I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.What Emma Craves by Amanda Abbott
Series: Pushing the Boundaries #3
Published by Amanda Abbott on July 27th 2015
Genres: Erotic Romance
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It took a lot for Pete Slater to convince his wife, Emma, to move to the suburbs. But once she arrived, she found it had a deliciously steamy underbelly. Her neighborhood is filled with hook-ups, affairs, and scandal. It's better than any reality TV show.
But Emma finds she isn’t satisfied any more. After seeing Piper and Michael become adventurous again as a couple, it's made Emma realize that's what she wants in her own life. She craves to be noticed again. She decides what the two of them really need is a vacation. The STD girls throw her a travel shower, gifting her some sexy starters, and she and Pete are off to the Bahamas.
Their destination is a super exclusive resort situated on a tiny island where anything and everything can happen. When they meet a young couple at the airport, who end up in the suite next to theirs, things go from fun to incredibly steamy fast. Emma drives Pete crazy flirting, and it pays off. For the first time in their marriage her husband is jealous of another man. What Pete does to win her back turns out to be exactly what Emma craves.
*This book is off the charts hot. It contains: explicit sex, group sex, and voyeurism.
I pulled an all nighter to finish up What Emma Craves by Amanda Abbott. Emma and Pete helped out the couple in the first book, What Caroline Wants and they were around in the second book, What Piper Needs, now it’s their turn to work on their marriage.
Emma and Pete have been in the lifestyle for most of their marriage. They have a place of pleasure in their basement where they entertain other couples. But their not true swingers. That call themselves swappers instead. They always meet a couple and get to know them and talk over what they want from a night with other couple before acting on it. It’s all very controlled and never spontaneous. Until now.
Pete and Emma are scheduled to go on a much-needed vacation and it was Pete’s idea to go to a private, clothing optional island for a week. There will be other people in the lifestyle there to have fun with. But Emma wanted to go on a vacation where it was just them so they could reconnect as a couple without bring anyone else into their bed. But since she’s a pleaser by nature she agreed to the vacation that Pete wanted.
The couple gets to the island and all the feelings Emma has been dealing with the last few weeks comes boiling over and they have to face what’s going on in their marriage in order to get to their happy place again. With the help from some old friends and new ones they meet at the resort Emma and Pete have some hot times and much-needed couple time to get that old feeling back in their marriage.
I really enjoyed What Emma Craves. Amanda Abbott is an author that knows who to write sexy and carrying married couples. I can’t wait to read the next book, What Gillian Desires. And I was super excited to read at the end of the book that there will a spin-off series about singles and the first book is about Mallory, the supermodel that Emma and Pete met at the resort. She is a very bold and funny character. So I’m looking forward to reading Sun Kissed.
If you’re looking for an erotic romance that not only has you reaching for your B.O.B but also has a well written plot and characters you should pick up a copy of What Emma Craves. While it can be read a stand alone I highly recommend starting with the first book in the Pushing the Boundaries series, What Caroline Wants to get the full character development of Emma and Pete.
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).