REVIEW, EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY: OFF THE CLOCK by Roni Loren

Posted January 12, 2016 by MeliMel in Blog Tours, Book Love, Giveaways, Guest Posts & Reviews, Home, Meli Mel Review, Reviews, Special Content & Excerpts / 0 Comments

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OFF THE CLOCK by Roni Loren

Pleasure Principle Book 1

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Blurb v2

FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE LOVING ON THE EDGE NOVELS, THE FIRST IN A SENSUAL NEW SERIES

Overtime has never felt so good…

Marin Rush loves studying sex. Doing it? That’s another story. In the research lab, Marin’s lack of practical knowledge didn’t matter, but now that she’s landed a job at The Grove, a high-end, experimental sex therapy institute, she can’t ignore the fact that the person most in need of sexual healing may be her.

Dr. Donovan West, her new hotshot colleague, couldn’t agree more. Donovan knows that Marin’s clients are going to eat her alive unless she gets some hands-on experience. And if she fails at the job, he can say goodbye to a promotion, so he assigns her a list of R-rated tasks to prepare her for the wild clientele of The Grove’s X-wing.

But some of those tasks are built for two, and when he finds Marin searching for a candidate to help her check off her list, Donovan decides there’s only one man for the job—him. As long as they keep their erotic, off-the-clock activities strictly confidential and without strings, no one will get fired—or worse, get attached…

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♥ ♥ ♥ 4 STARS ♥ ♥ ♥

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“I’m happy to take things slow since you’re new to so much. But that doesn’t mean I don’t think about hauling you up against a wall, hiking your skirt up, and fucking you like I own you. I think about it. I think about it. All. The. Fucking. Time.”

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Marin Rush hasn’t had it easy in life. Still, she manages to put herself through school. It’s precisely at this school where she develops a crush on grad student Donovan West. One night, Marin accidentally over hears someone’s deep voice, saying very dirty things that turn her on. When she realizes it was Donovan’s voice, things change for her dramatically and even changes the direction of her studies. A connection sparks between them, and soon Marin finds herself losing her v-card to the sexy Donovan. Unfortunately, something tragic happens in her family which alters things for. But, she never forgot about Donovan throughout the years.

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“Do you know what that does to me? Knowing you’re turned on by my words? My fantasies? And now to walk in and see you touching yourself over them? Fuck

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Nine years later, Marin is struggling to make ends meet now that her brother Nate is about to start college. Luck is on her side when she finds out about a job opportunity in New Orleans, where Nate will be studying. The job may be out of her comfort zone but she is willing to give it a shot. It is a high end clinic for the rich and famous that offer sex therapy in some innovative ways. When Marin shows up for the interview, she never in a million years expected to see Donovan, who is now a sex doctor at the clinic. The attraction between is definitely still very much present, but now that they are colleagues anything between them is off limits. They both ignore the heat they feel for each other, but Donovan is done ignoring. He wants her, so why can’t they indulge in each other in secret. And with the time limit set, they can finally get it out of their system without it turning into more.

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“Donovan. I need you.”

“I’ve got you.” He climbed onto the bed and pressed a line of kisses along the curve of her neck. She writhed under his touch, and he put a hand on her hip to anchor her. “I need you right back.”

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This was one hell of a smoking hawt read! Yowza! Roni Loren, you freaking did it. I really enjoyed this one. It didn’t hurt that it was a second chance at love kind of story, I’m big sucker for those. But what I really liked were the characters. The chemistry between them was sizzling. The sex scenes were sensual, naughty, and kinky. I can’t tell you enough how toe curling those were. Donovan is one sexy beast. Oh, how I really loved him. And Marin may have been a virgin, but I loved that she never came off as this shy naïve girl. Sure she was inexperienced, but she was confident in herself and didn’t hold back in exploring things sexually with Donovan. I loved the pace of the book and the development of relationship. I loved that for an erotica, there was more to them than just sex which can happen a lot in these types of stories. I really liked a few of the secondary characters as well, for example Lane. He needs a book pronto, as does Nate. Overall, this book was really great. Definitely recommend this one.

~ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.~

Excerpt v2

Marin moaned when he parted her lips to deepen the kiss, and a swift rush of arousal flooded her, making the neglected parts of her throb and ache. His tongue stroked hers, teasing with a rhythm she could only imagine in other places. Her nipples became hard points, straining for touch, and her sex pulsed between her thighs. She wanted to rub herself on him like a cat, find relief. He seemed ready to oblige. Donovan backed her into the wall, his body aligning with hers and his hand sliding down to knead her hip like he was barely restraining himself from tearing off her clothes. Heat against heat, hardness growing against her belly. She was dying. She needed this. God, did she need this.

But a swift knock sounded behind him, shattering the protected moment and blasting through her lust-drunk brain. Marin gasped, and Donovan jumped back and dropped his hands to his sides like she had burned him.

The door swung open, and Ysa poked her head in. “Hey, guys I—” Her words faded as her gaze bounced between them. “Uh, sorry, didn’t mean to interrupt.”

Poker face. Poker face. Poker face. Marin pushed off the wall and fought hard to look like everything was fine even though her cheeks were burning hot, her lips slick, and her body pulsing in time with her frantic heartbeat. She had a feeling she was failing miserably at pulling it off. They may as well have a neon sign above their heads that read In Flagrante Delicto.

Donovan, on the other hand, owner of the world’s most impenetrable therapist mask, looked cool and unaffected as he tucked his hands in his pockets, presumably to hide his burgeoning hard-on, and looked at Ysa. “Not interrupting. What’s up?”

Ysa glanced between the two of them again but kept her thoughts to herself. “Just wanted to let you know your nine-thirty is here.”

Marin gave her a quick, tight smile. “Thanks. We’re on our way.”

Ysa gave them one last questioning look and then shook her head and disappeared back out into the hallway. When the door shut, Marin put her hands over her face and groaned. “Son of a bitch. Now there’s more grist for Dr. McCray’s rumor mill. I cannot believe I just did that. Here. With you.”

Donovan stepped into her space again and took her wrists in his hands, gently tugging them away from her face. “Take a breath. It’s okay. Ysa didn’t see anything. And even if she figured it out, she would never say anything to anyone.”

But Marin hardly heard any of it with her head spinning and anxiety rushing through her. “God, how could I be so stupid? I don’t know what I was thinking. I just—”

“It’s not your fault, Marin,” he said, his voice gentle. “I crossed the line first.” His mouth hitched up. “Plus, I should know not to stand that close to a woman who spent all night watching porn.”

A sharp laugh burst out of her, her nerves bubbling up and out. “Right. I’m bound to grab anyone within reach to use for my lecherous purposes.”

Donovan looked down at her for a long second, some of that heat from earlier returning, burning her slowly. His hands flexed around her wrists. “I wouldn’t mind being used by you, Marin.”

Her stomach dipped.

“I didn’t make the offer last night because it would’ve been a selfish move. And a risk. But I want you in my bed. Know that. It’s not altruistic. Or professional. And it’s out of line.” His voice was like water gliding along her skin—smooth, clear, quietly powerful. He lifted her hand and flattened it against his chest over the inner pocket of his jacket. “But if you decide you might want that anyway, know there isn’t a thing on this list that I wouldn’t love to check off for you. Completely and thoroughly. I could make you shameless, Rush.”

She could barely hear him over the roaring sound in her ears. How the hell was she supposed to form words after that?

He released her hands and stepped back but kept her pinned beneath that white-hot gaze. “So if you ever need me . . . off the clock, you just have to ask. And if you want me to go to hell and steer clear, that’s all you’ve got to say, too. It’s your call.”

Everything inside her was buzzing. Her mind had gotten hung up on the words completely and thoroughly. He wasn’t going to pressure her, but the look in his eye said he could rock her celibate world right off its fucking axis. The temptation was like a bright, glittering thing blurring her vision.

But taking that offer would come with a price. Keeping things secret. The risk of being caught. And there would be a time limit. He didn’t do relationships. This would just be sex.

Really hot, really intense sex.

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About Author v2

Roni Loren Author

Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son.

If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts. Yeah, that’s it. She is the National Bestselling Author of The Loving on the Edge series from Berkley Heat.

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