This is my first ever review on this blog. I think this is something I will try to do whenever possible. This first book is Landslide by NJ Cole. It is an erotic romance and although my post will be rated G, the book is not. The story contains elements that will not be suitable for all audiences (BDSM).
I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I started out not knowing what to expect with this book. It was one I had liked the description of and put in my wishlist and I was definitely happy to be given a chance to read and review it. I must say that I didn't know whether to expect to just like the book or to love it. There are some elements in it that would not jive with my lifestyle but I love reading about so I didn't know where my emotions would lie when I finished it.
I absolutely love, love, love this novel. The story of forbidden love is sweet, hot and believable, which I find isn't always the case in forbidden love stories, and did I mention that it is hot! At first you are thinking that these two characters REALLY SHOULDN'T be together, but about 1/4 of the way into their first major scene together the chemistry just wins you over and you can literally feel them falling for each other.
~~~ Might contain a bit of a spoiler as to general aspects of the story (not specifics) read next part with caution~~~
NJ Cole has a talent for telling a great story with just the right amount of all of the important elements of a good romance/love/erotica story. The initial physical attraction, the aspect of 'is he or isn't he truly falling for her' and vice versa, the stumbles along the way, the realization that the relationship is so much more than expected. It's all in there and it is written and pulled together very well. Add in little twists and turns along the way and you have a great read. The fact that it is one of the hottest stories I've ever read doesn't hurt either. I highly recommend this for anyone who is looking for a great love story filled with eroitc, wonderful 'scenes'. I can't wait to read other books by this talented author.
You can find Landslide here http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EBYNSZU/ref=cm_cr_mts_prod_img