ARC Review: Illicit by Opal Carew

Posted February 26, 2013 by Francesca in Reviews / 2 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Illicit by Opal Carew
by Opal Carew

3 Stars


Released: February 26, 2013
Published by St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 288
Format: ARC


“If you are looking for a steaming hot read, then look no further.  This book will satisfy any kink and craving you might have and then some you weren’t expecting.” ~Under the Covers

ILLICIT is my first dabble into Opal Carew.  I’ve had this author on my never ending TBR for a long time but for one reason or another I never picked up a book.  So this one fell on my lap and I was very excited to try the author, plus I thought the blurb sounded interesting.

Here’s what I quickly realized, and it may just be specific to how I feel about this book.  It’s completely centered around sex, and I think the sex was overwhelming the story.  I’m not sure if her other books are like that as well, but I think it was a bit too much.  *gasp*  Yes, I just said that.

Quite frankly, all I can tell you about the storyline is that Lindsay has just gone through a bad breakup and her luck suddenly takes a good turn when she runs into three, yes three, gorgeous men that want to spend a wild weekend with her.  They’ve done this often with other girls without forming any attachments.  See, the three gorgeous men are in a relationship with each other.  They are already a permanent triad.  But after spending the weekend with Lyndsay, turns out they all want more.  But not all of them are ready to go after that.

The idea was there and could’ve been great, but the characters were a bit two dimensional for me.  I think each one had a lot of possibilities we could have dug a little deeper into and maybe that could’ve replaced a couple of sex scenes. LOL

Nevertheless, the book kept me interested enough.  I still don’t know how I feel about the fact that we get a psychic connection thrown in unexpectedly, and this is a lot more prominent towards the end.  I don’t know if I like that or not…

If you are looking for a steaming hot read, then look no further.  This book will satisfy any kink and craving you might have and then some you weren’t expecting.

*ARC provided by publisher

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I’ve not read this but I to agree that there can be to much sex in a book. I like a story along with the great sex. Thanks Francesca.


Thanks Francesca!