Author: Bella Andre
- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Pocket; First Edition edition (November 15, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416509577
- ISBN-13: 978-1416509578
An appetite for sensual pleasures must never be denied. . . .
Lily Ellis has curves–soft, beautiful curves. The kind of voluptuous body she fears Travis Carson, the man she’s always loved from afar, would never crave. But Lily is about to be proven wrong. Her sensual adventure begins when, despite her inhibitions, the demure San Francisco interior decorator agrees to model a plus-size dress for her fashion designer sister. Watching this sensual beauty move down the runway with mesmerizing power, Travis can’t believe it’s the same Lily he’s always known and always rejected. In a whirlwind of electric attraction, Lily is soon moaning Travis’s name in his bed, not just in her wild fantasies. But Lily is all too aware that she’s nothing like his past lovers . . . and now that she has him close at last, she’s praying Travis likes what he sees and feels. Determined to beat Travis at his own game by guarding her true feelings of love and lust, she spontaneously partners with him on a business deal that takes them all the way to Italy. In the seductive warmth of the Tuscan sun, Lily is about to unwrap her real self, and play a game of desire with the hot-blooded Travis. Will she be burned by an ecstasy that’s so all-consuming it has her seeing stars? Or will Travis open his heart to the sexy, exciting, and lasting love she has to offer?
I have had this on my bookshelf for some time now, and I decided to finally read it! I loved how the author made Lily a character I could relate to. Out of all the romance books out there, I hardly ever get to read one with a women who isn’t a size 2! Lily is a size 16 trying to seduce a man she has been in love with since childhood. He happens to be rich, sexy as hell, and acts like she is invisible.
The author went through all the emotions a larger woman would go through. Am I skinny enough? What outfit looks the best on me? What if he see’s my cellulite? Us larger women have feelings and lust fantasies as well, and this book just goes to show it!
The only drawback to this book is the other characters story. Janica and Luke left me hanging. I would have loved some closure of their storyline. I am hoping the author will continue their story as well.
Overall, very likeable characters that made it very hard to put this book down! I loved it!
Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
i love the friends before lovers plot, so i’ll definitely be adding this to my wish list. and also a larger woman heroines? awesome! thanks for the review 🙂
Oh this sounds like a very interesting read! A little spicy! I lvoe a book about a real woman!!
Hope you had a great weekend my friend!
Great review!! The plot sounds great and I’m loving the cover!
Sounds very sexy! As a larger woman myself I love the idea of a character who is not teeny tiny but i still considered sexy, its a really refereshing idea given the images portrayed in magazines and the media etc. I definitely hope to read this someday.
Awesome review Amy.
I have loved every book I’ve read by Bella.
She writes sexy football players books & hot firefighter books as well. Just finished & loved Hot As Sin.
You’re right! Finally someone who isn’t a size 2 pkg of perfection. This looks like a good one. 🙂 I’ve got a fun little thing going on over at my blog, thought you might like to play along! It’s here! Happy 2010.