Publication Date: 12/02/2014
Publisher: Penguin Group
Imprint: Berkley Heat
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance
(Received for an honest review from Berkley Heat)
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WARNING: The book my be inappropriate for readers under the age of 18.
Excerpt from, The Masseuse, courtesy of the main book listing on Amazon.
First in the sexy and suspenseful Body Work Trilogy
Anna Rossi lives by one simple rule: don’t get attached, don’t get hurt. But Alec Flynn doesn’t play by the rules…
Anna never takes on a massage client without screening him first, but the paycheck offered by billionaire Maxim Stein is too good to turn down. Stein is the richest man she’s ever laid her hands on, and despite the risks, she trusts that she can take care of herself. After all, she’s handled difficult clients in the past. What she isn’t prepared for is getting caught in a compromising situation by Maxim’s tall, dark, and gorgeous bodyguard—or the desperate desires he awakens in her…
Alec is dangerous. The mysterious, hard-bodied man is completely irresistible and won’t be refused, no matter what walls Anna puts up to protect herself. But as Anna falls fast for his careful ministrations and mind-blowing skills, she begins to realize that giving herself over to a man with so many secrets isn’t just putting her heart at risk—it’s endangering her life…
The Masseuse is the first book in a new erotic trilogy from debut author, Sierra Kincade. The Body Work trilogy gets off to a resounding start as Kincade introduces readers to a heroine that has been left shattered by her past and a hero that is more mysterious than a good thriller. Anna and Alec steam up the pages as they learn about each other's pasts, lies and secrets. Will she hang around to see what happens? Will he finally reveal himself to her? These are just some the questions that will be running through the mind of the reader, as this hot and sexy series, takes off!
What I liked:
When it comes to reading erotic literature, I always keep a few things in mind. When a reader picks up an erotic novel, what are they looking for? Most people would automatically say, sex and that's true, but there's a bit more to it. They don't want just any kind of sex, but sex that makes them believe it can happen that way in real life. It's all about the fantasy, but it has to be real enough to teeter on that edge of reality and I think that's where Sierra Kincade really excelled with this book. The Masseuse might seem a bit trite and typical from the title, but it is anything but, when you get into it.
Anna is a masseuse. She is by no means rich and she makes extra money by doing home appointments. That has some challenges in and of itself and showed the reader right off the bat that she had some spunk and her gutsy attitude carries throughout the novel. I liked her hard working attitude and her no nonsense approach to life, but she had her issues. She was basically broken and scarred from her past. She never stayed in one place long enough to form any attachments and the reader can almost feel her loneliness seeping off the pages.
When Anna meets Alec and he helps her out of an unexpected mess, there is an instant connection that some readers might not believe. I don't know if I believe in love at first sight, but lust at first sight is definitely viable. Been there, felt that. It's the rest of the relationship that becomes the challenge. Alec is a mystery man. Sure, he's sexy and good looking and everything you want in a fling, but you need a little more information, than handy-man as a job title if you're looking to score for the long run. He was one of the characters that made you feel all kinds of emotions. First you want drag to your bedroom and then you want to wring his neck for not giving Anna more. The secrets and lies were thick with this hero, but in the end Kincade makes it all make sense and it was worth the wait.
I'm not a fan of cliffhanger's and this one leaves the reader with some burning questions. I'm confident that Kincade will carry these two characters into the next book, so things can resolve a little more fully, but I was happy with what I learned about Anna and Alec and the growth they showed throughout the book. She stops running and he fesses up! That's progress...
I was not real sure what I was getting with this book. Erotica, yes and it was steamy. The kind of book that makes your palms sweat and your heart race. But was it going to give me that satisfaction of thinking, this can really happen? I'll have to say, Kincade sold it, she made me believe in it and that's stellar coming from a debut author. There wasn't exactly a cliffhanger at the end, but plenty to keep me interested in picking up the next book. This one has some substance, try it, you'll like it!
The Masseuse is available NOW from your favorite bookseller.
I'm giving this one 5 out of 5 apples from my book bag!
About the Author:
Sierra Kincade is the pen name for the author of The Body Works Trilogy. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and son. When she's not writing naughty books, she loves eating chocolate cupcakes, binge-watching cable series, and singing loudly in the car. She wholeheartedly believes that love stories are real, and you should never choose a partner who doesn't make you laugh.
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