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Emily Chambray wants a divorce. Unfortunately, her husband believes in “’til death do us part” with an emphasis on “death.” She won’t get another chance, so her get-away plan must be foolproof. When a ruggedly handsome stranger comes to her aid, she definitely doesn’t expect to fall for him in her hour of deepest need.Xavier Caine has ulterior motives when he offers EmilyEmily Chambray wants a divorce. Unfortunately, her husband believes in “’til death do us part” with an emphasis on “death.” She won’t get another chance, so her get-away plan must be foolproof. When a ruggedly handsome stranger comes to her aid, she definitely doesn’t expect to fall for him in her hour of deepest need.Xavier Caine has ulterior motives when he offers Emily refuge in his rustic cabin. Against his better judgment, he is drawn to her innocent allure and natural beauty. Together, they explore a sensual relationship that rocks their world. But once Caine sets the stage for his own agenda, Emily could end up directly in the eye of the very storm she’s been trying to escape.****GRAPHIC LANGUAGE, SEX, AND ADULT SITUATIONS****...

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craving caine Reviews

  • Jennifer
    2019-03-26 08:39

    ARC received for reviewStarted off good. Abused wife, Emily, runs and hides from her mobster husband, but with the help of a mole in the DEA keeps finding her and finding her and finding her. Caine was told she knew everything about her husband's work, but finds out that's not true and falls in love with her. There was a little romance, some sex, a lot of suspense with lots of running and hiding. They get a HEA, but really that had to happen in the epilogue. I guess that means there's going to be a second part.

  • Lillian ᴥ Cloud 9 Books
    2019-02-28 01:27

    ***3.5 STARS***I liked it. There was action, romance, and erotic sex. The story was short, which explained why the relationship between the characters moved a little too fast. Emily is running from her husband. She didn't know that he was a rich criminal before they got married. She was young and thought he was just a good guy. Boy... was she wrong. Xavier Caine is a DEA agent on a little vacation. Somehow he was lucky and found Emily. He wasn't supposed to fall in love with her, but he couldn't help himself. He was going to use up every bit of his energy to help her escape.Again, Caine and Emily's relationship moved fast. There was some good love making, but I didn't really feel the love. If another book came out to continue their story, I would read it.

  • A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
    2019-02-23 08:35

    Book source ~ Won in a giveawayEmily Chambray married in haste to a man she thought she knew despite warnings from her friends. WhenNnicky shows his true colors after the wedding Emily knows she’s needs out. But Nicky has no intention of letting her go. Her last attempt at escape didn’t end well and she knows if she doesn’t succeed this time, she’ll end up dead. When she runs into Xavier Caine she thinks she may have found a knight in shining armor. However, she knows nothing about him. Is she jumping from the frying pan into the fire or is this something else?Well-written, suspenseful and hot this story kept me on the edge of my seat. I hated Nicky. Icky Nicky I called him in my head. Slimy bastard. I wanted to rip his balls off just for fun. Emily isn’t a bad character. Who hasn’t done something stupid in haste only to repent at leisure? Emily’s is a doozy though. Caine is a hottie, but I’m afraid I didn’t like him much for awhile there. Using people and assumptions are two things I hate and he did both. Plus, there’s a reason you have a gut instinct. Ignoring it is a huge black mark in my book. However, I love the names of Caine’s dogs. lol All-in-all this is a great fast read and the ending? Holy shit! What the hell?!

  • Laura
    2019-03-26 09:43

    With so many erotic novels out, finding a story that is intriguing, sexy, and unique is difficult. The biggest drawback of erotica is the fact that a steamy moment can easily turn into a bad, low-budget porn scene if the dialogue and descriptions are all wrong. In truth, that’s how Erica Lucke Dean and Elise Delacroix’s Craving Caine read from beginning to end.Emily Chambray, the jaded yet innocent female protagonist, is running away for what seems to be the one hundredth time from her abusive, controlling, and mobster of a husband, Nicky “The Hurricane” Chambray. Let’s just take a moment to remember just how played out the idea of the “innocent” woman who has gone through traumatic events is and how the bad guy is named Nicky, the most non-threatening name a villain can have. Dean and Delacroix must have figured this out and decided that his nickname would be The Hurricane because “he’s done more damage to New Orleans than Katrina.”Xavier Caine -- who just goes by Caine-- a DEA agent, gets a call from his superior telling him that Emily Chambray was heading her way and decides to use her to lure Nicky into a trap. He runs her car off the road, claiming it was her fault for not paying attention, and promises to help her. But, there is nothing that he can do to her broken car in the middle of an isolated road so he offers her to stay in his cabin where she can use the phone. Emily realizes that this sounds like the perfect murder set up and is skeptical, but knows that she has very limited options. Reluctantly, she goes with him and unbearable sexual tension ensues, of course.While the writing is nowhere near as expertly executed as in the 50 Shades of Grey book franchise, it’s still bad enough to have one cringing the entire read. “the clit whisperer” was a name Emily gave to Caine and “sweet nectar” was used to describe vaginal taste, something that one would find in almost any erotic book. In an unbelievably confusing sequence, Caine ends up thinking about blowjobs when Emily complains of a headache. The creme de la creme of the cliche writing comes in a scene where they are in the kitchen, Caine drops a spoon and splatters the counter next to Emily. She runs her finger through it, puts it in her mouth, and makes a groaning noise which one can only believe sounded like the moans of a woman in a terrible porn film. This act alone, apparently, made his jaw drop. Imagine what happens when she takes her clothes off (spoiler: he does not faint, contrary to what I hoped). Yes, erotic writing is supposed to be sexy and passionate and sometimes that entails somewhat unrealistic things (like three orgasms under 10 minutes), but one cannot write with complete disassociation as to how people interact in the real world if they want to draw the readers in. Just when I would begin to get into a the sex scene, a word or phrase would take me right back out (like CLIT WHISPERER).Emily and Caine were both extremely flat characters and it was simply because they fell into the played out tropes that seem to dominate the erotic genre. She got into a relationship too fast with a man whom she knew nothing about, found out he was terrible, and that turned her off from sex and made her scared of love and being with other men. Caine was a brooding Adonis who developed a savior complex from childhood, went through a traumatic experience, decided to be a bad boy who could not be in a stable relationship, fought his feelings for the girl he was forced by circumstances to be with, and spilled his emotions and life story to her, thus falling in love. These tropes don’t allow characters to be complex or compelling at all because their paths are already set from the beginning.Additionally, the idea that heterosexual men and women fall in love only when they are able to have emotionally bonding conversations is a bad precedent that propagates the idea that men and women can’t have friendships, they can’t bond unless it’s for romantic love. It also keeps men in a hyper masculine structure that doesn’t allow them to do something as simple as have human interactions with women solely for the sake of having one. The twists in the book are predictable and not at all engaging. Yet, a redeeming value in the book is that Caine was very attentive when it came to Emily and her sexual experiences, especially since her only experiences had been utterly terrible. Above all, consent was always used. There is a scene where Emily and Caine are having sex and Emily suddenly doesn’t want to do it anymore so she tells him and he immediately stops. He doesn’t accuse her of being inconsiderate or a tease. The sex is always consensual and boundaries are respected.Nicky is equally as flat as the other characters. He is a spoiled, manipulative, abusive, and obsessive psychopath who also happens to be a very cruel and influential man. Typical villain. His character development, needless to say, goes nowhere.The ending was somewhat compelling, but not nearly enough to warrant a continuation if the writing and dialogue are going to be like this.Craving Caine tried to be sexy, intriguing, and suspenseful, but failed. Played out characters, played out language, and a played out plot made this book subpar and completely underwhelming.I received this book from NetGalley, thank you for the opportunity to write an honest review.

  • MsRomanticReads
    2019-03-05 08:35

    The opening of Craving Caine hooked me immediately with a mix of present and past circumstances of the heroine, Emily Chambray. Two attempts to run away from her abusive crime boss husband, Nicky Chambray, ended in her recapture both times. For the length and pace of this story, the overall background on the heroine was established clearly and quickly.The hero, Xavier Caine was a little more mysterious. His introduction established him as a man not interested in commitment or relationships. As for his employment, it was rather dodgy, and I couldn't pin him down as to whether he was one of the good guys or one of the bad guys. That didn't become clear until around the half way point. I thought that made things a little more interesting, especially where Emily was concerned.I liked the set-up with the hero operating under specific (incorrect) assumptions about Emily. I felt the pacing was a little rushed. Taking into account the build-up of her fear of being caught again, and she said she would practice more common sense and caution around strangers, she sure made herself awfully vulnerable within a matter of hours of being alone with Caine. She was attracted to him, he'd shown her nothing but kindness in the first few hours, and she wanted to be brazen. That led her to tease him, pull back, and then she let him reach second base. For me, that was too fast to be believable for a woman in her situation. After that first tease, the sex scenes started coming, and overshadowed the rest of the story. My frustration with the heroine reached its peak when Caine rescued Emily from Nicky, and they had put maybe a few miles between them, then she pushed to have sex (in case it was the last time before they died), then they fell asleep making them ripe for the picking.The action picked up again at the end, and it was nice to see them working together instead of him hiding her away for her own safety. However by that point, I didn't care about the secret reveal of the bad guy and source for Caine's demons. The ending though was sweet, and I was happy that they achieved their HEA. An unforeseeable twist in the epilogue made me think there could be a sequel. Though, I don't think I'd want to see Emily and Caine's world shaken up again.Overall, I enjoyed the writing style and sexy scenes. I think the story could have benefited from a longer time line to develop the character's budding relationship. Their connection was rooted in too many sex(y) scenes and a telling rather then showing of the progression. I still found it to be an enjoyable, albeit slightly forgettable, read. But I would read more from this writing duo.*Complimentary copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of an honest review.*

  • Helena
    2019-03-01 03:32

    Months ago, one of the authors was emailing me chapters of a book they were working on, asking me my opinions. I was immediately hooked on the story, but got too distracted by schoolwork to continue with my assistance. I didn't even know the title! I thought back on several occasions, thinking I needed to figure out when the book was coming out so I could finish it. I was just asked to read her books, and I've been a fan since the first one I read, so of course I said yes. Imagine my surprise when I realized the book that I was reviewing was the exact same one that I had been reading chapters of months before.Finally holding the entirety of the book in my hands, I was extremely excited. No half book cliffhangers here! I had a great time reading this book, I wasn't able to put it down. This book had a little of everything I like to see in a romantic suspense novel. Caine is a fantastic hero who made it his life's work to avenge his father's untimely death. Emily is a woman paying for the mistakes of her youth, running from an abusive marriage.The book is well written. I especially enjoyed the flashbacks at the beginning of the novel. I felt that these flashbacks were able to provide the backstory of the romance without having the monotony of an entire chapter of backstory. This was really well done!I also felt that the characters were easy to relate to. As a victim of domestic violence in the past, I found Emily to be a very strong and capable woman that was dealing with a bad hand. Her quirks seemed in line with what I would expect from a battered woman, especially when she stole clothes to try to run away from Caine.The only issue that I had with the story is that I found it a bit too easy to figure out who the leak was. I really thought that I was falling for a Red Herring, but I was right on the money as far as who sold out this lovely duo. I had it figured out from the moment the character was introduced. This pitfall didn't detract from the story, though. The romance was hot and the characters were a perfect match.I can't wait to read more!

  • Jeannie Zelos
    2019-03-06 09:44

    Craving Caine, Erica Lucke Dean & Elise DelacroixReview from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: Romance, Mystery and ThrillersNew to me authors, but some great reviews so I chose this. Sadly even though others love it the story didn’t resonate with me...that’s how it goes sometimes, a good story but just not one that engaged me. It started well, but I found it hard that Emily had been so badly physically and mentally abused, was trying to escape yet again knowing she was risking her life and still threw caution away and got together with Caine so quickly. She knew her husband had a long reach, would stop at noting, that she could trust no-one. Despite all that she clung to Caine, and the initial mistrust seemed to last all of ten seconds or so before they were embroiled in some hot and heavy scenes. I knew of course Caine had ulterior motives but it wasn’t clear what they were to begin, and again the insta lust between someone who’s usually so professional, knowing what he was risking, just didn’t fit with me. Everything happens over just a couple of days until the very end, which seemed to me to be a bit of an anti climax. Still, as I said, this is just how it worked for me, it’s not a “bad” book, its well written and others love the story as can be seen from the reviews.It just proves again how we all require different reads. Stars: Two, a good reads that just wasn’t right for me. ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers

  • Linda
    2019-03-17 04:45

    Emily was too young and naive to understand who she was marrying when she became Nicky Chambray’s wife. An arrogant, sadistic, and manipulative crime boss she cannot escape from. Emily’s character is well developed and although she is in desperate need to be rescued, she is likeable. Caine’s character is introduced slowly, he is handsome and capable, but is he a good guy or not? I found the story compelling and didn't want to put it down. Ms. Dean has a way of making her characters believable and relatable in a way that enhances her stories. It seems as if she has found a good writing partner with Ms. Delacroix, as I can’t tell when one is writing or the other.The relationship that grows between Emily and Caine after a few false starts was realistic as they learn to trust each other and their relationship takes a sexual turn. The plot twists were well thought-out and believable scenarios. The suspense is intense as the story unfolds and secondary characters true colors are revealed. There was a lot of story packed in this short novel and I found it highly enjoyable.FYI: Adult language, situations, and explicit sex scenes.Format/Typo Issues: I found no significant issues.**Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy.** May 31, 2014

  • PelicanFreak
    2019-03-14 03:24

    Cover: Generic (but pretty).Editing/Proofing: Professional – very well done.Formatting: PprofessionalHeat Index: There are some steamy scenes, though I didn’t actually feel the heat like I do in some steamy reads. The attraction was made clear, I just didn’t get that emotional involvement that I can sometimes feel in these situations.Content: in a word: addicting.Action packed between flashbacks to violence, current sticky situations, the sex scenes and the flight. A wild ride! I was sucked in from the prologue – while these can often cause confusion and prompt questions, this one prompted a need to go on. Emily is a battered wife – but this isn’t your typical battered wife on the run story. They always think their husband will find them / the cops won’t help, etc. but those are warranted thoughts here, giving believability to this plot.Predictability:I did find this to be predictable and at times some of the lines they used on each other got a bit cheesy, but overall likeable characters and I was driven to go on by a need to see if my predictions were right –as I was attached enough to these characters that I needed to know definitively how it all worked out.Cliff hanger?It does leave me wanting more and end on a pretty intense note.Overall rating: 3.5 stars

  • Debbie
    2019-03-21 03:25

    Craving Caine is fast paced and on point. It is a story of romance, danger, secrets and lies. We first meet Emily as she is trying desperately to flee her abusive husband. The only problem is he owns most of the town. If she fails this time, he won't let her live long enough to do it again. Caine finds her on the side of road after her car breaks down and comes to her rescue. He asks her to his cabin in the woods and although Emily isn't sure, she knows it is better than the alternative. An instant attraction sparks and the two do their best to stay away from each other. Caine doesn't need the complication and Emily doesn't need another man in her life. Despite their best efforts, they both find themselves caught up in the other. When they find out each others hidden secrets, will they still care? I read this novel in one sitting which seems to be the theme of every novel I have read by Erica Lucke Dean. Her writing is always easy to love and she tells a passionate story like no other author I've known. I get beyond excited when she has new books out and this one was even better than the last. A Indie Lover at heart, I just love supporting authors that don't have those HUGE marketing campaigns backing them. As a seasoned reader, I read all different types of genres and authors but the ones I usually end up putting on my favorites list are the Indies.

  • Wendy Black
    2019-03-18 09:16

    Received a copy Via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review...Emily was a naïve girl that thought she was in love and married a Nicky chambray even though she knew that his family was rumored to be in the mob. After almost 4 years of being very unhappily married she tries to escape her husband only to find herself in the arms of Cain Who helps when her car crashes on a backroad. She and Cain have a connection that neither of them can deny. And what started out for the wrong reasons soon turns into something real and meaningful. Cain helps Emily finally be free of her abusive husband and have the life that she deserves..I loved reading his book all the twists and turns where never predictable. I really hope that there will be more book In the future since they did leave us hanging at the end of the book .

  • Linda Quick
    2019-02-24 04:27

    I totally loved this book - it grabbed me from the first page and kept me engaged until the very last page. While there was an ending to the book, I'm really hoping there will be a sequel. The characters are likeable, from the battered wife, Em, who is trying to escape her abusive (and crime boss) husband, to Caine, the would be hero trying to do the right thing. Unfortunately, the real thing, as in life, is not always clear. The relationship that develops between Em and Caine is very sexy and hot. This one is not for the younger readers, and, though it is very sexy, it also tells a very compelling romantic suspense tale. Readers of the genre will love this story.Thank you to Netgalley for providing a complementary review copy.

  • Amberr Meadows
    2019-03-10 08:33

    4.5 Stars for Craving Caine. I love when there's a great romantic suspense including plot along with sex. The constant character conflict, the woman needing saving, and the swoon-worthy Caine was a vacation from the monotony of reality and everyday life. Erica's consistently excellent writing style shows in every novel she writes (and I've read them all, except one), and this one does not disappoint. 4.5 stars for it being a little bit rushed, but I still highly recommend.

  • Jenn Cunha
    2019-03-16 09:40

    Received an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review.This is a cute-enough story, with just the right amount of heat and suspense. Caine and Emily are each hiding things from the other, and we knew eventually, those secrets would have to come out. That said, it felt rushed. The getting everything out in the open came at the end and that climactic scene was too quick for me to really realize what was happening. There's potential here, but not enough follow through.

  • Shari
    2019-03-13 03:32

    Craving Caine was just an okay read for me. The story was a short one and never seemed to get into detail about some things because of that.I received an ARC of this book from the publisher and Netgalley for an honest review.

  • Sherry Vitaniemi
    2019-03-11 05:18

    RunningWell running is all she knows now. Little does she know canine is about to change that. He is the man she of always been with in the first place.