Published April 2, 2013 by Berkley Trade
Paperback: 304 pages
Genre: Adult Fiction, Romance
Lush (Delicious # 3) by Lauren Dane
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 Damie…moreUSA 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.
First Cherished co authored with Maya Banks, Second Tart by Danes alone and now Danes pens another winner in Lush.
This series is about four strong independent women using their talents and skills to make a place for themselves in life. One woman is an English single mother, another is an artist, the third a baker, and In Lush we meet the caterer and excellent cook Mary Whaley.
Damien Hurley is a drummer in a famous rock band that often tours with the Brown brothers of another series. The Hurley brothers have their own stories to tell. Damien has a reputation the goes way back.
Mary, however, is well grounded and has been around the block a time or two. She wants some spice now. Nothing long lasting, especially with a famous drummer. Damien, however, has some hurdles to jump, because from the moment he met Mary there were no other women for him. She is the only one he wants.
The book is hot. The characters are likable, intelligent, strong and believable. The story follows a logical progression and the characters develop right along with it.
This whole series only gets better and the first was a WOW. The women are all strong, smart and sexy. The guys just couldn’t get any hotter, sweeter, or kinder.
I loved every page of this book. The whole series is a winner with me. I would recommend this book to any contemporary romance reader who enjoys hot drummers, excellent menus and hot passion scenes.
Lauren Dane has been writing stories since she was able to use a pencil, and before that she used to tell them to people. Of course, she still talks nonstop, and through wonderful fate and good fortune, she’s now able to share what she writes with others. It’s a wonderful life!
The basics: Lauren is a mom, a partner, a best friend and a daughter. Living in the rainy but beautiful Pacific Northwest, she spends her late evenings writing like a fiend when she finally wrestles all of her kids to bed. (from Goodreads Profile)
Goodreads Profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/226816.Lauren_Dane
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Review by ☼ Sunny
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