By: K.Z. Snow
The fashion industry isn’t kind to aging models. That’s why Lanie Stevens, at the ripe old age of thirty-four, is in a therapy group she calls Fear of Fucking. Insecurity stemming from a poor self-image has kept her celibate for way too long. Her only sexual thrill comes from ogling a handsome tech exec with whom she rides the elevator after her therapy sessions. Richard Sauter is great food for fantasy, but he looks right through her. Besides, he seems to be dating another woman.
After Lanie confides her despair to a friend, the exotic Angelina says she knows someone who could help. Lanie makes it clear she’s had her fill of blustering counselors and blind dates. As it turns out, these are not the kinds of help Angelina had in mind.
Soon thereafter, a stunning, long-haired man boards the elevator with the two regular riders. The car mysteriously stalls between floors. A startling, hands-free striptease starts taking place as clothing removes itself from sweating bodies. Suddenly, Lanie is not only being noticed, she’s involved in a steamy, gripping, groping ménage with two of the hottest men she’s ever encountered.
After this wild ride, Lanie will have no reason to doubt her allure, Richard will never look through her again… and both will believe in magic.
Elevator Magic is the perfect read if you are looking for a quick erotic journey spiced with a touch of paranormal guidance to make things interesting.
When I first read the blurb, I wasn’t too sure if I was going to find enough meat in this story for me to connect with the character’s emotions. I am pleased to say that Lanie has a real issue that a lot of women today deal with and can relate to. Her self monologue, her choices and her dreams are very plausible to me and kept my interest. In fact, it had me cheering for her.
Angelina is a very dear friend to Lanie and even in such a short meeting I got the sense of true caring and friendship between the two women. I know it would have distracted from the storyline, but I would like to have had more time with her. I get the feeling that Angelina is the type of character who could generate her own story.
As for Richard, Lanie’s fantasy focus, we get to finally meet the man who has fired her dreams for so long. Thing is, Richard is quite honorable and that becomes clear at a certain point in the story. At first I was like, ‘why couldn’t he have noticed her sooner?’, but once I found out why, I was very impressed with the character of his character.
Now, the man in the elevator? I consider him the croutons on a salad – the salad is delicious without them but add those croutons and you get crunch, pizzazz and interest. The guy is wonderful as a crouton. Yum.
All in all, Elevator Magic is a delight and a quick read when you want a little something to get you fired up and happy. You know a little belief in magic can go a long way and Elevator Magic leaves you positive that their HEA will continue to be fulfilled.
Reviewed by Xeranth