Review: Bad in Bed by Faye Avalon

Bad in Bed by Faye Avalon
Series: Brighton Heat (# 1)
Release Date: October 23, 2012
Publisher:  Evernight Publishing
Pages: 140
Source:  Publisher

Amber walked right into a cliché when she found her fiance in bed with her best friend. With plenty of practice, she plans to discredit his claims that she is lousy in bed, but his warning that her physical scars repulse men is more difficult to bear.

Memories of his past have taught Ethan to keep women at a healthy distance. Instantly attracted to Amber, he finds it strange that she’s happy to indulge in a quickie in a shop doorway, yet resists his attempts to get her naked.

When her secrets are revealed, Ethan sets out to make Amber see that not only is she dynamite in bed, her scars in no way diminish how desirable she is. When Ethan enlists the help of his friend Marco and sets up a threesome, he hopes this will not only improve Amber’s sexual confidence, but will prevent him from losing his heart.


Review: With the growing awareness towards bullying, Bad in Bed struck a chord with me. Amber was injured previously in a very bad motorcycle accident which left her back and arms riddled with scars. It was horrifying to listen to the cruel, callous, cold and unfeeling words spoken by some very superficial people in this story. The saddest part is that I know there are individuals out there in the real world that try to make themselves feel better by causing emotional pain to others. I commend Ms. Avalon for writing such a wonderful story about building one’s self-esteem after being torn down by bullies.

Ethan was a phenomenal character. He was extremely romantic, full of depth and was a very caring and overall sweet guy. He was patient and understanding with Amber and truly helped repair the damage to her confidence and self-esteem that was destroyed by ignorant brutes in the past. Even though he did not want to share her, he put his own feelings aside to initiate a ménage with his best friend Marco to help Amber see herself for the sexy and incredible woman she was.

Due to all the heartache and bullying Amber has experienced over the years, she was very quick to jump to the wrong conclusion. This resulted in a lot of assumptions and hurt feelings by both parties when in fact that wasn’t the intention at all. This story really showcases how communication is the key to any great relationship.

I was surprised to learn that Bad in Bed was Faye Avalon’s first erotic romance. This author has an incredible future in front of her in the erotic romance genre because this story had a believable plot, great depth and was sexy enough that I was sweating bullets despite the massive snow and ice storm raging outside my windows. I definitely recommend giving this one a try. You won’t be disappointed.


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