Title: The Christmas Game (Le Chat Rouge) Novella
Author: Alyssa Palmer
Publisher: Alyssa Linn Palmer
Publication Date: November 29, 2013
Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.
Book Description Courtesy of Amazon:
Alone in London on business just before Christmas, Marc Perron meets an intriguing young woman working at a bookshop. A light flirtation seems to lead nowhere, but the night before he returns to Paris, she knocks on his hotel room door.
Madelaine’s taking a risk, but no one’s ever looked at her the way Marc does, and she’s not about to pass up a chance to get to know him better. When he suggests a game of wagers, she can’t resist challenging him. And herself.
Their matchup is a fiery one and each wager tops the last, the sexual heat between them crackling. Neither want to lose the game, but Madelaine fears she might be losing her heart as well.
This was the first of this series that I have read, and potentially the last. If you know this author and know this series, then you will know what to expect and will definitely enjoy this short novella. If you are new to this author, you may feel the same way I did. Although the sex was hot and steamy (!!) I wish she had used two characters that were not in the other books, and therefor did not have ties to any other characters. I enjoy a good erotica story, but not when it’s obvious that the feelings and motives are so different between the two characters.
Madelaine goes against her usual behavior and hand delivers a book to Marc, hoping to stay the night. Although she knows it’s a one-night deal, she does nothing to guard her heart and is definitely starting to fall for him by the next morning. Marc delivers on the wagers and is more than there physically. But, while he is good at what he does (major turn-ON), his mind is on another during the entire process (major turn-OFF). If you’re only reading for the sex- it is a spicy, steamy read and will more than do the job. If you’re like me, and want a little depth to go with it, you may want to keep looking.
HEAT Rating: Steamy/Sizzling
Reviewed By: Daysie W.
Review Courtesy of: My Book Addiction and More