Saturday, May 16, 2015

Review of The Face of Scandal (Surface Tension #3) by Helena Maeve

"I just don't want to lose...this. Us." - Ward

The Face of Scandal
Series: Surface Tension #3
Author: Helena Maeve
Publisher: Totally Bound
Release Date: May 8, 2015*
Source: publisher for review

Buy Links: Amazon* - B&N* - Totally Bound
*Title is available on May 8th only on the publisher's website via early release. It will be available with other retailers in June.
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They say first love is forever. They don’t say that sometimes it’s against your will.

Freshly returned from a harrowing visit home, Hazel is ready to put the past behind her. Trouble is, the past may have other ideas.

Hazel’s romantic life has never been more fulfilled than since she’s met Dylan and Ward. With so many secrets and false starts between them, their unconventional threeway relationship shouldn’t work as well as it does. But if recent events have proven anything, it’s that Hazel has a habit of underestimating the boys. She’s ready to start trusting more and doomsaying less if that’s what it takes to cement their relationship into something more permanent. Only ex-boyfriend Malcolm’s surprise return throws her plans into disarray.

Torn between her too-good-to-be-true lovers and the lure of an old flame, Hazel must juggle fresh hurt and new secrets in one final balancing act.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of anal sex, fisting and M/M content as well as references to sexual coersion.

Sigh... I'm torn. Not in a bad way. Oh no, I friggin' loved The Face of Scandal. It was the perfect ending for the Surface Tension series. It was sexy and emotional with a hint of intrigue. Nope, that's not why I'm torn. It is because I was so excited to read the final installment, but now that I have, I wish I had waited. The Face of Scandal had everything I wanted for the finale. Hazel is happy with her two men. Dylan is his usual charming self. And Ward was finally able to come to grips with his deep feelings towards Dylan and his blossoming love with Hazel. And more importantly, I finally got the one piece of the story that I felt was missing and, holy crap, it was hot! What's more, there is a shocking twist that I did not see coming. I won't go into more detail because I don't want to spoil it for others. Let me just say that it was absolutely stunning and I loved every moment of the short novella. And now I'm sad that the series is over...

I will be back with a series review in a few weeks where I'll go deeper into my thoughts about the series as a whole. Until then, if you love a gripping romance between wounded characters that'll take your breath away, you won't go wrong with Surface Tension.

A self-confessed food geek and web aficionado, Helena Maeve has always been globe trotter with a fondness for adventure. Recently, much to the consternation of her fellow travelers  she has begun putting to paper the stories she’s thought up in her excursions. When she isn’t writing romance and erotic novels, she can usually be found in an airport or on a plane, furiously penning in her trusty little notebook.

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