{Review} A Fare to Remember by Opal Carew (with Excerpt)

A Fare to Remember Opal Carew Blog Tour

As soon as we read the blurb for A Fare to Remember by Opal Carew, we knew we had to hop on the blog tour. This story is definitely unique, and we think you’ll really want to check it out. We’ve got our thoughts to share with you and a fun excerpt. But first, you know the drill–here’s the 411 on A Fare to Remember by Opal Carew!

***About A Fare to Remember***

{Review} A Fare to Remember by Opal Carew (with Excerpt)A Fare to Remember by Opal Carew
Also by this author: His to Possess, No Strings, Savage Kiss, Rock Hard, Wild Ones, Breaking Storm, Perfect Rhythm, Hard Ride #1, Hard Ride #2, Hard Ride #3, Meat
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on April 4, 2017
Genres: BD/sm, Contemporary Romance, Fake Relationship to More, M/M Erotica, Ménage, One Night to More, Opposites Attract
Character(s): Billionaires, Businessmen/Lawyers/Entrepreneurs
Pages: 288
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A chance encounter leads to a passion they can’t forget in Opal Carew's newest erotic romance!

Stevie has given up on love and just wants a simple life driving her taxi. But her plans are turned upside down when gorgeous billionaire Reid Jacobs steps into the back of her cab. Commanding and mysterious, he’s a temptation she can't resist—and soon their torrid one night stand leads to an intoxicating affair.

In Reid’s strong arms, Stevie finds herself falling harder than she ever imagined. But is she ready to trust again? And when his business partner falls for Stevie, will it change everything? One thing is clear: she’s about to take the ride of her life….


“Have you ever thought of doing something else? My company—”

“Stop right there,” she said, leaning forward, her eyes intense. “I like driving a cab. It’s what I want to do. So don’t judge me or try to help me out of my sad, impoverished life. I’m doing what I love. That’s probably more than you can say.”

He laughed. “Touché. As it turns out, though, I do love what I do. It has become a bit lackluster recently though. I could use something new to liven things up.”

“Is that what this is all about?” she asked, her gaze cautious. “Asking me in for coffee? Talking to me like I’m a date? You want to screw the lady cabbie to add a little excitement to your life?”

“If I was pursuing you, it wouldn’t be so I could screw you.” He leaned in closer. “I would slowly and purposefully seduce you, then take you to heights of ecstasy far surpassing anything you have ever experienced before.”

Rather than looking shocked, her eyebrow quirked up. “That would be more difficult than you think. Hank might have been a jerk, but he was the best lay I’ve ever had.”

He grinned. “I’m sure I could meet the challenge.”

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Stevie couldn’t believe her own words. What the hell was she doing? But this guy, he was so … so … damn, he was so gut-wrenchingly sexy her hormones were boiling over in a wild fit of primal desire.

She reached for her coffee, purposefully brushing her hand against his. Electrifying desire sparked between them. She picked up her cup, making a decision she knew she would probably regret later, but right now, she didn’t care.

“All right.” Then she stood up and turned toward the door.

He followed her to the cab and got in, then she pulled away from the curb in silence.

She passed his hotel and drove another couple of blocks, then pulled down a side street. It was a quiet, out-of-the-way place she would sometimes use to grab a nap if needed during a long shift. She had friends in the neighborhood that looked out for her. She opened the door and got out of the cab. Her handsome passenger followed.

“Aren’t you going to come up to my hotel room?” he asked.

She walked toward him and rested her hand on his warm chest. A surge of adrenaline rushed through her.

“I think here will do fine.”

“You don’t like a comfortable bed?”

She smiled, loving the fact that she was keeping a man off balance for a change. She stroked up his chest, then along his jaw, the light dusting of whiskers sending tingles through her.

“I don’t need a bed.”

Then she cupped his cheeks and kissed him, feeling every bit in control.

Until his arms came around her and she felt herself crushed against his chest. He pulled off her hat and tossed it onto the roof of the cab. Her long blonde hair fell around her shoulders in waves. He drew back and smiled, running his fingers through the soft strands.

“That’s much better.”

Then she felt herself backed against the wall. He leaned against her, his cobalt-blue gaze locked on hers.

“If this is what you want, then that’s fine with me,” he murmured.

His hands glided up and down her body, sending tingles through her. He hadn’t touched any intimate place on her body yet, other than their joining of lips, but she felt he’d taken ownership of her whole being.

Then his hand glided over her chest and he cupped her breast. The feel of his warm hand surrounding her, even through the layers of clothing, started a blaze within her. She could feel her nipples harden with need.

He kneaded her soft mound while his mouth took ownership of hers again. His tongue pushed between her lips and drove inside.

Oh, God, she was feeling out of her depth. She didn’t know what she’d expected, but him being so comfortable and in control in this dark alley wasn’t it.

His hand found its way under her jacket, then inside her shirt. He cupped her breast, just the lace of her bra a barrier between them now.

“You feel good,” he murmured against her ear. Then he rocked his hips forward and she felt a thick bulge against her stomach.

A shock of awareness rippled through her. It hadn’t really hit home what she was about to do until she felt his erection pushing against her. She was about to have sex—in a dark alleyway—with a total stranger.

She felt his fingers unfastening the button of her jeans. She sucked in a breath and grabbed his hands, then pushed them away.

**About Opal Carew**

As a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of erotic contemporary romance, Opal Carew writes about passion, love, and taking risks. Her heroines follow their hearts and push past the fear that stops them from realizing their dreams… to the excitement and love of happily-ever-after.

Opal loves nail polish, cats, crystals, dragons, feathers, pink hair, the occult, Manga artwork, Zentangle, and all that glitters. She earned a degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, and spent 15 years as a software analyst before turning to her passion as a writer. She grew up in Toronto, and now lives in Ottawa with her husband, huge nail polish collection, and five cats. One of her sons just finished his second Masters degree in Geopolitics (first at Sussex University in the UK and second at Carleton University in Ottawa.) The other son has an undergraduate degree from Carleton University and is now working at Apple. Yes, mom is proud!

Find Opal Here: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

***Our Thoughts***

Kassiah: I’ve been kind of hit or miss with a lot of Carew’s books. The ideas are always amazing, but there are always words that make me cringe–like “tight channel” and the m-word. So, when I started reading this, I decided to just set that aside and enjoy the story.

I was pleasantly surprised.

A Fare to Remember starts off with Stevie driving her cab, thinking about just having walked in on her live-in boyfriend with another woman. She packed a bag and went to work. She has some colorful patrons, but none as enigmatic as our hero, billionaire Reid Jacobs. He’s sophisticated and hot, and he seems to care about Stevie right away. They feel their chemistry immediately and hook up basically right away. In a strange turn of events, Reid invites Stevie to a business function and then back to his hotel, and you pretty much know a lot of the rest of the story.

A Fare to Remember by Opal Carew teaser

Except you don’t.

Because there’s m/m and ménage BD/sm and a lot of sexytimes. And you know that (except for the cringe-worthy words), Carew definitely delivers hotness. So, no trouble there. For sure.

A Fare to Remember by Opal Carew teaser

Where this story fell flat for me was the actual connection between Stevie and Reid. I liked them together and I liked them individually. Stevie was sassy af, and I loved that. But why were they drawn to each other? I wasn’t convinced. And when her BFF joined in, I was a little confused. I liked it, but I didn’t know what was going on. There are a few other things, but overall, I really liked this story. And I really appreciated the twist with Stevie being the cab driver. I haven’t read that in a book before!

A Fare to Remember by Opal Carew teaser

A quick read with hotness galore, A Fare to Remember is a book that romance fans will want to check out and a great way to experience Opal Carew if you haven’t already. 😉

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Overall: 3.5

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