Author: Roxy Queen
Author: Roxy Queen
Genre: Erotic Romance
~ SYNOPSIS ~For Audrey her body is her worst enemy. For Graham it’s his biggest temptation.
With his assistance she must embark on a journey to conquer her fears by allowing herself to discover feelings of pleasure, the power of her body and the thrill of sex.
With each revelation they sink deeper into one another, merging into the other’s lives in and outside their protective bubble.
There’s only one goal. One objective and together they’ll break new ground, layer by layer, until Audrey’s exposed.
~ REVIEW ~
First let me start out by saying that this book is not your typical erotic romance. We don't just jump right into bed with Audrey and Graham; however, you can't help but get sucked into their world. Audrey has severe anxiety that prevents her from letting someone get close to her, including sex. When her psychiatrist tells her of a new experimental exposure therapy that would help her overcome her sexual anxiety, she is skeptical. However, she wants to be normal, so she decides to at least give the therapy a chance.
Graham is a post-grad student who is chosen to work with Audrey to help her overcome her sexual anxiety. Graham is no stranger to the bedroom and he knows that his particular skills will be needed to help her. Each session is designed to gradually help Audrey relax and enjoy even the slightest touches.
You will soon find yourself so wrapped up in Audrey's life and willing her to overcome her demons that you can't put the book down. You want to know how she is going to react and what Graham is going to do in order to soothe her. You want her to get better so that she feels better about herself. And you can't help but fall for Graham and how patient he is with her. He never forces her to do anything she is not comfortable with and gives her all the space she needs.
I really enjoyed this book. I seriously couldn't put it down and was not ready for it to be over. While the book does not necessarily have a cliffhanger, you are left wanting more. The good news is that the second book, Graham Defined, is set to be released later this year. I can't wait to see if these two will defy the odds and make their relationship work, I truly hope they do.
Make sure to get your copy today and go on the roller coaster ride of emotions while Audrey finds her inner strength and Graham realizes there is more to life than just sex.
~ PURCHASE ~
~ EXCERPT ~
I wipe my hands on my dress, staring at the numbers 806 on the gold metal plate. This is it, Audrey. You’ll walk in that door a girl and eventually come out a woman.
“I’m such a loser,” I mumble to myself, and twist the doorknob.
A man hops up from the love seat when I enter. He has dark hair and a defined, closely shaved jaw. He’s handsome, definitely not smelly or gross, and strangely familiar.
“Have we met before?” I blurt, trying to place him.
“Um… I don’t think so,” he says, flashing a heart-stopping smile. His eyes meet mine and they’re bluer than blue. Henry Cavill.
“Oh, I saw you going up the elevator last week.”
“Right. Of course, I remember that,” he says with an even brighter smile. Adorable dimples appear on his cheeks. He holds out his hand. “You were loitering in the lobby. I’m Graham.”
I remember why I’m here and my face burns, surely, turning bright red. I take his hand anyway and say, “Audrey.”
“Right,” I repeat feeling like an idiot.
“Would you like to sit down?” he asks.
“I guess so, thanks.” I take the same spot as the other day but this time I sit in the middle, hoping he doesn’t try to sit next to me. What am I doing here?
Graham sits across from me and says, “I know this is all new for you, but please don’t be uncomfortable. Dr. Markson has told me all about your situation and I just want to help. I think together we have a really good chance of defeating your anxiety.”
His speech is so sincere and he’s giving me the most empathetic smile. I want to die of humiliation. Covering my face with my hands, I groan. “Oh God, this is so embarrassing.”
“Because you know I’m a defective misfit; and you’re here to help me with something I never share with anyone. Like ever, yet you’re just talking about it like its normal.”
“It’s your normal,” he says.
“Yeah. Whatever.” I cross my arms over my chest and nervously look around the room, anywhere but at him. I notice a small black journal on the coffee table. “What’s that?”
“Those are our instructions and guidelines for the day.” He picks the book up, and says, “Want me to read them?”
My stomach burns from anxiety. I want run from the room and never look back. “I guess we may as well see what this is all about.”
~ TEASERS ~
~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~
Roxy lives in the south with her family, two dogs and a semi-feral cat. Her office window looks over a tree-fort and she secretly obsess over the college-aged neighbor down the street, zombies and how much glitter is too much (answer: there's no such thing). All of her books are rooted in a glimmer of reality with a heap of fiction.
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