Review: Mutually Exclusive by Charlotte Winston

November 19, 2015 Review 1

Review: Mutually Exclusive by Charlotte Winston

Everyone believes Alexandra Kane is a good girl. She follows the rules, stays the course, but there’s only so far she can bend before she breaks. Her reputation is everything, but she can’t resist temptation when given an opportunity to join Club Valentine, the exclusive sex club that caters to the wealthy.

Roman Valentine makes a living providing people a place to exercise their sexual preferences with discretion. He knows how to keep secrets, especially since he has some of his own he doesn’t want discovered. Alexandra provides a distraction he doesn’t need, but Roman how can he say no when she makes him an offer he can’t refuse.

Their agreement is simple. Discretion, orgasms, and never mix business with pleasure. But what happens when business becomes personal? How will they react when the secrets they keep buried threaten to overtake them? And what’s Alexandra supposed to do when Roman’s secret directly impacts her life?

Title: Mutually Exclusive
Author: Charlotte Winston
Published by Self
Source: Publisher
Published: November 2nd 2015
Genres: BDSM, Erotic Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Romance
Pages: 205 pages
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames
Breaking a Legend

Mutually Exclusive is the debut novel by Charlotte Winston and it is definitely a page turner! Alexandra Kane is a lawyer trying to make partner and working an abundant amount of hours. What she has is no time to date and doesn’t even want to. When her usual way of scratching her itch by having a one night stand here and there, is getting old, she opts to seek an alternative.

Meet Roman Valentine, owner and operator of the most exclusive sex club in the city. When Alexandra contacts him about becoming a member and possibly helping her with her situation, he’s all for meeting her. But if she joins, she only wants to see him. Her reputation is everything, so she needs something direct, discreet, and definitely no commitments. Roman normally doesn’t entertain what Alexandra is proposing, but after meeting her, he will be the ONLY one at his club to touch her.

This type of story has been done before, but the author changes the formula by putting her own spin on it. As Alexandra and Roman embark on their contract of sexual discovery, both are unprepared for how they feel about the other. Roman soon finds himself in over his head. Their business relationship is slowing changing to a more personal relationship and there are secrets abound. There are a lot of different things happening and you just know when all these pieces intersect; it will be out of this world!

I loved this sexy, suspenseful, and drama filled book! There is enough heat to burn up your kindle that’s for sure! And the suspense? You just have to keep reading to find out what happens next. I was riveted to finish. You can feel the build-up and you just don’t want to stop reading! I was thoroughly entertained and highly recommend this book! Charlotte Winston has a winner with Mutually Exclusive and I look forward to what she dreams up next!!



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Charlotte is a southern girl who has loved a good story for as long as she can remember. A long way from sneaking around past her bedtime with a flashlight, she’s currently plugging away writing her own stories. She loves writing about strong characters and how their personalities influence those around them. Her first book, Mutually Exclusive, will be available in November 2015.

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Mutually Exclusive

“I’m thrilled for my sister. She deserves all the happiness life has to offer, and Anthony’s perfect for her.” Alexandra smiled, leaning against Blair’s shoulder because it was too much work to hold her head up in her drunken state.
“She looks happy. Unlike some people.” Blair drilled her finger in Alexandra’s stomach.
Alexandra swatted it away before Blair bruised something. “I’m happy. How many people do you know make junior partner when they’re thirty?” She held her arms out like an actor gesturing toward their waiting crowd.
Blair rolled her eyes, pushing Alexandra’s arms down. “There’s more to life than work. When was the last time you went on vacation? Had a date? Got laid?” Alexandra’s eyes darted toward the rearview mirror, where the cab driver was paying close attention to Blair’s latest “you need a life” round of questions.
Alexandra turned so she could maintain some semblance of privacy from the nosy cab driver. “I’m going on vacation as soon as I’m done with my upcoming trials. You know how important it is for me to make partner. And as far as dating, I don’t have time for anyone right now. Getting laid? That’s been a while.” Six months, to be exact, but Blair didn’t need to know that piece of information. And wasn’t she just a chatty Cathy after all those drinks? Those close to her knew Alexandra didn’t date but had no idea she went to the bar for a random one-night stand when she had an itch to scratch. Easier all around, but she’d been too busy for even that recently.
Blair tsked at her. “You don’t even remember, do you? The day I forget the last time I had sex is the day I hire a male escort.” Alexandra remembered, but refused to elaborate on the drunken hookup on for her twenty-ninth birthday resulting in missing panties and a walk of shame to rival her college days.
Alexandra slapped her arm. “I am not hiring a prostitute. Could you see the headlines? ‘Popular lawyer indicted for soliciting sex.’ Plus, I can get my own man; I just don’t have time.” And she refused to deal with the next guy looking at her like she was a freak—as though she were damaged somehow—because she loved having sex a lot. She just chose not to have indiscriminant sex with multiple men, she preferred one partner. And there was no partner, just her vibrator, which she’d almost worn out with overuse.
Blair didn’t answer, just stared out the window, deep in thought before addressing her. “Hey, I have an idea…”


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