Best Book Boyfriends…

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Having been a lover of reading from a time of when when i was very young, I have found that my taste in books is changing, maturing if I may say. I love super adult, contemporary, sexy, romance type of books no. And I was sitting by my window just thinking and day dreaming ( as usual 🙂 ) about who my favourite book boyfriends are from the books that I have read maybe in the past year! and so here is a small list of those hunks. 🙂

1. Christian Grey- Fifty Shades Of Grey

2. Gideon Cross- Crossfire trilogy

3. Adrian Mitchell- A touch of Crimson

4. Elijah Reynolds- A Hunger So Wild

5. Gabriel Emerson- Gabriel’s Inferno

6. Travis Maddox- Beautiful Disaster

7.Bennett Ryan- Beautiful Bastard

8. Kellan Kyle- Thoughtless

9. Will Cooper- Slammed

10. Professor Dean West- Arouse

11. Simon Parker- Wallbanger

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Do share with me, who are your favorite Book Boyfriends? 🙂

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Reflected In You…

AUTHOR: Sylvia Day

SYNOPSIS:

Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn’t stay away. I didn’t want to. He was my addiction… my every desire… mine.

My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful… except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity. We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession…

REVIEW:

I am one of those people who jumped into the wagon of “Fifty Shades Of Grey”( i actually read the whole trilogy) and i loved it completely, so when i saw this book being promoted out to lovers of “Fifty Shades” i was a bit skeptical because i thought no book could possibly compare and the ones that tried where all about sex and no story line, then i read the first one ( this is a trilogy “crossfire trilogy”) Bared to you and i was captivated, entranced, captured by it to the point of no understanding and when i finished it i started on this one straight away and ooh my goodness gracious i was caught by the throat strangled by the love of this book.

The emotional rawness between Gideon and Eva struck a chord with me. The need to know how these star-crossed lovers would get to their happy ever after was as visceral as breathing.

Reflected In You begins where Bared To You ended and it quickly drew me in to the lives and love of Gideon and Eva. Gideon is still master of his world and Eva is included in that. He is still gorgeous, his sexual prowess are still off-the-chart intense, he is still emotionally twisted but he also tries very hard to make the love work between him and Eva. Eva is aware of her strengths and flaws, she wants to do things in her own way and this clashes with Gideon’s need to control. Her insecurities play a big part in this story and will be recognizable for many readers. She is vibrant, fun but also just as emotionally twisted as Gideon.

All these insecurities were magnified by the feelings Gideon and Eva were battling with. Because their love is as dark as it is intense as it is passionate and it is imbued with a raw hunger that is undeniable. I can’t even begin to phantom how Sylvia Day found the words to relay the depth and intensity of the romance to the reader, the fact is, she did! The effect of her writing skill made me get that feeling if Gideon and Eva can work through their issues it will be an everlasting love. Or if they don’t, it will be a catastrophe of the heart and soul, devastating two people. To match the emotions there is the physical fire between this couple. The stamina of Gideon and Eva is mind-boggling but scorching to read! All they feel is poured in to the moments when they have wild ‘I can’t get enough of you’ sex. The steam almost rose from the pages, either that or my glasses fogged over! The eroticism, Sylvia Day imbues in to Reflected In You matches the rawness of the love between Gideon and Eva. It is an addictive combination I couldn’t get enough of.

The romance also contained almost insurmountable problems for the main pair to overcome. The words “trust me” and “wait” frustrated me as much as it did Eva. Trust is very hard for Eva and her reactions to what she witnesses is easy to understand. The actions of Gideon cause for major suspicion and riddle the plot with many questions. The plot development is tautly written but gave very little information up to a point I was a very frustrated reader. It was the kind of frustration where I wanted to get to know how it all connected, which wasn’t bad, but the need to know why and how drove me insane at some points. The first person narration contributed to that as well. I loved seeing it all from Eva’s point of view and through lots of dialogues I got a connection with Gideon as well. But Gideon was keeping secrets, many secrets. And it took a long while for me to understand him. I will say that the effect from the plot is definitely in the tail and the impact it had was one sweet ride and connected everything for me. The romance, the angst, the individual actions, it suddenly all made sense to me and I felt a new degree of investment for the cast of characters in the Crossfire trilogy.

Gideon and Eva is whom it all revolves around but there is an equally well-defined supporting cast. Cary, who is also twisted up inside, is one I adore. His humor and friendship with Eva enriches the story in a unique way. Mark, Steven and Shawna add depth to Eva’s work and social life. Victor, Monica and Stanton are family for Eva to fall back on and the love between them is evident. They are all engaging characters the reader gets to care about.

There is nothing in, Reflected In You, that was less than stellar. It takes a gifted author whom portrays flawed by fantastic characters and a gripping storyline for me to read the entire book in one sitting. I just couldn’t let go of Gideon and Eva, they resonated with me, up to a point where I ignored the outside world in favor of the story told.

Reflected In You feels like a written vortex where the characters suck you in with their romantic ups and downs and will not let you go until the last page. The emotional and sexual hunger Gideon and Eva have for each other borders on an addiction but it is just as addictive to read!! May 2013 can’t come soon enough! I feel lost with out knowing when their happily ever after will come. But if you haven’t read it yet, you definitely need to go and grab yourself a copy right this second and get to reading! 😀

Bared To You…

AUTHOR: Sylvia Day

SYNOPSIS

Our journey began in fire… Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness-beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily… Gideon knew . He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds… and desires. The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn’t tear us apart… “When it comes to brewing up scorchingly hot sexual chemistry, Day has few literary rivals.”

REVIEW

I absolutely loved this book, i truly could not put it down, the moment i bought it i tore through the wrapping and started reading and didnt put it down since i finished it. The story is set in the background of New York and the characters are very interesting from the very beginning of the book, they make you curious as there are many holes in the story from the start making you have a million questions and conjure up a thousand answers and “what ifs”.

The characters are more than well developed and come with a twinge of wickedness to them. You might not like some of them but they will definitely hold the whole story together. This book is not only intensely hot, it is also very sad and you go through the ups and downs with the characters as you read it.

Do have a look at it and happy super reading! 🙂

Forbidden Desires..

AUTHOR: Marina Anderson

SYNOPSIS

Harriet’s honeymoon takes a surprising turn when her husband invites another couple to join them in this sequel to Dark Secret After her wedding to film director Lewis James, Harriet Radcliffe is dismayed to learn that her husband has invited another couple, his married friends Noella and Edmund, to join them on their honeymoon. It soon emerges that Lewis is planning to make another of his hugely successful cinema verite films, using real life as his material. Knowing that Harriet finds Edmund attractive, he plans to explore her forbidden desires. However, Edmund has designs on Harriet, and Lewis’s plan goes awry as he finds himself competing to regain his bride.

REVIEW

Not all the characters in this book are not as evolved and as growing as i would like it to be. But it is an “OK” read, the main character evolves and changes as the twists and turns of the book give him new feelings he never thought he would have. The scenes are too set up though for my liking and not as spontaneous as i would like.

The book has the statement ” Devoured Fifty Shades? Then lose yourself in Forbidden Desires”.. which i don’t see as a real fit to the book since it is nothing like Fifty Shades Of Grey at all.. But for erotica lovers,this is the book for you.

I doubt i will be reading anything else by Marina Anderson, but like i said, if you are a fan of erotica then this is a good one for you.

Dark Secrets..

AUTHOR: Marina Anderson

SYNOPSIS

You’ve devoured Fifty Shades . . . now dive in to the wild intensity of Dark Secret . Harriet Radcliffe is bored with her life. At twenty-three, her steady job and safe engagement seem very dull. If she is to inject a little excitement into her life, she realises, now is the time to do it. But the excitement lying in wait for Harriet is beyond even her wildest ambitions. Answering a job advertisement to assist a world-famous actress, Harriet finds herself plunged into an intense and secret world of sexual obsession – playing an unwitting part in a very private drama, but discovering in the process more about her own desires than she had ever dreamed possible . . . The prequel to Forbidden Desires

REVIEW

I personally never read erotic novels, and to tell the truth i did not think it would be such..( i had an idea but it by far surpassed my thoughts). The story is one which could be somewhat interesting if not for the many sultry scenes. The storyline is well formed, but it is basically formed around the sex scenes. Characters are highly manipulative and develop as the story continues. It is very disturbing and keeps you interested to see where the story leads.

But i believe it is rather predictable, through out the entire time reading it i could tell where the story was heading, but of course with a twist and surprise ending at the end i was very satisfied and shocked.

They say on the cover “You’ve devoured Fifty Shades . . . now dive in to the wild intensity of Dark Secret” but i would not suggest this read for the people who enjoyed 50 shades( as i did), because they are both erotic, but 50 shades is for romantics and this one is for those who just want some steamy,sexy, raunchy scenes.. 🙂

Fifty Shades Darker..(Fifty Shades Of Grey trilogy)

AUTHOR: E.L James

SYNOPSIS

Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven, and demanding Fifty Shades.

While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront her anger and envy of the women who came before her and make the most important decision of her life.

REVIEW

This is the sequel to ” Fifty Shades Of Grey”, if you have read it then you would know that it ended with them being broken up, so this is the continuation straight from there. This book once again is very well written, the naive girl has experienced things and pleasures she never thought possible, but with that she realized came the consequences of being with a powerful enigma that is Christian Grey. The characters continue to grow and explore each other and with so many twists in the plot it is just magnificent. Not only is this book super erotic( in a very classy and untacky way) it is also very romantic with a touch of thrill and drama in it.

I suggest you read this book because it is awesome, but if you are going to read it i would suggest you read the first one first ” Fifty Shades Of Grey

50 Shades Of Grey..

I thought i should start with the most talked about book of the year!

Author: E.L James

Synopsis

When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind – until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time.

Review..

I absolutely fell in love with this book. I am pretty sure some people might say it is filled with too much sexual content but it really tells the story a somewhat abused little boy who grows up to become a wealthy powerful man still stuck in his childhood because he never got the chance to grow up the right way. He meets a naive,sweet yet strong girl who helps him grow, and realize that he is worthy of being loved. They make an instant connection and then their story of struggles, danger and endless love unfolds. There are many twists and turns that you will not see coming as well as a lot of steamy scenes that will leave you fanning yourself. 😀

This just might be the best book iv ever had the pleasure of reading..Ladies i suggest you read this book.. even if you are not an avid reader i promise you it will be fully worth it.. it is sensational.