Makenna Lewis cringes at any mention of the word commitment. She doesn't want or need a relationship, but she does like sex (who doesn't).
That explains Noah, Sean, and Zander, her three 'friends with benefits'.
They know the score, they know they're not the only one, and each of them provide her with a different physical need that she craves and enjoys.
Until a late night encounter with the delicious Daniel Winters turns her preconceived notion of no-commitment completely on its head.
Soon she finds herself feeling things she vowed never to feel again, and when Daniel pushes for more than she’s willing to give, she falters.
What do you do when something that you've known to be so wrong in the past feels so damn right?
If you’re Mac, you run and hide.
But is Daniel the type of man who takes no for an answer?
Mature Content: 18+
The dress I had been wearing had not allowed panties, so my lower body was exposed, leaving me standing before him in only my corset and black stilettos. The way he looked at me scorched my skin and left me breathless. Hearing his breath hitch as the last inch of my body was shown to him just spurred me on. I pulled my hands up off the door, forgetting his command to leave them there, and wrapped my arms around his shoulders, urging him closer to me. Moving in, his mouth found my neck while his hand trailed down the side of my body, caressing my hip before moving inward, his fingers between my parted legs.
“Oh, baby doll, you’re so wet for me. Such a shame that you disobeyed,” he said dangerously. “My hand is going to warm your ass until you’re begging me to be inside you.”
Not leaving me anytime to absorb what he’d just promised to do to me, he grabbed my hand, leading me over to a black leather one-seater chair and sitting down, leaving me standing naked in front of him, between his open legs. I admired the large bulge straining against his dark grey pants, unconsciously licking my lips at the sight. The ache between my legs intensified, and I remember thinking that I would die if he wasn’t inside me soon. Clearing his throat, my eyes snapped back to his face. He flashed a knowing grin back at me.
“Now would be the time to change your mind, Mac. Otherwise, in less than thirty seconds I’m going to have your bare ass lying across my lap, and my hand stinging from the hard spanking I intend to give you,” he stated with a quirked brow, like he was laying down the gauntlet for me.
Makenna Lewis (Mac) – 24 years old, working as nurse a North Western hospital in Chicago. Lives with her best friend Kate in an inner city apartment. Born and bred in Chicago, no brothers and sisters. Lived in Dalton, Ohio for six months when she was 20. She loves shopping, clothes, the Chicago Bears, and dancing. Also has an addiction to reality television shows and the Vampire Diaries. Oh, and she believes that Superman is real.
Daniel Winters (Superman, DD, Delicious Daniel) – 28 years old, stockbroker. Went to college in New York before returning to Chicago when he got an internship a few years ago. Hails from Louisiana but moved to Chicago when he was eight years old. Has a brother and two sisters. Is a devout Chicago Bears’ fan who loves Thai food, working out at the gym, sex on the beach, and a nice cold bottle of Millers on a hot summer’s day.
Kate McGuiness – 24 years old, works as a hairdresser. Lives with Mac. A serial dater that is on the search for her happily ever after. A hopeless romantic who dreams of being swept off her feet and being wooed. Has two older brothers who are married with children who she tries to visit regularly. Primary instigator and a firm believer of the three date ‘no sex’ rule.
Sean Miller (Mr Dom) - Corporate attorney. Mid thirties. Part owner of High Jinx, a high class nightclub and after-hours VIP sex club in Chicago. Met Mac at the club a year ago. Has piercing blue eyes and likes to wear tailored suits. Frequently out of town and likes to dominate in the bedroom. Commanding, intimidating, and very protective.
Dr Noah Taylor (aka Walking Dildo) – Aged 28, General Surgeon at North Western Hospital. Met Mac when she started a surgical rotation two years ago. The first of Mac’s “friends with benefits”. Tall, cocky, and in your face. Has one brother called Matt who is four years younger than him. Is known around the hospital as the Walking Dildo for nine envious inches of reasons.
Zander Roberts – 23 year old police academy recruit and part time male stripper. Protective and caring by nature, he has a penchant for spontaneous sex in public places and is known for being very energetic and playful. He met Mac six months ago at a friend’s bachelorette party. Has three younger sisters and a solo mother who now live in Indiana. He’s also known as the Energizer Bunny because once he gets started, he’s hard to stop, over and over again.
Let me start off with saying that I received a copy of this book for my honest review.
I did not read any blurbs about this book before I picked it up so I had no idea what I was going to be reading. I wanted a completely open mind.
Not wanting to give away any spoilers, let me say that I really did like this book. Mac draws you in from the beginning because she is caught up in bad relationship living in a new community. He's a cruel ass and you start off from the very beginning hoping Mac leaves him.
Fast forward 4 years, Mac is living with her best friend, Kate. She is living her life her way. On her terms. She vowed she would never let another man dictate her life and while her answer may not be the answer for anyone else, it was working for her. For her and her "friends with benefits".
Until she meets Daniel one night on her way home from work.
He breaks through some of her early defenses and the two begin "not not dating".
The book gives you flashes of her experiences with her friends and their benefits during her relationship with Daniel. She hasn't felt the need to see them and finds Daniel meeting all of her needs.
Of course, this scares the very determined young woman and she ends up pushing Daniel away. She can't let go of the vow, and the fear that caused it.
After breaking it off with Daniel, Mac and Kate drown their sorrows one night at a bar. After drinking way too much, Mac takes a cab home and ends up at Daniel's apartment. She is ready to share with him some of the history that caused her to leave him. They share a night of passion and when morning comes, Daniel shares his feelings.
Unfortunately, as she has awakened, Daniel's declarations reaffirm her fear and she bolts again.
But let's just say, events conspire to finally shake Mac up and realize that life is always moving forward and decisions we make aren't made in a vacuum.
The book isn't intended for those under 18 and contains explicit sexual scenes and language.
I’m 31 years old and live in New Zealand, the most beautiful country in the world.
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