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miércoles, 30 de julio de 2014

Sinful Rewards: why is this book so hot? + giveaway

My, my, it's getting hot in here and it's not due to the summer season. Oh, no, it's all Cynthia's fault ;o)

The whole concept of SINFUL REWARDS got me hooked. Wouldn't it be delightfully wicked that we could get a treat for every sexy daring we pulled off? Such a tantalizing idea.

A good girl, a hard-working but lonely good girl, Bee Carter fantasies about a Prince Charming who will offer her a forever. Nothing will stop her from avoiding the kind of poor, unloved life her mother led because of a one-night mistake.

Belinda, you and I share more than a name. It's your endearing tendency to daydream about the fairy-tale quality of your fantasies as opposed to gritty, unfair, dream-shattering real life.
We share that longing for fair game, for just situations, for people to behave toward us as if they could instantly recognise our true nature. Which is that we are deserving of their interest, their care, their loyalty.

Beyond that, in the innermost recesses of our basic humanity, we share the desire to let go of inhibitions, to let hidden and scandalous desires out in the open to be free, to taste pleasure without shame.

I admire Bee's determination, it's really sweet of her to think the perfect thing and then be human enough to react to something else, a little bit less perfect. That's how she ends up torn between two versions of her dreams. And two men.

- Nicholas, poised, safe, a promised paradise of wealth and unbroken hearts.

- Hawke, a biker made of carnal temptations that oozes danger and a broken future.

I adore the author's writing style. It's funny, captivating, true to character. She's capable of sucking the reader into the characters' minds and personalities with such ease. The dialogues are so witty!

Bee is a very relatable girl with dreams that make you warm to her as much as her mistakes.
And the men the author creates... purely unavoidable. Strong, implacably irresistible, meltingly sexy.

Even though I can't feel sorry for Bee not owning big expensive purses, I do understand her insecurities. Feeling isolated and small because everything around her is better than what she has, knowing that whatever she does she will never achieve enough status not to be humiliated by others, makes me want to soothe her and cheer her up. After all, she's worth more than money.

She's smart and motivated. She proves it time and again at work, with her friend Cindy, and the decisions she makes regarding men. That's when the game begins. A mysterious stranger sends her a note asking for a private dare that she must accomplish, a very sensuous dare, and if she does, she will get rewarded in a very unusual, personalised way.

Wonderfully wicked, Sinful Rewards part I explores the topic of voyeurism. Where it may stem from, why it turns the female protagonist so much. It does this wrapped up in a story about a woman who struggles between what her mind wants and what her forbidden desires claim. It's the story of a woman caught between two choices and the two men who represent them. And what's a good girl to do when the reward for naughty behaviour is so sinfully good? ;o)

Belinda “Bee” Carter is a good girl; at least, that’s what she tells herself. And a good girl deserves a nice guy—just like the gorgeous and moody billionaire Nicolas Rainer. He is everything she wants in a man.

Or so she thinks, until she takes a look through her telescope and sees a naked, tattooed man on the balcony across the courtyard. Hawke is mysterious, the bad boy she knows will bring only heartbreak. He has been watching her, and that makes him all the more enticing.

But when a mysterious and anonymous text message dares her to do something bad, she must decide if she is really the good girl she has always claimed to be, or if she’s willing to risk everything for her secret fantasy of being watched.

Is her mystery man the reclusive billionaire with a wild side or the darkly dangerous bad boy?


Cynthia Sax lives in a world filled with magic and romance. Although her heroes may not always say, “I love you”, they will do anything for the women they adore. They live passionately. They play hard. They love the same women forever.
Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research, while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places such as Istanbul, Bali, and Chicago.Please visit her on the web at www.CynthiaSax.com

Author Website: http://cynthiasax.com/
Twitter: @CynthiaSax


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