Today, I’m showcasing three stories by Faye Avalon. I originally picked up these books because I LOVED the covers. Okay, I’m a bit of a cover whore. I am drawn to great covers, especially sexy or sultry one. These stories lived up to their covers. I was embedded in the character’s lives and loved them from beginning to end. So I invited Faye to be part of my Celebrating Series. I asked Faye to explain the overall concept of her Brighton Heat series, and here’s what she had to say:
I’m fascinated by the concept of the ménage a trios. In many a romance novel, the characters enjoying a ménage often remain together, but what if they indulged in a one-night-stand and then parted to go their own way? What might be the repercussions? This is the underpinning theme of my Brighton Heat series, where Ethan, Marco and Lissa come to realize that the night they threw caution to the wind has come back to haunt them. Each character has their own story, all linked by that one night ménage, but each story can be read as a standalone novel.
Bad in Bed
Brighton Heat Book 1 – Ethan and Amber’s story
Amber walked right into a cliché when she found her fiancé in bed with her best friend. With plenty of practice, she plans to discredit his claims that she is lousy in bed, but his warning that her physical scars repulse men is more difficult to bear.
Memories of his past have taught Ethan to keep women at a healthy distance. Instantly attracted to Amber, he finds it strange that she’s happy to indulge in a quickie in a shop doorway, yet resists his attempts to get her naked.
When her secrets are revealed, Ethan sets out to make Amber see that not only is she dynamite in bed, her scars in no way diminish how desirable she is. When Ethan enlists the help of his friend Marco and sets up a threesome, he hopes this will not only improve Amber’s sexual confidence, but will prevent him from losing his heart.
Up All Night
Brighton Heat Book 2 – Marco and Beth’s story
Following a cruel betrayal, the last thing Beth Devlin needs is a man with sinful good looks and a reputation for love-them-and-leave-them-gasping affairs with women. But unable to resist his determined pursuit, Beth soon discovers that no-holds-barred sex with a master of the genre is the perfect remedy for her flagging confidence and painful past.
Marco Zutini has learned to separate emotion from sex. With affairs that last no longer than a month, he can move on before things get complicated. But while he is more than happy to tutor Beth in the ways of carnal pleasure, there is one small problem—she fires up much more than his libido.
Soon Marco is questioning the wisdom of his one-month-only rule, until a revelation from his past reopens Beth’s emotional wounds and puts any chance of a future in jeopardy.
Turn Me On
Brighton Heat Book 3 – Lissa and Reed’s story
Recognizing the groom and best man as men she once enjoyed a ménage, Lissa Delaney’s attempts to avoid them during the wedding drive her straight into the arms of the groom’s cousin. Getting involved with Reed Fitzgerald is bad news, especially since the two men dislike each other, but the attraction is too powerful and soon Lissa is sharing Reed’s bed.
With an ex-lover determined to hold him to a drunken promise, Reed Fitzgerald thinks Lissa might well be his out-clause, especially since she’s up to her pretty neck in debt. His unlikely proposition will solve both their problems and, considering the explosive sex they enjoy, promises to provide plenty of recreational benefits along the way.
But what started as a temporary agreement soon develops into something more meaningful, until a chance meeting sends Reed into a jealous rage and threatens to destroy what they have been building.