Congressman Jonathan Brond has mastered his work, his reputation and the art of sexual domination while keeping his family’s political legacy intact. But a chance encounter with college student Christiana Snow promises something he didn’t think was possible–meeting someone honest.
When the charismatic man proposes a summer of se...more
"you're not alone. I see you. I'm with you."I was not expecting the exciting narrative that Lovely provided. I was prepared for a deliciously kinky romance, but I was not expecting the suspense and high-stakes Washington drama.
This book is the first in Elizabeth SaFleur's Elite Doms of Washington Series, but it is a stand-alone novel. The story wraps up beautifully with no cliffhanger, and the series promises new couples for subsequent books.
There's some mild BDSM the ...more
The setting in a Washington, D.C. full of bloodthirsty socialites and kinky politicians was interesting and different. That was what made me buy the book because it would not be your typical corporate billionaire/college girl story (though H was indeed from a wealthy background, and h a p ...more
Christiana Snow is a college student who is a little unsure of herself and awkward at times. I have to stop for a moment to mention a very important factor, she's not a virgin! Most erotica books I have read always have the woman as an innocent be ...more
Overall: ★ (1.33)
I wanted to like this novel, I really, really did but unfortunately the outcome was quite the opposite. Regrettably so because I was actually in a mood for an easy-going, nice BDSM romance.
So here is my first main point...
When Seattle turns into Washington, Christian into Christiana, (view spoiler)[a family friend into a step-sis ...more
This story falls between 3.5 and 4 stars for me. I would have loved to have given it more as I felt it could have been so much more, but I did feel the ending was so so corny and rushed. I love a HEA, but this I felt was a little too much. It's so sugar coated.
I loved the story about congress, the lobbying and the political agenda, backlash to public life. Being a Brit, I found this aspect of the story fascinating and in a way it transpor ...more
Congressman Jonathan Brond is the master of his own universe, someone who rules all aspects of his life with an iron fist making sure his desire/kink for sexual dominants is kept well away from the political word he inhabits and thrives in.
Let me tell you about Congressman Brond:
I wouldn't mind ratifying his amendment...
or deliberating over his body...
and he ...more
Wow. Where do I start... This book, 'Lovely', was an exceptional book. It isn't just a story about sex and a dom/sub relationship. It is an erotic journey with a plot that went above and beyond what I expected. I loved the storyline. Well written. The way it played out was filled with such emotion and the growth of the characters was like a flower blossoming. I know, sounds lame, but I don't know how else to describe it. ...more
4.5 Stars ~ Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse at KindleFriendsForever
Considering I’m rather partial to covers like this one, my appetite to read Elite was whetted, but what about the blurb? When I read billionaire politician and college student, what came to mind was the likelihood of a juicy scandal, making me want to read this erotic romance even more. Ahh, but was I in for a surprise or three! Never did I imagine there would be such steaminess and a plot so well-construed. SaFleur is a ne ...more
Christiana, at college, young, very inexperienced sexually, but curious as to the snippet she overhears with one Congressman Jonathan Brond...okay, by end of the first couple of chapters I thought there’s a very familiar pattern to FSOG plot...so is this fanfic?
The Dom character, Jonathan, his past treatment of women, he uses them for sexual needs...maybe mutually, but their emotional ...more
After enjoying the surprise read of Holiday Ties I was very excited about meeting more Doms of Washington. And Lovely was more than lovely!!
Elizabeth writes in a detailed style and the tone took me a few chapters to get used to. But before I knew it, I was floating along reading page after page of the story, immersed in the scenes and characters she had crafted.
The slow burn between Jonathan and Christiana is enticing - you know there is an ...more
I gave this book 4.5 stars!
I don't even know where to start with this review because it was that good. It's starts kinda slow but then things start to heat up and keep getting better and better. Yes this book does have some D/S but nothing more than what you would do at home! From the moment we meet Johnathan you will fall in love with him. Christina it took me a little longer. This book has it all with the twist, turns, surprise a ...more
This is my first audible audio book. I used to listen to audio books years ago, when they were on cassettes. I rented them to listen to while I was at work and really enjoyed them then. But I have to say the narration of this book was very nice. It was not only extremely well written, it was nicely narrated. This is also my first book by Elizabeth SaFleur and I look forward to reading'listening to more. I enjoyed the stor ...more
This book started well and I appreciated the character development and detail. Towards the middle and end however I felt that the story line became pressured and was rushed. The ending was tied up so quickly and in such a neat bow.
I appreciate the voice of this author, the characters drew you into the story and were enjoyable. Would read from this author again.
This is the first book I have read from this author! It was a page turner from beginning to the last word. This book was also a rollercoaster ride of emotions you evoked in me . Thank you for all you do for your readers.
Series:Elite Doms of Washington #1
Publisher:Troll River Publishing
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5stars out of 5
Book One of the Elite Doms of Washington Series – Stand alone. Not a cliff-hanger. HEA. M/F, Mild D/s themes, one hot Congressman and his young female sub....more
Can you have love and power at the same time?
Congressman Jonathan Brond has mastered his work, his reputation
Lovely by Elizabeth SaFleur is the story of Jonathan Brond, thirty-year-old congressman, who has short-term kinky relationships with women. He has a ten-year plan to clean his family name and serve his constituents. Brond, secretly and successfully, lives the BDSM lifestyle in Washington, D.C. where reporters are always looking for the dirt. His usual partners understand the need for secrecy and, while there might be rumors, no one confirms.
Enter Christiana Snow a struggling college st ...more
Where was I in January 2015 when this book hit the new release shelf? It has everything I can possible check off for a 5 KINK review: Possessive, Billionaire, Alpha Male with BDSM elements and smoldering sex. Throw in the powerful politicos in our nation’s capital, Washington D.C., its guaranteed to keep you up eagerly reading into the wee hours of the morning.
Lovely is pure elegance. It’s a first class BDSM roman ...more
I'm going to start with some of my favorite lines:
* He filled her so completely she knew she’d feel empty whenever he wasn’t buried inside her.
* Christiana pulled the sheet down his body, inch by inch. She didn’t want him to wake. Her insides still pulsed with his use. She couldn’t afford to start something she’d have to stop. Yet she wouldn’t disregard the opportunity to study the man. Muscled planes and angles landscaped his arms and chest. ...more
Christiana Snow plans to spend her summer earning her college tuition working at one of Washington DC's exclusive hotels, while juggling her alcoholic father and spoiled socialite best friend. When she delivers room service to the Jefferson Suite, she acci ...more
Jonathan Brond is a Congressman with a double life. By day he's a power player in Washington politics who's trying to push his cause through Congress, by night he's a Dom. One who takes his hobby quite seriously. When the intriguing Christiana Snow catches his eye ...more
Award-winning author of erotic and steamy contemporary romance, Elizabeth SaFleur promises all the "feels" in her emotional, plot-rich stories. And, hot heroes, HEAs and (many) ...more