Published by Self-Published on July 20th 2017
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Happily ever after - what a joke! I tried that once and ended up divorced. Now, I only want one thing from men. Charlie Nelson is good at giving me that one thing. Really, really good.
So good, in fact, I discovered a new side of myself. I never knew I liked to watch until I saw his talented hands touching someone else. I never knew I liked to be watched until I felt his searing gaze on me.
Maybe happily ever after isn’t always a white picket fence, wedding bells, and 2.5 kids. Maybe it's something a bit more...unconventional.
*Warning: this book contains dirty talk and threesomes. Intended for readers over 18 years of age.
Excuse me while I dunk my entire body in ice water. First things first: heed the author’s warning. Unconventional is beyond steamy; it’s like the Disneyland of erotica. If you’re looking for something extremely dirty to read, you will enjoy this kinky thrill ride. You impatient bad girls out there—and you know who you are—don’t even have to wait until you’re halfway through the book to get to the “good parts.” Things get naughty in chapter one and only heat up from there.
Charlie and Quinn are such entertaining characters. I loved how honest and easygoing they are. Their friends with occasional benefits arrangement works well for both of them. Neither wants a relationship, they are well matched in the bedroom, and they openly hook up with other people without any jealousy.
The plot itself is quite simple. Quinn and Charlie decide to explore a more unconventional relationship by indulging in their wicked fantasies together. If sex is all you’re looking for, this book will more than meet your expectations. Personally, I prefer erotica to have more heart and legitimate connections between the main characters besides Wham-Bam-Thank-You-Ma’am. Isabel Love delivers that with Unconventional, which is one of the reasons why I liked this book so much.
I loved the second chance romance aspect and the build up toward a real relationship. I appreciated how their walk on the wild side forces Quinn and Charlie to examine issues of trust and what their sexual urges say about them. Throughout this process, they manage to have fun and a lot of raunchy sex (*cough* threesomes *cough*). The camaraderie between their best friends is super sweet. However, Charlie and Quinn have turbulent relationships with their families, as well as intriguing histories that make the story more interesting.
There are times when Charlie’s reactions are over the top and rash, particularly toward the end. I also found it frustrating when the characters create drama that could easily be avoided by behaving like adults and talking about their problems.
Is the story deep? No, but I don’t expect great depth from hardcore erotica. Is it addictive? Since I read it straight through without stopping, I’d say yes indeedy. It’s also surprisingly emotional in places. This is the first book I’ve read by Isabel Love, but it won’t be the last.
Recommended for fans of:
Stories hotter than Hates
**ARC received in exchange for an honest review.**