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Adam's Apple

(Touch of Tantra #1)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  2,212 ratings  ·  286 reviews
Uniquely told in Adam's point of view. Warning: Contains adult situations intended for readers eighteen and over.

"I take cocky, rich boys like you and teach them how to make love to women until they're barely able to mutter a word. Completely and utterly blissed. That's really what separates the men from the boys, Mr. Kingsley. Sex as an art form versus f**king for a relea
Kindle Edition, 303 pages
Published July 30th 2013 by Liv Morris
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Feb 03, 2014 rated it liked it
3 tempting tantra stars!!!


Adam’s Apple is the story of Adam Kingston. One of New York’s youngest, most rich and successful bachelors. Adam is the type of guy who can’t be tamed. He’s with a different girl every night, and thats the way he likes it. That is, until he meets the unattainable Kathryn Delcour.

Kathryn is different than any other woman Adam has ever met. She seems to be resistant to his charms. In fact, she seems to know his game and wants to help him.
"I take cocky, rich bo
Aug 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: july-2013

I really liked this book and I loved Adam and the kick ass Kathryn!

Love the cover!

When I started this I thought this is going to be one of this boring billionaire books, I've read so many of them (and yes I do go back to them sometimes haha.)

But I enjoyed reading this book. Kathryn was a strong heroine, I liked her, she wasn't irritating me.

Adam was your 'normal' billionaire, rich, asshole and sleeping around. (What's new, until he meets Kathryn, and she quickly puts him on this pla
4 stars
Temptation is just too fucking tempting for me.

Every thing Adam touches turns to gold and every woman offer themselves up for a chance to bed the illusive billionaire-bad boy, Adam Kingsley. Reeling from the news of his business partner's backstabbing attempt, Adam finally meets a woman that doesn’t hold back and calls him out on all his shit, and for the first time he actually cares. What is it about this black haired beauty that makes her so different ?!? Their views on sex
Jul 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series
4.5 touchy, feely stars..

Wow..what a great story. Had all the elements to ensure a riveting read, topped with the H's humorous POV and a foray into the touch of Tantra!

Adam Kingsley is a very rich man. He is aspiring, alluring, and extremely arrogant. He has an escalade that experiences more backseat action than any hotel room, and he is very pleased with his reputation that precedes him, thank you very much.

Until he spots a dark haired beauty at ANOTHER fundraiser that draws his attention. He's
*P*u*r*p*l*e* Masochist
***Arc provided via Netgalley in exchange for honest review***

This review is posted on Way Too Hot Books.

Again, I find myself seduced by the beautiful cover of the book that had potential, but didn't live up to my expectations. These gorgeous covers make me forget that I overgrew these type of stories long time ago. After the first couple of pages of reading I already knew that me and the main character of the story Adam Kingsley won't get all. The main reason for that was that th
Tessa Teevan
Aug 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

Adam Kingsley has it all. Money, power, and beautiful women are all at his full disposal. He wants for nothing, until the night be meets the illustrious Kathryn Delcour. Kathryn proves to be an enigma as she rebuffs his advances. He's never had that happen, so he's drawn to her even more. He spends the next day tracking her down as he tries to woo her. Little does he know that Kathryn's keep to his game and his reputation. Will he be able to show her that he can and wants to be different for her
Sep 06, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: once-was-enough

I was looking forward to this book. All the rave reviews and the promise of something different. I'm totally in.

It had a strong start but then sadly fizzled out. Became a loop of the same feelings and actions. I lost interest and connection to the characters. Throughout the whole middle, right up until the last few pages, I was a bit bored and started to not care about the characters relationship and individual struggles.

The tantra aspect, one of the things that makes this a little different, w
Aug 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ok, well, WOW. I totally didn't see this coming. I haven't read many books, written by a woman, in a male POV, throughout the entire book. There were no switches of POV, the woman never got her say and I LOVED IT! Too often we're hearing a story almost entirely through the heroines point of view, with shifts to the hero's POV. This all male POV book is in my top 10 for sure!

The cover is a little deciving for me however, which might be one of the only things that I didn't like about this book. It
Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Contemporary romance junkies & audiobook junkies
Recommended to Livia by: Beth
Audible title: “Adam really grew on me!”

Minor spoilers alert!!!

★¸¸.•*¨*•★Unabridged Audiobook Info★•*¨*•.¸¸★

Narrated by: Christian Fox
Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
Release Date: 01-06-14
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Writing style: Single POV (Adam’s)
Cover love: I like the intriguing audiobook cover image of Kathryn and the apple as well as the sexy stocking covered leg only image on the box set.
Overall rating:
Christian Fox’s Performance:
Story rating:
3.75 – 4 stars!

What made t
Pam M
Jul 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Adam's Apple was a completely hypnotizing read. I especially loved that it was told from Adam's POV. I think if this book was told from Kathryn's viewpoint we would have lost out on so much. Adam's life up until he meets Kathryn is lacking, even though he doesn't realize it and watching their budding relationship and the changes in him, through his eyes, was compelling. I also loved the mystery, which kept me turning the pages to see how everything played out. I am really looking forward to the ...more
Aug 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Sign me up for some about hot.........WOW

Proceed with caution, this is one sizzling read! I tend to enjoy a lot of erotica, and this book falls into a category of its own. It wasn’t as slutty or kinky as my usual reads, and was far less graphic when it comes to the actual acts of passion. Which is why I was so surprised to get equally as hot reading this! The emphasis was more on the acts of physical touch and anticipation, rather than the sexual encounter. The tension and susp
Aug 16, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars.

Adam Kingsley is uber rich wallstreet billionaire. He's extremely arrogant and extremely sexy. He's the bad boy player who has a reputation that precedes him. At a fundraiser, Kathryn Delcour catches his eye and is captivated by her beauty and wits. She isn't too impressed with him and quickly dismisses him. Days after the event he can't get her out of his head and plans a "casual" run-in with her. Adam is forced to stay overnight at Kathryn's place after his life is threatened by is
Aug 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Hot book cover? Check! All-male POV? Check! Steaminess? Check!!
As you can see above, this book had all of my favorite things and more. To be honest, I felt like a kid in a candy shop while reading this book.

“Where you lead, I’ll follow.”

Adam Kingsley is the ultimate book-boyfriend, he’s uber rich, hot, arrogant, and a bit of a bad boy. He is the love 'em and leave 'em type and makes no apologies for it. I have to admit, I loved Adam’s sense of humor. Some of the stuff he said throughout the boo
Love finding a new author thanks to my bloggers..

This was a new experience for me. I had no idea what the art of tantra was so of course I googled it.. IT peaked my interest because what woman doesn't love the touch of her man... so I had to learn more of course. You know research for when my husband comes back from his deployment...

This book was very well written. I loved that it was told by Adams POV. We meet a man that gets any women he wants by a simple look. You know the kind of guy that ev
Vanessa  Pham
Aug 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Four stars of pure happiness.

To begin with, this story is incredibly unique. It puts a spin on all the other millionaire stories. I won't forget this story anytime soon.

This story is written in Adams point of view. I normally really dislike books that are written from the guys point of view, but I wouldn't have it any other way for this book. The author was really into Adam's character. She knew him from head to toe. She was really into portraying Adam the way she wanted him to and it worked ou
Jacqueline's Reads
Aug 21, 2013 marked it as considering
Recommended to Jacqueline's Reads by: Roberta
Seems like a cute "fairy-tale" read.

Adam Kingsley reigns as the young prince of Manhattan. Everything he touches turns to gold making him the envy of Wall Street. Women swoon at his feet, money falls out of his pockets, and his killer good looks are as wicked as sin. A dangerous trifecta.

What more could a thirty-two year old man wish for? Maybe that his life never changes and his past stays far away? Sounds reasonable but life seldom is.

Kathryn Delcour is a beautiful and alluring socialite with
Aug 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved reading Adam’s Apple! I’ve never read a book like this before, the main character Adam Kingsley is a wealthy man who has everything he’s every wanted money, women, and sex. He’s the type of guy who doesn’t do relationships. When Adam meets Kathryn Delcour he’s captive by her beauty. He learns soon enough that he’s in for a match with Kathryn. She’s a feisty, independent, doctor who speaks her mind especially when it comes to Adam. Their relationship grows when Adam faces some issues in h ...more
May 17, 2014 marked it as not-my-cup-of-tea
I think I might own this book already either because it was a freebie or it was a galley on NetGalley, but I'm not sure. So I'm placing it here temporarily until I figure out if I actually have it in my book collection, and I'd probably read it just to see how it deals with its respective presentations. If not, then I'll mark it as not my cuppa because I don't care to read books in a series that places rape situations for titillation.

Edit: All right, it was a galley from NetGalley at one point,
Jenn Green
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing

*****5- Scorching Hott- Stars*****
~this review contains minor spoilers~

“The goal in Tantra is to unit different areas into one as we, I mean, couples make love. The aim is to open our minds and spiritual side while having sex combining the two. The key word is open. Freeing oneself.”

Well.... damn that was hott. Seriously sexy as hell, but not that in your face kind of sexy- more sensuous and truly erotic. I loved that it was told from the man's POV, the way his thoughts and feeling morphed throu
Hazel *Craves the Angst Reviews*
Adam’s Apple is book one in the Touch of Tantra series and is an Erotic Contemporary Romance/Suspense written by Liv Morris. I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review through Tasty Book Tours .

3.5 Sizzling Stars!
Touch of Suspense, Touch of Tantra and a Touch of Fun!

The Review:
I enjoyed this book. It opens with a very somber yet intriguing Prologue that immediately grabs you. However, the first few chapters are a bit slow, which took me a while to get throug
Patricia Eddy
Dec 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-copy

Adam's Apple is the first book in the Tantra series. It follows Adam Kingsley, a billionaire playboy who can have a different woman every night of the week, but never forms more of a connection with one than their lips on his cock. But at a charity event, he meets a stunningly beautiful woman named Kathryn. She captures his interest in a way no other woman ever has before.

Kathryn is a teacher of Tantric touch. Tantra is about incre
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Eight hundred million stars! Loved this book! More coherent review to come.


Whoa, where to start?

Adam Kingsley is a complete and utter jerk, self-absorbed and apathetic to the world going on around him--unless there's something in it for him. And I loved him from page one. The thing is... he knows what a jerk he is, but it doesn't stop him. That is, until Kathryn Delcour walks into the room and takes over his every thought, and slowly his perception of himself--his needs, his success, his li
Dec 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Adam is a sexy billionaire entrepreneur who avoids emotional attachments of any kind. He is happy with emotionally distant lifestyle. He's not bothered with his playboy of use them and leave them reputation. This is until he meets Kathryn Delcour.

He is instantly attracted to her and can't deny that there is something about this woman that makes him forget to be the playboy and face his inner demons. While he is trying to prove himself to Kathryn and himself he is faced with a dangerous situatio
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
First the positives. Loved the story line. Unlike most erotic romances where there's a millionaire playboy seeking the weaker female, this story had a very strong and equally as wealthy female role which I loved. But seeing as the whole story pans out in a period of 2 days I felt their connection was to rushed and unrealistic. I got bored very quickly with the constant internal monologue and her constant debasement. Honestly could never imagine a man, no matter how horny he is, putting up with t ...more
Enjoy this lushly written tale of sensual delights... It’s a winner!

There was just something about this book that put it in a class all its own.

Ms. Morris comes up with a winner by deftly blending sensuality and sweetness in a marvelously well written story.

It fascinates me with authors who write heroes point of view. Liv has a gift for imbuing her characters with dignity, compassion and courage that inspire readers. I love Adam finding his inner self and transformation from bad to compassionate
Nov 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have become all about the male POV -- I think it lends more to the story. It's one of the elements that makes Adam's Apple that good. Adam is no angel -- he knows it and when he meets the beautiful Kathryn, she calls him out on it. Of course he is floored & intrigued by her and pursues her. There are twists that I will not reveal -- READ the book, it is well worth the time. ...more
Jen Mcnamara
Jul 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: on-kindle
Great book!!!! I have the authors other works on my 'to read' list.

This really was a great book, and I can't wait for December. I wish there was a book 2 available to add to my goodreads listing so I don't forget about it.
Oct 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Adam and Kathryn are just fun! A bit unrealistic with how this smart and wealthy woman gets involved with ladies man Adam. Nonetheless, it was entertaining to watch her walls come down. When the libido speaks all that is common sense goes down the drain.
Jul 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
I should begin this review by mentioning that I first met Liv Morris online three years ago. We were introduced when she was looking for someone to help edit a story she was writing. I heard Liv’s call and volunteered my services. I spent the better part of a year working with her on the story and was happy to see her writing receive a warm reception. Although we have since moved on to other projects, I have always thought highly of Liv and am grateful for the time we spent working together as w ...more
Bookworm Betties
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing

*****5- Scorching Hott- Stars*****
~this review contains minor spoilers~

“The goal in Tantra is to unit different areas into one as we, I mean, couples make love. The aim is to open our minds and spiritual side while having sex combining the two. The key word is open. Freeing oneself.”

Well.... damn that was hott. Seriously sexy as hell, but not that in your face kind of sexy- more sensuous and truly erotic. I loved that it was told from the man's POV, the way his thoughts and feeling morphed throu
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USA Today bestselling author, Liv Morris, was raised in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri. She now resides on the concrete rock of Manhattan with her first and hopefully last husband. After relocating fourteen times during his corporate career, moving is her superpower along with drinking near lethal amounts of coffee. Her favorite things are men dressed in bespoke suits and Jon Hamm from Mad Men. I ...more

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