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Friday, September 2, 2011

Send




Title: Send
Author: Alyssa Turner
Review Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Ebony Dreams
Publisher: Xcite Books

Release Date: January 2011
ISBN: 9781908086235
Book Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Ménage or more
Blurb:
An erotic novel set in steamy, corporate Miami where emails send temperatures soaring.

Tina thinks she’s found her perfect match; a mirror of her black upper-middleclass background. But when heartbreak wears the polish off of his shining armor, it’s time to discover what she’s been missing.

Latin beauty Noemi works hard and plays rough, finding pleasure in bringing men to their knees. How long can she remain on top? That depends on who’s asking. Pamela has it all, but it’s not what you have, it’s how you get it, and she doesn’t like things to come easy. When she stumbles across a suitable challenge, she might finally be in over her flaming red head.
Satisfaction. Every woman wants it, but when too much of a good thing is more than they can handle, these three women find themselves in uncharted territory, testing the limits of their deepest desires. It's Jimmy's game and rules are not his concern. He’ll bring them to the edge of passion where seduction is a unique indulgence that respects no boundaries.

Review:


SEND was most excellent. It had me guessing all the while I was reading it. What an exciting read! Thank you, Alyssa Turner, for something that was so different in its approach to romance! First of all, there are three heroines and basically three heroes. No, it's not a ménage per se, but it takes a look at three women and their relationships with men and one man in particular is in the midst of it all.


I have to admit. When I first started reading this, my romance spirit was ruffled and sort of not wanting to like this book. But I don't give up. I promised the authors and review sites as well as myself that even if I don't like something, I will continue to read it. First of all because as a reviewer I think we should give our all to what we are reading so we can give our true opinion. Secondly because I have been entrusted with someone's creativity and to not read it to me is just not right.


So, again when first reading it, I was at the point that I wondered where it was going and thinking I would not like it. But Alyssa Turner showed through her creative mind and nontraditional look at romance that the love someone has for another can still shine through, right along with a person being able to reach a happily ever after or a happy for now kind of relationship without all the usual trappings.


Like I said there were three heroines that evolved around one male by the name of Jimmy.


Jimmy. Jimmy, wow, how interesting and sexy was Jimmy. He knew what he wanted and he played the game well. The thing I like about him is he interacts with each of the heroines and each of them has a thing for him. I seriously got so wrapped up in his character I began to wonder and second-guess what he was going to do next. He was full of surprises. Though I thought he was sexy and irresistible, I didn't want to love him or fall for him like the heroines all seemed to be doing. He didn't fit the neat little package of romance I was used to. But I fell for him anyways.


Tina is an African American professional who works with Jimmy and is friends with him. I didn't want to like her either. She was full of games just like Jimmy. But she grew on me and in the end I was rooting for her to be happy and to get all that she desired out of life and that included Jimmy. Now, I do have to say Ms. Tina did a very shocking thing early on in the book that made me not want to like her while she was doing it, but like she was under the spell of Jimmy, I was under the spell of some excellent writing that brought me back around.


Noemi is a Latina who by day is an exceptional nurse and also a caretaker of her brother and a waitress by night at a very interesting club. Not well off, she has to work two jobs to support herself, her mother and her brother. She was such an odd mixture of Alpha like female and sweetness. Noemi as well is enraptured with Jimmy. It is amazing the pull that one character had on them all. What Jimmy asked, Noemi did. No matter what it was and she truly got entangled in his games. Even though part of her disliked what she felt about him or the situation she found herself in because of him, she still would do it and find some pleasure in it.


Pamela is a Caucasian who is rich and sophisticated and basically a bitch to most. It was amazing to watch her interact with Jimmy and not get what she wanted or what she was used to getting. I liked that she thought she knew what she wanted. Though in fact she truly didn't come to realize what that was until Jimmy showed her. 


Three women distinctly different yet at the same time alike. Wanting the same man. Jimmy. The author wove the three characters' stories together so well that you will find it explosive in what happens in the end. I will not divulge information on the other heroes, as I think in doing so I will give away the book and its ending. 


I am telling you that it is a must read! Unconventional, Sexy, Erotic, Fun, Hot, Steamy and even endearing. I loved this book and I recommend it to anyone who still believes in love and happy endings.


Five stars...just fabulous!


Review also on: http://www.theromancereviews.com/viewbooksreview.php?bookid=3372 and http://www.goodreads.com

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