on June 20th, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Being with the same man since she was 18, 26 year old widow Jazz Mickelson is hoping to catch up on all the life experiences that could have been hers had she not leapt into a committed relationship so young.Julian St. Sauveur is looking for three things: romance, comfort and trust. He mistakenly thought he had them once many years ago. He sees potential for him and Jazz but knows it is too soon for her. Will she accept his unusual proposition, one that allows him to hold on to her while she catches up on life?...and will she choose him after experiencing all the wonders that await her?Find out as Jazz and Julian explore their potential...
Exploration depicts Jazzmyne MickelsonÔÇÖs journey of self-discovery. She travels to Paris by herself after her husband dies of cancer in need of an adventure and experience all the things she had to sacrifice over the last few years due to her husbandÔÇÖs sickness. On the plane she meets Julian St. Sauveur and an erotic journey begins for both of them.
I have loved Jazz from page one. She is a strong biker babe, who is very self-assured when it comes to her work, friends and family. However, the fact that she is unsure and rather self-conscious when it comes to intimacy makes her more endearing and human in my opinion. Also, her humor and self- deprecating ways had me laughing out loud quite a bit throughout the story.
Julian, on the other hand, is confidence personified. He is self-assured in most every aspect of life and knows exactly what he wants and goes after it. He is also funny, considerate, gentle, self-possessed, overbearing and possessive. All of this makes one hot package.
The two of them together though make one sizzling hot ensemble. Julian helps Jazz discovering her sexuality and the sex is off the charts hot. They complement each other not only in character but also in the bedroom, which makes for some amazingly hot scenes. Their chemistry is very palpable throughout the story.
I very much enjoyed this story and cannot wait to read the sequel. The only thing that bothered me a bit were JulianÔÇÖs text messages, which were written in the teenage style that is nowadays mostly used by High School and College students, which I think doesnÔÇÖt fit Julian, as he is very eloquent normally. It just doesnÔÇÖt quite fit his persona. Otherwise I think the book was awesome! And I sure will read more books of this author in the future. If you enjoy a story with smoking hot sex scenes and relatable characters; I highly recommend this story.
~Review by Anja
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