by Kelly Moran
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Pub Date 18 Jan 2016 | Archive Date 31 May 2022
A "Must Read" on USA Today's HEA list & Best Indie Book Award Finalist!
His best friend...His muse...His fantasy...
"A sexy, emotional romance that tears up the pages." ~KIM KARR, New York Times Bestselling Author
Billionaire photographer Noah Caldwell has spent ten years biding his time for the chance to tell his best friend Raven Crowne the truth. He wants her. With the threat that brought him to her in the first place finally behind him, they begin a hot affair he's only dreamed about. And reality is far better than fantasy. Yet beautiful Raven has her own dark history, one he's trying desperately to release from her. But as their passion deepens and turns into more, his past rises up from the shadows to claim one last victim…and Noah could lose the only person he can't live without.
*A stand-alone novel with a HEA*
"The erotic aspect of Exposure is overwhelmingly adventurous, intense, and emotional, and the suspense adds an edginess that steadily amplifies reader anticipation. Once again, Moran delivers a poignant and passionate must-read."
~USA TODAY's HEA Blog
Reviewer Content Warning: This book contains open door love scenes, violence, and mild language.
A Note From the Publisher
"Will leave readers on the edge of their seats on one page and crossing their legs on another."
"A sexy, emotional romance that tears up the pages!"
~KIM KARR, New York Times Bestselling Author
"Kelly Moran delivers another captivating read."
~Booklovers Book Blog
"A steamy and suspenseful read that really drew me in."
~The Rambling Book Junkie
"Mind blowingly awesome!"
~Morphy's Book Blog
"This book took me through the gambit of emotions. Five stars just isn't enough."
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Average rating from 19 members
This book was great - it has intrigue and mystery, great character development and chemistry, and lots of action. I couldn't put it down! Definitely a great summer read!
A quick, easy and steamy read that is packed full of suspense, mystery and drama. I really enjoyed it.
This is a very steamy and sexy romance. Lots of action and suspense.... Both main characters are great on their own and have terrific chemistry together. It does have a HEA so not to worry if things seems kind of dangerously violent in the middle..... :) It's a very intense and suspenseful book... hard to put down.... so don't start it at night....
Thanks to the publisher for the arc.
This was a sooo much better than I thought it was going to be and I was skeptical about what this book was going to be like (raunchy or more romantic). It is actually a decent blend of these two pre-conceived notions and for once I actually really enjoyed the back story of Noah. This book is definitely hot, steamy and readable.
Recommended if you like romance/erotic books that are raunchy and steamy. Better than I th0ught it was going to be given that I have not read anything by this author before and was pleasantly surprised. The plot and characterization were great and held my interest too.
Thanks to Netgalley, Kelly Moran and her self-publishing for a copy of this after publication.
I really like this author writing style so descriptive and accurate and even if this is the first time Kelly Moran attempted to write Erotica she executed it well as usual.
I went into this book blindly but I really enjoyed it. Friends to Lovers story with a good amount of hot sex and a dash of suspense.
Noah and Raven live such lonely lives thanks to their past that don't let them to trust no one until they choose to start a whole new relationship as sex partners that will push their boundaries to the point of break them or give them a happy ending.
WoW! WoW! WoW! What an absolute mind spinning, beautiful story this was! when i read a book i like a book to keep me gripped from the beginning and this book certainly does that. Hot and steamy too!
Noah has spent the last 10 years waiting for a chance to tell his best friend Raven that he wants her and now is his chance. They both fall hard for each other but will someone try to destroy their new love or can Noah keep them save? Fast-paced read with loads of drama, suspense and emotion. Great characters with plenty of depth and amazing chemistry. I liked it.
I thought that this story was excellent - I loved this book!
It was a great story that was romantic and sexy with love and trust
It had great characters and a great story line - the book was spot on for me
I was completely hooked by the story and found it a brilliant read
It is 5 stars from me for this one - very highly recommended and a brilliant read!
Raven and Noah's story is beautiful! This book is an amazing mix of romance mystery and thrilling action that just works so well. It's not often you read a book that intrigues you from cover to back but this was Def one of them. A lot of people will be able to relate to both characters Raven being a woman who needs control and doesn't like to relinquish it. She doesn't trust easily because of her past and a horrific experience.
Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an arc in exchange for an honest review.
This novel had me hooked from the very beginning. Chapter two had me going "whoa" and sneaking hints down the page to see what happened next all the way to the very last page. At the beginning we meet Raven, an art enthusiast who has quite literally built her own gallery from the ground up. We are also introduced to her assistant, Nicole, who is very outgoing, fun-loving, and easy to love as a reader. A little ways into the book we meet Noah, Raven's best friend and adventure extraordinaire. Oh, and did I mention he's crazy rich?
What we learn about these characters is Raven has been receiving handwritten letters on her birthday and other major life events from a secret and spicy admirer. Each note is short and sweet painting visions of how she is desired by this mysterious man. On her birthday she receives another letter hand delivered by the agent of Hoan Dewell, one of the most prolific photographers, and it leaves her shocked, intrigued, and wanting more. Raven is supposed to meet with Hoan to discuss a showing for her work at her gallery, and now that she knows he is her secret admirer she realizes it's a date and not a business arrangement. Noah, on the other hand, thinks Raven should skip the dinner, and forget about Hoan.
Much to my surprise, because I didn't read the synopsis, Hoan turns out to be Noah Cadwell. This shocking news sends Raven into a twister of emotions. Noah proposes they start a explicitly physical relationship for one month, and then go back to being just friends.
And we all know how a story like that turns out. Yes, the two start to develop feelings for each other. No, the relationship does not stop after a month. And yes, hopeless romantics can not help but fall in love with the two.
This novel has a beautifully developed plot. It engages the reader, strips down the characters to their very base, and makes us feel as if we truly know and understand them as intimately as they do each other.
Kelly Moran brings to life two people who were not meant to know love. Raven feels as if she is damaged and broken, and Noah has had his whole life stripped away from him. Together they find that it's okay to lean on one another in times of need.
Not only does Moran display her powerful talent in romance, but she creates action-packed scenes when we learn alongside Raven the truth behind Noah's fears. His family was murdered, and he has been on the defensive his entire life to protect himself and those he cares about from the hitmen hired to erase him from existence.
This book is receiving 5 stars from me because I never once grew bored with the plot. There was always something to keep me reading. I also found myself melting, cringing, smirking and fearful alongside the characters. The storyline consists of a lot of different branches, and most intertwine, but at the end I did not feel as if I was missing something. Each branch had met its end, and there was no let down or feeling of incompleteness.
Kelly Moran did a fantastic job with her novel. She had every bit of action, spice, and friendship needed to create a beautifully written piece.
Exposure exposes a lot of hot and steamy sex, intrigue, and suspense!
A little backstory:
Noah and Raven have been best friends for 10 years. Raven is spun for a loop when Noah gives her a propasal of spending a month together, no strings attached, just pure raw, sexual, animal hunger! At first, she relents as she doesn't want to jeopardize their friendship. The more she relents, the more she desires him. Finally Raven agrees and the hot and steamy sex begins. Little does she know, Noah may be the missing link in her life.
As the days pass, Noah's past comes to light and throws Raven into another loop of what the heck is going on! After all Noah has lost and could lose he does everything he can to keep the one person he truly loves safe.
A great erotic novel that had me wanting to know more about Noah's past but also Raven's.
Noah's past is the basis for the novel, while Raven's felt like an afterthought.
All in all a great read that had me swiping the pages.
I would like to thank Netgalley and Kelly Moran for the opportunity to make this review possible!
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