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Book Review: Slow Hand (The Brantons #2) by Bonnie Edwards

Book Review: Slow Hand (The Brantons #2) by Bonnie Edwards

by davincikittieApril 21, 2014

*** This review is SPOILER-FREE! Read on with confidence! ***

[quote]Darlin’ don’t say a word, ’cause I already heard
What your body’s sayin’ to mine[/quote]

(That song has been in my head since I put this book on my reader! And oh how appropriate it is for the story.) Slow Hand doesn’t waste any time diving into the attraction between the characters, and still gives the necessary backstory to make everything believable. The chemistry between Jared and Teri is instant and intense. One of the things I enjoyed most about this story was how creative the love scenes were… not in a ‘wow, that’s new’ sort of way but that Jared doesn’t rush into the “good part” like many stories do, and he fully enjoys Teri’s body in ways many books don’t take the time to explore in the quest for consummation.

[quote]I want a man with a slow hand
I want a lover with an easy touch
I want somebody who will spend some time
Not come and go in a heated rush[/quote]

(There’s that song again.) On the other hand, while definitely hot, there were a few things that bothered me about the love scenes. There’s a lot of (what I think is) unnecessary talking. Some talking is good, ups the heat level, especially if it’s in the right tone of voice and in the right circumstances, but too much takes me out of the scene. The sex language is also a little overly colorful, not quite purple prose but reminiscent of it. People’s skin doesn’t taste like candy or desserts (unless you rub something like that on it first) and there are some adjectives I just don’t want to see in the middle of a sex scene, like ‘turgid’.

All that aside, this was a fun quick read with a lot of heart and one very patient and gentle pirate determined to sweep his woman off her expensive designer stilettos. Teri and Jared have such easy and comfortable chemistry, their playfulness is infectious and makes me want to charter a boat sailing the Caribbean right now!

[quote]I found a lover with a slow hand
A lover with a slow hand
And I get all excited with his easy touch
I found somebody who will spend the night
Not come and go in a heated rush[/quote]

(Now will this song PLEASE get out of my head?! Is it in your head yet? It’s all yours – you can keep it!!)

*This story first appeared in the print edition of Pure Sex in Kensington Books’ Aphrodisia imprint. This version has been revised, updated, and is a little longer than the original.

* Wanna read it for yourself? Buy Slow Hand on Amazon here! *
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About The Author
Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at

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