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The Pleasures of Winter The Pleasures of Winter is a steamy erotic story of romantic obsession and explosive sexual chemistry for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to YouWhen reporter Abbie Marshall needs to escape Honduras, a private jet carrying a Hollywood A lister is her only way out She has a ride home with Irish actor Jack Winter notorious womanizer and all round bad boy Abbie is shaken to the core by Winter s blazing beauty and provocative mindAfter the plane s nose dive into the remote rainforest forces them to fight for survival, Abbie catches tantalizing glimpses of the complicated man behind the image And the she sees of him, the he touches some primal part of her that she is determined to suppress But after a devastating encounter with Winter s shadow side, Abbie s detachment is shatteredOn returning to normal life, Abbie cannot forget what happened, nor ignore the shocking rumours about the star s private life Her struggle to make sense of her torment leads straight back to Winter, who is just as obsessed by her But if they are to have a relationship, Abbie knows she must embrace his hidden desires and accept her ownNo longer caring about anything but their intoxicating love affair, Abbie is drawn deeper into the dark heart of Winter and the secret that threatens to destroy everything This is the story of Jack and Abbie Jack is Irish and a famous Hollywood movie star, known for his womanising and devastatingly handsome looks Abbie is a respected news reporter and a New York trust fund baby.They are both in Honduras, Jack wrapping up a film production and Abbie covering a political story but she s upset some dangerous people and needs to get out of the country fast and manages to pull some journo strings and hitch a ride on Jack s private jet Unfortunately for them, the pil This is the story of Jack and Abbie Jack is Irish and a famous Hollywood movie star, known for his womanising and devastatingly handsome looks Abbie is a respected news reporter and a New York trust fund baby.They are both in Honduras, Jack wrapping up a film production and Abbie covering a political story but she s upset some dangerous people and needs to get out of the country fast and manages to pull some journo strings and hitch a ride on Jack s private jet Unfortunately for them, the pilot suffers a mid air heart attack and they crash into the jungle All but the pilot survive and their group spend 4 days battling the wilderness to get back to civilisation The pressure cooker environment brings out sides to their personalities that they are normally able to hide and it soon becomes apparent to Abbie that Jack has some fairly dark sexual proclivities and, shockingly, that these push all the right buttons for her.After returning to their normal lives, Abbie decides to explore D s a little further and Jack cannot resist the promise of Abbie as a submissive and they soon agree to a contract and their relationship swings into action This is the basic synopsis.I had a few problems with Jack there were plenty of times when he wasn t being completely honest with Abbie despite demanding absolute honesty from her He lies by omission something he promises will result in a severe punishment if she does that to him I think that made him a bit of a hypocrite and a relationship like this relies heavily on mutual trust and I m not really sure Jack was playing fair He was, however, a pretty sexy dom and he managed to top Abbie well with some pretty sizzling results He also had some pretty surprising survival skills which got them safely out of the jungle supposedly learnt from a part he had played I really did like Abbie a lot and enjoyed her slow awakening as a submissive Jack, being a movie star, is wealthy enough to have a well equipped playroom in his Los Angeles home and they do share some very hot BDSM scenes together and some pantie melting online erotic play Danger has followed Abbie from Honduras and there is some mild suspense although this part of the story is left unresolved and, I assume, to be picked up oncein a sequel.I think their story probably has a long way to go yet and I am guessing that this is the start of a series There s a rich collection of characters and a sweet secondary romance between their respective best friends.3.5 stars BDSM romance ARC courtesy of Penguin UKForreviews, please visit Sinfully Sexy Book Blog Comes out tomorrow It s a great read Review posted at from publisher through NetGalley for ReviewRelease date November 1, 20125 StarsHardworking journalist, Abbie Marshall is in a bit of a jam and needs to get out of Honduras immediately The only way is to hop on a private jet with Hollywood heart throb Jack Winter, under the pretense of interviewing him Abbie is instantly mesmerized with Jack s unbelievable looks and his playful attitude When Comes out tomorrow It s a great read Review posted at from publisher through NetGalley for ReviewRelease date November 1, 20125 StarsHardworking journalist, Abbie Marshall is in a bit of a jam and needs to get out of Honduras immediately The only way is to hop on a private jet with Hollywood heart throb Jack Winter, under the pretense of interviewing him Abbie is instantly mesmerized with Jack s unbelievable looks and his playful attitude When the plane goes down in the rainforest, Abbie has to put trust in Jack to get her out alive Abbie sees sides of Jack that intrigue her and brings out parts of herself that she didn t know existed Upon returning to America, neither Jack nor Abbie can stop thinking about each other They have a connection that they need to explore, but there are many things that Abbie doesn t know about Jack She must figure out if his secrets are hers too My Thoughts I was drawn into this book during the first two chapters There was so much action and excitement that I couldn t put it down It did have a BDSM theme, but it was not overly done and definitely not hard core I love how it was a progression throughout the story of learning what BDSM is and what happens during a dom sub relationship The authors did not just throw it up in the air It was very well explained and Abbie s feelings emotions on the lifestyle were very well written I also loved how Jack explained everything to Abbie and was so patient I also loved that it wasn t a jump into bed with me now story It had build up and excitement The sexual tension was thick and exciting I loved Jack s jealousy and his caveman antics Abbie was a strong character independent, smart, focused and endearing I loved how she had a backbone and knew how to use it I also loved her journey of discovering her sexual desires She was so apprehensive and I could feel it thought the writing Jack swoon Irish accent, hot 6 pack abs, unbelievable body and pure Dom, but yet patient and thoughtful what s not to love Jack has his demons that he has been hiding which pulls you into him Loved him I do have some unanswered questions though I am hoping that there is a book 2 that continues this story, because I would like the answers Overall, AWESOME book If you are a fan of Fifty Shades of Grey or Bared to You you must read this book I highly recommend reading it ARC from Penguin Ireland via Net Galley for review.As soon as I read that the leading man in this story was an Irishman, I knew he would be minefor a few hours, anyways What I didn t expect was to read a book with a great little plot and wonderful supporting secondary characters This turned out to be a great little surprise The book starts with journalist Abbie running from some drug lord s thugs and jumping onto the plane of a Hollywood A list star Jack, the Hollywood Hottie, and Abbie i ARC from Penguin Ireland via Net Galley for review.As soon as I read that the leading man in this story was an Irishman, I knew he would be minefor a few hours, anyways What I didn t expect was to read a book with a great little plot and wonderful supporting secondary characters This turned out to be a great little surprise The book starts with journalist Abbie running from some drug lord s thugs and jumping onto the plane of a Hollywood A list star Jack, the Hollywood Hottie, and Abbie immediately smolder with sexual tension and then proceed to just piss each other off for the next fifty pages Well, we all know where sexual tension and anger lead to, especially when one of the grumpies is a practicing Dom Big cliche here, but eh, pppfffftwhat do you do Not only is Jack a Dominant, but he sees the potential for Abbie to be a little submissive Of course, the outspoken and intelligent woman does NOT see herself in that sort of role, so it takes a bit of convincing I m wondering how often this happensDom meets woman, wants her body bent over his knee, and proceeds to form her into his perfect sub.From a trek through a vast jungle wilderness to the concrete jungles of NYC and LA to the gorgeous fairy tale of Ireland, I was in love with the scenery The story never got stagnant, because it was always moving to a new location and the plot itself was always moving forward.Abbie was a great heroinebelievable in her ignorance of the D s lifestyle only because she didn t seem stupid about it She knew what it was, but felt it a bit demeaning It takes Jack showing her that his paddles and bondage are a way for them both to open up and be completely honest with each other Jack is a bit of a tortured soul himself and doesn t necessarily practice what he preaches, which causes some major roadblocks to pop up between he and Abbie While I really enjoyed the book, I thought that the BDSM aspect was way too light for this to really be touted as that type of novel The threat for punishment and hard core kink was always simmering, but Jack never delivers, and I was disappointed This was VERY light bondage and a ton of spanking paddling, etc Another thing that bothered me were a couple of minor plot holesthings that the author sort of threw in late in the book that sort of came out of the blue and were never fully explained Nothing major, but it did create a little hiccup for me.I was headed for a three star, but after finishing, and contemplating it for a bit, I realize that I enjoyed the story enough for a four I kept wanting to read without getting bored and at the end, I really was rooting for Abbie and Jack Let s hope he puts his weenie Dom foot down somein the future Quick reviewCover Fitting Rating NC 17 for the sexiness of it all Steaminess Scorching Thumbs Up 5 starsOverall Extremely well writtenCharacters Well DonePlot Finding out things about yourself you hadn t realized.Page Turner Absolutely Series Cont Stand Alone Recommend Yes.Book Boyfriend JackSUMMARY 50 word or less This is the first book I ve read reportedly in the same category as Fifty that was right Although this has a fifty flavor, this book stood on its own My only complain Quick reviewCover Fitting Rating NC 17 for the sexiness of it all Steaminess Scorching Thumbs Up 5 starsOverall Extremely well writtenCharacters Well DonePlot Finding out things about yourself you hadn t realized.Page Turner Absolutely Series Cont Stand Alone Recommend Yes.Book Boyfriend JackSUMMARY 50 word or less This is the first book I ve read reportedly in the same category as Fifty that was right Although this has a fifty flavor, this book stood on its own My only complaint is how it ended It was a little too quick and abrupt Amazing otherwise.To see my full review, book boyfriend pic, check out my blog post Coming Soon Cover Title 4 out of 5Favorite Line And was he I mean, was there any activity in the horizontal salsa department Oh come on Abbie I am a visual person, I need details Is that a clinical term horizontal salsa Favorite Character Abbie Fans self The book was deliciously titillating I loved the characters the story Once i had started reading I got lost in the story and did not want to stop There were so many elements to the story, I loved all the twists, surprises uncove Cover Title 4 out of 5Favorite Line And was he I mean, was there any activity in the horizontal salsa department Oh come on Abbie I am a visual person, I need details Is that a clinical term horizontal salsa Favorite Character Abbie Fans self The book was deliciously titillating I loved the characters the story Once i had started reading I got lost in the story and did not want to stop There were so many elements to the story, I loved all the twists, surprises uncovering the truth I also love the sex scenes, they were seriously steamy, i do not believe i will ever be able to look at a feather again without feeling dirtyThe first lunge was mind blowing He possessed her so completely, it was like nothing she had ever know before Her nerve endings felt as if they would melt under so much pleasure I was having some serious envy issues during this book, i found myself wish Jack was real teaching me how to be a good girlGood girl He caressed her ass, and then with a ruthless jerk, tore the panties off her I ll buy youJack, well what can i say Move over Christian i have certainly found my new top Dom I would recommend this book I look forward to readingby this author 5 Glorious stars What do you get when you cross a news journalist who s stranded in a foreign country with a super hot Mega Movie star A freaking recipe for adventure and one hot, sexy story When news journalist, Abbie, gets stranded in Honduras while working on a story, the last thing she expects is to meet a super sexy leading actor like Jack Winter After talking to her editor about getting a flight out to Miami, he tells her that her only chance of getting home is to hitch a ride with Jack, 5 Glorious stars What do you get when you cross a news journalist who s stranded in a foreign country with a super hot Mega Movie star A freaking recipe for adventure and one hot, sexy story When news journalist, Abbie, gets stranded in Honduras while working on a story, the last thing she expects is to meet a super sexy leading actor like Jack Winter After talking to her editor about getting a flight out to Miami, he tells her that her only chance of getting home is to hitch a ride with Jack, which he s secured her an interview, but she must run to catch the plane Having found herself in trouble while in Honduras, she literally has to ditch some extra baggage before falling into Jack s plane, where she learns she wasn t really expected Things go from bad to worse quickly when the plane goes down somewhere in the rainforest and they are forced to trek their way to safety in search of help I honestly don t know how the girl did it She had to battle and That right there was almost enough to make me stop reading this book EWWW But I kept reading because of Jack His little powers of persuasion were sooo convincing And the rulesoh my, those rules of his SMH I thought Christian Grey was demanding Nope Move over babythere is a new Dom in town Where do I sign up The chemistry between these two from the beginning was off the charts The passion and romance was H O T.HOT The amount of BDSM that was included in the book itself was so minute If you are looking to break into the BDSM genre, this is probably a good book to do that with Jack explains everything to Abbie, as she is new to the scene too Overall, I think the authors did a great job with this one The story itself was very well written It grabbed my attention from page one and held it all the way through to the end Jack and Abbie were amazing characters The minor characters blended well with the main ones Not one beat was skipped For me, personallyfeathers will hold a whole new meaning from this point forward o And if there happens to be a book 2 in the futureyou can bet your sweet little behind that I will be waiting OTK for Jack haha ARC courtesy of Penguin Books Ltd via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I was offered a copy of this book through Net Galley So I signed up for Net Galley to get this book Feel special Evie Hunter This book was marketed using the comment If you liked 50 Shades Ugh I have not read 50 Shades and so this tells me NOTHING Promotion peoplefor all booksplease stop using it.But once I got past that, I have to say, I REALLY enjoyed this book It was mid grade on the heat and kink scale for me So those who want romance and angst will LOVE this book I am not I was offered a copy of this book through Net Galley So I signed up for Net Galley to get this book Feel special Evie Hunter This book was marketed using the comment If you liked 50 Shades Ugh I have not read 50 Shades and so this tells me NOTHING Promotion peoplefor all booksplease stop using it.But once I got past that, I have to say, I REALLY enjoyed this book It was mid grade on the heat and kink scale for me So those who want romance and angst will LOVE this book I am not an outdoorsy gal And the way this book was written, I was dreaming of going out and eating grubs just so I can get spanked in a cave There are some BDSM scenes, but nothing in here really pushed me, so I don t have any triggers to list.The major break up issue was resolved a bit to easy to be realistic, but it made the book an easy very enjoyable read The heroine kept thinking about her situation in news headlines and I thought it was a cute touch.Some of the things in this book that made me pause were how quickly our heroine went from being completely Vanilla, to beat me with a cane submissive She also IMO hadn t really consented to her first punishment Our couple gets pretty personal while our heroine is still engaged to another man Not cool And our hero left the room while his sub was tied up Isn t that a big no no A big case of insta love going on as well By now you are probably thinkingwhy the hell is this book 4 stars Because I could not put it down I enjoyed reading it Despite things that I had to accept or go with the flow, this book held my attention and had me dying to jump back into it I think this book had a strong classic romance style The story arc was well laid out and the words just took me along for a ride.I fell in love with our couple, and wanted for them to have happy slappy sex together forever It made me smile and made me happy to read it I would pick up another book by this author in a heartbeat Great voice The cover might seem to be styled to imitate a certain best seller as well, but now that I have read it, the floating feather makes me smile Recommend highly to romance lovers who want a little kink thrown in Spanking enthusiasts, and people who enjoy a couple thrown together in extreme circumstances will also enjoy this one 5 blisteringly hot stars Here s my confession It was the the last day of 2012, and I was looking for a quick, fun read to tide me over until a book I had pre ordered was released the following day The reviews for The Pleasures of Winter were all over the place, but I decided to give it a shot anyway after watching an entertaining interview with the 2 Irish authors who co wrote the book under the name Evie Hunter.All I can say is, holy yowza, batman Yes, this book falls firmly into theWhat5 blisteringly hot stars Here s my confession It was the the last day of 2012, and I was looking for a quick, fun read to tide me over until a book I had pre ordered was released the following day The reviews for The Pleasures of Winter were all over the place, but I decided to give it a shot anyway after watching an entertaining interview with the 2 Irish authors who co wrote the book under the name Evie Hunter.All I can say is, holy yowza, batman Yes, this book falls firmly into theWhat to read after Fifty Shades of Greycategory, but in my opinionand pay attention to me here, peopleThis book blows Fifty Shades out of the water That s right, I said it image error Meet Jack Winter.A Hollywood badass, who s life growing up in Ireland is as murky as a London fog Enter hard nosed journalist Abbie, who manages to awaken the darker aka kinkier side of Jack s personality One that he is desperately trying to keep hidden as he attempts to land the movie role of a lifetime Throw in a plane crash, a danger filled trek through a jungle, enough sexual chemistry to light up Manhattan for a week some mighty interesting new ways to use ice chips and ginger root, and you have a recipe for one helluva sexy ride Jack Winteroh, let me count the ways in which I love thee.Simply put, Jack is everything I wish Christian Grey had been, and so muchAll wrapped up in a cross between Colin Farrel Hugh Jackman looking package I mean, seriously How the hell could you go wrong with that The D s relationship here is sooo muchbelievable and intense than in FSOG Jack and Abbie s BDSM lifestyle, while stillvanilla than most cough or so I have been told , is muchrealistic than the uber watered down version found in FSOG and most of it s clones Jack picked her up and set her on her feet He pulled her against his chest, using one hand to tilt her head back Did I hurt you No, you didn t hurt me A wicked grin dispelled his serious expression Would you like me toNow, as to the aforementioned chemistry between Jack and Abbie Off The Charts I have read my fair share of erotica in 2012 probably a lotthan my fair share to be honest lol , but I can honestly say, the scenes between these two were probably some of my all time favorites These Irish gals know how to write some intense love scenes, let me tell you And not just the actual sex scenes, but the flirty banter as well One of my absolute favorite parts of this book were the IM discussions It starts off as Abbie wanting to talk to a Dominant to try and understand her submissive side, and these D s counseling sessions are incredibly fun and sexyeven before Abbie finds out that she has in fact been chatting with Jack the whole time All of these scenes make the reader well aware of the fact that when these two finally do hook up.look out image error Yes, the whole b story involving the drug lords she was digging into for an article and their pesky habit of trying to kill her was a bit silly and unnecessary But you know what I don t really care Because there were so many other things that I absolutely loved about this book that it s easy to overlook something minor like that Where as in a book I enjoyed a lot less, it probably would have had me rolling my eyes into the back of my head But here Ehwhatever.So, as you might have guessedI unabashedly adored this book While I do enjoy finding an awesome stand alone book, I have to admiti kind of wish I hadkinky adventures with Mr Winter to look forward toSide Note There is a super short novella that islike an extra scene called A Touch of Winter which should be read after this book It s hot sweet and i recommend it as wellSome of my favorite highlightsI m Jack Winter I ve been sleeping with Abbie for the last four nights Who are you Bad girl Jack withdrew his fingers and pressed them to his mouth Hot, sweet little Abbie I can see that you re going to need a lesson about who s in charge here Oh, Ms Marshall You are a sight for sore eyes Jack s Irish accent made her nipples peak I m going to taste every inch of you I am not your girl oh baby, you will always be my girl Abbie, if you come in, you know what will happen Tonight won t be feathers and velvet It s going to be leather and bruises and hard fucking If that s not what you want, go away now Come back tomorrow Jack, her voice shook I want that, too I m yours In your dreams He grabbed her and pulled her tightly against his chest In my dreams, he agreed, his voice dropping to a growl And in every waking minute too At heart she was a vanilla and feathers girl, and he was leather and steel Readreviews at my blog Original Post I am not really sure where to start with this review I have so much in my head that I want to say but nothing comes out The Pleasures of Winter is one of those rare books that has stolen my heart, my mind and my soul Yip I loved it that much I was hooked from page one right up until the last page I got so caught up within the story that I was actually heartbroken when the book finished because I didn t want it to end.The Pleasure Original Post I am not really sure where to start with this review I have so much in my head that I want to say but nothing comes out The Pleasures of Winter is one of those rare books that has stolen my heart, my mind and my soul Yip I loved it that much I was hooked from page one right up until the last page I got so caught up within the story that I was actually heartbroken when the book finished because I didn t want it to end.The Pleasures of Winter isn t like most erotica fiction I have read Usually with this genre you get full on sex from the first chapter but this isn t like that We actually get an amazing story before all that happens A story that is thrilling and exciting Our two main characters Abbie and Jack, the chemistry between them is electrifying Abbie is drawn to Jack and visa versa even though they are polar opposites to each other Abbie is a strong, independent journalist with a jobthat is dangerous She is smart and funny but flawed like any human being Jack, oh sweet lord Jack Jack Jack I think I loved him before I even started the book Why He is Irish I can t help myself it s that accent Mother May I With his sexy looks and charms that no woman can resist He is a hollywood bad Colin Farrell anyone lol He is obsessed with Abbie and he is falling hard You can t help but root for them.The plot is quite simply perfect It has the right mix of adventure, excitement and steamy sex that just blends in perfectly The opening of the story is fast paced and exciting, with Abbie trying to escape bad guys who are after her She finds herself on a plane with Jack and them crashing into a rainforest At first I was like is this really a naughty read I wasn t used to having a proper non erotic plot line But there are hints throughout the beginning that is just the right amount of teasing to get the reader excited for find out.I am trying to do this book justice and it just won t happen It blew my mind, so much so I am actually struggling to convey just how much I loved it One of the big things I loved about this is that fact it is told from both Abbie s and Jack s POV Now usually I am not the biggest fan of POV changes but for this is works You get inside both the characters heads and that is very important for me I like to be able to feel a connection to a character to really appreciate the story and I sure did here.Evie Hunter is actually two authors and what a wonderful team The two authors have created a flawless, exciting and down right steamy read that will stay with you long after your finish And that is a sign of perfect book to me I highly recommend If you like your naughty read, then The Pleasures of Winter is one NOT to be missed.Cover Talk I only really add this cover talk into a review if I really really need to talk about the cover and yes i do here Why Because that is a beautiful, simple cover that actually fits the book That feather represents a certain scene no spoilers and if you have read the book you know what scene I am refering to Rarely book covers match the story, they usually have nothing to do with the words inside the book and are only there to look pretty Thankfully this is not the case here


About the Author: Evie Hunter

Evie Hunter is actually two authors Caroline McCall and Eileen Gormley who met at a creative writing workshop in Dublin in 2010 On discovering that they shared a passion for erotic fiction, they became the best of friends In early 2012 they got a chance to co write a series of erotic novellas for an American publisher When they completed the second one without killing each other, they decided to take on something bigger Eventually, they emerged into daylight, clutching THE PLEASURES OF WINTER, saying Never again until the next time.


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