Emma, a free-spirited bookstore owner in Orlando, keeps her business afloat with innovative ideas. Her most popular evening event is Story Brothel, where customers can pay writers to read aloud to them in a story-time for two, complete with cocktails. Despite the name, the event is usually tame.
But things take a steamy turn when a handsome, urbane businessman hires Emma for a session in a private cabana. Daringly, she shares with him a reading of her erotica. Soon both of them are feeling the effects … and Emma’s wondering what kind of lover is underneath his expensive suit.
Caleb may be a billionaire real estate mogul, but he’s never been captivated by a woman as he is by the lovely, quirky Emma. Her rockabilly vintage dresses make him long to strip them off and do very wicked things to her. And her refusal to share her personal life only makes him more curious.
Soon the couple are spending every available moment together. But Emma’s building is in danger of being razed out from under her bookstore … and worse, Caleb may be behind her problems. Can she trust him with her life as she does with her body? Or will the prickly walls built during her harsh past keep them apart?
**This is a stand-alone novella. But Caleb and Emma's journey will continue in the summer of 2016...**
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The blurb is what drew me in to Tell Me a Story. I love reading books about authors or bookstore owners, I think it’s just because I love the book world so much. So I was super excited when this hit my eReader. And I did like it. I adored Caleb. I love it when there’s an older man in the book, especially one with silver in his hair. I love this look. I keep trying to get my husband to cut his hair shorter so I can see his grays. He just laughs at me. I thought he was sexy and couldn’t get enough of him. I wish we had had his point of view.
Emma is where this story fell a little flat for me. I just couldn’t connect with her. I felt like she was in her head too much. She didn’t seem like a thirty-four year old business owner to me. It made the story seem stilted and awkward at times. I do like the juxtaposition of her rockabilly style with his businessman look, it’s not a typical pairing.
Overall it’s a decent book, it’s well written and the plot is well thought out. There were just a few things that didn’t work for me. I’ll still be reading the next episode, I want more Caleb. -Peace and Love, Buxom J
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Tell Me a Desire releases July 14th!
About the Author
During the day, Tamara Lush writes news as a journalist with The Associated Press. At night, she writes fictional romance tales about complicated, sexy men and the women who love them.
Her first full-length novel, HOT SHADE, was published in September 2015 with Boroughs Publishing Group. INTO THE HEAT is her second full-length novel and it’s also with Boroughs.
TELL ME A STORY is Tamara’s first novella. It’s the first episode of The Story Series, a five-novella serial about a bookstore owner who reads erotica to a billionaire during a literary event in Florida.
When Tamara isn’t reporting, writing or reading, she’s doing yoga, cooking for her Italian husband or chasing her dogs on a beach on Florida's Gulf Coast. She loves connecting with people on social media.