Sunday, July 23, 2006

Woohoo, 5 stars from JERR!

Caye Kim has reviewed my forthcoming novel, DOUBLE DARE on behalf of Just Erotic Romance Reviews. She's given it 5 Stars and a heat level of "orgasmic"! I'm thrilled to bits with her reactions and her comments, so humour me while I post the whole thing! :-) Here's what she has to say.

Abby Douglas has enjoyed her share of men, but realizes that being a gorgeous investment manager extraordinaire wreaks havoc on the egos of the men she meets. Hoping that a little white lie about her profession will help her with the stranger she meets in her offices elevator, Abby tells Zac Bordino she’s a receptionist. Soon after meeting Abby, Zac discovers that not only did she lie about being a receptionist, but she’s also the mastermind behind his company’s investments. Amidst Zac’s growing attraction to Abby, he must decide if she’s working an angle or if she truly does care about him as he has come to care about her. From hot nights in London to sexy nights in Paris, can Zac and Abby overcome the lies and deception or will it tear them apart?

This is a beautiful story of heart warming emotion and sizzling sex that shows that even the tiniest of lies can roll into something out of control. Ms. Walker skillfully captured the essence of the first meetings between a man and woman and the emotions that can evolve from something as simple as a shared moment in an elevator. Abby and Zac come together in such page burning and erotic sex, that while I enjoyed this book immensely, there were several times I had to put it down and go searching for a cold shower. Zac’s turmoil over withholding the truth from Abby makes him an endearing character and you are almost willing to overlook how manipulative his behavior really is. Abby’s initial behavior with men has you keeping your fingers crossed that she’ll have her happy ending, because even Abby discovers that in a torrid affair without love, you can feel completely alone. There is a small secondary romance that further drives home the point that a white lie is still a lie and true relationships can be built on nothing but the truth and trust. For those fans of Ms. Walker’s shorter works, you will immediately fall in love with Double Dare. From the emotional interactions of the characters to all of the heart stopping sex, this book is a brilliant romance that has definitely earned a place on my keeper shelf.

Can you see my smile from where you are? :-)


wendywoo said...

What a fabulous review! You must be thrilled to bits... Although I have no doubt whatsoever that every word of praise is richly deserved. I am *dying* to read this book!!!!

Have been reading other stuff of yours over this weekend and thoroughly enjoying your raunchy yet lyrical style... and fully realised, three dimensional and likeable characters.

You know how high my standards are, and you easily meet them and surpass them!

Bailey Stewart said...

Your smile is lighting up the sky as we speak.

Loverly review Saskia - I would have posted it too.

Saskia Walker said...

Thanks, Wendy! I am thrilled, and I'm very, very flattered by your comments, too. Blushing here.

LOL Bailey, thanks so much. :-)

Jordan Summers said...

I saw that review. Congratulations!!! :D

Nikki said...

Congratulations Saskia! I'm really getting impatient to read this book now... Look forward to its release.

Meanwhile, bask in the glow of adulation - that's what all the hard work was for!

Celia Kyle said...

I just received your email and I'm thrilled that you're happy with the review. But now that I've read Double Dare I have to scrounge for something of yours that I haven't read. You're a brilliant writer!!


Madelynne said...

Congrats, Saskia! What a wonderful review. Looking forward to reading it on release.

Saskia Walker said...

Thanks, Madelynne!

Caye ~ hello! Thanks for calling by. Your praise is giving me serious blushes here. Thank you SO much.