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Kama Sutra, Tantra, Ménage…are you ready to blush?

Hanna Lane wishes she could shed her inhibitions and unleash her wild side in the bedroom. When she meetsJ. M.--a Kama Sutra and Tantra master--they embark on asizzling path of discovery, exploring the ancient sensual arts anddiscovering new techniques that allow Hanna to unlock her naughtiest fantasies and make them a red-...more
Trade Paperback, 255 pages
Published June 24th 2008 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Julie (jjmachshev)
OH MY!! So, now that I've cooled off a bit and smoked 1/2 a pack of cigarettes, I'm able to write this review. If the thought of having sex with a 'sexpert' turns you on, you really need to get this book. There is vaginal sex, oral sex, anal sex, twosomes, threesomes, hypnotic sex, sex with fruit, sex with toys, and extended intense foreplay! If you're still reading (because you haven't gone away to order this book) and aren't offended, you will definitely enjoy this book!

Hanna just wants to hav...more
Isis FG
This is the third book I've read by erotic romance author Opal Carew and I was a bit wary of reading this one. The last book I read by Carew, Six, I disliked intensely. So I wasn't all that anxious to read another book by her and kept putting off reading this one. But I'm glad I finally read this one. It was really good, close to a 5-star book except for a couple things that bothered me.

In Blush Hanna Lane is a woman who is unable to orgasm. She's never been able to in her entire life. Not even...more
Heather
Jul 18, 2008 Heather rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Heather by: Laura
Shelves: erotica
Give me a fan... cause this book is HOT!! Man oh man! Great story line, hot sexy men (and I liked both of them!), amazing sex... just wonderful! What more can I say!

Read this book if you havent already... take my word for it... please! ;-)

Mahlet
Just the memory of this book makes me fan myself~ It completely surpassed my expectations. Considering Tantra was involved, I thought there would be many slow, boring, drawn out loves scenes. I couldn't have been more wrong! The plot was fast paced, the erotica was hot, and the love story was believable and well-written. I especially loved Grey's dedication to Hanna, it just melted my heart! As a reader, you'll find yourself torn, rooting for both male leads. There were also tons of fun, sexy su...more
Eastofoz
Aug 10, 2008 Eastofoz rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Auntee, Daisiemae
Recommended to Eastofoz by: Laura Stamps
Shelves: contemporary, erotica
In terms of erotica “Blush” is a 4 seeing as those stories can quickly spiral into the inane, but with respect to the story and writing it’s a 3.5.

The sex is very good especially the ménage scenes. They aren’t yucky-icky which is a nice change. There is something missing from the story though outside of the sex which was what bugged me. Yes it’s a story about a woman who can’t seem to orgasm but it’s too focused on that and it’s as if nothing else ever happens.

The writing itself could’ve used...more
Ali
Not exactly what I imagined this book would be. I finished this book a few weeks ago and was hoping for just some erotica. It's a very simple and easy read with an extremely basic story line. Some of the sex scenes were intriguing, yet in the end of the book, I must say it was a bit of a turn off. I am not the type who frequently wants to read a book with a detailed menage a trios.
The Pleasures Chest
Kama Sutra, Tantra, Ménage - are you ready to blush?

Hanna's recently ended a two year relationship with Grey, and she was put off because he never told her he loved her.

Hanna's never been able to shed her inhibitions and she's never had an orgasm. Before the break up, Grey had signed them both up Tantric classes. They both wanted to put some sizzle into their sex life and to get help for Hanna's lack of orgasms. Hanna decides not to go to the classes since she and Grey are no longer a couple and...more
SaturNalia
Hanna loves Grey, Grey loves Hanna but he can't make her orgasm. They break up before they can go to the Karma Sutra for beginners class. JM is the teacher and is interested in Hanna. This is a very simple story, I was thinking it was a good plot for porn. There is not much character development or characters interacting outside the bedroom. I wasn't sure what JM saw in Hanna that he wanted her so much, or why Grey loved Hanna or why Hanna loved Grey. JM was to spiritual about sex for me, his se...more
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
Coffee shop owner Hanna Lane has never had an orgasm. Nope not even a little one. Having broken up with her boyfriend whom she had been living with for a year because he couldn't tell her he loved her, her prospects of changing the orgasm front weren't looking too good. Then she meets Jeremy Smith (J.M.), a Kama Sutra and Tantra master. Then her ex-boyfriend Grey returns looking to win her back. Well, so much for the orgasm hurdle. Now which one will she end up with?

OK, so the story is not the g...more
Mary Mustachio
2.5 STARS.

Eh. It was good for what it was, but nothing I feel the need to rave about. Mayhaps I'm just a hater? I mean, what does Hanna have? Beer flavored nipples? A vacuum-suctioned p****? I've known a lot of ladies who were all kinds of FAB (to the) ULOUS - myself include **tosses hair over right shoulder** - but I can't see any scenario ever going this perfectly for anyone... ever.

Yep. Definitely a Hanna hater. Haha!
Blackbook
Isis, I wish you'd never mentioned eye rolling. That is what came to mind when I read this one. Really I would give it a 3.5. This was a comedown after Swing. I'm still having a hard time getting over that dungeon scene. Wish I'd read Blush first. I pretty much liked the love acts. But that's about it. That wasn't enough. Blush just did not blow my skirt up or knock my wig back. Do you think I'm getting too jaded?

BB
Kerste
Mar 08, 2010 Kerste rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: folks who dig menage and like the permanent situation ending
Hot men - check. Interesting scenes - I guess. Quick read, not really that memorable. Probably wouldn't read it again.
♥Shredded Book Reviews♥
What to say about this? It was in the bargain bin at Books-A-Million's end of the year sale. ($3.97). And I can see why it was that cheap.

The characters were very "bland" and the writing was so monotone. So pissed. I noticed a lot of my friends haven't read this book and I'm glad they avoided it. This book cannot compete with any of the erotica books out there because it is 1) dull and 2) no man speaks like that.

I don't want to be mean about this...

...But how did this book even get published...more
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Jul 10, 2008 Shannon (Giraffe Days) rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Shannon (Giraffe Days) by: Laura Stamps
Shelves: 2008, erotic-romance
Hanna runs a successful cafe and has a loving boyfriend called Grey - but she has never had an orgasm. She meets J.M. who runs classes on the Kama Sutra and Tantra, and it takes little persuasion for her to let him to break through her inhibitions and release her wild side. She cares for both men but who should she stay with? It's a question the men take out of her hands.

This was my first foray into romantic erotica and it was a really good one to start with. The differences between romance and...more
Patty
Awful! I think that books should have a good plot and characters that make you want to invest your time in. Seriously ... I just put the book down and walked away. So disappointing, since the beginning of the book was well written and seemed to have all the making of a great erotic romance... But it was not worth wasting my time trying to get why Chloe kept going back and forth. Moving on to my next book and not looking back.Awful! I think that books should have a good plot and characters that m...more
Emiko Rei
KamaSutra sex? Check Tantric Sex? check Food Sex? check Menage? check Hot Cover? check

Heroine have the first rate world problem, she couldn't achieve an Orgasm. so she broke up with Grey, the guy she love the most and go to a lecture to remove this 'curse'.

The two hero, J.M. and Grey is sensual in their own way, yet they're way too protagonist and no edge, it feels a bit to superficial. Plus the fact that the story evolve around heroine's sex problem and no outside problem make it more 2D eroti...more
Splage
2.5-3 stars. Not as bad as some of this author's other books, Six and Swing, didn't like or couldn't finish. There was actually a decent story at the beginning and then it turned into sex scene, fantasy sex scene, sex scene, fantasy sex scene, sex scene, menage sex scene...you get the picture and add about 4 orgasms per scene for her and 3 for him--unrealistic, but hot. So if you want a sexy erotica book with shallow emotion and half a story, this isn't a bad choice. I have 1 more to read by Opa...more
Sharon
This story was just okay for me. I liked the heroine and characters enough but they just didn't leap of the page and hook me. Her problem of not being able to have an orgasm was introduced as SO CENTRAL to the story but was solved in about 2 seconds, which was shocking. The wishy-washy-ness of feelings and confusion and everything just left me feeling ambivalent about the story. The sex scenes are okay, but again, nothing to hook me in. They are written fine, but lack of being hooked into the st...more
Jaime
I wasn't impressed with this book. While it held hotness, the relationships were weird. Her fantasies were way off for a woman who couldn't achieve and O. I don't know it just wasn't as believable as others I have read.
Melissagardella Gardella
I like romance novels with a little passion to them but this one was a bit over the top, even for me. For hard core erotica novel people. I don't think I can read another book by this author.
Opal
Ok so I got this book randomly 2 days ago I finished it yesterday and I didn't even finish the last course of pages I couldn't. I can't with this book. It's so unrealistic. I wish she would have moved on with this new guys. Not to mention the talk about her not have an orgasm the whole book threw me. The ménage was horrible I can't I just can't. It was a good read till her ex found her naked with his Kama sutra teacher. I love J. M. Or Jeremy I loved his character but the ex proposing and Jeremy...more
Kelly Hull
I'm not going to give it a star rating because that wouldn't be fair. This would be one of those "isn't my cuppa tea" type of things. I picked it up because I was trying to get out of a reading slump and I jumped genres. Boy did I ever. The characters were flat and I found Hanna downright despicable. Not only was she hateworthy, the two love interests were very unrealistic. Maybe that's okay with "erotica" as you don't have to follow any of the human rules, but no man who is truly in love with a...more
Saloma Miller
It took me a long time to discover that God made me a feisty, curious, plain Mennonite farm girl for a reason. ~ Shirley Hershey Showalter

If you substituted the word 'Amish' for 'Mennonite', I could have written this statement. It was written by a kindred spirit, Shirley Hershey Showalter, whose first memoir, "Blush: A Mennonite Girls Meets a Glittering World," was launched a month ago. Rich in sensory details, this is a memoir of a happy childhood, with two responsible parents who were farmers...more
Amanda
BLUSH by Opal Carew is the best story I have read from her yet. Full of mind blowing emotions sure to take your breath away, I was on the edge of my seat in awe wondering how this story would end. I knew someone would end up hurt, I just wasn't sure who. I really loved Hanna and J.M. together and I kept praying that her ex would remain out of the picture. I love that Ms. Carew really spent time researching the arts of Kama Sutra and Tantric sex. I honestly couldn't find anything wrong with her d...more
Angie
Apr 25, 2011 Angie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Romance lovers
Recommended to Angie by: Nobody
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Melissa
This was a recommendation from a book friend. She even went so far as to give me a copy. Was this payback for the recommendations that I've given her that she didn't like?

I thought this was going to be a quick, enjoyable read. But as the story progressed it just got worse and worse. I couldn't handle the insta-love, the creepy hypnosis scenes or the ménage a trios. It was just too much. The ending was also really unbelievable. There is no way any guy would go along with that scenario.
Sarah Blachman
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Amy
Hanna has never had an orgasm. She broke up with her boyfriend 2 months ago because he never would say "I love you." She starts seeing J.M/Jeremy who is a Kama Sutra teacher, except that she doesn't know it, and her ex is taking the class. So things get really complicated and interesting in this love triangle. Story is complete with biker and pirate fantasies. Lots of fun and some tense moments.
Tickles
I don't know where to start. This book was nothing that I expected it to be, which is a good thing. It reminds me of a biology book, which teaches you how to understand the human body. It was great and taught me a couple of things regarding Karma Surta and Tantra. If fact I googled what they were for a more understanding of the techniques.

I enjoyed the book!
Katie
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