Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Laid Bare by Lauren Dane

I saw this book on the shelf, decided I was looking for a contemporary, loved the tats on the cover, and grabbed it.

This book should be required by law to come with a fan, a pitcher of ice water, and an extra pair of panties for when the ones you're wearing burst into flames!

Erin Brown is in a rock band. Todd Keenan is the clean-cut cop who lives next door. She's a little kinky and adventureous in the bedroom; he's not. But they're attracted to each other and start dating. Turns out he is a bit kinky but not comfortable with that part of himself and they break up. 10 years later, he's back in town, newly divorced, and she's running a coffee shop after a traumatic fan experience left her devastated and changed forever. Her band made it big, but for personal reasons she only does studio work now, no touring. Todd walks into her coffee shop and it's instant attraction all over again, except that this time he's ready to embrace that side of himself he hadn't been able to accept before.

This book had hot, hot sex, D/s, and threesome action. Ms. Dane did a great job with Erin and Todd's relationship - I enjoyed watching it grow both inside and outside of the bedroom. When Todd's childhood friend/coworker Ben got involved it just got steamier. I don't really understand the emotional dynamics of a 3 person relationship, but in this book it worked. They were good for each other. The secondary characters were very believable - I really liked Erin's brothers and hated Ben's ex.

If you're looking for something steamy and sexy, this is the book for you! Make sure you have a fire-extinguisher handy (just in case)!


  1. I'm glad to hear you liked it. I just bought this one last week but haven't read it yet. Sounds like I made a good purchase. :)

  2. oh i LOVED it! more than that it killed it for any other book for some times for me. I had a hard time picking up another book (in the same genre).
    I am waiting for her future book Coming Undone which will have Brody (yes erin's brother!) as a narrator! yayy

  3. Yikes sounds steamy!!!
    I have read one of her books and yes that one was sure steamy too. i could not read too much at once

  4. Roni - you made a good purchase :)

    Pattipoule - Brody? I'd hoped she'd do one about the brothers but didn't think she would. Yay!

    Blodeuedd - I'll definitely try another one of her books!

  5. Tats, threesomes, rock music? I love all those things. Thanks!!

  6. YES Patti!!!

    Doesn't that look amazing?!!! I can't wait for this one seriously.

    But really Laid Bare did the trick for me, i would never have thought i could enjoy reading about a meange, but this book was so well written i couldn't have enough

  7. I have heard such great things about this book - I usually don't go quite that erotic...but I really might give it a try. Nice review.

  8. Ooo yummy review Patti! I have this steaming book of hotness in my TBR. Like you, I was drawn to the cover but now that initial draw is even greater based on all the great reviews.

    Thanks for sharing!

    ;) VFG

  9. Great review! Totally agree about the book. I so love it! And Come Undone in January. Yeah, I know what I want for my bday then. LOL

  10. This book is the book most recommended to me - I will have to get this soon...

    I love the cover and I am a big fan of Dane's paranormal stuff, I must try this...