THE FIFTH FAVOR
By: Shelby Reed
Publication Date: January 2004 (original pub)
I was completely surprised by how much I loved this book. The summary had me kind of thinking I was crazy for even considering reading it, but the writing was wonderful, the story was so intriguing and I found myself falling a little bit for Adrian. If you’re thinking you might pick this up, but aren’t sure, at least give it a try! Highly recommended!!
Here’s my original review!
Such a world exists inside the walls of Avalon, an elite private club that caters to women’s deepest desires. Billie Cort, a reporter from the raunchy magazine Illicit, has come to Avalon to interview the club’s most popular escort, the breathtakingly sexy Adrian.
Expecting nothing less from a place like Avalon, Billie is still stunned at how effortlessly Adrian brings out her sexual side. Adrian, too, is surprised to find himself thinking about Billie long after their interview is over. Adrian, of course, is irresistible, but Billie isn’t accustomed to being pursued by outrageously attractive male escorts. Adrian wants her, but soon realizes that she can fill a role in his life that’s more than just physical…
At the age of ten, Shelby Reed wrote her first romance with Prince Charming — literally! — as the hero, and it’s been non-stop story spinning ever since.
Despite the idealistic place from which she embarked, she’s partial to writing realistic, flawed, multi-faceted characters, lush emotion, and the ever-possible happy ending.
While currently published in the sub-genre of “Romantica” with Ellora’s Cave, she hopes to explore other literary horizons such as suspense, fantasy, and young adult romance in the future.
When not pecking away at the computer keyboard, Shelby enjoys creative projects such as portraiture and decorating, and lives a bucolic life with her own Prince Charming in North Florida.
SOME GIRLS BITE (CHICAGOLAND VAMPIRES, #1)
By: Chloe Neill
Publication Date: April 7, 2009
I love this series and I love that it is set in Chicago. Merit and Ethan are great main characters and Neill creates this world where humans live amongst the paranormal and everyone knows about it. There is action and romance and enough vampire politics to keep you turning the pages. If you haven’t checked this series out and you enjoy a good paranormal, consider this one. Neill is still writing this series and #10 just came out so go get started!