Monday, November 9, 2015

Book Review, Giveaway: The Gilded Chain by Lauren Smith

Cowgirl Callie Taylor is swept away by the mysterious art collector, billionaire bad boy Wes Thorne when he takes her to Paris to seduce her and offer her the world and her dreams.

Roam the streets of Paris, the City of Love, with Callie and Wes and fall in love as Lauren Smith takes them on an erotic adventure in THE GILDED CHAIN.

Explore a hidden world of erotic fantasies, where the greatest pleasures are stolen and the fiercest passions are untamed. . .
For years, Callie Taylor has been obsessed with two things: a man she can never have and escaping to Paris where she can follow her artistic passions. But everything changes when Callie meets Wes Thorne, a wealthy, mysterious art collector and famous dominant. Despite all the nights she’s spent dreaming of another man, it is Wes’s predatory gaze that suddenly consumes her every thought and sets her body on fire. One touch from him promises unforgettable passion, but Callie knows that passion often comes with a price…

From the moment he sets eyes on Callie, Wes is intrigued by her artistic talent and her delightful innocence of all things erotic. A stolen kiss leaves him aching and desperate to claim her in a way he’s never wanted any woman. But first he must convince her to surrender her control. And what better place to seduce an artistic soul like Callie’s than Paris?

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My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

“The man could have talked angels into giving away their haloes without a second thought.”

“The world seemed to slow to a stop, frozen like a golden ray of sunshine trapped in a jar, a memory preserved forever, just as perfect as anything could be.”

“But Callie was a firecracker in his hands.  Kissing her was like celebrating the Fourth of July.”

“I like how you smell too… Makes me hungry for you, for your body, for your kiss.  It makes me think that if dreams had a scent, they would smell like you.”

“Your eyes.  They’re cobalt.  It’s such a rare shade of blue.  No impurities, only endless depth.”

“Callie, you’re the center of my world.  A life without you isn’t living.”

My Review:

The Gilded Chain is 3rd book in this series and it picks up where book #2 - The Gilded Cage, left off.   I enjoyed the plot and the characters as they get comfortable with each other and unearth their secrets and fears.  The story was quite steamy with some light BDSM training and discussion, and the trend for suspense and maneuvering continues with another mystery for the new couple to solve.  The intrigue is unrelated to previous books, however it would be easier to fully grasp the back story of the characters if the series were read in order. 

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About Lauren Smith:

Amazon Best-Selling Author Lauren Smith is an attorney by day, author by night, who pens adventurous and edgy romance stories by the light of her smart phone flashlight app. She’s a native Oklahoman who lives with her three pets: a feisty chinchilla, sophisticated cat and dapper little schnauzer. She’s won multiple awards in several romance subgenres including being an Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist and a Semi-Finalist for the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award. 

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