Title: Seductive Shadows
Author: Marni Mann
Publication date: July 17, 2013
Blurb from Goodreads:
Charlie is a passionate, sensually-inspired art student, desperately seeking an escape from the abusive past that haunts her and a tragic accident that emptied her heart. Scarred and unable to love, her yearning for physical pleasure leads her into a tantalizing, dangerous world of power and seduction. The anonymity of the deal offers security; the money brings financial freedom and the madam is the mother figure she longs for.
But the thrill of the mansion and its arousing dominance quickly fades when she meets renowned-yet-mysterious Cameron Hardy, whose intense baby blue eyes send a nervous flutter through her core. Cameron is sexy, and not in a subtle way. He stimulates Charlie’s art, her intellect and her desires. Just as he begins to break through her emotional boundaries, she discovers a devastating connection between her past and her scandalous work at the mansion, shattering everything she thought to be true.
Provocative, intoxicating and erotic, Seductive Shadows is the unforgettable tale of a young woman’s self-discovery as she learns to forgive, to love and be loved, and to find redemption amidst a remarkable journey that will captivate your mind and stimulate your soul.
This book is for mature audiences. It contains explicit language and sexual content.
This book has a lot of sex. Seriously, a lot! But honestly? After a while, I did not even notice the sex anymore. Strange right? At first it was like omg, sex! And then it started getting a little personal between Charlie and me. I just wanted to hug this poor damaged child and rock her until she felt she was safe and loved. So yeah, if you are looking for the sex scenes, they are there, believe me they are. But as you get to know Charlie a little more, you will see them as less erotic and more… I can’t even describe it, but you will understand and your mind will be opened to the reasoning, to the why of things happening and choices made. This was a great book, very well written, the sex scenes are superb! But it’s also very raw and emotional. It touches something else, a topic that is very hushed if you ask me. But I think there should be a little more force behind it, if you want readers to take notice and do something. But of course, it might not be the platform the author was going for. All in all, I would recommend this read, unless you are turned off by explicit sex scenes.