Monday, July 8, 2013

Review: Vanilla on Top by C. J. Ellison

Author: C. J. Ellison
Publisher: Entangled 
Date of publication: January 2013

Heather Pierce is done being a wallflower, both personally and professionally. Desperate to live a different life for one night, she attends a speed dating event. Maybe here, anonymous unless she chooses otherwise, she can become someone new. When a man way out of her league sits across from her, Heather gathers her courage and takes charge of what she wants, secretly fearing he won’t desire the real person she’s desperate to hide.

Vanilla on Top was a quick and fun read.  Despite the what the title may imply  this was a pretty mild in the erotica department.  Heather is a quiet and pretty dull person or at least she thinks she is.  When she meets Tony at a speed dating event, she decides to see if her inner vixen is ready to come out to play.  Through Tony, she is able to explore a whole other side of herself and the confident woman inside is able to emerge.

This was a quite refreshing story. For a change, the woman takes control of the situation and the man is all too willing to let her.  Tony in charge and control in most aspects of his life.  being with Heather allows him to let go and enjoy life for a change.  I loved these two together. I was really rooting for their HEA.  Heather's friend Carla is in the next book, Avoiding Mr. Right.  I look forward to reading it! 


Marce said...

hmmm, is this a topping from the bottom situation?

Does he tell her what to do but from a sub place?

I may be interested, you have intrigued me.

Kari Boardman said...

Actually she is in charge for the most part. He is in the sub position. Give it a shot.