Monday, August 26, 2013

Review : The Bottom Line by Shelley Munro

The Bottom Line
Love and Friendship
Book One
Shelley Munro

Genre: Erotic contemporary romance
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Date of Publication: April 2010
ISBN: 978-1-60504-985-4
Number of pages: 272 pages
Word Count: 85,000
Cover Artist: Scott Carpenter
Print: SamhainAmazon |   BN   |  Book Depository

Book Description:

Spicing up her sex life sounds exciting…until the fantasy hits the fan. Love and Friendship, Book 1 When Maggie Drummond buys an erotic romance novel by mistake, she gets more than an unexpected eyeful. She gets an introduction to a world that arouses her to a fever pitch. Spanking. Her boyfriend isn’t interested in pushing his vanilla-flavored sexual boundaries. Then there’s Connor Grey, who haunts her fantasies like a magical genie. As a source of masculine advice for her and her female friends, he’s off limits. The only safe place to explore her fetish is her anonymous blog. The recent changes in Maggie don’t escape Connor’s notice. Now that her boyfriend has dropped her, he can finally—carefully—make his move. Given his family history, laying a hand on any woman, even in fun, is a line he’s reluctant to cross. But for Maggie? Anything the lady wants. As Maggie gives in to the temptation to let Connor add some sin to her life, she finds herself juggling lies, half-truths, friendship and sensual delights. Her job is in jeopardy—and she’s falling in love. Exploring her fantasy is one thing, but she’s beginning to question if indulging her own pleasure is worth the cost to everyone around her. Especially Connor…

Product Warnings: Contains explicit sex, spanking, and the good, the bad and the ugly about friendship.

First of all I have to say Greg is totally ass. What favor dude? She doing a favor for you!
Maggie is smart,beautiful woman but she has a secret...she likes being spank.
And I hate BDSM!What can I do? I read it anyway.I like Connor.
Basically everything start with Connor asking to Maggie.
Connor Ask her ''Will you kiss me'' and Ask her again ''would you be interest  in friends with benefit deal with me?''
I like to read Connor's Thoughts.
And they sex when they ask other(meaning all the time!They are always hungry each other).
And Girls asking Maggie who's he spanking her?Also Connor acting so funny at her like he didn't know who is the Mr. spank and Where's she? LOL!
And later Maggie and Connor's friend find out they are friends with benefit.
So After that Maggie got fired because of her blog(Why can she write privately?) and stay away from her friends little while.

Her I don't like much her girl friends.
I like Connor.He always prefer Blonde but He find himself fall in love a brunette!
And I have to admit I prefer Blonde too and I hope I'm not fall a brunette! LOL!!

So except spanking I like the book.


An excerpt in which Maggie, our heroine, tells her friends about her interest in spanking.
“Secret. Secret. Secret.” Christina banged her palms on the edge of the table. Julia and Susan
joined in the beat, their eyes gleaming with challenge in the dim light of the booth.
Maggie picked up her margarita and gulped to moisten her dry mouth. “Okay. Okay.”
Placing her glass on a coaster, she glanced around the bar. No doubt about it. People were
starting to stare. Time to spill her secret before things turned ugly. After another deep breath, she
dropped her gaze to her clasped hands. “I’ve started a website called” She
spoke so quickly the words ran together. Once finished, she scanned each of her friends in turn,
anxious now for their reactions.
“Big bad ass?” Christina’s watchful eyes held curiosity while her lips curved in an
approving smile. She pushed her frameless glasses up her nose with perfectly manicured copper
fingernails. “Isn’t that pretty racy for you?”
“What’s the big deal?” Julia scoffed and tossed her head before Maggie could answer. Her
blonde hair stirred and settled in sexy curls around her almost bare shoulders. Shoestring straps
held her low-cut black top in place. “It’s just a website.”
“Who’s a bad ass?” Susan smirked. “Don’t say Greg has gone and found some balls?”
“Bother, I have a smear.” Christina rifled through her handbag for a tissue to clean her
glasses. “Anyway, I want to hear more about this website.”
Questions. Maggie had expected them, but the comments and queries didn’t put her at ease.
Her stomach vibrated like one of her younger brother’s toys—over-wound and about to fly apart.
She wiped sweaty palms on her sensible navy skirt, swallowed and said, “It’s more of a blog.”
“A blog about what?” Julia asked, rolling her eyes. “Desperados? Bandits? What’s a bad
Maggie closed her eyes briefly to summon courage. This next part was worse. Her teeth
clacked when she closed her mouth. The longer her hesitation, the worse the mental strain would
become. Big bad ass, she wasn’t. More like a marshmallow, burnt on the outside with a gooey
“I explore…um…my adventures in spanking,” Maggie said, forcing a smile. “Does anyone
want another drink?”
“Spanking,” Susan cried out as the band ended their song and the haunting notes of a sax
faded. Everyone in the vicinity heard her shocked shriek. Heads turned, customers surveying
them with distinct interest. Two men at a nearby table leered. Their dark suits suggested they
worked at the lawyer’s office next door, but their toothy smirks told Maggie their minds crawled
in the gutter, armed with floggers and paddles.
“Shush,” she muttered, aware of the two plum-sized patches heating her cheeks. “It’s a
secret. I don’t want everyone to know.”
Christina picked up her drink, golden bracelets jingling with musical grace. “Since when
were you interested in spanking, Maggie?”
“Yeah,” Julia demanded. “How long has this been going on?”
Susan smirked, her gaze darting from Christina to Julia and back to Maggie. “Does Greg
spank you?”
“Um…” Oh, heck. She’d known they’d have lots of questions. Greg was her boyfriend.
Solid, dependable and boring. How was she going to tell him? True, she was still a spanking
novice, but Maggie was determined not to chicken out. She would explore spanking. It wouldn’t
be like the fad diets she tried and failed.
Her spanking interest—or sickness, depending on how a girl looked at it—began with a
book and some in-depth soul-searching along with a bottle of wine. She’d hauled her drunken
self off to bed and, after reading more of the erotic romance, she’d had the best orgasm ever.
Yeah, if she could scale those heights by herself, a real extravaganza lay ahead with a male lover.
Right there, she decided to explore her wild side and the naughty spike of pleasure that jolted her
right to the core every time she considered a swat on the ass. The fiery heat…
She could see the curiosity filling Susan’s blue eyes, the nosy interest mirrored in Christina
and Julia’s faces. “You asked for one secret. I’ve given you one and you have to promise not to
tell anyone.” Maggie had no idea where this new bravery had come from. It reminded her of her
teenage years, and she liked its return. The inner Maggie cheered, enjoying the nonplussed
expressions on her friends’ faces.

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Author Bio:

Shelley Munro is tall and curvaceous with blue eyes and a smile that turns masculine heads everywhere she goes. She’s a university tutor and an explorer/treasure hunter during her vacations. Skilled with weapons and combat, she is currently in talks with a producer about a television series based on her world adventures.
Shelley is also a writer blessed with a VERY vivid imagination and lives with her very own hero in New Zealand. She writes mainly erotic romance in the contemporary, paranormal and historical genres for publishers Carina Press, Ellora’s Cave and Samhain Publishing. 
You can learn more about Shelley and her books at


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