Skip to main content

Recommended For You


Shopping Cart

You're getting the VIP treatment!

Item(s) unavailable for purchase
Please review your cart. You can remove the unavailable item(s) now or we'll automatically remove it at Checkout.

Ratings and Book Reviews ()

Overall rating

4.4 out of 5
5 Stars
59 reviews have 5 stars
4 Stars
47 reviews have 4 stars
3 Stars
6 reviews have 3 stars
2 Stars
2 reviews have 2 stars
1 Star
2 reviews have 1 stars

Share your thoughts

You've already shared your review for this item. Thanks!

We are currently reviewing your submission. Thanks!

Complete your review

All Book Reviews


    OPENING UP by Lauren Dane is an exciting Erotica Contemporary Romance. Book 1 in her newest release "Ink & Chrome" series. Which, is going to be one hot new series, I predict. The world of custom cars and motorcycles, never looked so good. If you enjoy your heroes tatted, pierced and sexy as all get out, than look no further, here comes Asa Barrons. Looking for a feisty, wisecracking, passionate, heroine with an independent spirit to compliment Asa, look no further, enter, PJ Colman. Together, the two have a combustible chemistry that burns up the pages of "Opening Up". But wait, there is even more to this story. It is emotionally charged on so many levels, with complex characters, hot, steamy sex scenes, and the men of the Twisted-Steel Motorcycle Shop. Emotionally mature characters, bring so much more to this story than just sex and fun. The secondary characters are a must, I can't wait for the stories to come to life. "Opening Up" is an emotional, gripping but funny and passionate story. A sure in for any fans of Lauren Dane, Erotica Romance, and fans of passionate romances. Well done, Ms. Dane. I truly look forward to the next installment of the "Ink & Chrome" series. *Received for an honest review from the publishing via Net Galley* **Cross-posted on My Book Addiction and More** Rating: 4.5 Heat Rating: Wild Ride Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

    Thanks for your feedback!

    2 person found this review helpful

    2 people found this review helpful

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Scorching hot start to a new series!

    This sexy erotic romance is the first in the new Ink and Chrome series. Asa has pulled himself out of a challenging upbringing to be a co-partner in Twisted Steel, a custom build motorcycle shop. He's got everything he wants right now - a successful job that he loves, money in his pocket and any girl he wants. When he meets PJ, a young, sassy, car enthusiast who just so happens to be carving out her own niche as a custom detailer, he views her as off limits. She's too young for him, and he thinks his style of sex would be too much for her. But PJ has her eye on Asa too and is more than willing to give him a few chances to get things right. When they do finally connect, will the passion between them burn out quickly or lead to a deeper relationship? This book had me entranced right from the start and a huge part of that was the character of PJ. She was such a firecracker! I loved how honest and forthright she was with Asa, showing him her interest in starting something with him right from the start and not playing any games. Her relationship with her family is complex , a different tone for each person. With her sister she's funny and friendly and they have a really easy going friendship. With her brothers she's a bit more wary and things can sometimes be tense, in particular with her older brother who won't do anything that their father might disapprove of. With her father, heartbreakingly, she has learned since a young age that no matter what she does, she won't have his approval. Her position in the family tire business is precarious as her desire for taking it in a new direction runs into a wall time and time again. But she's finally decided that she isn't going to take no for an answer and I admired her greatly for having the guts to make decisions about her future for her benefit, even at the risk of leaving the cushion of her family business. Asa was the perfect guy - a protective alpha male, a caring son and brother, a handsome and hardworking man, and a driven competitor. It's not hard to see why PJ is drawn to him from their first meeting and though it takes her a while to wear him down, when he finally accepts that he's not going to be able to resist her, the results are fan-freaking-tastic! The sex scenes in this story are some of the hottest I've read, and include a good dash of humour as well as deeper emotional moments as they really connect. If I thought my ereader could catch fire, I would have had a fire extinguisher handy, that's how hot these two burn together. I really enjoyed the look inside Twisted Steel and the custom build shop they have going on, as well as learning about PJ's detailing work. The guys who work at the shop were a fun group, and the camaraderie between Asa and his partner Duke, and the introduction of their friend and former military mate Mick give a little view into what we can expect next in the series. Though there are some emotional moments for PJ with respect to her relationship with her father, there isn't a lot of angst in the story or melodrama to hinder Asa and PJ's relationship. For me, it was definitely a winner and one of my favourite reads so far this year. 5 stars.

    Thanks for your feedback!

    2 person found this review helpful

    2 people found this review helpful

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sexy!

    I was given an advanced copy of this book to write an honest review for Netgalley and Cocktails and Books. This is a sexy story with engaging characters and a captivating storyline. The story features Asa and PJ, who share a passion for cars and each other. Asa loves cars and motorcycles and owns Twisted Steel, a successful custom motorcycle business. When Asa and PJ first meet there is smoking chemistry, but Asa is twelve years older than PJ and concerned about the age difference between them. AJ doesn’t let anything get in her way when she wants something and she wants Asa. She is persistent and lets him know the age difference doesn’t matter. Asa has a pierced nose and looks big, tough and scary, but he has a tender heart. He likes to be in control in the bedroom, which is something new for AJ, but she likes how he makes her feel. When these two get together, things really heat up. Asa has many great qualities, but I think what I like the most about him is how he treated AJ and was how protective he is. He will do whatever it takes to keep her from getting hurt. PJ comes from an affluent, but dysfunctional family and unfortunately, her father continually picks on her. I love PJ, she is a rebel. She has tattoos and piercings and colors her hair different colors. She goes against what her family wants her to do and insists on taking the path that is right for her. She marches to her own drummer and although it hurts her feelings, when her family doesn’t support her, she still does things her way. Asa and PJ have explosive chemistry and this story is told from both POV’s. This is the first book in the Ink and Chrome series and is a stand alone. It’s an intriguing story and I can’t wait for the next one featuring Duke.

    Thanks for your feedback!

    0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:

  • IOS