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Simply Decadent - by Calista Fox
 
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Category: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Novella
MSRP/List Price: $5.50
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Description: Too busy for romance? Every woman has been there and knows what that's like. But for workaholic Cassandra Valentine, this has become an almost permanent state. She loves her job to the point that she has forgotten about other kinds of love. Seth Bryant is about to remind her that some things are worth a little extra time. After whisking her away to a romantic weekend retreat, he'll use every available trick -- and toy -- to win her attention for good. Because when life gets too complicated, sometimes the only cure is Simply Decadent.

To My Readers: It’s the simple things in life that mean the most, don’t you think? Sure, a dozen red roses on a special occasion makes you feel like a queen for the day, but how much more romantic is the surprise of one single red rose that comes out of the blue on a Wednesday night, no special occasion associated? An elegant dinner at the best restaurant in town is a nice treat, but spreading out a blanket on the beach or at the park for an impromptu picnic can be even more romantic than the restaurant. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for grand gestures! But it’s the little things that really melt my heart. The thoughtfulness someone puts into something as simple as calling me in the middle of the day for no other reason than to say, “I’m thinking about you.” Or leaving a romantic card in my laptop case for me to find when I start work in the morning. Strolling hand-in-hand on the beach.... A soft kiss at the nape of the neck…. You get my point. Those simple gestures are more profound to me because they’re “everyday” gestures. No special occasion needed. No pressure for a perfect outcome. They simply say, “Thanks for being in my life,” without the words even having to be said.

ISBN: 9781603103701 1603103708 Publication Date: 10/01/2009

Simply Decadent by Calista Fox
Publisher: Red Sage Publishing
Genre: Erotic, Contemporary Romance


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Summary: Too busy for romance? Every woman has been there and knows what that's like. But for workaholic Cassandra Valentine, this has become an almost permanent state. She loves her job to the point that she has forgotten about other kinds of love. Seth Bryant is about to remind her that some things are worth a little extra time. After whisking her away to a romantic weekend retreat, he'll use every available trick -- and toy -- to win her attention for good. Because when life gets too complicated, sometimes the only cure is Simply Decadent.

Stacey’s Review: Cassandra is torn between wanting to prove herself as a career woman and keeping the man she loves. If she doesn’t stop devoting all her time and energy to her job, she’ll lose Seth forever. Even though I got frustrated with Cass, I couldn’t help but feel sorry for her inner turmoil.
Seth is sexy, understanding and loves Cass more than anything. He tries to show her how to find a healthy balance in life so she doesn’t end up like her workaholic parents. His plan starts by stealing Cass away for a weekend of relaxation…and great sex.
Putting the world, work and technology behind, Cass and Seth savor and explore each other sexually. There is no denying their sexual chemistry. By the end of the weekend getaway, Cass’s perspective changes considerably.
Calista Fox is skilled at describing emotion and creating beautiful, convincing settings for the reader. Add realistic characters and dialogue to the great sex and you have a winner with Simply Decadent.

Rated 4 ½ Delightful Divas by Stacey!


Rating 4 1/2 !

Looking for a scrumptious short story? Look no further, Calista Fox’s SIMPLY DECADENT is a great book to give you a quick reading boost.

The heroine and hero, Cass and Seth burn the pages. In a growing relationship, work and real life have intruded. Seth has found that after a year of dating, he has fallen in love with Cass and does not want to lose her to her work. Kidnapping her and forcing her to face their relationship can have dire consequences, but he is willing to take the risk.

Where can I get my own Seth? What a fabulous character, every woman’s perfect dream man. Cass is a great foil for him, and their problems are real and the decisions they have to make: work vs. relationships, are painfully real too. Good sex is important, and these two have a chemistry to die for, but sex is not everything.

I have always found Calista Fox’s books to be exciting, hot, well written, and enjoyable to read. SIMPLY DECADENT falls right into all of the above categories. As a short story, I have never gotten over how much passion, understanding, and depth she can pack in it. I have found few authors who can do it well, and Ms. Fox does it well consistently. I guess when it “ain’t broke, don’t fix it” but I would love to see a full length book written by this author.

~~Reviewed by Sarah Silversmith


   Whipped Cream Reviews

Simply Decadent by Calista Fox

                                                                                                                    



Simply Decadent by Calista Fox
Publisher: Red Sage Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Other: BDSM, M/F
Rating: 3.5 cherries


Too busy for romance? Every woman has been there and knows what that's like. But for workaholic Cassandra Valentine, this has become an almost permanent state. She loves her job to the point that she has forgotten about other kinds of love.

Seth Bryant is about to remind her that some things are worth a little extra time. After whisking her away to a romantic weekend retreat, he'll use every available trick -- and toy -- to win her attention for good.

Because when life gets too complicated, sometimes the only cure is Simply Decadent.

Sometimes you need to stop and smell the roses, let the wind feather your hair, and just be. For Cassandra, that’s just about impossible. Not that Seth’s going to let her get away with it, even if it takes all weekend and a couple of bottles of edible body paint.

Interested? Then you need to read

Simply Decadent

Ms. Fox writes about contemporary life with such gusto that you feel like you know the characters in the story. Seth and Cass feel like they could be your friends. From page one until the end, you can’t put this story down.

No matter how hard she tries, Cass can’t seem to break free from her job. She’s a workaholic because she wants to succeed. Know anyone like that? I sure do. I like how Ms. Fox added the details of Cass being attached to her Blackberry. That made it very real and humorous to me. You see Cass’s struggle to break away, but you also see her determination to make it in a man’s world – the world of real estate. Although I found her woe-is-me attitude a bit irritating at first, her willingness to grow really impressed me.

Seth, bless his heart, wants Cass to be happy. Even if it means without him, he wants her to see there is more to life than work. I admire his patience and rooted for him to succeed. But at the same time, I wanted him to shout out his true feelings to her.

Now I didn’t see much of an antagonist in this piece other than her need to succeed in the real estate game, and felt there could’ve been more aggravation in her life other than her boss. I missed having some real conflict. But, it made it more like real life and that kept me interested.

If you want a story that will scorch the screen and leave your fingers tingling, then you need to read

Simply Decadent

You won’t regret it. I give this story 3.5 cherries.

Reviewed by Tiger Lily


 

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