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Three Simple Rules by Nikki Sloane
Narrated by Muffy Newton
1st in an interrelated series. Can stand alone but leaves you hanging for the next couple.
Some of my book besties recommended The Blindfold Club Series to me many times. I have added it to my sale lists and it’s always been one of those books that I bought but never got to, permanently on my TBR. So when I saw that Three Simple Rules by Nikki Sloane came out on audio, I grabbed it so fast! And let me tell you, there is a reason for my book besties! They never steer me wrong.
First let me start by saying HOLY HOTNESS!!!! This is the hottest book I have heard/read in a long time, and that’s saying a lot. But there was still a great storyline to go with all the hot sex!
Evie is a graphic designer who has been in love with a friend for years. Her boss is a cold, unfeeling jerk (even if he is hot), but she absolutely loves her job, and has worked her butt off for the past 2 years there. So when she screws up and misprints a job, it’s over $9,000 to reprint it. She knows she will get fired, so she begs her boss to let her cover the costs. The problem? She doesn’t have $9,000 and she needs it right away.
Evie’s roommate Payton is a very sexual person and has been trying to get Evie to work with her at an exclusive blindfold club. This is a place where the women are tied up and blindfolded while strange men go room to room to decide which one they want for the night. The price goes up the more the girl is willing to do. If Evie checked enough boxes, she could get the money in one night.
“I was about to become a whore.”
OMG, I just got a hot flash thinking back to that scene! When the high bidder got her, he immediately set some rules.
“I have rules,” he said. “You don’t get to ask questions, no matter what.” His deliberately slow, indecent rhythm made me crazy with need. “Do you understand?”…
Rule two is you answer my questions, and you have to answer them honestly.”
I could do that, so I nodded quickly.
“The last rule is your body belongs to me, so that means your [Os] are mine. You don’t come without my permission.” ...
“There will be consequences if you break any rule.”
The scene was so hot, I swear it was one of the hottest I ever read, but warning, there is a little girl on girl action which didn’t bother me in the first scene. It was hot!
When he decided to remove her blindfold…she was not happy with who she saw. Soon enough though, she was convinced otherwise.
“This authoritative version of him chilled me and yet set me on fire.”
And they are ridiculously hot together. He is so bossy, and while she takes it, she never seems like she is ‘less than’. She loves the dominance as much as he does.
I loved the story and it totally lived up to my expectations, but there was a mild cliffy at the end, that sadly, I will forget before the next comes out on audio. But I will say, this book can stand alone, despite the cliffhanger. It isn’t this couple's cliffy, it is her roommate Payton’s, the heroine in the next book.
I want to mention that there was also a second scene with some f/f/m action that rubbed me the wrong way. I just felt like she was manipulated, plus, he enjoyed it a little too much.
I have to say that Muffy Newton was one of the best narrators I have heard. She narrated the whole story, yet the voices she did for other characters were so different! She even did a totally sexy guy. I immediately went to audible to see what else she has narrated, and I was so surprised it wasn’t more, because she is fabulous.
•Unique twist on a common storyline.
•So freaking hot, like one of the hottest in the last year.
•A little f/f/m which I rarely read in mainstream romance books.
•The hero was so dominant.
•The little graphic design puns.
•Some funny moments.
•It wasn’t a cut-and-dry easy relationship, real issues got in the way of their happiness.
•Evie was a normal, hard working girl with regular problems.
•The hero was a regular guy, not a millionaire.
•The next isn’t out on audio yet and this one left with a bit of a cliffy for the next couple.
•Though I really liked the f/f/m, I wasn’t thrilled with the way the second one went down. But it was still hot!
•She seemed very different in the first chapter or two (kind of a prude) than she turned out to be, it was such a fast switch that gave me whiplash.
•Not a fan of Payton, I hope I like her better in her book.
The Down & Dirty:
Make sure you have your man or BOB (battery operated boyfriend) around when you read the super hot Three Simple Rules. While it was one of the hottest books I read in the past year, there was still a really good story. I loved the characters, though I am a little iffy on the heroine of the next book. There was a lot of sex between the couple, and 2 scenes with two women and the hero. I loved the first scene, but the second was a bit out of my comfort zone. At first I was a little disappointed that Three Simple Rules had just one female narrator, but let me tell you, she was phenomenal, and her male voice was almost as sexy as some of the male narrators out there. If you like your books SUPER STEAMY, don’t skip the blindfold series by Nikki Sloane. I can’t wait for the next to come out in audio. I hope it does!
Rating: 4.5 stars, 5 heat, 5+ Narration
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
I love Muffy! Best narrator ever!!! This story didn't have me wanting to skip through at all! I can't wait to listen to remaining books, I do not post reviews often but I am now, I'm selective and picky for a great romance with a bit of edge and this series has it! Can I say again the narration is my favorite top five narrators!!! ( now if you don't like the cross from nice romance to pull your hair back lust... it may be too much for you but with that said storyline is head on and really one of my new favs!)
5 of 5 people found this review helpful