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Nikki Sloane

Author of Three Simple Rules

33+ Works 1,219 Members 41 Reviews

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Works by Nikki Sloane

Three Simple Rules (2015) 179 copies, 3 reviews
The Doctor (Nashville Neighborhood Book 1) (2018) 143 copies, 1 review
The Initiation (2019) 133 copies, 5 reviews
The Architect (2021) 82 copies, 1 review
The Obsession (2019) 57 copies, 3 reviews
The Deception (2019) 43 copies, 3 reviews
The Redemption (Filthy Rich Americans) (2020) 35 copies, 2 reviews
The Vixen's Deceit (2022) 27 copies
Three Sweet Nothings (2016) 22 copies
It Takes Two: The Blindfold Club Prequel (2016) 22 copies, 1 review

Associated Works

Hot for the Holidays (2019) — Contributor — 21 copies, 1 review
Royally Mine: 22 All-New Bad Boy Romance Novellas (2017) — Contributor — 14 copies, 4 reviews
Spring Romance (2020) — Contributor — 11 copies

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-There is nothing special in the story.
-There isn't a shred of chemistry between the main characters.
-Most unsexy sex scenes I've ever read.
 
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nilaybookay | 1 other review | Jul 16, 2024 |
This book is in a series which is good since it ended in suspense. I’m a little torn on how many stars to give the book. I really enjoyed the storyline and the characters were good as well. I just can't stand having the f bomb used so much and it was a lot. There also were pages of sex which I really don’t care for as well. I just skipped a lot of pages. So I’ll give it 3 stars since I enjoyed the storyline which really kept your attention and was interesting. The initiation for one character, Royce, to get on to the board was far-fetched but other than that I can see most everything in real life. But never 4 stars with the f bomb and the sex. It would have been a 5 without those. Not sure if I’ll continue with the series knowing about the author's style.… (more)
 
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brenczkowski | 4 other reviews | Jul 14, 2024 |
This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.

Book Evaluation:
Plot: 🎞️🎞️🎞️🎞️
World Building:🌎🌎🌎🌎
Cover:πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”
Hero: 🦸🏻🦸🏻🦸🏻🦸🏻
Heroine:πŸ¦ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈ
Intimacy Level: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯
Relationship Building: πŸ’’πŸ’’πŸ’’πŸ’’
Heart & Feels:πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž
Witty/Banter/Reaction of Laughter: πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Page Turner Level:πŸ“–πŸ“–πŸ“–πŸ“–
Narration:🎧🎧🎧🎧
Ending:🧧🧧🧧🧧🧧
Overall View: ✨✨✨✨

First Impressions
The Frat Boy is the fourth installment in the "Nashville Neighborhood" series and this is a book that was highly anticipated. In fact, this book is the reason I kept up with the series as everyone seemed to rave about it and I realized how much I wanted to get back to these books. I will say that I think I needed to be in a certain mindset to enjoy this book fully, and I just wasn't in the first half of it if I am being honest. I wanted so much more to love this one than I did. However, even though I didn't love it like I expected to, I still enjoyed it quite a bit and I can't wait for "Good Girl" which is releasing shortly. Frat Boy has a college setting to it mixed in with porn film being a focus. So make sure you know what you are going into before picking it up. This won't be everyone's cup of tea but I had a blast with it overall.

First Line
My heart beat erratically, too fast one moment and too slow the next.

The Main Protagonists
The Hero: Colin
Big man on campus, a bit of a playboy and one of the top people in his fraternity

The Heroine:Madison
A student attention Davidson University, underappreciated in her house. Openminded when it comes to sexual experiences

Summary
Colin and Madison are parts of seperate houses that have been at odds and in competition with each other. When Madison is cheated on, and Colin's house denies it, a huge fight breaks out about it and the end result is Madison and Colin being expelled from their houses and now both are homeless. They individually take a job in a adult film company and will be provided accommodations as well that comes with the job. What neither of them know is that they both will be working together and that they both have explosive chemistry whenever they are together. What starts as a hate rebellion against each other soon turns into something deeper for them both....but can they have a healthy relationship while acting in adult film?

What I Loved
There is so much to unpack here. But lets first talk about the angst in this book. Its so entertaining and fun seeing their angst against each other. Its quite hilarious at some moments, but boy do they not like each other. Although they both have a solid attraction to each other even if they won't admit even to themselves. The hate chemistry is just brilliant and they do so well in the bedroom scenes. Nikki Sloane really ups her game with the spice. And I thought that was the case in the previous books, but naw, she even gets deeper and more explorative in this one here.

There are some MFM, FFM, and MFFM scenarios that are put in place here. And to be honest, I wasn't sure how I would feel about them but I really enjoyed them, but these scenes are definitely more professional in certain aspects while have such hot spice to them while at the same time we slowly see the deeper connection between Colin and Madison build together. And some of these setups are so FUN. I really liked this set up and we are still in the "Nashville Neighborhood" setting which was really fun.

Another factor to the book that I really enjoyed was seeing the relationship build between Colin and Madison. They have such a beautiful relationship that develops, and we see the beautiful rewards in the second half. For those worried about the level of angst and animosity that is between Colin and Madison, its very well written and slowly evolving so even if you aren't a fan of inner angst, I guarantee you will have a blast in seeing these moments with Madison and Colin. I really adored the ways in which we see our couple grow.

And lastly I adored the plot surrounding the HOA in the neighborhood. There has been a level of tension that has been building with the HOA and we see it come to a climax in this one and it was BRILLAINT in how it gets resolved and JUSTICE is served and I had a blast seeing it all happen.

What I Struggled With
I definitely think that this was a "Me" issue more than anything else but I did struggle which some of the scenes in the first half. I just don't think I was in a mindset to enjoy it fully which detracted from my overall enjoyment of the story but the second half more than makes up for my struggle in the first half.

Narration
I listened to the narration in the first half of the book and definitely enjoyed it. Although I wouldn't necessarily recommend listening to this one as some of the scenes are SPICY haha But the narration itself was super well done.

Overall View
I found The Frat Boy to be a brilliantly slow burn but hot spice filled adventure that is captivating, lively in its banter and grabs your attention from beginning to end.

Favorite Quote(s)
I’d come here tonight to try new things, new experiences, and he’d done that, all right. I just hadn’t expected him to fuck both my body and my mind so completely

There’s no expiration date on experimenting, and you don’t need permission to find who you want to be.

She blinked like she was stupefied, and then a laugh fell out of her mouth. β€œIf he’s trying to win me back, it’ll never work.” Her gaze captured mine, and the gravity of it wouldn’t let go, not that I wanted it to. β€œI’m already in love with someone else.” Holy shit. My heart crashed against the side of my chest, beating wildly, but I did my best to keep my cool. β€œIs that so?” She nodded. β€œAnd the guy I love? I don’t care if he doesn’t have it all figured out because I don’t either, and I thought,” she shrugged, β€œmaybe we could figure it out together.” β€œYes,” I said. Her head tilted, and her smile was shy. She was pretty sure I felt the same way she did, but it was still a big deal to say it, and it took her a moment to work up the courage. β€œI love you, Colin.” I launched forward, sliding my hands into her hair and whispered it just before I crushed my lips to hers. β€œGod. I love you, too.”

Book Details (also in my shelves)
Sub Genre: Erotic Romance, Contemporary, New Adult
Character Types: Students, Sex Worker
Themes: Hot Smexy Times, Slow Burn, Menage/Poly situations, Dirty Talkin, Delicious Kisses and swoons.
Tropes: Slow Burn, Enemies to Lovers

Book Perspective
Duo POV

Relationship Conflict vs Plot Conflict
Relationship Conflict more present

Song This Book Inspires
Tangled Up-Billy Currington

Recommendation For Reading Order
Yes Read in Order for the best experience
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addictofromance | 1 other review | Aug 6, 2023 |
This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.

Book Evaluation:
Plot: 🎞️🎞️🎞️🎞️
World Building:🌎🌎🌎🌎
Cover:πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”
Hero (Clay): 🦸🏻🦸🏻🦸🏻🦸🏻
Hero (Travis): 🦸🏻🦸🏻🦸🏻🦸🏻
Heroine (Lilith):πŸ¦ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈ
Intimacy Level: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯
Relationship Building: πŸ’’πŸ’’πŸ’’πŸ’’
Heart & Feels:πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž
Witty/Banter/Reaction of Laughter: πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Page Turner Level:πŸ“–πŸ“–πŸ“–πŸ“–
Narration:🎧🎧🎧🎧
Ending:🧧🧧🧧🧧🧧
Overall View: ✨✨✨✨

First Impressions
The Architect is the third installment in the Nashville Neighbors series. And I will be honest in how apprehensive I was before reading this book and probably why I took so long to get back to the series since I read "Doctor" quite a while ago. I had seen quite a few of mixed reviews of "The Architect" and I felt nervous before reading this because I wasn't sure that this book would actually work for me, but surprisingly, it did work out for me for the most part. Its not a perfect read and probably my least favorite of the series far, just due to some elements in the midway point of the story, however, the ending was so swoon worthy and captured my attention and heart so well that it upped my enjoyment by quite a bit here. Nikki Sloane wrote a story that is brilliant in its own way and just a bit different for its readers.

First Line
A loud insistent banging came from my front door, caused by an angry fist, and I froze.

The Main Protagonists
The Hero: Clay
Architect, Driven, A trained Dominant and a planner in all things. He is also emotionally constipated. He is more about pain than necessarily pleasure.

The Hero: Travis
A dominant in training, a Vet and Doctor, he is more of a alpha mellow in nature. Has a soft spot for women and is all about pleasure over pain.

The Heroine: Lilith
Explorative sexuality, not looking for love or a serious relationship, but embraces casual relationships as long as emotion doesn't get involved and loves animals and works in a Vet clinic.

Summary
When Lilith meets her next-door neighbor, she doesn't expect it to be a sexy nerd type that has alpha vibes surrounding him. He is a mix of oxymorons, but she is intrigued by him. When they come up with a mutual agreement for a cat ownership, Lilith and Clay build a trust of casual friendship and when Lilith learns that Clay is into building furniture for couples interested in Kink and the BDSM lifestyle, she is intrigued. And she and Clay enter into a relationship of domination and pleasure. When Clay brings in a third party to act as proxy for him when he is traveling, something more connects the three individuals in a way that none of them expect. But this relationship was built on casual sex and nothing serious as the heart getting involved, will Clay, Travis and Lilith find common ground that benefits them all or will it break what they have gradually built with each other?

What I Loved
This is a true menage but it's a menage that just happens and not with the characters going into the relationship with the intentions of being in a menage. The way that the story is set up in the beginning was so evoking and powerful and SEXY. First off we get to see some solid friendship bonds form between Clay and Ivy. And then the sex happens pretty quickly, Lilith is much braver than I could ever be. Despite how submissive she is in the bedroom, she is a bit of a cougar when it comes to attracting the male she wants, and that male is Clay. I love how accepting she is of the lifestyle and just wants to learn and experience the journey of exploring it all with Clay. The sex scenes in this one is SPICY. Just fair warning, maybe not listen to this one at work or in public or even read it. Nikki Sloane can definitely write her spice and its always so well done in her stories.

We also get the fun aspects of seeing so many emotional constipated characters learn to love and fight for that love. Its quite a treat to see how different each of them when it comes to falling in love. We have Clay who just rejects it and even pushes people away when it happens. Now with Clay in some ways I understood because he had a previous bad experience and it put him in a mindset that threw him off completely. But he doesn't handle ANY emotions haha and he doesn't know how to deal with any of it even on a most basic human level so that was very interesting. Than we have our heroine, Lilith, who can't do the love thing which is different from Clay. She can handle relationships but her issues are with she gets bored in relationships when serious emotion is involved. Than we have Travis, who was a bit difficult to get to the bottom of his emotional level. He is much more mature than the others and is like the balance wheel between Lilith and Clay. He understands emotion, has an emotional maturity the others don't have, and is able to handle love just fine.

The dynamic of the relationships that forms between the three was quite interesting. Because there isn't necessarily a strong sexual vibe between Clay and Travis. There is a strong friendship between them and nothing super sexual, at least not in the beginning, but towards the end of the story we are seeing some slow evolvement of that. So its not a straight MFM relationship. So if you struggle with that particular dynamic, and prefer MMF, than this one could work for you. Then we have the bonds that Lilith has with Travis and Clay. At first this is separated but eventually this tends to get mixed in. I really enjoyed how Lilith was the first one to fall first when she is the one rushing out of relationships when "love" happens haha but the true struggle is Clay and seeing Travis and Lilith work through their feelings and assisting Clay on it and allowing him to see that sometimes change happens that are unexpected. The later half of the book was my favorite aspect of the story though, I really felt that is where much of the emotional intimacy gets formed and enjoyed seeing their beautiful dynamic develop in those precious chapters.

What I Struggled With
So it has some elements to the relationship that might be a struggle for some to enjoy. I will be honest the way that this relationship is built, was not easy at times to read. Especially when one or really two? are so emotionally constipated. And I will be honest that this is the section of the story I truly had a hard time with. Particularly in how Clay brings Travis into the relationship when he is 'traveling'. Its a really odd set up to be honest, and there was something about it that threw me off and I just really struggled with how Clay treats Travis in the relationship. Travis is such a cinnamon roll at times and just didn't deserve how he gets treats at times in the relationship.

Narration
The narration on this is fabulous, and really the narration Nikki Slone has for all of these books are so well done. I just love the way that they capture the steam just right and the emotions of the character is so well portrayed. You can't help but be drawn in completely with the story.

Overall View
I found The Architect to be a superb read that will stoke up the flames, stir up emotion and heart and deliver completely for any romance reader!

Favorite Quote(s)
You want to be punished, don't you?"
When I nodded, he grinned.
"I hope you're not fragile."

Book Details (also in my shelves)
Sub Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Character Types: Alpha Male, Alpha Mellow, Vet/Doctor, Architect
Themes: BDSM, Menage, Hot Smexy Times, Love of Animals, Next Door Neighbor, Sex Club
Tropes: Age Gap, Fling

Book Perspective
Mulitple POV's

Relationship Conflict vs Plot Conflict
Relationship conflict

Song This Book Inspires
Earned It by The Weekend

Recommendation For Reading Order
You can read as standalones if needed.

Steam/Spice Explanations

Blazing fire to the building-The prime focus is the sex scenes, scorching hot, and could burn one. Less focus on the emotional intimacy to the relationship.

Narrators:
Angelina Rocca, Brennan Landry
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