Book Review | The Power Couple by Tyffani Clark Kemp
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Author: Tyffani Clark Kemp
Series: Without Rules #3
Genres: Erotica, Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: September 11th, 2014
Publisher: SideStreet Cookie Publishing LLC
Page Numbers: 296
Format: E- Book
Source: Courtesy of the author
Purchase: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | B&N
After the loss of her husband and her preterm baby, Mariss Red is finally starting to put her life back together. She's in a semi-stable relationship and her publishing business is doing well. None of that can fill the hole in her heart, but she's a survivor. Her newest obstacle? Maneuvering the hazy boundaries of an open relationship with a man who can't be bound by rules.
Sebastian Boa, The Man Without Rules, struggles to live an honorable life. Mariss meets and approves any woman he happens to bring home and things are going well, aside from the occasional miscommunication. It's bound to happen, since he's never been in a steady relationship before. But he knows Mariss is keeping something from him, and he knows it's probably another man.
A trip to Paris is meant to be a romantic break for the strange couple, but it ends up in disaster when Sebastian catches Mariss with her secret lover. Add a crazed fangirl trying to seduce Sebastian, a man who has found that rules just might work for him after all. If it means he keeps Mariss in his life. It seems The Power Couple may never catch a break.
The Beginning of the End
Sebastian unbuttoned his suit jacket and pulled Mariss as close as their clothing would allow. Her stunning purple bandage dress had no straps and stopped just above her knees. She’d been wearing so much black lately and it was nice to see her in something that set off her beautiful tan skin. When she looked up at him, her brown eyes shone with a smile and something else he couldn’t quite pinpoint. With a hand at the small of her back, he pulled her closer.“The woman behind you has been eyeing me for the last half hour," he said, bending close to her ear so she could hear him over the pulsating music of the club. The Tea Room was one that he owned here in New York. He also had one in London.“Do you want her?" Mariss asked, wiggling her hips against his. Sebastian grunted, trying to suppress the excitement that ran through him and straight to his growing erection. She turned, so her perfect, round arse was pressed against him.“I thought we'd share," he hissed out. “If you're game."So far, the open relationship was working. So far. But it had only been a few months, and for half the time they'd been apart on business. And the grieving, well, they were both still working through their losses, but Mariss was handling things better than he’d expected. She had dark days like two days ago when he had to force her out of bed, and then she had days like today when she was all the way at the other end of the spectrum.Mariss turned back, resting her hands against his chest. For a moment, they just looked at each other. Sebastian smiled and she smiled back. “I'm game. Let's do it."
- Chapter One
ReviewThe conclusion to Without Rules -- the third and final book in this mind blowing trilogy… PERFECTION! I saw so much growth, love and of course drama (what would Bas and Mar's relationship be without drama) that I can't help but favorite this entire trilogy.
The final book follows Sebastian and Mariss as a couple in an open relationship. They are together, but they can have sex with others just as long as they advise AND get approved from the other. That was totally, freaking insane! I cannot believe it all. I know Sebastian is not a one woman man but he should have been from the start. Mariss should have never agreed to it.
I did not like Sebastian much because he was totally rude. I understood his protectiveness but he should not have been that pissed about Mariss being approached by men for sex or having sex with another man. He decided on an open relationship and should have known that meant both ways. What he did in Paris simply irked my nerves!
Once again the old, sad hag Brenda returns…I still hate her. B was a douche because he never gave up. I feel bad that Mariss used and lead him on, but at the same time he should have just backed off! Ummm Juliet and Mariss -- together simply blew my mind away. I was hoping it never happened again, but sheesh---they went at it this book. I can't believe Hellena had a son in Germany and sent him to live with Sebastian. It was a stupid move, but also a life changing one. Sixteen year old Fennich.
The crazy chicks Greta and Marie are freaking insane! I'm glad about their demise. The fact that the two of them resembled Mariss was sick and a desperate move on both parts. Greta definitely was crazy! She tried everything to be Sebastian's sex partner -- even down to trying to kill kids. Psychotic much! I'm glad Mariss was crazier though with her alter ego Cassandra! Love both Cassandra and Mariss to pieces (they are the same person).
That ending was like cotton candy -- fluffy and sweet. I'm glad they became exclusive, that he said those three little words and that they had a family forever between the two of them, Katie and Fennich. I couldn't have asked for a better ending for them both.
This trilogy was freaking perfect and highly suggest it to all my adult romance and erotica readers!
About the Author
Tyffani Clark Kemp has been writing since she discovered in the sixth grade that it wasn’t enough just to read about fantastic places, but she could create her own. She weaves small bits of herself into everything she writes whether it be a science fiction piece about aliens or a dramatic romance fraught with conflict and love. She lives in South Carolina with her family and her fluffy shii tzu-mix dog who thinks he’s a Saint Bernard.