Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Book Review: 'Stocking Stuffer' by Ali Piedmont

Most of us know Ali Piedmont from her contributions as co-author with Natasha Turner, but here she proves that flying solo she is one hot author. She writes romance novels whose antagonists are the men she hates to love and loves to hate: the Bad Boys. The BAD BOYS theme is a theme Ali has developed very well. Her 'bad boys' are basically Alpha Men ‘with dirty mouths, big guns, and good hearts hidden somewhere under all their tattoos’ who take advantage of women until a strong woman matches egos and pursuits. The interchange provides plenty of opportunities for crises and resolution of same but the concept of bad boys offers an opportunity for erotic encounters with a punch, and Ali excels in those passages. She continues to mature as a writer and her erotic imagination keeps pace.

As a bit of Christmas cheer and lust Ali offers this ‘stocking stuffer and outline her plot in the synopsis – ‘This Santa has a big package… and an even bigger secret. People in this small town call me a lot of things: Principal Ethan Stone. Veteran Navy SEAL. They don't call me Sir. Unless they're playing the part of my sub at The Castle, the exclusive sex club I own... but that's my other, secret life. As a well-respected local principal, I never mix business with pleasure. Then she comes to work for me: Holly Sweet, my school's new librarian. She's curvy, sugary-sweet, and can't look at me without blushing as red as a candy-cane. She's naturally submissive but too innocent. There are a lot of things I'll do to a woman, but I won't corrupt a good girl. Not even when she begs me to fill in as Santa for the damned Winter Festival. Not even when she's a blushing so adorably in an elf costume three-sizes too small. Not even when she accidentally tumbles right onto my lap and lands on Santa's big package. One touch of that sweet, curvy bottom and I realize, I'm about to unwrap the only thing I want this Christmas. Holly.’

Get ready for a whopping good time – sizzling erotica and a fine duo to play it. Grady Harp, December 16
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of the book.

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