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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sinful Heat by Tianna Xander

Sinful Heat by Tianna Xander
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (170 pgs)
Other: Menage, M/F/M/M, M/F, anal play
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Honeysuckle

When Maya Abernathy accepts the gift of a cruise from her best friend, the last thing she expects is a swingers cruise filled with nudists and deviants having orgies in the open air. Prude that she was, she couldn't wait for the first port of call where she could disembark and get away from the revelers for at least a little while. When she finally gets her chance, she can't believe she's late and misses the boat…literally. Will she catch up with the ship and return to her unwanted vacation or is she better off with the three men willing to make her vacation the best one she's ever had?

Franco Rigatti and his best friends, Dante De Luca and Jacob Cameron just opened up a booming new business in the Caribbean -- night swimming with the dolphins. The last thing they expected was to find a woman they couldn't read who was the perfect specimen for them to share, if they could only convince her to allow it. Can the three sexy vampires convince the stranded Maya to stay on the island with them, or will she run back to the ship screaming when she finds out what they really are?

“What in the world did they put in the water where these guys come from?”

Whatever “it” is it does the body good! At least it does from Maya’s point of view and after meeting Dante, Franco and Jared in Tianna Xander’s Sinful Heat, I think you’ll agree. What’s better than super hot sexy vampires with the ability to read minds, manipulate objects and control actions (except for Maya –but you’ll have to read the book to see why)…these fangers are shifters as well! EEK! More than once Maya notes that her blood nearly comes to a boil as her heart races when in the proximity of one of the men. I can totally understand why! Fan Please!!

I enjoyed the snappy and often humorous dialogue of Sinful Heat. Maya is no shrinking violet. She holds her own very well verbally and physically against three very dominant men. Unlike some “mate & men” type books she doesn’t just accept fate and give in to the idea of belonging to a man much less three men who easily overpower her. Not quickly, anyway, I can’t imagine any woman who could hold out against a three man seduction too long.

I was interested to note that Maya is not your typical size 2 petite romance heroine. Instead, Ms. Xander takes a risk by making Maya not only tall (5’11) but with a build, on a smaller person, that would be considered plus size. There is much discussion in the first part of the story regarding her size but you get the impression that she is comfortable with her size and the men, while surprised at first, quickly notice all her positive attributes. Bravo to Ms. Xander for a bold move that, I feel, not only is fitting for this story but will resonate with many readers who want to read about “real” women.

The story is pretty fast-paced and has clever twists and turns to keep the reader engaged. This isn’t my first time to read an exciting tale from Ms. Xander and it won’t be my last.

1 comment:

Tianna Xander said...

I apologize that it took me so long to find this. Thank you so much for such a glowing review. I hope you like my newest release, Bastien, or book 3 of The Endowed, Getting Physical, just as much.

Thanks again!

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