Title: Erotic Influence
Annie may be a shy twenty-something who spends her days keeping track of her wayward teenage sister, but Rick noticed her living across the street as soon as he moved in. Now he can’t stop fantasizing about the sweet, innocent brunette and wanting her has become an obsession. He just has to convince her to give him a chance instead of always running away.
Annie has plans for her life but has to help her sister get into college first. Then Rick comes along and proves to be a help as much as a distraction. All she has to do is pose for his friend, an erotic photographer. Not only will she earn the money needs for her sister’s college fund, Rick’s erotic influence just might liberate her enough to become his woman too. It’s a chance she’s more than willing to take…so long as no one finds out what she’s doing.
Author: Missy Jane
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Erotic Images
Published: Feb 28 2014
Genres: Erotic Contemporary Romance
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Rick has had his eye on his neighbor Annie since he moved in but she doesn’t seem to have the same interest in him. She never looks him in the eye and seems to avoid him most of the time. Annie knows that Rick couldn’t possibly be interested in her. He is good-looking, athletic and seems to have his life together. She, on the other hand, is still living at home with her dad, at a dead end job and has only had one boyfriend in her life. But Rick keeps making the effort to get to know Annie and it eventually they start dating.
This is considered a sequel to Erotic Images. While the main characters from that book do make an appearance and there are some erotic photography scenes, they don’t have to be read in order. This story can be read as a stand alone.
I really liked Rick as a hero. He is kind, nice, understanding, hot and in control of his life. There is a scene with him at the beginning of the book where he is being photographed as an erotic model and it is really hot. Annie on the other hand got on my nerves a bit. She is always second guessing herself, Rick and any feelings he may have for her. Her self esteem is rock bottom but slowing rises as the book goes on. Annie has a rocky relationship with her father and is basically a mother to her sister. We get to spend quite a bit of time with Annie’s family and as the book progresses things become slightly better and Annie starts to stand up for herself.
I did expect there to be more erotic photo shoot scenes. Annie and Rick only do one and he only does one alone. I was under the impression from the blurb that there would be more sessions but the story was more about the relationship between Rick and Annie and them settling into their feelings for each other. I really enjoyed reading about that but the photo shoot we do see is extremely hot and I would have liked there to be one more. Or at least Rick and Annie going to the gallery showing. I was really looking forward to seeing how Annie would react to seeing herself naked in sexual situation on display but we don’t get that. There were quite a few sex scenes that weren’t voyeuristic and they were extremely hot. I liked how Jane mixed the scenes up with locations and such so it was never stale.