MINE UNTIL MORNING by Jasmine Haynes
Mine Until Morning by Jasmine Haynes
Courtesan Tales, Book 3
Reviewed by Jo
“The Only Way Out”
Dani Dawson has just lost her husband, which is bad enough but now she has to find a way to pay the mountains of bills left from his illness. Dani has a way to do this and that is to continue being a courtesan. Mac Dawson is Dani’s brother-in-law and just before his brother died, he asked that Mac look out for Dani and to make a mysterious phone call. Mac is now faced with Dani’s reality and wants to help her out – something that independent Dani isn’t looking for. The result is a partnership of the sexy kind. Mac now knows that he wants Dani for himself, but can he continue to love her knowing what she does to pay the bills?
Necessity sometimes makes strange bedfellows. Dani learned this firsthand when, for many reasons, she began working as a courtesan. I could feel her desperation as she made arrangements for each date. Mac had no idea just how wrong things were with Dani and his brother. Shocked with the reality, Mac wants to make things better. I loved how Dani and Mac came off the pages while working their way from hurting sister and brother-in-law to passionate lovers. Their passion built until I wasn’t surprised at the combustion between them. “The Only Way Out” brought Dani and Mac together in an erotic partnership that will lead them to a sexy future. An outstanding beginning to this book.
“The Wrong Kind of Man”
Cleo Carpenter has many hats to wear each day: breadwinner, mother, and head of household. Lately, none of these have been easy and Cleo has begun to feel like she is losing each and every battle. Imagine her surprise when a sexy regular at the restaurant where she works asks her out for a move date. That night is an erotic adventure for Cleo.
Walker Randall isn’t used to being stood up but when his latest client is a no-show, Walker has a free night to ask Cleo to dinner. By the end of the night, he is sure Cleo is the woman for him. However, she has no idea Walker is a paid courtesan. Before telling Cleo the truth, Walker takes a break from his job and inserts himself into every aspect of Cleo’s life.
Cleo is feeling overwhelmed by Walker’s fast pace when she finds out about his job. With so much depending on her, can Cleo accept who Walker was so they can discover their future?
A night of horror classic movies has never been so erotic. I liked how Walker decided to follow his instincts with Cleo when he suddenly had a free night. I could understand Cleo’s hesitations with Walker but loved how her mother gave both Walker and Cleo a shake when they lost track of the most important thing – their passion together. It said a lot to me that Walker was more than willing to walk away from his lifestyle for Cleo. I loved when Cleo discovered that the only ones she who were hurting was herself and Walker. The author even brought in some erotic humor while the couple made up. I have no doubt that Walker and Cleo will have many passionate years together. “The Wrong King of Man” brought elements of both humor and erotic passion into a story of discovery. With these first two stories of this anthology, I can’t wait to read the last one.
“No Second Chances”
Madame Isabel has come a long way since she left her tiny hometown under a cloud. Now she owns and runs Courtesans, one of the most exclusive sexual fantasy agencies in the country. However, there is one person Isabel has missed and he just came back into her life. Royce Harmon was a teenager the last time he saw Isabel and he was also her first lover. Meeting up with her so many years later, Royce sees she has a successful business, but he never would have guessed what the business was. When Isabel lays it all on the line, Royce and Isabel has to decide what the next step will be. This leads them on an erotic journey into each other’s lifestyles. When Isabel’s greatest secret finally comes out, she and Royce will have to turn that final corner in their relationship, or walk away from each other forever.
When your past comes calling, passion is always ready to answer. Isabel and Royce had a brief time together before they were separated for thirty years. I loved how Isabel came clean with Royce and then offered up the chance for him to really see her and visa versa. What really showed to me how much Isabel and Royce wanted the relationship to work was when both gave into their hearts. Their erotic passion was apparent in everything they did together. Seeing Madam Isabel find the love of her life showed me that it’s never too late. “No Second Chances” brought Isabel and Royce together again with a passion so intense they burned through the pages. An amazing ending to a book that smoked from the first page until the very last one.
Mine Until Morning is an erotic journey as three couples find out that there are many ways to have a passionate life together. Melting hot is just one way to express the eroticism I found with each story. I loved that each courtesan had reasons for why they did what they did, and their partners discovered a way to embrace who they were. I really enjoyed that while each story was erotic, they were also touching as the story unrolled. Mine Until Morning is a book I didn’t want to put down and has gone directly into my erotic library as a “keeper to be re-read with pleasure.” With the intensity of feeling through out combined with the eroticism that steamed off the pages, I had to make Mine Until Morning Joyfully Recommended as an erotic must read.