Thursday, 30 April 2009

REVIEW: French Kiss by Sloane Taylor

French Kiss by Sloane Taylor

Contemporary Erotic Romance
15,000 words

Witty and crackling with sass, French Kiss, the fourth novelette in Sloane Taylor's Naughty Ladies of Nice series, is a standalone sexy short that promises and delivers a good time.

American children's author Rachel Conklin is washed up on a secluded beach during a wicked storm. Luckily for her, Dr. Henri Bernier, sheltering from the rough weather, is on hand to nurse her broken leg. He takes her back to his seaside home on the mainland. Sparks fly as they become reluctantly and intimately acquainted. They might be total opposites, but they can both speak candidly when the occasion calls for it, amusingly so. Then there's the question of Rachel's arrival. What was she doing alone in the sea? Who or what is she afraid of? Does it have anything to do with the unsavoury crew that's just reached port?

American sass meets provincial French in this lively romance, by turns sweet and sea-salty. I had a great time with this book. I don't normally read erotic romances, but Ms. Taylor's vibrant style isn't exclusive to the sex scenes, as it tends to be for some authors in this genre. Here she imbues the characters, scene setting and dialogue with quirky life all their own. Plus, the lovemaking is seriously hot.

My advice? Kick back and let the fizzy swells of French Kiss wash over you. This is one addictive series. Next up for me, French Twist...

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Kim Richards said...

Very nice review. You surprised me by reading this one. Guess there's a soft side to Robert? I won't tell anyone. ;)

Robert Appleton said...

Hehe I guess so, Kim.

::frantically searches for his fake passport::

It's quite strange. Our genres are poles apart, but Sloane and I write with a similar style. My new sci-fi novel was inspired by this series. Mine's more romance than erotica, though, and it takes place *elsewhere*.


Sloane Taylor said...

THANK YOU, ROBERT!!! I am blown away you read French Kiss AND that you liked it. Holy Cats, man, I'm jumping for joy here.

Good wishes on your new series. I'm looking forward to it.

Sally_Odgers said...

You recommend this to timid readers then, Rob?
And, on another not, LOVE the cover of Kate of Kratos. You must have been very very good in a former life to deserve that:-)

Robert Appleton said...

My pleasure, Sloane. It isn'the first erotic I've read, but it's the first one in a while. The playful sense of humour brought it to life.

The new novel is coming along nicely. I'll be sure to give you an aknowledgement if (when!!) it gets published.

Robert Appleton said...

Hi Sally! I wouldn't recommend this to timid readers, no. There are some thoroughly nasty moments involving the criminal crew, and the sex scenes are very descriptive. Sloane manages it all with a great deal of charm, though. Black humour runs throughout.

And the KATE OF KRATOS cover...I couldn't believe my eyes when it popped up. Amanda Kelsey knocked it clean out of the park, and possibly the galaxy. I must have sold my soul for that image!

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