Mmm... mmm... this story is erotically delicious and romantic.
In Identity Crisis, Lila Munro brought both heat and heart wrapped up neatly in an erotically-charged short story. With complex characters that readers will find likeable, the story is fast-moving and packed with emotion. The strong details and descriptive characterizations draw readers in emotionally as two strong characters discover the compromise necessary in love.
Chad Dearborn was raised having everything he could possibly want and more, country clubs were his daycares and Paris and London his playgrounds. Sole heir to Dearborn Industry, Chad will inherit a fortune but the problem is his parents also want him to find the perfect wife to go with it. And his idea of the perfect wife is very different from theirs. Rather than a trophy wife, he wants a woman that can hold her own, in and out of the bedroom.
Tori Myers was from an entirely different world. With an absent father, a less than attentive mother and nowhere to go, Tori found herself drawn into an alternative lifestyle. Vertigo, Portland’s hottest BDSM club, is her playground where available doms are willing to give her what she needs. But the night she sees Chad sitting at the bar changes Tori’s life forever. Chad was fascinated by what went on at Vertigo but mostly he was intrigued by Tori. He was determined to have her, yet something wouldn’t let him cross that line into the BDSM world. And Tori realizes sometimes your heart wants what isn’t necessarily what your body is willing to compromise to have.
In a series of flashbacks from the points of view of both the hero and heroine as they approach an important milestone, a complex story is simplified into a beautifully written love story culminating in the ultimate woman’s fantasy. Though the “identity crisis” was the hero’s, Munro expertly created a situation in which he was still depicted as a strong hero and endeared him to this reader. Chad’s conflict, along with the powerful romantic essence, wove tightly together to provide a beautiful story. It was perfect. RATING: 5 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries.
The review was originally written for The Romance Reviews and is also posted at: http://erotic.theromancereviews.com/viewbooksreview.php?bookid=2478. Check out this and more of my reviews there.
Also watch for my future review of Munro's next book, True Identity... another erotic indulgence.