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by Ella Frank
Released: July 2, 2013
Series: Exquisite #3
Published by Ella Frank
I could go on and on about what makes Cole, well Cole but I want you as the reader to fall in love with him the way I did. ~ Under the Covers
There comes a time when you click your heels together and silently chant please let it be real, please it be real, please let it be real. That time came when I was reading Edible and I got to know more about the delictable Cole Madison. I literally swooned with him. I held my kindle to my chest, rocked side to side, turned in circles with a huge ass smile. I do believe he’s my new favorite book hottie. He’s a dominant but way different from your “typical” dom, at least from what I’ve read in the past. No whips and chains from my boy and get this…he doesn’t do spanking. I’m thinking to myself, FINALLY a man who doesn’t want to lay a hand only his d*ck on a woman. *This is a plus later on in the story* He’s authorative, controlled, intense, smooth, mysterious, suave, patient, edible and hot damn do I wish this man was real. I could go on and on about what makes Cole, well Cole but I want you as the reader to fall in love with him the way I did. Alright, on to the story…
We were introduced to Rachel Langley in the previous books but we knew little of her other than she is the brother to Mason(sigh) and she is the pastry chef to his restaurant Exquisite. What we don’t know is that she’s heartbroken. She misses her parents terribly especially her father who she was extremely close to. Rachel feels like a third wheel to her brother Mason and wife Lena marriage and to good friends Shelly and Josh relationship. She is close to them but yet she’s distant. She has this “front” to her that she portrays. After a very very bad relationship, she wants to be in control and this is why she only dates submissive men. It takes Cole to show her that she can be submissive but still be dominant. And believe you me Cole knows how to just do it right.
I can’t stress enough on how much I love Cole. The way he treats Rachel is the way every man should treat his woman. Rachel is one of a kind and Cole wouldn’t have her any other way. Their chemisty is explosive, emotional, intimate, erotic, beautiful, creative, sensual and verra verra sexual. Oh boy oh boy oh boy is their sex, love making, f*cking however you want to call it, way beyond anything I’ve read. It’s hard core but sensual. It’s sensual yet hard core. They hold nothing back from each other and there is no shyness between them. They love to touch themselves and love to see the pleasure it brings one another. I love how Rachel can make Cole lose control. I love how they get each other and sometimes words are not needed. I could use gif’s to show you some moments but a) I don’t know how to use them and b) I want you to use your imagination. The mind is a beautiful thing.
The story is not all about their time together. It’s also about family on how you get along with those you love, on how you get by on those you lose and how family sticks together thru the good and bad. Rachel’s memories of her parents were happy and sad and it did bring a tear or two to my eyes. Mason, Lena, Shelly and Josh are in the story and a new character Logan is introduced and I am excitingly happily anticipating his story. We get a sneak peek at the end of Edible of his book called Try and from the looks of it, Ella is still on a roll with her mad writing skills.
One of my absolute favorite lines( and there are plenty):
“Ready?” he asked, looking directly at her, as he inserted the key. “For?” He turned the key and the snick of the lock as effective as a starting gun. With absolute certainty, he said, “Me.”