Monday, January 19, 2015

Jenn's Review ~ A Shot Of Sin (Vault Of Sin #1) by Eden Summers

A Shot Of Sin
Vault Of Sin #1
by Eden Summers


Leo Petrova is between a rock and the hard place in his pants. Shot of Sin, the night club he owns with his two best friends, is short one bartender downstairs. The only available replacement is the upstairs bar manager—the one woman Leo knows he can’t take downstairs, can’t have, can’t touch. The one time he gave in to temptation convinced Leo that Shay’s no match for his sexual demands.

Only a select few know Shot of Sin’s guilty secret, that beneath the packed dance floor lies a very private sex club—the Vault. The place Leo can let his sexual proclivities run wild.

Shay Porter is curious as to why her boss, the king of mixed messages, seems almost desperate to keep her from discovering what’s on the other side of the guarded door at the back of the club.
Sliding out of her comfort zone and into Leo’s arms risks everything. Their friendship, the Vault, and most of all, their hearts.

Warning: This sex club does not carry the government’s stamp of approval. Contains devilish debauchery, delightful deviance, and dancing on the edge of the darkest of sexual desires.

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5- Sexy, Frustrating & Intense -Stars
~this review may contain minor spoilers~

Unbeknown to Shay, she'd proven she wasn't what he needed, no matter how much she thought she was. His sexual appetite was raw, demanding, and not suitable for someone with a narrow scope on pleasure.
In the few moments they'd shared, he'd seen her innocence. She wasn't a virgin by any means, but neither was she a female equipped to handle his desires.

Leo Petrova is in a bit of a spot when he finds himself short one bartender in his underground sex club. His two best friends, and co-owners, Brute and TJ don't see what the problem is when they have a more than capable Bar manager in their upstairs bar that can work it. The trouble is, she has no idea about the club that runs underneath her feet. It doesn't help matters that Leo has wanted her since he hired her, but can't have her. It became clear very early on that she wouldn't be able to handle his sexual cravings and the last thing he wants is for her to discover exactly how deviant he can be – having her work downstairs in The Vault will do exactly that. But he is left with very few options and a pissed off woman who simply thinks he doesn't believe she can handle the new responsibilities.

He used to be playful and flirty and charming...until the night he slid his hand into her pants and then backed away like he'd armed a bomb.
Now I'm just another easy bar wench.”
“Excuse me?”
“I said, go fuck yourself.”

Shay Porter is sick of the games between her and Boss-man Leo. She wants him, has made no secret of it and she knows he wants her too-but for reasons unknown to her -he won't go there. When the opportunity arises to work in the top secret bar very few people seem to know about, Shay is all over it and doesn't understand why Leo is so against it... til she crosses the threshold. Now she has a decision to make, one that could change it all and risks everything. Does she have what it takes to make Leo happy? Does she take the chance and put her heart on the line?

Why was this woman able to gain his attention when Shay had only been able to keep it for mere moments? Maybe her breasts weren't big enough. Maybe she was too short or had made herself appear too eager. Damn him. Whatever it was, she had to get over herself. No man had the right to make her feel worthless.
Fuck that.

If there is one word that would encompass the journey that was this book, it would be intense. INTENSELY sexual, INTENSELY frustrating, INTENSELY emotional, INTENSELY heartfelt, just INTENSE. Right from the start it grabs your attention and refuses to let go, and I admit, I was a mixed up hott-mess of emotions. I was all over the place. Turned on, pissed off, heartbroken, frustrated and a tad disappointed at times. It took some time for me to warm up to Leo mainly because he came across as a bit of a hypocrite at times. He hates it when people judge him because of his sexual preferences, which I get, but he judges Shay and put her on the 'can't handle it' shelf after ONE brief encounter. He just wrote her off without giving her a chance. Now I get he has been burned in the past and that would make anyone a little cautious, but he was a little unfair in his quick judgment. My heart bled for Shay. It was about more than sex for her and the way he handled things really did a number on her confidence. It killed me to see her constantly think she wasn't enough for him and he did little to alleviate those fears as they tore her apart. That killed me. But I will give it to her-when she wants something bad enough nothing will stand in her way. We also get the added bonus of some pretty fantastic secondary characters, even if I wanted to choke one of them a few times. TJ stole my heart with his struggles and Brute was... well he was a cold-hearted hard-ass. We eventually get to see past his hard shell enough to understand the man, but that doesn't mean that he didn't piss me off a few times. It really says something about the writing that I was pulled in so many extreme different directions and I connected with these people on a level that made them seem so freakin real to me. It was an insane journey that left me salivating for more at the end. It wasn't exactly a cliffhanger, but there was no mistaking there was more to come. I am very much looking forward to reading more about TJ & Brute, and I'm also hoping for more from Leo & Shay cause frankly, their story doesn't feel quite complete yet. I am sad to say that this is the first book I have read form Eden Summers but it definitely will not be the last. She has slammed her way onto my One-Click-Addiction List one blush, scream and tear at a time and I cannot wait to see what she brings us next.

Enjoying sex doesn't make you a whore. Watching others play doesn't make you dirty. I promise you, Shay, you'll never be left wanting if you're with me.”

 All About Eden

~per her Goodreads Author Page~

Eden Summers is a true blue Aussie, living in regional New South Wales with her two energetic young boys and a quick witted husband.
In late 2010, Eden’s romance obsession could no longer be sated by reading alone, so she decided to give voice to the sexy men and sassy women in her mind.
Eden can’t resist alpha dominance, dark features and sarcasm in her fictional heroes and loves a strong heroine who knows when to bite her tongue but also serves retribution with a feminine smile on her face.

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