Saturday, July 13, 2013

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: ALL WRAPPED UP by Braxton Cole

All Wrapped Up (The List #2)

by: Braxton Cole

An Erotic novella


All Wrapped Up is Book Two in The List Series.
Mari and Luca continue to work through their list of sexual fantasies in All Wrapped Up, Book Two in The List Series. They've abandoned their original plan of no strings attached and, for the most part, Mari's learning to be okay with it. She definitely likes Luca's strings (and whatever else he might use to restrain her), but she's not sure she's ready to take the next step in their relationship. Luca, sweet, strong, commanding Luca, insists that it's time to move in together. Mari insists it's time to relax and enjoy what they share without complicating things.
With every moment they spend together, Luca shows Mari how good they could be together. Will Mari run away from her emotions, or does Luca have her all wrapped up?
All Wrapped Up is a novella length erotic romance and contains mature adult themes, including graphic and explicit sex.


Star Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Heat Rating: HOT!!

If you haven't read Birthday Wishes, the first book in this series (linked at the bottom of this post) STOP!  Go read and then come back, I can wait for you.....

All done?  Good.  Let's chat about Lucas (I mean All Wrapped Up now!

Whew, Braxton Cole sure knows how to write a sexy story *fans self* and All Wrapped Up is crazy HOT!  (I even blushed a time or three).  Pour yourself some ice water and get ready for another installment of Lucas and Mari!

Braxton Cole is a master at giving you a complete story along with all the sexy hotness.  She doesn't just have a pages of meaningless sex as filler.  Yes, there is sex, but you get a to know the characters, you understand them, you get to watch them fall in love and you get to see inside their relationship.  Even though these stories are novellas and can be devoured faster than a hot pan of brownies (which in my house is fast) the story is never rushed or incomplete, you dive in, get swept away and leave satisfied.  

I really enjoyed this series (I read both novellas in one night) and I am eagerly anticipating the next book to see what Lucas and Mari do next!  If you like your stories extra spicy, then THE LIST series is for you and I HIGHLY recommend anything and everything that Braxton Cole writes (can you tell I am fan?)  All Wrapped Up will definitely give you something to blush about this weekend.

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“Stop thinking about sex.” Rachel beaned me with another grape. I set this one on my napkin just in case I needed to throw it back at her at some point.

“Sorry.” I shrugged like I wasn't sorry at all. “Luca has that effect.”

“Yeah, yeah, yeah.” Rachel glared at me. “Show a little respect for those of us who aren't dating a sex god.”

“My offer still stands.” One night, after far too much single malt whiskey, I'd asked Rachel if she'd like to join Luca and me some time. After listening to her complain about how awful her latest lover was, I just couldn't handle it any more. The poor girl deserved a decent orgasm. And a threesome was still on our list of things to try.

“You don't mean that.” Rachel's swallowed half her glass of wine in one go and her face flared red. I smirked.

“Sure I do.”

Rachel stared at me levelly. “You're drunk.”

I really wasn't. Four glasses was enough to make me giggly, but not drunk. “No, but even if I was it wouldn't change anything.”

“You'd really do that? Let Luca fuck someone else?” Her face screwed up with this combination of intrigue and horror. Apparently she hadn't believed me when I told her all the things that were on our list. 

I considered my answer. Would I let Luca fuck whoever he wanted, whenever he wanted? Fuck no. I hadn't signed on for an open relationship. And he was far too loyal to even think about cheating on me. “Within reason, yes.” I took a deliberate sip of wine, holding Rachel's gaze the entire time. “If I were there to watch, maybe participate, it would be hot.” 

“You're serious?” Rachel picked up her wine glass, but it was empty. So was the bottle. She stared into the glass for a moment with an intense look on her face, then set it back on the table. 

“Of course.” I signaled to the waiter for a new bottle. Rachel had decided to join the drinking so I could replace the wine without feeling like a total lush.

“You really are a kinky bitch, aren't you?”

I laughed. “You have no idea.”

“So how would that work?” Rachel stared at the wall over my shoulder rather than looking at me.

“You want details?” This whole conversation cracked me up. Rachel looked ready to pass out at any moment.

Rachel fanned her face with her napkin. “No! I mean where would we do it? When? That kind of thing.”

The waiter arrived with the new bottle of wine and filled both our glasses. Rachel drank hers down and held it out for him to refill. I sipped and watched her while trying not to laugh. Complete role reversal from earlier.

I waited for the waiter to leave before I responded. “Where? A hotel. You can pick which one. When? We could probably do it this weekend if you want. Let me ask Luca.”

I picked up my phone carefully. I expected her to knock it out of my hand to stop me from actually texting Luca. Her face grew increasingly red, but she didn't move. I typed out a quick message while she watched with wide eyes.

Up for some company this weekend? Rachel wants to join us.

I showed the screen to Rachel before I hit send. She swallowed and nodded, her movements tight, but certain. I sent the message.

“Jesus.” Rachel drank more wine.

“You know, you don't have to do this.” I'd been teasing her when I brought it up, but the idea of seeing Luca with Rachel stirred excitement low in my belly. This would be a lot of fun. Providing Rachel didn't faint dead away.

“I know.”

Luca responded.

Join us for dinner? Or...
I smiled. Even though we'd talked about including other people, we'd both been reluctant to follow through. After the night he brought Richard to meet me, Luca hadn't wanted to push the issue. And I had simply been enjoying him.

We could have dinner first. Then I'd like you to fuck her while I watch.

I hit send and imagined Luca going instantly hard when he read my message. He was incredibly responsive to suggestion.

Rachel watched, but didn't ask what he said. Luca replied immediately.

The new toys can wait. I'll book a room.

I showed Rachel the screen. “Should I tell him to do it?”

Rachel hesitated, took a long drink of wine, then nodded slowly. “Yeah, I think so.”

I debated kissing Rachel then. It was total impulse and would have freaked her out even more, so I didn't do it. Instead I asked Luca to let me know which hotel after he'd made the reservation. This wasn't the outcome I'd expected from the evening, but I wasn't about to complain. The stress I'd felt for weeks about Luca's request to live together gave way to excitement.

“We're going to have so much fun.” I toasted Rachel. For the first time all night I really tasted the wine on my tongue. It was crisp and clear and full of promise.

Instead of dreading the weekend, now I couldn't wait for it to arrive.

Author Info:

Braxton Cole lives in the Pacific Northwest where she spends most of her time holed up in her office writing stories. When she's not writing, she can be found riding her bike, hiking the fabulous local trails, chasing her kids, or wishing that her thumb was a little more green. She has a bad habit of killing what she tries to grow, but hasn't given up hopes of one day being a successful urban farmer.
Braxton writes erotic romance because romance is the stuff that makes life great, and sex is fun. The two belong together, both in life and in fiction.

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10 - signed Braxton Cole bookmarks (US ONLY)

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Blurb for Birthday Wishes:

Mari meets Luca on an adult website. She’s still smarting from a divorce and only looking to explore her desires. They create wish lists of their sexual fantasies and agree to work through them together. No strings, no attachments, nothing but pleasure, and Mari anticipates their first meeting with impatience. But through a miscommunication involving a private text message and Mari’s nosy brother, Luca ends up at her 30th birthday party, before their planned rendezvous. Much to her surprise, they seem to connect better than she expected, and in ways she hadn’t expected. He’s strong, commanding, but also gentle and respectful and he makes her ache in ways she never thought possible.

But when Luca later expresses a desire for something more than just casual sex, Mari's impulse is to run the other way. After all, her failed marriage is evidence that she really shouldn’t go much deeper. Can Luca convince Mari otherwise? Can he help her see that he's her ultimate birthday wish come true?

Birthday Wishes is Book 1 in The List Series is intended for an adult audience only and contains mature themes, including graphic and explicit sex.

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