Thursday, March 15, 2012

Pleasure's Edge by Eve Berlin

Title:  Pleasure's Edge
Author: Eve Berlin
My Rating: A-

Genre: Erotic Romance 
Series: Edge #1
Main Characters: Dylan and Alec
Release Date: November 2010
ISBN: 0425236870
Publisher: Penguin

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Sexual Intensity: erotic

Story Overview:

A sensual new novel of losing control-and finding the ultimate pleasure.
For beautiful erotica author Dylan Ivory, being in control is everything. Then she meets the man who is everything she is not...and everything she wants.
Alec Walker writes dark psychological thrillers-and he lives for thrills. His tastes extend into the bedroom as well, where he lets no rules bind his desires. The only thing he fears is true love...
While researching a book, Dylan interviews Alec-and longs to taste the temptation he offers. But he's a self-proclaimed dominant and she refuses to surrender control. Slowly, Alec shows her that by letting go and submitting to his every desire she can experience the ultimate pleasure. But to keep the woman who for the first time brings him to his knees, can Alec take the ultimate risk and surrender his heart?

My Rating:
A- erotic
This book features two characters which are writers... I love that. Dylan is an erotica author and while she has written books which feature a bit of kink, she's never really delved into the world of BDSM. She wants to change that and Alec is recommended to her as a source for information. Not only is Alec also a writer, but he's also a practicing Dom. Dylan meets with him to do her inteview, but Alec challenges her to actually enter and experience the world with him as her guide. Dylan is admittedly intrigued, so she agrees to his deal, although she has a really hard time seeing herself as a submissive. She's a gal that likes to take charge.

For me, there is the perfect amount of rebellion vs. submission in this book. Dylan really does not see herself as a submissive, but she's trying to give Alec a chance to prove her wrong. The results are really and truly overwhelming to her. She does NOT like the fact that she's submissive and fights it every step of the way.

These are two people that never, ever plan to fall in love or honestly even have a long-term relationship. As things become more steady between the two of them, they make a pact to "not think about it", so when they realize they've fallen in love, it's truly devastating to both of them. This is not what they want or planned.

There is really a lot in this book to love. I love how Alec handles Dylan. He may be a Dom and thinks nothing about taking control, but he makes sure that it's okay with Dylan when he does so. He reads her so well and is VERY in tune with her difficulties in their situation. I really liked that dynamic. On the other hand is Dylan, who is just really uncomfortable letting go, but I liked that she was brave enough to trust Alec. These are very complex  characters with very complex emotions and Eve Berlin has written them brilliantly. I thought the entire situation/dynamic was very believable and it definitely sucked me in.

I liked the friendships throughout the book too...Dante for Alec and Mischa for Dylan. I am really excited that they will both be featured in books 2 and 3. Book 3 (Mischa's book) isn't out yet, but I need to order book #2 (Dante's)...a lawyer who's a, yes!

And you know, this is an erotic book, so it's gonna be hot. The scenes in the beginning when Alec and Dylan aren't actually involved yet...just attracted to each other. Wow! Sizzling!

Overall this was a really enjoyable read. Amazon has been featuring it in their $6 price range which is an incredible deal for this $15 trade paperback. Definitely worth the purchase!

1 comment:

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

Awesome! I am going to try and read 1 ER a month. :) This might just make that list :)