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Decadent by Shayla Black
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Dec 18, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: 2008, erotic-romance, bdsm
Recommended to Shannon (Giraffe Days) by: Heather
Read in December, 2008

Kimber, daughter of a Colonel, looks up a man, Deke, who used to work for her father, whom she hasn't seen since she was 17, and asks him to teach her about "sex his way": menage. He shares women with his second cousin, the sexy chef Luc, and is hung up over the fate of the last woman he had sex with alone, Heather, back when he was a teenager. Kimber wants to learn about menage because of Jesse McCall, a sexy pin-up boy and pop star who she's known for five years, who she's been saving her virginity for, and who all the tabloids say leads a very wild life.

This book is set at least three months after Wicked Ties, because Jack and Morgan have been married three months in this book. Deke, you will remember, is Jack's business partner in the bodyguard business. My one issue with this book is that the Deke we met in the first book is not the same Deke we get here. In Wicked Ties he was charming, teasing, flirtatious - strong and sexy, definitely, but also nice, a good counter to Jack. In Decadent, he's moody, mean, aggressive, harsh and seems depressed. I missed the Deke we met in the first book. If you forget all about him, than this brooding Deke is plenty fine: I just can't reconcile the two, and it bothers me.

The premise was also a bit sketchy, not as solid as the first book: a bit weak. The first half was quite different, but soon enough Kimber's running from a stalker who's bombed her father's house and is threatening her, and the two men take her to Jack's cottage in the swamp. Been there, done that. Because Kimber's very willing, there's a great deal of sex, but while in the first book it was Morgan with all the hang-ups, here it's Deke, and it gets a bit tiring.

Despite that, I did enjoy the book - and I'd love to read books about Kimber's brothers, Logan and Hunter.
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Auntee I agree, Deke was not the same guy in this book...

Shannon (Giraffe Days) It's a shame, isn't it? I really liked him from Wicked Ties! I thought this book would be a lot more light-hearted and fun because of him.

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