Lola Nash’s life edges on safe and controlled, containing few people; her brother, Boyd, a handful of friends and the facility for special needs children where she volunteers, called Aaron’s Place. However, a chance meeting shatters her control when she learns someone else’s closely held secret. The kind of secret causing her explicit and sexy dreams, all centering around Wes Thompson; known as Adonis in the ultra-exclusive world of the sex club, Olympus. Wes is intrigued by the voluptuous beauty who won’t give him the time of day. Like the God he emulates, he has never been the type to give in when he wants something or someone; Lola is exactly what he wants. Is Lola the one that can bring a God to his knees or will Wes conquer her, and then walk away as planned? Is the chance at love worth the cost of giving up everything you hold important? When the cards are down, will Wes and Lola call or fold?
My god, where do I begin? I feel awful for taking so long to review this book, stupid life getting in the way! W. Ferraro seriously nailed it with the Hamden Series. In Three of Hearts, you met Seth who I fell in and out of love with several times. In Three of Spades, you met Dylan… who was in my dreams for many nights. Now, we meet Wes, officially. I can’t say enough things about how seductive and sexy this character is. Adonis, the word sums him up and fits him PERFECTLY. I love how W. Ferraro kept the characters in all three books, even if they were insignificant – at least they were mentioned. At times when there was a conversation between one of the leading ladies, or the scrumptious men, I would drift back into thoughts and scenes from the previous books.
W. Ferraro put a little extra love into diamonds, with a character who has downs-syndrome. I can’t lie, I fell in love with Boyd right from the moment I found out that he had an extra chromosome . I had a friend in high school, who was the funniest person I’ve ever met and was just a peach who also had downs-syndrome. I love the fact that W. wasn’t afraid to put that element into the book, and that she did it with such classiness, and sass. W. makes me giggle until I snort, grab a tissue box, and just makes me fall head over heels in love with the characters. I’m sorry W., but I think my husband doesn’t like you… you’ve made quite an impression with these men and I am forever comparing them to my husband while ‘Tsk’ing. *giggle*
As always, The witty banter portrayed in this book was phenomenal. The chemistry between to two main characters however, was out of this world. Wes and Lola were beyond perfect for each other and relatable to the reader. The fact that W. took Wes’ character to the next level sexually was just a pocket of pure erogenous decadence. Wes and Lola are like Fire and Ice, they’re completely different but they push the limits of each of their elements. With personalities you can’t help but fall in love with, ALL of the Hamden characters are superb.
It’s really hard to write a review for a book in a series, that doesn’t have spoilers. There’s so many aspects that I would love to tell you about… but I don’t want to ruin the book or the series for you. Technically you could read each one of the Hamden Series as a standalone – but I don’t recommend it. What I DO recommend is that you go out and buy this ENTIRE series. If you haven’t already read the first two, do so now. If you have – Three of Diamonds just puts the icing on the cake. Seductive, frustrating, adorable and complicated, this book is simply perfect.
W. just gets better and better. No words can describe how much I love this woman’s writing. Not to mention that she’s probably one of the sweetest women I’ve ever met! I was so upset when I found out that I couldn’t meet her in the beginning of August, like I was supposed to. Alas things happen that we aren’t able to account for and I wasn’t able to go to the signing. I will meet her one day though, and give her a HUGE hug, for all her words of encouragement that she’s given me and her caring, understanding, and loving ways. W. I love you something fierce. You’re not only an amazing author, but you’re a special type of person, don’t ever change!
I have to say it…. W. Ferraro leaves me wondering…. Will there be a Three of Clubs?!
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I live in New England with my young family. I'm a stay at home mom to two very active children. For all of you who are familiar with the stress of this job, I decided to complete an item on my bucket list and write a book. When I'm not writing, you will find me cooking, reading, shopping or being silly with the kids.
I wish you all happy reading and hope you fall in love with the men of Hamden.