Author: Rachelle Chase
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Aphrodisia (May 1, 2007)
Manager of a San Francisco talent agency, Nichole Simms is poised, professional, and cool–but her private notebook reveals a much more daring woman who loves explicit, uninhibited sexual fantasies. Her dream lover is a secret. Until he finds her notebook…
Famous chaise designer Derek Mitchell can’t believe his eyes when he stumbles upon Nichole’s secret book–in which he stars. Derek is hot to explore each sinful scene and every red-hot obsession with this demure, quiet beauty…and fulfill her every desire.
I admit, I am a sucker for erotic reads. I love the smut. With that being said, I also have to mention that the smut needs to have some plot to keep me interested in it. Yes, I like the naughty scenes, but they can only be written so many times in so many ways.
I thought that the summary with this book might have a little intrigue in it. Maybe he would tease her for a bit about the stories she has written? Maybe she will find a willing muse to help her create more stories for her notebook? Nope. What we get is a man who bribes her to date him so she can get her notebook back with horrible side characters that are not memorable.
The whole story to me seemed forced. I felt like the author was forcing this couple together and I couldn’t even pinpoint the exact moment they each had the spark that made them realize they felt more for each other than just sex. The suspense part of the plot was flat and more of an after thought. The suspense, to me, was if I could actually hold out reading further in the book between sex romps.
Yes, again, I love my smut books, but I do have a brain as well. I want a smut book with substance and something to make me believe in the characters.
I did not like this book at all! 1 STAR