4.5 Star Review – Shut Off (Just This Once #3) by Cee Smith

4.5 Star Review – Shut Off (Just This Once #3) by Cee Smith


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Synopsis 1

With her career and his reputation on the line, not to mention a looming court case that could decide both of their fates, Blaire and Joel run the risk of losing it all. The secret’s out at the firm, and Joel wants Blaire as far removed from the case as possible, but she may be just what he needs to win.

Was it doomed from the start?

Blaire’s the first person Joel’s ever had a real connection with, but if he loses this case, their relationship may be over before it even begins.

Nothing worth having ever comes easy, but just how far are they willing to go?


**Book 3 in the Just This Once Series**






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Shut In  

Blaire didn’t know much about one-night stands, but she knew how they’re supposed to go. A night where inhibitions are thrown out, no names, no attachments, and in the morning you both go your separate ways, never to speak again. At least that’s what was supposed to happen.

Mother nature had other plans.

She established boundaries: No details, no more sex. But Joel was never much for following the rules. With a body built for sex and an appetite to match, one night with him would never be enough. Torn between the case that could make her legal career and a man who thinks of clothes as optional, how long could she stick to the rules?


**Book 1 in the Just This Once Series**

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Shut Out


Working at a law firm comes with its own set of rules, and Blaire has broken rule number one. Consorting with the opposition could get her fired. In the blink of an eye, all of her hopes, dreams, goals, and aspirations could be dismissed.

She knows this.

Joel, EJ—whoever he is—is the enemy. Persona non grata. Her mind is aware of his standing. But her body? Not so much. It remembers every moment shared. Every flirty smile and witty comeback. Every whispered word with carefully placed hands.

Falling into bed with him was easy. Getting him to stay away will be the hardest thing she’s ever faced.


**Book 2 in the Just This Once Series**

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Excerpt 1

I gave her a sly wink as I practically hopped on top of her, pressing her into the sheets. Her legs parted around me and her breath hitched and nipples pebbled, showing me the full effect I had on her body. I grinned at the thought and pulled the sheet back, revealing her delicate white skin and pinkened rosebuds ready to be picked and plucked and licked and sucked. My cock was bruised from over-usage (believe me, over-usage is a thing, just like blue balls).

It was with Herculean force that I convinced her to stay with me, and I still expected she would up and leave at any moment. I was hell-bent on getting my fill of her in the event she decided to leave at the drop of a hat. After weeks of trying to get back into her good graces, I knew how uncertain she was about us being together.

“Now it’s your turn to feed me. Hold your tits just like this. Fuck.” I groaned as her hands replaced mine, pushing her tits together until her nipples were practically touching. She offered them up to me like a chalice to a king. Her eyes were heavy, and her chest heaved with want. I paused, taking stock of the way my mouth salivated at the vixen before me. Her skin blushed the color of California sunsets, and I wished I had my camera handy. I wanted to remember her this way—needy, full of desire and temptation, and ready for every decadent promise I had in store for her.

I descended on her, clutching her shoulders as if she would wiggle her way out from beneath me. The eighty pounds I had on her ensured she wasn’t going anywhere, but it wasn’t the physical Blaire I was trying to hold down. I wanted to embed my talons so deeply into her heart that to leave me would rip her apart.

“You look so ripe for the taking, like a little piece of fruit ready to be plucked. You like it when I fuck you raw, don’t you, Blaire? You like being a dirty little girl with me. I’m exactly what you need, Blaire. You were waiting for me. Waiting for a man who would know what to do with this sinful little body. I’m not even close to showing you everything I can do with you. See, you still have some notion that you can actually live without this dick, and I’m going to show you how wrong you are.”

“Is that right? Well…show me what you’re made of.”

She gave me a devilish smirk. She had no idea what it did to me to see her like that—lying in my bed, with a spark of fire in her eyes, and her little hands clutching the fullness of her tits. It was hard enough to remember that I was a human and not a fucking savage when it came to pleasuring her, but the way she taunted me made me want to roll her off onto the floor and fuck her clean into the rug like a goddamn animal.





4.5 stars


Well it’s time for the conclusion to my latest addiction the Just This Once books and I can say with absolute certainty that this has been one of my favourite series of the year. I loved this story, the characters and most of all how it was released.

You will put down Shut Off with a satisfied sigh after devouring it and wishing for a Joel to call your own. I’ve said it before, that man is hot. And the hotness factor ratchets up by a thousand in this book and I’m not just talking about in the bedroom either.

As the court case for Joel looms and with Blaire’s job still on the line, these two continue to ride the rocky slope of attraction and risk. They are quickly sliding into relationship territory, something neither expected nor seem to be fighting too hard. But when the case is over will they be no more or will the lightning hot chemistry that brought them together keep them together?

I won’t say much more as a lot happens to wrap up the story and I don’t want to give anything away. But I will say that there’s a whoa moment in the trial that will leave you gritting your teeth. Man I hate that cow of an ex.

Anyhoo, I have loved every minute of this series and have found a new author to add to my must read shelf. I have my fingers crossed that the author does something along these lines again, I will be the first in line to buy it that’s for sure.

I think I need to go back and binge read the series again right now. I’m already missing it. Yes it’s that good.





Cee Smith is a lover of the written word. Since first learning how to string a sentence together, she’s been putting pen to paper and hasn’t looked back. Though she’s no longer obsessed with blood and gore, the dark side still calls to her, often finding refuge in her current writings. Her addiction to reading is what finally inspired her to take a chance at publishing.

A California native, currently residing in North Carolina with her husband. She loves salacious stories, true love and forbidden romances—the more angst the better. Other than reading and writing, some of her other obsessions are peanut butter (don’t get her started), Michael Fassbender, and watching tv.

She loves talking about the creative process and what books she’s reading, so feel free to shoot her a line. Or if you just want to say hi that’s fine too. She swears she’ll respond.


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