Crosstown Crush by Cara McKenna
Release Date September 1, 2015
The first in a new series from the “wicked-hot”* author of Hard Time and Give It All explores the fantasies of a daring married couple—and those of a stranger invited to play along in their scandalous little games… When he’s working, Mike Heyer is all business—every inch the alpha male, with the hard, capable body to back up his persona. But at home he can be a different man entirely, harboring appetites only his wife gets to glimpse…
When Samira first learned of her husband’s fantasies, she was reluctant, even alarmed. But after witnessing the way they set him on fire, she yielded, and happily indulged. As their games have intensified, so has the rush. And now so has the risk—they’re poised to take Mike’s indecent desires to the next level, by opening their bed to a sexy, brazen stranger. A man seeming custom-made to grant every last one of Mike and Samira’s sinful wishes.
Welcoming someone new into their lives was always a dangerous proposition, but the couple imagined if anything was at stake, it was their privacy…not their hearts.
Mike and Samira (Sam) are a married couple interested in diving realistically deeper into Mike’s kink. Little do they know they’ll soon be adjusting to three people’s kinks. This novel tests boundaries on a personal, emotional and sexual level, so prepare yourself. What I liked: how Cara helped me understand the driving force behind each of their kinks and how she was able to keep the meaning coming back to Mike and Sam as a married couple. What was difficult for me with this novel is purely on a personal level. So separating that fact, I was able to enjoy the trust being built between Mike, Sam and Bern. I would’ve liked more day to day interactions played out whereas the bulk of the novel was prepping for the scenes and the scenes themselves. I doubt I’ll want to read the next novel IF it continues with Mike, Sam and Bern’s arrangement (again for personal reasons). I think Crosstown Crush ended perfectly for them and their kinks and more twists and turns in their arrangement makes my gut twist with uncertainty. I like knowing they ended things where all involved were comfortable and trusted in their roles. Again, build a strong wall before reading this novel as it pushes personal, emotional and sexual boundaries. Give this a try and see if you find your next book crush! Rating: 3.5 stars