Book Review: Sapphire by Jeffe Kennedy

Sapphire 
Author: Jeffe Kennedy  
Publisher: Carina Press
Date Published: October 24, 2011
ISBN: 1426892497

Summary:
A successful executive, M. Taylor Hamilton is on track with her ten-year plan. Too bad her personal life consists of hitting the gym and grocery shopping. Enter the seductive Adam Kirliss. They may have a working relationship, but everything changes at an office party when he handcuffs her to the rail of a yacht. Taylor writes the adventure off as too much champagne, but when Adam challenges her to a date, she agrees to meet up with him. And follow his rules. They share a night of exquisite intimacy, brimming with both pain and pleasure. But afterwards, fearful of losing her heart, Taylor pulls back emotionally. Adam is determined to prove that she longs for the loss of control he can give her – and the passionate release it provides. How can he make her see that he wants her, and not just her body?

About the Author:
Jeffe (pronounced Jeff- ee) took the crooked road to writing, stopping off at neurobiology, religious studies and environmental consulting before her creative writing began appearing in places like Redbook, Puerto del Sol, Wyoming Wildlife, Under the Sun and Aeon. She has been a Ucross Foundation Fellow (2001), was a Wyoming Arts Council roster artist, when she lived in Wyoming, and received the state’s 2005 Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award for a woman writer of exceptional talent in any creative writing genre and the 2007 Fellowship for Poetry. Jeffe has contributed to several anthologies, Drive: Women’s True Stories of the Open Road. (2002), Hard Ground (2003), Bombshells (2007) and Going Green (2009). Her first book, Wyoming Trucks, True Love and the Weather Channel was published by University of New Mexico Press in 2004. An erotic novella, Petals and Thorns, came out under her pen name of Jennifer Paris in 2010, heralding yet another branch of her path, into erotica and romantic fantasy fiction. Jeffe lives in Santa Fe, with two Maine coon cats, a border collie, plentiful free-range lizards and frequently serves as a guinea pig for an acupuncturist-in-training.
Who Is Jennifer Paris?
I was doing the “Jeffe Kennedy writing as Jennifer Paris” thing, but Angela James, my editor at Carina, said no, no, no. Since I really don’t want to “flesh out” Jennifer Paris and tweet or blog as her (she was only a cardboard cut-out anyway), I decided to retire her. However, I have one book “Petals and Thorns” that is by Jennifer Paris.

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MY THOUGHTS:
I feel I need to put a little disclaimer in that this is the first book that I have read in the erotic BDSM genre! I was a little nervous initially but for me this book was more than just sex and definitely more than the dominance/submission there was a need for both of the characters to connect on a higher level that required letting go of past issues… especially for M. The way the characters feel the need to do that is an intense sexual encounter of dominance and submission. Jeffe Kennedy writes a HOTT,  sensual, and titillating story of breaking free from your past and letting it go to have a happy and healthy future. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes the Erotic, BDSM genre with a twist of romance. 


MY RATING:
  4/5 Hearts: Great Read
Disclosure: I received a copy of the book for review purposes only from NetGalley through Bewitching Book Tours. I was not compensated to write a positive or favorable review. This is Keeping Up With The Rheinlander’s personal opinion.
Melissa Rheinlander is a Momma to a beautiful, spunky, fun loving little girl. Lover of family, friends, books, Mexican Martinis (sometimes Bloody Mary's or Margaritas) & Wine. Melissa has worked in publishing for years, helping International Best-selling authors. She is the Executive Assistant to New York Times Bestselling Author J. Kenner, as well as Manager for Martini & Olive Publishing, and owner of Life, Books & Loves.

1 Comment

  1. A Hootie Hoot
    May 24, 2011

    I have an Alex too! Great name!Beautiful dogs! And, the shirts are just adorable!Thanks for stopping by my blog! Following you now.

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