Do Not Disturb by Stephanie Julian
Salon Games #4
To the outside world, Dane Connelly is the playboy heir of a media mogul, his life a series of one-night stands with no commitments. Only in the Salon does he satisfy his darker urges with willing partners. Life was perfect…until his best friend fell in love. Now Dane knows exactly what he’s been missing—and exactly who he wants.
Talia Driscoll enjoys creating perfection. She loves bright, glittery parties and fairy tale weddings. But she knows the illusion is short-lived. Nothing lasts forever and everyone lies to get what they want. After all, she lies about her true identity every day.
After an explosive night at the Salon, Dane is determined to sway the reluctant Talia to be his completely. But the secrets that keep them apart are at odds with the erotic passion that draws them together…
Do not disturb is book #4 In the Salon Games series. This is the first book I have read by this author and I was gifted a copy to read for Gemma Reads Too Much.
This is a standalone but personally I felt like it would have been soooo much better had I read and understood the other couples on the series.
Dane is a sweetie, he slips in and out of his alpha male mode and I wasn’t sure which personality he was, spoiled playboy or dominant sex fiend.
The Salon is the weirdest ‘sex club’ I’ve ever come across there doesn’t seem to be a theme behind it. It was basically a nice dinner and then a bit of sort of kinky sex. That was just a bit odd!!! Again without knowing the background of the other couples it just sort of came across as a bit strange.
Talia was a nice girl though she seemed a LOT older than her twenty something age. I wanted to know more about her though!
I wanted this book to be really sexy (I like a good kinky book) but it fell just short of the mark. There’s all sorts of kinks in there but I needed them to pick one and run with it instead they kind of flitted from one to another. Talia spoke about finding a man who fulfilled her particular kink but what exactly was that??
This book instead of getting me all turned on kind of left me a bit frustrated but not in a good way.
Ok let’s disregard the sex for a minute, this is a really sweet love story and I found Dane adorably smitten with Talia.
If you like a bit of variety in your sexual kinks and love a super sweet love story then this is the book for you.
I gave Do not disturb 3 stars
Stephanie Julian writes sophisticated, sultry romance for the adventurous reader. She’s a reformed reporter with a BA in English and a perpetually messy house (and no real desire to do anything about that).
She’s happily married to a Springsteen fanatic and is the mother of two sons who introduced her to the joys of Slipknot, Warped Tour and never-ending headaches.