The Fantasy (A Desperate Man, Volume 1)
1st in an erotic serial. Book 2 comes in January
Fantasies—we all have them.
For some, it’s their dream job; others want the wedding, the 2.5 kids, the white picket fence.
My fantasies are a bit more…depraved.
Dark and sinful, they have destroyed relationships and my livelihood, yet I still submit to them like a slave.
For most, it’s a natural expression of love, caring, or lust.
But there are those of us who can’t stop once we’ve had a taste.
Those of us who don’t want to.
And the shame of that never-ending cycle will eat us alive…
My name is Evan James, and I am a sex addict.
*Note: The Fantasy is the first installment of an erotic serial from Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine. It contains graphic sexual content and is only recommended for mature audiences 18+.*
As soon as I saw Ella Frank’s name on the invite for the blog tour for The Fantasy: A Desperate Man Volume One, I clicked. She is one of my favorite authors and has yet to disappoint me. As much as I really don’t like serials, if it’s Ella’s I don’t care. I signed up so long ago that I went in not remembering a thing about the book or the blurb.
Evan James is a sex addict. Which, you know, sounds hot when you read it. It’s not so hot. This guy is really a sex addict. Not like I call my husband one because he turns into an asshole after not getting any for more than 24 hours, but this guy is picking up any stranger or whore, and desperately uses any item at his disposal to get himself off. He even lost his reputation as a high powered financial planner when his sexual urges got him fired.
If he could live in pussy, he would. It was his weakness, his addiction, the one thing he’s give up anything and everything for. And he nearly had.”
The book begins with Evan fucking his latest one-nighter, and it was way better than his usual. He doesn’t do seconds and neither does she, but he can’t get this woman (he doesn’t even know her name) out of his head. It’s screwing up his life because he can’t stop thinking of her and attempting to jerk off to thoughts of her.
After 8 months of no job, he gets called in for an interview, and he has to curtail his obsession for a short time. But who turns out to be his boss? The beautiful blonde one-nighter, Reagan. He already couldn’t focus because all he was thinking about was getting off on her, but now he had to work with her too?
A Desperate Man was not the easy, sexy, filled-with-banter book that I kind of expected. In fact, at times it was difficult to read. The sex addiction wasn’t the run-of-the-mill playboys going through women, this was a true illness that included back alley hand jobs with strangers. And as much as Evan loved the high of getting off, he hated himself after.
- Very different.
- A realistic look at sex addiction.
- Quick moving and intense.
- Some hot scenes.
- I am intrigued and really excited to see where they can take this.
- I don’t love either character yet, and I need to love the characters to love the book. But they are growing on me, and I think as there is more of a relationship, I will grow to really love this.
- Too quick, and I felt like just when it started getting good, it ended.
Rating: 4 stars, 4.5 heat
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Evan James crooked his finger at the blonde currently shimmying back into her minuscule, tight, black dress. The same one she’d worn last night that had called like a siren’s song to his cock in the middle of the dimly lit club.
She looked over at him with heavy-lidded eyes and held the barely there fabric still around her waist. His eyes zoomed in on the impressive breasts overflowing out of her sheer, black bra. Covered, but not enough.
His mouth watered, and he wanted to drag her back to the bed and take hold of her ripe nipple before pulling the fabric down and out of his way to take her fully into his mouth again.
After having had her so many times in the last few hours, she’d no doubt taste of him on every inch of her soft skin. He liked that. Before, she’d tasted faintly of vanilla musk—a fragrance he wasn’t overly fond of. He’d made quick, dirty work of her though, marking and leaving his scent on her with his lips, his sex, his come, and he figured one last go-round before sending her on her way would suppress his craving for at least a couple of days.
He hoped. His appetite was voracious.
“Can’t get enough, can you?” She leaned down over the edge of the bed and placed her hands there, giving him an ample view of what he wanted. Now.
He narrowed his eyes. “Don’t play with me.”
Blondie tsked and put her knees on the mattress, crawling on all fours toward him. “Oh, baby, I told you you’d never want me to leave once you got inside.”
She was right about that much. If he could live in pussy, he would. It was his weakness, his addiction, the one thing he’d give up anything and everything for. And he nearly had.
3 things you never leave home without?
Ella: Phone, wallet, keys
Brooke: A bottle of water, chapstick/lip gloss, and some form of communication
Name the last 3 books you have purchased?
Your biggest pet peeve?
Ella: Being told to talk in a quieter voice. I get loud when excited. It takes away the fun when interrupted and told to speak softly. ~pouts~
Brooke: Most of mine have to do with people being glued to phones in public, whether it’s during a movie or live theatre, at dinner with friends, or while trying to have a one on one conversation. No one’s in the moment anymore.
Favorite male body part?
Brooke: Eyes, always. Can height be a body part too? Because I hate being taller than the guy all the time.
Ella: Nice, broad shoulders.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
Ella: No. I think you can find someone extremely attractive, but to love a person, I believe you need to know them.
Brooke: No way. To love someone, you need to love all of them, even the ugly parts they don’t want you to see. And at first sight, they definitely aren’t showing off those flaws.
Sex on the first date?
Brooke: For my friends? Absofuckinglutely. I love hearing about it afterward. 😉 But for me, probably not. I’m much shyer than I let on.
Ella: No. And not because I’m a prude, I just never have.
If you can be any fictional character for a day, who would you want to be?
Ella: Elizabeth Bennett on her wedding day (and night) to Mr. Darcy.
Brooke: Ohhh, good one, Ella. I’m gonna go total potternerd and say any character in Harry Potter. For the butter beer and magic spells, of course.
Write a short letter to Santa Claus and show us.
Brooke: Dear Santa, I’ve been really good for the last twenty minutes that I’ve been writing these answers, so let’s just focus on that, shall we? PS – I’ll leave you dark chocolate bacon cupcakes instead of stale cookies this year if you put our book in everyone’s stockings.
Ella: Dear Santa, Just because my name made it to the top of the naughty list does not mean I participated in any kind of shenanigans. I was a good girl, I promise… well okay, maybe not promise, how about…I think? Love & kisses, Ella
About Brooke Blaine
You could say Brooke Blaine was a book-a-holic from the time she knew how to read; she used to tell her mother that curling up with one at 4 a.m. before elementary school was her ‘quiet time.’ Not much has changed except for the espresso I.V. pump she now carries around and the size of her onesie pajamas.
Her first solo novel, a romantic comedy, is due out in early 2015, but first, she thought she’d write a raunchy story with her best friend that would scar her conservative southern family for life.
If you’d like to get in touch with her, she’s easy to find – just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s dominated her cell phone for ten years.
About Ella Frank
The minute she began her love affair with reading, she became and avid supporter of the romance genre and has never looked back.
Ella is Australian born and bred but currently resides in Houston, Texas with her husband.
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