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Sweeter Than Honey by Mary B. Morrison

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"Sweeter Than Honey" by Mary B. Morrison

What would we do without friends?
Your friend watches your drink at the bar, watches your kids in a pinch, and watches your back, always. You can tell her anything and you know she'll understand. You have plenty of other friends, but just one owns the title of "best".
Lace liked Sunny from the minute she met the young woman, but being a prostitute wasn't where Sunny belonged and Lace knew it. In the new book "Sweeter Than Honey" by Mary B. Morrison, the shady life is nowhere for Sunny, so Lace wants to give her girl a chance to escape.
What would we do without friends?

Your friend watches your drink at the bar, watches your kids in a pinch, and watches your back, always. You can tell her anything and you know she'll understand. You have plenty of other friends, but just one owns the title of "best".

Lace liked Sunny from the minute she met the young woman, but being a prostitute wasn't where Sunny belonged and Lace knew it. In the new book "Sweeter Than Honey" by Mary B. Morrison, the shady life is nowhere for Sunny, so Lace wants to give her girl a chance to escape.

She was only sixteen when she was molested by her mother's man, and although Lace St. Thomas moved on, she never forgot what happened. If weeks spent on the streets didn't harden her, months with an abusive man and years in a Nevada brothel did. Now, nobody messes with Lace. Especially not Valentino.

Valentino owned Immaculate Perception, Las Vegas' highest-priced call-girl operation. High-rollers and celebrities paid five-figures for an evening with an IP girl, and for the drugs Valentino allowed inside. But there was no way Valentino was going to ever do time for these or any crimes. That's why he had Lace to run his operations.

When Lace hired Sunny, she immediately saw that Sunny was a natural. The girl was exquisite, and she instinctively knew how to make a man feel good. She quickly became Immaculate Perception's top girl. But Sunny hated The Life. She wanted nothing more than to go home to her parents and her twin sister, Summer.

When Sunny confronts Valentino and tells him she wants out, he becomes angry and violent. He only sees her beautiful face and not the person Sunny really is. The violence escalates until it gets out of control.

Now Sunny is missing, a suitcase full of cash is gone, and Lace is deep in trouble. Her man, Benito, is acting strange. Valentino's anger is simmering and he's undermining Lace's authority with the girls. But he doesn't know that Lace has been watching him for a long time and she knows that her time as madam of Immaculate Perception is coming to an end.

One way or another.

Hooo weee.

First of all, I really liked this story and I think you will, too, but be aware that "explicit" isn't a strong enough word for the scenes in "Sweeter Than Honey". The plot, while slightly convoluted, is good. But if four-letter words and bedroom action bother you, then don't go anywhere near this book.

The other thing you'll want to know is that the ending is aggravating. Yes, author Mary B. Morrison plans on making a series with these characters, but the epilogue made me snarl. My advice is to just skip that part. Pretend it's not there. You'll enjoy this book much better if you do.

If you can keep these things in mind, you'll be well rewarded. "Sweeter Than Honey" truly is a tasty little story and one you should make a beeline for.

"Sweeter Than Honey" by Mary B. Morrison
c.2007, Dafina Books $24.00 / $31.00 Canada
264 pages, includes book group guide and more from the author





 

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