Exit to Eden
In her best-selling "Vampire" books, Anne Rice daringly exposes the erotic link between fear and desire while Lestat and-Rice's other charismatic "blood drinkers" draw us, irresistibly, to the dark side of ourselves.
With the same mystery, menace, and intensity, Exit to Eden continues to explore the fo...more
She is the your alter-ego as you sweep floors and clean toilets wishing instead you were flicking leather whips onto the backside of firm tanned flesh. He is the man holding in a secret wish to be dominated in a world where his wealth and good looks make him lord of all he sees. Harlequin Romances are for children, Anne Rice wrote a love story for adults...more
Secluded island. Hundreds of consensual sex-slaves bound by a 2-year contract. Couldn't get better than this, right? Not until a little thing called 'love' makes things complicated.
If Exit to Eden is a tree then Fifty Shades of Grey is a flowery branch.
Scenes became a 'movie' in my head.
I felt for the character's emotions.
I don't even want to call this a negative critique--This specific genre is not my clique. I don't mind a book with sex. I...more
They call her the Perfectionist. A stunning, mysterious, and fearless sexual adventurer, Lisa is founder and supreme mistress of The Club—an exclusive island resort where forbidden fantasy meets willing flesh. Here eager participants who can afford life's most exquisite luxuries can experience the breathtaking pleasures of surrender and submission. Here nothing is taboo.
A thrill-seeking photojournalist, Elliott risks his life daily in the most dangerous, war-torn regions on Earth. Now he has
In the middle of the book it got a little bit boring and old and I started to read it just to get it over with. Thank...more
Lisa is the perfectionist mastermind behind Eden. She has set the rules, invented the games and oversees the smooth running of the whole ope...more
The novel goes along well enough for the first half, but then the main characters 'go conventional'. The word that came to mind for me was 'back-pedaling'. This can work, if you truly feel there has been an inclination on the part of the character to do so. In this case I didn't feel it was justified. The nove...more
With that intro, I'm sure you've realized that I love this book. It's sexy with a story line, imagine that. If, when you...more
While I can see the attraction this would have for some (this is a great fantasy idea), I myself vacillated between interest and repulsion for much of the book. I like hot sex scenes and consensua...more
The book’s storyline centers around and is told from the first person point o...more
The books main character is Lisa Kelly, who manages an isolated BDSM resort, called The Club. BDSM is an preference and a form of personal relationship involving the consensual use of restraint, intense sensory stimulation, and fantasy power role play. The acronym BDSM combines bondage and discipline dominance and submission. This club offers clients an exclusive...more
So anyway, WEALTH, there is nothing more boring (not to mention revolting) than a bunch of rich porknobs who are wallowing in the shit. The main character, Elliot, is a rich playboy who was spoile...more
I particularly enjoyed some of the scenes in the book that could never have graced the big screen, (the carnival scenes, for example), but I must say... I got a little irritated i...more
The one thing that bothered me the most as an author, which is why I didn't give this 5 Stars, is how the author uses "hedging" statements in her writing. For example, she would say "She could smell his musky scent." or "He could feel her heart racing...more
I'll say spoiler alert for the following, though honestly I'm just saving you time:
-Male "sub" lead is not a sub at all and is, in fact, annoying chauvinistic and toppish and an all-around jerk
-Female "domme" lead is somehow entranced by Mr. Neanderthal and in the end...more
Truthfully, I saw more flaws this time around than high points. It felt like the book didn't know what it was trying to be - was it erotica? romance? woman's existential crisis? I don't know which one it was trying to be, but even if you split the book into its component parts, none of them were good examples of that genre. The erotica wasn't sexy en...more
Está fuerte y el lenguaje bastante crudo. No es recomendado para menores de 18. Tampoco para personas con ciertas creencias e ideas.
A quien le gusten las historias de amor eróticas, paradisíacas, con cierto misterio y en algún momento, desesperantes, bueno, este es su libro....more
Lisa's character is very raw, her sexual growth is very real, her experiences are something that a lot of people go through when they grow into sexuality at an early age, and then start discovering what their feelings are.
Elliot...oh dear, Elliot kills me, I just love him. Elliot is very real, he's the i...more
I recently found myself at a...more
I LOVED this book....right up to the last 1/4. It was sexy and provocative and everything you'd want in a book of this type. It had SO much promise. .....And then it turned into a moderately schmaltzy romance novel. Don't get me wrong, I understand (sort of) why the book went in the direction it did. People change. Your way of looking at life changes. And I LIKED the way it ended. I didn't LOVE the way it ended.
I like how you get to know the...more
WARNING FOLKS: This is ADULT BDSM-D/S SEXUAL fantasy and could be shocking to those not familiar with the genre or lifestyle. Not recommended to those who are looking for a sexy book with "vanilla" sex. This book will shock and likely repulse you.
Perhaps I was easily influenced way back in the day when I read this book, but I really liked it. I found it steamy as all get out! I thou...more
The second half is completely different and I found myself lost in it. Not actually lost in the story, but in some of the ideas behind it, when they were outlined... And in my own story, when it was just about the two of them...
So there I was, ten pages from the end, wondering whether it's worth four stars for just half a book, when she ruins i...more