Incidental Contact. Those Devilish De Marco Men, Book 3. Eden Connor

Incidental Contact (Those Devilish De Marco Men)

 

Incidental Contact. Those Devilish De Marco Men, Book 3. Eden Connor
Review from Jeannie Zelos Book reviews.
Well, this book marks my first encounter with the De Marco brothers… and what I loved was the great mix of scorching sensuality, storyline that’s real and relevant and the humour – oh the humour…I was laughing at one part, silently I thought, when the OH commented “ must be a funny book” Clearly my smiles were large.
Anyway – apart from the fabulous humour what really worked for me? Well, Amy – I loved her, so much like many of us struggling with confidence, career, parental pressure, and never quite feeling good enough. Yet she was, as Eric finally showed her. I loved the wheelchair basketball angle too – being a wheelchair user myself ( I have only one leg) I know just how much we struggle to get accepted by many able bodied people, sadly there’s still a huge chunk of people who think we should be tucked away out of sight 😦 so books that show disabled people in a good light are really welcome. Eden showed too how much of a struggle life can be, how hard when equipment fails, how ludicrously expensive wheelchairs are…did you know that a motorised scooter can cost around 5/6K ( I’d guess that’s around 8/9 thousand dollars…) You can buy a new car for that!! – and its just a seat, some wheels, a frame and a motor. Off the soapbox there now 🙂 The Mall managers attitude was fairly typical of what happens too.
Then there’s the immigrant angle – I really enjoyed that when Eric(? I think) says if they all went home, as people ask, who on earth would produce all the food – here in rural Norfolk UK we have same thing, loads of immigrant workers out on fields and yet there’s the call “taking our jobs” etc. but as has happened in past, if they aren’t here food doesn’t get harvested but ploughed back in. We’re neurotic about stuff like that in UK, clearly US has same problem. Sadly the same attitude to rights too – where the migrants words aren’t treated as the white persons are, where its OK to trash talk, to treat them as less because of colour or nationality. One day we’ll get integrated… anyway, back to the book. The migrants play a huge part in the story, and the way its done works really well. Eric as a mixed heritage person is, like his family, sympathetic to the problems they face, in fact Eric just an all round nice guy – man-whore but nice guy 🙂 His problem is finally he’s met someone he wants to respect him, and everyone seems determined to remind her of his past. We see reasons unfolding that show a different side to what we thought about him and his actions, where the brothers are learning more about each other, and where the family are finally working as one unit. When it all came together for Amy’s basketball project, when they all pulled in setting it up, and making it work was a real emotional time. Likewise when the story of the past comes out and we see what really happened – who couldn’t have a lump in their throat.
So a fabulous plot, filled with moments of scorching, erotic sex. That part was done well too, very sensual but without being OTT or full of squirming, icky conversations – I’m sure you know what I mean…too many books make the sex the story, and we read words that make you feel a bit nauseous they are so awful. Not horrific awful, just cringe-making awful!
Stars: four and a half.
ARC supplied by Netgalley

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About jeanniezelos

I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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