Monday, May 30, 2011

Seducing Steve by Maggie Wells

Seducing Steve

Seducing Steve

Book Blurb:
Erotic romance novelist Sara Wright yearns for passion that leaps from the page. After a marriage that proved to be more fizzle than sizzle, Sara's writing reflects her growing frustration and also her secret passion for her best friend and muse, Steve Larson.

Steve is anything but your typical romance hero. A redheaded computer nerd with a slow, southern drawl, Steve is neither a cattle baron nor a titan of industry. The one thing he does have going for him is that he has loved Sara from the moment he met her.

When she confesses that he has long served as her inspiration, Steve leaps at the chance to take things to the next level. Determined to be the man to make her fantasies come true, he takes a page from Sara's own books and plots a passion so intense it threatens to consume them and the friendship they b cherish.

When friends turn into lovers, love can get lost in the shuffle. Fact becomes tightly cocooned in fiction as both Sara and Steve learn to balance their desires with the needs of their hearts.

SeducingSteve was my hot weekend read. First of all, who doesn’t love that cover? As soon as I saw it, the book drew me in and I needed to read it. I love when a book cover matches the book. 

I loved the spin with Seducing Steve that Sara is an erotic romance writer. I know that many erotic writers get asked questions about their inspiration and if they have they done the stuff that they write about in their books. It was interesting that Sara is a bestselling erotic author but was stuck in a boring sexless type of marriage that resulted in a divorce. Steve, her best friend, was her muse for years and it was her imagination that got those sexy scenes on paper.

At the beginning of the book when Sara is setting out to seduce Steve, I had to laugh that she got the entire living room atmosphere all set with candles and dim lighting and Steve walks in oblivious and turns on the lights with a 'why is it so dark in here' attitude. Poor guy doesn’t know what’s about to hit him. When Sara starts with her seduction moves over a pizza dinner I cracked up about what was happening to Steve. “Desperate, he grabbed the pizza box and hauled it into his lap; hoping mounds of cheesy sausage would camouflage the pepperoni threatening to burst from his jeans.” 

Truthfully, Sara doesn’t really have a hard time seducing Steve. He’s all for it. He has been secretly in love with Sara for eight years and has just learned that he was her inspiration for most of her books. Wanting to learn more about this inspiration, he buys up Sara’s entire collection and now thinks he needs to be all the different men she wrote about. As Sara continues to seduce him he’s trying to act out the men in her books. Steve is getting a little lost not sure where the script ends and where his true self comes to play and he is falling more and more in love with Sara. 

Seducing Steve is an awesome read and I was entertained to read how these two finally get together after pinning for each other for all those years.


Maggie said...

Thank you so much for the fabulous review!


Lauren B said...

Sounds like a fun read!
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