Jan 27, 2016

ARC Review: NAUGHTY WISHES Part I: BODY by Joey W. Hill


In Naughty Wishes Part I, the fearlessly sensual author of Naughty Bits—and “one hell of a writer”*—now draws readers into the desires of one woman, and the two men who make her every fantasy come true.

Samantha and her roommates Geoff and Chris have always shared an innocent and casual intimacy, but for Sam it has cloaked a deeper desire that remains tantalizingly out of reach. The two men have been best friends since childhood, and that friendship keeps them frustratingly hands-off toward her and each other. She wants to respect their code of honor, but Sam craves something more primitive, and she knows they feel the same way. Maybe there’s a way to bring it out in both of them—one man at a time.

When Chris goes out of town for the week with his landscaping company, it’s time for her to initiate her adventurous goal. Her plan is to go toe-to-toe with Geoff, the alpha of their trio, and tease to life that Dominant side of him she’s waited so long for him to express. And Geoff is more than willing to claim her. But things don’t go exactly as planned. They’re even better.


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Rating: 4 stars.

Samantha, Geoff, and Chris: three longtime friends and roommates about to finally take their relationship in a direction they all long for...

I've wanted to read about just that for awhile now, so I can't say I'm too happy this story is told through four novellas. Right when it got very interesting, I was at the end of the novella, and I was screaming internally: "Chris! Nooo! Come back! I need to read more!" For a minute there I regretted not waiting for all parts to be out before starting this serial like I did with Naughty Bits. Nevertheless, I did enjoy reading this part of Naughty Wishes. I'm not too pleased I have to wait months to get to the really good parts, but I'll wait as long as it takes.

In the fictional worlds Joey W. Hill has created, Samantha, Geoff, and Chris aren't entirely unknown characters. Those readers who have read the previous four-part serial, Naughty Bits, may remember them because they appeared there as Madison's customers. I certainly wasn't able to forget them because:
a) I was jealous of Sam, and
b) right at that time I learned Ms. Hill had their story in the works, and I've been looking forward to it ever since.

Naughty Wishes Part I is set only a week after that visit to Naughty Bits, so things weren't exactly as I imagined they would be. I thought Sam, Geoff, and Chris would be further along in their romantic relationship, but I can see now this novella serial will be about them finally giving into what they all three want, and I can't wait to see how they'll fit into their new roles. The dynamic they'll have is more-or-less clear, and Sam knew it, too. That's why she was set out to conquer Geoff first. 

As I said, it was the week after the trio visited the lingerie shop, but things weren't going as well or as fast as Samantha would've liked. She had no doubts about where their relationship should go, but Geoff and Chris needed to be pushed a little. Her first step was showing Geoff, who was the alpha in their group, her true desires. She needed him on board before attempting anything with Chris. And Geoff was more than willing to play. Yay for everyone!

Now, Geoff was willing to play, and was good at it, but he was still a dominant learning the ropes. Sam had a co-worker providing her with the much needed guidance in the world of BDSM. Geoff found himself learning a thing or two from Logan, and Troy. I appreciate that the author made them and Madison a part of this story, because I do so love finding the same characters in different books.

As for Sam and Geoff, they showed the signs of that deep connection Joey W. Hill's characters I've come to know for, and why I keep coming back to her books, and why I'm such a fan of her work. I was a bit disappointed Chris didn't make an appearance until the very end, but it's all the more reason to look forward to the next chapters and see at last the three of them making their relationship work, and I know they will make it work. How they'll do it, that remains to be seen. In 21 days.

***ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.***

Until next time, happy reading!



  1. Not a huge fan of menage, so I don't know if this one would be something for me.

    1. Hmmm... Then perhaps this wouldn't be the right choice for you, but you'll never know for sure until you try it. I haven't read many ménage romances. The few that I did worked for me. Plus, I'm a big JWH fan, so I had zero doubts about reading this story. :)


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