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Playing The Game: Neighborly Affection #1

M.Q. Barber

ISBN 9781616507879
Publish Date 5/26/2015
Format Trade Paperback
Categories Romance Erotica, Lyrical High Notes
List Price: $12.95

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She expects dinner with neighbors, but gets sex with a side of safewords.

Mechanical engineer Alice still drools over her sexy neighbors a year after she’s moved in. She can’t decide whether they’re roommates or partners, but either way, they spark a wanton desire in her that has her imagination—and vibrator—working overtime.

Henry, director of everything around him, studies human nature and applies philosophies to his paintings as well as his relationships. Quirky, polite to a fault, and formal, he follows his own code of honor even when it means denying himself.

Flirtatious and playful, Jay needs stability, guidance, and to please others. His antics counterbalance Henry’s stuffy ways while he brings a level of vulnerability and fun to everything the trio does.

BDSM play with the enigmatic artist and flirtatious joker across the hall allows Alice to put aside the linear thought processes which have kept her unsatisfied and distant with other lovers. She must dismiss her preconception of love, sacrificing her independence, if she’s to find a permanent place in their beds and hearts.

About M.Q. Barber:

M.Q. Barber likes to get lost in thought. She writes things down so she can find herself again. Often found staring off into space or frantically scratching words on sticky notes, M.Q. lives with one very tolerant, easily amused husband and one very tolerant, easily amused puppy. She has a soft spot for romances that explore the inner workings of the heart and mind alongside all that steamy physical exertion. She loves memorable characters, witty banter, and heartfelt emotion in any genre. The former Midwestern gal is the author of the Neighborly Affection contemporary romance series. Pick a safeword, grab a partner or two, and jump in.

Photo Credit: Josh Barber

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Beautifully written ménage (Monday, August 4, 2014)
Reviewer: Peg Hughes

If you enjoy ménage and you are looking for something well written with fascinating characters and hot (fans self frantically) sex this could be the bok for you. I have read all thread books in this series and the de elopement of the relationship between Henry Jay and Alice has been an utter delight. All the characters are well rounded: Alice successful at work but less se with relationships; Jay is a lovely damaged young man who is helped to recover then bloom by Henry. Then what can I say about Henry other than he cooks( an unusually significant feature of all the stories) , he's witty and very intelligent and devises the most delicious sexual situations for his partners. This is one of the few books where I literally had to put it down to recover from the 'scenes' myself. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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