Adam's Apple (Touch of Tantra #1)
on Oct. 30, 2013
A hot and sexy novel featuring intriguing characters, it's great that this book is the beginning of a series because I feel invested in Kathryn and Adam now. The plot of the novel creates a Tantric-like build up for the reader, with a well-described growing flirtation and seduction, characters undeniably drawn to each other, and heightened emotions because of the dramatic and dangerous decline of one of Adam's friends and business partners. Bit by bit intimacy (of all kinds) develops and deep secrets are revealed. It's a rare glimpse into the sexiness of intimacy that comes from revealing oneself (especially for a character like Adam who normally possesses lovers who he doesn't even allow into his hotel penthouse home) in a slow burn, true fashion. There is a lot of tension--sexual tension, mystery, danger and emotional tension. Will Adam be able to bear it? Will he be accepted? Really good writing and plotting make all of this happen, and the release is SO GOOD. I'm looking forward to the next book!.
The Latecomers Fan Club
on Nov. 05, 2013
I really loved this novel. The characters are beautifully described and you truly feel for all of their tensions, disappointments and dreams. The structure of the book helps with that, as alternating chapters focus on the different points of views and experiences of each main character. The plot presents real-life, adult problems to navigate...divorce and breakups, babies, careers, drinking too much...and it shows how every decision reverberates out and affects other lives, including minor characters like one of Nathaniel's students, and his mother. All of these lent a really credible tone to the story, and caused me as a reader to get very invested, because I could see myself in many of the roles in the many relationships. Ultimately this is a story about second chances, about unfinished business and dreams, and about what it means to start over--or circle back. Really well written with great dialogue and sense of place throughout. I highly recommend.