- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Aphrodisia; Reissue edition (April 29 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1617734179
- ISBN-13: 978-1617734175
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.9 x 21 cm
- Shipping Weight: 204 g
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #897,561 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Simply Sexual Paperback – Apr 29 2014
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About the Author
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kate Pearce was born in England in the middle of a large family of girls and quickly found that her imagination was far more interesting than real life. After acquiring a degree in history and barely escaping from the British civil service alive, she moved to California and then to Hawaii with her kids and her husband and set about reinventing herself as a romance writer. She writes for Kensington, Penguin Random House UK, Rouge Romance, Carina and Cleis Press and is known for both her unconventional heroes and her joy at subverting romance clichés. In her spare time she self-publishes science fiction erotic romance, historical romance, and whatever else she can imagine. You can find Kate at her website at katepearce.com, on Facebook as Kate Pearce, and on Twitter @Kate4queen.
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I enjoyed this book sooo much, I bought the next three in the series... I can't wait!
Again I’m totally fine with hot sex scenes, but I like a good storyline to go with it. I don’t think I got either! This story didn’t develop enough, and the plot was minimal and fizzed out somewhere in the second half. In the beginning you learn about Sara, her family, Val, Peter, etc, but it ends there, they are essentially the same people in the end as they were in the beginning, now they just trust each other enough to be themselves with each other, which trust wasn’t developed, it happens over one night.
This brings us to the night Val, Sara, & Peter spent at Madame’s House. Here the book redeems itself a little. We finally get a real erotic scene, much more sensually written and less vulgar wordage. I also got how much that night meant to them all. Despite all the trauma Val & Peter experience in their formative years, Sara helps them accept that part of themselves and they become more comfortable with who they are because of it. But that night wasn’t enough to show good character growth, and it also raised more questions, like Val acted so possessive of Sara, but allowed several others to participate.
I’m also not buying the description of Madame’s House of Pleasure. The place was discreet & modest in the front, but was apparently huge inside. And there were so many rooms, and so many different things going on inside, it was overwhelming in description! Plus I find it hard to believe so many people of the ton, men & women included would have been there on a regular basis without any word/rumors getting out in the public. And the second time Sara goes there she finds her way around remarkably well for as big as the place is and having been their only once?
The end of the book doesn’t really wrap up, and I get that it’s the first in a series, but this book is about Val, the next is about Peter, so I don’t think the next book will show us enough of how Val & Sara rectified everything. Val was mean and hurt her, even though he realizes this, he leaves her. Then he comes back 3 months later to help her, they have one wildly fantastic night, no one apologizes or acknowledges these issues, it’s just all better cause he’s back now, and they say they love each other, which I didn’t get any feelings like they did, it just tells me they do. I would not recommend this book, especially for the current price.
My only two issues, (spoiler alert) is that, one, the book can sort of perpetuate the idea that the only way people have these extreme sexual preferences is if they are abused. Secondly, I'm not into sharing partners or involving other people intimately with the main couple and this book and that. It just doesn't work for me, but if it works for you I'm sure you will enjoy it! Overall, really steamy engaging book. 7.75/10 would buy.