Book – Drowning in Rapture (Rapture #1)
Author – Megan D. Martin
Publication Date – February 1, 2014
Type – Part of Series??
Genre – Romance
Rating – 4 ½ out of 5 Stars
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.
I didn’t plan to become a stripper who performs live sex shows.
But that’s what happened. It’s what I do, and I’m good at it.
I was going to go on and do something with my life. I was going to be something more than just a piece of ass.
But that’s not how it worked it out.
Men don’t control me. Not anymore. Not until my best friend left and hecame into my life.
I don’t want lose myself and drown in another man. But I’m afraid it’s already too late.
**This book is intended for mature audiences only due to graphic depictions of sex and bad language.
I had just finished up Megan’s book Alive and I couldn’t stop singing its’ praises when lo’ and behold…she sends me a message asking if I would mind reading and reviewing her next release. Mind?? Mind?? What do you think?? I fucking jumped on the chance to read her book and then to find out that she is friends with Kenya Wright (one of my other author heroes). I couldn’t wait to finish up what I was reading so I could suck this book up!
Was I disappointed? FUCK NO!! I didn’t expect anything less from Megan after reading her style of writing after “Alive”. I DEVOURED this book and just couldn’t put it down while I fought through and survived the 4 degree temperatures just to get outside at work to read more of this story! Yeah, Megan….I’m a devoted fan! (*wink *wink)
You know what I love about your writing? Your heroines are FUCKING STRONG! They stand their ground when they need to.
Why only 4 ½ stars? It was the ending – My honest opinion is that it could have been drawn out more – through 95% of the book our main characters were anxiously building up to a climax (get your mind out of the gutter) but then it just seemed to lose steam – within 4-5 pages the truth came out (not what I was expecting – totally shocked) and that was it. I can’t explain it because it would give everything away.
Then we get to the Epilogue and I right back into the story again! And the set up for the next book in the series? Damn…way to go girl – Easy to love cliffhanger and it keeps the story open for the next book!!
Oh and the sex…how the hell could I forget about the sex scenes in this book? I sure as hell didn’t…they are still planted in my mind….FUCKING HAWT!!
I bow to you Ms. Martin! You have another winner in my book…..but you know what I was thinking?? Not that it means anything coming from lil’ ole’ me….but I think you and Kenya should do a book together! With both of your ingenious minds….it would be a FREAKIN’ MASTERPIECE!
Jewel is the shit when it comes to being a stripper and part of an upper-class sex show. She rocks the stage and owns it….well that is until her partner/best friend leaves and she is left to perform with a mysterious stripper named “Ripper”. She doesn’t know what to expect when he walks out on the stage – but wait – she can’t see his face but that doesn’t stop her from experiencing a mind-crashing orgasm without him even touching her.
Yes, meet Ripper (Cole) – he is ALPHA man all the way….built like a sex god and looks to put Adonis to shame and he has his eyes set on Jules. Jules though has a rule - “No dating other strippers” but her body doesn’t seem to be listening….
That’s all I’m leaving you with about the story….Will Jewel give in? Who really is Ripper? Does he have another agenda?
This is a “Can’t put the book down” read and draws the reader right into the story – the build up is quick and the story flows smoothly. This is a book to read while curled up when you have a few hours to spare!
About the Author
Megan D. Martin is a multi-published author, mother, student and editor. In her spare time she enjoys decorating her house with strange things that do not match, playing her old school Nintendo Entertainment System, and buying fish for her many fish tanks.