Review: Sex Becomes Her (Sexy #1) by Regina Cole

June 25, 2015 Review 0

Review:  Sex Becomes Her (Sexy #1) by Regina Cole

Eliza Jackson has always been a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl, so it’s no surprise that when she’s asked to attend her friend’s black-tie destination wedding, she’s in a panic. Ever since her last relationship blew up in a frenzy of rumors about her sexual preferences, Eliza has been quite satisfied to be a celibate hermit. But as she’s forced from her self-imposed solitude, she decides to make the most of it. For this next week, Eliza can let her inhibitions go without fear of recrimination. And when she comes home? Nobody has to know that she played pretend. A perfect solution, or so she thinks.

Chandler Morse would never have considered flying all the way to Hawaii for a wedding if anyone but his cousin had asked. But he owed the bastard for saving his life, so he packed his bags and off he went, leaving his frigid ex-wife to pick over the remains of his life. When he laid eyes on the laughing brunette whose pieces didn’t quite fit together, he found himself drawn to her. He tried to tell himself it was his background as a private investigator that drew him to the puzzle, but in reality, their chemistry was too intense to ignore.

Eliza is thrilled to have found someone that can keep up with her adventurous appetites. She and Chandler are much more compatible in bed than she’d ever dreamed, but she still doesn’t dare tell him about her darkest sexual fantasies. And despite her best intentions, Eliza finds herself falling for him. But going back home doesn’t solve the problem, because Chandler is determined to pursue a relationship with her, and she can’t bring herself to say no. And when he learns the truth about her forbidden desires, she fears he’ll run just like everyone else does, and shatter her heart beyond repair. But more than her heart is on the line when Chandler discovers her past. Eliza will have to choose between the person she is, and the one she always wanted to be.

Title: Sex Becomes Her
Author: Regina Cole
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Caught In Crimson, Get On, Light Up the Night
Series: Sexy #1
Published by Kensington
Source: Publisher
Published: June 30, 2015
Genres: BDSM, Erotic Contemporary Romance
Pages: 320
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: four-flames

Although I found this an engaging story that held my attention, it also hit a couple of my “soap-box” issues.  I know this kind of stuff actually happens in the “real world,” but well, I am not totally sure how I feel about it in my books.  I tend to go to them to escape reality.  That being said, this still held my interest.

I just find it so frustrating that women will actually allow themselves to be bullied into accepting sexual harassment at all, but especially in the work place.  Unfortunately, this happens way too often in today’s society.  It is almost an accepted thing that it is okay to treat women as lessor beings.  Men are allowed to get away with it, because the women are intimidated, scared, don’t know they have options, don’t believe they are just as good – or better – than the person putting them down, any number of reasons.  It doesn’t seem to matter how much we try to educate the women, and the men, it just doesn’t seem to be getting through.  What is even sadder is the other women who stand back and condone, sometimes contribute, and/or ignore the harassing behavior.  This is wrong!  It doesn’t matter if it is in “real” life or in fiction.  Women should not have to be subjected to harassment.  Period!  *stepping down from soap box*

I have to give Eliza some credit for trying to “redefine” herself, but I think it was more an effort to reassert herself.  But why she continued to think that not only was it okay for her supervisor/ex to harass her, but the whole damn town?  Really?  If she wanted to stay there because it was her home town, then why didn’t she stand up for herself, because it was her hometown and these people should have known better?

Ah yes – my other soap-box issue.  Gossip.  Why is it okay for people to invent a life for you and not be held accountable for it?  Having been a female in a predominately male world, I had the gossips going wild with my life. *sigh* If only it had been as exciting as they made it out to be.  But alas, I missed out on all those adventures that were attributed to me.  But I had a more positive point of view about gossip than Eliza did.  I laughed it off whether than let it get to me.  Eliza needed self-confidence and to believe that she had value.

Chandler – I found him to be one of those fantasy good guys that just seem too perfect.  He was fabulously good looking.  He was kind, sweet, very understanding, and agreeable.  He had been burned too, but now he has found something that is bringing him back to life and he is going to go after it.  All wonderful traits for a hero. *sigh* The perfect book boyfriend.

As mentioned, this did hold my interest.  But it did leave me with questions.  Eliza and Chandler seem to have found their happy ending, but what about Gregory and Sabrina.  Both Eliza and Chandler sensed trouble in paradise, and the author left the reader wondering about that.  Is that what Sexy #2 is going to be about?  No, there was not a cliffhanger.  Just my unresolved questions.

In spite of the soap-box issues and the unresolved questions, I found this book entertaining enough that I will look forward to the next one.  I would also recommend it to the lovers of contemporary romance who like a little kinky sex in their stories.

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