Book Review: Tell Me a Story

Tell Me a Story (The Story Series #1)

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A flirtatious reading of erotica blossoms into something deep and tender in the steamy Florida heat...

Tell Me a Story... 

Emma, a free-spirited bookstore owner in Orlando, keeps her business afloat with innovative ideas. Her most popular evening event is Story Brothel, where customers can pay writers to read aloud to them in a story-time for two, complete with cocktails. Despite the name, the event is usually tame. But things take a steamy turn when a handsome, urbane businessman hires Emma for a session in a private cabana. Daringly, she shares with him a reading of her erotica. Soon both of them are feeling the effects ... and Emma's wondering what kind of lover is underneath his expensive suit.

Caleb may be a billionaire real estate mogul, but he's never been captivated by a woman as he is by the lovely, quirky Emma. Her rockabilly vintage dresses make him long to strip them off and do very wicked things to her. And her refusal to share her personal life only makes him more curious.

Soon the couple are spending every available moment together. But Emma's building is in danger of being razed out from under her bookstore ... and worse, Caleb may be behind her problems. Can she trust him with her life as she does with her body? Or will the prickly walls built during her harsh past keep them apart?

TeriLyn's thoughts: *Tell Me a Story generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*

I'm so excited about this new episodic series from Tamara Lush, a new author discovery for my reading life. The storytelling in this first erotic episode, told from the first person POV of the heroine, grabbed me from the very start. The plot of the book is quite unique in how Lush went about introducing her appealing characters and how their instant attraction leads to excellent sexual tension and passion. 

Caleb King and Emma Price are the hero and heroine in this contemporary erotic tale. Each hailing from two different backgrounds and current life situations there's no denying the connection and chemistry between these two. Who they are currently and how they meet was something fresh and new for the romance reading world, I was more than intrigued and it was super HOT. Lush paces readers nicely through the build of their passionate tension, friendship, and overall relationship through witty banter, sexy story time, and intelligent dialogue. Each of these characters aren't blatantly in your face with who they are but rather comfortably set forth for you to sink easily into their story. And Caleb, for me, was a perfectly written hero and I can't wait for further exploration of his character especially. 

The writing here captured me and the characters engaged me throughout. Caleb and Emma created visceral reactions as they both slowly reveal themselves to each other, vulnerabilities and strengths alike. I understood each of their plights, motivations, wants, and desires. Tamara Lush convinced me from the beginning. I'm quite thrilled I was given the opportunity to read this installment and very much look forward to reading the rest of the series.

Lori L. Clark

She Reads New Adult Admin: Lori L. Clark

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