Series: Shadows #1
Published by Booktrope on July 17, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic
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Charlie is a passionate, sensually-inspired art student, desperately seeking an escape from the abusive past that haunts her and a tragic accident that emptied her heart. Scarred and unable to love, her yearning for physical pleasure leads her into a tantalizing, dangerous world of power and seduction. The anonymity of the deal offers security; the money brings financial freedom and the madam is the mother figure she longs for.
But the thrill of the mansion and its arousing dominance quickly fades when she meets renowned-yet-mysterious Cameron Hardy, whose intense baby blue eyes send a nervous flutter through her core. Cameron is sexy, and not in a subtle way. He stimulates Charlie’s art, her intellect and her desires. Just as he begins to break through her emotional boundaries, she discovers a devastating connection between her past and her scandalous work at the mansion, shattering everything she thought to be true.
Provocative, intoxicating and erotic, Seductive Shadows is the unforgettable tale of a young woman’s self-discovery as she learns to forgive, to love and be loved, and to find redemption amidst a remarkable journey that will captivate your mind and stimulate your soul.
Decided to take advantage of the sale going on (see below) and I have to say that it was worth every single one of my 99 pennies. Loved it! It was not what I expected but it is without a doubt so much more. It delves not only in sensuality and seduction but also in suspense, mystery, deceit and conspiracy. There is so much going on in this book and I anticipate Seductive Secrecy (Book 2) is going to be even more that I can fathom.
I just could not put this one down. The way the settings and scenes were depicted was very compelling and it made me wish that the story came as a picture book. I wanted to see through Charlie’s eyes. All that opulence and elegance – from the mansion, to the rooms, the outfits and all the “extras”. Not to mention the art! Not just hers but also Cameron’s. The way the author described each one was exquisite and precise. It almost felt tangible. Appreciated the authors imagination.
The plot was also great, the story flowed smoothly and the relationship between the two characters was terrific. I have a feeling that there is so much more to these two than portrayed. Seductive Secrecy is definitely on my highly anticipated list.
Highly recommend taking advantage of this book promotion like I did.
He dipped his head, his lips stopping just above my earlobe. His fingers traced the skin below my jaw. I expected words to come out of his mouth, but instead it was a tiny moan. And then a breeze of cold air as he moved over to the bed. He sat on the edge, hands resting on the mattress, after he unknotted his tie.
“Come to me.”
I stepped past the pole and around the end of the bed. His commands and the way he expected to be obeyed enticed me. They weren’t cruel or threatening. His voice, his words, his whole persona was deliberate and inviting. The need from my other sexual partners had often been a turn off, but Jay’s tone was just the opposite.
“Slowly,” he said.
With my chin pointed down, hair falling over my cheeks, I looked up at him as though he were my master. If this was the role I needed to take on for tonight to impress Victoria and make her proud, I was ready to abide. Our eyes met, and his breath quickened. I bit my bottom lip and took a step forward. My toes danced over a broken slab of mirror, pausing for several seconds, and I took another. Landing just a foot from his lap, my fingers caressed the buttons of his shirt, and when I got to the bottom, I started back up.
“Take it off,” he said, his eyes never leaving mine.
I pushed his top button through the hole.
“No,” he said quickly. “Yours.”
Grand Prize — Kindle Paperwhite & Seductive Shadows e-book
Runner-up — $25 Victoria’s Secret gift card & Seductive Shadows e-book
Third Runner-up — Seductive Shadows paperback