Friday, 3 June 2016

*** BLOG TOUR *** LOVELY by Elizbeth SaFleur

Book: Lovely
Author: Elizabeth SaFleur
Genre: Contemporary erotic romance
Congressman Jonathan Brond has mastered his work, his reputation and the art of sexual domination while keeping his family’s political legacy intact. But a chance encounter with 19-year-old college student Christiana Snow promises an irresistible challenge, and something he’d given up on long ago – meeting someone honest.
After her disappointing freshman year, Christiana is about to declare “adventure bankruptcy” when the charismatic man proposes a summer of sensual, sexual submission. She jumps into his world of bondage, expensive lingerie and being taken, everywhere.

But, as he lures her into the Dominant/submissive relationship, they both learn how unforgiving Washington, DC really is. In a city that feeds on gossip and scandal, Christiana and Jonathan find it hard to keep their relationship intact – and secret. Yet, Jonathan knows that in a town of players, sometimes the only way to win is to introduce a new game. Neither imagines that falling in love would be the winning plan.

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Tie me up and make me scream Sir!
Washington POLITICS!
Oh my!
Lovely by Elizabeth SaFleur is the story of Jonathan Brond, thirty-year-old congressman, who has short-term kinky relationships with women.  He has a ten-year plan to clean his family name and serve his constituents.  Brond, secretly and successfully, lives the BDSM lifestyle in Washington, D.C. where reporters are always looking for the dirt.  His usual partners understand the need for secrecy and, while there might be rumors, no one confirms. 
Enter Christiana Snow a struggling college student on summer break.  She is working double shifts at a high end restaurant in a five-star hotel to pay her tuition.  Christiana is hiding from a past that she can’t remember clearly.  She is the adult to her alcoholic father and Washington reporter, who uses her and her friendship with a high powered DC society family. 
Lovely is a well-written story with strong central characters.  The plot is interesting and just when it seems like it is going down a predictable path there is a twist and then a turn.  I fell in love with the characters; all of them.  The good and the bad guys and girls advance the story and make it a fun read. 
Jonathan is a strongly written character with a big heart—a big heart that he likes to hide.  He is hot, successful, and dominate.  Christiana is also well developed.  She is young and forced to grow up fast because of her home life.  As strong as she is Jonathan recognizes her submissiveness.  Both characters are believable and the reader easily gets into their romance and the struggles surrounding their relationship. 
The secondary characters are a great cast of characters.  There are friends and enemies and it isn’t always easy to tell them apart.  We learn enough about them to whet the appetite for the other books in the series.  There is something about all these characters that draws me to them and makes me want more. 
Elizabeth SaFleur is a good writer.  I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the ending, when the couple deals with some of the enemies, is somewhat unexpected and very rewarding.  I recommend Lovely and I’m looking forward to more. 
4.5 Stars

Author Bio

Writing erotic romance is the most fun I’ve ever had. (Well, except for the research.)
Many of my books are set in Washington, DC, where I lived and worked many years, running a public relations firm. In my PR career I’ve been fortunate to encounter or represent some of the city’s powerful insiders. I write, tweet and post under my pseudonym, Elizabeth SaFleur, since my clients might be a little shocked at how their counselor spends her free time. Then again, perhaps they’d fear they provided inspiration. (I’ll never tell.)

Today, I live  in Virginia with my husband and furry child. Occasionally I’m separated from my laptop to indulge in dance classes and visit wineries and hiking trails with family and friends. If there were a house fire, I’d grab my dog, laptop and five-foot-long, regulation, Sally Rand ostrich feather fans — in that order. (Hubby knows the way out.)

I’m a member of the Romance Writers of America, Washington Romance Writers, and an ongoing student of fiction writing, as well as avid reader of general fiction and romance, especially the erotic kind.

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Honest reviews of my writing are always welcomed, and know I appreciate each and every reader.