~Book Review~ “Purity” Hilltops #2 by Faith Starr

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When the Dorian patriarch announces he is retiring from Dorian Publishing, it is up to Noah, Derek to take over the publishing company while Mitch is left to run the day to day duties at Hilltops, their fantasy club.

What Derek never expected was to fall for Emily, an assistant editor in the department he is running.  She is not at all the sophisticated, bombshell blonde “type” that Derek typically finds attractive.  But from their first awkward interaction, Derek is intrigued with the woman who doesn’t quite fit the mold.

When Emily gave up teaching, she found her niche in the publishing world as an editing assistant.  While her immediate supervisor is kind of a witch, she loves her job.  She’s happy reading romances rather than living them . . . until Derek throws her world for a loop.

Derek and Emily’s attraction is instantaneous.  However, there is much more to a successful relationship than chemistry . . .especially when Derek owns a sex club and Emily is a virgin.  With not only boss/employee issues at work standing in their way, Emily’s vindictive sister as well as past relationships for both Derek and Emily threaten to end their newfound feelings for one another before they can fully explore their attraction to one another as well as the possibility of a long term relationship.

Purity was the second book in the Hilltops series, but could easily be read as a standalone.  I enjoyed the slow burn of Derek and Emily’s relationship, especially since Derek is quite used to getting what he wants when he wants it both in and out of the bedroom.

Emily’s character had great depth.  She is an absolutely brilliant woman, but has self-esteem issues thanks to her nasty sister.  She also suffered a traumatic event in her past that has really shaped her future and how she sees men and relationships.  I enjoyed watching Derek work to build her up and prove his interests in her.

For those looking for a steamy romance with an intriguing plot, this is a great story.  I have enjoyed both Destiny and Purity very much and look forward to Mitch’s story.  4 stars.

 


Title: Purity
Series: Hilltops #2
Author: Faith Starr
Genre: Contemporary, Lite-BDSM, Suspense
Release Date: May 29, 2017
Publisher: Loose ID 

Derek Dorian likes to party hard in the bedroom. After all, he is a Dom and co-owner of Hilltops, a club catering to those who like to play outside the box sexually.

Emily Jenkins is an assistant editor in the romance department at Dorian Publishing, the company Derek’s family founded and owns.

Emily’s unlike any woman Derek has ever met or been attracted to. She’s pure, almost angelic, and even better, she’s never been touched. 

Their romance becomes one of teacher and student. Emily is eager and willing to learn everything Derek has to teach her. Derek is willing to show Emily the world, one which includes everlasting love.

EmilyOnce again, he and I had the elevator to ourselves. After the door closed, I apologized for the gazillionth time. “I’m so sorry about the scene in the conference room. I didn’t mean for any of that to happen.” The flashback of the experience was just as bad, possibly worse.

“I’m glad it did. You did an excellent job today, Emily,” he raved. “You should be proud of yourself. The passion in your eyes while you shared your thoughts about the manuscript was evident to everyone sitting in the room. I found it absolutely intoxicating to see such desire.” He added his killer smile to his words of praise.

“That’s how I feel about books. I’m passionate about reading, and the fact I can actually be a part of the process from author to bookshelf is incredible. I’m so excited for the opportunity to work with Susan.” Luckily, my nerves had calmed to the point where my hands remained steady while I gently clapped them together in enthusiasm.

“And I’m happy to have you on board.”

I beamed with pride to hear him say such nice things about me.

And with that, the two of us stared at the metal doors in front of us, neither one of us speaking. It was an uncomfortably silence, the air suffocating. Shit, I had forgotten to speak to maintenance about the air situation in the elevators. My bad. Now I had no oxygen to inhale whatsoever, my lungs dying to take their next breath. It could be that the intense chemistry between us had depleted what little air we had left to breathe. It’s too bad the elevator didn’t have emergency oxygen masks like airplanes did. One might’ve been helpful about now.

I tried to think of something good to say, my body too afraid to move. And just when it came up with something, I turned to say it and found myself flush against the wall in the elevator with Derek’s tongue down my throat, my mouth openly giving him access while the rest of me screamed to push him away.

Holy shit!

What we were doing was so wrong, but at the moment I didn’t care, because Derek Dorian wanted me, yes, me. Besides, it was the hottest kiss I had ever experienced, his lips softer than I had imagined. The way his tongue took charge, a bit more domineering than any mine had ever played with. Mind you, I could count on one hand how many there had been. But my tongue loved every second of it.

His body caged mine, our movements desperate, frantic, as if we were long-lost lovers who had finally been reunited. We couldn’t press our bodies closer to one another if we tried, and yet, my mind and body ached for more, needing a deeper connection to him. The throbbing between my thighs became more intense as our kiss progressed, especially when he ground his hardness against me. Fuck my vibrator, I could tell Derek would satisfy me so much better. Screw that, beyond words better.

Shit. I couldn’t allow myself to have an orgasm from a kiss and simple rubbing. If I was being totally honest, suggestive, heat-induced, and mind-blowing better described our actions.

I melted into his touch. I’m talking pure goo, jelly in a jar. I held on to his arms, my legs too weak to keep me upright.

When she’s not managing her husband’s medical practice or taking care of her three kids, Faith Starr loves writing erotic romance fiction.

Faith is passionate about putting herself into the minds of her characters, giving them a life of their own with all of the emotions that go along with it. She is head over heels in love with each and every alpha male she creates and the confident women who steal their hearts.

Faith has found her passion writing in the romance genre. Creating heartfelt love stories has become key in giving her inner spirit the creative outlet it desires. She is a hopeless romantic, with a little spice, who truly believes in the “Once Upon a Time” and “Happily Ever After” ending.





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