Title: Personal Entanglement (Thorne and Dash #2)
Author: Silvia Violet
Publisher: Silvia Violet Books
Release Date: April 30, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 219
Reviewed by: Crabbypatty
Several months ago Thorne hired Riley as an escort. They fell hard for each other and ultimately made their relationship personal rather than professional. Every moment they spend in bed is pure bliss, but good sex can’t solve all their problems as they struggle to make things work between them. Thorne convinces Riley to move in with him, but their differences in age and income weigh more heavily on Riley once they share a home.
If that weren’t enough, culinary school is turning out to be a disappointment for Riley rather than a dream come true, and he’s considering the daunting prospect of starting his own business. Thorne wants to swoop in and fix everything, but Riley keeps refusing Thorne’s money or advice, feeling like he’s losing control over his own life.
Thorne and Riley will have to rely on their love for each other to help them find the balance between independence and entanglement.
Thorne was checking out a few sailboat models online when he heard the lock clunk signaling that Riley was home. The door whooshed open, and Riley stepped inside, his shoulders slumped and his eyes half-closed.
“You look exhausted.”
“I am. Five classes today, two in the kitchen. Then Susan and I had to work out our menu.”
Thorne hugged him. “I ordered Thai. Yours is in the oven to keep warm.”
The sex, oh dear gawd, is as abundant and blisteringly steamy as ever and let’s just say you may never feel quite the same about icing again.CP's Full Review“Thanks. Are you working?”
Thorne shook his head. “I should be, but…”
Riley glanced at the computer screen. “You’re looking at boats.”
“These are brand new models, made for this season. I got the newsletter and couldn’t resist checking them out. You want to go see one this weekend?”
“Isn’t it too cold for sailing?”
“Maybe, but if I buy now, then as soon as it gets warm, we’re ready to go. You want coffee?”
Riley nodded. “Yeah. You’re so cute when you can’t wait to get what you want.”
“I’m ready to have you on a boat again.”
“To have me?”
“Yes.” Thorne smiled as he handed Riley a full mug. Riley didn’t look quite so tired anymore.
“So sailing isn’t really the motive here?”
“No reason why a boat can’t provide us lots of benefits.”
Riley took a sip of coffee. “No, there’s not, is there? Sit with me while I eat?”
“Sure,” Thorne answered. “I want you to tell me all about your menu planning.”
“Kathryn will send it to you. She’ll have it soon.”
“But I want you to describe it. You know your food talk is like touching me with words.”
Riley shook his head. “I really do have to do homework tonight.”
“All I asked was that you talk to me while you eat dinner.”
“You want me to word-fuck you. That implies something more physical afterward.”
Thorne smiled. “Well…”
“Part of my homework involves cooking. What if I let you watch?”
“Mmm. I do love to watch.”
“I’ll even wear an apron, but while I’m working it’s look-don’t-touch.”
By the time Riley finished talking about beef Wellington puffs, mini tarts, and sinfully good cupcakes, Thorne was ready to drag him to the bedroom for a good, long fuck. But he was willing to settle for watching Riley cook, probably now his second favorite thing and one he’d been missing for the last several weeks. Most evenings Riley shooed him out of the kitchen because he was too much of a distraction when Riley was practicing a technique or doing an assignment.
Thorne kept his seat at the kitchen bar as Riley put his plate in the dishwasher and grabbed his apron from the closet that was now a proper pantry thanks to Riley’s efforts. Thorne had previously used it to store his exercise equipment, but Riley had convinced him that no house should lack a selection of spices and basic staples to whip up a good meal.
Thorne loved when Riley got preachy about food. It was almost as sexy as the way he looked in his bright-red apron and nothing else.
Throne & Dash Series
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Silvia Violet writes erotic romance in a variety of genres including sci fi, paranormal, alternate history, and historical.
She can often be found haunting coffee shops looking for the darkest, strongest cup of coffee she can find. Once equipped with the needed fuel, she can happily sit for hours pounding away at her laptop. Silvia typically leaves home disguised as a suburban stay-at-home-mom, and other coffee shop patrons tend to ask her hilarious questions like “Do you write children’s books?” She loves watching the looks on their faces when they learn what she’s actually up to. When not writing, Silvia enjoys baking sinful chocolate treats, exploring new styles of cooking, and reading children’s books to her wickedly smart offspring.
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