Okay, so I've become addicted to the television show based on this book. I am, however not a fan of this book. It took me a bit to get into it, but ul...moreOkay, so I've become addicted to the television show based on this book. I am, however not a fan of this book. It took me a bit to get into it, but ultimately I did end up finishing it in about a day and a half or so (minus a few hours of probably much needed sleep). I much prefer some of the nuisances of the television show, and definitely prefer the characters as they are portrayed on the television show better than they are portrayed in print - which is ABSOLUTELY something that is unheard of coming from me. (less)
Title: One Night with You Author: Toni Dare Format: E-book (Kindle) Date Read: August 7, 2013 Rating: 4/5 Recommend: Yes
Summary: Cass Jones is a plus-sized...moreTitle: One Night with You Author: Toni Dare Format: E-book (Kindle) Date Read: August 7, 2013 Rating: 4/5 Recommend: Yes
Summary: Cass Jones is a plus-sized fashion designer. By accident or fate she meets heart-throb Andreas Katsakis and after one night she flees in Cinderella-esque fashion, leaving behind a signature piece of her clothing line.
Review: I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
In this steamy Cinderella-esque story that starts with a hotel room mix-up, an expensive suite is double booked, and originally it had been booked to millionaire Andreas Katsakis and then booked for Cass Jones for the night after she pitched her plus-sized clothing line.
The mistake was discovered when Andreas arrives and after a shower climbs into bed only to find it occupied by Miss Jones. After a steamy sexual encounter Cass flees, leaving behind a signature nightgown from her collection, and leaving many questions unanswered for Andreas.
This book easily captured my attention and sucked me into the story. Toni Dare has a flare for the erotic, and her writing style is one that will keep you captivated from beginning to end.
The only complaint I have with this story is some of the time jumps are jarring and tend to pull me briefly from the story. It isn't horrible but it is noticeable. Also, it is short! I want more of the steaminess between Cass and Andreas! They are a fantastic couple and I do hope that Toni revisits them again! (less)
Title: Steel and Lace Author: Adriane Leigh Format: E-book (Kindle) Read: Jan 25, 2013 Rating: 4/5 Recommend: Yes.
Summary: Carter Morgan is a wealthy CEO a...moreTitle: Steel and Lace Author: Adriane Leigh Format: E-book (Kindle) Read: Jan 25, 2013 Rating: 4/5 Recommend: Yes.
Summary: Carter Morgan is a wealthy CEO and playboy, who almost always has a model on his arm and very rarely lets anyone into his heart. He usually gets what he wants when he wants until he meets Eva Austin. That's when the sparks fly.
Review: I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This story is a short, quick read and unfortunately it does leave me wanting more. Needing more between Carter and Eva. It does tend to leave me wanting, to a point, but do enjoy the short glimpses that I get in the relationship between Eva and Carter.
I do understand that it is to be a four part novella series, that comprise about a 300 page read when all is said and done, and am not entirely keen on this particular way of writing a series, but it works for some. I do love the fact that it was a quick read, and it was decidedly in your face and fantastically written and well crafted.
The sex scenes within this novella are fantastic and had my mind whirling at about a thousand naughty thoughts a second, which is definitely a good thing! The heat is there, oh very much so, and I love me some heat. It is a unique combination of Christian Grey and Gideon Cross which tends to send my libido into overdrive – really. I'm not joking here.
So, do I recommend this book, based on the first installment of the novella, decidedly so. I will be looking for the remaining parts of this series. (less)