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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Book Review~ Purely Professional by Elia Winters

Title: Purely Professional
Author: Elia Winters
Genre: Erotica, Romance, BDSM
Release Date: 1/13/2014
Rating: 5 stars
Steam factor: 5/5

Bridget Hartwell is a columnist at a magazine called Sultry. In an effort to further her career with her new boss, Bridget agrees to write some "edgier" articles about BDSM. She already writes articles for women of a "sex-positive" nature but nothing like this. After being told she couldn't just Google such things by her best friend. Her best friend gets her an interview with an established dominant that is active in the BDSM scene. 

Bridget soon discovers that this mystery contact of her friend is none other than the neighbor she has a crush on! 

English Professor Max Harlow agrees to an interview with Bridget to help with her BDSM article. Max reveals that he has never been able to find a woman who meets his submissive needs in the bedroom as well as his everyday intellectual and relationship needs. Once the article becomes a hit, Bridget needs his help to continue with a new project. 

 As Max teaches Bridget all about what it means and feels like to be a submissive through hands-on training, Bridget discovers a side of herself that she can't deny, however hard she tries to...

There isn't a character in this book that I don't like! Even the "bulldog" new boss, Marcy! Bridget is a strong woman who knows what she wants (or what she thinks she wants) and is willing to give up having a man in her life to achieve it all. It was great to see her realize that it was okay to be submissive and that it didn't mean she was weak! Max is a college professor who was a nerd in high school and a late bloomer. He has had only one serious relationship that ended badly when he revealed his desire to explore his dominant side with her. This past experience makes Max hesitant to get attached to the inexperienced Bridget. I liked both Max and Bridget instantly! You could feel the chemistry between them before she even knew about his predilection. But once they started her "training" it was explosive! Bridget's best friend Helen is awesome and I would love to read more about her! She knows very well how Bridget feels about her neighbor before setting her up on a blind date/interview with him. I suspect she knew Bridget would be submissive and saw this as a perfect opportunity to let her explore it. I would give Helen the "best supporting character" award!

The book is well written with a story that flows nicely. Bridget and Max both develop at about the same pace. I love how Mrs. Winters shows them developing each other as well as the internal development going on with Bridget. The supporting characters are all crucial in the development of the main characters as well. There are no arbitrary people flitting about. 

This is a stand alone book! No cliffhanger. No "but, what happened with_____?".  Everything is clear and explained. The only thing I would like to explore further is Helen. I see her having a very interesting story! The detail in the intimate scenes is explicit. You are inside Bridget's mind, feeling what she feels. This book gets a 5/5 on the steam factor here! There is dirty talk, toys, spanking and public experiences. 

I can't wait to read more from Elia Winters! She is currently working on a steampunk erotic novel called Combustion! 

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*I was provided a copy of this book by NetGalley in exchange for my honest review

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Release Day Giveaway: Blindness by Ginger Scott

I have a wonderful surprise for you! Ginger Scott is going to give away an e-copy of Blindness to one of my readers!

In case you missed my review please check it out! I gave it 5 stars and a steam factor of 2/5. This is a fantastic love story about making choices and being true to yourself told in a first person perspective that I love.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

~Book Review~ Blindness by Ginger Scott

Title: Blindness
Author: Ginger Scott
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Release Date: 2/25/2014
Rating: 5 stars
Steam factor: 2/5 (think PG13)

Charlotte or Charlie as her dad used to call her is a hard character to describe frankly. She is flawed, she is strong, she is independent while also being codependent. I love her! I want to be her friend. Charlie is dropped on her father's doorstep at 7 years old by a mom who was an addict and never told him she was even pregnant. Her father, Mac, did the best he could but they were basically roommates until an incident with her boyfriend left her with a bruised face. It is at that point that her father realizes she needs more and they become best friends. Then, after 1 year of having an amazing father, she loses him. 

Charlotte runs from the town that reminds her of all that she lost and starts fresh in college. She is dating Trevor for a year when she finds herself with no option but to move in with him and his severely dysfunctional parents. She has the "perfect" boyfriend and is looking forward to his proposal and the safe existence she knows she will have with him. Then she meets Cody. Cody is the tattooed math tutor she felt an instant attraction to. She shrugs it off, reminding herself of her perfect boyfriend, Trevor.

Cody is a former Motocross prodigy with a past as complex and devastating as Charlie. Cody lost his dad as suddenly as Charlie did. A devastation like that would cause anyone to lose concentration which is exactly what happened during Cody's last motorcycle stunt. A stunt just a week after his father's death leaves Cody in a wheel chair for months. Cody's mom, Shelly, remarried. She married Trevor's father. Trevor and Cody are step brothers. Trevor never mentioned a brother to Charlotte so when the math tutor she clicked with shows up for a family dinner, you can imagine her confusion. 

Blindness is written in first person from Charlie's perspective. I love first person because it feels more like I get to glimpse into their thinking process. You get to develop along with the character. In this case Charlie.

Reading this book, you go back and forth with her decisions. Will she stay with Trevor? Is she brave enough to leave that safe relationship and recognise the connection to Cody? Does she even know what love is anymore? 

Blindness has me literally saying "Wow"! There are things that come between the characters. Misunderstandings, blackmail, exes... Normally this would have me yelling at the characters to "Just tell him/her!!" But you know they can't! There are good reasons why things are left unsaid. The clarity of these is something Ginger Scott has thoroughly impressed me with. The story progresses in such a natural way, a flow that just keeps you going! If I wasn't reading this book I was wondering what was happening next. 

This book doesn't leave me with more questions! I LOVE that about it! While there were a few extra side stories, they weren't ones that I felt needed development. They could potentially be separate stories but the amount of information is perfect in the development in the Charlie/Cody story. There is one particular one involving Trevor's dad's Chicago trips that I suppose didn't need to be so strong. It would have been just as effective to have him too involved in work to care. (Trying to avoid a spoiler) 

If you like the What-is-she-gonna-do-next? books that you can't put down, Blindness is available February 25th on Kindle, Kobo, Smashwords, iBooks and Barnes & Noble! There will also be a giveaway right here on release day! If you aren't already a subscriber, enter your email on the right to get that post! (Don't forget to confirm)

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An ARC was provided by NetGalley in exchange for my honest review