Author: Maya Banks

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Release Date: January 21, 2007

Blue Ribbon Rating: 5

Format: EBOOK

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Gracie Evans is a woman who desires excitement and adventure in the bedroom, unfortunately the men she chooses to date are staid. All of her attempts at getting her current boyfriend to try something more exciting are met with resistance and disgust so she breaks up with him just two weeks before Valentine’s Day.

Luke Foresythe is one of Gracie’s good friends and as far as she’s concerned he’s also one of the most irritating men she knows. Everything with them is a competition and they’re always trying to one up each other. The simple fact that all her friends are so supportive is the very reason that Gracie doesn’t want any of the men knowing that she broke up with Keith. She doesn’t need or want their pity or the "I told you so’s."

Gracie gets together with her group of close knit friends just about every weekend. This weekend they’re all hanging out and barbecuing. Her friends all realize that Gracie is much more reserved than normal but she chooses to confide in Michelle while helping to set the table. Instead of just explaining about the break up, Gracie explains that none of the men she dates are able to satisfy her. She has fantasies about bondage and spankings. More than anything she’d like to experience a menage. Gracie’s convinced that she’s going to be stuck with just her toys for satisfaction because it’s quite possible there isn’t a man alive who can satisfy her in bed. She doesn’t realize that Luke is right outside the door and has OVERHEARD every word of her fantasy. She’s just presented him with a challenge that he won’t be able to resist.

If you’ve ever had sexual fantasies that you would never dare to reveal to a man in your life you’ll be able to fully appreciate the charm of OVERHEARD. I caught myself holding my breath in anticipation during some of the scenes and found myself in awe of the way Gracie and Luke interact with each other and the obvious affection the entire group of friends all share. I really love that these characters were first introduced in UNDERSTOOD so you get the feeling that you’re revisiting old friends. Maya Banks is an awesome storyteller. I’ve never been disappointed with any of her stories and anticipate seeing many more of her fabulous stories in the near future.

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Chrissy Dionne

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