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Review: Ruby by Jeffe Kennedy

Title: Ruby by Jeffe Kennedy
Facets of Passion Book Three
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic, Romance, BDSM
Length: 41,000 words
Book Rating: B

Complimentary Review Copy Provided by Publisher Through NetGalley


Book three of Facets of Passion

Danielle Sosna has no problem denying herself in order to achieve her goals–after all, that attitude landed her a dream job at Vogue Paris. But in New Orleans for one last assignment before heading overseas, she’s faced with the most decadent of temptations. Seductive Cajun chef Bobby Prejean takes Dani’s strength of will as a challenge, and offers her a night of wild indulgence–if she will agree to obey his every command…

Dani can’t resist Prejean’s invitation to join him in a world of carnal desire, complete with fetish costumes and masks. Determined to keep her emotional distance, she gives Prejean everything but her name. A night becomes a week, as she spends Mardi Gras suspended…in the delicious space where pleasure meets pain.

Too late, she realizes the cloak of anonymity has not protected her–and that chasing her dream might come at the expense of her heart.

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41,000 words

The Review:

Ruby, the latest installment in Jeffe Kennedy’s Facets of Passion series, is another intense journey of sexual discovery as Dani Sosna gives in to her secret desires with Bobby Prejean.

Dani is tightly controlled and very goal oriented. Her world is well-ordered and she is willing to make sacrifices to achieve success. Dani is shocked at the desires Prejean arouses in her but she is willing to explore the attraction between them.

Prejean is arrogant almost to the point of rudeness. But he is also extremely charismatic and his Dominant tendencies awaken Dani’s submissive cravings. He is patient with Dani as she slowly cedes sexual control to him. There is a complexity to Prejean’s character that is slowly revealed throughout the story and gives him depth that is not initially apparent.

Ms. Kennedy exquisitely builds the sexual tension between Dani and Prejean to a fever pitch. Their resulting sex scenes are explosive and incredibly erotic. Prejean is involved in the BDSM scene and he gives Dani a tantalizing (and voyeuristic) peek at the lifestyle when they visit one of the local clubs.

Ruby is a deliciously kinky addition to Jeffe Kennedy’s Facets of Passion series that fans of BDSM romances do not want to miss!

Read my review of Platinum HERE.

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Review: Platinum by Jeffe Kennedy

Title: Platinum by Jeffe Kennedy
Facets of Passion Miniseries
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic, Romance, BDSM
Length: 39,000 words
Book Rating: B+

Review Copy Obtained from Publisher Through NetGalley


Althea Grant’s Charleston gallery might be suffering from the bad economy, and her artistic aspirations have gone nowhere, but she’s doing just fine, thank you. When bad-boy sculptor Steel rides up on his motorcycle looking to rent studio space, his infusion of cash is more than welcome. But his art is raw, visceral, sexual–and completely inappropriate for her pastel world of watercolor landscapes.

Steel, fascinated by Althea’s rare albino coloring, sees in her the key to his next piece: a metal satyr designed for bondage games. Moving into her gallery basement is the first step; seducing the cool Southern belle into modeling for him is the second.

As Steel peels away her careful manners and tasteful outfits, Althea begins to realize her life isn’t just fine at all–it’s as pale and washed-out as the watercolor paintings she’s failing to sell. Can she transform her life and accept her most secret desires?

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The Review:

Jeffe Kennedy’s Platinum is an über sexy journey of self-discovery for gallery owner Althea Grant. Althea explores her submissive desires with sculptor Steel and she finds herself shedding her inhibitions in both her personal and professional lives.

Althea Grant is a prim and proper Southern girl who dates the “right” man, wears the “right” clothes and showcases the “right” artists. She is definitely not one to step outside the box and she conforms every aspect of her life to her parents’ and society’s expectations. The calm, sedate, pastel watercolors she shows in her art gallery are an extension of how she thinks she ought to live her life. In many ways, she is a doormat who avoids confrontation and in the process, allows everyone to pretty much walk all over her. Until Steel roars into her life and shakes up her world.

Steel is a tattooed bad boy who is a little rough around the edges. He is comfortable in his own skin, lives life on his own terms and did I mention he is a totally hot Alpha male with dominant tendencies? Steel is instantly transfixed by Althea and he is not shy about going after what he wants. He pushes her out of her comfort zone and in doing so, gives Althea the opportunity to discover who she really is.

Althea and Steel are complete opposites who end up perfectly complimenting one another. While Althea’s first impressions of Steel are superficial, the same is not true for Steel. Steel instantly recognizes the vibrant woman shrouded in pastel and his playfulness perfectly counteracts her seriousness. Althea feels an instant attraction to Steel and she is drawn not only to him but also to the extreme sensuality she sees in his art. But she has a difficult time getting past how other people might react to getting involved with Steel, both professionally and personally.

Platinum is not a typical romance. There are genuine emotions between them, but the story is more erotic than romantic. Althea and Steel’s sex scenes are intense and Steel demands that Althea take ownership of her desires. He does push her further than she is willing to go and when he loses control, it becomes a turning point not only for their relationship but for Althea personally as well.

I am quickly becoming a big fan of Jeffe Kennedy. Her characters are unique and well-developed and they undergo a great deal of growth and transformation. Her sex scenes are exquisitely detailed with just the right amount of kink.

Platinum is a fabulous mix of sweet and dirty that fans of BDSM are sure to enjoy.

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