He denies himself nothing…except the woman who means everything.
New York, Book 3
When business brings him to New York City indefinitely, Gage Hollister is sure that somewhere in this massive city, there must be a woman whose need to be dominated matches his thirst to dominate.
But as his search through the local BDSM clubs drags on, he begins to despair such a woman exists. When he’s asked to chaperone his best friend’s younger sister, who’s on her first solo trip as an adult, he welcomes the distraction.
Zoe Marshall has been in love with Gage forever, and has saved herself for him alone. Now, after careful planning and a bit of luck, she finally has the chance to show him she’s all grown up and ready to be his.
Gage believes himself too old and jaded for an innocent like Zoe, but she is relentless in her innocent seduction, and soon his resistance crumbles. But as their love blooms, reality tackles their dreams. And in the aftermath, the choices they face will strain the bonds of friendship and family. Perhaps beyond repair.
Warning: This book contains graphic language, BDSM elements, M/F/M ménage, a Southern Dom who’s a gentleman; and the woman who brings out his inner scoundrel.
Many thanks to the lovely Lainey Reese for taking the time to chat with us! Welcome, Lainey!
We are huge fans and know you were formerly in banking. How did you
become interested in becoming a writer?
I have always dreamed of being a writer. Even as a little girl, when I would pretend to be Dorothy I would always preface it by stating “But, I wrote the Wizard of Oz.” lol
The banking was just a way to pay the bills until I worked up my nerve to submit.
How did you get the idea for Table for Three?
Hmm…It is kind of a mix of things. I was watching a documentary on America’s trust fund families. The lives they lived looked fascinating and intriguing. The idea just bloomed from there. As for the woman and two men…well, I just thought “hey, if men can dream about two women why can’t us girls have two guys?”
Of course one of the hottest and most imaginative scenarios in any
erotic book has got to be the amazing shower scene in Damaged Goods.
We don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t read the book yet, but
how did you come up with that scene?
Thank you for that!! Thank you very much. I was online looking at different photography websites for an upcoming photo shoot I had (I do boudoir photography as a hobby) and I found a picture of a woman bound in a shower while a fully clothed man stood before her…and the scene for the book just exploded into vivid life in my mind right then and there.
Favorite scene in your new book Innocence Defied?
That’s tough. If I have to, I could narrow it down to two I think. First is the chase scene…it was so real for me when I wrote it…I could have sworn I could feel the heat from that day, feel the dirt under me and hear the pounding of his feet as he chased her down…And the other would have to be the moment of discovery when Brice catches them. I know it makes me a goof, but I was so worried about the out come there, I did not know if Brice would be able to over come his sense of betrayal.
Do you have a favorite character from your books, and if so, why?
(We especially love Brice!!)
Oh, that’s hard. I love them all so much. Even my villains are dear to me…I love how fun it was to write Annie and Mandy just as much as I loved my heroes. I will say Gage got under my skin more than any of the others. It was like he was an invisible companion offering me a constant commentary throughout my every waking hour. It was crazy having him whispering in my ear about every day things like laundry and making even that sexy.
Can you tell us if you are planning any more stories from your New
Yes. I don’t know yet if it is going to be a sister series or if we are just going to call all the future ones part of the same series and forget that it was originally only a trilogy…that will be up to the publisher. All I know is that the New York gang hasn’t finished telling their stories yet.
Do you listen to music when you write?
No. I have a hard time focusing when there are distractions. No tv, no music, I can’t even have chores waiting to be done…just today I gave up writing because I could not stop thinking about how badly the floor needed to be vacuumed.
What is the last book you read?
I have a lot that I started and never finished due to them being just that bad. When I get in a slump like that I re-read an old faithful to purge out the gunk…so I read The Endearment by Lavryl Spencer…such a great book!!!
You are pretty open on your website and blog, but what is 1 thing
your readers might not know about you?
I can’t type. Can you believe that? A writer who can’t type? It’s funny. I never took a typing class in school so I have to look at the keyboard as I write. I am better than the two fingered hen peck…but not by much.
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