The Pleasures of Winter
by Evie Hunter
Published by Penguin
Genre: erotica; mystery
Thanks to edelweiss for the preview
4 / 5 cupcakes
Who knew that a plane crash in Honduras could lead to some hot - and I mean HOT - jungle sex?
It sure does in this book, my friends.
Abbie is a reporter fleeing some bad guys, winds up having to interview Hollywood hottie Jack Winter (GET IT? The PLEASURES of WINTER?). Their chat is off to a less than stellar start when the plane they're on plummets to the ground in Honduras. Jack, Abbie and two other survivors wander around in search for help, and along the way, Jack and Abbie take a liking to each other.
Jack, in particular, thinks Abbie would make a great sub.
Yes, he's a Dom, and he likes it his way, girls. The good news is that Jack's way is all kinds of awesome, if Abbie's reaction is any indication.
There is a plot here, superfluous though it may be. Actually, it isn't all that bad. Abbie's bad guys keep turning up, and she and Jack have some issues to work through if they're going to have a relationship outside of the headboard rocking. It turns out that there is a lot more to Jack than Abbie supposed, and as a movie star, he has an image to protect. The truth about his life cannot be exposed. Then there is the fact that Abbie doesn't want to think of herself as submissive, so Jack has to tame that. (GET IT?)
What you really want to know about are the sexy times, right? They are good. And by "good," I mean SCORCHING. Jack is breathtaking in both his stamina and his ability to please. Jack may like it rough, but I'll take his kind of rough any day. If only he could give lessons to Christian Grey ...
In a nutshell: read it for the sex.