Book Review: Birthday Wishes ~ The List: Book 1

Author: Braxton Cole
Published: March 3, 2013
Pages: 93
Language: English


Mari meets Luca on an adult website. She’s still smarting from a divorce and only looking to explore her desires. They create wish lists of their sexual fantasies and agree to work through them together. No strings, no attachments, nothing but pleasure, and Mari anticipates their first meeting with impatience. But through a miscommunication involving a private text message and Mari’s nosy brother, Luca ends up at her 30th birthday party, before their planned rendezvous. Much to her surprise, they seem to connect better than she expected, and in ways she hadn’t expected. He’s strong, commanding, but also gentle and respectful and he makes her ache in ways she never thought possible.

But when Luca later expresses a desire for something more than just casual sex, Mari's impulse is to run the other way. After all, her failed marriage is evidence that she really shouldn’t go much deeper. Can Luca convince Mari otherwise? Can he help her see that he's her ultimate birthday wish come true?

Birthday Wishes is Book 1 in The List Series is intended for an adult audience only and contains mature themes, including graphic and explicit sex.


First of all, I love, LOVE this cover. It is definitely perfect for the contents inside.

Mari is left stunned when her online hottie, whom she's never met, shows up at her birthday party thanks to an invite from her brother. Luca knows all her dirtiest sexual fantasies by heart because they've created a bucket list of sorts to tick off one by one. Their intention was to meet at some point, but Mari did not expect that moment to be with her mother in the room with her panties nearly melting off, both from the unexpected arrival and her scorching attraction to her present. This novella is hot even when Mari and Luca are not otherwise stripping due to their zingy dialogue and chemistry. And not only is it deliciously naughty and spicy, it's also laced with humor because of Mari's voice, which adds another level of enjoyment to the read. Her head was fun to be in. I loved Luca too. Yum. I didn't realize this was a series when I read it, but this doesn't leave you hanging if you just want a short and fun read that can stand alone. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing where else their list leads. No doubt it will be a destination of hotness.

MY RATING: 5 Stilettos


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