Series: Exquisite #1
Author: Ella Frank
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Genre(s): Contemporary Erotic Romance
Her heart was guarded…
Tormented by self-imposed guilt, Dr. Lena O’Donnell has spent the last nine years in survival mode. Struggling through days that seem to blend together and battling her way through each horrifying night, she’s determined that this is what she deserves…
Until he tore down the walls…
Mason Langley’s life is going exactly the way he planned it, until her. A confirmed bachelor and the successful owner of the hottest restaurant to hit Chicago, he never expects to be blindsided by an angry woman in a pair of scrubs. No matter how hard he tries, he can’t seem to shake the doctor, and he finds himself liking the way she makes him feel.
Almost overnight Lena finds her world turned upside down by Mason and the sexual desire they discover together. Slowly, she lowers her guard and invites him inside but when tragedy strikes she begins to believe that sometimes it’s better to be alone and safe than to love and lose.
MY THOUGHTS (Short and Sweet!)
Exquisite is Ella Frank's first published novel and is an "exquisite" blend of sentiment, humor, and sexiness. It takes talent to express all of those things equally well and end up without an overly contrived work. I am quite eager to read Entice, the second book in the Exquisite Series. The reviews are, well, "enticing!"
"Memories aren't your friends—just cruel reminders of your past and what you need to make up for before you die."
“My dad once told me that one day I’d meet someone who drives me so crazy I want to strangle her and yet never would because I can’t bear for her to be gone. Well, that’s when I’ll know I've met a woman worth keeping.”
“'It’s time to feel again. Let me save you from yourself. You were drowning when I found you, but I’m not letting you go, not without a fight.' He kissed her sweetly and moved back standing up and over her. Lena looked up at his out stretched hand. 'Take my hand Lena.' He offered and she knew he meant it in a way that went far beyond offering to help her stand.'”
"We were discussing catching fish, Langley, not fishing for compliments."
"I don't know if I'm sick but you sure as hell have everything to do with my temperature issues."
“I believe in fate and I believe you were supposed to walk into my life, so Mason could walk into yours.” ~ Catherine Langley