Publication Date: November 10, 2015
They say you never forget your first love...
“And by no stretch of the imagination could what just happened be called sex. Sex doesn’t make skyrockets go off in your brain, doesn’t make every single nerve ending in your body come alive. I have never – ever – felt anything close to that before.”
“I would say – in my inexpert opinion, mind you – that what just happened was really, really incredible, toe-curling, mind-numbing, earth-shattering, out of this fucking world, hot, hard, dirty sex. But… since I’m far from an expert on the matter – and not very experienced – I’d say we need to have several repeat performances before I could say for sure.”
“Gordon was something of a cross between a stuffed shirt and a pompous ass,”
“He kissed her as though he was starved for the taste and feel and smell of her – because he was.”
“Meeting you for the first time… was like getting hit square in the chest with a thunderbolt.”
Sensational was my first Janet Nissenson experience, and soon after beginning, the quality and skill of her craft was readily apparent. The characters were unique, powerful, and well defined, and I adore a feisty and ballsy heroine. The story was extensively and richly detailed, and incredibly sensual. I enjoyed most of the characters and their humor, and clever wit. The two main characters shared an intense and passionate chemistry that was mishandled by poor judgment – or was it? Maybe Ben’s fears were not groundless and he had a point, but he didn’t go about making it well. I grew a bit frustrated with the middle of the story when it seemed to stall and retread back on itself into a rather angsty loop – which admittedly is not my favorite trope - but the first and ending quarters were stellar.
Now fate has brought them together again, and they are forced to work alongside each other. Will Julia be able to put aside the feelings she still has for her handsome boss and forge a new life for herself in San Francisco? And how long will Nathan be able to resist the gorgeous woman he’s never really stopped thinking about or wanting?
-Sometimes true love doesn't always take the shortest or easiest path, but in the end it's always worth waiting for. British hotelier Ian Gregson had it all – wealth, good looks, power, and a share in his family’s worldwide, multi-billion dollar luxury hotel chain. His very name was synonymous with sophistication and elegance, and any woman he wanted could be his with just a look. But the only woman he truly desired was strictly forbidden to him for too many reasons to count. Tessa Lockwood was young, beautiful, and lonely, despite the fact that she was a married woman. Her life had not been an easy one, and the extravagant world she caught glimpses of as an employee of the Gregson Hotel Group was far beyond anything she could ever dream of. She could no more imagine herself ensconced in that sort of luxurious lifestyle than she could attracting the attention of her handsome, debonair boss.
Ian and Tessa secretly long for each other from afar, never daring to reveal their forbidden attraction to the other, until circumstances bring them together in a very unexpected way. And from that point on, nothing will stand in Ian’s way to finally make her his.
-The Ghost Angela Del Carlo has been living half a life, ever since he walked out on her, shattering her entire existence and leaving her to cope with picking up the fragments. Nothing seems to matter much anymore, and her life is a drab existence of work, run, repeat. She’s forgotten how to laugh, how to love, and even how to live. Most days she’s little more than a ghost. The Devil Nick Manning’s life has been one lived without compromise, without rules, and without regrets. Except for his one weakness, his one regret – Angela. What he did to her still tugs at his conscience, still fills him with remorse, and continues to haunt his dreams. But he stays away, knowing that he can never be the man she needs or give her what she deserves. The Angel But when fate intervenes and Angela’s and Nick’s paths cross again, she’s determined not to surrender her soul to the devil ever again, while he’s desperate to have his angel back in his arms – even if it means changing the rules to get it done.