Picture This

Samuel Steele is one of those men you envy but want to hate. He has it all: money, looks, a great personality and women falling all over him. But Sam’s perfect life has hit a speedbump in the form of a picture. Bought for a ridiculous amount of money, Sam is now obsessed with the woman hanging on his bedroom wall. He can’t achieve satisfaction unless he’s looking at it, no matter the woman beneath him. When he sees a woman who looks just like her working in his building, he drops all of his values and self-enforced rules to have her.

She new that picture would bite her on the ass one day. Jillian Moore was young and needed money. She posed nude for an artist who would become famous. Determined to buy back her shame, she loses it to a bidder with more money than brains. Upset and distraught, she’s confused when her gorgeous employer, whom she has never met, requests a meeting. Her life is about to change in a way she could never have imagined.

A true escape from reality, this was a fun read. Disregarding all of the sexual harassment possibilities, being propositioned like Jillian was by Sam was hot. A man who throws everything aside to have you? What a turn on! While this could have had a creepy stalker vibe, the author managed to avoid it. The chemistry was there for both Jillian and Sam, and the picture was the catalyst that brought two people meant for one another together. The sexual tension and animal hunger took precedence, but after that real emotion and need took it’s place. A very satisfying story on a lot of different levels.

Book Blurb for Picture This

Desperate and young, Jillian Moore did something she knew would one day come back to bite her in the ass. She’d posed nude. For money. Years later, and on the fast track to a successful career, she’s still haunted by her mistake. She can’t help but wonder when her past will catch up with her.

Samuel Steele is not short on female attention, but the women who warm his bed pale in comparison to the fantasy he’s created of the seductive temptress in the painting hanging prominently in his bedroom. A fantasy that has ruined his once-satisfying sex life. When he discovers that her exact likeness works in his building—works for him, in fact—things get interesting. Perhaps there’s hope for his sex life after all…

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2010 4.25