Sinful Book Reviews

I love romance and erotica. I read a good bit of MM romance and BDSM romance and erotica.

The Taming of the Rake by Kasey Michaels

The Taming of the Rake - Kasey Michaels

Kasey Michaels is so clever! I loved this book and I am very eagerly awaiting the next two. These brothers are to die for. This particular book is about Beau, the oldest of the brothers. It has all the elements a good romance should have: love, passion, and adventure. The extras are what made it really stand out there, for me.

Chelsea is one of the most likable heroines I’ve come across. She’s witty and playful, yet there’s still an innocence about her that makes her seem wholesome. She’s absolutely perfect for Beau. The two start off with a playfully turbulent relationship. Chelsea tries to blackmail him into agreeing with her plans, but ends up caring more for him than she thought possible. Beau, who only remembers her as little brat of fourteen, is completely taken by the strong-willed woman she’s become. It’s so much fun to watch.

The brothers make their appearances. Robin Goodfellow Blackthorn, otherwise known as Puck, plays a large role in this story. Staying true to the name, he always seems to be into mischief and can’t seem to be serious about anything. I’m excited to read the story about him. It will take quite a woman to straighten him out. The other brother, who they call Black Jack, is a little more mysterious. He runs with the more dangerous crowd and Chelsea refers to him as all dark, compared to his fair brothers. Sounds positively yummy. The dangerous ones always make great stories.

The Shakespeare references aren’t a huge part of the book. It’s mostly in their names, not too much in the plot itself, but they’re still pretty clever. They make other little references to Shakespeare. The sex is so well written. The scenes flow effortlessly with the story, and they have that perfect sense of tension and release that is essential to good sex scenes. They’re not vulgar, but definitely steamy. If you like your romance packed with cleverness and real love, I suggest picking this one up.