A SHOT OF SIN (Vault of Sin #1) by Eden Summers-a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 13, 2015
Throw back a shot of pure pleasure.
Leo Petrova is between a rock and the hard place in his pants. Shot of Sin, the night club he owns with his two best friends, is short one bartender downstairs. The only available replacement is the upstairs bar manager—the one woman Leo knows he can’t take downstairs, can’t have, can’t touch. The one time he gave in to temptation convinced Leo that Shay’s no match for his sexual demands.
Only a select few know Shot of Sin’s guilty secret, that beneath the packed dance floor lies a very private sex club—the Vault. The place Leo can let his sexual proclivities run wild.
Shay Porter is curious as to why her boss, the king of mixed messages, seems almost desperate to keep her from discovering what’s on the other side of the guarded door at the back of the club.
Sliding out of her comfort zone and into Leo’s arms risks everything. Their friendship, the Vault, and most of all, their hearts.
Warning: This sex club does not carry the government’s stamp of approval. Contains devilish debauchery, delightful deviance, and dancing on the edge of the darkest of sexual desires.
REVIEW: A SHOT OF SIN is the first installment in Eden Summers’s adult, contemporary VAULT OF SIN erotic romance series focusing on three friends-Leo, TJ and Brute- who own a private sex club known as the Vault of Sin. This is tall, sexy, brooding club owner Leo Petrova and club bar tender Shay Porter’s storyline-a second chance at love story for two people who have danced around one another for months.
Shay is a sassy and feisty woman who has been attracted to her boss for months but an almost-quickie, weeks before, in the storage closet left Shay angry and hurt when Leo Petrova walked away without a good bye or an explanation. For months, Shay has watched from the sidelines as Leo worked his magic at the club but it is his disappearing acts into the underground bar that has Shay concerned and worried. When an opportunity presents itself, Shay is asked to work at The Vault but what Shay never expected was to find herself working the bar in an illegal sex club for high end clientele where the man that she has loved from afar is front and center in all of the activities.
The relationship between Shay and Leo is intense, dramatic and hands off. Leo’s needs in the sex department have him pushing away the one woman with whom he considered for a long term relationship but it is his needs in the after hours club that will probably frighten away the woman who stars in his erotic dreams. The sex scenes are provocative, emotional, seductive and arousing. Nothing is off limits between consenting adults. The Vault is not a BDSM club but a sex club for willing adults who are looking for something different in their lives.
The supporting and secondary characters include Leo’s friends and partners-TJ and Brute. Like Leo, TJ and Brute have a past marred by a broken heart and loss due to the lifestyle they have chosen. These three friends nurture and support one another’s decisions, participate in the imaginative and fascinating lifestyle, and feel the same emotional pain and heartbreaking anguish when rejection eats away at a lonely heart.
The world building takes the reader behind the door at The Vault. We are witness to mutually consenting acts of sex-for pleasure, for control, for comforting needs but at all times safe and secure in the privacy of The Vault.
Eden Summers weaves a seductive spell of sensuality. There are moments of intimate arousal and romantic passion; the intense need between two people is off set by the knowledge that Shay may not be enough for the man that she loves but in the end Shay and Leo will get their happily ever after. Here’s hoping TJ and Brute will find the same kind of love in the arms of a woman who will accept everything they have to offer…and more.
Copy supplied by Netgalley.
Reviewed by Sandy