Series: A Walk On The Wild Side Novel
Author: CJ Ellison
Genre: Comtempory Romance
Source: Self Purchase
Rating: 4 stars
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Vanilla on Top: A Walk on the Wild Side Novel (Entangled Brazen)
Discover your inner bad girl, and set her free…
Heather Pierce is done being a wallflower, both personally and professionally. Desperate to live a different life for one night, she attends a speed dating event. Maybe here, anonymous unless she chooses otherwise, she can become someone new. When a man way out of her league sits across from her, Heather gathers her courage and takes charge of what she wants, secretly fearing he won’t desire the real person she’s desperate to hide.
Top acquisitions officer and international playboy Tony Carmine is about to close the biggest deal of his career. But then he meets Heather at a speed dating event…and discovers losing control may be exactly what he needs. Her blossoming sensuality occupies his every thought, consuming him with the need to possess the most intriguing lover he’s ever encountered—until he walks into the boardroom and sees Heather on the other side of the negotiating table.
This was a second time read of this novel for me. I went back through my LONG and LARGE (shhhh, Don’t tell Hubby) Amazon purchase history to figure out when I bought this novel. 25th January 2013! In the archive of my mind (A scary place if you think about it!) I remember sending Ms Scandal an email that went something like this.” OMG Scandal you NEED to read this book!” and has she?
I will say this though….Scandal is always accusing her Nerds of fucking with her reading schedule! Maybe she wasn’t ready for the nutty Aussie to fuck with her reading schedule way back then!
Our time with Heather and Tony starts out at a Speed Dating event. Oh yes, you read it right…a Speed Dating event! We get the impression that Heather hasn’t had it all that easy in the relationship stakes. Arsehole Boyfriends People! If we haven’t been unlucky enough to have had one ourselves then one of our girls most certainly has! Heather seems shy, introverted, you get a bit of shock when you realise she’s not, she is just low on self-esteem. It gave me a real kick when Heather slipped into herself, taking command of an intimate situation and telling Tony what to do. I DO like a kickarse heroine!
Does this mean I saw Tony as a Beta male? Not on your life! This is one, now reformed, Playboy who gets what he wants as soon as he wants it. A strong, single minded, determined, intuitive and focused man…ooooh I have shivers!
Both of these characters are strong. There is no ‘push me/ pull you’ stuff. Just that is who you are and BOY do I like it!
“Even with her quirky behaviour – I want this woman. Its time I try a little harder and get her feeling the same way”
Their romantic liaison becomes “entangled” (Ha! I couldn’t resist!) in a business deal. Threatening jobs, reputations and of course the continuation of their budding relationship. In all honesty that would be damn shame, because their sexting is hot! Really hot!
“Are you wearing new shoes today:
‘Yes, the red ones’
‘I bet you look hot?’…..’Wearing anything else red?’
‘My shirt is red’………………….”.and so is my bra and underwear””
‘Very Sexy. Makes me want to take them off you……. Very Slowly”
And then what would you do?’
It goes on…….uh no…you have to read it, to get to the REALLY hot part! I am not giving away any of this books sexy secrets!
I really enjoyed this story both times I have read it. It’s well written, it has hot scandalicious sex, business intrigue and enough character development for me to connect. There is nothing nasty, nothing dark and debilitating about this novel. Just a damn fine sexy story that is well worth your time.
I will leave you with this…
“You feel incredible” Without warning, he bites my tight shoulder muscle, not too hard, but enough to make me notice.
Before I want, my orgasm overcomes me, catapulting me into a universe of shooting stars and rainbow comets of colour. Moans rip from my throat and fill the room around us.
Tony lets loose one final burst of speed, pumping inside sending me further into oblivion when he whispers,
“You’re hot when you come”
UH HUH….I TOLD YOU SO!?