An erotic book recommendation: Angel Falls by Kristin Hannah

A critic review (source All About Romance) can be read at: http://bit.ly/1MByNIY.
I liked this book very much, but one of the few things I didn’t like about it was the device of making Julian a movie star. It struck me as too easy and it made Mica’s attachment to Julian seem more shallow than it was…Despite this I enjoyed Angel Falls very much for its warmth and its honest depiction of a real marriage.
Book description from Google Books:
Kristin Hannah’s graceful, dramatic portrayal of love and marriage made her debut hardcover, On Mystic Lake, an acclaimed national best-seller. In Angel Falls, her bold, richly emotional new novel, she tells the story of an ordinary man facing an incredible dilemma: to save his wife’s life, he must risk losing her forever. Mikaela Campbell, beloved wife and mother of two, lies in a coma. It is now up to her husband, Liam, to hold the family together, to care for their grieving, frightened children. Doctors have told Liam not to expect a recovery, but he maintains hope that love can accomplish what medical science cannot. Day after day, he sits by her bedside, holding her hand, telling her the stories of their life together. Then he discovers evidence of his wife’s secret past — a long-hidden first marriage to international movie star Julian True. Liam’s search leads him to a painful, inescapable truth: Julian was more than simply Mikaela’s first husband. He was the love of her life. Mikaela responds to Julian’s name; it is only a blink, nothing more, but it convinces Liam that Julian may be the only person who can bring Mikaela back to life. But at what cost? Does Liam love his wife enough to risk losing her to a man no woman can resist? His decision strikes deep into the heart of his family, transforming each of them. For when Mikaela wakens, she is a different woman, changed in a way that no one could have foreseen, and the only thing Liam knows for sure is that nothing in their lives will ever be the same. Angel Falls is storytelling at its very best — beautifully written, deeply moving, and impossible to put down.
The book is rated 3.90/5 at goodreads.com, from 20137 ratings. See 1075 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/1NSpQ4f.
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An erotic book recommendation: Far from the Madding Crowd (Penguin Classics) by Thomas Hardy

A critic review (source Dear Author) can be read at: http://bit.ly/1PQymzF.
The ending of Far From the Madding Crowd has a certain rightness to it, a symmetry that I found pleasing. It’s not super-romantic but it’s a far cry from the dreary despair of Jude the Obscure.
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Far from the Madding Crowd was Thomas Hardy’s first major literary success, and it edited with an introduction and notes by Rosemarie Morgan and Shannon Russell in Penguin Classics. Independent and spirited Bathsheba Everdene has come to Weatherbury to take up her position as a farmer on the largest estate in the area. Her bold presence draws three very different suitors: the gentleman-farmer Boldwood, soldier-seducer Sergeant Troy and the devoted shepherd Gabriel Oak. Each, in contrasting ways, unsettles her decisions and complicates her life, and tragedy ensues, threatening the stability of the whole community. The first of his works set in the fictional county of Wessex, Hardy’s novel of swift passion and slow courtship is imbued with his evocative descriptions of rural life and landscapes, and with unflinching honesty about sexual relationships. This edition, based on Hardy’s original 1874 manuscript, is the complete novel he never saw published, and restores its full candour and innovation. Rosemarie Morgan’s introduction discusses the history of its publication, and the Biblical and Classical allusions that permeate the novel. Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), born Higher Brockhampton, near Dorchester, originally trained as an architect before earning his living as a writer. Though he saw himself primarily as a poet, Hardy was the author of some of the late eighteenth century’s major novels: The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the D’Urbervilles (1891), Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), and Jude the Obscure (1895). Amidst the controversy caused by Jude the Obscure, he turned to the poetry he had been writing all his life. In the next thirty years he published over nine hundred poems and his epic drama in verse, The Dynasts. If you enjoyed Far from the Madding Crowd, you might also like Elizabeth Gaskell’s Mary Barton. ‘Wonderful … a landscape which satisfies every stir of the imagination and which ravishes the senses’ Ronald Blythe
The book is rated 3.92/5 at goodreads.com, from 98314 ratings. See 4347 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/1T2Zwn7.
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An erotic book recommendation: The Lady’s Command (The Adventurers Quartet) by Stephanie Laurens

A critic review (source All About Romance) can be read at: http://bit.ly/1QfqR6j.
Set up over four books, we don’t have all the answers yet. And while I enjoyed Edwina and Declan, I missed the romance side of the story. I will definitely be looking for the next in the series…
Book description from Google Books:
How does marriage work? If convention is set aside and is no longer there to guide…what then?Stephanie Laurens, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the beloved Cynster novels, brings you THE ADVENTURERS QUARTET, a riveting blend of Regency-era high seas adventure, a mystery shrouded in the heat of tropical jungles, and the passionate romances of four couples and their unexpected journeys into love. The instant Captain Declan Frobisher laid eyes on Lady Edwina Delbraith, he knew she was the lady he wanted as his wife. The scion of a seafaring dynasty accustomed to success, he discovered that wooing Edwina was surprisingly straightforward—not least because she made it plain that she wanted him as much as he wanted her.Declan’s vision of marriage was of a gently-reared wife to grace his arm, to manage his household, and to bear his children. He assumed that household, children, and wife would remain safely in England while he continued his life as an explorer sailing the high seas.Declan got his wish—up to a point. He and Edwina were wed. As for the rest—his vision of marriage…Aunt of the young Duke of Ridgware and sister of the mysterious man known as Neville Roscoe, London’s gambling king, even before the knot was tied Edwina shattered the illusion that her character is as delicate, ethereal, and fragile as her appearance suggests. Far from adhering to orthodox mores, she and her ducal family are even more unconventional than the Frobishers.Beneath her fairy-princess exterior, Edwina possesses a spine of steel—one that might bend, but will never break. Born to the purple—born to rule—she’s determined to rule her life. With Declan’s ring on her finger, that means forging a marriage that meets her needs as well as his.But bare weeks into their honeymoon, Declan is required to sail to West Africa. Edwina decides she must accompany him.A secret mission with unknown villains flings unexpected dangers into their path as Declan and Edwina discover that meeting the challenge of making an unconventional marriage work requires something they both possess—bold and adventurous hearts.The first voyage is one of exploration, the second one of discovery. The third journey brings maturity, while the fourth is a voyage of second chances.Start the journey here and follow the adventure, the mystery, and the romances to the cataclysmic end.Praise for the works of Stephanie Laurens”Stephanie Laurens’ heroines are marvelous tributes to Georgette Heyer: feisty and strong.” —Cathy Kelly”Stephanie Laurens never fails to entertain and charm her readers with vibrant plots, snappy dialogue, and unforgettable characters.” —Historical Romance Reviews”Stephanie Laurens plays into readers’ fantasies like a master and claims their hearts time and again.” —Romantic Times Magazine
The book is rated 3.51/5 at goodreads.com, from 1094 ratings. See 185 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/1LGENRe.
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An erotic book recommendation: Her Best Worst Mistake by Sarah Mayberry

A critic review (source All About Romance) can be read at: http://bit.ly/203uBtD.
…fear of fessing up to Elizabeth is a manifestation of her misconceptions about herself as much as it is about guilt. But in spite of that reservation, Her Best Worst Mistake is a terrific, sexy read that is much more than a simple “opposites-attract-and-have-lots-of-hot-sex” story.
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She thinks he’s stuffy. He thinks she’s spoilt.
Then the gloves come off… and so do their clothes!For six years Violet Sutcliffe has known that Martin St Clair is the wrong man for her best friend. He’s stuffy, old before his time, conservative. He drives Violet nuts – and the feeling is entirely mutual. Then, out of nowhere, her friend walks out just weeks before her wedding to Martin, flying to Australia on a mission of self-discovery. Back in London, Violet finds herself feeling sorry for suddenly-single Martin. At least, she tells herself it’s pity she feels. Then he comes calling one dark, stormy night and they discover that beneath their mutual dislike there lies a fiery sexual chemistry.It’s crazy and all-consuming – and utterly wrong. Because not only are they chalk and cheese, oil and water, but Martin once belonged to her best friend. A friend Violet is terrified of losing. What future can there be for a relationship with so many strikes against it?This book is a spin off from my Blaze novel, Hot Island Nights. Both stories can be read in isolation and still make perfect sense, but I hope that together they form a neat little duo.Praise for Her Best Mistake:”I would highly recommend reading Her Best Worst Mistake…Sarah Mayberry, you have impressed the hell out of me and I can’t wait to read more of your work.” Harlequin Junkie”Ms. Mayberry, yet again, you’ve written a novel with heart, heat, and healing… This book gets a flat out A.” Dear Author”I absolutely adored and loved this book. Her Best Worst Mistake exceeded my expectations… It has it all: great conflict, taut sexual tension and two fabulous lead characters.” The Season Blog
The book is rated 3.83/5 at goodreads.com, from 4644 ratings. See 440 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/203uHBt.
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An erotic book recommendation: A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux

A critic review (source Dear Author) can be read at: http://bit.ly/1HTrVd0.
But buried deep beneath all the drama and passion is a lovely meditation on history…It is these insights, the realism with which life in a different time period is approached, and the courage of the ending that make this novel worth reading. Therefore, I give this book a B .
Book description from Google Books:
New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux will capture your heart with signature classic novel, a time-travel romance featuring a present-day heroine and a dashing hero from the sixteenth century!Abandoned by a cruel fate, lovely Dougless Montgomery lies weeping upon a cold tombstone in an English church. Suddenly, the most extraordinary man appears. It is Nicholas Stafford, Earl of Thornwyck…and according to his tombstone he died in 1564. Drawn to his side by a bond so sudden and compelling it overshadows reason, Dougless knows that Nicholas is nothing less than a miracle: a man who does not seek to change her, who finds her perfect, fascinating, just as she is. What Dougless never imagined was how strong the chains are that tie them to the past…or the grand adventure that lay before them. Hailed worldwide as one of the most romantic novels of all time, A Knight in Shining Armor is “a glorious love story that spans centuries, worlds, and souls. It is the epitome of every woman’s fantasy” (Chicago Daily Herald).
The book is rated 4.23/5 at goodreads.com, from 29183 ratings. See 1894 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/1HTrVdb.
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An erotic book recommendation: Craving Flight by Tamsen Parker

A critic review (source Dear Author) can be read at: http://bit.ly/1O4MDqL.
…it is a novella and, while the story felt dense and rich to me, I’m never going to know everything there is to know in so short a work.
Book description from Google Books:
Tzipporah Berger is thirty-seven and single, which is practically unheard of in the Orthodox Jewish community she now calls home. Her increasing religiosity and need for kink may have broken up her first marriage, but she’s decided it’s time to try again. And the rabbi’s wife has just the man in mind.Elan Klein is the neighborhood butcher whose intimidating size and gruff manner hint at a deliciously forceful personality. But BDSM isn’t exactly something you discuss during an Orthodox courtship. Will a marriage to Elan solidify her place in the community that she loves and provide the domination and pain Tzipporah craves or will she forever have to rely on flights of fancy to satisfy her needs?**Please note, CRAVING FLIGHT is a 37,000 word novella. This ebook also contains a sample chapter from PERSONAL GEOGRAPHY**
The book is rated 3.95/5 at goodreads.com, from 340 ratings. See 106 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/1lkRNFu.
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An erotic book recommendation: Physical: Cape Poetry by Andrew McMillan

A critic review (source Guardian) can be read at: http://bit.ly/2aGfCFH.
Minutely observed, bold yet understated, moving and often profound in the same breath, Physical is a book everyone should read.
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Shortlisted for the 2015 Forward Prize for Best First Collection Longlisted for the 2015 Guardian First Book Award Raw and urgent, these poems are hymns to the male body âe” to male friendship and male love âe” muscular, sometimes shocking, but always deeply moving. We are witness here to an almost religious celebration of the flesh: a flesh vital with the vulnerability of love and loss, to desire and its departure. In an extraordinary blend of McMillanâe(tm)s own colloquial Yorkshire rhythms with a sinewy, Metaphysical music and Thom Gunnâe(tm)s torque and speed âe” âe~your kiss was deep enough to stand inâe(tm) âe” the poems in this first collection confront what it is to be a man and interrogate the very idea of masculinity. This is poetry where every instance of human connection, from the casual encounter to the intimate relationship, becomes redeemable and revelatory. Dispensing with conventional punctuation, the poet is attentive and alert to the quality of breathing, giving the work an extraordinary sense of being vividly poised and present âe” drawing lines that are deft, lyrical and perfectly pitched from a world of urban dereliction. An elegant stylist and unfashionably honest poet, McMillanâe(tm)s eye and ear are tuned, exactly, to both the mechanics of the body and the miracles of the heart.
The book is rated 4.07/5 at goodreads.com, from 214 ratings. See 41 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/2aGeXnq.
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An erotic book recommendation: Angel Falls by Kristin Hannah

A critic review (source All About Romance) can be read at: http://bit.ly/1MByNIY.
I liked this book very much, but one of the few things I didn’t like about it was the device of making Julian a movie star. It struck me as too easy and it made Mica’s attachment to Julian seem more shallow than it was…Despite this I enjoyed Angel Falls very much for its warmth and its honest depiction of a real marriage.
Book description from Google Books:
Kristin Hannah’s graceful, dramatic portrayal of love and marriage made her debut hardcover, On Mystic Lake, an acclaimed national best-seller. In Angel Falls, her bold, richly emotional new novel, she tells the story of an ordinary man facing an incredible dilemma: to save his wife’s life, he must risk losing her forever. Mikaela Campbell, beloved wife and mother of two, lies in a coma. It is now up to her husband, Liam, to hold the family together, to care for their grieving, frightened children. Doctors have told Liam not to expect a recovery, but he maintains hope that love can accomplish what medical science cannot. Day after day, he sits by her bedside, holding her hand, telling her the stories of their life together. Then he discovers evidence of his wife’s secret past — a long-hidden first marriage to international movie star Julian True. Liam’s search leads him to a painful, inescapable truth: Julian was more than simply Mikaela’s first husband. He was the love of her life. Mikaela responds to Julian’s name; it is only a blink, nothing more, but it convinces Liam that Julian may be the only person who can bring Mikaela back to life. But at what cost? Does Liam love his wife enough to risk losing her to a man no woman can resist? His decision strikes deep into the heart of his family, transforming each of them. For when Mikaela wakens, she is a different woman, changed in a way that no one could have foreseen, and the only thing Liam knows for sure is that nothing in their lives will ever be the same. Angel Falls is storytelling at its very best — beautifully written, deeply moving, and impossible to put down.
The book is rated 3.90/5 at goodreads.com, from 20101 ratings. See 1072 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/1NSpQ4f.
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An erotic book recommendation: Craving Flight by Tamsen Parker

A critic review (source Dear Author) can be read at: http://bit.ly/1O4MDqL.
…it is a novella and, while the story felt dense and rich to me, I’m never going to know everything there is to know in so short a work.
Book description from Google Books:
Tzipporah Berger is thirty-seven and single, which is practically unheard of in the Orthodox Jewish community she now calls home. Her increasing religiosity and need for kink may have broken up her first marriage, but she’s decided it’s time to try again. And the rabbi’s wife has just the man in mind.Elan Klein is the neighborhood butcher whose intimidating size and gruff manner hint at a deliciously forceful personality. But BDSM isn’t exactly something you discuss during an Orthodox courtship. Will a marriage to Elan solidify her place in the community that she loves and provide the domination and pain Tzipporah craves or will she forever have to rely on flights of fancy to satisfy her needs?**Please note, CRAVING FLIGHT is a 37,000 word novella. This ebook also contains a sample chapter from PERSONAL GEOGRAPHY**
The book is rated 3.95/5 at goodreads.com, from 340 ratings. See 106 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/1lkRNFu.
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An erotic book recommendation: The Story Guy (Novella) by Mary Ann Rivers

A critic review (source Dear Author) can be read at: http://bit.ly/2dqpku7.
…when I go back and think of the story, I do feel that it probably wouldn’t impress readers who are disabled.
Book description from Google Books:
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LIBRARY JOURNALIn this eBook original novella, Mary Ann Rivers introduces a soulful and sexy tale of courage, sacrifice, and love.   I will meet you on Wednesdays at noon in Celebration Park. Kissing only.   Carrie West is happy with her life . . . isn’t she? But when she sees this provocative online ad, the thirtysomething librarian can’t help but be tempted. After all, the photo of the anonymous poster is far too attractive to ignore. And when Wednesday finally arrives, it brings a first kiss that’s hotter than any she’s ever imagined. Brian Newburgh is an attorney, but there’s more to his life . . . that he won’t share with Carrie. Determined to have more than just Wednesdays, Carrie embarks on a quest to learn Brian’s story, certain that he will be worth the cost. But is she ready to gamble her heart on a man who just might be The One . . . even though she has no idea how their love story will end?Praise for The Story Guy  “In just over 100 pages, debut author Mary Ann Rivers gives us a powerful love story.”—USA Today  “A beautiful and affecting contemporary romance.”—Library Journal“I just finished it and as I’m sitting here jotting down thoughts for the A review, I’m crying and smiling.”—Dear Author   “If you too have been wanting more unbaggaged heroines, then Carrie . . . is the woman you’ve been waiting for.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers   “For all the seriousness this book is so damn sexy. There is kissing on a bench and phone sex and real sex. It’s really hot. And parts made me giggle too.”—Smexy Books   “There was great character development and it was a lovely story to read. This was Mary Ann Rivers’ debut novel and I can’t wait to see what else she writes next.”—The Book Vixen“A sparkling gem of sweet emotion!”—New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips   “A beautiful love story full of sly wit, slow kisses, and heart-punching truths. I can’t recommend Mary Ann Rivers highly enough.”—Ruthie Knox, USA Today bestselling author of Along Came Trouble   “In The Story Guy, Mary Ann Rivers writes a compelling story about finding love in the unlikeliest places. I was hooked from the first page.”—Elise Sax, author of An Affair to Dismember   “The plot of The Story Guy allows—demands—a slow physical build-up with delicious anticipation, making it an incredibly sexy read. The love scenes are fresh and exciting and intensely emotional. This was an intensely emotional read all around, for me. It probably won’t make every reader burst into tears, but it has a lot to offer anyone. 5 stars.”—Karen Knows BestIncludes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from the Loveswept title Long Simmering Spring.
The book is rated 3.92/5 at goodreads.com, from 1908 ratings. See 439 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/21rpaGx.
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