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It's been ten years since clean-cut, sexy-as-hell police officer Todd Keenan had a white-hot fling with wild, uninhibited rocker Erin Brown. What happened between them got under his skin—even if love wasn't in the cards just yet The passion they share transforms Erin, but it. It's been ten years since clean-cut, sexy-as-hell police officer Todd Keenan had a white-hot fling with wild, uninhibited rocker Erin Brown. What. Home · Laid Bare Author: Dane Lauren. 13 downloads Views KB Laid Bare · Read more · Laid Bare. Read more · Laid Bare · Read more · Laid Bare.
Things are going great, and then another player is added to the sexual equation--best friend Ben. You go girl!! View all 11 comments. There were a lot of subplots, and they all took front stage at different points. But, the story kept jumping two days later..
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Sort order. Mar 01, Shawna rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Stoic Seattle cop Todd is different in many ways from his free-spirited, rocker chic neighbor Erin, but one place they are totally in sync is in the bedroom. It seems Todd harbors a secret kinky, Dom streak, and lucky for him, Erin is more than willing to indulge his darkest desires, wildest fantasies, and kinky fetishes and to submit to his sexual control.
Things pick up where they left off, and the two quickly set the sheets on fire once again. I just wish there had been more time in the story to see it develop even further. Laid Bare is a fantastic read with scorching hot sex, raw emotion, brutal honesty, and lots of heart.
Big 5 stars from this reader! And I also love the beautiful, sexy cover! View all 22 comments. Jan 09, Buggy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Opening Line: LAID BARE it's one of the best erotic books I've ever read; encompassing the perfect mix of raw sexuality along with tenderness, growth and understanding. There is also a beautiful love story here that eventually involves 3 people and Lauren Dane has done a wonderful job of exploring the boundaries and complexities in Opening Line: This story grabbed me from page 1 as we are introduced to wild child Erin.
She's beautifully written as the tattooed and dreadlocked singer from an emerging Indie band. Erin makes no apologies for what and who she desires and she desires her neighbour, the straight-laced, country music lovin cop Todd. Todd in turn is attracted to Erin but doesn't foresee a future as they are just so different in fact he doesn't even want his cop buddies to see him with her.
She's changed, no longer the carefree rocker chick he once knew although she does have pink hair Something's happened to her on the rise to fame, something so terrible it's stolen her spirit and almost killed her.
They can't fight the fact that they still have feelings for each other though and with Todd now willing to embrace his alternative needs they fall in love. Even though Erin is strong willed she still likes to be dominated in the bedroom. And as their relationship grows we get some very intense love scenes as they take things to new and exciting levels.
When exhibitionism enters the mix its only a matter of time before Ben, Todd's sexy best friend and new business partner gets involved in the scene and then WOW do things ever heat up. Ben is bisexual whereas Todd's never even considered taking a man into his bed until Ben offered.
Still Todd loves his best friend and is willing to just see where things go. He's a bit shy so when they share their first kiss, sigh Initially I felt kind of uncomfortable when Ben got it on with Erin, it felt like they were cheating even though Todd was right there with them. As the passion and love the trio shares begins to transform and mend Erin the evil from her past comes back to haunt them.
Will they be strong enough to get through it? If you're a fan of erotica then I highly recommend this. I can honestly say that I've never been quite this turned on by a book and there was the added bonus of a great storyline too. Coming Undone is the next book in the series. View all 16 comments. Feb 16, Auntee rated it really liked it Recommends it for: He's a sexy, straight-laced, something Seattle cop.
She's a beautiful, free-spirited, dreadlocked, 24 year old wannabe rock star. Her parents died when she was young, and she and her younger rocker brother were raised by a supportive older brother. He comes from a large family of cops and former cops. Sounds like Erin Brown and Todd Keenan wouldn't have much in common.
But the fact that they seem totally different doesn't stop the attraction that thes He's a sexy, straight-laced, something Seattle cop. But the fact that they seem totally different doesn't stop the attraction that these next door neighbors feel for each other. Todd's been aware of Erin for some time, and is intrigued by her.
He watches her come home from work every night, yet doesn't make a move. Erin is just not the type of girl he usually dates, with her tattoos and piercings and fiery attitude. But Erin's not the type of girl to not go after what she wants she wants Todd , and she agressively makes the first move. She knows he wants to dominate her, and she's happy to be his sub.
But Todd isn't comfortable with the man he becomes when he's with Erin, no matter how exciting it is to him. He backs away from the relationship, leaving Erin very disappointed but free to pursue her rock star dreams. Fast forward 10 years. Erin is back in Seattle, after making it big in the music biz with her younger brother Adrian. She had the money, the fame, and the glory, but she also had devastating heartbreak. The kind that many people never get over.
Now she's just trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, and start all over again. Erin's life will never be what it once was, but she's determined to put one foot in front of the other, and carry on. Todd's also back in Seattle, after a move to Boston and an unsatisfactory marriage to the type of woman he thought he should be married to, and after suffering a career ending injury. But he never stopped thinking about Erin, and what he could have had with her if he wasn't so afraid of his sexual desires.
Now that he's back in town and setting up a security consulting business with his best friend and his friend's brother both former cops , he's determined to start over and live his life the way he wants to, and not the way he thinks he should.
When he unexpectedly meets up with Erin at her coffee shop, he knows the spark is still there, even after 10 years. Todd would like to pick up where they left off, but Erin is wary about letting Todd or anyone into her heart again. Love can bring pain, and Erin doesn't know if she can face that. But Erin and Todd renew their affair, and this time Todd embraces his inner dom and all his sexual kinks. Things are going great, and then another player is added to the sexual equation--best friend Ben.
Can Erin handle having two men who want to love and protect her? What will their families think? And is the pain from Erin's past truly over, or will it keep coming back to haunt her?
This book was so much more than I expected. It starts off with a bang and never seemed to let up.
The sexual activity is very raw, aggressive, and in your face, and at times I'll admit it pushed my comfort levels. The most agressive thing Todd would say is "Get naked and on your knees", or something to that effect, and outside of the bedroom, he was really a sweet, protective guy, not the uber alpha that you'd think he'd be. True, he was one kinky guy in the bedroom, and he liked to restrain Erin, liked to bite and use a whip, but what can I say, she loved it and wanted more.
And he always asked her if she was okay, and was very loving and solicitous. I had no doubt that he truly loved Erin. Ben--what can I say? I really liked him, and that surprised me a bit. Ben was bisexual, but he said her preferred women to men. He was friends with Todd since childhood, and had always loved him, but I guess he was afraid to tell him.
When Todd invited him to participate in a threesome with Erin, I thought it would be a onetime thing. But both Erin and Todd wanted Ben to be a part of something more permanent, and considered him "theirs". Their scenes together were erotic, intense, and loving.
So no, the men didn't go 'all the way', but I got the feeling in time they would. Ben did make it very clear that Erin was the most important person to him in the relationship, and I felt that she was very lucky to have these two loving men dote on her. She could have done a lot worse! This book was in no way a total sex-fest, although it seemed to start out that way.
There was a very good, realistic story to go along with all the kinky sexual activity, and no way was it all smooth sailing. Erin had a lot of problems to overcome, but luckily had a supportive family and two hunky guys who wanted to help her. I was happy to see her regain her inner strength and be a little bit like the free spirit she was in her youth, and I had to give her high marks for her courage after all that happened to her in the past.
I was also glad to see that Todd allowed himself to be the person he was, and not the person he thought he should be. As for Ben, I thought he had the toughest time of it, coming into an already established relationship and trying not to feel like a third wheel. I also felt bad that he didn't get the support from his family that he needed. But with Erin and Todd's love and support, I think he'll get through it.
This is one menage that I think has a very good chance of succeeding. If I have a small bone to pick it's this: I can't believe that Todd was unaware of the tragedy in Erin's life.
Yes, he was busy with his life, and yes, he liked country music and not alternative rock, but c'mon! In this day and age of tabloids and celebrity TV, and him being a cop, and being Erin's former boyfriend, the guy must have been living under a rock not to have heard what happened to her. That sort of aggravated me for a few chapters, and made me think that maybe Erin wasn't as famous and successful that I thought she was. So, to sum up: No, it's not quite the 'Chase Brothers', but if you don't mind the bdsm elements or the menage relationship, you'll find it very enjoyable.
Not for the faint of heart! View all 15 comments. Jan 13, Tracy74 rated it it was ok Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Ok, so I definately have an opinion about this book. This isn't a review as much as my opinion. The good: Clearly this is a moving story about family, love, loss and the possibility for finding happiness after a tragedy.
I loved Erin, she was very believable with her life and struggles. I liked her brothers Adrian and Brody and their relationship with Erin. I liked Todd and watching him struggle with proving himself again to Erin once he returned.
The story between Erin and Todd was very moving, Ok, so I definately have an opinion about this book. The story between Erin and Todd was very moving, it was believable and I really rooted for them. That being said, it brings me to the point in the story which, in all honesty completely ruined it for me.
BEN - ok, I liked him when he was just the best friend. But, for their relationship to completely go from zero to a million just from Ben making the statement to Todd "I wish there were two of her? Not "icky" yuck, just it was pointless for the story to go there. I felt it took away from the original storyline that was going on. My other complaint was that it jumped around A LOT!!! Not just present day But, the story kept jumping two days later..
Ok - wow. I really was frustrated once I finished this book. Dane created. I really would have given this book 4 stars on the storyline, had they kept the whole Ben thing out. View all 5 comments. Mar 07, Emily May rated it really liked it Shelves: This is the first time I've felt the need to review a book that is predominantly erotica; I mean, most of the time they either do their job right make you hot under the collar or they don't and there's rarely much more to be said about it in my opinion.
However, Laid Bare was an erotic novel that was quite different from what I'm used to - well, it actually wasn't all about sex. There was a good deal of character development that I haven't found in many non-erotic books that I've read recently.
There was a good deal of character development that I haven't found in many non-erotic books that I've read recently The story is about two people Erin and Todd who, through a lot of kinky sexual interactions, end up becoming the people they've always wanted to be and unleashing sides of themselves that they had kept hidden.
It's a love story as well as smut and I found both of the main characters to my liking. It was deeply emotional and quite sad at times; though the plot was approached through an erotic angle, it had so much more to offer than is typical of the genre. Erotica tends to be a quick sex-filled fix, fun while it lasts but mostly meaningless. I would recommed this to everyone who enjoys both the sexual aspect of erotica but also looks for something else in their novels.
This is quite apart from the rest and many authors of erotic fiction could learn a lot from this. View 2 comments. Oct 12, Stephanie rated it really liked it Shelves: This book was just okay for me. The sex was smoking hot, but the relationship between Todd and Erin just didn't do it for me.
I am not sure what the deal was. Once the three of them got together I began to like the characters a lot more. I am This book was just okay for me. I am looking forward to the next book in the series[book: Coming Undone Addendum re-read sept I have to admit that this was much better the second time around.
I mentioned that the first time I read the book I didn't feel there was enough character development. Haha I must have been high when I wrote that because I was wrong. Each character is developed just fine. I still think that Ben is introduced a little to quickly into Erin and Todds relationship.
That's just my opinion. Erin leans on the bitchy side a little more than I'd like but Todd and Ben make up for it that is for sure. View all 12 comments. Jan 08, Alice rated it it was ok. This book pissed me off. I was so into it, I had decided to buy a copy because the one I was reading was borrowed. At some point it started going off the rails.
By the end, I hated all the characters and just wanted to finish the stupid thing. Lauren Dane's writing is good. It just seems like when it's flawed it is VERY flawed. Dane, can I try editing one of your books?
I think I could help. Loved the initial story between the hero and heroine. Maybe this would have been a better novella than This book pissed me off. Maybe this would have been a better novella than a full length novel. I didn't enjoy the whole triad thing. I find it hard to believe that a woman would find not one but TWO amazing men who love her so very very much. There was so much telling rather than showing. Or making a point that had already been made.
UGh, I could go on, but it would just mean that I'd given up more time to this stupid book. Glad I didn't buy it. View all 4 comments. But it did suck me in, no graphic imagery intended. Despite it being cruder than I personally enjoy--the characters are really into dirty talk and me, not so much--I was intrigued by the sexually assured Erin and the hung up, repressed kinkster Todd.
Sadly, the book lost steam when the menage started up. It just comes out of left field -- being told over and over that Todd and Ben are best friends and very close is not convincing enough, I needed to see that relationship established, and much earlier in the story. And the whole menage thing is so And so boringly perfect. It was like a commercial for triads. Who knew being kinky could be so boring. View all 11 comments. Mar 02, jenjn79 rated it it was amazing Recommended to jenjn79 by: It was almost a five-star read There were a couple things that needed to be a little better or done a little different to be five-starts, but it was a solid 4.
Erin Brown is the quintessential rocker chick. She's got funky hair, tattoos, piercings and a wild girl approach to life. That doesn't stop her from wanting the straight-laced cop next door. They start a hot, wild fling that pushes Todd Keenan's boundaries.
Fan Rating: Fantasies he's tried to suppress come to the surface and it's too much for him and he bails. Ten years later, Todd is back in Seattle, ready to accept the person he truly is.
So when he runs into Erin at the coffee shop she owns, it's a second chance for them. But Erin isn't the same girl she used to be. Tragedy has changed her greatly, putting roadblocks in her new relationship with Todd. Then Todd's friend, Ben, enters the scene What started out as indulging a fantasy grows into so much more as feelings develop between all three.
But first, Erin must battle her demons from her past in order to have a future with the two men she loves. I'm almost always a fan of menage HEA erotic romances.
I'm just a big supporter of alternative relationships and find the menage ones to be some of the most interesting to read. So when I saw that this book was a menage romance, of course I bought it! On some levels, I thought this book was really, really good. Yes, it's an erotic romance with lots and lots of hot sex and all that, but it's also got a lot of emotion.
Poor Erin. That girl went to hell and back. I already liked her in the beginning because she was so different and atypical, but then seeing how she survived what she did, it just makes you like her all the more.
I just thought she was such a fun character. I also liked Todd and how his character progressed. I've read some stories before where a character fits their sexual nature, but it's often the female.
So to have a male character battling his true sexual desires gave the book a nice twist. Then there's the fact that the romance was actually a bisexual menage HEA. That's even better than a hetero menage story, in my opinion. It's such a fascinating dynamic.
Despite all those strong points, which made this a fabulous book to read, there were some things I thought could have been done differently or better.
For one, I thought Ben came off a little too much as a sidenote throughout most of the book. He has very limited POV in the story which means as a reader, you don't get to know him very well. I wanted to dig deeper into his character. Also, there were a few times when the book seemed to skip around and miss somethings. In particular, I thought how the "coming out" of the menage relationship was a little poorly done.
There's a scene where one of the guys Todd, I think is about to talk to his Dad about the relationship then the chapter ends and you don't hear another word about. At the end, there's this thing where it says that the mother-in-laws are there to watch Erin perform along with some other family members who still talked to them Which ones are still talking to them, which ones disowned them? What all is going on? That part of the story seemed a little hollow.
There was one other thing that bothered me a little And that was the relationship between Ben and Todd. There was obviously some sexual chemistry there and they did some stuff with each other, but nothing full out. And I thought that was weird.
Yeah, there's the assumption that more will happen in the future with them, but personally, as something that was so big in the relationship, I thought it needed to be addressed in the book. It came off to me that author Lauren Dane doesn't quite want to cross certain sexual lines. That's usually always an act involved in menage stories. So between that and the stunted development of Todd and Ben's relationship, I felt like the story got a little stuck on the lines it appeared the author didn't want to cross.
But still, this was a really good book. Very hot, very sexual. Great characters and an interesting story that kept the book from being to superficially sexual. View all 8 comments. I wouldn't, actually - I've read much better. Me no likey. No likey the story, the characters, the writing and me especially no likey the word cunt. I know, this is erotica, but I still don't like the word. And it's everywhere. I'm afraid this author just isn't for me.
This is one of the rare cases where I'm going to abide by the "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all" adage. Especially as I didn't finish the book. There were some things that bothered me about the portion of the book that I DID read. Of course, those were Me no likey. Of course, those were why I quit reading, and I'd be happy to chat about them if anyone's interested. But I won't post them in my review. View all 21 comments.
My heart hurts for her and all she has been through and will go through. But she has the wonderful support of her family and a few close friends. Todd has a hard time coming to terms with his sexuality and what he likes, he struggles really hard to be ok with who he is. He and Erin were once an item then he shied away. When feelings become more for all three of them.
I love that all 3 of these characters communicate. But they talk things through and are there for one another. Loved this book, and will keep on to the next cause Brody! Note to myself: She does not accept opinion contrary to hers and defends communist party. They connect and test boundaries between them. Our hero is ashamed of her and wants a woman who suits the lifestyle he seeks.
He's a cop and wants a wife who suits wha Note to myself: He's a cop and wants a wife who suits what he thinks is the perfect life. A discreet and delicate woman who represents the perfect wife.
Our heroine knows what she wants and is comfortable in her own skin. She has unconventional hair and tattoos around her body and dresses in the rocker style. They separate and each one follows with their own life. He marries a supposedly perfect woman but is not happy and ends up getting divorced. She has a happy relationship and a daughter, but a tragedy happens that shakes her world. They re-encounter and rekindle the relationship.
I confess I did not like his very prejudiced and stupid attitude at the beginning of the story. Adding one more man into the relationship forming a trio I did not see it coming.
History ok and I had in my kindle since but only now that I read the book. What woman wore dreadlocks? Not his sort of woman, that was all there was to it. Damn it, she was not what he wanted. Real men. She was hot and wet and demanding in bed.
She made him laugh too. For the next two months their contact remained at a fever pitch. Any time they were alone for more than five minutes, they had sex. Enjoyed her company, loved being around her. She went to church on Sundays. We had dinner with her family every other weekend. Blonde, big pale-blue eyes. Her voice is so soft and sweet. She took a step back and dropped her bag on the table. Me, Adrian and Brody. Jun 04, AJ rated it liked it Shelves: Well, this had been sitting all neglected and forgotten on my kindle for AGES and I randomly selected it to read thinking it was your standard contemporary romance.
But it was a really good read! She grabbed experiences with both hands and gobbled them down. So one of those things she grabs with both hands is Todd, her straight-laced neighbour, and they get down to it very quickly. Not prepared to play games, Erin lets him walk away. You go girl!! Anyway… fast forward 10 years and Erin and Todd run in to each other again.
They have both changed significantly, but there is still a very strong connection between them and things are rekindled very quickly. However, Todd has now embraced his inner-kink and is ready to throw himself into it with Erin — and he does… repeatedly!
But there is also a very sweet, very functional relationship, and two fall very deeply in love. This also shocked the hell out of me, but I just went with it because by that stage I was completely sucked into the characters and wanted to know how it was all going to play out.
I love the way these three are together! Not just the sex stuff because there is plenty of that! It was actually all very fascinating.
To add to the drama, Erin has a massive trauma in her past which has left her very emotionally damaged, and this has a big impact on who she is and how she deals with things in her life. Watching her suffer so much was tragic, but I loved seeing both Todd and Ben helping her to deal with it, along with her two amazing brothers who are also incredibly protective and supportive of her.
I found that the story got better as the book progressed and I got to know the characters more. And I love that in a series! A great read - 3.
If you're looking for a hot steamy book, with a couple tall, dark, hot cops, this is the book for you. In a nutshell, it's the story of Erin, the pink haired tatooed rock star meets reserved cop, add a bunch of hot sex and dominance. He freaks out that he's not that Dom guy, breaks her heart. Fast forward ten years, marriages, divorces, tragedy He realizes the Dom in him is not something h If you're looking for a hot steamy book, with a couple tall, dark, hot cops, this is the book for you.
He realizes the Dom in him is not something he can deny, that he's loved her all these years. Relationship ensues. The holy hotness occurs when his best friend Ben gets involved in their relationship I loved that most about the book. Although the relationship was about Erin first and their love for her, I was hoping for more lovin' between the guys.
All in all, a hot book. May 27, Chan rated it liked it Shelves: Well, I definitely got a surprise. Considering that this was erotica, it actually had a semblance of a storyline. Most erotica is printed porn. My major confusion stemmed from the evident inequality.
I know this makes no sense, but that is all I can say without giving the story away.