This novel has great fluidity as the multiple storylines seamlessly merge with each other. The sex scenes are steamy but avoid being raunchy. The author gives just enough details to paint a solid picture for the reader and stays true to the theme of creating your own rules.
Mallory opens her own burlesque club and gears up for a competition. A surprise proposal from her boyfriend poses a threat to the goals she has set for herself. Costume designer Gemma has accepted the fact that she is a “cold fish” in bed. A chance encounter with a dominatrix brings her sexual side back to life and could be the ticket to starting her own label. Injuries have prohibited Nadia from continuing her career as a ballerina but the owner of a ballet arts company may be able to show her a new way to fulfill her destiny. (APHRODISIA, Apr., 352 pp., $14.00)