Title: Double Dare
Published: 12th May 2011
Author: Saskia Walker
A truth or dare game.
A mutual desire for erotic discovery.
Investment broker Abigail Douglas has got it all, but Abby—the woman—longs for a secret affair, a playmate who knows nothing about her high-powered business world, and Zac Bordino might just be the man. He’s mysterious and sexy—just right for Abby’s walk on the wild side—but very soon she finds that she wants more, and his mysterious, evasive nature makes her curious. Is there more to this sexy, entrepreneurial club owner than meets the eye? And why does she suddenly feel as if her every move is being watched?
Zac Bordino is perplexed when he realizes that the woman managing his business investments is the same woman he’s having an affair with. She’s pretending to be a little nobody out for a good time, and because she’s a red hot number he plays along, cautiously observing her to get to the truth. From high-powered offices in London to pulse-pounding nightclubs in Paris, they find an insatiably perfect match in business and in pleasure. But when Zac begins to fall for Abby, he has to decide whether to reveal the secret link between them, or try to win her heart first.
80,000 words in length, contemporary erotic romance.
Please note: this novel has been previously published with an alternative cover. This title contains explicit language, frequent graphic m/f sex scenes and a small amount of f/f content.
Goes down as another off my 2018 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book by a female author. Seems Abby’s way of getting herself geared up to do something is to dare herself. When she meets Zac for the first time she has quite a few banked to follow through with the chemistry bubbling between them.
So the chemistry between Abby and Zac when they first meet could be called electric. He holds the lift for her and while first looks get both their attentions it’s the fact that another couple in their are getting a bit frisky that seems to heat things up. Seems her looking at them and then seeing him looking at her watching them is turning them both on to no end. Her floor arrives and she thinks the charge between them will end. Not so much when he gets off after her to deliver some papers. Now here you would think she’d say who she is and what she does but as the result usually intimidates men she likes she says she’s a new receptionist. He seems interested all the same, enough to give her his card for somewhere new to check out called The Hub. Now he’s made the impression he’s just the delivery guy so this misdirection of jobs does go both ways. Could another chance meeting be on the cards to sort things out?
Seems the papers were from Zac’s mother for her investment package trying to be pulled together by the company. She wants him to take over from her now she’s retired but he’s not too keen with his own business starting. Well that is until he sees a certain face within the company brochure that is. Seems Abby may have lied but he doesn’t know why. She’s now looking after the account and he can’t figure out if she is playing some kind of angle to get ahead. He needs trust but trust is earned. Well it should be anyway but our girl Abby seems to feel the pull for Zac too much to step back and question things straight off.
She and her friend Marcy go to a show at The Hub – one that starts to awaken inner desires she never knew she had – and bumps into him again. He all but insists they should meet again and it doesn’t take long for Abby to crave him enough to distraction by returning the next night. Seems she gets what she came for, him too, but its not enough to fuel their need for each other. One taste was never going to be enough with these two. He wants the truth but goes about it wrongly when getting his friend Nathan to look into her life by following her. The longer they are together the harder the tension bubbles with him as he has dug himself a hole by not saying who he really is and how they are now connected.
Loved the fun that Zac and Abby had in Paris though. A romantic place to explore, along with how they feel about each other, where they go forward and how fun it is to open yourself to new pleasures. Its like Zac wanted to do everything he could think of to show her how he feels knowing that at any moment it could come crashing down.
Seems they aren’t the only ones being dragged into a world of fun and games with a couple of lies thrown in for good measure. When Nathan looks into Abby he goes to her office and bumps into Suzanne. He’d usually be the one to pick up a woman but seems the tables have turned and she’s the one looking for control. But by what they get up to later that night I don’t think he minds one bit.
Thought Ed was a bit funny at the end with how he almost wanted Abby to be broken hearted that that he’d got with someone else. Then the confused face he has when he still doesn’t get that she really has no feelings on the matter either way. Now Abby’s boss Tom on the other hand was just a sexual harassment lawsuit waiting to happen. What a creep! Thought the part with her friend Marcy, with how they progress when talking about how hot and bothered Zac makes her, was completely unnecessary and just felt a bit randomly placed. They could have still talk but didn’t really need to go further.
Double dare this girl and she’s likely to do anything, seems to be her thing. Zac certainly knows how to bring out her creative sexual side. He’s more than happy to oblige. It’s just the elephant in the room that’s going to cause a bit of chaos. Lets see how it pans out.
4 out of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review.