A Perfect Storm

A Perfect Storm is a complex story of sexual discovery, betrayal and revenge. Sophie Emerson felt sure there was to more Lucien Cabot's invitation than just the promised background story about the island on which he made his home. When she is stranded on the island by a severe storm, Sophie's drawn into a sexual world unlike anything she's ever known. Lucien is leading her down a set path but she has no idea where or why. The horrifying betrayal that awaits her at the end of this journey almost crushes her; but Lucien's been caught in his own trap and he's left no less damaged than Sophie. Perhaps, between the two of them, something can be salvaged after the storm.

This is the beginning of a new series by Cameron Dane. Ms. Dane is one my favorite authors and I usually connect strongly with her characters. It didn't happen with story. I liked Sophie well enough but Lucien just didn't work for me. He's certainly sexy and dominate, but he's also cold and unfeeling. Even as his character became more sympathetic, I still didn't care for him. The plot is intricate and the reader is aware from the onset that revenge is at the heart of it. However, the way it plays out is very intriguing, with only tidbits revealed until its stunning conclusion. There is a copious amount of sex, in many varieties, throughout this tale of vengeance. It was a bit too unemotional for me but it was sizzling hot. Sophie's discovery of her sensual nature is the best part of this story. Wonderful secondary characters also make this book a winner for me. They are strong and loyal, unashamed of their sexuality. This is a good, solid read even though I felt disconnected from the main characters. I am eager for the next book in the series. I'm already attached to Magnus and Royce and can't wait for their story.

Book Blurb for A Perfect Storm

On an island off the coast of Maine, Lucien Cabot monitors the dark clouds rolling across a bleak sky. Patience and planning have been Lucien's two closest friends for years, and now Mother Nature has aligned to create the perfect storm he needs to exact his revenge.

Television producer Sophie Emerson can't believe her luck when the mysterious owner of Raven Island offers her a story about the island and castle. She really can't believe it. Still, if real, this offer could be the break her career needs. Although suspicious, Sophie agrees to meet Lucien at his home.

Gotcha. Lucien can taste victory -- if he can resist the keen intelligence, beauty, and light in Sophie. Falling for his guest is the last thing Lucien can afford to do.

Trapped on Raven Island, Sophie is shocked by her powerful desire to know more about Ravenstoke's clever, darkly attractive master. In secret, Sophie also searches for the truth behind her invitation to Lucien's island.

A perfect storm of fierce attraction and unbending revenge soon rages behind the walls of Ravenstoke. In the aftermath, once the debris has cleared, will Sophie's love for Lucien be enough to end his dark revenge and bring him back into the light?

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: anal play/intercourse, BDSM theme and elements, bondage, exhibitionism, same-sex sexual practices (f/f, m/m), menage.

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2012 4.00