The Novice by Harlem Dae
London – one meeting, one month of lessons and a landslide of new desires.
My journey to hell started with a decaf coffee. Nothing more than a grey mug full of dull-brown liquid devoid of its most useful ingredient.
One sip, one smile, one touch of her hand and it was soon clear my life wasn’t destined to stay dull. Oh, no, suddenly I had a month of bedroom education planned by a sultry vixen who intended to broaden my horizons beyond my usual peach-pink palette.
She wanted to take me to deep purples and navy blues and the pitch blackness that was pure sin. And on the other side of that blackness was a place that might look like Hell, with debauchery and wantonness, people playing devil’s advocate, luring innocents into the hotter, steamier corners of the world.
Oh, yes, she promised each night to take me there and paint me an orange-and-red picture that would come alive, flickering like flames, enticing me, holding me spellbound and eager to learn more. To touch, explore, drown in coming.
And drown I would. I was no match for her tricks and taunts. My only chance of survival was to show her that I wasn’t vanilla. I had a rainbow of mastery up my sleeve, too, and if she just opened her eyes, she might be dazzled enough to stay—stay and take ‘my’ lessons. If she didn’t kill me first, that was, with pleasure.
Please note The Novice is book #1 in the Sexy as Hell Trilogy which is best read in order. At the end of The Novice you will find the first 3 chapters of the next book, The Player, available for your enjoyment.
My Rating: 4 Bookworms!
This is not your typical girl meets boy in coffee bar, girl and boy fall in love kind of story. This is more the type of book where Girl meets Boy in coffee shop. Boy falls in lust and takes Girl home. Girl shocks the crap out of Boy by being a complete Domme. Girl continues to shock Boy, and herself in the process.
This was FANTASTIC. Let me say that again. Fantastic. Did you get it? So (as the cover tells us) is way steamier than Fifty Shades and oh so delectably delightful. Honestly… If you loved fifty shades but wished that it was just that little bit darker and dirtier – this is the book for you. Zara one of the most fantastic MC’s I have come across and Victor is not so bad himself. Normally I am not a fan of the Domme – sub relationship. I like my men strong and full of power… this was SO not the case.
Victor is used to being in control. Managing partner of his own architectural firm he manages a bunch of people and is faced with tough decisions every day. He likes his woman meek and eager ( but not too much mind) and thinks he knows everything. Not only is he shocked to find that the timid young lady he picked up is a Domme but that he is also incredibly intrigued by the life she opens up his eyes too. Can he let go of enough of his control to really appreciate everything that Zara can show him or is it going to be to tough to let go of that amount of control and show that much trust to someone else?
Zara on the other hand is used to this kind of thing. She makes her living off of it and loves what she does. She is used to showing men that they don’t in fact know everything and she was really looking forward to doing the same with Victor. She wasn’t so prepared for the feeling she brought up in her.
Plot twists, fun supporting characters, amazing scene settings and a lot of red hot passion. This book has it all. I was on edge through out the entire book and cannot wait to get my hands on the next one.
About the Author:
Harlem Dae is the pen name of two authors – Lily Harlem and Natalie Dae. They have been writing together for several years on top of their individual author projects and enjoy being represented by traditional houses including HarperCollins and Totally Bound as well as self-publishing their sexy stories on Amazon.
The Novice, Anything for Him and Good Cop, Bad Cop have all claimed the #1 spot on the Amazon Erotica chart in 2013 and with the popularity of the newly released Sexy as Hell Trilogy it looks like 2014 is going to be another wild ride of success for Harlem Dae.
Both live in the UK and gain great satisfaction from bouncing characters and their raunchy antics back and forth, growing, nurturing and stoking plot lines until they steam off the page and push boundaries. They consider themselves to be solitary, whacky, spontaneous and desirous for many things including perfection and are frequently caught sending messages back and forth referring to each other as Rodney and Delboy.
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