Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Skin by Michele Renae

The Basics:
Skin by Michele Renae
Swell Cat Press
Book Three in the Paris Secrets trilogy
Published August 12, 2014
Source: Received from author in exchange for an honest review.
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Why I picked up this book:

I had to know how it all ended!! I loved and reviewed the first two in the series: Window and Screen.


Exquisite. Bold. Gorgeous. Those were the words that lured her into the Frenchman’s heart.

What began as a flirtatious, daring affair behind windows between the American woman who learned to set her inner vixen free, and the handsome, light-hearted Monsieur Sexy, advanced to the delicious intricacies of cyber-sex. But she is still waiting for his touch.

Finally, the lovers abandon their apprehensions and come together, all senses engaged: sight, sound, smell, and now the delicious glide of his masterful hands over her skin, and the taste of his intoxicating kiss. A dashing musketeer, black velvet Louboutins, and Da Vinci’s mysterious Mona Lisa all become a part of their inventive sexual liaisons.

They have shared their most intimate selves with one another in every way, yet there are still challenges that will try their connection and force them to decide, once and for all, if they are meant for one another…

…or if secrets will break them apart.

My thoughts:

This was an erotic, sweet, sexy, sensual, wonderful, beautiful ending to the Paris Secrets trilogy.

I absolutely refuse to spoil any details, so this is going to be a very vague but positive review!

I loved being in both Hollie and Jean-Louis' minds this time around. For me, having his perspective ramped up the eroticism of it all. Knowing how into Hollie he is, where his focus is before/during/after their sexual encounters and so forth, just made everything that much more impactful for me.

I love how creative these two are, and how in tune with each other's fantasies. Not only are they on the same page, but they're both happy to push their sexual limits in the same ways, emboldened by each other's desires. Jean-Louis' fantasy, which I won't spoil, made me wonder for a moment if it was truly possible to get away with, but then I decided I didn't really care because I was swept up in the fantasy of it all! 

Now, I was torn between feeling that the conflict in this portion of the story didn't push far enough, but at the same time, the whole book read like dessert, for me. Yes, there was *some* conflict, but the important part here was indulging - feasting! - on the joys of skin-to-skin contact. 

I did love that the emphasis on all the senses continued here. The awareness of the scent of each other really stuck with me - it also made me think about whether or not I have a signature scent (if I do, it's probably L'Oreal Shampoo for dyed hair - such sophistication! I assume this means it's past time for me to be aware of this and 'up my game,' as it were).

Truly, everything about this book - and the trilogy as a whole - struck me a modern woman's fantasy. It's gorgeously sexy and sensual, it satiated my appetites as a reader, it left me feeling warm and fuzzy.

Bottom line:

If you like erotica, read this. I cannot recommend it enough - this is a great entry book into the genre; it's great for established fans, particularly of voyeurism or exhbitionism. It's great for anyone who loves erotic romance too. Very sexy, very sweet. Read it!

If you haven't read the first two in the series, you can pick up all three in a collected version on Amazon.

5 stars
For fans of erotica, exhibitionism, roleplaying, romance, Paris

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