Kimber Edgington is a virgin with a crush-on a pop star with a penchant for threesomes. Determined to prove that she's woman enough for singer Jesse McCall, Kimber turns to bodyguard Deke Trenton for sexual education...lessons that include his super-sexy friend Luc. Though she's saved herself for Jesse, Kimber soon learns that he's not the man adept at stoking her aching, endless need. That's Deke, and he can't resist when Kimber begs for more-and more.
Ever since I read her first book, Wicked Ties
, I've been waiting for this second one to come out. You don't need to read WT to enjoy this one, but for those of you who did read it, you probably remember Deke Trenton as the third in Jack and Morgan's menage. While WT was primarily focused on BDSM, Decadent is targeted toward threesomes (Two guys, one girl).
If you're in the mood for a steamy erotic ("cookbook" as I like to call it) where you're not too concerned about superb plot and storyline, Decadent is right up your alley.
Kimber is a virgin saving herself for her long-time crush, Jesse the popstar (think Justin Timberlake). He's known in the tabloids for his wild sexual escapades and threesomes, and Kimber feels like she's not experienced enough to light his fire. She turns to Deke, who years ago worked for her father and protected him. Now of course Deke has always lusted after her but also held back because of her age. Kimber is older now and bravely asks Deke to "tutor her" in the ways of menage.
Deke is living with his supposedly sexy cousin Luc, who is a chef. Now you're just going to have to take the author's word for it and believe he's sexy, because other than that, I don't see any reason to be excited over a gourmet chef. Luc overhears Kimber's offer to Deke, and immediately walks in and offers to be her other "tutor."
There's lots of sex right away, and I'll admit, it's pretty hot. There's just one little catch though... Kimber doesn't want to lose her virginity because she's saving herself for Jesse. So they have fun in "other ways." Kimber is up to the challenge and manages to be a good student for Deke and Luc's sexual cravings.
She then takes off to try out her newfound sexuality on Jesse. She attends one of his concerts and backstage feels very uncomfortable with the atmosphere. It's like one big drug and orgy fest in the break room and Jesse's drummer offers to be her third. But I guess the difference between the drummer and Luc is that this guy was a total jerk and treated Kimber like a piece of meat and nothing more. Meanwhile, Jesse admits that he only wants Kimber in his life because she's always been the "good girl." He needs her to correct his bad boy ways. Kimber says no thanks and leaves Jesse.
Only to return to Deke, who at this point still hasn't taken Kimber's virginity. He's afraid that once he does, he'll fall in love with her and won't be able to let her go. Another weird thing about Deke, is that he can't have sex without Luc being present. I think there's a scene where Luc goes to the bathroom to dispose of the condom and Deke shouts "Get back in here!" I think the explanation was that Luc is the gentle one, and he doesn't want to ever be alone with Kimber or else he'll be too rough on her. Whatever.
The story then gets a bit lame because someone blows up her father's house and now Kimber's life is in danger. The trio head over to Jack/Morgan's place in the the swamp (remember from Wicked Ties?) where they can protect Kimber. They have more sex while they're there, and Deke finally takes her virginity.
The stalker/killer finally gets busted in the end (pretty obvious who the killer was), and Deke overcomes his fear of having sex alone with Kimber. Hah! So Luc is out of the picture now and Kimber and Deke live happily ever after.
Again, the story isn't the best, but there's still plenty of steamy sex to make up for it. I'd give this one a 3 out of 5, simply because it was enjoyable as a whole.
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