Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 3
Sophie has never had an orgasm. Too much guilt and a horrific teenage tragedy have left her self-conscious about her body. But her two roommates and best friends, Sam and Jordan, find Sophie beyond desirable. Together, they set a steamy seduction into play that awakens Sophie’s passion…and her love for Sam.
Both men are more than willing to help satisfy her sexually. To finally free herself from the pains of the past and accept love in her life, Sophie must reveal her darkest secret to Sam. And hope he returns her love, even knowing her deepest flaws.
Publisher’s Note: This story was previously published elsewhere under the title A Subtle Seduction and has been revised for Ellora’s Cave.
Satisfying Sophie was a story of a woman’s journey towards accepting herself, flaws and all, and finding unconditional love. The entire book was from Sophie’s perspective, as was necessary, because this was her story.
You can’t help but love the heroine because she’s real, flawed and even though we see her deepest, darkest emotions during the narration, she’s not a ‘poor-me’ kind of woman. She’s learned to become strong and independent as an adult, after a nightmarish childhood that has left not only psychological scars on her mind, but physical ones on her body. Though I found the frequent mention of Sophie’s scars annoying earlier in the book, we later learn the true significance of them and how they shape this book and Sophie’s happily ever after.
Ava McKnight is a truly gifted author capable of transporting the reader directly into the scene where they can see, feel, and experience the words first hand. Though the setting and timeline only changed slightly throughout the entire book, the plot was character driven and very engaging. I read this book in only a few sittings because Ava’s writing is addictive and flows so smoothly you forget you’re reading fiction.
I loved the two roommates, Sam and Jordon. They’re gorgeous, but very realistic men, not sugar coated perfection. The complex relationship between the three characters in this book was beautiful, loving and appealing. Sophie loves both her friends, but realizes that she loves Sam beyond friendship. Will she be able to fight the demons of her past and give herself to him completely?
Satisfying Sophie was an emotion packed novella that brought sexual tension to a new level. The slow seduction that Ava McKnight created between the characters, with the generous helping of eroticism, was done to perfection. If you’re ready for a sexy, contemporary romance that will satisfy you on many levels, you must experience this book. I eagerly look forward to more books by this talented author!
5 Tea Cups and a Recommended Read!