Review: The Best Man by Adriana Kraft

December 10, 2014 Review 1

Review: The Best Man by Adriana Kraft

Bad boy meets bad girl. Is there anything more?

Passionate, hardworking and every inch a businesswoman, Chicago realtor Kitty Paige likes her sex raw and edgy, and sees no reason to limit herself to just one man. Never married and not quite forty, the striking blonde has successfully raised her daughter, Susan, and is already pushing her new-found freedom to the limits.

Wealthy commodities middle-man and race horse owner Jared Jacobs is father of the best man at Susan’s wedding. He is smitten by the vision in yellow who exudes sex as she escorts her daughter down the aisle. Also single, the handsome mustached California ranch owner with mischievous eyes views his sex life as a series of splendid love affairs, and sets out to make Kitty next on the list.

Together and apart, their chemistry is explosive, and their sparkling repartee and steamy sex catch both partners by surprise. Jared is first to recognize he’s fallen in love. When Kitty panics, can Jared finesse his every move and reel her in?

Title: The Best Man
Author: Adriana Kraft
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Heist
Published by Self
Source: Author
Published: December 2014
Genres: Erotic Romance
Pages: 260
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Purchase your copy: Visit the Author's Website

Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames

Who wants a steamy, hot, sexy and smutty read? If you answered yes to any of those – this is the title for you.  The Best Man by Adriana Kraft has a little bit of something for nearly everyone to titillate and tease.

Kitty is ‘of a certain age’, successful in business, raised her children and now is looking to broaden her horizons. I went back and forth about her frequently – appreciating her boldness but more than a touch unsure about her decision-making. From her first ‘no holds barred’ encounter, the story twists and winds us through her exploration of her own sexuality and how that plays into a relationship.  Experimenting with polyamory situations, ménage, light bondage, some F/F scenes and a bit of over-the-top toy play, this story combines all that Kraft brings to their books: fantasy exploration through fiction.

Jared, the man Kitty spotted at her daughter’s wedding will become a center point in her growth and experimentation, but I found him a touch flat, there was something indefinable that I couldn’t connect to with him.  Perhaps some of this comes from Kitty’s very hard-lined approach to placing sex in a box without emotion – so the emotion, when it came, felt as if it was expected and required, not there and peeking out from the start.  But – that’s me – I want some emotional tie to the character- especially when, as in this book, there is a happy for now ending that looks permanent.

A read that is loaded with fuel for fantasy or experimentation, well-written with several interesting characters all coming together in varied combinations.  I didn’t always agree with the choices made by these characters, but I most certainly was not able to put this book down.


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About the Author:

Award winning author Adriana Kraft is a married pair of baby-boomers who believe that good sex is meant to be enjoyed. We write in two genres: erotic romance for two, three, or more, and sizzling romantic suspense. Our romantic pairings include straight m/f, lesbian, bisexual, ménage and polyamory, in both contemporary and paranormal settings.

We especially write for couples (married or otherwise, straight or LGBTQ). We craft scenes that appeal to both genders, scenes that invite fantasizing, scenes that can be part of foreplay, scenes that lead to one of our favorite lines from a reviewer of Colors of the Night, our very first published book: “The reader will no doubt want either a partner or a bucket of toys close at hand.”

We blog about erotic fiction and also feature a Stay Sexy column focused on keeping vibrant, healthy, excited and sexy across the life cycle. Whether we’re crafting erotic fiction, sharing health tips, reviewing books, movies, and toys, or talking about our personal experiences, we hope to inspire our readers to live life to the fullest, embrace their sexuality, and do what is within their power to maintain healthy bodies and minds.

We invite you to stop by our Website, browse our Blog, and sample a taste of our world, “filled with warmth, blazing hot sex, well-developed characters…not for the faint of heart.” (Romance Junkies).


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One Response to “Review: The Best Man by Adriana Kraft”

  1. Lori Meehan

    Adriana Kraft is a new author to me. This book sounds great and I’m going to Amz right know.