Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Review: Genie by Kitty French

25020017Rating: ★★★★ stars
Date published: February 24th, 2015
Publisher: self published
Synopsis: The queen of the sex scene is back. USA Today bestselling author Kitty French gave you Lucien Knight in the smash hit Knight Trilogy, and she returns now with a brand new, smokin' hot story. 

One complete story. No cliffhanger. Hold onto your corset strings, we're going burlesque!

Feathers. Lies. Glitter. Secrets. Lust. 

Meet Genie Divine, the wise-cracking London show-girl on a hell-bent mission to save her beloved family theatre.

Now meet Abel Kingdom, the Australian gym mogul determined to buy it out from underneath her.

On paper they have nothing in common, and when they meet, they have even less.

The only thing they DO have is chemistry.

Undeniable, rip-my-clothes-off-and-do-me-now-against-the-wall chemistry.

He wants her theatre. She wants him dead.

The stage is set for an explosive summer...

What I Thought:

My attention was first captured by the cover of this book, and then I read the blurb.  The excerpt I read only clinched my desire to read the book.  I didn't hesitate to start reading this book and soon I found it was more than the hot enemies to lovers story I was hoping for.

Genie is beautiful, both inside and out.  She may beguile viewers of her burlesque routine, but outside her performances she passes for your girl-next-door.  I loved how much she cared not only for her Uncle and friends, but also for the theatre.  It was the only home she'd known and I completely understood her need to save it.  Especially from some one like Abel who didn't see the beauty in it or what she did.  When Genie was hurt, I felt her pain.  I didn't like how often that was, but she never gave up, which is very admirable.

Abel was a conundrum.  Yes he was hot, and if he was real I'd probably want to jump his bones.  I understood his hangups, but I couldn't understand how he willfully hurt Genie every time they got close.  It wasn't once, or even twice, it was almost every single time.  Let me also say he regretted it, but since he didn't deal with the root cause his behavior didn't change. His mother was one nasty person.  I did not like her at all.  In fact, I wish Abel had been able to find the closure he needed, but that woman was toxic.

The chemistry the two of them had was so hot it obliterated everything else.  I thought I saw steam coming off my kindle it was that hot.  This is my first book by Kitty French and it had me hooked. I loved how the book was set in the world of burlesque, an art form that I haven't seen in many books. I'm looking forward to reading whatever Kitty writes next.


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About the Author
USA Today Bestselling author Kitty French is a total romance
junkie; she loves to read it, watch it, and most of all to write it.
Her sizzling Lucien Knight trilogy topped the amazon erotic charts
on both sides of the Atlantic ~ everyone went crazy for Lucien
Knight, the wise cracking Viking sex god who can melt underwear from ten paces away.

Kitty lives in England with her husband and two young sons, and
she is mildly addicted to fairy lights, wine and stationery.
She also writes romantic comedy for HarperCollins under the
pseudonym Kat French.


*Thank you to the publicist for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*

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