Tell Me a Story Synopsis:
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...**
Why on earth have I not read anything by Tamara Lush prior to this? This story is so easy to fall into and keep you entertained until you get to the end. I love Emma's character, she's sassy and feisty, yet flirty and coy all at the same time. The chemistry between she and Caleb is instant from the moment they meet (side note: I absolutely LOVE the idea of "Story Brothel"), yet even though they're strangers, they seem to come together naturally, with none of the weird awkward pauses that can sometimes occur. It doesn't take long before their story reading dates become real dates, since they're equally captivated by each other. And while this doesn't seem to have a lot of unnecessary angst, there is the issue of exactly how Caleb's business will tie in to Emma's bookstore, and whether or not her store, and a few others, will be forced to close. I can't wait to see how everything will play out for Emma and Caleb.
ARC provided in exchange for honest review.
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Tamara Lush Bio:
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.
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