VANILLA ON TOP (Walk on the Wildside #1) by C.J. Ellisson
ABOUT THE BOOK: Released January 2013
Discover your inner bad girl, and set her free…
Heather Pierce is done being a wallflower, both personally and professionally. Desperate to live a different life for one night, she attends a speed dating event. Maybe here, anonymous unless she chooses otherwise, she can become someone new. When a man way out of her league sits across from her, Heather gathers her courage and takes charge of what she wants, secretly fearing he won’t desire the real person she’s desperate to hide.
Top acquisitions officer and international playboy Tony Carmine is about to close the biggest deal of his career. But then he meets Heather at a speed dating event…and discovers losing control may be exactly what he needs. Her blossoming sensuality occupies his every thought, consuming him with the need to possess the most intriguing lover he’s ever encountered—until he walks into the boardroom and sees Heather on the other side of the negotiating table
I was first introduced to C.J. through her amazing and sexy V.V. Inn series about a powerful vampire and her seethe of vampires and werewolves. As an example of a powerful woman, Vivian is the ultimate hunter-she knows her prey and they know what to expect.
VANILLA ON TOP is another example of a strong woman-but a woman who must think outside her protective cocoon and step up to play the game.
Heather Pierce is a woman who is tired of waiting in the wings for something exciting in her life. On the advice of a friend, she reluctantly attends a speed-dating event only to find she is intrigued with the idea of bringing a man to his knees-literally. Heather venture into the wild side will change everything she ever knew about herself and more.
Tony Carmine is the ultimate alpha-male. He knows what he wants and he goes for the jugular every time-especially in the world of hostile corporate take overs. But when a chance encounter at a speed-dating event brings Tony to his knees, he is no longer sure of anything in his life. Something has to give and Tony knows he has to make the ultimate sacrifice if he wants to survive.
CJ Ellisson writes a story of one woman’s desire to step outside of her comfort zone and explore the wilder side of life. It is every woman’s fantasy to take control and in VANILLA ON TOP we live the fantasy through CJ’s writing. From Heather’s explorations of sensual picnics, smexy texting and seductive foot wear, the reader will be pulled into the storyline and experience one woman’s re-awakening at the hands of the man with whom she is falling in love and the experience of exploring one’s inner vixen-all in the name of power and control. The likelihood of such an abrupt 180 turn around in reality may not be plausible without something major precipitating the change, but Vanilla on Top is a fun story to push the proverbial edge-after all it is a work of fiction and every reader wants to escape the reality of their own lives. And in the end, the ultimate power and control over each other’s heart is what this couple had been looking for –all along.
Copy supplied by publisher.
Reviewed by Sandy