Review: Passion in Paris by Bella Ross

October 18, 2013 Review 1

Review: Passion in Paris by Bella Ross

Passion in Paris

One night. One Powerful Attraction. One kiss...

Billionaire Max Gray has one thing on his mind – Kate Bergen. Ever since their hot and passionate kiss at a fundraiser one night, his desire to own and possess her becomes all encompassing. Goaded by his attraction for her, he whisks her off to Paris to explore the scorching possibilities between them - especially the woman who set him ablaze with just a kiss.

Title: Passion in Paris
Author: Bella Ross
Published by Self
Source: Author
Published: 19 August, 2013
Genres: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Pages: 30
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Stars: three-stars
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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A thirty page short story that had some steamy sex and interesting interplay with domination by sheer attitude and presence, Bella Ross has penned a fairly successful story.

Max is a publishing mogul, Kate is an event planner: the two encounter one another at an event, find an unforgettable attraction, and tossing all concerns to the wind head off to Paris for a long weekend.

Paris is a backdrop without benefit of her beauty: located in place, with several buildings and areas named, the actual description and feel of that lovely city do not come to fruition. Nor do the characters, arriving partially complete and never really expanding beyond that rough outline despite some cleverly written sex scenes and other small pieces of insight as we are treated to some variance in narration.

One of the things that I love or hate equally about the short story/novella form is the exacting requirements for the writing. Missed verb tenses, bad metaphors, and less than fully formed characters should not be the standard for this form. The skill required to make the pieces all work requires effort, and it can be done: it just missed the mark for me in all of those areas to one extent or another.

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