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Restless Spirit: An Erotic Novel

3.58  ·  Rating Details ·  315 Ratings  ·  48 Reviews
Tuesday Cane walks out on her life and her abusive man when she inherits her grandmother's house at Allister Lake. There she finds plenty of distractions to take her mind off her loss with her sexy neighbour and handyman Shepherd, former TV star Reed and her old flame Adrian. But, as time passes, she senses that something is not quite right with her new life. And no amount ...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Xcite Books (first published February 16th 2012)
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Review from Way Too Hot Books

Sommer Marsden is not new author for me. I've been walking around her books ever since I started to read erotica, especially BDSM novels. I am ashamed to admit that I have Learning to Drown on my e-reader for what it seems forever, but I always leave it for another time. When I saw Restless Spirit, I knew it would be something I might enjoy. And, boy, I did.


One girl and three boys. Adrian, Shepherd and Reed are archetypes of female sexual fantasies. Tuesday is woman
3.5 for the story and 4 stars for Shepherd
"You’re not damaged, Tuesday. You’re restless."

Tuesday Cane is going back, back to her Nan, problem is Nan’s not there, she waited too long to visit and now all that’s left is her memories, her home and everything else Nan left her. Her comfort is sex, she knows the damage that can happen when you care, when you start to feel. it's been a year since she left Phil as broken as he made her, but it’s all still too fresh. So in Allister Lake she hopes to
Tuesday Cane wasn’t my favorite day of the week, even though I ended up liking her all the same. Our relationship proved a bit tumultuous at times, as she bounced between men with a slap happy insistence that caused my head to jerk about as frequently as a male teenager with ADD. She dialed 3825 (to copulate) so often that she must have had it preprogrammed into her phone at the top of her speed dial. And there was so much fucking and yanging the wang I wouldn’t have been surprised if my pages w ...more
May 12, 2012 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars. Restless Spirit by Sommer Marsden is an intense emotional and sexual journey that is quite compelling. To read my review in its entirety, please visit http://www.bookreviewsandmorebykathy....
Literary George (For Your Literary Pleasure Blog)
Full review at For Your Literary Pleasure

This book has a tonne of sex. I mean I read erotic novels a lot and my first thought after reading this was "well, that was a lot of sex." And not just run of mill romantic missionary sex, ooooh no, this is over a table, against a bookcase, steamy hot, holy shit yes, sex. Yep. I'm even giving this book a whole extra star simply for the imaginative and extremely well written sex scenes. The title does include "Erotic Novel" so it seems only fair to note th
May 21, 2012 Midnite rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the first book I have read from Sommer Marsden and it certainly wont be my last wow what a great read. Its now 3.35 am I have just finished this compelling read and had to get some comments down before I finally give into sleep.
Restless Spirit is an intense emotional journey which is well constructed and flows well within the 247 pages; an engrossing read from page 1.
I loved the main character Tuesday as she is so relateable, I loved her tough outer exterior with a hint of vulnerabilit
Jan 12, 2013 Britt rated it really liked it
4 stars

"Guilt is a wasted emotion. If you must entertain it, make it quick and get on with it."

OK so the more I think about it, the more I can't write this review properly without giving away who out of the three guys she ends up with so I am going to hide the rest of my review. However for me its pretty obvious from about 15-20% and that will be the only spoiler in the rest of my review. So if you are fine with knowing who feel free to read on.

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Jan 01, 2013 Marilyn rated it did not like it
I actually read the first 70 or so pages and that was it. I skipped to the Epilog just to find out who she ends up with. I agree with some of the other reviewers that Tuesday had no respect for herself at all and just gave it up way too easily. I mean going from one guy to another guy to another guy in one day? I mean come on! How horny can one girl be? She was a little too slutty for my tastes. I'm all for a girl being independent but this wasn't it. If there had been more of a story and less f ...more
Sep 12, 2014 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult
I like adult erotica as much as the next person, but even this book was a bit much for me. Yet, I rated it highly and continued to read it even while shaking my head and complaining about it to my husband and my co-worker. And I can't figure out why.

The writing was good and the scenes were steamy. The part that bothered me was that it wasn't like I was reading erotica - it's like I was reading porn. At one point, I felt like Joey and Chandler did in the episode of 'Friends' when they got free po
Ndulgent Bloggers
May 09, 2012 Ndulgent Bloggers rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jenn, 2012
Marsden wickedly crafts extremely sexy, graphic scenes that still manage to move the storyline along. Perhaps the trick lies in creating fully developed characters, ones that are multi-dimensional, flawed and still wholly appealing. For my full review, go to http://guiltyindulgencebookclub.blogs.... Enjoy!
Apr 18, 2012 Rebecca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you like this author, you'll like this book. As usual, its not your traditional romance book (which is what I like most about Sommer and have come to expect).
May 14, 2012 DeLovelyOlive rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sommer Marsden is a well known, well respected author of Erotic Literature and after reading her book Restless Spirit, it is easy to understand why. It starts with sex and ends with sex—hot sex—with lots and lots of it sprinkled in-between. However, amongst the many mind blowing orgasms, there is a plot. I say this because I have read plenty of books of this nature that don’t. It twisted at the end and actually managed to surprise me, which was refreshing to say the least. The characters and si ...more
Gigi staub
Jul 01, 2014 Gigi staub rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-netgalley
Tuesday Cane walks out on her life and her abusive man when she inherits her grandmother's house at Allister Lake. There she finds plenty of distractions to take her mind off her loss with her sexy neighbour and handyman Shepherd, former TV star Reed and her old flame Adrian. But, as time passes, she senses that something is not quite right with her new life. And no amount of steamy sexual encounters can hide her anxiety. Surrounded by so many interesting men and erotic enticements, Tuesday has ...more
Jan 23, 2013 B-M rated it really liked it

Word count 61,486

I have a new crush and her name is Sommer Marsden, I'm hoping it will turn into a life long live affair and based on this book I think it just might go the distance.
Tuesday Cane is my kind of girl. I loved uncovering a new life with her, I loved exploring her inner emotions with her and I loved finding contentment with her. Tuesday is damaged but not irreversibly. Tuesday is her own worse enemy just floating through life not really engaging until she collides with the choice of
This was a ARC given by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review!

I guess my opinions on relationships effect my opinion of the book in general. I believe in monogamy in a relationship. IF there is any exclusions it will be because both people involved want a threesome (still not my taste but if both consent then to each their own) However I had a hard time digesting this story seeing as how she is plowing her way through several men in the town, and each are undeniably attracted and interested
Dec 03, 2013 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The prologue starts off super spicy and reeled me in. I realized quickly the heroine in our story is quite independent which I can appreciate. The first chapters are about Tuesday’s move to the little lake town. Her name is Tuesday Cane. I love the name Tuesday but initially when reading Cane after it all I could think of was it’s a stripper name. Anyway, I digress… She runs into an old flame Adrian, who happens to be the caretaker of her property, and immediately has sex with him for old time’s ...more
May 11, 2012 Jody rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've not read many of Ms. Marsden's books, but as a reader who enjoys steamy reads, I found that what she's created meets all my steamy needs. From start to finish we're presented with three very different yet sexy and appealing men all trying to win the heart of mentally weakened through abuse by her ex, Tuesday Cane. This leads to numerous sexual interludes that become more and more intense as the story progresses.

Tuesday is a character that I both liked and was annoyed by. I admire her leavin
Rebecca  Porter
Apr 05, 2013 Rebecca Porter rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica
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Sep 27, 2012 Mamma23 rated it it was ok
Just not feeling it, 84% done on Kindle. Love scenes feel a little mechanical. I don't like the whole sleeping around thing either, she's just too much of a starts with h ends with o.

The plot is ridiculous, the set-up (a town full of drop dead gorgeous guys, all without girls... in fact, there ARE no other available girls in this town it seems), its just like knock knock, who's there...any guy who comes to her door is fair game. Yuck. No romance, I don't like that.

Not particularly fond of the f
Jan 24, 2013 0rigin3l rated it liked it
This is a difficult review for me to get out. I was so torn with this book, I liked it but I was turned off by a few things. First the main character was sleeping around a lot. I understand it was part of her "issues" it just wasn't my thing. Now on to her issues, I don't know that in my opinion it was developed enough. I got that she had some difficulties but I was never really able to understand how that made her who she was. With all of that out of the way this was for me an unconventional ro ...more
Helen Stothard
Aug 08, 2013 Helen Stothard rated it really liked it
There's a heck of a lot of sex and not a lot of story, at one point I was quite disappointed by Tuesday for sleeping with three different men in two days, but as she says she's a damaged character. There is a story loosely in there, with odd teasing snippets about Grandma that make you wonder if she wasn't promiscuous as well, overall though it's a good read, there's an element of suspense, and also an element of hiding behind the sofa cushion as Tuesday goes through the house searching for her ...more
Wow, I don't think I knew going into this how much sex I was going to be reading. There is a whole lot of sexy stream in these pages, but also a really good read. Tuesday knew what she liked and she got it, she feels she is damaged goods and wants to remain free. I would have liked to know more about Shepherd.
Margreet Asselbergs
Dec 03, 2013 Margreet Asselbergs rated it it was ok
Shelves: erotic-romance
I dunno...... Normally I write long reviews but here I'm just not sure what to say. Except perhaps that after reading half the story I was still looking for it. The story I mean....

Tuesday fucks one guy after another without much regard for anything but her own need and satisfaction. Only concern is really whether she is gonna get caught between the guys.....

I have to admit, I gave up..... Not even interested anymore in finding out who she ends up with.... No connection whatsoever.

It could wel
Stephanie Henninger
Feb 08, 2014 Stephanie Henninger rated it did not like it
This book was not only a complete waste of time, but predictable as well. I skipped through most of the sex scenes. This book was over the top on language. Puke. Can't believe it was even published. Honestly .. Anyone who liked this book, has never read a "real" book.
A.R. Von
Jul 30, 2012 A.R. Von rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing read! Sommer had me hooked on her works since Big Bad. I've yet to be disappointed. Such amazingly original, erotic and fun reading is put out there for us all to enjoy.

I look at Shepard as a overgrown (good looking) teddy bear! He's such a gruff, heroic yet gentle man that is much more then the eyes can see. Tuesday is a great character with strength to be admired as well as envied. I'll just put as she is definitely a force to be reckoned with and you DO NOT want to get on her
Aug 31, 2014 Regencyfan93 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, i-own-it
AS the title says, this is erotic, not a romance. In a romance, I look for a relationship between 2 or more people. In the 3% or so that I read, there were a couple of sexual partners, but I didn't see that there was a relationship with anyone of them. Or that a relationship will happen in the future.
Dec 27, 2013 Janet rated it liked it
Sommer Marsden offers us Erotic Suspense in this novel. The heroine is a bit of a free spirit (read sex addict!) but nonetheless, I found her engaging. The hero was strong and well written as well. The couple was easy to connect to and I was rooting for their happy ending. The suspense aspect of the plot was a bit vague at times, I would have liked more suspense woven into the story. All in all a sexy but interesting read, with pacing that seemed a bit rushed towards the ending of the book. I wo ...more
Stacy Wollett
If you like books with constant sex this is the book for you. I like a story with my sex and about half way into the book I got one. The first half of the book didn't work real well for me it kind of dragged on and was a constant hump fest. The second half of the book was really good. The questions of is she going crazy or is someone messing with her and who was messing with her was great. I also loved Shep he is amazing. If the first half of the book went as well as the second half of the book ...more
Mar 18, 2013 Jessica rated it liked it
I actually started this and then stopped because I was turned off by all the turn It was too much sex with too many different men for my taste. But then I picked it back up and couldn't put it down because behind all the erotic, graphic, sex was a real story. This might have been my first real brush with true erotica and although there were times I was hiding the page from anyone in the room, I can't say that I hated it.
Oct 20, 2013 BooksSaveMe rated it really liked it
Kinda Cool!

I read this a while ago and found it hard to move on from it, the characters keep popping into my head.

It reminds me of a Lora Leigh book in both the best and worst ways, its hot,its lead character's moral compass may need a little calabration :) - all my favourite things but like Ms Leigh the back story is not strong which detracts a little from the book as a whole.

I loved Tuesday and Shepard though!
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Professional dirty word writer, gluten free baker, sock addict, fat wiener dog walker, expert procrastinator. That sums it up.

Sommer Marsden has been called “…one of the top storytellers in the erotica genre” (Violet Blue), “Unapologetic” (Alison Tyler), “…the whirling dervish of erotica” (Craig J. Sorensen),and "Erotica royalty..." (Lucy Felthouse). Her erotic novels include Restricted Release, R
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