Review: A Smile as Sweet as Poison (Surface Tension #2) by Helena Maeve

May 11, 2015 Review 0

Review: A Smile as Sweet as Poison (Surface Tension #2) by Helena Maeve

When fiery passion can turn on a dime, how far would you dare to gamble your heart?

When proof of a college indiscretion comes back to haunt her, Hazel’s whole world threatens to crumble under the threat of discovery.

Recently tangled in a three-way relationship with her best friend’s one-time lover and his prickly roommate should’ve turned Hazel’s hair prematurely gray. Sure, it’s not the sweeping fairy tale romance she might have imagined as a little girl, but it might just be the next best thing. Dylan and Ward are not only the right blend of domineering and considerate, they also seem eager to treat Hazel to a comfortable life. Whether it’s in the bedroom or the playroom, they are devoted to her pleasure and enthusiastic to help enact her deepest, darkest fantasies.

But while navigating the uncertain waters of such a complicated arrangement proves easier than expected, other areas of Hazel’s life aren’t so well anchored. As she struggles to keep a shameful secret that could irrevocably change the way Dylan and Ward see her, the tethers of the past call Hazel to home and hearth and the artful lure of an old flame.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of bondage, BDSM and impact play, as well as a scene of rape fantasy.

Title: A Smile as Sweet as Poison
Author: Helena Maeve
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Collision Course, Twice Upon a Blue Moon, Beyond the Poison Chalice, Seat Sixty-Five
Series: Surface Tension #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Twice Upon a Blue Moon
Published by Total-e-Bound Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: April 10th 2015
Genres: BDSM, Erotic Romance, Menage
Pages: 183 pages
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: four-flames
This is the second book in the Surface Tension series and it continues from where book one left off.  Hazel is settling into a relationship with Dylan and Ward.  They have all journeyed so far in this series and it was great to see them all more confortable and generally happy.  That is until a mistake made in college comes back to haunt Hazel and threaten her well-being.  Secrets and lies come at a cost and she is trying so hard to contain the fallout.  When family issues boil over, Ward and Dylan step up to the plate and let Hazel know that they have her back both in and out of the bedroom.
I enjoyed A Smile as Sweet as Poison, and fell in love with the characters.  There is mystery, suspense, and some saucy sex scenes to boot!  I am looking forward to the next book and to see where the mystery surrounding the characters takes us!
Sensitive readers, please take note of the reader advisory as there are elements that could be triggers for some readers!
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