ARC Review: Naughty Wishes Part IV: Soul by Joey W. Hill

Posted May 1, 2016 by Jennifer in Reviews / 3 Comments

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ARC Review: Naughty Wishes Part IV: Soul by Joey W. Hill
Naughty Wishes Part IV: Soul
by Joey W. Hill

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: April 19th 2016
Series: Naughty Wishes #4
Published by InterMix
Format: eARC
 

“Joey Hill continues to be one of my top BDSM authors…”
~ Under the Covers

Soul, the fourth installment in Joey Hill’s Naughty Wishes serial picks up where part three ended.  Samantha, Geoff, and Chris must now learn to navigate the waters of a mutual menage relationship.  Geoff and Chris have now gotten some alone time to feel out how their sexuality works.  Adding Sam into the mix was bound to be explosive and Joey delivers on all fronts.  It’s safe to say that Soul has the most down and dirty sex compared to the other parts.  You get every sexual permutation that a m/m/f menage can bring, but all with the underlying emotion that this author does so well.  We also get to see this threesome “get out” a bit as an entity, which was entertaining and realistic.  I appreciated that this story isn’t tied in a bow at the end.    I’m starting to find the “ultra epilogue” a  little bit played out.  I don’t need to know every little future detail, how many babies they had, etc.   I like that while there is a definite HEA, it’s more at the earlier stages of the relationship.  Maybe Ms. Hill has more in store for us regarding this couple in the future?   Will we see them at parties?  I hope so.  Chris and Geoff have a very unique relationship, not quite Dom/sub, but not without some level of power exchange.  For me, it was the hottest part of the story and I’d love to read more scenes with them.  This was a very rewarding serial and not so complex that I couldn’t remember the plot points when it came time to pick up the next installment.  Joey Hill continues to be one of my top BDSM authors and I always look forward to what she has coming next.

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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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I’m a 30-something medical professional by day and obsessive Crossfitter by night who’s been in love with the written word since I can remember.And that means that I read every Nancy Drew and Nancy Drew Files until I snuck Stephen King’s It from my father’s bookshelf at age 10.I was never the same… I read voraciously for years, until academic pursuits derailed me, but re-entered the fray 8 years ago when a certain teen paranormal series caught my attention.The passion back, I haven’t stopped since.When I’m not working, working out, or traipsing around for my teenage son’s hectic activity schedule, you can find me with Kindle in hand, often until the wee hours of the night.

I’m well known to be a genre hopper, who has very few hard limits.My first real romance series was J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood and she still rocks my paranormal world, along with Karen Moning’s Fever series and Joey Hill’s Vampire Queen series.That being said, you’ll often see me reading erotic romance with a BDSM focus.I’m never afraid of dark and dubious reads a la Joey Hill, Tiffany Reisz and Cari Silverwood.When genre fatigue sets in, a witty historical romance never fails to satisfy me, and Lisa Kleypasand Sarah MacLeanare my auto-buys.My favorite series of all time is Diana Gabaldon’s Outlader saga, and I will fight for Jamie Fraser to the death ;). Much to my fellow romance readers’ surprise, I also cleanse my palate with popular contemporary reads.Romantic suspense.LGBT.Western.If the writing is on, I’ll dig in.
Jennifer

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i’ve seen so many people rave about joey w hill…i have to get started with this author

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Thanks for the review Jennifer

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Thanks for the review.