Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Book review - Twisted by Desire by Desiree A Cox (erotic romance) 4/5stars

Twisted by Desire by Desiree A Cox
Erotic romance 
4/5 stars


Nikki Carmichael is confused. Her head’s telling her one thing while her heart is sending another message.

She believed her first husband, Sky, was her Prince Charming. They got married expecting to live their happily ever after, but the happiness dwindled right along with their checking account. Their divorce legally ended the marriage, but not the love and uncontrollable desire between them.

Then she meets Jeff. He’s hotter than an August day in Florida, and can offer her everything she’s always thought she wanted.

Jeff is committed to his life as a bachelor, but his high-powered nature has finally brought him to a crossroads. He’s face-to-face with a quandary; his decisions will affect his professional and personal life forever.

Nikki’s tenacious efforts to live a dream life, while still keeping her heart shielded, are coupled with wrestling an ongoing dilemma – her heart still belongs to Sky.

But Nikki isn’t the only one who’s twisted by desire.


Twisted by Desire is Desiree A Cox's debut novel, and I must say I am impressed.  I really enjoyed this erotic romance which has an intriguing love triangle storyline.  Twisted by Desire is the first book in the Lust, Desire and Love trilogy, and it is a great start that has set up the story well for the next two books.  It is unpredictable, I can't tell yet which direction the characters will take, which is a nice change for books in this genre.

Nikki is still in love with her ex-husband, Sky, and the love and desire is mutual.  Things didn't work out between them as Sky struggles to keep a job and Nikki wanted more stability for her and their young daughter.  They now have a friends with benefits type arrangement, but Sky wants more.  Then Nikki meets Jeff and falls for him and the lifestyle he can offer her and her daughter Abby.  Her family and friends all think she's making a mistake being with Jeff - are they right?

It took me a while to connect with Abby, initially found her a bit shallow and annoying, but throughout the book I grew to like her.  She works hard to provide for her daughter, and simply wants what's best for her.  I really like Sky - yes he may have had problems staying in a job, but he loves Nikki and is a great father.  Now Jeff is a different matter - I really don't like him and I can't understand why Nikki trusts him.  I can't work out what his secrets are, and if he really is working when he is away so often, but I'm hoping we find out in the next book.

This ended on a cliffhanger so I am eager to start reading the next book.  Twisted by Desire is a good read and a promising start to the series.  This book gets four out of five stars.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a honest review.

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