By Silvia Violet
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Book 1 of Thorne and Dash
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Thornwell Shipton is wealthy, uptight, closeted, and an incurable workaholic. A tragic love affair left him terrified of relationships, so he tells himself sex is better scheduled and paid for.
First, for full disclosure, this review is based on listening to the audio version instead of reading the e-version.
Wow. I loved Thorne’s and Dash’s (Riley’s) story! Romantic. Sultry. Sexy. Emotionally poignant AND heartwrenchingly draining. Satisfying. Beautiful. Hotter than H*ll. The true love these two found – age difference, be damned – made MY heart and stomach flutter. Dash truly brought out the layers of Thorne – some that had been deeply buried for too long – and found himself, too, in the process. He pushed Thorne in ways no one else ever had been able to do, and ultimately helped him escape from under the depths of denial and some pretty heavy unshed grief.
- Loved the humor in the dialogue/interaction between Thorne and Dash. The narrator certainly kept me engrossed and itching for more.
- My heart broke when these two struggled to communicate and lost their way – what a lesson to speak up and admit how you feel, even though it may not come out as eloquently as you may want it to. Actions may speak loudly, but they can never replace words.
- Love is true, and we don’t choose who we fall in love with.
Author Silvia Violet did a magnificent job in creating two well-defined characters, complex, multi-dimensional, opposite yet made perfectly for one another. Their romance was so palpable and real, so strong, fluid and jaw-dropping hot. The love, romance, sex, and companionship these two shared? Simply put, wow. Violet made seemingly simple scenes – the art gallery opening, for example – so intensely consuming emotionally. Kudos to the narrator, too, for bringing the story to life in such a tantalizing, erotic, and vibrant way.
Original review posted on Amazon and Goodreads on April 10, 2017.