BY PRIVATE INVITATION
Lush fantasies and dark obsessions provide a scrumptious buffet on which we feed our senses in this deeply seductive erotic romance. Beautifully written, this rich and detailed storyline, coupled with beguiling and complex characters, takes us on an emotionally charged journey filled with lust, betrayal and secrets. Engaging secondary characters hint at a possible romance that I hope carries over into the second installment of Julian’s Salon series.
Antique dealer Annabelle Elder has a secret that, if made public, could destroy everything she has worked hard her whole life for. When a chance meeting with gorgeous hotel magnate Jared Golden results in more than a business proposition, Belle finds herself swept away on an erotic tide of hedonistic pleasures. Jared is used to getting what he wants, and he wants Belle, but soon Jared finds himself snared in a web of his own making. When Jared’s need for control causes him to overstep, he will have to convince Belle that she is all that matters to him. Distrust and secrets may cause Jared to lose his private invitation to Belle’s heart. (BERKLEY, Jan., 320 pp., $15.00)