Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – The Architect by Nikki Sloane

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The Architect; Nashville Neighborhood #3 
(An interconnecting standalone)

Publication Date: February 23, 2021

Genre/Tropes: D/s-BDSM/Contemporary/Forbidden/MFM Romance

Author: Nikki Sloane

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



HOLY PANTIES ON FIRE!!! Hottest book I’ve ever read hand down!!

I would suggest the Nikki sell this book with an extra pair of panties just as a precaution because – OMG – Wow!

This is an interconnecting standalone, but you do not need to have read any of the books prior to reading this one. You will meet some of the characters from prior books, but it’s not critical to know their pasts to stay updated on what is happening in the neighborhood or to catch on that Judy who runs the HOA is just downright mean and creates some form of chaos in every book.

Lilith and Clay are neighbors, which is how they know one another and it’s through a stray cat that they become better acquainted. Their relationship grows and gets heated rather quickly, as both confirm that neither do relationships, but are willing to commit to just a physical one. While that’s fantastic and everything is going great, unfortunately Clay gets called out of town for business for several weeks and another other alternative, Travis, is called in so they can still keep their intense relationship going. To understand why a “stand-in” is sent to help Clay out, there is so much more going on, more information than I can really give here, but know that everything they do has purpose and holy smokes…it’s like nothing I’ve ever read before.

While this may fall into the forbidden category with an age difference between characters (which is 10 years between the oldest and the youngest), but that aspect isn’t really discussed much, so for anyone looking for an age-gap theme, this isn’t that kind of book. The Architect falls into D/s with an unlikely MFM happening due to certain circumstances. Also know that both men are hetero and keep Lilith as the focal point of the relationship, just in case you’re searching for MMF, it’s not that kind of book, but still insanely hot nonetheless.

The dynamic of how Lilith, Clay and eventually Travis all fall into their unique relationship is something I personally have never read before. Not only was it the hottest thing I’ve ever read, but the story progression was intriguing and I honestly couldn’t wait to see how these three people were going to untangle the web they were creating for themselves. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough so I knew how everything would turn out, but I also wanted to suspend time so I could stay in this world just a little longer.


On the surface, my new boyfriend is a stiff, buttoned-up architect. He plans every detail of his life while carefully maintaining the walls he’s built around his heart. But when the biggest project of his career pulls him away, Clay’s solution is both temporary and unconventional. It even comes with a name—Travis.

This handsome stranger is sweet and thoughtful. He’s only meant to be a stand-in, to fulfill my needs under Clay’s watchful direction, yet these two men couldn’t be more different. The one thing they share? Well, I guess that would be me.

One gets off on my pain, the other on my pleasure, and it awakens a desire none of us knew existed. But it can’t last.

Eventually I’ll have to choose.

And it’s going to destroy us all.

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