Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Pleasure Room by D.N. Simmons

Title:  The Pleasure Room
Author:  D.N. Simmons
Published:  February 12th 2014
Length:  320pgs
Format: ebook
Genre:  erotic romance
Shelf:  review
Rating:  ★★★★


Felicity Summers is an ambitious reporter who's trying to make a name for herself as a serious investigative journalist with the biggest newspaper in the city; the Chicago Word. When she catches wind of a rumor about the city’s mayor that might just be the hottest story of the decade, she jumps at the opportunity to expose the corrupt mayor and derail his chances at winning a second term. All she has to do is infiltrate a private BDSM club to catch him in the act. Simple right? Well, maybe it would have been if not for the club's extremely dominant, gorgeous and charming owner, Sir Alistair Montgomery-Piers. He takes notice of her at one of the scenes and sees something in Felicity that he wants to her to explore. Alistair makes her an offer neither she nor her body can refuse. Can Felicity stay focused on her mission long enough to get the proof for her top secret story, or will Alistair completely take over her heart, mind, body and soul?

Reader Advisory. This novel contains the following warnings:  Adult Themes. Strong Sexual Situations. Lots of Foul Language. Hot, Naked Bodies. Sexy Accents. Lusty Toys That Make You Beg For More. And a Whole Lot of Other Naughty Things That Will Send Your Libido Into Overdrive... Are Your Ready To Unleash Your Desires?

My Review:

The story itself was definitely a bit slow to get going with the scene set up and background information to carry the story forward. That said, when it took off, it was flying. This was an amazing ride. This was a very explanatory and exploratory story. Simmons melded both aspects together in her story to create a well-rounded whole. Her evocative descriptions make everything come to light in vivid clarity. Simmons also took a very different stance on the BDSM subgenre. You get to see it from the inside, the outside, the top, & the bottom all with a single character.

And, on to the characters. I absolutely loved Alistair. He was a great lead male for this novel. He walked the line between uber-dom and nice guy. He was definitely the whole package. Felicity was a whirlwind. I loved how she was developed and watching her thought patterns change based on her experiences. The best friend, however, annoyed the hell out of me. Every time that she was in a scene I was tempted to walk away from the book. Luckily I was quite caught up with the main characters. They kept me coming back.

This is definitely one of those novels where the story is in the details and the journey. It was an interesting read that would be great for those wanting to see both sides of the world of BDSM, the outside & the inside. It’s also a brilliant read for those looking for a steamy thrill ride. And one of the best parts? This hot, steamy, suspenseful novel is a standalone!

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About the author

D.N. Simmons lives in Chicago IL., with a rambunctious German Shepherd that's too big for his own good and mischievous cat that she affectionately calls "Itty-bitty". She is highly acclaimed for her groundbreaking, fast-paced and engaging novels winning “Author of the Month” at Warrior of Words, “New Voice Of Today” at Romance Reviews and “Rising Star” at Love Romance and More.

She has been nominated at Love Romances and More, for “Best Book” of 2012 and “Best Paranormal Book” of 2012.

When she isn't writing, D.N. loves to read, listen to music, watch movies and TV and hang out with friends.

To learn more, and have the opportunity to speak with the author personally, please visit her official website at D.N. is always interesting in meeting new and wonderful people.

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  1. This is already on my TBR. I love that D.n. has done an erotic romance.

  2. What a great giveaway, great author too! :D