Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Book Review--Secret Storm and Tell Me You Want Me by Amelia James

Note: Although I write erotic stories that also include spanking between consenting adults, Secret Storm and Tell Me You Want Me, although very sensual and erotic, do not include spanking.

After reading Amelia James' The Devil Made Me Do It which I reviewed a few weeks ago, I downloaded two more of her books, Secret Storm and Tell Me You Want Me. The two books feature four different characters, roommates Sara and Jane and roommates Jack and Austin, all of whom are seniors in college.

It probably makes more sense to read Tell Me You Want Me first, though it's easy enough to figure out what 's going on if you (like I did) read Secret Storm first.

Here is the Amazon book description for Secret Storm:
"I want to let you in, Jack, but I.... Oh hell, I just want you. I know you're not what I need, but I don't care. Take me to bed now and we'll sort the rest out later."

The last thing Sara Jensen needs is another risky relationship. She wants Jack, but she's been hurt too many times to trust him even though he's more than a friend. Jack won't trust her, and that hurts more than her ex's betrayal. 

Jack Wheeler wants Sara. His long denied lust burns barely contained. But a dangerous secret comes back to haunt him, a secret so horrible he can't trust anyone with it, not even the woman he desires more than anything.

For the first time since they met, they're both available, but the timing couldn't be worse. Sara's not too eager to trust a man again, and Jack refuses to reveal his secret. Getting involved now is complicated, but Sara and Jack have waited long enough. Neither one of them can control their desires. But there's a storm approaching, and as hard as she tries, Sara can't run away from Jack's past. Jack won't accept her help, and Sara doesn't know how long she can wait for him to realize he needs her.
And here is the description for Tell Me You Want Me

"I can give you exactly what you're asking for, Janie, and I can give it to you all night long."

Their first kiss is impulsive, fun, a little wicked--everything Jane Elliot isn't looking for in a man--but desperately needs. Their second kiss is slow, deliberate, an instant connection--everything Austin Sinclair never had with a woman--and doesn't want.

Jane isn't the easy conquest Austin's used to. She's a stubborn-as-hell bookworm who's more interested in studying than dating. She needs a little--no--a lot of fun in her life, and Austin's just the guy who can give it to her. Too bad she thinks love should easy. Too bad Austin knows it isn't.

Everybody told her to stay away from the heartbreaker, but Jane knows there's more to Austin than full-body contact kisses and bad boy charm. All he ever promised her was a good time and wow, does he ever deliver....
I'll be honest, when I realized that these stories were about college students, I rolled my eyes and nearly moved on to something else. Why? Well, for one thing, I have a son who is college age so the idea of reading romance stories about "kids" didn't appeal to me. For another, I work at a college and mostly I see a bunch of pinheads and certainly not people who ought to be dating or risking procreation.

So....it is a high compliment indeed that I actually enjoyed both stories and came to like all four of the characters. All of them are mature and interesting and they sure do have a lot of really hot sex. Lots and lots of it.

But, beyond the erotic parts of both stories, the characters are compelling and so is the story line. Sure, you know they are going to get together in the end (so to speak) but it's a fun ride getting there and there are even some surprises along the way.

I highly recommend both books. If you read them, please come back and let me know what you think.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your review, Celeste! I'm glad you didn't move on to something else. :)


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