Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Review 'Opening Up' by Lauren Dane
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lauren Dane delivers Book #1 in her Inke & Chrome erotic romance series.

The men of the Twisted Steel custom motorcycle shop are great with their hands... and they're not afraid to get dirty.

PJ is exactly the kind of woman Twisted Steel owner Asa Barrons doesn't need. The last thing he wants to do is mix business with pleasure, and PJ has some of the best custom detailing he's ever seen. But the chemistry between them won't be denied, and soon he's introducing her to a whole new world in the bedroom, pushing her far beyond anything she's ever experienced. PJ finds she can't get enough, but how far is too far before he consumes her completely?

My Review:

A couple of weeks ago I received ‘Opening Up’ in exchange for my honest review. This is the first book in the Ink and Chrome series.

In ‘Opening Up’ we meet Penelope Jean, a.k.a. PJ, Coleman, a young and very ambitious woman who is making her way in the body shop painting business. When PJ is trying to get more attention to her business one day, she meets Asa Barrons. Asa is all bad on the outside, very handsome, killer tattoos, piercings and the co-owner of Twisted Steel, a successful custom build motorcycle shop. From the moment PJ and Asa meet there is this huge attraction between them but Asa seems to find a lot of reasons to keep his distance. But PJ is not a woman who’s easily forgotten.

To be honest I didn’t really knew if I would like this book when I started it. I don’t know why exactly. The book description sounded really fun and I loved the cover, but I just had this feeling. Thankfully this feeling was completely wrong. It took me a couple of chapters to get into this story, mostly because I needed to get used to all the car and motor loving people, but I really came to love this story.

The main characters PJ and Asa are not your typical main characters. They both like cars and motorcycles, they are both pierced and have some tattoos.. and PJ is just twenty five and Asa is thirty seven. I loved that the two main characters weren’t average. I loved that they were a little different and weren’t afraid to be themselves. But most of all I loved the attraction that was there from the moment they met.
This book is sexy and very romantic and I didn’t want to stop reading. PJ and Asa are so good together and I loved how they connected throughout this book.

My favorite character was definitely PJ. She was just a kickass woman. She really knows what she wants and works hard for everything. She doesn’t take crap from anyone and she can totally handle an alpha male like Asa. I really want to be more badass like her.

This was my first Lauren Dane book and I really enjoyed it. I will definitely keep my eyes out for the other books in this series. 

My Rating:


About the Author:

The story goes like this: While on pregnancy bed rest, Lauren Dane had plenty of down time, so her
husband took her comments about "giving that writing thing a serious go" to heart and brought home a secondhand laptop. She wrote her first book on it. Today, Lauren is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 60 novels and novellas across several genres.

For more information about Lauren Dane and her books please visit her websiteFacebook, Twitter, Goodreads and You Tube.

  I received this book in exchange for my honest review from the Little, Brown Book Group.


  1. This sounds different especially the main characters. I am glad you got into it and enjoyed it Maureen!

    1. Thanks ;). This book was really different and original. Definitely a fun read!


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