Sometimes the power of no is more erotic than the power of yes. Yes. Oh, yes…
All Julia wants is a little rebound nookie. Something to bolster her confidence after her last nasty breakup. She treats herself to a week in Myrtle Beach, but off-season Myrtle Beach isn’t cooperating. Maybe it’s her curvier-than-ideal body. Or maybe it’s the shattered self-esteem which leaves her barely able to meet a man’s gaze—any man’s gaze. Even if he seems interested.
Then a disembodied voice begins whispering in her head, a voice as warm and sensual as the South Carolina sun. A voice that sparks an orgasmic explosion the likes of which she’s never experienced.
And when a gorgeous, sun-browned stranger appears—a stranger who mysteriously seems to know everything about her: her past, her pains, and exactly how vanilla she isn’t—Julia finds herself on an erotic one-night ride that will change her life forever…
Warning: Contains a woman who burns for a man who will satisfy all her appetites, and a telepath who knows just how to light her fire.
Author: Sierra Dafoe
Published by Samhain Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: June 30, 2015
Genres: Erotic Fantasy Romance
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This is one of those pieces that one will either hate or love. One will either totally get into the hot, passionate fantasy of all the sex, or (like me) actually delve into the possible symbolisms and do some thinking about what the story may be about or just find it a bunch of hooey and move on.
Going to Myrtle Beach, during the off season, to find “rebound nookie” doesn’t seem too viable to me, but when one finds themselves at the lowest ebb their self-worth, then it kind of makes perfect sense. At least Julia is attempting something, however ill advised, to renew and/or find herself.
As for the vehicle that was used to attain this all too elusive self, that was different. Was it totally fantasy? Or was it kind of real with some fantasy elements?
If one is looking at this as just an erotic adventure, well bingo! This is that. However, for a “finding oneself” adventure, I was a bit disturbed. I appreciate that Julia took steps to go outside the norm to renew and find her self-worth, however, I found that the continued objectification of herself questionable. Just why does self-worth have to be wrapped around sex?
Sun-Kissed was a reasonably well written fantasy story that moved along at an okay pace. The premise drew me in. The story held me to the end. But there were eye-rolling moments. Although I figured out early the twist to this book, I was left a bit bereft at the ending. Although Julia returned home supposedly renewed, there was no happy ever after.
I don’t know. To me, just one glorious night could be just as damaging as the previous long term relationship. How can one ever top that and find happiness? Unless of course the whole thing was totally fantasy, and the vehicle she used to work through her issues.
I found Sun-Kissed to be a bit of a think piece with some decent sex provided. You, dear reader, will have to decide for yourself.