Review: Playing with Temptation by Erika Wilde

Playing with Temptation by Erika Wilde
Series: The Players Club (# 1)
Release Date: March 23, 2015
Publisher:  self published
Pages: 334
Source: Book provided by NetGalley for review



When Raina Beck is given an invitation to The Players Club, all she wants is a night of decadence with a gorgeous, sexy stranger. The seductive, mysterious man she meets fulfills her deepest desires and most erotic fantasies, giving her a night she’ll never forget. But forgetting him isn’t quite so easy.

Logan Cruz prefers his women submissive and compliant in the bedroom . . . everything the independent Raina is not. Yet from the first moment he lays eyes on her, he’s determined to make Raina his. Despite her resistance. When Logan is assigned to protect Raina from a stalker, everything between them changes. Sex becomes more than just physical, and emotions run deep. Falling in love was never on Raina’s agenda, but can she let go of the past and surrender the one thing he wants the most . . . her heart?


Review:  As the owner of an upscale adult boutique, Raina is bombarded with all sorts of sexy images. When her friend gives her an invitation to The Players Club, Raina is hoping for a night she’ll remember.

Author Erika Wilde kicks off The Players Club series with Playing with Temptation. Packed with a heavy dose of kink, the storyline follows Raina as she discovers the thrill of domination at the hands of a stranger.

What was meant to be a one-time encounter gets revived when Logan appears in Raina’s world outside the club. The set-up for this to take place was very smooth by the author without seeming contrived. From the beginning, there is a solid sense of chemistry between the two characters. Another interesting tidbit tossed in by the author is the fact that Raina’s personality is anything but submissive. That dynamic sets the stage for quite a few interesting encounters. It was interesting to see how a strong-willed female could stand her ground against a seasoned Dom.

The addition of a suspenseful element leaves the readers guessing who is stalking Raina and why. With the “Cocks and Cocktails” girlfriends popping in and out, there are plenty of laughs along the way.

The intensity of the relationship between Logan and Raina is evident from their first encounter. As a result, readers get treated to a high quality erotic romance with all of the bells and whistles.