- Author Opal Carew
- Release Date January 12, 2016
- Publisher St. Martin's
- ISBN/ASIN 9781466854727
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by Chrissy
Ashley’s decision to write an article about the popularity of BDSM in romance novels leads her to interviewing her best friend’s stepfather, Darien. She has a list of questions for him and while her boss, Adam, isn’t thrilled with her subject matter, he understands and respects it. What he doesn’t know is who she’s interviewing or he’d be much more strongly opposed. He certainly doesn’t know that Darien doesn’t intend to answer Ashley’s questions. Oh no. In his opinion, if she truly wants to know about BDSM, Dominance and submission, then she needs to experience it for herself. What transpires is a love triangle that none of them could have anticipated with many twists and turns and a troubled stepdaughter, Helen, doing her best to ruin everything for everyone involved.
Opal Carew’s writing is intensely sexy and sometimes even shockingly unexpected.Her book, MY BEST FRIEND’S STEPFATHER, is no exception. I’ve read many of Ms. Carew’s books in the past so had an idea of how intense it could get. But I hadn’t anticipated the many twists and turns in the plot. The relationships between the various characters were well thought out and at times heartbreaking, but there was an air of honesty between Ashley, Damien, and Adam that speaks well for a future between them. Helen’s scheming, manipulation, and drinking problem are problematic yet easy to see through. Instead of feeling disgust for her, I actually felt sad because it’s so obvious she needs help. The sex scenes are hot but not nearly as graphic as they could be. So if you’re looking to dip your foot into the erotic romance genre, then MY BEST FRIEND’S STEPFATHER is a good place to start. Just enough heat to make you break a sweat but not enough to overwhelm your senses.