The Panther's Lair

"The Panther's Lair", by Esmerelda Bishop is an erotic tale of pure carnal delight.

A seductive one night stand filled with mind blowing sex was all Sydney was really looking for; she gets more than she bargained for when she meets a Tom that exudes an air of pure sexuality.

Sydney seems to have the worst luck with men, so after her last attempt at a relationship goes dangerously wrong, she decides a one night stand is just about all men are good for. Deciding it’s time to test her theory, Sidney ventures to a hot new club called, “The Panther’s Lair”, to find her man. Much to her dismay pickings at the club are slim, that is until the most drop dead gorgeous guy with the cheesiest pickup line ever catches her attention. Ms. Bishop’s internal dialog for Sydney was just hilarious; her constant internal monologues when she initially meets Raimond were outrageously filled with sexual connotations and suggestions that had me laughing out loud in their spontaneity.

Although there was minimal character development for Raimond, the character’s presences does envelope the reader in a sexual haze. I liked that Raimond was forced into precarious situations where he found himself testing the limits of his own control over his feline nature during his pursuit of Sydney. Undaunted by Sydney ’s ruse, Raimond showed the lengths he was willing to go to find her when he was able to turn the tables on her, by towing her car. I just loved how that Sydney ’s plan just backfired on her.

The sexual interludes between Sydney and Raimond were masterfully crafted and were absolutely the driving force that really allowed the novel to flow at a steady pace.

"The Panther's Lair" is a fast paced erotically infused novel that I highly recommend and look forward to reading additional works from Ms. Bishop.

Book Blurb for The Panther's Lair

Men are only good for one thing.

Sydney Chase may have sworn off relationships—but she still has needs. So she heads to the Panther's Lair in search of sex: no strings, no emotions. The club owner, dark, mysterious Raimond Decoudreau, is exactly what she's looking for—his French accent alone makes her hot. Fortunately, his mouth has other sinful talents, as well...

After just one night with Sydney, Raimond knows she's his. And when the time is right, when she loves him in return, he'll reveal his deepest secret. For now, he'll enjoy pleasuring her in the most intimate of ways.

But when Sydney's life is threatened, Raimond's instincts take control, and she gets a glimpse at the beast within...

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2010 4.50