ARC Review: Naughty Wishes Part III: Mind by Joey W. Hill

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ARC Review: Naughty Wishes Part III: Mind by Joey W. Hill
Naughty Wishes Part III: Mind
Book Info

Released: March 15th 2016
Series: Naughty Wishes #3

Recommended Read!

“Leave it to Joey Hill to pull out all the stops in the third part of her Naughty Wishes serial, Mind.”
~ Under the Covers

Leave it to Joey Hill to pull out all the stops in the third part of her Naughty Wishes serial, Mind. The title is fitting as we get to penetrate deep into the minds of both Geoff and Chris as they navigate their relationship while Samantha is away on business. They’ve come to terms with their relationship being a ménage, but the dynamics between Geoff, a true Dom, and Chris, clearly NOT a sub, is explored in depth here. Geoff has known he was bisexual for a long time, but Chris has never allowed himself to go down that path despite clearly being attracted to Geoff. The dilemmas that have to be worked out between these two are therefore twofold, both in terms of sexual orientation AND kink.

I’ve known that Joey Hill could write INCREDIBLE sex between two men for years. There is no shortage of that here. The chemistry between Geoff and Chris burns up the pages and the build-ups are almost as good as the acts themselves. These are two strong men who don’t compromise, but Chris finds himself willing to hand control to Geoff in a way all his own. I found the dialog between them to be fascinating and incredibly genuine. It’s heart-wrenching at times, but never sappy or contrived, and always with a tinge of testosterone. I appreciated getting Sam out of the picture except by phone during this installment. She has a few cameos, but this is really a male-male focus. Geoff and Chris deserved their time to hash out their emotions. In my opinion, this is the most exciting and charged section of the total story so far. Highly recommended and a beautiful set-up for Sam’s return in the finale, Soul.




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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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