Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Fantasy Mountain by Piper Denna

Title: Fantasy Mountain
Author: Piper Denna
My Rating: A-

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Series: -
Main Characters: Victoria and Brett
Release Date: January 2012
ISBN: ebook
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Sexual Intensity: erotic
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Book Description:

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.

My Review:
Overall, I really, really enjoyed this book. The heroine, Victoria, has been through more pain than a single person should when she lost both her husband and love of her life and unborn child within a week of each other. She's honestly ceased living. She exists...it's a very structured existence so that nothing and no one sneaks into her heart. She can't stand to ever feel that kind of pain again, so she's made it so that she will never risk it.

She runs a hugely successful mountain resort in Wyoming where she grants people their sexual fantasies. Her partner in this venture is Brett. They slept together when they hooked up as partners three years ago, which for Brett was life-changing. He's completely and totally in love with Victoria and at that time thought it was just a matter of time before she returned his feelings. Three years later, faced with Victoria's coldness, he's accepted that is never going to happen and asked someone else to marry him.

But the chemistry between these two remains incredibly hot and smexy.

As a reader I fell in love with both these characters. Victoria's pain, even 4 years after her husband's death, is palpable. She seems so fragile when she goes to that place in her mind, which is why she works so hard to stay so strong. She is not going to be that weak person again.  Brett loves her so much, but it's been three years. You can't blame him for wanting to move on with his life even though he's realizing that may not even be possible.

When the lost four year old, Joey, comes into their lives, my heart absolutely broke, wanting this to work out for all of them. It's a really good, emotional book. There were things about the story (specific events...one at the very end of the book that I really had issue with) that made me uncomfortable, but overall I truly enjoyed reading it. I like a good angsty, emotional book and this was a good one. I fell in love with both these characters and watching them find their HEA was awesome!
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

Author Bio:

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
Piper Denna Blog
Fantasy Mountain Website
Book Trailer

1 comment:

Piper Denna said...

Thank you for the great review!