Friday, October 7, 2011

My Review: Surprises (Romeo Club #1) by Brita Addams

Surprises (Romeo Club #1) by Brita Addams

Publisher: Riptide Publishing
eBook releaseOct 30 2011
Word count5,900
Page count25
SeriesRomeo Club
Heat Wave5 - Very explicit love scenes
Erotic Frequency5 - Lots and lots!
TypePart of a Series

Blurb: Are you willing to put yourself in our hands?

Smart, successful, handsome, and thoroughly sick of the club scene, Don ventures into a popular upscale dating service. Aroused and intrigued by the boldfaced sexual queries on the Romeo Club’s application, he finds himself embellishing one answer after the next. He thinks he’s taking control of his fate, but when he’s done, he ends up turning over a lot more than just his questionnaire to the dominant Adonis who runs the service.

In a private back room, beneath the snick of handcuffs, the slide of silk over his eyes, and not one hot mouth but two upon his skin, Don learns just how much more than matchmaking the Romeo Club has to offer a guy who doesn’t mind a few surprises.

My Rating: 5/5   

Characters:  5
Plot:  4
World building:  5
Writing:  5
Premise:  4
Intensity:  4

Heat Level:  5
Sexuallity:  M/M, BDSM, Ménage

My thoughts:  This is my first Brita Addams story. Quite frankly, I’m sitting here wondering… why. If this story is indicative of a Brita Addams book, I have been missing out.

This hot little number grabbed me page one and I couldn’t put it down until I finished which was a bit of a problem since I made the mistake of starting it at work when I thought I had a spare moment. I ended up needing to lock the door because it definitely fell under the category of “don’t bother me I’m reading” and “too hot for the office.”  

Well written, great characters, hot, sexy and fun all at the same time...this was quite the little package.  It makes no hesitation in getting right down to it as it starts with Donnie filling out his application to Romeo’s dating service, their questions as well as his answers had me chuckling and I decided I liked him immediately.  It just amped up the hot from there as he is introduced to Blake (rawr) who screens his application, and gives him his introduction to Romeo’s.  I don’t want to give too much away, so I’ll just say, oh my *fans self* quite the process they have there.

It was short, which I don’t usually care for, but that was alright, I think it was a perfect introduction to the Romeo Club and when I was done I was both completely satisfied and looking forward to the next installment of the goings on at the Romeo Club.

Bottom line:  I loved it. Highly recommended. 

ARC received from publisher

This week’s giveaway…

Brita Addams backlist book of choice: Serenity’s Dream, Lord Decadent’s Obsession, Chocolate, Tea and the Duchess, The Rogue’s Salvation, Love Immortal, Free Me

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  1. Thank you for the review, you made me even more curious about this book :)

    luciatea01 (at)

  2. Glad to hear it was your first Brita Addams and you liked it. I have Free Me and I haven't decided if I want that or Surprises to be my first taste of her writing. =)

    adara adaraohare com

  3. Thank you Amara, for the great review. I'm always worried about reviews because everyone has a different opinion about the very same things. However, I never tire of good reviews! LOL

    Lucia - I hope you enjoy Surprises.

    Adara - Bryan and Phil in Free me are pretty hot, even if I say so myself. But then Surprises is hot too. :))

  4. I would like to be entered into the giveaway, please.

    I enjoyed the review; it was quite informative. I can't wait to read Romeo Club #1.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  5. Thanks for the great review - I can't wait to read this one :-)

    smaccall AT

  6. Great review... Glad I preordered this one now :-D


  7. @Lucia: Oh yay. This was definitely a good one. One hot little number too.

    @Adara: I really did like it. I've got Free Me too, Love Immortal as well I think waiting for me to tackle the ever growing TBR pile. :)

    @Brita: Hiya! You're vera welcome, thank YOU for the good story. Twas fantabulous. :)

    @BL0226: I'm glad you liked the review. Thanks :)

    @Bookwyrm: You're welcome, thanks for coming by.

    @Sarah: Oooo, I hope you like it. I'd love to hear what you think of the story when you read it. :D

    Thanks everyone!

  8. Great review for a great sounding story. And a giveaway too is wonderful. Thanks bunches.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  9. Hi Amara, I know I've been MIA lately, damn school, but I'm BAAACCCK, or at least will try to be around more often!

    I have greatly enjoyed all the Brita books I've read, and I think I've read all the MM ones so far. This one looks like it is going to be yet another great read :) I think Love Immortal is my fav so far!



  10. Hi joder, welcome to my blog :)) So glad you liked the review. Thanks so much for coming by!

    @Brandi: Well hey thar! I'm so glad to see you darlin', glad you made it by.:D So you liked LI huh? I've got that one on the TBR, I keep meaning to hit that one but keep getting all side tracked darn it. One of these days I just know I'll be all caught up and I'll be able to tackle the gianormous TBR pile. lol.

  11. Fantabulous review Amara!
    I will read this no matter what.. because Brita wrote it!
    You did an amazing job of luring :) without giving too much away..
    You all HAVE to read 'Free Me' and then follow it up with 'In His Arms'.. Seriously.. You will NOT regret it. Phil and Bryan are just.. there are no words.
    *Brita do you need my address for that check* ;)



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