Monday, June 28, 2010

The Pleasure Slave - Gena Showalter

When Santa Fe antique dealer Julie Anderson was curiously drawn to purchase a battered jewelry box, she never expected it to contain her own personal love slave. Especially not tall, dark and sinfully handsome Tristan-a man hard to resist, and determined to fulfill her every desire.

Though Tristan was a rogue of the battlefield and the boudoir, making love with Julia was like nothing he'd ever known. Yet revealing his true heart would break the centuries-old spell and separate them forever. And Tristan would do anything to go on loving Julia. . .even remain a slave through all eternity. . .

Alright...Ive seen this lady around and heard TONS of great things! So when I had a friend send me one of her books I jumped at the chance to see what all the hubbub was about!

This book was adorable! It made me giggle, gave me surprises, and made me a bit hot under the collar! ;) I can see why Gena gets all the attention!

Here we have plain Jane Julie Anderson. Julie finds a jewelry box at a flea market and once she gets home tries to pry the old dusty things open...and like Genie with Aladdin POOF! Her enters Julian.

Tristan lived in Imperia long long ago. He was a great lover to many but one day a woman took things too far and cursed him by making him a pleasure (love) slave. He was doomed to live in his jewelry box for eternity moving from master to master as a sex slave.

Once Julie and Tristan meet and Tristian tries to tell himself shes just like every other master hes had but deep down he knows shes VERY different. She doesn't command, doesn't take advantage of his body and treats him like the man he wishes he could be. If only he could lover her...but if he did the curse would eb broken and he would return to Imperia to forever be without his heart.

So like I said I can truly see why Gena is so popular! This book was great! Not only was it hot to trot but it made me laugh! I just loved how Tristan wasn't used to Julies time...making nasty coffee, "killing" the phone, and ripping up his underwear to make a sheath for his knife! lol This is only a few ways that Tristan kept me entertained! lol

Julie...oh poor Julie is the classic case of plain girl with no self confidence! She's been burned before and ever since then has shied away from men. When she meets Tristan shes totally intimidated but he soon teaches her that she is a diamond in the rough (hey...whats with all my Aladdin references??? lol Well I did just get back from Disney ;). Anyways...she soon finds that she is a woman that is sexy in her own skin (which is something I always love in my heroins revelations).

This book overall was a really light, amusing and sexy to no end! There is another side story between Tristan's old master and a man that wants her that catches your attention as well. I think Gena juggles both story lines and intertwines them perfectly! =) Im SO glad I picked this book and and will be venturing even further into Gena's books ASAP!

Yummy Quote~
He was a exquisite specimen of manhood. So exquisite, in fact, she wouldn’t be surprised if he had “Grade A one-hundred-percent pure beef” stamped on his butt.

Tristan: “My tongue burns for the taste of you. My hands itch for the feel of you. And my shaft screams for the core of you. Let me have you.”


I give this book a total of...



Fiction Vixen said...

"light, amusing and sexy to no end" Sounds like my kind of book!! :) Nice review.

June 28, 2010 at 8:42 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

Fiction Vixen~
Thanks baby cakes! It was a cute yet very hot little book! I love how it stayed light yet kept your full attention! =)

Happy reading!

June 29, 2010 at 7:05 AM
Rowena said...

Hmm, this looks like it'd be a good read for me. Thanks for the heads up sweetie!

June 29, 2010 at 10:22 AM
Monroe Dawson said...

Ya this book might be right up your alley. I know at times you can be iffy on Paranormals but this is like a mix of Paranormal and Contemp! Light and fluffy yet HOT! ;)

June 29, 2010 at 12:31 PM
~ames~ said...

I've read one GS book in the past and it was super funny. Good thing I have this book in my tbr pile. :P

June 30, 2010 at 7:43 AM
Monroe Dawson said...

If not you can read it when you're here in November! And ya I loved how it was light and funny yet still had lots of romance laced into it! =)

Happy Hump Day! ;)

Hey you're watching Eclipse on Hump Taylor on Hump Day...hmmm...!!! ;p

June 30, 2010 at 7:53 AM
Cecile said...

Okay how come I have not seen this book. Where has it been hiding??? This sounds like a great read. I do love Gena's Lord of the Underworld series (that is no shock!)... And yes, she does freaking rock!!!!!

Great review honey... I am definitely marking this one down on my TBB list!!! Hope all is well honey love!

July 2, 2010 at 7:12 AM
Monroe Dawson said...

Im SO glad I finally read this author! I need to get to her other books ASAP!

July 2, 2010 at 7:14 AM