Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Review: Unleashing the Receptionist by Juniper Bell

Unleashing the Receptionist by Juniper Bell
Series: ...the Receptionist, Book 3
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance Unleashing the Receptionist Cover
ISBN: 9781619212572
Blue Ribbon Rating: 4.5 out of 5
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Dana Arthur couldn’t be happier with her two bosses, Simon Dirk and Ethan Cowell. Both in work and play, her lovers make sure she’s…well, fulfilled. Still, there’s a little part of Dana that’s unsatisfied. Ethan and Simon are close-lipped about their past and until they open up to her, their three-way relationship can’t be equitable.

But Dana’s concerns about her love life will have to be put on hold for a moment. A vengeful former partner is targeting Ethan and Simon’s firm, and with a tax auditor watching their every move, all three members of Cowell & Dirk will have to be on their best behavior. Dana’s not about to stand idly by while the men and business she loves are under attack. Ethan and Simon’s enemy doesn’t know what she’s unleashed when this receptionist goes on the offensive.

UNLEASHING THE RECEPTIONIST zings with red-hot eroticism. Author Juniper Bell mixes tantalizing sex scenes with genuine romantic warmth in the third book in …THE RECEPTIONIST series.

As I have not (yet) read the first two …THE RECEPTIONIST stories, I didn’t have any expectations regarding Dana, Ethan, Simon or their relationship. What I found was a genuinely loving, equal partnership with plenty of kink and a lot of heart. Ms. Bell gave me a great sense of who Dana was right from the start of the book, and the sassy receptionist immediately endeared herself to me. Like Dana, I wanted to know more about Simon and Ethan’s shared past so that the threesome’s already stable relationship would be rock solid. Happily, Ms. Bell peeled back the layers of the dominant Ethan and roguish Simon over the course of UNLEASHING THE RECEPTIONIST, allowing both Dana and the readers to become even more attached to Dana’s two sexy bosses.

UNLEASHING THE RECEPTIONIST was a deliciously naughty read and I greatly enjoyed it. Dana, Simon and Ethan are all characters I quickly grew to care about, which is why it was so easy for me to become invested in their story. I will definitely be reading the first two …THE RECEPTIONIST stories, TRAINING THE RECEPTIONIST and RESTRAINING THE RECEPTIONIST, as well as the short story THANKING THE RECEPTIONIST.

Note 1: UNLEASHING THE RECEPTIONIST features light BDSM and a few scenes of F/F eroticism.

Note 2: My review was written for Romance Junkies and is cross-posted here with permission from Romance Junkies.