SERVING PLEASURE                              ALISHA RAI

Hungry for a touch…

Rana Malik is over being her family’s resident black sheep. She’s on a mission: ditch the casual hook-ups, revamp her bad-girl image, and fall in love with a proper Mr. Right even her conservative mama can’t find fault with. Not on the menu? The beautiful, brooding Mr. Right Now who lives next door, and all the ways he whets her appetite.

Starving for love…

Artist Micah Hale had it all–women, success, friends and family–until his world changed in a single act of senseless violence. Now struggling to conceal his scars and get his life and career back on track, he knows he has nothing to offer a woman except his body. He’s not looking for love…but he can’t control his craving for the sexy bombshell voyeur he’s caught looking at him. 

Just one bite.>

Their attraction boils over, and their defenses are stripped off along with their clothes. They promise they’ll walk away if it gets too hot. But it’s hard to do the right thing…when being wrong feels so good.


Rana Malik, is 32 and by her account is the black sheep of her family. She has decided for some reason now is the time to find the right man and settle down with him and start a family. She is doing this while she is looking across the way at her neighbor who has his window open and is walking around with just his pants on while he does something to the canvass that is on the easel, he then walks away and into the bathroom and takes a shower coming out of the shower and sitting on the couch naked in front of the window. Closing her blinds and really not sleeping the next night she sees him leaving his house as she is getting back from another awful blind date. Her brilliant idea is to follow him which leads to a gallery, and then takes her 20 minutes before she goes inside. Not realizing that he is the artist that is having the show, he meets up with her and the banter between them starts. Besides the banter there is also an attraction and soon she finds out thru one of her sisters that he is a famous artist who was attacked two years ago in London. He tells her that he wants to paint her as in her model for him naked. They come up with rules because she does not want her face to be shown because they own a restaurant in town. He agrees and also tells her of the attack and she sees some of the scares. Of course they are not to fall in love with one another. This goes on for a while until after getting into an argument with her mother that when she gets home he is there and they start making out on her couch when her mom walks in and the argument starts up again and after that he has heard her tell her that she loves Micah, and that he is an artist. Of course the mom wants her to marry a doctor, lawyer, etc. she does not know that Micah in the art world is famous and rich just does not live that way. Upon entering her home they now get into an argument because she broke their agreement and fell in love with him. After a day of her sister’s not hearing from her they go to her house and have a girl’s night which actually brings the three of them closer but when Micah decides to pull his head out of his ass he has to go thru both of them before they allow him to speak to Rana. That does not happen for a while because he realizes he needs help getting over the attack still. The first part of this book is full of passion and sex scenes the last part is about the love they have for each other and making it work if it can by fixing themselves first. I found this to be a quick read and a very good story. I liked the characters and the way it was written.. I got this book from net galley.   I give this 5 stars.

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