Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin
Genre: Erotic Romance/New Adult/Contemporary Fiction
Approximate word count: 30-35,000 words
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“Cabrina Claire grew up reading and began to pursue her writing career in earnest after her children were born. Before that, she dabbled in various cubicle-related jobs, learned how dirty other people’s laundry can get, and was hired as an au pair, then as a winery hostess.
Her one constant love, stories, has carried her through a unique life full of its own entertaining subplots. Cabrina lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family and the fluffiest dog you’ve ever seen.”
“Visual artist Victoria Thursday is desperate for a muse to inspire her next project, until a chance encounter with the devastatingly handsome owner of a Pearl District ballet company turns her head. Tall, sculpted, and incredibly flexible, Seth Valenza embraces his physicality in a way Tory has never known. He possesses such skill and confidence in every move that Tory is pulled body and soul into his embrace.
Captured by his wild grace and sensual abandon, she longs to trust him. But if their complex relationship shatters, both her career and her heart will, too.”
Victoria Thursday’s preferred medium is clay. It’s been over a year since she has sculpted in that medium though. Ever since she applied to join the Rose City Artists, Miss Gentrifex, her benefactor, has been requesting specific projects from her for application into the co-op. Portland’s elite were invited to her art showings, all of her pieces involved various aspects of sexual poses and expression. Tory has been so wrapped up in these projects that she put her own sexuality aside.
Now that she has gained membership as an exhibiting member of Rose City Artists she is emotionally drained and has lost her inspiration to create. She has thirty days to submit an idea for a new show and she needs a new muse. She thinks she may have found one in a ballet dancer who owns his own theater company, Seth Valenza. He is tall, virile, and devastating handsome. Tory is totally captivated by him and his dance moves.
Tory is more insecure than her character lets on and she overthinks everything. The story is told through Tory’s eyes and the reader gets to spend a lot of time in her head. We see her obsessive behavior up-close and she tends to hold onto things that are outside of herself for inspiration. I am not sure if this is artistic or autistic behavior to be honest. The sex scenes between Seth and Tory are hot and graphic. Tory is sure she has found her new muse. However, Seth is busy preparing for his own opening show and doesn’t have extra time for Tory at the present. When Seth asks for time to devote to his show, Tory is over-whelmed with her insecurities. There is a bit of a cliffhanger as Tory is devastated with the fact that she may be losing her muse and what affect that will have on her career.
Turn Me is the first book in the Shattering Thursday series.
My review is based on an advance copy and I can’t gauge the final product in this area.
Rating: **** Four stars