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Friday, December 9, 2011

Phantom Touch by Cindy Jacks

Phantom Touch by Cindy Jacks
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (113 pages)
Other: M/F, Bondage
Rating: 4 Cherries
Reviewed by Dianthus

Erika leads a quiet life—at least in the real world. But her alter-ego, Little Lottie, is a singer at a local club and engages in a wild online romance. For months she’s been communicating with a mysterious man, known only to her as the Phantom.

Her lover contacts her via texts, emails and instant messages. When he offers to fulfill her desires in real life, she can’t refuse. The only condition to meeting for their sizzling assignations—he wears a mask to hide his true identity. Despite his reluctance to reveal himself to Erika, he tears down her inhibitions and unleashes her suppressed passions, taking possession of her body and soul.

Erika may have finally found the one man who can sate her every longing…if only he would show her the man behind the mask.

Do look matter or can you really fall in love with someone without knowing anything more than the sound of their voice? Can you really know everything about a person without meeting them in person?

Erika has fallen madly in love with her online chatting partner, Phantom. He is everything she is looking for in a man, except she has no idea what he actually looks like. Erika, a shy reserved girl, doesn’t see this as a bad thing, since she has secrets too. But the questions keep coming and she doesn’t know if not knowing is such a good thing or not anymore. When her love is revealed to her will she find that he is everything she has been looking for or will he be lacking compared to her fantasies?

Cris has been in love with Erika since he first saw her perform as Lottie in a role play club. She is just like him, one person during the day and a completely different one at night. But Cris has a past, one that he can’t seem to shake, and he fears this past will make Erika run from him. Can this fear make it impossible for Cris to reveal who he is to Erika or will his past help to bring the girl of his dreams to him in the end? Will hiding who he is make her love him first or will it keep her at arm’s length until neither of them can take it anymore?

Cindy Jacks is a new to me author, and so far I am very impressed by her writing talent. The story has a great plot, suspense to keep me interested and characters that are very realistic. Cris and Erika’s characters are just what each other needs, and yet they can’t seem to see it in the beginning. But with a bit of creativity, Cris is able to open up to Erika about who he really is and soon they fall in love with each other. But with secrets weighing them both down will this new found love be enough to keep them together?

To see how it ends, pick up a copy today. Anyone looking for a great read that will keep you turning pages until the end will not be disappointed in this book. Cindy Jacks did an excellent job and this one will definitely be a reread in the future for me.

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