asmileassweetaspoison_800When fiery passion can turn on a dime, how far would you dare to gamble your heart? 

Book two in the Surface Tension serial.

When proof of a college indiscretion comes back to haunt her, Hazel’s whole world threatens to crumble under the threat of discovery.

Recently tangled in a three-way relationship with her best friend’s one-time lover and his prickly roommate should’ve turned Hazel’s hair prematurely gray.  Sure, it’s not the sweeping fairy tale romance she might have imagined as a little girl, but it might just be the next best thing. Dylan and Ward are not only the right blend of domineering and considerate, they also seem eager to treat Hazel to a comfortable life. Whether it’s in the bedroom or the play room, they are devoted to her pleasure and enthusiastic to help enact her deepest, darkest fantasies.

But while navigating the uncertain waters of such a complicated arrangement proves easier than expected, other areas of Hazel’s life aren’t so well anchored. As she struggles to keep a shameful secret that could irrevocably change the way Dylan and Ward see her, the tethers of the past call Hazel to home and hearth and the artful lure of an old flame.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of bondage, BDSM and impact play, as well as a scene of consensual rape fantasy.

The Surface Tension series is one of the best erotic romance series I’ve read and surely should not be missed. Helena Maeve has me hooked. – Evelise Archer at Sexy Erotic Xciting

I enjoyed A Smile as Sweet as Poison, and fell in love with the characters.  There is mystery, suspense, and some saucy sex scenes to boot!  I am looking forward to the next book and to see where the mystery surrounding the characters takes us! – Deb at The Jeep Diva

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