Saturday, March 31, 2018

Book Review: 'Someone Like Him' by Susanna Eastman


Carolyn is getting her legs waxed when her friend Eddie recommends a very special business for her. With very little dating experience, Carolyn is finally ready for the man of her dreams to come into her life. And Eddie recommends Fantasy Inc to do the job for her. A very selective, private club where any sexual fantasy can be fulfilled safely and best of all – anonymously. When Carolyn met Martin, she knew he was the man she’d been secretly waiting for. Someone exactly like him.
This is a sexy, hot read that I found to be page-turning. I love the idea of a sex club where all tastes are catered to and people can act out their various fantasies. I was a little dubious at first whether Martin was maybe a little too jaded for Carolyn, but I was delighted to find myself proven wrong. I was a bit sad to find Carolyn suffered from one of the romance heroine cliché’s – that of the virgin instantly turning into a nymphomaniac – but I have to admit with a stud like Martin it would be hard for any girl to keep her hands to herself. I was also slightly disappointed at Carolyn’s attack of nerves when the relationship started to turn serious. I felt that a strong female character willing to go to a sex club to meet a man and lose her virginity was nowhere to be found when it came to having an adult relationship outside the safety of the club walls. I understood her fears and felt the author did an excellent job of explaining her mindset, but that didn’t stop me wanting to shake some sense into her.
I did, however, love the chemistry between Martin and Carolyn – and I loved Martin’s parents, his mother especially. The sex scenes were deliciously erotic and full of sizzle. I also found the ending deeply satisfying as a romance reader. I’d particularly recommend this book for readers who love to get lost in the fantasy, where anything is possible and even a shy, brainy girl can hook the sexy, swarthy hero. A fun and sexy romp I greatly enjoyed.

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