Saturday, March 30, 2013

Guest Post + Review: Venetian Love Knots by Normandie Alleman

The One That Got Away

Have you ever had a love affair that ended badly, yet you still had regrets? Maybe you wondered if you could have done something differently and gotten a better outcome. Perhaps you  missed an old flame, or fantasized about what might have been had things worked out between you two. It’s human nature to second guess ourselves at times, to ponder the road not taken.

Such is the case for Allison, in my new release, Venetian Love Knots. Allison and Cole broke up years ago, but he has haunted her thoughts ever since. As much as she wants to put him in her past, the connection between the pair is incredibly strong. 

In Venice, Allison Fox will find love in the arms of two men. Her past collides with her future in a battle for her heart. Which one will win?

Travelling to Venice to be the maid of honour in her best friend’s wedding sounds like a great vacation, and a romantic way to spend Valentine’s Day. But when Allison Fox discovers who the best man is, she is torn between duty and self-preservation.

It has taken Allison four years to put her tumultuous relationship with the rodeo cowboy behind her. A violent incident ripped them apart. Now Allison must find a way to face her past and find closure with her old flame. But will she be able to put the past behind her?

Cole is the Texas cowboy has never got over his love for Allison. But when he declares his love for her after all this time, is she strong enough to walk away from the intense passion they share?

For years Nico, a handsome Italian, was committed to nothing but his work. Nico never expected he would meet an American beauty who would awaken in him a desire to love again. Once he finds her, Nico vows to never let Allison go.

It will be a Valentine’s Day to remember, but who will win Allison’s heart?
Reader Advisory
This novella contains bondage, spanking, MFM menage, and light humiliation play.

            For Cole, Allison is the one that got away. Consumed with getting her back into his bed and his life, he comes up with a plan to make that happen.


            As he ran the brush down Tinaya’s coat, his mind wandered to Allison. She was all he could think about these days. He had a girlfriend, Mary Ann, whom he saw a couple of times a week, but she couldn’t compare to Allison. For years he had been trying to find someone who could excite him like Allison had. He had never found a replacement for her, and he figured he never would.

            Cole knew that he was not really the settling down type. Mary Ann called him a flight risk. Poor girl had no idea how true that was.

            But if this trip to Italy was his only chance to make things right with Allison and get her back in his life, then he was going to have to pull out all the stops. He would win her heart. His life had been nothing special without her. His memories of time with her were the brightest spots in his life, other than some of his rodeo wins.

            He patted Tinaya absentmindedly, thinking of what it would be like to stroke Allison’s tender flesh again. Cole visualised Allison’s naked body beneath his. He could see her face, her eyes glowing with lust, wanting him and only him. If it took settling down to have that again…now that might be worth considering.

Are your expectations the same for every author you read? Do you ever discover yourself comparing a debut author with a well established bestseller; are you more forgiving or less strict? I asked myself these questions after issuing this book 5 of 5 mugs – so I let this book/review marinate for several days. As I perused it this morning to ensure I still felt it deserved the highest possible rating, I discovered I was rereading it {when I should have been on to the next book} but, I wasn’t ready to let Allison go yet.

This book is listed as BDSM but, nothing hardcore just some spanking and light bondage.
Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge by the author for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

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About the Author:

A former psychologist, Normandie has always been fascinated by human behavior. She loves writing quirky characters that are all too human. “I’m interested in the kind of relationships people have in real life. So I write about my characters’ messy, unpredictable, and inexplicable journeys to love.”

If there were another 5 hours in the day, Normandie would spend more time needle-pointing and playing with photography. Instead, she’s a Pinterest addict and sports junkie who’s crazy for Twitter and the color pink.

Visit Normandie on her website The Racy Raconteur
Twitter: @NormandieA

Leave a comment and tell us – Have you ever lost love and regretted it? Tell us about it. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for allowing me to guest today on your blog. I'm so happy that you enjoyed my book! That makes my day. :)