This is a new release from Evolved Publishing a decidedly 18+ read in one of the more uniquely developed erotic story lines that I have ever read.
I thought I knew what I was getting in the latest release from Pavarti K. Tyler, I love her writing and approach to a story with her characters, so I knew it would be a good read, What I did not expect was to be blown away by the characters, to find a sense of nobility and purpose in their decisions or to find the erotic components to be squirm in your seat hot. How can you not love a story when you read “her restraint pulls taut and breaks – the rope of her submission weak against the strength of her desire.”
Janice Cane is the proprietress of the Sugar House, a bordello where the clients are rich, protected and background checked. Catering to men and women, her “brood” is loyal and well-cared for: from medical to security needs. Completely and unapologetically in control, her one lapse is the addiction she has to speed dating.
I didn’t think that I could like Janice as much as I did: in fact I rather loved her. Her comfort with her business and her moments of self-doubt in her thoughts about Salt after meeting him gave her a sense of optimism and hope, even as she shot the ideas down with more pragmatic concerns regarding her past history and current means of support.
Devon Salzmann was intriguing: worldly yet naïve, determined to make an impression but ultimately at that point where sex comes too easily and boredom is omnipresent. Used to getting what he wants, and not finding much intrigue in the easy, he starts a campaign of teasing Janice to achieve another conquest, hardly expecting that he would be on the losing end of their verbal jousts.
Mixing in some incredibly steamy sex scenes that are enhanced by the perspectives given by the points of view from these two experienced and faded characters, the scenes are fantasy inducing moments of spice that are graphic but so utterly in the moment that you hardly notice until you are wiping your brow.
More secondary characters fill out this slice of life story, bringing with them their own histories, scars and depth of loyalty to Janice and her business. Conversations are as if overheard, loyalties and attachments are clearly displayed, and the characters are all people that you want to know more about, and hope for their safety, and cheer on their decisions when they eliminate a particularly nasty client. The mix is gorgeous and unique, with a perspective enhanced by truly evocative writing that makes this a must read for fans of erotica that want something more.
I purchased an eBook copy of the title for my own library. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Title: Sugar & Salt
Author: Pavarti K. Tyler
Published by: Evolved Publishing
Get Your Copy: Amazon ♦ iTunes ♦ Google ♦Audible
After over a decade working in the sex industry, Janice Cane retains no illusions about the nature of relationships. Everyone lies and everyone wants something. Still, a part of her longs for a connection.
Speed dating becomes her addiction, a place to find a man for the night when she needs a quick fix, and her last hope that true love may still be waiting around the next corner. When a mysterious man entices both her intellect and her lust, she becomes entangled in an affair more complicated than she’d expected.
Enter the world of the Sugar House. Here you’ll meet the illustrious Madam Janice Cane and her brood of men and women who will fulfill your every fantasy. But can they find a way to fulfill their own?
Now – you can also enter the massive giveaway happening HERE
there are signed paperbacks, gift cards and all sorts of sexy goodies…