*I was given a publication copy of this book by the publisher for review purposes*
“Once upon a time there was a beautiful young woman named Egypt, and she loved sex. Cursed by her mother’s dying declaration, she thinks she is unworthy of love. Locking her feelings inside an impenetrable ice block, she hides behind casual sex. Aided by her Naughty Fairy Godmother, she creates a playlist of rules to live by to avoid a broken heart.
When the ruggedly, sexy businessman, Harper Beckmann enters the restaurant where she is the executive chef, she feels drawn to him in ways she never felt before. When he denies her offer for a casual hookup and offers to take her on a date instead, she is intrigued. Unable to resist his charms, she allows him to break all of her rules, including kissing on the mouth.
Harper has been playing the field since his fiancée left him for his best friend. A romantic at heart, he longs for the love of a good woman. When he meets Egypt, he knows instantly she is just what he needs to cure his aching heart. If he can break down her walls and get her to admit she loves him too, Beckmann may just be the one to break the curse.”
***WARNING: This book contains explicit sexual content and is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18. May contain triggers for those sensitive to sexual abuse. ***
Meet Egypt Wilson. She’s gorgeous and an accomplished chef. Unfortunately, she was the unwilling victim of sexual abuse when she was a teenager. Egypt’s scars run deep. In survival mode, and after her mother convinces her that she is not worthy of love, the young woman creates a list of rules to live by. This includes being promiscuous and not allowing herself to get close to anyone. Brick by brick, Egypt builds a wall to shield the pain of her past. Until one night, when Egypt is at work, the man of her dreams walks into the restaurant and into her heart. In no time, Egypt’s life is changed forever.
Egypt’s ally in this saga is NFG (Naughty Fairy Godmother) who sometimes comes across as the voice of reason and logic. Come on, she’s a fairy godmother, after all. You know she isn’t going to let her girl get into too much trouble! The interjections from NFG are hilarious and well placed. The addition of this character really added to the fantasy elements of the story. I thought NFG was brilliant!
This book is my favorite so far of all that L. Loren has written. It’s classy and sexy. She calls her style of writing LoveRotica. That means each story contains the element of love. The characters in Egyptian Nights are well defined and believable. Erotica is not my chosen genre, but I must challenge you as a reader to spread your own wings and try something different. I really enjoyed this book.
Egyptian Nights is also filled with humor that at times had me laughing out loud. Also, don’t forget, Egypt and Harper’s love affair does read like a fairy tale filled with fantasy elements. Remember, they are consenting adults and in love. The sex did make me blush, even though I don’t consider myself to be a prude by any means. But, that’s me. You’ll have to judge the sex for yourself.
Yet, this intimate peek into Egypt’s psyche plays a roll in the healing process of her coming to grips with her past. It is only through Harper’s love that Egypt finally finds the courage to forgive her past and love herself. In true happily-ever-after fashion, this is a story that ends with a bang! Literally! I told you it was funny!
Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 5
Reader Engagement: 5
Reader Enrichment: 5
Reader Enjoyment: 5
Overall Rate: 5 out of 5 Fairies
Author depiction of L. Loren
L. Loren is a former call center supervisor currently based in Greenville, SC with her loving and supportive husband. Growing up the youngest of seven in a small town in North Carolina, she embraced her love of reading which helped to develop her imagination. Her desire to write, lay dormant for years until she found the courage to look within and her passion which could no longer be ignored.
I write love stories with an edge of sexy that I like to call LoveRotica. To the rest of the world, they are erotic romance novels. This is adult content, so I have to insist that you’re over 18 years to read them. My stories will feature a strong female protagonist with flaws and challenges. Since I am an African American woman, I will tend to write from that perspective, however, as a creative creature, I reserve the right to change things up a bit.
You can find L. Loren on her blog: llorenwriter.wordpress.com
Twitter: L. Loren @RebirthofLisa
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