Monday, March 1, 2010

Coming Undone by Lauren Dane - ERR Challenge Review

A new novel of "toe-curling" erotic romance from the national bestselling author of Laid Bare.

After his parents' death, Brody gave up a promising career to care for his family. Now, with his siblings grown, Brody owns his own business, and for the first time in years he's alone. Elise has come to Seattle with her daughter to find peace. After years as a world-famous ballerina-and trapped in a marriage gone bad-she's looking for neither love nor attention. But she finds both in the handsome, honest man who befriends her with no strings attached.

Brody and Elise discover in each other the wild, physical passion they need. But it'll take a shadow from Elise's past to make them look beyond what they need-to what they truly desire.

This book actually came out a couple weeks ago, but through one way or another I didn't end up buying it until this past weekend. I've read a lot of Lauren Dane, especially her ebooks, but I've got to say that this one ranks up there as one of my favorites. It's not just that she continues the tradition of having well written, steamy sex scenes, in Coming Undone Dane also has a great romance. There's just this wonderfully natural transition between Brody and Elise from friends with benefits to a loving couple. I probably love it so much because it's the kind of romance I'd want for myself if I got to pick and choose the path and the ending.

Overall Feeling - Thumbs up. Brody and Elise are definitely one of my favorite couples and this book is going to be a frequent reread!

Series - 1) Laid Bare 2) Coming Undone