has changed. So when she is in
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The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Sexy, steamy, suspenseful . . . no one ever said that trailer trash had to stay trashy but Casey took all the bad of her world and made good. She just never expected to need protection from the unknown. She never really expected to have the one man back in her life that changed her life. She never expected to have that man and his friend in her life. This trio makes for a delicious read Casey, Jace, and Ian turns things taboo into things that could be so right for them all.

This was an enticing
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Evita
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite tropes is second chance romance, and this one certainly did it for me. Casey is just starting to live the life as she buys a penthouse at a very reduced price because the previous owner is missing. This is where the mystery starts and she finds she needs to involve the police. Jace and Ian are the detectives assigned to her, well because she and Jace had a past.

Here is their chance to reconnect and let bygones be bygones, sparks still fly and Ian is there to hold them together
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Rosemary
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
When I found out Jayne Rylon and Opal Carew were working together on a new sexy series I had a complete fangirl moment. The first story, Taboo is a great beginning to what looks to be a fabulous new series. Caset has turned her life around. Gone ate the trailer trash days and she is now a sought out high profile lawyer. She misses almost nothing about her old life, except her ex. When Casey is in trouble in her new penthouse, Jace is there before she can blink. He isn't sure he can control himse ...more
Vivian Chrisman
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Casey has spent years trying to prove she's better than her roots. Buying a penthouse apartment at Beekman Place should be the icing on her cake. A secret safe in the apartment brings trouble to Casey's door. Trouble named Jace- the boy Casey left behind- and his partner Ian. Will Casey accept Jace's need to share this time around or will she find herself alone once more? I loved this story! As a huge fan of not only Ms Rylon but Ms Carew as well, I am thrilled at the prospect of this series. I ...more
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Jayne Rylon is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She received the 2011 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Indie Erotic Romance. Her stories used to begin as daydreams in seemingly endless business meetings, but now she is a full time author, who employs the skills she learned from her straight-laced corporate existence in the business of writing. She lives in Ohio wit ...more

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