WARNING: Mature review for a mature book.
Self-Published | Paperback, 233 pages
March 12th, 2014
Adult Fiction | Erotica
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
I tend to find some treasures when I do my rounds around the blogosphere. I’ve bought some books that come highly recommended by trusted friends. Some work out for the best; some not so. Lately, I’ve been feeling the gentle persuasion from a couple of bloggers. And in their defence, the nudging is usually unintentional. They don’t force my hand, per se. But man, do they ever make the best cases through their reviews. This book, in particular, came with the stamp of approval from the ladies of Nocturnal Book Reviews. Those ladies know a thing or two about steamy Erotica, so I tend to listen when they say, “buy the book!”.
Antonio Spinelli may be construed as a dominating, overbearing man, but he’s putty when it comes to Theresa. His fascination with her ran deeper than physical attraction at first. In fact, his curiosity about the fiery but level-headed woman was rooted to the fact that she’s always composed in the face of adversity. Having just been publicly shamed by a cheating ex-fiance, Theresa maintained her cool as a cucumber disposition throughout the whole ordeal. She faced members of the intrusive media with such poise, and was not afraid to answer difficult questions. But that’s not all where she’s shown some fearlessness. She’s fiercely loyal, which led her to some precarious situations involving a loan shark, a member of a rival mafia, and near deaths on a couple of instances. In short, the girl is deemed worthy of the “life”.
Of course, Theresa was initially apprehensive about the charismatic man’s attention . He’s dark and mysterious, and to some extent, could sense the dangerous air about him. It didn’t take long for her to find out exactly how dangerous he is. To be perfectly honest, Theresa’s back and forth about Spin was a bit irritating, but once she got over her hang-ups, the fun times begin *winks*. Yeah, so these two win the award for dirty talk during sex; they back that up with pornographic er, sex (somewhat redundant, but oh well). The only reason why I mentioned that is to warn readers that this is indeed, Erotica. It’s not pretending to be something it’s not, and the author knows a thing or two about realistic, raunchy sex. Theresa is a contradicting character, in my opinion. While she could set the feminist movement some years back at times, there are also instances where she ran circles around Spin. It’s all about distribution of powers, I say. And I don’t have any problem with that.
If Erotica is your thing, this book will not disappoint. As for the writing, and plot? She’ll have you wanting the next book now. Their story just began, and I feel that there’ll be a lot more action, gore, and yeah, heartbreak in the coming books. I’m definitely looking forward to reading the next one, for sure.