Friday, November 11, 2016

REVIEW: The Black Door by Charlotte Howard

Title: The Black Door
Author: Charlotte Howard
Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing
Publication Date: July, 2014
Genre: Erotica
Buy The Book: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Description: Imogen Pearce is a single mum of four children and fast approaching 40, she works at Ryedale Incorporated where she has to battle a younger and smarter generation to get to where she wants to go. If that means taking on the account of Cherry and Sean Rubin’s adult shop, then she will. But what happens when Imogen discovers the private club that they run at the back? And what happens when she realizes she knows quite a few members?

My Thoughts: Definitely need an ice bath after reading this one! Hoooo Wheee! This is not standard erotica smut, people. This one has a very good story about a woman on her own again trying to do what’s best for herself and her children in spite of catching her fucktard of a husband banging some bimbo. I enjoy stories featuring women who demonstrate inner strength, courage and spirit in spite of the shite the world throws at them. These women pick themselves up, grab life by the balls and get on with it. Maybe an office romance with the boss is not the best way to achieve personal independence, but Imogen could do a whole lot worse! I personally don’t think jumping into a rebound relationship is ever a good idea, but Cal Ryedale, could definitely be the exception to the rule!

He comes across as a jerk douchebag the first time we encounter him, but keep an open mind, folks, because it’s a fa├žade. He gets under Imogen’s skin in a way that I doubt her husband ever did. Their mutual attraction sizzles right off the page which takes them from the conference room to an adult shop whose marketing Imogen is working on to the bedroom. Along the way, Imogen learns a lot about herself when deep and painful secrets are revealed. Every step of the way, Cal is right there for Imogen, offering his strength of body and soul.

My Final Verdict: I normally don’t go for the erotica genre because so many of them lack substance when it comes to a story and focus only on the sex. The Black Door provided both a great story starring characters with white-hot chemistry that just added to the buildup of the sexual tension they both feel for one another. I felt a lot of empathy and compassion for these characters and found them easy to relate to. I highly recommend The Black Door to readers who want a little more spice in the romance department without losing an entertaining story.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of The Black Door from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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