Seducing Steve by Maggie Wells

Seducing Steve by Maggie Wells
* I received this ARC free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Erotic romance novelist Sara Wright yearns for passion that leaps from the page. After a marriage that proved to be more fizzle than sizzle, Sara’s writing reflects her growing frustration and also her secret passion for her best friend and muse, Steve Larson.

Steve Larson is anything but your typical romance hero. A redheaded computer nerd with a slow, southern drawl, Steve is neither a cattle baron nor a titan of industry. The one thing he does have going for him is that he has loved Sara from the moment he met her.

When she confesses that he has long served as her inspiration, Steve leaps at the chance to take things to the next level. Determined to be the man to make her fantasies come true, he takes a page from Sara’s own books and plots a passion so intense it threatens to consume them and the friendship they both cherish.

When friends turn into lovers, love can get lost in the shuffle. Fact becomes tightly cocooned in fiction as both Sara and Steve learn to balance their desires with the needs of their hearts.

Sara is a romance writer with writer’s block until she starts using her best friend as her muse.  She has been in love with Steve for years, even while she was married.  Now that they are both single, she decides it’s time to go after what she wants.

Steve has been in love with Sara since he first bumped into her table eight years ago.  He can’t believe his luck when she comes on to him over pizza and asks for his help with “research” for her book.  He is willing to take what he can get but he is concerned that she doesn’t feel the same way he does.

I love these two characters.  The dialogue flows so easily between them and they are totally comfortable with one another.  The transaction from friends to lovers may be a natural progression but it wasn’t seamless.  Both are unsure of where they stand with the other.  Although they have great sex, neither wants to put a label on their changed relationship.

I think it’s really sweet of Steve to buy Sara’s books to “research” what she wants in a relationship.  He is surprised at how turned on he gets reading Sara’s books.  I love that he is willing to push his comfort level in order to give Sara what she wants and needs.

I think if more men followed Steve’s example and read our romance books, they would appreciate them more.  Overall I think the author did an excellent job of combining comfort and spice.  I enjoyed Seducing Steve and give it 4 Flaming Hearts. 

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2 Responses

  1. Sounds great, I’ll have to check it out.

  2. Thanks so much, Heather. I’m tickled you enjoyed it! *blows kisses*

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