Tuesday, November 26, 2013

REVIEW: America's Darlings by Gail Bridges

by Gail Bridges

Genre: Erotica
This book contains explicit content not intended for people under 18 years of age. Leah Collins is a sexual gymnast, a brilliant athlete poised to compete in the Mexico City Olympic Games of 2112. She takes pride in her advanced skills in the sexual arts, but performing Courtesan’s Treat and Raging Volcano in front of thousands of cheering fans is no easy task, especially when sexual malfunctions threaten. At her side, a pillar of strength and compassion, is her best friend, Benson White. He is the one who scrapes her from the ground when her self-destructive tendencies surface. Benson is a talented sexual gymnast in his own right, the other half of America’s Darlings. They hope for a gold medal. What neither of them expects is to fall in love.

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Rating: 4 stars

REVIEW: I'd like to thank Promotional Book Tours and the author for allowing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
It's been awhile since I've read any erotica. I was pleasantly surprised to read a book that was not only extremely hot and sensual, but it had an actual plot to it. It was tastefully written, as tasteful as erotica can be. I cared about the main characters, Leah and Benson, and hated when Leah got into a smidgen of trouble. The only bad part of the story was that I didn't feel any real chemistry between Leah and Benson, so when their story develops, I couldn't connect with that.
If you look at the book from just the sexual side of it, it has everything that good erotica has. Multiple partners, different scenes, different chemistries. If you take the sex out of it, you still have a half-way decent story about two Olympic athletes and their team, struggling to reach the gold in their sport.

Meet the author:

I have three grown children. I live in Seattle, Washington with my husband and our five cats. In the past I have worked in a variety of different artistic media. I have a BFA in painting from the University of Washington, and for over fifteen years I made award-winning Fine Art Jewelry (silver and handmade ceramics) and sold my work at local and regional Fine Art and Craft shows. My business, Vivid Arts, flourished - but always, I felt driven to write. Two years ago, no longer able to deny the writing muse, I took an open-ended sabbatical from my art shows. Since then, I've written two novels and a number of published and unpublished short stories.

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