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Book Review & Giveaway: Wicked Allure, by Leslie C Ferdinand

Posted by The Obscured Vixen on May 28, 2012

Book Review & Giveaway: Wicked Allure, by Leslie C Ferdinand

Multicultural Erotic Romance with Adults Only Content, explicit language and some drug use.

What Does A Man Say to the Woman He Betrayed But Never Stopped Loving?

Three years ago, Zachary Steele refused to entertain thoughts of permanency with any woman. A hedonist at heart, he didn’t want to corrupt the much younger, Madigan DeLeon, by continuing his affair with her. With the hidden scars of his past, he didn’t believe in happily-ever-after. By the time he realized how much Madigan meant to him, he’d driven her away. Then, one night, after being clean for a number of years, Zach briefly falls off the bandwagon. He believes his lovemaking to Madi is a drug-induced hallucination. The resulting consequences tell another story.

What Does A Woman Do When the Only Man She’s Ever Loved Hurt Her So Deeply She Feared She’d Never Recover?

Three years after her affair with Zach so abruptly ended, celebutante, Madigan DeLeon, is thrust back into Zach’s life by her mother’s machinations. Brought home under the false pretenses of repairing her damaged relationship with her mother, Madi instead finds herself running a private sex club called Wicked Allure. Forced to confront her anger at his betrayal and grief at the loss of what might’ve been, Madi faces the realization that she’s never stopped loving Zach.

Can Two Broken Hearts Set Aside Anger and Betrayal to Find True Love Once and For All?

Searching the deepest recesses of their hearts, in a place where pride and pain has no room, Madi and Zach must decide if their bond is strong enough to take a second chance at love. Or if resuming their sexual relationship is an irresistible wicked allure and the ghosts of their former relationship will finally, and forever, sever all ties between them.

I loved the idea of a couple that used to be together being forced to open a sex club. My mind was endless with possibilities of what could happen in this book!

Being that this story is an erotic piece, all of the sex scenes are very well written and quite descriptive. They’re sensual, loving, caring, kinky and romantic all at the same time. I hate when erotic stories just throw in sex just because, and that doesn’t happen here.

Although the book is about Madi and Zach opening Wicked Allure, a sex club, we actually only read a scene or two in the actual club itself. I was expecting more because this gives you the perfect setting for all kinds of fun. However, this didn’t take away from the story.

The only negative comment I have about this story is that it was a little slow for me. I like my stories to move quickly with an engaging story. Although this story was extremely engaging, some parts were a bit slow and bogged down with dialogue.

The best part of this book was that it was real. There are characters still being in love with their exes. Fighting new love, and old love. An accidental pregnancy. Falling in love with someone who is already married. Parents not getting along with their grown children.

And at the end of the story when you think everything will be okay, the book stays real. This is really what resonated with me about this great story.

About the Authors

Leslie C. Megahey and Shirley H. Ferdinand have been writing together since 1991. Under their Christine Holden pen name, five books were released by Berkley/Jove between 1998 and 2001. Their last book, Dearest Beloved, had a foreign edition in Dutch.

They’ve appeared in New Orleans Magazine, the Times Picayune, RT Book Reviews, the Fort Bend Herald, Fort Bend Lifestyles, and the Natchez Sun.

They were also included in Kathryn Falk’s 1998 How To Write A Romance For The New Markets and Get it Published and May McGoldrick’s Marriage of Minds: Collaborative Fiction Writing in 2000. They’ve made appearances on television stations in New Orleans, Lake Charles, Lafayette, Beaumont and Toronto.

Leslie has also made an appearance on the Rachel Ray Show and is founder of Inside Rose Rich Magazine. They currently have literary representation with D4EO Literary Agency.

This is the team’s first erotic romance.


Giveaway Details:

Leslie C Ferdinand has been kind enough to offer a free digital copy of Wicked Allure to one lucky winner from this blog! Be sure to enter before June 1, 2012 at midnight EST for a chance to win.

This giveaway has ended.


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4 Responses to “Book Review & Giveaway: Wicked Allure, by Leslie C Ferdinand”

  1. Leslie C. Ferdinand said

    Happy Memorial Day! Thank you for your lovely review and for hosting a stop on my tour. Have a fabulous day.

  2. June M. said

    I love second chance at love stories so this one is one that I am eager to read. Thanks for the great review & tour post.

  3. Emma said

    Sounds intriguing.

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