Hi, book buddies. How is your weekend going? Mine has been devoted to reading and relaxing, with the exception of a few hours out because I HAD to see Pompeii. By Jove, it's good. Surprisingly so, I must admit. I expected a typical blockbuster, but it's done with elegance, wonderfully choreographed gladiator combats, and spectacular vistas of Pompeii and the volcano.
Now on to books. Today I'm taking part in the review blast of INTOXICATING PASSION, by Felicia Tatum. Want to know what's all about? It's a couple's story of love denied and found through 5 novellas. This is what reading it meant to me.
A girl who's sick of bad blind dates.
A man who doesn't feel a thing.
A girl whose heart is broken.
A man who breaks hearts without regret.
And a Halloween party that will bind them in an intoxicating chance of passion.
It was interesting to get to know Korah and Dane as they go along their day, thinking and feeling and both shunning all emotional connection with the opposite sex. They have loved and come scalded out of the trial. As the exciting Halloween party nears, they are blissfully unaware of what is in store for them. Readers, on the other hand, are eagerly awaiting this moment of sparks and sensuality. And it pays off.
A man who's obsessed with a mysterious beauty.
A girl who has no idea who he is.
What a surprise! It was fun to see how these two cross their paths again. Dane won't let go of his infatuation, but Korah can't believe word he says. She knows his tpe. Anyway, they can't resist the temptation and that's when hot encounters begin to complicate things.
I was a bit surprised though at Korah's attitude. She insists on denying Dane a chance at wooing her, but then it doesn't take him any hardship to get to the ultimate prize. She gives in too easily in this case. Then again, it's all in the name of drama. Which is what comes next on...
A lot of drama and bad sex.
A man and a girl confront their inner demons, and nothing seems to fall in place.
Despite their mistakes, in this part of the story I see the characters fight themselves in order to find a way out of their problems. I liked how they try to get closer to each other but seem to grow apart. That adds vitality and angst over the evolution of both the plot and the characters.
The author delves deeper into the relationship, making it passionate and tender. The way Dane cares for Korah in her most vulnerable, terrifying moments is endearing. However, his insecurities and bad temper are going to test his newly found bond with Korah. This is getting tough!
Dane has almost messed up his life, but Korah is regaining her will to fight back. And it's great to see her come out of her shell, for herself and for Dane.
They both come to a resolution as a couple and as individuals. And they kick all kinds of demons in the ass. Great for you, guys! It was a realistic, though romantic wrap-up for a bumpy and passionate story.
BEST FEATURE: it's not only about love or sex, it deals with self-respect and the awareness of deserving better.
Intoxicating Passion Box Set
Publication Date- April 25th, 2014
Genre- New Adult Contemporary Romance
Journey with Korah and Dane in the Intoxicating Passion box set, as they battle their individual demons on the way to finding a way to care for one another.
Korah Daniels is a nineteen-year-old college student dealing with the aftermath of leaving an abusive relationship. After letting down her guard, she meets a sexy guy at a Halloween party, but quickly realizes her past isn’t as far gone as she hoped. Will she be able to run from her abuser? Will she continue to hold her heart dearly or will the mysterious Zorro find a way through?
Dane Davidson is the ultimate playboy, never sticking around for more than one night. When he encounters Angel Eyes, he discovers his heart isn’t as locked up as he imagined. The more he learns of her, the greater he desires her, and wants to protect her. Will Dane be able to let go of his past so he can have a future? Will Korah be the one who makes him want to change?
The five Intoxicating Passion novelettes take you along with Dane and Korah, as they face the answers to life’s biggest questions.
About the Author
Felicia Tatum was born and raised in Tennessee. She always loved reading, and at the age of twelve began writing. Her passion for creating stories grew and in May 2012, she finally wrote her first novel, The White Aura.
She still lives in Tennessee with her daughter and her kitty. She loves cooking and books. Animals are some of her best friends. She watches a lot of Disney channel and often dreams up new book ideas. She's currently working on various other projects.
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