Lost in You, Sommer Marsden
Review from Jeannie Zelos Book reviews.
Sommer has written many books I discovered and yet this is the first one I’ve read of hers. Its classed as erotic romance, and I’m a sucker for that so thought I’d try it.
So, Clover Brite ( all I can think of is Rainbow Brite for some reason each time I read this…) She’s got some troubled back-story, is close to her gran and honorary aunt. They are a terrific duo – I want to be them when I’m old! Clover seems old for her years in many ways, she’s paranoid about responsibility and not letting anyone down, and maybe some of that comes from her childhood, where her mum struggled to bring her up alone when her wealthy father ducked out, leaving them without support. Its left her with a kind of reverse snobbery in a way, she’s anti rich people even though she doesn’t realise it.
She’s trapped in her latest work project with the sexy, handsome and wealthy owner when a bad storm hits. They get really close ( really, really close with some scorching sex scenes) for the couple of days they are there, and Dorian is blown away by Clover. Though they get on well then, once they’re out in the real world again she won’t give him a chance, thinking he’s out of her league, that she just won’t fit in his world. Luckily Dorian doesn’t give up when he wants something. I liked Clover, loved the way she took care of family, and worked hard at her work, but sometimes she was so negative I wondered just why Dorian kept trying. And yet I understood why she did it, and luckily it seems so did he. Dorian is a great character, he’s got his own problems, and until meeting Clover was content to just let his life drift along. She’s changed him though, he makes an effort for her and is hurt when she won’t respond. I felt for both of them, laughed when things went right, and was upset when, as always, things went wrong, there were misunderstandings and they were apart.
I enjoyed this book, scorching sex, well written and varied, not just clothes off, six thrusts, done, rinse and repeat as we so often get…I’d rather read less, than those repetitive scenes, sometimes it’s as if they’re cut and pasted in at intervals through-out the book. Ones like this where its varied and well placed are a gem. Sadly though, despite all the good things, there were two big put offs for me, which lost it a star. Clover, though I liked her she was so very, very negative, it almost came out as a “poor me” whine at times and it detracted from her. Then there’s the first third of the story where they are stuck in the building – that went on just too long for me, and I began to wonder if the whole book was going to be like that, just too much when I wanted more outside influence on them. It was a great way to get together, but for me needed to be shorter, and I found myself skipping parts to get to the story. Still, that’s just me, as ever others will feel very differently 🙂 It’s priced at £1.99 for 200 pages
Stars: Four. Sexy, spicy romance.
ARC received via Netgalley .