Review: Chasing Sin by Sara Brookes

Wednesday, July 11

Title:  Chasing Sin*
Author: Sara Brookes
Series: N/A
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Format:  E-book
Date/Year:  April 27, 2012
Reviewed by: Michele

*This book was provided to the reviewer by the author in exchange for an honest review

Summary from the publisher:

Every spring, Kate risks her life chasing violent storms. Tired of watching her take unnecessary chances, two of her closest friends offer a different thrill. Devoted lovers Snyder and Tripp don’t just share a passion for nature’s fury; they long to have the fearless woman between them.

Though she is reluctant, she also knows the proposition is too irresistible to refuse. Her acceptance leads to an explosive night of no-holes-barred sex for the threesome. However, when morning dawns, she realizes this type of unusual relationship isn’t one she belongs in.

Despite her best efforts to keep the men at arm’s length, Kate finds herself facing down the storm of the century with them at her side. When Mother Nature intrudes, the trio discovers shelter in each other’s arms. With the hurricane raging outside and passion raging inside, everything is at stake.

WARNING: If you’re looking for a calm Sunday drive in the country, put this down and go find Miss Daisy. An adrenaline packed tornado chase is capped off by two men who like to share and don’t mind showing the heroine just how much they want her with sex—lots of it. Shower sex, sweaty sex, gay sex, and ménage sex during a vicious hurricane.  Hey, crazy weather makes people do crazy things.

My Musings:

“She’s fucking insane.”

With that opening declaration, we are dropped in the middle of a wild ride toward a dangerous storm somewhere in Kansas. Kate may be chasing the tornado, but Tripp and Snyder are chasing her. After a near-death experience, it seems only natural that Kate would finally turn to the two men she loved best to comfort and pleasure each other the rest of that long night.

In spite of all the shared passion, Kate runs away before Tripp and Snyder can convince her that their love is not complete without her. She manages to avoid seeing them until three months later, when an impending hurricane is about to hit Kate’s beloved family vacation home. That had been the only place where she had been happy as a child and where she had planned to rest and make some important decisions about her life. Kate is there to ride out the storm, Tripp and Snyder are there to convince her that they all belong together.

Kate’s fear of commitment appears to stem from the lack of love and acceptance in her immediate family and her concern that she would ultimately ruin what she sees as the perfect relationship Tripp and Snyder already have with each other. But with a killer hurricane heading straight for them, it’s not just their love that’s in danger.

It takes great skill for an author to provide everything a reader needs to enjoy an erotic romance novella. In a relatively small amount of pages, we need to see how these people know each other, why they would want to be together and still include at least one really great sex scene. I’m happy to say that for me, Sara Brookes did all that in this story and did it very well. We see right away how Kate, Tripp and Snyder are all obsessed with getting as close as they can to dangerous storms and how that shared compulsion binds the three of them in a unique way. That need to live on the edge feeds something in each of them, but Tripp and Snyder also realize that there’s more to life than just racing around looking for the next big storm. That is why they continue to chase Kate, hoping one day to help her see that she needs them just as much as they need her.

I especially loved how their three personalities fit so well with each other, both sexually and emotionally. Kate was as wild as the storms they all chased, always searching for the happiness she’d never had and wasn’t sure she deserved. Tripp was the quiet sensitive one who almost seemed to know what Kate was feeling before she realized it herself. Snyder was the more dominant personality, the one who always made sure the others were safe and protected. Their convincing emotional connections made the erotic moments more compelling and the ending more satisfying.

A less talented author could write volumes and still not manage to convey what Sara Brookes has in only 77 pages. I would love to see what she can write in a less limited format.


Overall: 4
Sensuality level: 5 (M/M/F menage with some M/M and M/F)
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erin July 11, 2012 at 11:58 AM  

Thanks for a fun post! Congrats on the newest release! Looks fun!

I remember being driven back to college by my dad one summer when the sky turned completely black and it started raining harder than I've ever seen it. We pulled in under a bridge and just hung out till it stopped. Thank goodness we did that cuz it then started to spit out golfball size hail! So glad Dad was driving!

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