Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.


Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
Oh, and I moved my Google Friend Connect info and share this buttons to the top, as without our friends, who are we?

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Review For SEDUCTION by Calista Fox- 3 1/2*

Title: Seduction
Series: Bayfront Billionaires Novella
Author: Calista Fox
Genre: MFM
Rating: 3 1/2*
Publishers: St Martin's Press/Macmillan 
(Jan 10, 2017)
Ebook: 114  pages
FTC Disclosure: ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley

100 Shades of Sin...

Delicious and hot, the seductive Bayfront Billionaires need one thing, and one thing only: the woman made for them, the one woman on earth who can complete their trio of passion and desire.
Lily Hart has taken a temporary position as a live-in butler for billionaire musicians Jackson Sterling and Lexington Alexander. She expected to be on call day and night. But what she did not plan for was that these two billionaires would be as handsome as sin and hell-bent on having her in their bed. Entirely skilled at the art of seduction, they make Lily burn for pleasure in ways she never knew she could.
Jax and Lex have been waiting for a muse, and when breathtaking, sensuous Lily arrives on their doorstep, they know she’s the woman to join them in the seductive web the three of them weave. But passion between three can end in flames, and Lily, Jax, and Lex must decide—is opening their hearts worth the risk?
I gotta admit, I'm about sick of the millionaire/billionaire plot in romances. However, I throughly enjoyed the peek behind the curtain of professional classical musicians. I also throughly loved the look at a butler's life (that wasn't Downton Abbey influenced). I guess you would get use to having someone anticipate your needs and be semi-invisible while going about daily activities but as a middle class American, it feels creepy and stalkerish. But it was a fun look.
I'm not really fond of menage romance but I'm constantly reading stuff out of my comfort zone to expand my reading horizon. I'm not sure I could ever fathom the depth of emotion needed to be sexually involved with two men at one time (and believe me I'm not a prude when it comes to sex and several times I've dated two guys at the same time) but for me sex equals feelings not just the act. I loved that it was a novella as it's a great way to test drive a genre or new author for a reader. I felt like it was pretty slow going for the first third of the book and any book for me needs to move along at a fast pace early on or I won't finish it. I'm not talking about inst-love or sex as that puts me off too but the story was just a bit slow for me.   
I felt that the story could have benefited from a bit more dialogue as I think this is a great way to get to know the characters. I want to see them not be told about them.  It just didn't have enough meat (no pun here) to it. It might have helped if I'd read the earlier book in the series and I'll definitely  pursue more by this writer. And I just went back and bumped up my rating to 3 1/2* from 3* cause I realized I liked it a bit more than I realized.
FTC Disclosure: ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley
Sylvia Carter’s hot hookup with sexy Seth Lofton—billionaire owner of the Aspen-esque Bliss Mountain Ski Resort in Northern California—is only meant to be a one-night stand. But their explosive chemistry has them continually tangled up in each other. And when Seth’s best friend, hotel magnate Noah Donovan, comes to town, he and Sylvia spark just as passionately.
Noah plans to build a luxury hotel with an award-winning spa in the neighboring coastal town of Bayfront, which threatens Sylvia’s new day spa. Their personal agendas create plenty of friction—but a fiery love triangle is a temptation none of them can resist. The emotional intensity is just as strong as the sexual burn, though they’re still at a crossroads with their business dilemmas—until Seth and Noah make a pact to give the woman they’re falling in love with everything her heart desires… But can Sylvia afford to take the bait?
Calista is a former PR professional, now writing fast-paced, steamy
 books to set your pulse racing! She writes for St. Martin's Press and Grand Central Publishing. Calista has won many Reviewer’s and Reader’s Choice Awards, as well as Best Book Awards, and is an Amazon bestselling author. Calista has crossed the country many times over by corporate jet and travels internationally, always with her laptop in tow to capture intriguing story elements and exotic locales! She is also a member of Romance Writers of America and a Past President/Advisor of the Phoenix chapter. Visit her at:,  

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