Wednesday, October 16, 2013

SUNNY: BOOK REVIEW "First Rapture" by Alexandra Ivy

SUMMARY: Madison Philips has only one reason to return to Las Vegas: Luc Angeli. The tall, dark bad boy took her virginity on her eighteenth birthday and then walked away, now she’s back, and ready for revenge. Luc Angeli spent his youth trying to earn the approval of his philandering father. Now he’s his own man, but there’s still something missing from his life. He doesn’t know what it is until he catches sight of Madison across a balcony. Suddenly he knows this woman is what he’s been searching for, and this time he’s not walking away. 

Author note: First Surrender is part of the Wicked Firsts anthology. It can be purchased as part of the multi-author box set or individually. 

First Rapture is a novella by Alexandra Ivy.   This book is like a shot of Red Bull.  It will raise your temperature, quicken your  heartbeat and give you a little jolt of romance.  This is a hot little read.  

Madison Philips is a self-made business woman.  A former model, she is building a successful modeling agency.  She seems to have it all, but she hasn't been able to establish a long term relationship with any man.  She can't seem to get over the rejection by her first lover, Luc Angeli.  Now, she is out to rectify that.  

Luc Angeli, son of a wealthy casino owner has been chasing his father's approval for most of his life, this includes trying to mirror his father's philandering ways.  But once he has shed this need for acceptance, he develops into his own man.  After many years, Luc and Madison reconnect and the sparks are still there. The question is, are they willing able to make it work? 

Once again, I find myself a little frustrated because this story is so short.  I really like these characters and wanted more development in their story - there is so much material to be flushed out with Luc and his father, his maturation, and the development of his own business.  Luc is a mystery I want to unravel.  The same applies to Madison.  I'm sure there are stories to be told moving from model to head of an agency.  My one consolation is that since I like the author's writing style, I'm sure to find great reads from her library of books. 

This is only my second story I've read from this author.  I enjoyed this quick read and look forward to indulging in another Alexandra Ivy book soon.

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