Review: Opening Up by Lauren Dane

Opening Up

Ink and Chrome

Book One

Lauren Dane

352 Pages

Release Date: 06/16/2015

He’ll show her the darker edge of desire…

23119319New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lauren Dane delivers Book #1 in her Ink & Chrome erotic romance series.

The men of the Twisted Steel custom motorcycle shop are great with their hands… and they’re not afraid to get dirty.

PJ is exactly the kind of woman Twisted Steel owner Asa Barrons doesn’t need. The last thing he wants to do is mix business with pleasure, and PJ has some of the best custom detailing he’s ever seen. But the chemistry between them won’t be denied, and soon he’s introducing her to a whole new world in the bedroom, pushing her far beyond anything she’s ever experienced. PJ finds she can’t get enough, but how far is too far before he consumes her completely?

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing | Imprint: Forever Romance
Genre: Erotic Romance Contemporary Romance
Series: Ink and Chrome | Heat Level: Scorching Hot

Keep reading for my review of Opening Up, plus buy it links.


*ARC provided by Publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review *

First Impression: Love, love, love. Excellent opening with fantastic characterization that pulls you right into the story and keeps you there. The characters are so dynamic and real. I love them!

Opening Up is the first book in the new Ink and Chrome erotic romance series by Lauren Dane, and it is a prime example of everything I love about this author’s work. It’s scorching hot, as most of her books are, and the connection between the characters is instant and feels natural and real. The writing is crisp and fresh, the characters human and relatable, and the story fascinating and intriguing.

During an industry networking event, P.J. takes an immediate notice of Asa Barrons, the gorgeous co-owner of Twisted Steel. She’s never seen the man before, but she’s taken by his standout dominance and sexy good looks, and she’s fascinated by his vehicles. And Asa is every bit as fascinated by P.J. and her custom painting work. It’s their interest and work with cars that first brings them together, but it’s the white-hot chemistry that takes things further than either one of them could have dreamed.

I thought this was a fantastic book. I loved the characters, and I loved how passionate they are about their work with cars, and about each other. They’re like two magnets, constantly circling, fighting, and pulling at each other. It’s makes for a really entertaining read and a terrific overall story.

If you’re never read Lauren Dane’s work before, this is an excellent book to start your new author addiction. The characters will pull you in, and the story will keep you reading long after you should have gone to bed. I loved it!




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Lauren Dane has been writing stories since she was able to use a pencil, and before that she used to tell them to people. Of course, she still talks nonstop, and through wonderful fate and good fortune, she’s now able to share what she writes with others. It’s a wonderful life!

The basics: Lauren is a mom, a partner, a best friend and a daughter. Living in the rainy but beautiful Pacific Northwest, she spends her late evenings writing like a fiend when she finally wrestles all of her kids to bed.

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Deanna | OkieDreams

Deanna Lynn has been a substitute teacher, a baker, a website designer, a ceramic artist, a business co-owner and a sales and marketing manager for a ceramic shop in Oklahoma. She reads widely, laughs often and loves to talk about writing, books, and this confusing thing called life.

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