Exposed Ecstasy is an intellectual romance filled with political intrigue, dramatic tension, heartfelt soul-searching, and scorching sexual scenes. It was like seeing your favorite block-buster sci-fi movie come to life on each page. I found myself on the edge of my seat wondering how Ms. Havens would work everything out and what would happen to the resistance movement.
One of the many reasons that I love this series is because of the captivating characters that Ms. Havens’ creates. With each individual, I am fascinated by their passion for justice and commitment to freedom. I am moved by their past and how it affects their future. And I am excited about their finding love even amidst hate and war. Tessla, Faerydae and Shomar are prime examples of the well-developed, three-dimensional characters that permeate this series. I am in awe of Ms. Haven’s ability to create such authentic and believable characters in this imaginary world.
The relationship between the three was a joy to watch develop. I appreciate that it wasn’t an easy relationship at first because it made the romance genuine and even sweeter when they finally fell in love. The chemistry between the three sizzled across the pages. Even the friendship between Faerydae and Shomar was filled with love and concern for someone each considered a brother.
Then as if interesting characters wasn’t enough, we are treated to an enthralling story filled with so many twists and turns that you never know where the ride will take you and yet, you are just so happy to be a part of the journey. The plot that Ms. Havens has created is so intricate and filled with minute details that your brain is as fully engaged in the narrative as your heart is engaged in the romance.
Please be aware that you should not read Exposed Ecstasy as a standalone novel. This is another part of a large story that has been playing out throughout the Psychic Ménage series and without the information gleaned from the first two books, you will probably find yourself lost. But since the first two books are just as wonderful as the third, reading them first is a treat. Now I just have to figure out how to stay busy while waiting for the next book.
Each scene was done with a purpose and I never once felt like skipping over any of the parts. My eyes were glued to the pages, devouring up her words, eagerly waiting to see what was going to come next. There wasn’t anything I disliked about this book or this series. Can’t wait to see what’s next. Reviewed by Jennifer for MNP.
Words of Wisdom….from the Scarf Princess
4 Stars (Goodreads)
After the emotional conclusion of the previous installment of this series, Fae Star Rider Faerydae’s still reeling from what he saw happen to his friend Chandra. It’s left a hole in his heart and confirmed his belief in remaining alone as he doesn’t want those he cares about to be used against him. He’s not as hardhearted as he tries to look though. He’s a reluctant hero, saving stray puppies and the endangered daughter of a tyrant. From the moment he meets Tessla it’s a sensual battle to keep their distance from each other. But the heart wants what the heart wants and before long they’re caught up in a war that puts their burgeoning and conflicted relationship in jeopardy. The addition of Faerydae’s close friend Shomar further enhances, but complicates, their polyamorous commitment as they all race to an action-packed conclusion that puts whole races in jeopardy as well as their future happiness in a dangerous plot to overthrow a tyrant.
I appreciated how much better we get to know many of the races in this novel. The Fae are very well developed here, becoming more than just the shadow myth from the previous novels. The Star Riders also seem much more real, and less barbaric, although still very Alpha dominant now that we know them better. There was also an in-depth history of the world that’s quite interesting on its own and also puts a lot into context. This is all wrapped up in the same fast paced, heated package that we’ve come to know this series for.
We’ve met most of the main characters in this novel previously. Getting to know them much more personally and in a deeper context was quite enjoyable. Tessla and Shomar were fantastic. They were brilliant, strong characters. Faerydae’s massive mood swings did take a bit of getting used to, but he definitely grew on me and I can see why Tessla loves him so much. Seeing him come out of his shell was enlightening.
This is definitely a brilliant sci-fi/dystopian romance that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to others. I will suggest, however, that you read the series in order otherwise you will find yourself somewhat lost. I’ll also be waiting very expectantly for the 4th novel in this series. I can’t wait for more of this fantastic world that Havens has built. And the lead in to it in the last chapter of this novel has me on pins & needles.
Book Junky Girls
Faerydae the mysterious man that he is, finally gets his story told!!! We finally get to learn more about him and who he really is, while also going on his journey of discovering himself.
Shomar is his best friend and although he’s a total alpha male he’s also a hopeless romantic.
Tessla is the daughter of the most evil man out there, but she determined to bring him down. She never got the chance to spread her wings, but once she does there’s no going back for her.
They each bring a part of themselves to a relationship but the one thing they have in common the most is stubbornness. They each want stability and happiness the others bring into their lives but have problems keeping them from being together and this is their story of trying to figure it all out while learning about themselves and finding their happiness together.
The storyline from books 1 & 2 continues and while we don’t see much of the other characters we learned about before this is Faerydae, Tessla, and Shomar’s story. I can’t wait to see how they all come together in the next addition to this series
Review by Stormy Vixen
After escaping the underworld and her father, Tessla Reto lands right in the middle of two sexy men with no idea how to keep everyone’s heart intact in this captivating erotic futuristic fantasy romance.
Faerydae may be her rescuer but he can’t afford to care for Tessa, no matter how much his best friend Shomar pushes him into giving into his desires or what kind of solutions Shomar and Tessla come up with. The reader can’t help but be captivated by their story as Tessla captures the heart as she tries to protect her own and keep Shomar and Faerydae from being enemies when it’s all said and done. This steady to fast paced plot keeps readers on their toes with lots of suspense and excitement and the sex scenes including m/f/m scenes scorch readers with explosive passion.
There is never a dull moment as Tessla tries to adjust to unfamiliar living conditions and the post apocalyptic setting provides lots of danger and excitement as well. The well written scenes and details capture the imagination and bring the story to life while the well orchestrated suspense draws the reader in and ensures that the readers can’t put the story down until they have read every last word.
I have to say that this threesome may just be my favorite (so far) because they are polar opposites but make such a dynamic and explosive trio. I was completely enthralled with their romance from the very beginning and the author has added quite a bit of interesting elements to spice things up even more and I can’t wait to read the next story. I do want to recommend that while you could read this as a stand-alone, especially as the author provides such a helpful guide in the front of her book, the series is better read in sequence to get the full impact of this fascinating world.