Candy and I (Amy) have a joint review for you since we both read Roaming Pleasure by Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey! This short story was actually part of the exclusive content that Almeida and Aubrey offered in a couple of past newsletters. If you are interested in reading their stories before they are published you can become a member of the C&C Wavemakers, an ARC reader group who receives advanced copies of their books in exchange for honest reviews. This invitation is only open to newsletter recipients, so subscribe now! The next book comes out in a couple of months.
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In Roaming Pleasure, Cassie Bauer is traveling on business to consult on a case at the CIA, leaving Trevor at home to hold down the fort. The first day Cassie is gone, Trevor immerses himself on a case for the NSA but once that is done, he suddenly misses his wife even more acutely. Everything in their home reminds him of her. He can’t look out the window without thinking of her. He can’t go to their favorite pub without missing her companionship. Trevor is just miserable. A late night commercial on TV gives him an idea and Cassie finds herself on the receiving end of some steamy international texts.
It’s no secret that I am a stalker, I mean, huge fan of these authors. Almeida and Aubrey are one of the best authors out there in romantic suspense Their passion for their craft flows through every word they write, leaving readers demanding more.
When I first read the premise of this short, I was a little worried that Trevor might go all crazy and send Cassie one of THOSE pictures. We all know Trevor loves his wife and that they have a very, very active sex life. No worries though. The Alpha Geek uses his golden tongue to craft some seriously steamy messages to his girl. This quick read will take you from okay to squirming in your seat in minutes (and unfortunately leaves you wanting more. What did Cassie say to Trevor on the phone when she got to the hotel?)
If you haven’t read any of this series, please go grab your ereader right now and download all of the books. Just make sure you have no plans because the Bauers will suck you into their world and won’t let you go.
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Holy crap! Roaming Pleasure by Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey has me speechless. Seriously. I sat here for about 5 minutes trying to put into words the feelings I had about this extremely sexy short story (or maybe I was trying to let my heart rate return to normal). The heat in this little Bit of Life is off the charts and main characters Trevor and Cassandra aren’t even together. It goes to show that you don’t have to be with the one you love in person to feel the love emotionally and physically.
If you had told me what Roaming Pleasure was really going to be about, I would have wondered how the authors could write it in a way to make it hot and not awkward. Almeida and Aubrey have a way of pulling so much emotion out of the reader that you can’t help but get caught up in the scene right along with the characters, forgetting everything else. Oh, and it was 100% not awkward. Are you curious yet?
Roaming Pleasure has Trevor and Cassandra (main characters from the Countermeasure Series) apart since Cassandra is on a business trip to the United States while Trevor is back home in Ireland. They miss each other. Terribly. Trevor decides to describe to his wife just how much. Cassandra receives his messages in a less than private location but is still affected just the same.
Almeida and Aubrey are able to take such an incredibly personal act, wrap you into the story and leave you feeling as though you just experienced the same thing as the characters. Quite talented of them.
I don’t want to give too much else away or it will ruin this short story for you. If you have read the Countermeasure books and know Trevor and Cassandra, you will want to read Roaming Pleasure. It has the same great writing, stimulating story line and passion between the characters we all love. If you haven’t read the Countermeasure books yet, then this will be a nice sample for you. It shows you the emotional writing with which Almeida and Aubrey bring to everything they create and you get a glimpse into the relationship between Trevor and Cassandra. I highly recommend you give it a try.
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About the Book:
Authors: Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey
Publisher: Éire Publishing
Release Date: July 21, 2015
Category: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Source: ARC received from Authors
A business trip. Unlimited roaming. What can possibly come out of it? When Trevor and Cassandra are apart, the heart grows more than fonder….