Triple Threat by Mia Varano
Triple Threat by Mia Varano
Publisher: Red Sage Publishing
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal, Paranormal
Other: M/F, M/F/M, M/M, Ménage, Multiple Partners, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 cherries
Vegas showgirl, Brandy Tate, is on the run from the mob and the FBI. When stoic FBI agent, Ridge Coltrane, tracks her down he puts them both in danger until a mysterious stranger named Trey rescues them. Brandy opens her heart…and her bed…to both men. Will her desire to trust end in heartache, or will it introduce her to a world of seductive delights at the hands of two men?
She’s not about to testify against a member of organized crime, unless Ridge has anything to say about it. He’s not ready to accept his desire for her, unless Brandy takes things into her own hands—with a bit of divine help. Read Triple Threat to find out the whole story.
Ms. Varano writes a sweeping story that captivates the reader from page one. You can’t put this story down. Although it’s a bit difficult to keep the characters straight in the early goings, once you get to the meat of the story, you see it’s best that way.
The antagonist is everything you want in a bad guy. He’s done something awful and wants nothing more than to cover his own buns.
Now this story involves three people. To heal the hurt between Ridge and Brandy, we meet the elusive Trey. He’s shown up in a few other stories, but his presence makes the story complete. Ridge, though and FBI agent, has lost a lot in his life – a special person he guarded and his wife. He’s got a thick layer of steel around his heart. Even though he’s hurting and a little angry, you want to help him get past his mistakes and be the hero he needs to be. I like Brandy as the heroine. She comes across a little helpless and weepy at times, but once you learn her story, you want to see her succeed. The readers can identify with her hardships and her determination. And what’s better than a heroine determined to be with her man?
The love scenes in this story steam and sizzle. As you see the hurt subside and become desire, you feel the passion burning between Ridge and Brandy. Trey’s motivation becomes clear and you root for him to find his happily ever after as he helps the couple mend their broken hearts and spirits.
If you want a story that will stay with you long after you close the screen, then you need to read Triple Threat. This is a tale you won’t want to miss. I give it 4 cherries.
Reviewed by Tiger Lily ~~ Whipped Cream Reviews
Triple Threat Mia Varano
Genre(s): Paranormal (Rom) - A Night Owl Romance Review, Spicy - A Night Owl Romance Review, Ménage
Brandy Tate is on the run. She’s fleeing Las Vegas and there are a couple of men who are looking for her. She witnessed a crime that mobster Vinnie “The Voice” Caprese would really not like the authorities to know about which is fine except she’s already told the FBI. The FBI guaranteed her safety and that no one would know her identity but it was leaked to the press, which causes Brandy to flee. What she didn’t expect to do is run out of gas just two hours out of Vegas! Even more shocking though is when she opens the truck of her car to find a large man folded up in it!
Agent Ridge Coltrane just knew Brandy was going to run and decided to go with her without his superior’s knowledge. He just wants to keep Brandy safe. He had a previous witness that was killed while in protective custody and he wasn’t going to let it happen again. Running out of gas miles from anywhere wasn’t on the agenda and they could pretty much guarantee that Caprese’s men were close behind them. While figuring out if walking 40 miles to the next town or waiting for someone to drive by was the best option, a motorcycle pulls over and the rider offers to help.
Trey pulled over wanting to help but is met with Ridge being extra cautious. How do they know that Trey isn’t with Caprese? After a quick pat down at gunpoint by Ridge and a little arousal, Trey takes Brandy on his bike to head for a small community off the beaten path. Ridge starts walking in the correct direction when a car appears.
Ridge and Brandy were right in worrying about Caprese’s men being behind them. Things start to really heat up with a car chase, a bit of fire and a lot sexual desire that is ready to ignite. Brady has to trust someone in this life and death situation but does she dare? Added tension is not need either, so how will these three get rid of it?
This is a quick erotic romp through the desert with a lot of danger around every curve. I found the sexual scenes extremely well done. They not only titillate the characters but the reader as well. Not much is off limits as Ridge, Trey and Brandy figure out how to keep everyone alive as they explore each other.
This story has two stories going on at once. The most obvious is Brandy running from Caprese and the FBIs involvement in prosecuting him. The other is concerning Trey and his mission of bringing together couples. I did not realize that Trey had his own story going on until I was finished with the book. Apparently this is one story in a series of stories revolving around Trey and his mission.
There is not a lot of depth to this story. Most of the “action” is sexual in nature with over half the book being part of one sex scene or another. The rest is brief scenes to hold the basic story together. Brandy is the most developed character and she gives a bit of why she isn’t too thrilled with the FBI but little concerning her current life or how she lives.
I found the sex stimulating but the story part lacking. Overall, it wasn't a bad little story and if you're wanting hot sex with hotter guys, this might be your book.
~~ Terrie ~ Night Owl Reviews
Triple Threat by Mia Varano
Three Kinds of Wicked Series, Book 5
Paranormal Erotic Romance, Ménage à Trois
Brandy Tate is a woman running for her life. After witnessing a murder by Vinnie “The Voice” Caprese, she knows he's after her to silence her. She must get away from Las Vegas as quickly as possible, because there's no way she'd go into The Witness Protection program. When her car stalls after her quick exit on a deserted stretch of road, she is shocked to discover the FBI agent assigned to her case hiding in her trunk. He plans to talk her into returning with him so she can testify, but Brandy wants no part of that. Even though Ridge Coltrane attracts her like no other, she still refuses to return with him back to Las Vegas. However, fate has other plans for them both as they are rescued off the road by a Harley driving dark angel. Trey is mysterious, extremely sexy, and has a painful past. Trey helps Brandy and Ridge find what they want and what they need from each other.
Triple Threat is sexy, touching and exciting! I got a little confused with how quick Brandy got intimate with Trey, but in the end it really worked out great for the three of them. The characters are well written and the other secondary characters, although few, are also. The storyline hooked me from the start and with each new paragraph I couldn't wait to read more. Trey is one mystery I can't wait to read more about.
~~ Reviewed by Klarissa ~~ JoyfullyReviewed
Aphrodite’s Fire Mia Varano
4 Stars Hot and steamy…
Cassie and Rafe were bounty hunters. They join forces to catch a serial rapist. Rip Fountaine drugged women with Aphrodite’s Fire and then shipped them off to sex slave traders. The drug made them want sex. Cassie and Rafe went undercover at one of Fountaine’s swinger parties. Fountain recognized Cassie as someone that had snooped around his office. Would she be the next woman sold as a sex slave?
Aphrodite’s Fire may be a short story but big on hot steamy scenes. Mia Varano offers readers an exciting story that is sure to keep them on edge. I hope she makes this into a series.
~~Anne Boling ~~ ReviewYourBook.com
Sex and the Single Pearl by Mia Varano
The legendary gold necklace with the exquisite solitary pearl lay at her feet, beckoning Kyra to fasten it around her neck. Legend purported that the lucky single that found and wore the necklace of have one week of incredible sex. It appeared only for those that needed sexual fulfillment. The necklace seemed to work its magic when Kyra saw Gavin. He was determined to make her fantasies come true. Sex and the Single Pearl by Mia Varano is a delightful romantic short story. The scenes are unbelievable hot and steamy. Fans of romantica will be please with Sex and the Single Pearl. I’ll be watching for more of Mia Varano’s stories.
~~Reviewed by Anne Boling for ReviewYourBook.com, 09/08
Title: Sex and the Single Pearl
Author: Mia Varano
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Heat level: H
Sex and the Single Pearl is a spicy read. It grabbed me and made me love the two main characters. Kyra is living the fairy tale every woman would like to have. Gavin is the type of man every woman would like to make her fantasies come true. The plot is well written and creative. The story moved at just the right pace to keep me riveted and needing to finish this very short book in one read. The sex was very arousing. When Kyra has two men at one time my heat level jumped through the roof. Ms. Varano wove love into this very sexy story in just the right way to make it a book I will long remember. I strongly recommend Sex and the Single Pearl for a very lovely afternoon or bedtime read. Keep a cool drink handy. You will need it.
~~Wendy Cable ~ Just Erotic Romance Reviews
SECRETS VOLUME 21 PRIMAL HEAT
VIRGIN OF THE AMAZON by Mia Varano
Virgin librarian, Anna Winter, gets lost on her Amazon vacation and stumbles upon a tribe whose shaman just happens to be looking for a pale-skinned virgin to deflower. Coop Daventry, a British adventurer and the tribe’s self-styled chief, has a plan to save Anna from the shaman’s bed. But which man poses a greater threat to Anna’s virginity—the shaman or Coop himself?
"As always the Secrets collection contains the best erotic romances due to strong characterizations inside of deep plots.
The latest quartet provides a fun time for the audience even as it crosses subgenre lines."
~~Harriet Klausner's Review
"This perfect blend of story, romance and sizzling sensuality has hot alpha heroes and ladies who can hold their own with them. These stories will keep readers warm on a cold winter night."
Romantic Times BOOKReviews.
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HOT ON HER HEELS by Mia Varano
Vivica Steele runs the Lollipop Lounge, a male strip joint on the Vegas Strip. During her interview with Jack, a prospective employee, Vivica finds herself acting completely out of character. He's driving her wild with lust. However, she's determined to stay in control.
Jack is working undercover as a Lollipop Boy to try to find out who has been conning old women out of their money and jewels. He needs to find out if Vivica is involved. Soon, he finds himself hoping she isn't. He wants her more than anything in the world, and one way or another, he will have her.
Once again, the authors and Red Sage Publishing really did an amazing job of combining these stories to appeal to any reader out there. These are my favorite anthologies because I always know I will never be disappointed with any story that I read from them.
~~Amanda Haffery - DARK ANGEL REVIEWS