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She arranges fantasy fulfillment for a living. Now it’s her turn.
Victoria has built a world-renowned business at Fantasy Mountain, the resort where no want is too wacky, no urge too unusual, no passion too peculiar. Her ability to create any sexual scenario has granted her everything she could want: power, money, independence. The one thing
that remains out of her reach is the man she knows she’ll never have…and he happens to work just down the hall from her.
Brett has all but given up hope of breaching the wall around Victoria’s heart. In fact, he’s engaged to be married back in London in only two months. But he knows Victoria has desires; he’s seen them firsthand.
When a night of passion rekindles old feelings, can he finally fulfill the ultimate fantasy of the woman who’s made it her mission to satisfy everyone’s desires but her own? After all, whatever the erotic dream, it can come true at Fantasy Mountain.
Content Warning: Wild romps, no-holds-barred lust, and deep, meaningful lovemaking.
A love story first, sparing no steamy details. Contains glimpses into very kinky fantasies.
He cradled Vic’s face in his hands, tracing dark circles under her eyes with his thumbs. “If you weren’t out drinking and cavorting with rakes all night, you’d not be so tired, miss,” he teased softly.
She swallowed hard and looked at the floor. “I was in by ten.” Was she hiding something? “I just didn’t…rest well.”
Of course. The damn dreams. She never rested when she went to California, and here he’d been begrudging her the best diversion she had from those nightmares.
“Ah, Vic. I’m sorry.” Her eyes teared up, right before she narrowed them on him. She’d be pissed off now because he felt sorry for her. Already her cheeks were turning that angry pink he so enjoyed. The green eyes squinted smaller, and her jaws tightened under the heels of his hands. Glorious angry, she was. He couldn’t help smiling again, which would only serve to further infuriate her.
She took in a great breath. He knew she intended to spew it back out on him in a flurry of irate words, but he stole it from her first. He kissed her, as he seemed to do more often than he cared to acknowledge, and stalled the angry reply.
Even as his lips brushed against her soft ones, he thought of her kissing another, and his pulse beat faster. The sweet gesture to show her he would sympathize with her whether she liked it or not became a fierce need to make her want him. Instead of a tender, closed-mouth kiss, he forced her lips apart and probed with his tongue. He longed to taste and feel her desire, her need for him and him alone. To have her love him.
He got the desire, at least. She slipped her smooth arms round his neck and matched him move for move. He’d known she would. It was constantly there with them, this physical need. Though she strove to suppress it in the name of business ethics, he could sense it always, carefully hidden. And damn if it didn’t drive him mad to know she wanted him but didn’t love him. Besides, she had more self-control than he did. As usual, she found her senses first and pulled away from him.
“Andrea,” was her breathless one-word way of halting him. It worked famously.
Setting the music-Guest Blog
Ah, February. A favorite month for romance writers everywhere. The general population probably thinks about romance more during February than any other month.
One key element in every romantic movie (or TV) scene is music. Some songs will forever be associated with certain love scenes.
I even associate songs with certain characters in books I’ve read. (And of course, the ones I write have a sound track, too)
So I’m wondering, do you connect any songs with either a romantic couple, or a particular scene?
In Notting Hill, there’s a scene where Hugh Grant’s and Julia Roberts’ characters are in a private park together at night…and the song playing is When You Say Nothing At All. Man, that one gets me. Every time I hear the song, I think of that scene. (Which is a good thing, right? Thinking of Hugh is all good!)
Or how about Unchained Melody in Ghost? I just watched it on YouTube, and got goosebumps…and then a hot flash when Swayze came in with his shirt off…and then goosebumps again when it came to the “ghost” part of the video. And got a little choked-up by the end. *sigh*
Dang. And now I had to go back and watch the garden scene from Notting Hill. And a couple others…
So. Any music-love scene connections you really like and would care to share? And does anybody besides me feel the need to go rent Notting Hill?
Thanks for stopping by, and thanks to Harlie for having me.
Imagine a kinky version of Fantasy Island. Minus, Tatoo of course. He always creeped me out. Oh and Mr. Roarke is a woman. Now imagine that the woman who runs the island has fantasies of her own but has closed off her heart to any man because of the death of her husband. While one man secretly loves her and wants to break the walls of her heart.
This is a great book. It has all of the elements that I look for in an erotic romance. First and foremost, it’s a romance, not sex scene after sex scene. Yes, there is sex *fans self* but its romantic in nature, not smutty. You can feel the connection between Victoria and Brett in every scene that they are in. In fact, I will admit that if Ms. Denna had out the sex, I still would have read and enjoyed the book.
The characters were richly layered and realistic. The setting was lush, too. The challenges that Victoria and Brett have to overcome weren’t over the top either. Even though Brett was engaged to be married, his complete devotion to Victoria was palpable and sigh worthy. He never gave up on her. Yes, in the beginning he came off as a bit of jerk with his finance but let’s face it…he got tired of waiting for Victoria but after one night, he did the honorable thing and broke it off with his finance.
This is not my first Piper Denna book nor will it be my last. She writes romance stories with believable characters with realistic issues and concerns. Sex is only the icing on the cake. 🙂
Romance is sexy. And often funny, and sometimes tangled up with suspense. Let’s face it: all sorts of things get mixed up with romance in real life. Piper Denna’s stories are not cut-and-dried romance. She wants her characters to deal with issues female readers can relate to: independence and trust, empowerment, inhibitions, an unfaithful partner, motherhood. Sometimes her characters make mistakes and often her “bad guys” are not 100% bad. Mostly she wants to take the reader on an emotional journey to a happy ending…with a few enviable sexual encounters along the way. When she’s not writing, she edits, raises two teens along with her husband, and has an evil day job. She enjoys books–or movies–with a comedic twist and hopefully a love story with lots of tension, too. Sexiest parts of a man in Piper’s opinion? The hands and eyes. Shoulders are nice too, and of course, great pecs are never amiss…
Author Links: Piper Denna Website
One thought on “Fantasy Mountain by Piper Denna – Review/Giveaway/Guest Blog”
Good review! This sounds really good – I’ll have to add this book