Hope you enjoyed the last blog tour here at Reaffirming My Bookworm Status this week because I have one more for you before the week is over and it is equally as steamy as the last one. This blog tour is being hosted by Tasty Book Tours who I would just like to thank for allowing me to be a part of it. To follow the rest of the tour, click here.
Disclaimer: This delightful book is all sorts of steamy (in the bedroom if you catch my drift) so if that is not exactly your cup of tea I would proceed with caution before you decide to read it. If not, then I think you will thoroughly enjoy this as much as I did.
By: Charlotte Winston
Releasing November 2, 2015
Everyone believes Alexandra Kane is a good girl. She follows the rules, stays the course, but there’s only so far she can bend before she breaks. Her reputation is everything, but she can’t resist temptation when given an opportunity to join Club Valentine, the exclusive sex club that caters to the wealthy.
Roman Valentine makes a living providing people a place to exercise their sexual preferences with discretion. He knows how to keep secrets, especially since he has some of his own he doesn’t want discovered. Alexandra provides a distraction he doesn’t need, but Roman how can he say no when she makes him an offer he can’t refuse.
Their agreement is simple. Discretion, orgasms, and never mix business with pleasure. But what happens when business becomes personal? How will they react when the secrets they keep buried threaten to overtake them? And what’s Alexandra supposed to do when Roman’s secret directly impacts her life?
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“Wait.” Her voice shook although she stood proud, deepening his respect for her. “I’ve never done anything like this before, and it freaked me out. That doesn’t mean I don’t want you, or need you; it just means I needed a minute.” She closed her eyes at the last statement, shaking her head slightly, and he instantly softened. How could he not when this beautiful, vulnerable woman was so proud and strong in her professional life she’d neglected her personal life. Not anymore, he thought as he moved closer, lifting his hand to her face. Her eyes remained closed but she moved her face toward him, pressing into his palm.
“Hey,” he whispered, rubbing his thumb lightly against her cheek. She turned toward him, opening her eyes and allowing him to see everything she was feeling. He read the fear, trepidation, and anticipation in those brown depths. More than anything, he wanted to wipe away the anxiety burning bright, and he kissed her softly to alleviate the burn in his chest when he thought about her. Because he had thought about her, way more than he should; even when he was supposed to be working on his club, he couldn’t get the brown-haired beauty out of his mind. She was every fantasy and nightmare rolled into one, a siren built for temporary pleasure before she brought endless destruction. This girl would be his downfall.
Charlotte is a southern girl who has loved a good story for as long as she can remember. A long way from sneaking around past her bedtime with a flashlight, she’s currently plugging away writing her own stories. She loves writing about strong characters and how their personalities influence those around them. Her first book, Mutually Exclusive, will be available in November 2015.
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“I know you do baby, but your dad would be the first to tell you all work and no play makes Jane a dull girl.”
Alexandra Kane’s life has revolved around her career for as long as she can remember as she works towards becoming partner at the corporate law firm where she works before she is thirty. It is no surprise that with the amount of hours she has put in that she has the opportunity to become the one thing she knows would make her late father proud the only problem is the rest of her life and more importantly according to her, her sex life have taken a hit. That is until her best friend suggests a way for that to be remedied by seeking out the amenities of an exclusive sex club in the city. Alexandra, though apprehensive about it, takes her best friend’s advice in order to satisfy her sexual outlet. But, she is not interested in enjoying the company of just anyone at the club. No, if this is going to happen discretion is the number one priority in order to ensure her law career is not affected by her actions so she goes directly to the source, the owner of the club, to be the one to give her the release and pleasure she needs.
Roman Valentine is the owner of the most sought after sex club in the city where he allows his members to engage in their fantasies in a space that takes judgment out of the equation and just allows them to enjoy themselves. Becoming a member of this establishment is not easy but for those who are granted it, they are able to come and engage consensually with others in whatever sexual act they choose. The one rule that Roman has is that he himself does not get involved with any of the members. Of course, that all changes when he decides to meet with Alexandra Kane who wants only him if the arrangement she desires is going to work. He allows for an exception to his rule and agrees that he and Alex will become mutually exclusive to one another allowing for both their needs as well as wants to be met. Of course, Roman’s needs/wants are shrouded in secrecy something he does not initially disclose to Alex and those secrets just happen to involve her father. But, when those secrets come to light business has already mixed with pleasure between Roman and Alex leading to complications as trust is broken and feelings are undoubtedly hurt.
Sex takes center stage for a good portion of this novel but regardless of how much time is spent in the bedroom between these two, I really enjoyed Alex and Roman’s relationship. From the very beginning because of their personalities they butted heads with one another which lead to the banter that I very much love to read when it comes to romance books such as this one. It is no surprise though considering you have Alex who is a lawyer and a damn good one at that so her need for control and to be in charge was clearly going to clash with Roman who is dominant in nature seeing as he runs and maintains a sex club where keeping the wants/needs as well as the safety of his members is key. The progression of their relationship was so entertaining as you see them challenge one another but also gradually start to open up to each other and become more than just the mutually exclusive agreement they contracted between themselves. But of course, it can not all be smooth sailing as there always seems to be secrets involved that come out. I will say that I did not expect Roman’s secret to involve Alexandra’s late father. When I first began reading I just thought the connection created between them was because Alex was referred to Roman’s sex club by her best friend. I did not see Roman’s ulterior motive involving getting revenge on Alex’s father coming in addition to the agreement he made with Alex and just thought that aspect of the story made it that much better.
If you are looking for a book that equal parts steamy but also has a lot of heart to it, then I definitely suggest you check out Mutually Exclusive by Charlotte Winston. You won’t regret it!!