Tonight - South Tiana Road, Patricia Pellicane, Resplendence Publishing, 4/2012
South Tiana Road Series, Book One
After months of hard work, Carlie Russo took a night off to attend her best friend’s birthday party. While there she met a man who caused her to forget her usual common sense. Influenced by his magnetism, combined with the sensual entertainment provided, she grew intoxicated with desire. The outcome of a night sexier, and more wildly erotic than either could ever have imagined left both yearning for more. Their intention was to meet again, only there are times when circumstances ruin the best laid plans.
Tonight starts out like a single girl's fantasy night: get dressed to kill, meet a hot guy, have some hot sex. Except that Pellicane writes with style, humor and more emotional depth than many other contemporary erotic romances.
Carlie Russo is a true self made success. And a workaholic. Which is not conducive to a hot dating life so she takes a chance on some excitement in her life when invited to a friend's soiree. Saved from a drunken accost by a stunningly handsome man, Carlie embarks upon an evening that delivers sensual interludes that lead up to a sexual encounter, a no holds barred night of passion with one rule - no names. Rocked to her core, Carlie decides to take a chance and make a date with her mystery man with the plan to exchange names and get to know each other better - only he never shows up.
Jake Napolitano, DEA agent, wasn't expecting the sexy, erotic encounter with his mystery woman to intrigue him to the point of distraction. Missing his flight from Vegas back to New York meant missing the date he was looking forward to more than he could have ever imagined. Obsessed with his beauty, he tracks her down only to be turned away, repeatedly. Desperate for any connection with her, he accepts her acquiescence of a phone friendship. Little does he know it is only connecting them tighter, deeper and with something that feels alot like love.
A new to me author, Patricia Pellicane pulls off not only an excellent erotic romance but a true blue thriller - weaving in the mystery stalker plaguing Carlie and Jake as they reunite ratchets up the story into a real page turner. The connection between the two very real, slightly flawed but driven people makes for quite an emotional roller coaster - seriously hot and sexy one minute and heart-breaking the next. And like all rides, it does come to an exciting end. And like the best rides, it leaves you wanting to jump on and ride again!
I give Tonight five chocolate dipped strawberries!
This book was given to us by Resplendence Publishing for an unbiased review. Many thanks.