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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Tantric Principle by Jennifer Probst

The Tantric Principle by Jennifer Probst
Publisher: Red Sage Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Other: M/F, Mild BDSM
Length: Short Story (105 pages)
Rating: 5 Cherries
Reviewed by Carnation

Arianna Devlin is a high powered advertising executive with ambition and too much stress. Desperate for balance, she enrolls in a yoga school to teach her certain lessons. Breathe. Stay calm. Be in the moment. And ignore her sexy yoga teacher who is becoming a major distraction…

Grant Madison runs a yoga school and lives by one code: don’t get involved with the students. But when Arianna walks into his studio, his resolve begins to crumble. He offers her a deal: a secret affair while in the studio, and the practice of tantric sex in the bedroom…

But when lust turns into love, Arianna and Grant are forced to make a difficult choice. Can Arianna reject the career opportunity of a lifetime for the possibility of love? Can Grant ignore his past and take a chance on the future?

Hard-working advertising professional, Arianna, has been taking Yoga classes to help deal with her busy, career oriented and stress-filled lifestyle. Hoping to bring balance to her mental state, she finds herself increasingly challenged by the hands-on approach of her sexy, attentive male teacher. Her hungry response to his carved, lean body is a distraction from the very peace she is there to achieve.

Grant Madison is having some personal trials of his own when it comes to Arianna. Despite the strict rule he has about not getting involved with his students, Grant finds his attraction for the curvy, delicious Arianna too much to deny. It takes a woman who knows what she wants to interest this intense, focused man. Arianna fits that description perfectly. She is a confident, down-to-earth, committed business woman who is not interested in complicating her life. But one thing is for sure: she wants Grant Madison, even if the only reasonable solution is a casual affair. Unable to stop her ongoing fantasies, Arianna takes the direct approach. She wastes no time in letting the luscious, masculine yogi know that she desires him. However, sticking to his convictions, Grant gently turns her down.

Karma. There is an important teaching conference in Boston for the weekend and Grant, needing an assistant, finds that the only student in his classes who qualifies is Arianna. Of course, she accepts. But when Arianna directly challenges Grant's rule by asking him why he doesn't want to sleep with her, it's more than the hot-blooded, sensual man can take. It turns out that this dominant, controlled man has a lot more to teach Arianna than her Yoga poses. The teacher in class becomes the master in the bedroom. The result is a hot affair beyond belief and a revealed hunger between them that goes far beyond what either had ever planned. They find that their feelings have turned from overwhelming desire into love. But, it turns out that fate has a challenge of her own when the promotion that Arianna has been working for her whole career is finally won. The problem is, she will have to move to Chicago.

The author has a way of making you believe and care for her characters. She is gifted in her ability to bring life to the page, cleverly painting the moods, as well as the people and scenes with fluent colors. An example of this comes to mind. This is my favorite quote in the story. Arianna, who is reeling with joy over her unexpected and newfound love with Grant, has just realized the painful decision that she'll have to make about her career, turning her celebration to dust: “The truth struck hard and deep while she watched the bubbles lie flat in her glass.”

This raging hot story is guaranteed to steam the reader up with it's exquisitely told graphic sex scenes. The author is competent and a true artist with words. I very much enjoyed this story and hope to read much more of Jennifer Probst's work.

1 comment:

Kat Attalla said...

I would expect as much from such a talented writer. Congratulations.