Vanilla Twist by C.J Ellison ~ #Review/#Giveaway and #Spotlight

Friday, March 7, 2014

Happy Friggin Friday Salacious Readers! I'm spotlighting and reviewing C.J. Ellison's Vanilla Twist. Oh! there is a tour wide giveaway too. Enjoy!

Heather thinks she has it all—an interesting lover, a dream job, and a new wardrobe to match her take-charge attitude. But everyone has a past, and when Heather confronts hers at work she’ll be hard-pressed to hold onto her newfound confidence and resolve. Does she trust Tony enough to let him help her or will she tackle the issue on her own?

Still intrigued by the young woman and the multiple layers she presents to the world, Tony begins to change his life, too—for what he hopes is the better. He quit his high-powered career to find peace in a less stressful day-to-day existence. Desire for Heather still invades his every waking moment, and when trouble threatens their sexual explorations he makes the hardest choice of his life. One he may soon regret.

I liked going back to Tony's and Heather's story. They are such a cute couple and C.J. Ellison adds just enough sex and spice to keep you reading.

What I did like was the almost kind of hesitation these two had towards each other. I like that they didn't just "jump" into the relationship. I like that they had doubts about how the other felt...that should be expected in a new relationship. Sometimes we read romances and the couple is ready to jump the broom so these two having their "issues" was okay with me. Although, there were times while reading they both bordered on neurotic. I wished Heather had a little more confidence in herself and didn't rehash her past relationships so much, but...

What I did not like was the ex-girlfriend and the whole pregnancy bit. I just feel these arcs are thrown in to persay have the "story", but they never work for me. Because you always nearly have the same scheming ex and the dude hiding it to almost the bitter end...its just frustrating to read and see. I wasn't a fan of Heather's ex-boyfriend popping up either.

All and all, this did not take away from C.J's writing, hell it's a good story. I liked it and yeah...I am looking foward to more of Tony and Heather. I'd like to see where they go from here. They had a a couple of bumps in the road, lols. But they made it through and confessed their love for each other. Now where is my HEA C.J.? ^_^

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C.J. Ellisson is the USA Today Bestselling author of the New York Times Bestselling book, Vanilla on Top, the bestselling V V Inn series, and several erotica shorts. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband, two children, three dogs, and a fluffy black cat who makes her sneeze.

Unlike most full-time authors, she's also battling severe chronic illness. C.J. works daily to put her Lupus into remission and continues to fight numerous bacterial infections while her immune system slowly attacks her body. She turned to writing when she could no longer work outside the home and claims the escape of penning contemporary fantasy, erotica, and erotic romance has helped save her sanity.

To learn more about C.J. and her other books, please stop by the author's website or visit her on facebook.

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  1. I'm looking forward to seeing how things end as well. And with ya on the bumps. It was nice to see a couple that's not completely jumping into the HEA in a matter of moments like happens in some. That's hard to swallow sometimes for sure.

  2. I haven't read this series, but I totally agree with you about enjoying romances that take their time and ease in even question things. The ex-girlfriend and the lying...sigh, yes, its like waiting for the sword to fall.

  3. I loved the first book so much! Going into the this one, I was unsure I wanted to continue their story. While it was ok, it was just ok. I didn't get the wow factor I got when I read the first book. Glad they are taking it slow though.