Monday, January 18, 2010

Review: Sex Drive by Susan Lyons

Sex Drive
ISB: 978-0-7582-3825-2
Author: Susan Lyons
Pub Date: Novermber 24, 2009
Imprint : Aphrodisia
Format : Trade Paperback

This information is obtained from:
Kensington website --->> here.

The blurb:


Prof. Theresa Fallon’s ex-husband gave her good reason to swear off men. But when, on the long flight from Sydney, Australia, to Vancouver, BC, she’s seated beside one of Australia’s ten sexiest bachelors, she has reason to question that decision.

Thriller writer Damien Black is very attracted to the sexy but standoffish professor, and it’s a challenge to persuade her to enjoy his special brand of in-flight entertainment.

From there, it’s not all that big a step to enjoying a stopover together in Honolulu. Not to mention, a little sex on Waikiki Beach!

To the prof’s surprise, her sex drive hasn’t disappeared. It was only waiting for the right man to awaken it, and Damien is definitely that man. And the same very well might go for her heart…

For the cynical Theresa and the far-too-experienced Damien, this journey is a special one. To their mutual surprise, they’re on a wild ride to love!

The blurb has been obtained from Ms. Susan's website --->> here.
This book is my first review for Night Owl Romance. I am a reviewer there now!!! I am so excited!! So, with that said, I did receive this book for free... for my honest opinion of the story. So, all thoughts and comments regarding this book are solely mine!

Now, on to the review....

Meet Theresa Fallon, one of four of the Fallon sisters. She is the oldest of them. With her IQ being around genius level, she is the organized, realistic, cynical, and a little dull. Her sisters would never think of her letting her hair down and just going with the flow. In her own right, Theresa is a very straight forward kinda person; what you see is what you get.
She wasn't always a cynical person towards love and men; however, thanks to Jeffrey, her first husband of three months, she has now sworn off men. Before Jeffrey, she had not thought highly of herself. Then after him... what she had left went down to hardly nothing. Now academically, she knew she rocked. That is her area in life where she excels. So, what self esteem she had of herself, Jeffrey took that away from her. She never thought herself to be sexy, attractive or one of those woman who could attract a good looking guy. That is all about to change... She is about to meet one man that is going to rock her world from inside out!

Damien Black is a every woman's fantasy. He is definitely my walking sex on a stick man. He is charming, very easy on the eyes, body of a very athletic man, and was voted one of the country's ten sexiest bachelors (in Australia). He is man who believes in himself, exudes sexual awareness. Oh yea, and is a wee bit cocky about his sexuality. Being single and "famous" - he is an author - sometimes is not all what it's cracked up to be. What does he heart really want love or lust. Will looking away from those that fall at his feet prove to be what he has been looking for...

A ten hour flight from Sydney, Australia to Honolulu, Hawaii. Then from Honolulu to Vancouver, B. C. is the itinerary for Theresa Fallon. Theresa is on her way to her parents home in Vancouver, B. C., to meet up with her other two sisters to give their baby sister the wedding of her dreams. Damien has the same itinerary, except he has a lay over for the night in Honolulu. He was headed to Vancouver for a book tour. A New York publisher bought the U.S. rights to his books and was sponsoring the tour. He was in demand.

What could two people do on a ten hour flight? What happens when one person never steps out of their comfort zone and the other lives to skirt theirs? Can you find love, or at least the start of love, 30,000 feet in the air?

I absolutely love the whole book. Ms. Lyons had me mesmerized from the first page to the last. I could not turn the pages fast enough, nor get enough of the story fast enough to satisfy the inner hussy within. It was a non-stop ride - kinda like the flight!! I love the character tension Ms. Susan created right off the bat with Theresa and Damien. The banter between them is very realistic and the sexual tension is very hot! I love how Theresa, being a little naive as she is in some areas of life, never holds her tongue or backs down. She knows that she is not cut our for this kinda thing (what thing... I can not tell you), but she tosses common sense out the window and takes what is being given to her. Can she do this and keep her heart out of it?
Damien enjoys life and all it has to offer; including women. But when presented with a challenge, he is one not to back down. And Theresa is his challenge. She intrigues him in ways no woman ever has... but just how well could he get to know this "all work and no play" woman within one flight...
Ms. Susan made sure to give dimension to the sisters as well... I have a feeling I am going to love to see this family grow, lol! I found myself completely absorbed in the Fallons. I can say that I can not wait to see where Ms. Susan takes us next.... I hear it is on a train... Wooohoooo!!!

I can say that I loved this book. I always found us saying that - for short stories: I would like to have seen more of this or that, or this did not give much time for this or that... but it is a short story - take it for what it is; a short story. Ms. Susan wrapped me up in her story and I was left craving for more... but reminding you are reading a short story is the key. This story was NOT short on romance, banter, sexy loving and just plain fun! She has it all in this book and I so can not wait for the next story.

My pro: I enjoyed how Ms. Lyons wrote each chapter in the mind set of Theresa & Damien. What was even more enjoyable was that each chapter picked up where the last one left off.

My con: The over use word of queue.

I am proud to say that I have found me a new to me author that is going on my automatic buy list! Planes, trains and automobiles... I am so ready to see what else Ms. Lyon has in store for us!!!!!

To see what else My Lyons has to offer, please go to her website --->>> here.
Book # 2 ~ Upcoming...April 2010
The next tale in this series is called Love, Unexpectedly. This story is about one of Theresa's sisters - Kat & Nav! To catch a peek of it, please go --->> here.
I hope you have enjoyed the review!

To see my review at Night Owl Romance, please go --->>> here.
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  1. Kudos for becoming a Night Owl reviewer hon. Enjoy it! And as for Susan Lyons, yeah I wants me some plane sexin' too, your review made me want it even more, so this title has been added to the TBB-list :)

  2. Hi Cecile :D
    And congrats on being a night owl!!

    Sounds like a very steamy book for sure, and yay for more autobuys. Love finding authors like that.

  3. Congrats on becoming a night owl. Sounds like real fun.
    An damn this books sounds so good. Will put it in my to bay list! I love it steamy. *wink*

  4. Congrats on being a Night Owl.

    And what do you do on a ten hour flight? RAWR!!!

  5. Congrats on your new "job"! :)

  6. Congrats for becoming one of Night Owl reviewers, sweetie! I envy you a little for that ;) but I'm so happy for you!
    Loved your review, I already have this book on my TBB list and your thoughts have pushed it a little higher :)
    Thanks, hon! :)

  7. Great review Cecile.I have not read anything by this author.I will definitely have to check this book out.And congratson becoming a Night Owl reviewer.

  8. Thanks guys!

    ~Leontine, hey honey! If you want some plane sex... honey this book is for you! And then stick around with this author because the next sister gets it on in a train... I loved this book. It was a very fun, hot little read!

    ~Blodeuedd! Hey there girl! This book is a very steamy read. My poor ereader fogged up a time or two, lol!! And yes you are right... I am very glad that I found this author and she is an auto buy for me now. I even have Men on Fire book that she is part of... and I can not wait to read that one!

    ~Susi!!!! Hey honey! If you love steamy... you will gobble this book up! Thanks for coming over!

    ~Mandi!!! Hey there honey! Oh honey.. if that man was my seat neighbor... and we had a 10 hr flight... Meow!!!!! This hussy

    ~Chris, hey honey! Thanks!

    ~Janna!!! Hey honey!! Thanks! OH, you already had this book on your TBB list.. good girl!! I am so glad that my thoughts helped **Cough cough** move this one up a bit!!! Hee hee... remember we share! =)

    ~elaing8!! Hey honey! Thank you. Like I said, I have not read anything by her either until now... and Now, I will be scouting the shelves and estore for more of her books!!

  9. Damn! I saw this one at B & N yesterday and didn't get it *head desk* The title alone had me stopping to flip the back over.

    Muy congrats on becoming a night owl reviewer!!!

  10. Congrats on being a Night Owl reviewer.

  11. Hey honey! I am so sorry I'm just now making it to my blog hopping I didn't make it much anywhere last week. *hangs head in shame*
    But Girl I am so glad to have you as a fellow NOR sister! WOOHOO or should that be WOOT LOL!!!! ;)

    This sounds like a very hawt read I have to get me some of her books now! :) Have a great one honey! BIG HUGS

  12. Congrats on becoming a Night Owl reviewer, you go girl!

    I so loved this story, can't wait to read about the other sisters! I am still in love with Damien!!!

  13. Congrats on becoming a reviewer!!!! How exciting!!!! *Please note the overuse of exclamation points* Looks like we will be "co-workers" now!

  14. Congrats on becoming a night owl reviewer! Sounds like you really loved this one. It must be fun.

  15. Hey Cecile! Congrats on becoming a Night Owl reviewer hon! I really need to read this author sounds like you had a very good time reading this one!

  16. I really have to read this author! It looks like a great read. You can never have too many autobuys.

  17. I almost forgot-I'm in love with your layout and congrats on becoming a Night Owl Reviewer.

  18. ~Smokinhotbooks! Hey honey! Thanks for coming over. Oh girl, how oh how I ask how could pass this one up! Did it not scream your name! LOL! You even touched it, lol!
    Thank you! I am enjoying it!

    ~Dru! Hey honey, thanks for coming over! Thank you!

    ~JennJ!! Hey girl!! Thanks for coming over.. You know you love my smut! It is okay, girl, it is called real life and it just gets in the way of my internet time, lol!! But I still love ya!
    **High fives** We are WOOT WOOT Siters nows!! LOL!!
    Oh believe me, this was one very hawt hawt book!!! Short and spicy!

    ~Marissa! It was your review that had me putting this on my list girl! So, thank you. If it had not been for you, I might have passed this one up! Thanks for coming over! And girl... Oh Damien is surely one man I would love LOVE to be on a plane with!!!!!!

    ~Sweet Vernal Zephyr!! Hey honey! Thanks for coming over!!! Oh yayayayayayay - Co-Workers... I will be looking for you in the hallways!!!!

    ~Carolsnotebook! Thanks for coming over! I really did love this book. It was great!

    ~Tricia! Hey hon, thanks for coming over! Thanks for the kind words. Oh girl, you really need this one! It is freaking hot! And you will fall in love with this couple! They are hilarious!

    ~A Buckeye Girl Reads! Hey honey! Thank you for coming over! I love finding new to me authors and more so AUTO buy authors. Ms. Lyons is definitely going on that list! This book was hot! Non stop hot!
    Thank you so much for the compliment about my place ~ I am in love with! And thanks for the kind words about Night Owl. I am glad that they took me on! I am enjoying myself!

  19. I've read a couple of other Susan Lyons books and I've never been let down. She always tells a great romance.

    *hugs* Cecile!


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