Monday, August 6, 2012

Reviewed: Sway by Lauren Dane...

Cherished (Includes: Delicious, #1)
Delicious Series Book #1
Sway by Lauren Dane
Taken from Ms Dane's website ~ SWAY will be in the CHERISHED Duology with me and Maya Banks ( Exiled )~both our books will have a contemporary BDSM theme. It’s also the start to my DELICIOUS series, the spin off from The Brown Siblings books. 
Levi Warner is an established, older man—wealthy, powerful, and above all, respectable. Then Levi meets Daisy, an uninhibited 24-year-old dance instructor and artist, not exactly the kind of woman Levi is accustomed to. But the young, free spirit, brings out something in him he only experienced in fantasies. When their scorching affair turns into something unexpectedly deeper, Levi finds himself torn between preserving his reputation, and exploring a wilder and much more satisfying kind of life.
What could be better then 1 book containing 2 stories from 2 of my favorite authors?? 
This review is only for Sway by Lauren Dane.
I have been anxiously waiting to read Sway ever since Lauren Dane posted that she was writing it and Sway was everything that I hoped it would be and more!!!  
I am a BIG fan of older man/younger woman romances, so I was excited to read about Levi, an older established man and Daisy, a young free-spirited woman.  I cannot express how much I absolutely adored  their characters and this story. I definitely think that it is my favorite Lauren Dane book with Levi and Daisy being my favorite of her couples/characters (a title that was previously held by Brody and Elise from Coming Undone.) I love Daisy's character so much and I love her even more with Levi~they are perfect for each other. Levi maybe my favorite character but that didn't stop me from wanting to kick him in his junk at one point~thankfully he made up for that!! LOL 
I loved seeing Adrian and Gillian as well as Gillian's friends. I cannot wait for the rest of the books in this series.  Oh and I fell in love with Levi's brothers and I am hoping that Lauren writes their books as well, especially Jonah *sigh*.  
Sway captured me right from the very first page and I was sad to see Levi and Daisy's story end but I hope to see more of them as the series continues.  It had everything from laughter to tears to romance to hot steamy sex to lovable realistic characters that I can't wait to read more of.  Just an awesome book that I definitely wished was longer but I think the story was wrapped up perfectly. Such a great ending that left a smile on my face and is just another example of why I love to read and keep coming back for more from Lauren Dane. Definitely a reread and going to the top of my keeper pile. 
Lauren Dane has always been one of my favorite authors, with the addition of Chaos Burning and now Sway, she continues to earn my adoration!!!  It is always a pleasure to read a book that captures you right from the start with a great story and great characters and Lauren never disappoints.  Thanks again for entertaining me with Sway, it was truly my pleasure to read and I look forward to reading it again. 

***ARC obtained by Lauren Dane~Thanks again so much!!! :)

Lauren Dane Website

Delicious Series Book 2 and 3 / AMAZON
November 6, 2012 / April 2, 2013


  1. Great review Mariann. I was on the fence about this book, but now I think I'm going to read it! Looks like it's going to be a good series!

    1. Thanks!! I love this book and I hope you enjoy it as well. Let me know what you think!! :)

  2. Great review sweetie. I look forward to reading this book.

    I saw your cool cover of The Collector on the left side. Checked it out and OMG I want to read about Dante. I am posting The Collector tomorrow on my Waiting on Wednesday at Fallen Angels YA Book Blog. Thanks for having it on your blog. Never heard of it before.

    Have a great week sweetie.

    1. Thanks. LOL..I had never heard of it before either and when I saw it and looked it up I knew I had to read it!! plus I love the cover!! :)

  3. Hi sweetie. Missing you tons! That is sweet you posted my ebook giveaways on your blog. Thank you. You Rock!!. Good luck on the winning. It is a freakin great sereis. You will love it. Have a great weekend.

    1. I know, I miss you too!!! No problem~ I put the giveaway up on twitter too!! You have a great weekend too!!.