Tell Me a Story by Tamara Lush
Release Date: February 20th 2016
Series: The Story Series #1
Genres: Romance, Erotica
Emma, a free-spirited bookstore owner in Orlando, keeps her business afloat with innovative ideas. Her most popular evening event is Story Brothel, where customers can pay writers to read aloud to them in a story-time for two, complete with cocktails. Despite the name, the event is usually tame.
But things take a steamy turn when a handsome, urbane businessman hires Emma for a session in a private cabana. Daringly, she shares with him a reading of her erotica. Soon both of them are feeling the effects … and Emma’s wondering what kind of lover is underneath his expensive suit.
Caleb may be a billionaire real estate mogul, but he’s never been captivated by a woman as he is by the lovely, quirky Emma. Her rockabilly vintage dresses make him long to strip them off and do very wicked things to her. And her refusal to share her personal life only makes him more curious.
Soon the couple are spending every available moment together. But Emma’s building is in danger of being razed out from under her bookstore … and worse, Caleb may be behind her problems. Can she trust him with her life as she does with her body? Or will the prickly walls built during her harsh past keep them apart?
**This is a stand-alone novella. But Caleb and Emma's journey will continue in the summer of 2016...**
Tell Me a Story was an interesting story to read, the synopsis had me completely hooked from the very beginning.
The first episode (book 1) revolves around Emma, a book owner who is a hosting a charity event called Story Brothel. This event is unique, because it attracts people from all over town and they get to donate money and get author to read them one of their stories one-to-one. As soon as Caleb, a successful businessman comes to the event, he is immediately attracted to Emma, that he hires her to read him one of her novels. Soon she is reading him one of her erotic stories to him, and that's when the story truly begins. Their chemistry is instant and playful that Emma can't help but to feel a pull towards that she has never felt before. As the two start to spend more time together, the more they start to realize that they might just be falling in love. But things start to get in the way of their relationship, and it will be up to them to figure out whether they have a future or not.
I enjoyed reading the story, the author did a good job developing the story that you can read it as a stand-alone too. The characters are complete opposites, but they work well together. Their chemistry is off the charts, and as the two start to confide on each other the more they want to be with one another. One of the things that I liked about the story was how the author was able to add little scenes of Emma's actual erotic romance within the overall the story. It really helped the book, that made it hard to put down. Overall, if you're looking for a quick romantic story with a twist than I would highly recommend reading this book. :)
***ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.***
My Rating: 4.5/5
Tamara Lush Bio:
During the day, Tamara Lush writes news as a journalist with The Associated Press. At night, she writes fictional romance tales about complicated, sexy men and the women who love them. Her first full-length novel, HOT SHADE, was published in September 2015 with Boroughs Publishing Group. INTO THE HEAT is her second full-length novel and it’s also with Boroughs. TELL ME A STORY is Tamara’s first novella. It’s the first episode of The Story Series, a five-novella serial about a bookstore owner who reads erotica to a billionaire during a literary event in Florida.
When Tamara isn’t reporting, writing or reading, she’s doing yoga, cooking for her Italian husband or chasing her dogs on a beach on Florida's Gulf Coast. She loves connecting with people on social media.
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