The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Blog Tour for Marina Anderson's "Hotel of Seduction."
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1BiWu9S
Are you ready for a weekend away at the Hotel of Seduction?
Grace has won the man of her dreams - and her fantasies. Brooding, sensual, wealthy and handsome, their days and nights are filled with pleasure. But can this enigmatic man truly love her?
Together they have set up a secret, exclusive hotel for adventurous couples, designed to open their guests' eyes to the darker, deeper side of desire. But one of the visitors has an agenda, and David is becoming distracted by a new arrival.
As they explore the delights on offer, Grace realises this is a test: if she fails, she will lose David to his next passing fancy. If she succeeds, she will secure his love for ever, and he will finally invite her into his world . . .
Take some time away and allow yourself to be seduced by The Hotel of Seduction.
I'm going to review the series as a whole, because I read it that way.
This is my first read by Marina Anderson and I certainly wasn't disappointed! There were good parts, boring parts, and very, very steamy parts! It had a bit of everything. The only thing I could say though, is that maybe at times there was a little too much sex and not too much story.
It wasn't until after I finished that I realised there was a previous series that introduced the characters and gave us an idea on who they are. If I had read that I would definitely have enjoyed this more. At times I felt like I really didn't know who the characters are and what made them that way. There were no warnings in the blurb to say about reading a previous book so I think that would have been helpful, or the author could have worked harder on giving a little background in to the characters, especially David.
David and Grace are already a fully fledged couple. I have no idea how they met or what brought them together. In fact I didn't even particularly like David in the beginning. He was very standoffish and just seemed extremely rude and arrogant, especially to Grace. I wanted to know what made him this way? Did he have a traumatic past? I wasn't sure. Yes, towards the end, there is some insight in to that but I feel like maybe if I had read the previous book I would have been okay.
The story itself was good, a little different to what I would normally read, although sometimes it did get a little boring and repetitive. I had to keep reading though, wanting to find out how the characters ended up. As I said this was my first book by his author, however I would be interested in picking up more.