Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Platinum Pleasures by Kate Deveaux with Review & Giveaway

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One night…one fantasy for hire…one sizzling case of mistaken identity.

Ainsley Simmons can hardly believe she’s ordered a fantasy lover online — a man to fulfill her deepest sexual desires for the entire evening. She’s in for a surprise when sexy young Mr. M. shows up at her door in a classic case of mistaken identity.

Ainsley has the night of her life being pleasured by the much younger and demanding multi-millionaire — until she discovers he’s not her fantasy lover after all.

He’s even better than that…
Meet the Author
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KATE DEVEAUX is a contemporary, erotic romance writer and die-hard romantic. It was after reading Jane Eyre in high school, that she became hooked on the idea of writing about romance, excitement and drama. Kate has been penning stories, from the sensual to the sinfully sexy, ever since!

A former wedding planner, Kate has always been ""in love"" with love! She was inspired to transition from writing racy short stories to full length manuscripts after meeting other authors in the romance world at industry workshops, conferences and events. Now a multi published contemporary romance novelist, Kate is a member of Savvy Author, Romance Writers of America (RWA) as well as their erotic romance chapter, Passionate Ink. Born in London, England, Kate has lived in both the U.K. and the U.S. She and her husband currently reside in Arizona. When she’s not writing or reading, Kate can be found on the tennis court—yes, there’s even ""love"" in that game too!
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Platinum Pleasures
By Kat Deveaux
Four stars

It’s Valentines Day, a day lovers around the world take advantage of to lavish their loved one with gifts and attention; but for the single people, it’s a day-long reminder that they are alone. At least that is how Ainsley is feeling about the holiday, especially since her boyfriend up and left her for a younger woman. Ainsley is in her mid-40s and is feeling her age more and more everyday. When a friend suggests she treats herself to an elite male escort service to indulge in her most intimate desires, she decides that she’s worth it, and can forget about how crappy a holiday Valentines Day really is.

Marcus is the founder and CEO of Platinum Pleasures, an upscale travel agency that puts together the most extravagant travel accommodations you can possibly imagine. They cater to the ultra rich, from private planes, deserted islands, to the best tickets in the house, there’s nothing that can’t be bought via Platinum Pleasures. Marcus is a widower, having lost his wife a couple of years previously. When his assistant asks him to hand deliver some tickets to a client on the way home, he thinks nothing of it, considering Valentines Day has become meaningless to him as well. So when he knocks on the door and the scantily clad Ainsley opens the door with a look in her eye that she’s willing to devour Marcus on the spot, Marcus basks in his good fortune, and makes the most of it.

Ainsley is expecting her escort to show up at her door, knowing nothing about the surprise that her aunt has sent her for the holiday, a luxury vacation to Monaco. So when Marcus shows up at her doorstep, she think he’s the main entrée of her order and immediately sets to work seducing the young hottie. It isn’t until have several rounds of hot sex that she gets a phone call from the agency that there has been a mix-up and her date wouldn’t be showing up until the following day that she realizes there’s been a case of mistaken identity. What happens next is funny, touching, sexy, and endearing; a story of finding love where and with whom you least expect it.

Platinum Pleasures was a fun, quick read. It is a short story and it was sizzling, but I honestly just felt like there could be “more” there. I loved the characters of both Marcus and Ainsley and felt like there was still so much more of their story left to tell. The ending was a little predictable, but it was a happy ending that for an older woman like Ainsley, I couldn’t help but smile, knowing that sometimes the “well-seasoned” of us win. I liked that Ainsley had some typical hang ups about her body considering the age difference between her and Marcus, however it didn’t stop her from taking advantage of her time with Marcus and getting what she needed both physically and emotionally ut of the process.

Platinum Pleasures was a solid four-star read. Again, I loved the story, it was a lot of fun, but I really do feel that there is more to tell and I’d love to know how things turned out for Marcus and Ainsley!

Christina Mock

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