One kinky doctor + one indecent proposal = one life-changing week in Paris
Elaine Watkins, Public Relations Advisor, is surprised when she receives a summons from the very attractive and enigmatic Dr. Xavier Vincent. She worships the talented physician and company icon responsible for developing the cure that saved her sister’s life and isn’t immune to his charm. Even though puzzled by his request, she is excited and eager to get started on his latest project.
But Dr. Vincent has other ideas. Instead of discussing cures, drugs and marketing strategies, he asks Elaine to join him in Paris to indulge his unique sexual appetites.
Torn between gratitude for saving her sister, her attraction for the powerful man and compromising her pre-conceived notions of sexuality, she must decide if it’s easier to feed his desires or walk away. Until she devises a plan of her own.
“Make no mistake, Elaine, I am a king. Kings command and conquer. They are brutal and uncompromising. You don’t want a king. Face it, you came here expecting a saint.” – Dr. Xavier Vincent
I originally discovered this author through one of the many online events I found on Facebook where authors try to get the word out about their books by spending time interacting with readers and giving away goodies. I won a copy of her debut novel- Symphony of Light and Winter- at that event. By the time I finished chapter one of that book, I became a fan. She has a way with storytelling that is unlike anyone else I have ever read. (I’m not saying that a comparison doesn’t exist, I’m just saying that I can’t think of one.) Anyway, I not only became a fan but I also joined her street team so that I could help promote her books–being part of Renea’s street team and a couple of others are what inspired me to start A Bookaholic’s Fix so I could help find readers for the amazing books, like Renea’s, that I’ve found.
This time, she has released a book that is ertoica or erotic romance without the paranormal element present in her Symphony series. And let me tell you, this series promises to be just as amazing as Symphony.
Now, I don’t typically read erotica it’s not that I am not a prudish reader, I’m just selective. I don’t shy away from books that have steamy sex scenes as long as there is more to the story than just sex. For me, it is all about the story. Curing Doctor Vincent, meets that requirement. There is plenty of steamy sex but there is so much more.
The characters are simply incredible. Elaine is a strong female character who hasn’t had the best of luck in her life. One hard truth brought her world crashing around her and still she manages to live her life with as much dignity as humanly possible. Even though things haven’t turned out like she expected, she won’t let herself be the victim but it is hard to ignore the reason her dreams shattered when it comes with a very public, annual reminder . The enigmatic doctor just happens to present her with his outrageous proposal at the right time- when she needs a distraction from the shitstorm of her life. Xavier Vincent is a puzzle. He is one of the most brilliant minds in modern medicine. Fueled by the desire to eliminate the cancer that took his wife, he makes a scientific breakthrough that saves thousands. But he lives a very private life and no one knows just what things torment him. By fulfilling his requests, Elaine discovers that he also needs respite from his past and she hopes that she will be able to save him from the demons that haunt him. There are also other well developed characters that are very crucial to the story. Each one with a unique set of circumstances… It is simply amazing that so much thought went in to the development of secondary characters but their stories only enhance the main plot.
As for the plot… The storyline is completely captivating. A woman is offered a once in a lifetime experience- to become the unconventional lover of a man that she admires. If she agrees, she is expected to take on not one, but two gorgeous lovers and neither one is the doctor… this in itself is enough to create an interesting scenario but there are so many more twists and revelations thrown into the mix, it creates the most amazing tale. Through the whole thing, you are left wondering, “Can the pleasure they seek ease the pain of their pasts?” Add in the incredible imagery and some extremely creative sex scenes and you have one of the most hauntingly erotic adventures I have ever had the pleasure to read.
I have to say that Renea Mason has a way of taking the erotic and turning it into a spectacular story which is why I absolutely love her. There is plenty of hot sex- including sex in semi-public places and some menage situations- but the story is more about self realization and life changing discoveries. It is beautifully written and the Parisian backdrop only enhances the eroticism. Of course I am giving this one perfect marks- 10 out of 10- and I highly recommend it to anyone who needs smut to have a little more substance.