This month's pick was Pleasure for Two by Pamela Yaye from the Kimani Romance line.
From the moment he opens the door to Dominique, Marcel knows he has to have her. The ambitious Ph.D. student may be new to the U.S., but that doesn't stop him from pursuing the stunning, sassy banker. Sharing kisses on a sun-drenched tropical beach, Marcel and Dominique's dream of love is almost within reach. But long-held secrets threaten to darken their paradise. Unless they can learn to trust in themselves…and in each other….
How many of you read this book - or have read any of the Kimani line? I'll confess that this is my first Kimani, and I had our interview with Kimani editor Kelli Martin on my mind as I was reading. I remember Kelli saying that Kimani romances are AA romances but also with a universality that would make them stories for any reader. With the exception of a few cultural slang words, she was absolutely right. :-)
This book is part of the Kimani Hotties series and it really was hot! Not just the sex scenes - which were smokin' - but the language itself is very sensual. What you have here is high stakes fantasy - sizzling attraction, glamorous lifestyles. Marcel is a grad student but on his way to a prestigious career. Dominique is a successful single woman with great taste - at times a bit too expensive, but that's remedied by the end. If you like your romances to whisk you away to that glam world, then this will fit the bill.
Dominique has a fair bit of growing to do over the course of the story, but Marcel is honest and trustworthy and willing to do the work. Granted he makes a few errors in judgment but his heart is in the right place. It's only a matter of time before Dominique gives in and lets herself trust him for the HEA.
Now it's your turn - please feel free to post in the comments section. Did you read the book? Have you read any of Yaye's other titles, or do you read in the Kimani line? If you haven't, what's been holding you back?
Now on to our last pick of the year.....
The Pink Heart Picks selection for December is actually going to kick off a new approach we're taking for the new year. Each book is still going to be a category romance - after all that's what the PHS is all about! But in 2011 you all are going to help me Tackle The TBR.
I know you've got one. A stack of books or list on your ereader that you haven't gotten around to reading yet. I have SCADS. So each month I'm going to pick one and give you the heads up. Maybe it's on your tbr too - or maybe it'll sound good and you'll look for the e-book (I promise the backlist doesn't go THAT far back, e-books should definitely be available, and I'll provide links). Maybe you've read other books by the same author, or within the same line. Most of all I just want us to chat!
SO, to kick off the Tackle My TBR year, I'm starting with a book that's been sitting on my shelf - waiting for Christmas to roll around. It's Raeanne Thayne's THE COWBOY'S CHRISTMAS MIRACLE.
I'll be posting my review on December 28. If you've read it, stop by and give me your thoughts! And if you'd like to join me, you can buy it as an e-book at eharlequin, or here for kindle.