06 June 2009

Review: Lora Leigh - Nauti Intentions

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Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Berkley Trade (April 7, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0425226050
ISBN-13: 978-0425226056


Since he saw Janey Mackay taking a dip in her bikini, Major Alex Jansen has had to quell the fire she ignites in him. Even touching her would mean death at the hands of the Mackay men. Until now, the girl of his dreams—and fantasies—has lived in a vacuum of affection, shying away from the danger she thinks men represent. Alex sets out to prove her wrong, with his torturously slow caresses.Everyone thinks Janey’s safe now, with her abusers dead. But when someone starts leaving spine chilling notes, Alex won’t rest until she’s completely safe. And completely his—body and soul…

Janey is the baby sister of Natches Mackay and after the revelations in Nauti Dreams she is finally able to make a life for herself and make her dreams become reality. Those dreams entail expanding the restaurant of her father and…Alex Jansen, or at least that is what Alex is hoping for, since Janey has been all he’s dreamed of since she was eighteen years old.

And those dream are not only about protecting Janey but also contains some heat rising, and most defintely r-rated fantasies. Fantasies her brother Natches will not agree to…

The Mackay clan has worked its way in to my heart from the get-go in Nauti Boy. With Janey’s story each has found their own happily ever after and the major suspense thread throughout the novels found its conclusion in Nauti intentions. Or at least I’m suspecting this for you never know with Lora Leigh. Janey and Alex were never that much on my radar until the end of Nauti Dreams and with Nauti Intentions their story unraveled in heat, blossoming romance and colorful emotions.

Janey Mackay has never been allowed to spread her wings and now she is finally free to do as she pleases. She has an indomitable spirit, a combination varying from endearing and responsible, to a female force to be reckoned with. After all Janey had to go through I was delighted to see the change as she took charge of her own life. If Janey in one thing then I would say she is a woman I could easily relate to, she is passionate and embracing life while not everything is roses and daisies.

Alex Jansen is one of Somerset’s favorite sons, a special force soldier who survived untold things in war time. He is strong, reliable but also fierce and passionate which is all wrapped up in a delectable package. Alex has leadership qualities, both in his job and as a man. Something that holds an appeal, especially when encountering a woman with a mind of her own. Alex is impressive, bold and cunning, he is very much a man after my own heart and countered by Janey they ignited together!

In Nauti Intentions the relationship development is the eye catchers of this book. Not only is the attraction between Janey and Alex scorching it is mouth watering at the same time. They feel strings attached to each other created through several events in the past. It holds bittersweet moments combined with clashing opinions and some extremely hot bed scenes. I was completely emerged in their story while the suspense came second place for me this time.

In extension of above comment I have one issue with Nauti Intentions and that is that some things were becoming repetitive plot wise, not as to the whodunit factor but it was obvious from which direction it was going to come from. It took something away on the suspense factor for me, allowing it to become second place. I am hoping that with the future release of Nauti Deceptions a fresh start is initiated regarding the plot. It felt somewhat overused but I also understood that it had to come full circle with Janey. It was the emotional growth of Janey and Alex that fueled the story and made it such a delectable read.

If there is one secondary character that had me at hello it was Rogue Walker, she is just a no nonsense kind of woman who will grab a bull by the horns and do it with flair and a dazzling smile. A leather clad bicker chick who has a mysterious past and definitely has some scars on her heart. How and who gave them is shrouded in mystery but I’m hoping Ms. Leigh will let us find out one day!

Of course all the Mackay cousins are there and the marital bliss pours from the pages. Natches in particularly is endearing in his angst but also is the typical big brother to Janey that gives some funny moments throughout the novel. The Mackay family honors the saying; ‘One for all and all for one’ because when danger arises once more everybody is on high-edge to get the perpetrator apprehended…Mackay style.

The erotica factor is imbedded in Nauti Intentions as recurrent readers of Lora Leigh novels have come accustomed to. It is intensely hot, it accelerates the emotional impact of the story and contains various positions. I would definitely recommend this series if you want to try out light erotica or scorching romance. It doesn’t contain multiple partners, out of the ordinary toys or dom/sub. Just one on one erotically charged scenes that spice up the Nauti tales from start to finish.

Janey and Alex have captured me with their beautiful and truly heartfelt romance from the moments they met each other again in this book. With the ending of Nauti Intentions the original clan has met and concurred their happily ever after and they gave me an amazing ride. Kudos to Lora Leigh and her Nauti boys!

PS: I just hit the www highway and found out that Nauti Deceptions is about Rogue Walker and Zeke Mayes. This news just made my day!

Quote Janey:
“I’m a Mackay, Alex. I don’t want to get naughty; I’m naughty by birth. By genetics. Remember?

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  1. Nice review!! I have never read Lora Leigh..am I the only one left who hasn't? :) She is in my tbr...might be time to start giving her some love.

  2. Hi Mandi,
    How nice of you to drop by. Welcome! And I know what you mean, Pearl is the one who dropped the "Breed bomb" on me and she has quite a few series. I decided to go for the Breed and Nauti series and see if she was to my liking. And voila, I have two new series to keep track of LOL

    She's definitely worth some lovin :D

  3. PS: She as in Lora Leigh has quite a few series LOL

  4. Hi Leontine! Wonderful review. I have Nauti Dreams which I'm hoping to get to soon. I've only read a few books by Lora Leigh but I think she does a phenominal job with her characters! I'll be lookin forward to this one.

  5. Hi Barbara,
    OMG, you're talking about Natches and Chaya. This was an ultimate 5 star read from LL in her Nauti series. The way she starts it, breath taking!!

    If you want to read my review on Nauti Dreams here's the link:

    5 minutes later:
    I just wanted to re-read my review if it would contain any serious spoilers and suddenly feel myself ready to re-read Nauti Dreams LOL

    It doesn't contain spoilers only a hint that something happened between Natches and Chaya.

  6. I love Lora Leigh. She's one of my guiltiest pleasures. And bonus! She comes out with new releases almost monthly. Girl's got a gift.

    I've also really enjoyed the Nauti series with 'Nauti Nights' being my favorite. And I've always had a soft spot of Alex. I have 'Nauti Intentions' and I really need to find a quiet evening to myself so I may enjoy my guilty pleasure.

    Oh, I remember Rogue. She is definitely interesting and I'm dying to know what shaped her into who she is. Yay! Her book is next too. Can't Wait!

    Thanks for the wonderful review Leontine!

    ;) VampFanGirl

  7. Hi VFG,
    Lora Leigh has so many series but I'm tackling two at the moment. The Breed series, which I have read like 5 books up till now, so I still have 10 to go LOL and I'm up to par with the Nauti series.

    I have heard much on her Bound Heart series and her Tempting Seals but will wait with those when I'm finished with catching up in the Breed series LOL

    You'll love Rogue in Nauti intentions, she struts her stuff with such attitude and small hints are dropped that whets the appetite for more. Counting the days until release date is revealed. The only thing I found was this @ goodreads.com:
    1. Nauti Boy
    2. Nauti Nights
    3. Nauti Dreams
    4. Nauti Intentions
    5. Nauti Deceptions - (future release)
    6. Nauti Kisses - (future release)

  8. Totally Agree with VFG..

    Lora Leigh is my guilty pleasure...

    I read and stop, then start again, one thing Ms. Leigh is always able to do is break me out of any slump I am in...

    Not read this yet - only this one to go - those boys are hot, hawt, hot


  9. I love to read a Lora Leigh novel when I'm in the mood for a change in genre. She is my chocolate, my reward after a busy day, my coca cola break moment...do I need to say more? *grin*


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