5 STARS: "Wow! I rarely give a book five stars, but I read this book all the way through and when I was done, went right back to the beginning and started again. With the right mixture of humor and heat, it takes off fast and never loses momentum. If that doesn't deserve a five star rating, I don't know what does. Harper is starting over. She moved to Racy, Indiana, firmly set on moving forward - new town, new job, new life. Her first day at her new job she meets Mason and Lee, who immediately turn her world upside down. Not long after, a threat from her past makes its way into her present and she becomes conflicted. She doesn't want the new men in her life to be involved. However, they have a different idea and will not be deterred. Having lived in Racy all their lives, Mason and Lee know everyone and start pulling people together to help. And when trouble comes in to their private little community, they need all the help they can get. The relationship between Harper, Lee and Mason is easy and comfortable. They quickly develop a serious relationship of mutual respect and affection. The sex between the three of them is blistering hot! The bad guy is just the right amount of disturbed. The story grips you and holds your attention all the way through. It flows nicely from start to finish." -- Marchelle, Got Romance! Reviews
5 COCKTAILS: "What a fun book!! I enjoyed this from beginning to end. From the first paragraph to the last, there was nothing boring, silly, or unreadable. It’s no secret that Tara Rose is one of my favorite authors. I gobble up every single one of her books and, to me, they keep getting better and better. “Engineering Her Racy Pleasure” has everything…strong character development, excellent background characters, well written details, and well…really hot sex :-) When Harper, Lee, and Mason get together, you can feel the attraction instantly. Some may think that their romance moved rather quickly, but it’s all a part of the story as a whole. Sometimes, you just can’t deny chemistry, and these three have it in spades. It’s a perfect triad. Harper loves her men, and Lee and Mason love Harper. They have no jealousy or other conflict with each other. They only want to live happily ever after with their woman. Of course, with every Tara Rose book, there is excitement. Someone is cyber-stalking Harper, and it becomes more of a threat than just a nuisance. This is a nice plot because more and more cases like this are in the news, and it seems that the law just hasn’t caught up to the technology. There are some BDSM elements. Both men are Doms at Maddox McCree’s club, but here is one of the things that made this books so enjoyable. Yes, there were paddles, floggers, spanking benches, and other implements, but they weren’t being used as punishment of any kind. It was all for pure pleasure. My favorite part of the whole thing is a very hot and sexy role play involving a secretary and her two Domly bosses. I’m sure that I’m not the only one who has had that fantasy, and Tara writes it in just the right way. I am highly recommending “Engineering Her Racy Pleasure”. It’s the eleventh book in the “Racy, Indiana” series. It can be read as a stand alone, but there are a lot of people living in Racy, and they all cross back and forth through the stories. If you want to get to know everyone, I recommend starting at the first, “Winning Her Racy Heart”. You absolutely won’t be sorry! Go get this book!" -- Kenna, Cocktails and Books
4 STARS: ENGINEERING HER RACY PLEASURE is about learning to trust yourself and others to overcome challenges and open yourself up for love. Harper Montgomery has moved to Racy to start a new job away from an ex-boyfriend who did not love or respect her; he actually did a lot of damage to her self-esteem. Now that she has started her new job in Racy, she runs into Lee and Mason, two of the engineers who work for her company. Lee and Mason are best friends; they're both smart and sexy, and they are both Doms. Harper may have finally met the men who can help her explore her fantasies, but first they will have to earn her trust so she can open up and overcome some deep-rooted insecurities. However, when Harper's ex, Dennis, tracks her down and starts bullying her online and in emails, Harper feels it is not fair to put Lee and Mason in the middle of things. When she tries to end things with them, they simply don't allow it and get her to tell them the truth about her ex. From there Lee and Mason go into hero mode and work to save and help Harper. But Harper isn't the only one with a past that might make it difficult for the three of them to be happy together... I'm not sure which Racy books I enjoy more--the ones where the Doms don't know or like each other much and have to grow to trust each other, or the ones where the Doms are good friends who just have to learn to change the dynamics of their relationship. In this book, Lee and Mason are best friends and co-workers, so there is already a bond between them. The smallest twinge of jealousy is the only obstacle the two have to deal with and the love for a wonderful woman helps them overcome it. I adore the way the two of them go into rescuer mode when they find out Harper's ex-boyfriend is sending her mean emails and Facebook posts. As much as Harper doesn't want to pull the two of them into her issues they refuse to let her deal with things alone, and they are so charming and have such a great sense of humor that she can't say no to them. The dynamic between Lee and Mason was terrific to begin with and it only got better when they added Harper into the mix. I enjoy the fact that new people are moving to Racy and getting involved with long-term Racy residents so the stories are new with a little history mixed in. -- Lynn, The Romance Reviews
4 STARS: "Hard to believe Racy Indiana can have so many disasters, murders, arsonists, stalkers, and ex-boyfriends looking to take back their old girlfriends just for spite, but that, coupled with a devastating tornado, and count them, eleven ménage relationships in town plus a private BDSM club, and there you have it. A very atypical small town, but every one of the stories has been hot as a firecracker, with lots of incendiary sex, non-stop action, and lots of love between all the heroes and heroines. I have enjoyed them all, and hope there are plenty more, although I think I need a program to keep up with who is related to whom, and which ménages consist of whom. Here, Harper, fresh off a bad breakup, arrives in town to work at the wind power company which employs a good portion of the town. First day on the new job, she runs into Lee and Mason, who are engineers at the company, and the three are inseparable from that moment on. The crazed ex bent on murder and mayhem is no match for Harper’s men or the rest of the town, which takes care of its own. Buy Engineering Her Racy Pleasure, but don’t forget to try all the rest of them too." -- Alberta, Manic Readers
She sprinted down the stairs to find them still in the kitchen, and if their body language and the heavy feeling in the air were any indication, they’d been discussing something serious.
Mason headed for the hallway. “I guess I should take a shower, too. We both still smell like sex.”
“I like smelling like sex.” Lee winked at her, but the emotion in his eyes wasn’t the same as usual. What had they been talking about? “But I’ll go take one, too. Make yourself at home, beautiful. We won’t be long, and then we’ll take you out and show you our lovely town.”
“Sounds like fun.” She watched them both leave and almost ran after them. Was everything okay? Had they been discussing her? Surely they didn’t regret last night, did they? No. Less than half an hour ago they’d asked her to be their sub. Whatever they were talking about probably had nothing to do with her. She was being paranoid and falling back on previous experiences. Lee and Mason weren’t Dennis. They were never going to treat her like he had. That was over.
Except that he was still driving around Racy. What if Sean couldn’t find him? What if he showed up at Notus, or tried to get onto the grounds here? What if they walked around town this afternoon and spotted him?
She dropped into the nearest chair and rested her chin in her hands. Every euphoric feeling she’d had since walking into the club last night deflated as if they’d been balloons, and someone had popped them all simultaneously.
How could she have a relationship—especially a BDSM relationship—with these men while Dennis was still out there? How on earth would this ever be over? And what would she do if the e-mails or Facebook posts started up again?
She rose and walked down the hallway, absorbing the energy in the house. She’d never lived in such a quiet, comfortable place. It was decorated in such a way that made her wonder if he’d hired someone to do it. If he hadn’t, he had real talent. Most of the pieces were obviously expensive, and some were probably antiques. It was still hard to fathom that she lived here now.
Everything was happening so fast. She didn’t regret what she’d done last night or Monday with Lee and Mason. Not at all. But she was worried about how Dennis’s presence in Racy would eventually affect both men. Had moving in here with them on the spur of the moment been the wisest decision?
Harper wandered through the rooms, admiring the fabrics and the logic to the decorating in each room. She loved being here. Yes, the decision had been spontaneous, but it didn’t feel wrong. Not even in the depths of her soul. It felt right. Living here with Lee and Mason felt perfect.
It felt like she belonged here. That certainty was so strong, as if she’d been waiting for these two all her life. But was that enough on which to build a relationship? Had she merely swapped an office fling for this? No. It couldn’t be. Then again, she didn’t exactly have a track record for taking relationships slowly.
But Lee and Mason weren’t anything like the others, and certainly not like Dennis. They didn’t insult her, for one thing. Dennis had thought he was being so surreptitious in the way he’d sneak in comments about her weight, but he wasn’t. They stung like crazy. Lee and Mason, on the other hand, thought she was the sexiest woman they’d ever seen.
They made her feel alive and beautiful in so many ways. They cared about her safety, and they wanted her happy. They’d worked so hard last night to make sure she was enjoying herself, and to ensure her fantasies were met. Dennis had never once asked if she was enjoying the sex, or if she wanted to do anything differently. Not once.
Harper shook her head. She hadn’t thought about that until just now. The sex had all been one-sided. He’d been so damn arrogant that he’d always just assumed she loved it. Lee and Mason went out of their way to make sure she did, and she hadn’t expected that.
They went out of their way to make sure she enjoyed everything they did together, and they weren’t ashamed to take her out in public. They were everything she’d ever wanted the men she’d dated to be. How could this not be right? She’d waited her entire life for these two men.
When she heard their voices calling her, she made her way back to the main hallway again. Both men were freshly showered with damp hair, and dressed in jeans and sweaters. They looked so damn yummy and so sexy, and they had their glasses on again as well. She smiled and approached them both, holding out her arms.
Mason pulled her close first. “Did you get lost?”
His voice was filled with the usual humor, and a shiver ran down her spine. Everything would be okay. She felt certain of it. “Almost. This home is incredible. Did you decorate it yourself?”
He shook his head. “I have an aunt who lives for that sort of thing. She did most of it.”
He released the embrace and Lee took her hand. “Are you ready to see your new town through the eyes of two jaded natives?”
She couldn’t help but laugh. His face held no trace of the earlier worry she’d glimpsed in the kitchen. Whatever had been going on, it was gone now. “Are you two jaded? That’s not good. I was hoping for a tour from two residents who loved this place.”
“Fat chance.” His grin didn’t match his words, and she sighed. She loved Lee’s humor as much as she loved Mason’s more serious demeanor. They complemented each other well, and it was such a rush having the best of both of them at times like this. How could she give this up? She couldn’t. There was no way.
She knocked on the door, and Mason’s voice called for her to come in. As soon as she crossed the threshold, she sensed the change in both men. They wore dour expressions. Mason sat in the leather chair behind the desk, and Lee was on the sofa, one ankle crossed over the opposite knee, as though they’d been discussing her.
“Miss Montgomery,” said Mason, pointing toward a straight-backed chair in front of his desk. “Come in. Sit down.”
“What did I do, Mr. Sinclair?”
“Sit down. We’re asking the questions this afternoon, not you.” His voice was hard, and even though she knew it was play-acting, she shivered just the same. He was so convincing.
Mason peered at her over the tops of his glasses, which was so damn sexy she nearly came. “You’re here because Mr. Parker and I received an alarming report that you sent out a letter with several mistakes in it to a very important client of ours.”
Harper had to bite back a laugh. This was so much fun, but it was also incredibly corny, like she was in a porno. But, she’d asked for this, and she wanted to make it fun for them.
Lee uncrossed his legs and leaned forward. “You find that funny?” His voice was filled with incredulity, and she decided to play along with the who-gives-a-shit brat angle.
“Yeah, I do. So what? Everyone makes mistakes.”
“But everyone doesn’t get caught,” said Lee, his voice soft but too damn sexy for his own good. “You did. So you’re the one who gets punished for it.”
She let out a quick breath that fluttered her bangs. “Punished? Seriously? Can’t I simply retype the letter? Aren’t you two taking this a bit far?”
The corners of Mason’s mouth turned up, and Harper knew they were enjoying the way she’d played this. It sent her arousal to crazy heights. “No. We had something more enduring and impressionable in mind.” He stood, and as her gaze drifted over his crotch, it was easy to see how aroused he was. “Stand up and lean over the desk, Miss Montgomery.”
“You’re joking. This is a place of business. You can’t do this.”
Lee stood and moved next to her, pulling her out of the chair by one arm. “We’re not joking. Don’t make us restrain you, Miss Montgomery.”
“You can’t do that to me. I’ll go to HR.”
Lee nuzzled her neck, and Harper could barely hold back her moan. “We own this company and HR will be on our side. We can do this, and we will. Now lean over the desk and take your punishment like a good secretary. You brought this on yourself.”
He kicked the chair over, and gave her just enough of a gentle shove that she took a few steps forward, stopping as Mason picked up a thick leather strap and smacked it against one palm. The sound it made sent fresh waves of desire coursing through her body, even while she imagined how much that sucker would burn.
He pointed. “We told you to bend over the desk. Do it now.” His voice was so convincing it was scary, but she absolutely loved this.
“No way. You’re not hitting me with that thing.”
“That’s it.” Lee strode over to the credenza and picked up a coil of soft-looking rope. She’d seen bondage rope in Tye Me Up, and she remembered Alexa telling her that it wasn’t like twine or other kinds of rope. It was very soft and made restraining even bare skin safe and comfortable.
He stepped behind her and pulled her arms behind her back before she could protest. All she could was try to keep breathing as he bound her wrists together, with her arms bent at an angle. It didn’t hurt at all, but she couldn’t move her arms, either.
Mason crossed the room and picked up a small cushion from an armchair. “Move her closer to the desk.” Lee lifted her off her feet and placed her down close to the desk, then lowered her torso over it. Mason placed the cushion under her face, and then Lee lifted her skirt.
“No underwear, Miss Montgomery? That’s against dress code regulations.”
She had to turn her face away from them because more laughter bubbled up. This was beyond anything her imagination could have conjured up. It was silly, but it was also decadent and erotic. “I hate wearing it.”
“Then you just earned extra swats,” said Mason.
The first slap from the strap stung like crazy. She yelled and tried to move away, but Lee moved to her side and placed both hands on her lower back. “Hold still so he doesn’t hit the backs of your legs by accident, Miss Montgomery. You did this to yourself. Don’t forget that.”
Mason struck her again. “It hurts!” She hoped they knew she wasn’t calling a safeword.
“It’s supposed to,” said Mason, smacking her a third time. “Careless secretaries get spanked hard when they break the rules.”
He struck her two more times in a row, and now her ass was on fire. She stepped sideways and Mason stopped. Lee retrieved a spreader bar from the credenza and had it on her ankles before she knew what was happening. Now she was completely at their mercy. Her pussy was soaked, and her nipples hummed. This was far beyond what she’d expected, and she hoped they kept it going for hours.
Lee picked up the paddle and walked behind her, and then he gave her five very hard smacks on her ass with it, stopping for only a second in between each swat. She yelled and tried to squirm away because it really did hurt, but at the same time she hoped they weren’t done. This was exquisite.