Thursday, May 9, 2013

Review: LUSH (Delicious, #3) by Lauren Dane

Review: Lush (Delicious series, #3)                                   
By: Lauren Dane
Released April 2, 2013
Source: Review copy provided by NetGalley for review.

This is the third book in this wonderful series by Lauren Dane. If you are new to this series I would recommend reading the Brown Siblings series to get the full experience of the Delicious series for the characters overlap. This series deals with a core group of 4 best friends that call themselves ‘Delicious’. The characters relationship make a wonderful mixture. Lauren Dane makes me wish I could be at the dinner table with them all or in a backyard BBQ. They would be a blast to hangout with.

This book starts with some events that already happened in “Tart” but now told from Mary and Damien’s point of view. I remember reading “Tart” and being excited for this new development for Mary. Damien is a sexy drummer that is friends with Adrian Brown and invited to Adrian and Gillian’s wedding and instantly Mary and Damien have sparks. So in this story a one-night stand turns into much more.

I truly enjoyed how Damien took resonsiblity for his way of life being a rockstar and how many women had been in his bed. He goes Mary’s speed in this budding relationship. Mary is understandably wary that Damien could change for her, if she is even worth it. They change and grow together and it was a pleasure to read.

The rest of the Hurley family was awesome to meet. They own a ranch and work it when not on tour. I like how that keeps them grounded. Mommy Hurley is and amazing woman. I love her especially when she meets Mary’s mom. Great scene!

Delicious Series
1.      Cherished Anthology “Sway”
2.      Tart
3.      Lush

USA Today bestselling author Lauren Dane delivers a second serving of sexy in her new Delicious novel, in which taste and temptation make up a sweet recipe…

Mary Whaley has her hands full running a successful catering company and overseeing her supper club. She has everything she ever wanted—or so she thought. When she meets ridiculously hot and very dirty rock star Damien Hurley at her friend’s engagement party, the attraction she feels is overpowering—and she isn’t about to deny herself.

 Damien is used to a hard and fast life. He and two of his brothers started a band when they were fresh out of high school—then they hit the big time and stayed there. He’s also a legendary madman on the stage and in the bedroom. But when he meets Mary, something clicks, and the bad boy starts thinking he may have finally found something good.

 What begins as a series of fleeting trysts soon gets much more complicated. Damien can’t figure out why Mary doesn’t want more from him. And before long, it’s Damien who wants more from Mary. But it turns out Mary is no stranger to celebrity news, and he’s got a very big job ahead of him: proving that he’s worth more than a one-night stand…