I loved the way the author took us from the modern world back into time when there were brothels. We all remember hearing of and reading of the brothels that were on the second floor of an eating establishment, a saloon or a boarding house. That room or rooms where things went on between men and women that were in need of money, companionship or in need of that hot steamy sex.
The author doesn't hold back and as you turn the pages, you can see it all, every little detail. That's how good the author's descriptions are.
The author gives us Sheri Brookes who is every bit a modern day woman, but when she steps into that room on the second floor of a historic building, she crosses that thin line between past and present. She no longer is Sheri but Starr. The author gave such detailed descriptions that you can picture the room in your eyes, the enormous bed, the faded brocade wallpaper and the many tiny buttons on the front of the revealing red corset. Is the crossing of that line magic or just the need and want of a woman who gets caught up in the moment? She puts on the corset, the silk stockings and the garters and becomes a woman of the night, in control, at least she thought she was. Then enters Gage, but it isn't Gage after he enters the room. He's Tex, the lonely cowboy in the tight jeans, the cowboy boots and the guns hung low on his hips. He wants to find out if she is really a lady of the night and what tricks she may know. He knows a few himself. So let the tricks begin, and they do.
The author didn't give just a sexy little fling of the imagination. That room was steaming hot and the tricks they knew were enough to make you get mighty warm as you read. The author didn't give you a read of just imagination and role playing. Starr and Tex were back in that brothel room, doing what they did well, oh so well! The past is encasing both of them. But what was this? High imaginations? Past emerged with the present by crossing that magical line?
The author doesn't give you a western read of the saloon girls that took the cowboys upstairs. This is the present, or is it? Will Tex and Starr continue their tricks after this one encounter? Or will the past be put in the past and Gage and Sheri go back to work and this is all forgotten.
The author gives you the sex, the lust, the steam, the heat and even the need of companionship, to be held, if not for just a minute. I don't usually like reads like these, but this one will be read again. It's like none before. That exotic room on the second floor will remain forever, but will it be visited again in the same way?
FROM POPULAR ROMANCE AUTHOR VONNA HARPER
Newly edited version!
What happens when a modern woman enters what used to be a brothel and the past envelops her? A lot, all of it involving one masculine hunk.
The exotic room on the historic building’s second floor used to be a brothel, did it? At first Sheri Brooks is simply intrigued. Then she gives into the impulse to try on the mysterious red corset and the line between past and present blurs—all except for Gage DeStefano who is very much a modern man.
A man determined to see if Sheri is indeed a lady of the night. If she is, well, why not let her show him a few tricks of her trade.