Book Review: “Explicit” by Roxy Sloane

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I am a little behind on publishing my book reviews. For some odd reason, I forgot all about my April Playlist going up in the final week of the month and I had already scheduled a post to go up the same day (Wednesday) so I had to switch things around sort of last minute. Who knew I’d exchange my music day for a book?! This fact still puzzles me. Everything is good now and I can get back to my regular writing routine again!

Before we get into this review, I have to mention to you (and everyone else!) that this book is meant for mature audiences. It talks a lot about grown up stuff aka sexual intercourse, so you’ve been warned now to continue at your own risk.

Let’s start this with the burb of the story. I got the information off of Goodreads.


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“I’ve told you I’ve fantasized about you. So, tell me the truth. Do you fantasize about me?”

Bestselling novelist Jackson Ford is arrogant, exacting, and relentless on the page and off. His irresistible new editor, Ellie Parker is smart, headstrong, and not intimidated by Jackson’s attitude – or the way he turns every exchange into a filthy seduction.

There isn’t a thing these two can agree on, except their intense attraction. But with Jackson’s deadline looming, can they stop fighting long enough for him to deliver the hit she needs?

The relationship between editor and author has never been so intimate or so explicit..


Apparently it had been a while since I’ve read one of Roxy’s books because this was utterly amazing! I’ve been trying to push my love of erotica back a bit to be able to enjoy other subjects but once I saw this listed as “free” on Amazon, I was like Yes! You need this now Meghan! And that was pretty much it for me!

Of course at first, I just wanted a sexy–possibly dirty–couple doing the nasty with full on describiation. Don’t you dare come after me! Like I said, I have been doing pretty good staying away so I thought of it as my little treat to myself. Anyways, my favorite parts of it wasn’t the sex scenes but you got to see it in a place where I feel like if the author expressed his explicit feelings for his new editor, it wouldn’t really end well for either side, but that’s just me! One thing I’ve learned while reading Roxy’s books, is that she has a knack for not only putting the main characters in sticky situations that us as the readers might be a little in over our heads too.

I think there is a thing with erotica authors that people tend to forget because they’re only there to read the story because of the amount of filthy sex and I’m not one to judge because that was the main reason why I got it, but I have noticed how descriptive every chapter was, from the differences to Ellie and Jackson’s houses to the naughty emails and chats on the phone–some of you might be rethinking of doing that in the office by the time you end this book. I could picture everything that was going on and I found it a little odd that it’s just now taken me this long to figure it out.

Oh, for those of you who have read this, who was your imaginary Jackson Ford? I’m honestly a little depressed to say this but I had the guy from the Trivago commercials, because of the salt and pepper hair and he just looks like a cocky-ish type of guy off camera, you know? Am I wrong with sensing this? I never really chose anyone else for the other characters, mostly because I was afraid of who I would pick out next.

If you do get it, and enjoy it, she has added her novella story “The Seduction” at the end so you basically get two books in one. For those of you, who have read it, what were your favorite thing(s) about it? What would you have rated it too?

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Book Review: The Invitation by Roxy Sloane

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This book just recently came out! This is the first book of the series. It’s a novella, which means it’s smaller in length. This took me probably three or four days to complete. It was a very good book to read, and the fact it was free was even better. It took me two days to finally cave though. I’m not like everybody else, I’m not into the billionaire type of erotica novels. My problem of why it took me longer to get it was the fact that I assumed it would be that type of book considering the cover is of a man in a very sexy suit. As much as I am a lover of guys in suits, I had to think about it still. When I finally did get it and started reading it, I felt like a complete dumbass.

This book is called The Invitation by Roxy Sloane. Sound familiar? It should, if you read my other book review of the first book of another series, called The Seduction. You would be surprised to know that there some similarities between the two books. You only come to out in the end of this one though. This book is about a young woman who is done as a college student, she studied her ass off for her degree in Law and wants a better life for not only herself but for her mother and younger sister too. She feels unbelievably proud of herself of the long hour she put into her classes and work. Now, here’s the twist. Just because she’s a law student doesn’t mean she’s the goody-goody two shoes on campus. She’s got a reputation for something else that has nothing to do with law and nobody objects to it either. Two years prior to the day of setting in the book takes place. She meets another law student with a bigger reputation than hers. Ashton. He is a hottest thing on campus and has every woman in his pocket, well almost every woman…

At the beginning of Ash and JJ’s (Ash’s nickname for her) time together they vowed only to be friends as neither one were really looking for relationships, but since they got along so damn well, they’d spend their late nights together hanging out and drinking, plus talking about their past adventures and family. I’ve explained a little bit about JJ so here’s some background on the hottie of the story. Ashton isn’t from America originally, he’s British and he does have a wealthy family, but his family especially his father wants him to take responsiblity back home. So on his last night out in New York, he meets up with his ole friend JJ and they share a drink and the book explains about how bad both characters have wanted each other for years. When one of JJ’s professors sees her at the hangout, she immediately breaks hold of Ash’s spell for a second and talks to him, but when Ash tries to introduce himself and is ignorant plus when the professor basically makes a pass at her, he gets very dominant. Since neither one know that they want each other, that move of Ash’s jealously tells JJ everything she needs before calling her prey. However, before she can even leach to him. Ash pulls her into a dare that she ends up accomplishes with flying colors but not without reaching something else as well. After that, it’s time for Ash’s turn. His dare was to show a picture of his junk and put it in the Dean’s office. That’s where round two begins. After leaving the campus and getting into a cab where JJ gets teased by him that literally has you sitting on the edge of your seat. When they reach his place, round four begins but in the morning leads one character thinking about the future. The actually ending of the story, is set three years later when JJ visits her best friend Keely (another name you might know!) back in New York, and finds a decorated box that says a very interesting, erotic message on it.

This book was very naughty. I should be used to these books by now, but it was a good naughty, if there is such a thing. I actually enjoyed both characters equally, which NEVER happens. There’s always the male character I’ll like in the book, but the female leads are never my favorite. I’ve never understood why because as a woman I should have found something that I like about her. JJ was not very cocky, instead I felt she was more sassy. She never let go of what she wanted but neither did Ash. I kind of wanted more back story of Ash, and surprisingly I love men in British accents, I mean who doesn’t? I never imagined him in a British accent though and I desperately tried to pick an actor that could be hot enough to be my voice over/Ash while reading the book. Something nows tells me I should have been thinking about Joseph Morgan but he isn’t that cute underneath those clothes. Sorry, I call it how it is. I think I would rate this book four out of five stars just on the things about Ash, imagining who he looks like and not enough story for him. It was still a good and sexy story though!

Book Review: The Seduction by Roxy Sloane

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It’s been awhile since I’ve done a book review. I’ve been debating whether or not I want to do a book review on this book, because it’s a novella. So it’s smaller in length than the normal books that I read. However, it was definitely worthy of a book review though! So let’s get to it! This book was one of the free books on Amazon back in August. I got it done it like three days, it’s a novella, so they’re not as long and sometimes can capture you and keep you interested longer than your normal books can. At least, I think so!

The book is called The Seduction by Roxy Sloane and it’s about a group of characters, but it’s mainly the love affair of the two main characters. Vaughn and Keely. Vaughn is a dirty mouthed man who thinks he make every woman fall to their knees and give it up. Keely is a not as easy as Vaughn’s thinking she is, but it’s not all about sex with Vaughn though. He’s basically on a mission when a client of his wants proof of her at her naughtiest, they want to ruin her. He doesn’t know why nor does he want to in the beginning. Keely works at a law firm and although, she doesn’t have her degree yet, she takes cases with other partners at the firm, sits in the room and takes notes. In the beginning, she sits with a big client of theirs, Mr. Ashcroft. He’s ill and slowly dying, so he wants to sign off on his will to make it official that his kids will not get anything after he’s gone. He talks to Keely about her family, after he has a coughing fit in the room. Keely’s the only one in her family and this holds a big factor at the end of the book.

Later on that day, she gets forced to get her boss Carter his everyday drink and she meets Vaughn after literally running into him and spilling the drink all over him. After offering her to get another one, she denies the help, but he does it anyway in a very dominant way. When he calls her by her name after saying goodbye, she wonders how he knew it. The next day, they come face-to-face again, this time he is the client. Once again, she’s left alone with another client, she tries to get Vaughn to reconsider making another appointment especially after Vaughn makes some very obscene comments to her. When he tells her that he’ll just her boss that she kicked him out, she knew her job would be at stake. So she stays and oh hell breaks loose! Skipping to the end, Mr. Ashcroft takes a turn for the worst and then things really pick up. Vaughn in a way starts to change about how he feels about scamming Keely to get proof for his client. After that, is the cliffhanger of how is out to destroy Keely Fawes and how will Vaughn make her trust him again.

From the first office scene between them leads into the museum and the ending. It gets a bit too much for both to handle, but then again both don’t feel like letting go either. I liked the smartass comments between the two characters. Vaughn is a very strong-willed man, he likes taking control of every situation he’s in. Everything he does is for his job, for his clients. Keely is very job orientated too. She doesn’t like Vaughn’s mouth as much as he thinks she does. She believes in keeping things separate between business and pleasure, but her will starts to give out towards the end. I think she likes teasing Vaughn a little more than we think she does. She likes to keep him on his toes. I liked the mysterious outlook of the whole book. Because it’s not just Keely who has an enemy, but in the middle of it all Vaughn seems to have one too, but it’s not out in the spotlight as much as hers. I honestly loved this book, it was very quick but I was seriously hooked to it. I literally woke up at 7am one morning and instead of getting up and going online first thing, I grabbed my Kindle and started reading some chapters. I would give four out of five stars altogether. I really want and need to read the second book soon.