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Series: Brown Siblings #6
Genre: Erotic Romance
Publication Date: 10/1/13
Source: Received from publisher for review
Rating: 4 stars
Beauty is more than skin-deep…
Tattoo artist Raven Smith is blunt and hard, broken and jaded, dark and beautiful. While she doesn’t hide her painful past, she does keep a wall around her heart. She’s free sexually—but no one gets to the real Raven beneath the prickly exterior.
With a voice like smoke, Jonah Warner is a smooth-talking, highly successful attorney, with a body that should never be hidden by a suit. He’s the kind of man who never takes no for an answer and always gets what he wants. And what he wants is Raven. She’s a survivor, and he finds that incredibly alluring.
Jonah gets under her skin in a way Raven has never experienced. He makes her break all her rules—including her no-monogamy rule.
But when a figure from Raven’s past shows up at the tattoo parlor and drops a bomb into her life, their relationship will face the ultimate challenge...
Drawn Together is my first Lauren Dane read, and I enjoyed it A LOT. When I accepted the invite to review this book, I didn't realize it was the sixth book in a series, Brown Siblings. I was hoping I could read it as a standalone, and happy when I opened it up and realized I could. That's not to say that I wouldn't recommend reading the other books first, because a) The entire series looks good and has hot covers, and b) even though I was able to keep up with all the relationships, I did sometimes feel a bit lost as to who everyone was and how they were related. Something I did quickly figure out is there are some interesting relationships in the Brown Siblings series, and I want to explore!
Raven and Jonah were wickedly hot. And just FYI, I'm going to be using that word a ton in this review, because guys, I was not prepared for the level of delicious sexy times I encountered in Drawn Together. Believe me, it's a nice problem to have, just don't make my mistake of trying to read it at soccer practice. Or do. That shit can get boring sometimes, and reading something wicked helps to tune out annoying conversation.
Drawn Together was a fairly straightforward, but really nicely done romance. Raven and Jonah are two sexy, single people who've crossed paths due to family and friends, and finally make a connection. Jonah is determined to have Raven (but he's not a dick about it!) and Raven, despite her protestations, is willing to be had by Jonah. I was surprised by the low amount of angst between these two in regards to their developing relationship. The bulk of the turmoil comes from Raven's troubled past, and meddling family members. Not to mention a witch of an ex-wife.
Like I mentioned earlier, okay several times now, Drawn Together is sexy. Like reaaaalllly seeeexy. And I loved it. I love that Jonah and Raven were very self-aware and confident, and there is a nice D/s aspect to their relationship that I found to be refreshing and different from a lot of these relationships I find in romance. It seems that Jonah is into being bossy in the bedroom. Not a bad thing, right? But he wants to take it a little further, and Raven is willing to go along for the ride. This wasn't full-blown BDSM, just two people recognizing what they enjoy, and having fun with it. What I really respect about how Dane portrayed this relationship was, Raven wasn't weak in any aspect of her life/personality. Even when she is submitting to Jonah, she is strong. Something to think about...
Drawn Together was an intense and fun story, with a lot of steamy moments that had me giving My Guy the side eye more than once. If this is any indication of just how good the rest of Dane's books are, I am without a doubt going to get acquainted with Brown Siblings ASAP.
Jonah Warner was beyond hot. He was on-fire sexy. Like panties on fire. Raven looked him over, imagining him naked. Imagining him over her, under her, whatever. Just naked and doing something sexy with her would do just fine. ~eARC, 2%
He pulled back and looked up into her face. "Yes, baby?"
She smiled. "I love it when you use endearments. If you tell anyone, I'll only deny it. I love you too. I don't know that you're getting as good a deal as I am. But there it is. I'm so weary. You make me less so." ~eARC, 81%
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