Take one book editor (male) with demons from a guilty marriage, add one (female) author who is considered the queen of erotica running from demons of her own. Mix until there are no lumps. Fold in a younger (male) assistant who is hopelessly in love with the female. Put over high heat and watch the explosion.
That about sums up how I felt about this book. The BDSM scenes were intense as is the character of Soren – the demon who our female (Nora) is trying to put behind her by writing an erotic novel based loosely on her life. Zach (the book editor) is all over the place, running away from a marriage that he thinks his younger wife (living in England) no longer wants. Is he guilty for running out on his wife instead of working through their problems? Will he give in to the temptation that is Nora? Will Nora find solace in Zach’s arms? Can each of them put aside their former lives or are they ultimately bound to their former partners?
The plot is well thought out, the characters are intriguing, and the big reveal – when it comes – took me by surprise. But I didn’t find myself anxious to pick up the book and read the next chapter. I found myself actually wanting to watch television instead of trying to delve into the minds of Zach and Nora. I did like the character of Soren, though. He had no demons to run from, he knew what he wanted and how to get it. He was a man of action, not what-ifs.
If you like erotica, you’ll like this book simply for those kinds of scenes. But for my money, I enjoyed Fifty Shades of Grey more.
Suitable for ages 18+.