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Platinum (Facets of Passion #2)

3.58  ·  Rating Details  ·  130 Ratings  ·  66 Reviews
Althea Grant's Charleston gallery might be suffering from the bad economy, and her artistic aspirations have gone nowhere, but she's doing just fine, thank you. When bad-boy sculptor Steel rides up on his motorcycle looking to rent studio space, his infusion of cash is more than welcome. But his art is raw, visceral, sexual—and completely inappropriate for her pastel world ...more
ebook, 117 pages
Published February 25th 2013 by Carina Press
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Blacky *Romance Addict*
This had potential.



I am very sorry to say that I didn't like this book. It wasn't THAT bad, but it certainly wasn't good either.

The Story

What? Where was it?

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I didn't see it!
There was an introudction to the characters, and then sex, kinky and lots of it. You'd think that was a recipe for great? Not so much.
So, let me tell you something about the "story" here.

Althea Grant owns an art gallery and is having money problems.
Steel (yes, only Steel, like Madonna) enters, offers her 10000 dollars t
Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥
*ARC courtesy of Carina Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

3 Stars

I think that this story had a lot of potential but somehow, fell short. Not long enough to deliver what it promises you and - I can't believe I'm even saying it - too much sex for the story to make sense.


Yes, you heard me right... Too much SEX!!


Well, let's try make, some sense...

Art grabs you like lust—inexplicable and irresistible. You could deny it, but then the unfulfilled desire just ate you up.

This book en
Duchess Nicole
This book had a promising start...Althea the timid, conservative art gallery owner meets Steel, the tattooed biker artist who wants to display his art in Althea's gallery. The problem is that Steel's art is blatantly sexual in content. Even if it is "brilliant," as Althea tells him, it simply has no place in her gallery.

Since that scenario doesn't work out for Steel, he decides that he needs her basement to live in and work on his art. Ummmm...okay. I guess there has to be a way for these two t
Amber Rose
I was really excited to start this book. I felt it had great promise...
But then....

You know when you read the description sounds good but then you read it and it's like ummm okay? Yeah that is me right about now.

This book is not all that long. Quite short to be honest. But I found my self stop reading a lot. I wanted to do other things then read this story. It didn't hold my interest that well.

Steel comes rolling up in his motorcycle wanting to rent space to work on his art. His art is raw se
Amy (BW)
Jan 17, 2013 Amy (BW) rated it liked it
Shelves: jan-2013
I really want to give this more than just three stars, but I just can't bring myself to do it.

What Jeffe Kennedy has created was definitely HOT, but unfortunately, that's all it was.

Althea is a shy, albino Art Gallery owner with Platinum blonde hair. Steel is a rough around the edges guy who shows up at her studio one day asking to show his work. She is conservative to a fault and though she is immediately attracted to him, she knows right away that after just one look at his portfolio, she ca
3 stars

*ARC provided by Carina Press through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

I would compare my opinion of this book to my opinion to another erotic novella that I read recently, Willing Victim.

This story had the trappings of a great story. I really thought Steel was going to become my new book boyfriend, and he probably would have, if Kennedy had let me get to know him just a little bit better. Whilst the sex scenes in this book were through the roof hot, the whole story itself came
Jenn Scranton
Feb 25, 2013 Jenn Scranton rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Wow! Hot Hot Hot!! If your looking for a book to put some steam under your collar, then you have found it!!!! I'm surprised the book didn't spontaneously combust!


I love all of the tension between Steel and Althea. They are so different and yet so similar! She lets her guard down around him and her whole world gets flipped upside down.

From demure to down and dirty....

In the basement she is his love slave. She has to do whatever he tells her. She wants it all and more... But she is stil
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Honestly, this book was a pleasant read in the BDSM light genre (it is practically it's own genre now!). I expected garbage and this actually exceeded my expectations. Don't get me wrong, this book is all about the sex. The plot is VERY thin. It is smut all the way. If you are looking for plot, look elsewhere.

What little there is of a plot is as follows: Albino art gallery owner, Althea, rents her basement out to a sexy, motorcycle riding sculptor named Steel (give me a break!) because she is i
Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!}
Disclaimer: This ARC was given to me for free in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley.

Rating: 2.5 stars

While, this book wasn't terrible, I am bored with the erotica genre at the moment.

I think the worst part of this book that it was so cliched.
djdavis~*Sivad*Sex Pocket
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Rating- ** 2.5 out of 5
Provided by- NetGalley
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I’m just so tired of the same‘ol story over and over and over again. I was really hoping that Platinum would be different. I mean you’ve got a bad boy artist and an albino art dealer struggling to fulfill her dreams in the art world. That right there was enough to capture my attention initially.

The story (if you can even call it a full story)
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2.5 Stars

Here’s the thing with Platinum, it’s a good concept, really it is, but it’s a relatively short book so the story felt rushed and not enough was explained.

Althea's life is a cookie cutout of what she believes is the right way to live. Basically the chick is boring with zero excitement in her life; that is until she meets Steel. Bring on the sexy. Steel is fascinated by Althea and her rules of perfection. He is determined to break through all of her barriers. And break through HE DOES. S
Mar 04, 2013 Katie_la_geek rated it did not like it
Shelves: adult, ebook-arc
I honestly do not know where to start with this review, to say I disliked Platinum would be an understatement. In fact, I am struggling to think of anything positive to say about it at all which is very rare for me.

Firstly, I am not really sure what the point of this book is, it is about sex and not much else. There was no real storyline, no emotional connections, and no character development. The sex itself is labelled BDSM but in my opinion a BDSM relationship is based around respect and compa
Jillian (NetGalley Addict)
Feb 22, 2013 Jillian (NetGalley Addict) rated it did not like it
Shelves: erotica
NetGalley provided me with a copy of this book for my honest review

Althea owns a failing art gallery, she is has a boring life, with a boring boyfriend. Steel comes to the gallery and once he sees Althea he wants her, to pose for him and in his bed. He rents space in the basement to work on his sculptures, they get close and Althea starts to see a new side to herself. Althea was stuck up, indecisive, rude and in denial a lot of the time. Steel was surprisingly bland, he was supposed to be this b
Anne Dirty Girls' Good Books
I was at the RT convention in Dallas and saw Jeffe Kennedy everywhere in her big hats. I looked her up and found a book on Scribd and decided to give her a try. Platinum was really good! I loved Steel's confidence in all aspects of his life, and I loved how he read Althea so well. He challenged her to dump her boyfriend and give him a try.

I thought the BDSM scenes were very well done. I especially liked how the safe word concept wasn't just paid lip service, but was explored pretty well. Steel i
Kenya Wright

I'm insanly busy this week so I wish I could do this book justice! This review derserves hot sexy gifs of people doing hot and sexy things.

Instead I will say, GET THIS BOOK NOW if you like Art, Whips, and a Muscular guy hung to his knees!

I can't wait for the next book by Jeffe Kennedy
Jan 04, 2014 Habrewer rated it really liked it
Platinum (Facets of Passion #2) by Jeffe Kennedy
* I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Thea comes has been raised in true southern fashion with affluent parents. She owns an art gallery and shows water color paintings that can be found in any other gallery in the historic district. Business has been slow and she is afraid she is going to have to close until Steel walks into her life and she starts to see things in a new light. She is no longer satisfied
Crazy for Books (Stephanie)
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Shirley Frances
2.5 stars

Althea is a gallery owner who always wanted to be an artist but never measured up. One day Steel, a handsome, dark stranger, enters her gallery and asks to rent her basement to work on his sculptures. Little does she know that Steel is about to change her life by revealing another side of her.

I thought the concept behind the book was interesting with a unique take on your usual opposites attract story. However, I feel that the concept failed in its execution, focusing mainly on their se

To be completely honest, I don't even know how to rate Platinum by Jeffe Kennedy and it's my second erotica title in a row that I face the very same problem. And that is none other, than the whole story being focused on the sex and nothing else apart from that. Should I rate Platinum based on how hot a book it is or how well described the sex scenes are, my rating would probably be a 4. But a good book, erotica or no, isn't the one that is hot. That's still an important factor, especially if the
Feb 04, 2013 Paris rated it liked it
This was an interestingly hot erotic romance. I wasn’t quite sure about it when it started. I never really got a feeling for either of the characters. There was a lot of surface stuff, but nothing much deeper than that. At first I was uncertain about the time frame of the story. Althea was such an old fashioned lady that I felt like I was reading a historical romance at times, but then Steel was so obviously modern that I knew it couldn’t be a historical. It was interesting to watch Althea open ...more
Amy R
Jan 21, 2013 Amy R rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013, erotic-romance
Althea's gallery is in financial trouble. Even as an adult she feels the need to live up to her parent's expectations. They don't necessarily really agree with the choices she has made with her art gallery, especially since they had loaned her money. They do approve of her current boyfriend, though, who is as polished and fancy as them. Althea isn't happy with her personal life or her career, but she just continues to plow through the "safe" world in which she lives. No big splashes for Althea. ...more
ARC provided by NetGalley & Carina Press in exchange for an honest review

So I will start by saying that I thought this was an enjoyable read. I did think that it was a little on the short side. I don't mind reading novellas if they make me feel complete in the end. This book on the other hand did not. At the end I felt incomplete. I thought the ending was a little to abrupt and anticlimactic. I think this book had a lot of potential to be something even better. I think the author could hav
Mar 05, 2013 Bella rated it really liked it
Well first of I was so happy to be on this tour! This is an Adult book and since I have all types of fans I will try to make this clean!! I give it a 3.5 !

Althea is a suffering artist who decides to open a gallery in the old district of South Carolina. Things are not going very well until one-day things change. A man named Steel shows up looking to have his art displayed at her gallery, but Althea does not think its what her gallery needs. But he seems to be what she needs and after he offers he
Lucie Paris
Jan 21, 2013 Lucie Paris rated it liked it
An uptight woman reveals herself by being untie by a bad boy. The originality reside in the heroine being an albino. Suddenly, the reader learns more about the specifics of albinos on their tolerance to the sun and light and the fragility of their skin and eyesight.

Based in the middle of art, there is nothing spectacular in the plot but yet, it is a pleasant read. Attention, Athea and Steel will not transport you into an amazing adventure but the moments spent with them are entertaining. Their
Mar 31, 2013 Patricia rated it really liked it

After Althea's artistic aspirations having gone down the drain she turned to something that would be connected with her greatest passion, she opened the Althea Grant's Charleston Gallery. Even though the business is not going well she tries to look optimistic.
When bad-boy sculptor Steel walks in her life and rents her basement, everything starts to change for Althea.
His raw art is a fresh breeze into her soft, pastel world, and he is more than welcome to show her that life can be painted in stro
Aug 18, 2013 Sheri rated it liked it
Althea owns and operates an art gallery that is in a financial bind. After an offer from Steel, a sculpter, to rent a space in the gallery to work, Althea thinks things might be turning around for the better…until he makes her another offer she cannot refuse.

Of the three Facets of Passions books this was my least favorite. That's not to say I did not enjoy it, but I felt it lacked something that both of the other books had. For one, I felt the characters a bit lacking. They were hard to connect
Jenn Cunha
Jan 24, 2013 Jenn Cunha rated it really liked it
Received from NetGalley.

I don't usually review books like this because it's erotica and makes people judge me, but whatever. I actually thought it was really well written for such a short book (only a little over 100 pages). I actually felt like a relationship was forming between Althea and Steel, which doesn't always happen in books that are this short - usually it's just about getting into the bedroom (or basement in this case) scene as quickly as possible.

I found myself rooting for Althea to
Layna B
Jun 09, 2013 Layna B rated it really liked it
Platinum is the second in the Facets of Passion series and I absolutely am loving this series so far! The Facets of Passion series books can be read as individual books and you do not have to read them in a row because they are separate stories. That being said, you should still read Sapphire because it is amazing.

This story is about Althea, a young woman who owns an art gallery and is longing for something more in life and her relationship. Her boyfriend, Brandon seems to have all the characte
Jun 02, 2013 Sapphyria rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: 18+ Only
Platinum stars Althea Grant as the female leading character. She's a prim and proper lady with a gallery of pastel watercolor paintings that are not helping her pay the bills. She has convinced herself that she is happy and content with where her life is at this moment. She has a nice, sensible boyfriend, her art gallery is in the upper echelon of society, and as such there are standards that she has imposed on herself ~ most certainly due to her high class upbrining. When an artist know for his ...more
Feb 26, 2013 Gina rated it really liked it
- Erotica Book Club Review of -
ARC from NetGalley and Carina Press –
Exp release date February 25, 2013
I have some really mixed feelings about this book and I decided that it just needed a wee bit of patience as it has some things I really loved and some weak points.
Althea is an art gallery owner and repressed artist that has been trying to live her life under what her social climbing family and her overly busy boyfriend expects for her to be - and when she can’t meet those expectations – she is
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