Sunday, January 27, 2013

Entangled Publishing Book Tour & Review: Vanilla On Top

Vanilla on Top by C.J. Ellisson
Entangled Publishing - January 2013
Discover your inner bad girl, and set her free… 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.

Title: Vanilla on Top (Walk on the Wild Side, #1)
Author: C.J. Ellisson
Genre: Category – Contemporary Length: 279
Release Date: January 2013
ISBN: 978-1-62266-798-7
Imprint: Brazen
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Review: This is a very hot romance. VERY VERY HOT. I think it falls into the Erotic Romance category. Its not as dirty as some of the erotica floating around there, but it is wilder than your average romance novel, plus there is the fact that Heather and Tony fall in love with each other.

One of the things that made this book unique is Heather. She's not a sub! Praise be! Finally a bit of erotic fiction that is a little on the BDSM side (very very lightly) where the guy is more submissive.

For the faint at heart, don't worry, the title explains it all. Heather is a very vanilla dom, as her friend Carla calls her. She does however like having the upper hand, something she learned she liked at the speed dating event where she first meets Tony.

I loved how their relationship evolved. Yes, there was a lot of sex, but there was a lot of background too. You got to know Heather and her insecurities and you got to watch her become more confident as her relationship progressed. You also got Tony's side of the story, which was awesome. A hot high powered exec who liked a little spanking now and then!


The whole book sizzles. Definitely a great read for your nightstand!

Rating: 5 flowers

Author Information
C.J. Ellisson, author of contemporary fantasy and erotica, lives near DC with her husband, two children aged 11 and 9, two Staffordshire Bull Terriers and a young cat she's newly allergic to. After spending most of her working life dealing with real estate - either as a sales manager in wholesale mortgage banking, a corporate trainer, a Realtor, or as a property manager - she's now writing full-time and happy for the first time in years. Writing has become her passion and to find people want to read her stories feels like a dream come true.

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