Review of “Exposed Ecstasy” and “Intimate Betrayal” (Psychic Menage Book 3 & 4)” – Houston Havens

** Book Three **
 
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Daughter of the Dirt Dweller’s ruler; Tessla Reto attempts to escape the Underworld after the mysterious disappearance of her best friend. She knows her untimely death is also near if her father, Landen Reto discovers her part in forming the rebels to fight against him. The two men sent to help her get away are killed and she’s rescued by a handsome stranger…or is she?

Faerydae returns to Earth in search of an inner peace his soul can’t find after the death of his friend Chandra Lamar. Instead, he finds himself in an unplanned rescue of a woman that stirs everything he’s fought a lifetime to deny. Can Faerydae stay focused on his goal to expose his past and true Fae bloodline, or will destiny play her hand?

Shomar’s uncomplicated world is tossed asunder when his best friend, Faerydae, shows up with a stray puppy and a woman who steals the heart of his soul the moment he looks at her. Only to discover Faerydae and the woman claim they can’t stand each other, yet his intuition tells him otherwise. Will Shomar be able to win the woman of his dreams or will Faerydae always have her heart?

Will Tessla find her freedom? Will Faerydae keep his, or will Shomar succeed in his plan to expose them to their hidden ecstasy?

 
 
 
 
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(review request submitted by the author for honest critique) 
 

“Exposed Ecstasy”: Unlike “Sinful Surrender” (book 1) and “Phantom Desire “(book 2), I didn’t completely fall in love with the heroes and heroine. Faerydae was an ass for the majority of the story. He did have moments where he showed his sweet and loving side such as when he gave Tessla the pup, their time in Elfhame, and the final chapters. However, for the most part, he played games with her heart, spoke with little patience, and became a person I dreaded entering a conversation/room. 

Tessla didn’t come off as a strong woman who had the backbone to stand up against her father, Reto. Her begging Faerydae to allow her to be a part of his life in some way wasn’t flattering. Especially when he kept pushing her away. I know you can’t give up on love but I just didn’t understand her behavior, especially since she hardly knows him. 

Out of the three of them, Shomar was the only likable character. He was sweet, charming, romantic and wore his heart on his sleeve. His begging forTessla not to leave him seemed too much since, again, he barely knew her. In fact, he wanted to marry her after knowing her 24 hours.

But, that’s how the men roll in this series. They go from 0 to 60 in less than 2 seconds. For me, I wish the men, in general,  would start slowing down. 

As for Faerydae, I wanted him to stop doing the “We can’t.” — “I can’t.” — “I want you.” — “We are a mistake.” — bullshit game sooner. It got old fast, like his character. 

 

Heart Rating System – 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest)  

Score: ❤❤  
 
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Kindise Wyatt escapes her Star Rider captor and returns to Earth. With the help of a sexy Old World Mole and his mysterious friend, she’s determined to uncover the whereabouts of her lover. Instead, she finds nothing but betrayal and her captor in pursuit.

On the lam after betraying his evil ruler, ex-Dirt Dweller and drifter Jaden Valenti confirms his name is on a hit list. Finding what he believes will be safety amongst the Airbornes, he recreates himself and hides his past until trouble walks back into his life in the name of Kindise Wyatt, the woman he was ordered to assassinate and didn’t.

Due to the obsessions of a Fae woman Sori gave up his hardearned royal title and left his homeland of Elfame. Love is the furthest thing from his mind until he is sent in Jaden’s place to pick-up some cargo…human cargo in the form Kindise Wyatt. He feels the Fae magnetism of his soulmate in her. Problem is; she’s in love with someone else.

Will Jaden fulfill his orders to kill Kindise and get his name removed from the list, or will his secret be exposed and betray the friendship he has with Sori? Does Sori help Kindise find her lover, or will a love between them have a chance to flourish before a fatal attraction and a determined captor rip their love asunder? Will Kindise find true love or will betrayals at every turn crush the fight out of her? Can she find her inner strengths to keep fighting and lead The Freedom Fighters to defeat the Dirt Dweller elites, once and for all?

  

 

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(review request submitted by the author for honest critique) 

“Intimate Betrayal”: Where I thought “Exposed Ecstasy” was lacking in character development and plot formation, “Intimate Betrayal” delivered a one-two punch of non-stop action and adventure. 

In “Intimate Betrayal”, we shall meet a variety of different people: reluctant assassins, Old World Mole, Star Rider, badass women, and the spawn of Satan (not literally). 

This cast and their interactions made time fly by for me. I was so engrossed in the pages I didn’t realize I had missed a meal and that’s a hard feat for a writer to accomplish because this chick loves her food. 🙂

Know what else I liked? Houston didn’t have her women lacking in curves or have them weak/dependent on men. Elaine and Makayla don’t need a man to protect them because they proved they can handle their own shit. This I loved!!! 

What else I loved? The very last sentence of the book. Reading it, you just know shit is about to get real in book 5 (title and release date unknown). 

With all the love I had for “Intimate Betrayal”, I deducted a heart because of a one major ugh moment. Jaden was hell-bent on not sharing Kindise. All the way up to chapter 15, he held firm to this notion — one man, one woman. After Kindise told him it’s all or nothing, he came on board with it. Then, they had a threesome. I’m not buying this total turnaround and I don’t believe neither man will succumb to the green-eyed monster in the future. 

 
Heart Rating System – 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score: ❤❤❤❤
 
 
 

Houston Havens, erotic-romance author, mixes the past, present, and future, and she always gives you love everlasting. She’s a woman of passion and mystery. Between the seductive pages of her intriguing books are titillating and sexy blends of futuristic, paranormal-fantasy, and sensuous westerns. Her sultry books will entertain and fascinate those who dare to take the journey.

 

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4 Responses to Review of “Exposed Ecstasy” and “Intimate Betrayal” (Psychic Menage Book 3 & 4)” – Houston Havens

  1. Woohoo! Thank you for your reviews! You gave me a sad face at the start but left me smiling at the end. Sorry you didn’t care for Exposed Ecstasy – Faerydae was a multi-layered character to say the least….at lot more will come out about him and his relationship with Tessla in future books. Being that it’s a series…somethings can’t be revealed until the end. Again, thank you for your honest reviews.

    Big hugs
    Houston

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