Thursday, January 24, 2013

Review: Vanilla on Top (Walk on the Wild Side #1) by C.J. Ellisson

Vanilla on Top (Walk on the Wild Side #1) by C.J. Ellisson
Obtained for Review via NetGalley

Blurb from Goodreads:

Heather Pierce is done being a wallflower, both personally and professionally. Desperate to live a different life for one night, she attends a speed dating event. Maybe here, anonymous unless she chooses otherwise, she can become someone new. When a man way out of her league sits across from her, Heather gathers her courage and takes charge of what she wants, secretly fearing he won’t desire the real person she’s desperate to hide.

Top acquisitions officer and international playboy Tony Carmine is about to close the biggest deal of his career. But then he meets Heather at a speed dating event…and discovers losing control may be exactly what he needs. Her blossoming sensuality occupies his every thought, consuming him with the need to possess the most intriguing lover he’s ever encountered—until he walks into the boardroom and sees Heather on the other side of the negotiating table.

My Review:

I enjoyed this book and I recommend it to anyone looking for a fun read with seriously steamy sex scenes. I thought the sex scenes, although there were a few too many, were seriously HOT!

I also really liked Tony and Heather together -- it was a unique relationship and there were so many sparks!

What I didn't like: Heather's constant acting, insecurity and dishonesty. Call me crazy but when she talks about acting classes coming in handy for a date and she runs through lines in anticipation of a date, something is wrong. I know Heather was having trouble discovering her true self but it just felt bad for her to be acting when she was with Tony.

Carla! What a horrible friend -- I'm not sure why she behaved like she did and her lame excuses toward the end seemed shallow, at best.

The ending, however, was fantastic! So unique for a "romance." There was no declaration of love, no proposal --- just a realistic hope to try and work on their relationship. It was probably the most honest moment of the book.

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