Title: Adam’s Apple (Touch of Tantra, #1)
Author: Liv Morris
Published Date: July 23, 2013
Genre: Erotica, New Adult
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Uniquely told in Adam’s point of view. Warning: Contains adult situations intended for readers eighteen and over.
“I take cocky, rich boys like you and teach them how to make love to women until they’re barely able to mutter a word. Completely and utterly blissed. That’s really what separates the men from the boys, Mr. Kingsley. Sex as an art form versus f**king for a release.” – Kathryn.
Adam Kingsley reigns as the young prince of Manhattan. Everything he touches turns to gold, making him the envy of Wall Street. Women swoon at his feet, money is no object, and his killer good looks are as wicked as sin. A dangerous trifecta that allows him to possess anything or anyone he desires.
What more could a thirty-two-year-old man wish for? Maybe that his life never changes and his murky past stays far away… Sounds reasonable, yet life seldom is.
Kathryn Delcour is an alluring socialite with unique erotic tastes who helps others find true sexual fulfillment. When she suddenly appears on the New York City social scene, Adam finds this complex woman too tempting to resist. He will stop at nothing to have her, yet she is warned to stay away from him and his player ways. Kathryn tries to keep him at arm’s length, but her arms may not be strong enough to hold the charismatic Adam Kingsley at bay.
The passionate lure of ancient sexual practices, a past that isn’t content to remain buried and a present filled with intrigue, danger and revenge. An erotic story sweetened with secrets, seduction, and suspense.
***Contains Graphic Sex, Strong Language and Adult Situations. Not for Young Readers***
Adam’s Apple is the first book in the Tantra series. It follows Adam Kingsley, a billionaire playboy who can have a different woman every night of the week, but never forms more of a connection with one than their lips on his cock. But at a charity event, he meets a stunningly beautiful woman named Kathryn. She captures his interest in a way no other woman ever has before.
Kathryn is a teacher of Tantric touch. Tantra is about increasing and enhancing the sensual and sexual experiences through touch. Adam isn’t a man who is used to touch. Other than casual, meaningless sex and impersonal handshakes, he hasn’t touched another human being since his mother died.
On the surface, Adam is one-sided, shallow, and doesn’t care much for anyone other than himself, a fact that is clearly demonstrated in the opening few chapters when we learn that one of Adam’s business partners went crazy and threatened his life after being fired. It’s clear that Adam knows little about Simon’s personal life and prefers it that way.
Kathryn, however, starts to crack the hard shell that Adam’s erected around himself for all of these years. He finds himself smitten, lovesick, even desperate for anything she’ll give him. For a man with his power, these feelings are nothing he’s ever experienced.
Adam’s Apple is a deliciously sensual book, but there’s no actual sex until more than 2/3 of the way through. In some ways, that makes the book even sexier than if it were chock full of steamy sex. The dance between Adam and Kathryn is slow and steady with the hint of danger from Simon ever looming.
I loved these characters in many ways. To see such a self-assured man be brought to his knees by a woman he hasn’t even kissed was beautiful and touching. Kathryn was strong ad self-assured, with enough vulnerability to make her real. The strength that she showed in response to Adam’s pursuit was admirable.
I would have liked a bit more honest discussion between Adam and others. The relationship between the two of them occurs largely in a vacuum. This is to be expected due to the other events that take place in the book, but though most love stories are only about the two individuals, no one exists without others in their lives. Adam does, and that is perhaps the only note that doesn’t quite ring true. If he truly does live his life like this, there could have been more acknowledgement of it by him. We see small glimpses of it, small admissions, but how do you get to be in your mid-thirties with no friends?
Overall, an enjoyable and sensual read. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series, Adam’s Fall.
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