Sultry Pleasure tells the story of billionaire Marcus Stanfield falling for a woman who totally goes against the standards he has when pursuing a woman.
Diana Hobbes is not what Marcus expected, and he never saw her coming. He is instantly attracted to her and proceeds to ask Diana out. When she refuses, Marcus is baffled by her response and, thus, the intrigue is evident. He embarks on a plan to win Diana’s favor but encounters several roadblocks, one being her family and the past history with Marcus’ father.
Will Marcus be able to wear Diana down and find true happiness, or will outside issues deny them the chance? Readers will need to pick up a copy of Sultry Pleasure to find out.
The storyline was engaging, in that it kept my interest throughout the story. It started out with readers experiencing Marcus’ reaction to Diana and her unwillingness to believe he would be interested in her. The attraction was evident and their first date showed promise of a passionate relationship. However, once Diana’s mother and brother are introduced, the ever-confident woman Diana portrays starts to deteriorate as she allows them to dictate who she can date. She vacillates between pursuing her feelings for Marcus and allowing her parents’ actions to cause her to cease contact with him.
There were some open-ended scenes that I felt the author did not fully develop, such as who was the best friend seeing, and was it Diana’s brother because he had information regarding Marcus and Diana’s relationship that only few people were aware of. Overall, I enjoyed this story better than the first book. This was a good read.
-Reviewed by Deborah