Thursday 12 September 2013

Drawn Together - Lauren Dane

© Bianca


  •  Brown Siblings #6
  • 304 Pages
  • release date - 01 October - 2013
  • Genre: erotic Romance

4,75 Stars


Beauty is more than skin-deep…

Tattoo artist Raven Smith is blunt and hard, broken and jaded, dark and beautiful. While she doesn’t hide her painful past, she does keep a wall around her heart. She’s free sexually—but no one gets to the real Raven beneath the prickly exterior.

With a voice like smoke, Jonah Warner is a smooth-talking, highly successful attorney, with a body that should never be hidden by a suit. He’s the kind of man who never takes no for an answer and always gets what he wants. And what he wants is Raven. She’s a survivor, and he finds that incredibly alluring.

Jonah gets under her skin in a way Raven has never experienced. He makes her break all her rules—including her no-monogamy rule.

But when a figure from Raven’s past shows up at the tattoo parlor and drops a bomb into her life, their relationship will face the ultimate challenge…

Click here to see the Brown Siblings Series on goodreads
►I would also strongly recommend that you read the DELICIOUS Series between the Brown's book 5+6 ☺
I wish somebody had told me that earlier ;)

My Opinion:

Like all books in the series - I loved it!

 Those Browns and their friends are a great bunch of people.

This time it's about the 30-something girl who works in Brody Brown's tattoo shop - Tattoo Artist and Brown/Copeland Family friend Raven Smith.

She has always been a bit of an outsider - she's from a bad home - foster homes and she even had to live on the street for a bit when she ran away from Arkansas. But she made herself into a successful tattoo artist. Still working for Brody whenever she's in Seatlle - which is much more often now that most of the Brown's have babies - because she totally adores them ☺
There was this romantic thing between her and Brody many years back - but that's all forgotten and forgiven.
 But still she feels that she doesn't really belong - even though the Brown's tell her differently.

Then she meets Jonah Warner. A rich and successful lawyer - 42 years old, divorced with an almost college aged daughter.

 I think I don't have to mention that he's really HOT too! ☺

Jonah Warner was beyond hot. He was on-fire sexy. Like panties on fire.

And he wants Raven to ink his back - a huge wolf tattoo.

It's INSTANT sexual attraction between those two ♥

BUT - Raven doesn't really do relationships - she never has. Jonah wants her to commit (and more important to submit) to him - to date him exclusively. She likes that he's very dominant and she agrees to do the monogamy thing - which shocks her a bit - would anyone else tell her something the way Jonah does - she would've been out the door before he could put ice on his face or his more southern areas.

But Jonah is not afraid of her - he 'gets' the real Raven:

‘Everyone’s so afraid of you. But they don’t know that underneath that bitchy exterior is all marshmallow.’

Will the relationship work? Will Raven want to submit to Jonah? Can they both accept each other the way they are? Raven's past? Jonah's upper class family?

I am NOT telling you ☺
I don't want to spoil your reading pleasure ☺

maybe I could mention a few points ☺

There will be LOTS and LOTS of SEX in this book - lots of kinky sex too ;)

we will meet all our beloved Brown's and Copeland's again - especially all their babies ☺

Raven has some secrets in her past that she has never told to anyone - will she tell Jonah?

there's a little interesting 'twist' towards the end of the story - well - it's not really a twist - it's something that happens - something that Raven didn't expect ☺

Even though  Raven thinks she doesn't belong there - with his upper class people, she will spend Thanksgiving AND Christmas with Jonah's family - which makes for a few funny scenes ☺


I loved all the Brown family books - they were all really erotic and romantic and exciting.

And Drawn Together was no different!

There were sooo many erotic moments in the book - many people complain about too much sex in a book - pfffft - DON'T BUY EROTIC ROMANCES if you don't want to read about SEX!!!!

I have to admit there wasn't much else in the book - there was no big story - no criminal or exciting part at all - no guns - no violence ☺ I wouldn't have minded a little kidnapping or some bad guy from Raven's past to come calling - or even a little fighting between Jonah and Brody because of Brody's and Raven's past -  but no.....

It was just a wonderful erotic Romance. With lots of feelings and fears and lots of talking - LOTS of talking (Lots of sexy talking too☺)

BUT, if you loved the first 5(8) books in the series - LIKE I DID - you will SOOO LOVE this one too! It was worth the wait to finally read Raven's story ☺ YAYYY

Now hurry up Ms Dane - those Browns still have some stories left to tell!!! (MILES! *hint*)




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 before it gave up the ghost. Even better, she sold that book and never looked back.
Today Lauren is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over forty novels and novellas across several genres. Though she no longer has to deal with Polly Pocket and getting those tiny outfits on and off, she still has trouble blocking out the sound of iCarly so she can write a love scene.


 Lauren Dane has been writing stories since she was able to use a pencil, and before that she used to tell them to people. Of course, she still talks nonstop, and through wonderful fate and good fortune, she’s now able to share what she writes with others. It’s a wonderful life!

The basics: Lauren is a mom, a partner, a best friend and a daughter. Living in the rainy but beautiful Pacific Northwest, she spends her late evenings writing like a fiend when she finally wrestles all of her kids to bed.