Those looking for a story that helps you get away from it all for a few hours will enjoy Flashes of Me by Cynthia Sax. Keep reading to learn more about this super sexy read that makes naughty look oh so nice. Learn my impressions of this book and learn even more about this read by visiting the other blogs hosting this tour. Make sure to fill out the form below for your chance to win a $25 bookstore GC too!
Henley, the head of cyber security at Blaine Technologies, is a man no one crosses. He watches employees constantly, using his network of cameras, and enforces his rules by any means possible. Rumors of his violent past, along with his scarred hands and huge size, have resulted in his being feared by everyone … almost everyone.
Katalina, the new intern, worries about the revelation of her most painful secret much more than she fears her sexy boss's wrath. She sees the loneliness in his dark eyes, feels the gentleness in his marred fingers, tastes the need in his kisses … and she knows he watches her. His silly rules about not stripping for the cameras and no sex at the office are destined to be broken.
Kat likes to be watched. Henley can't look away. Will this beauty be able to tame her beastly boss?
MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:
Those looking for a fast read full of steamy sexual interludes that leave you wrung out will be drawn to Flashes of Me. A woman still reeling from the loss of her father is drawn to a quiet yet supportive mountain of a man into a relationship that brings both of them a spot of happiness amidst the grief that they're both living with. They're both feeling alone at the start of the story which has their burgeoning relationship intensifying in the blink of an eye as they both understand what the other's going through.
Kat is a seemingly carefree woman not afraid to express her sexuality. The last five years have been devoted to her father as he slowly deteriorated from cancer. She still can't accept the loss and many of her actions throughout the story are due to denial. She's not wanted a relationship for fear of losing someone else, but the strong and sexy Henley looks like a man who will never leave and who will take care of her no matter what. Kat left me conflicted in that she seemed very child-like at times, overly exuberant, and acted any way she wanted without fear of reprisal. Her actions were over-the-top but I applaud her embracing of life completely, even if it didn't feel realistic.
I loved Henley from the very start! He's the strong yet silent type and a calming and supportive influence throughout the story. After the death of his mother he feels an obligation to protect everyone as he couldn't protect his mother and seeing this scarred and bear-like man show so much care and compassion was immensely appealing. Everyone runs from him, is scared of him, with him being thought of as a Beast. The Beauty Kat is the only one not scared of him and she does everything she can to make him smile which in turn made me smile.
Theirs is a sweet yet intensely sexy relationship. They might seem like opposites but their being together seemed very right. Their relationship progressed quickly and was fueled by numerous playfully hot sexual encounters in the workplace and out but there was a surprisingly emotional connection apparent too. Though Kat's actions in the real world would be unbelievable, here it made for a delightfully steamy fantasy and a few hours of reading enjoyment. Though the heroine wasn't always my favorite, Henley definitely won me over. I loved the sexy beast and his rare heart melting smiles and am still dreaming about him. Here's to the next tempting hero Ms. Sax creates for us and the continuation of this series!
My rating for this is a B+
Cynthia Sax lives in a world filled with magic and romance. Although her heroes may not always say, “I love you”, they will do anything for the women they adore. They live passionately. They play hard. They love the same women forever.
Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research, while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places such as Istanbul, Bali, and Chicago.
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