Title: Private Encounters
Author: Anie Michaels
Series: The Private Serial Book Two
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Date of Publication: 17th March, 2015
I wanted him.
It was as simple as that.
It was also dangerous.
I was willing to risk it all for just one night with him.
As I watched my carefully structured life fall apart around me,
I needed him to make me forget.
Preston was everything I knew I should walk away from,
but impossible to leave behind.
He would be my undoing, my downfall,
but I wanted nothing more than to be undone.
**This is volume two of a multi-volume serial. Readers should not expect a resolution at the end of this publication. For mature readers only due to explicit sexual situations.
5 ★ Review by Donna Elsegood
This is the second instalment of the series. I was looking forward to finding out more as the first had a lot of mystery surrounding it. Especially as the first book was a secret. Obviously by now we are aware the story is about Lena Bellows and her miserable marriage to Derrek.
Lena had hired the hot private investigator Preston Reid to obtain information on her philandering sneaky husband, and it was clear there was an instant attraction between Lena and Preston.
Quote ~ “I wasn’t expecting to be this drawn to you, Lena. I couldn’t have prepared myself for the attraction I felt when we first met. I should have turned the job down, should have walked away, but I’m not that strong.”
Preston asks — no insists on Lena coming to stay with him as he has been sleeping in his car at night keeping watch on her and is desperate for a decent night’s sleep in his bed. Well, sleep being the operative word as this segment of the story really gets steamy. Lovemaking and dirty sex scenes are in abundance and there is even a filthy act in public to which Lena enjoys, but is also angry at Preston as it makes her feel uncomfortable behaving the opposite to what she has been used to.
Quote ~ “Jesus, Lena. You’re so responsive. I’ve barely touched you.”
Lena worries that Derrek will find out she has not been home and wants to keep up the pretence until she has enough to rid herself of him without losing out. There is a lot tied up in their marriage financially. Preston informs Lena about some things he has found out about her lying and cheating hubby. Preston doesn’t want Lena to go back. He wants to keep her with him.
Quote ~ “I’m not unsafe and Derrick can’t know that I didn’t go home last…”
Is Lena in some sort of danger and from whom? The cheating husband or the hot and sexy mysterious PI!! This story is short; however, I could not put it down to find out more about the uncertainty enclosed in this segment of the series. It is clear you had me in book one Anie, which in turn had me so ready for this part of the story. Oh, and the cliff hanger! Or maybe it isn’t, but I most definitely was not expecting it. What a shocker! I cannot believe what you did there. I know what I’m looking for in the next part and it involves all three. Derrek, Lena and Preston…
So how will this story unfold? I had no doubt whatsoever awarding five stars purely because the writing is good. And the shortness of each book with the mystery and intrigue keeps the reader wanting more is pure genius. Kudos to the author.
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PRIVATE AFFAIRS (The Private Serials Book One)
Anie Michaels is the author of the Never series. She started writing her first novel in June 2013. When she is not working, reading, writing, or spending time with her family, you can find her spending time with her close friends. Anie lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family.
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