by Cris Anson
Dance series book one
Book 1 in the Dance series. Robbed of her self-esteem during a loveless marriage, recently divorced Lyssa Markham allows her best friend to drag her, costumed as Salome, to a masquerade. She’s shocked then intrigued to discover the participants are members of an exclusive sex club. Hiding behind her mask, she permits her long-submerged sensual side to re-emerge as erotic sights and sounds bombard her. Seeing a darkly sexy gladiator inspires her to dance for him, seductively removing one veil at a time until she falls naked into his hot embrace.Days later, she learns her ex has neglected to fulfill an urgent financial stipulation in the divorce decree. Unable to reach him, she storms into his lawyer’s office to resolve the problem and comes face to face with her gladiator. His first words, “Lift up your skirt…Salome.” Robert Savidge is everything a woman could want—rich, handsome, successful. Should she obey her impulse and run from him? Or can she find the courage to explore her nascent sensuality with this man who so obviously wants to teach her?
I liked the book in the beginning and middle. It started out sexy, hot and steamy, then some awesome scenes in an office. And it seemed to be looking up gearing for a really nice erotic love story, then the plot or scenario became clouded. I was not sure what the conflict was after a while. It was unclear until the characters started to change there train of thought in some situations. There was not to much inner dialogue that would suggest that the problem was other then the obvious messy divorce from an asshat bent on ruining her life.
I believe the author could have stopped at any point and concluded it. I think it would have made for a better book. But as it is now, I felt that it was too long. The ending was anticlimactic and I felt deflated.