Title: Off Limits by Emma Jay
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Red Hots!
Book Rating: B
Don’t look. Don’t touch. Definitely don’t want.
There’s no boundary Zach Purser won’t push. Three-ways, four-ways, sex clubs, he’s tried it all. It’s all about the freedom, but lately he’s had the nagging feeling that something is missing.
At a friend’s engagement party, he spots the missing piece all tied up one hot little package of a woman. Trouble is, she’s his best friend Adam’s baby sister. Adam knows all of Zach’s dirty secrets. Which means if he even thinks about touching her, he’s dead.
Paige Clark has crushed on Zach since she grew breasts, but he’s never so much as glanced her way. Until now. She knows desire when she sees it, and Zach’s eyes burn with that unmistakable heat. Finally, she’s got his attention—now if only she can get him to act on it.
Zach tries his best to push her away, but she doesn’t push back, she pulls—tumbling them both over the edge of resistance and right into bed. Panic isn’t far behind. Now he’s stuck between a big brother who’d like to bust his nose, and a woman who’s gotten under his skin. And of all the things he’s tried, romance isn’t one of them…
Product Warnings: A bad boy who can’t follow rules, a woman determined to lead him astray, a big brother with a hell of a right cross, and a smoking-hot sex-club seduction.
Emma Jay’s novella Off Limits is a very steamy yet incredibly sweet romance. Paige Clark finally gets Zach Purser to see her as more than her brother’s little sister. They spend one unbelievably passionate night together, but Paige wants more out of a relationship with Zach than just sex. And Zach? Let’s just say their night together brings to life some unexpected needs and emotions along with an impossible to resist desire to spend some quality time with Paige.
Zach and Paige are exceptionally well-developed characters. Paige is a self-confident young woman who is not afraid to take a risk and go after what she wants. She respects herself enough to not settle for a purely sexual relationship and she pushes Zach when he needs it.
In the beginning, Zach comes across as a bit shallow when it comes to women. He indulges in casual one night stands, and he is clearly uncomfortable letting Paige into his life. But he is willing to step out of his comfort zone and pursue a relationship with Paige despite his misgivings.
Paige and Zach’s shared past helps ease the transition from friends to lovers and makes their newfound relationship more plausible. Their sex scenes are plentiful and scorching hot. Their dates are extremely romantic and they take the time to get to know one another as their romance progresses.
If you are a fan of contemporary romances with some extra spicy lovemaking, then you are sure to enjoy Off Limits. It is a quick read with an engaging storyline and charming characters. Emma Jay wraps up this wonderful novella with a delightful and heartwarming epilogue.