ARC Review: Naughty Wishes Part I: Body by Joey W. Hill

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ARC Review: Naughty Wishes Part I: Body by Joey W. Hill
Naughty Wishes Part I: Body

4 Stars


Book Info

Released: January 19th 2016
Series: Naughty Wishes #1
Published by InterMix
Pages: 117
 

Recommended Read!

“Joey Hill has written some hot paranormal BDSM ménage in the past, so I know that she has the talent as a writer to pull this off, not to make it cliché.”
~ Under the Covers

Being the die-hard Joey Hill fan that I have been for years, it always excites me when she comes out with something new. Naughty Wishes is a spinoff serial to Naughty Bits, to be released in 4 parts, monthly. Part 1, Body, introduces us to Samantha, Geoff, and Chris, three roommates who have lived under a building sexual tension for years. Samantha moved in with them as protection after an ex college boyfriend turned into a scary stalker, leading to an assault. Years have gone by and neither roommate has ever dated seriously. Samantha has discovered she’s a sexual submissive and with the help of a Domme friend, has gotten advice on how to bring out the Dom she knows is lurking underneath Geoff’s smooth lawyerly exterior. She knows that Chris must be part of the picture as well. Instinct tells her they’ve almost been waiting for the right moment to take her as theirs. But Sam is tired of waiting and takes matters into her own hands when Chris is away on business.

It’s pretty clear that Naughty Wishes is a BDSM ménage, and Body sets up that expectation clearly. Joey Hill has written some hot paranormal BDSM ménage in the past, so I know that she has the talent as a writer to pull this off, not to make it cliché. I will admit that I found their history as roommates a little confusing at the start, why it’s taken SO many years of living together for someone to make a move, but when I put this little plot oddity out of my mind, all was well. Sam is a submissive who knows how to go for what she wants, and Geoff bites her dangling carrot from the get go. Yes, there are some reservations, but Body is a whole lot of very sexy, teasing play between these two. Joey Hill has a talent for writing real and poignant emotions, and we get a hint of the angst to come when Chris comes enters back into the picture. This looks to be a sexy and emotional ride for these three. How Chris will fit into the picture, has role in the relationship, remains to be seen. This ends on the appropriate cliffhanger to make me eager for the next installment.

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About Joey W. Hill

Joey W. Hill writes about vampires, mermaids, boardroom executives, cops, witches, angels, simple housemaids... If there’s an erotic love story to be told, she’ll take the plunge. As a result, she's proud and humbled to have five series and over thirty award-winning and highly acclaimed titles, as well as the support and enthusiasm of a wonderful and widely diverse readership. In 2011, she was awarded a Career Achievement award in Erotica by RTBookReviews.

According to her personal memo book, seen only by her eyes--probably because it would reveal that she loves the Partridge Family and the movie Pure Country--the top three ways to ensure her readers continue to come looking for her books are #1 Write a great story, #2 KEEP writing great stories and #3 “For the love of God, don’t let them get to know the author – that will scare them away.” (Particularly if they find out about the Partridge Family.)

She has become known for writing the type of erotic romance that not only wins her fans of that genre, but readers who would “never” read BDSM romance. That’s because first and foremost, she thinks what attracts a reader is strong characters.

“Whatever genre you’re writing, if the characters are compelling and sympathetic, the readers are going to want to see what happens to them. While I strive to make sure my work includes essential elements of the storytelling craft – tight plot, engaging dialogue, etc. – if the character development isn’t there, there isn’t much point in reading. It can be the coolest plot ever, but if the reader could care less whether the hero or heroine survive (in fact, in some cases you may be rooting for their destruction just so you can be done with the darn thing), then it’s not a story worth reading.”

Why is that? She believes that our world is an ironically isolating one. Humans have overrun the planet, armed with a plethora of communication tools. Yet we feel very alone in our own heads, trying to make a connection with someone. The “ah, there you are – where have you been?” person. The person who gives us an anchor, but also the courage to release our tedious baggage to embrace ourselves fully.

That’s what she seeks to accomplish in every story. Bringing characters together who have numerous emotional obstacles standing in their way, watching them reach a soul-deep understanding of one another through the expression of their darkest sexual needs, and then growing from that understanding into love.

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Amy R

Thanks for the review, this sounds good.

Elizabeth

Thanks Jennifer

Timitra

Thanks for the review Jennifer

Donna A

I hate serials but love Joey Hills’ work so I am starting this book now