Tell Me a Story Synopsis:Emma, a free-spirited bookstore owner in Orlando, keeps her business afloat with innovative ideas. Her most popular evening event is Story Brothel, where customers can pay writers to read aloud to them in a story-time for two, complete with cocktails. Despite the name, the event is usually tame.
But things take a steamy turn when a handsome, urbane businessman hires Emma for a session in a private cabana. Daringly, she shares with him a reading of her erotica. Soon both of them are feeling the effects … and Emma’s wondering what kind of lover is underneath his expensive suit.
Caleb may be a billionaire real estate mogul, but he’s never been captivated by a woman as he is by the lovely, quirky Emma. Her rockabilly vintage dresses make him long to strip them off and do very wicked things to her. And her refusal to share her personal life only makes him more curious.
Soon the couple are spending every available moment together. But Emma’s building is in danger of being razed out from under her bookstore … and worse, Caleb may be behind her problems. Can she trust him with her life as she does with her body? Or will the prickly walls built during her harsh past keep them apart?
**This is a stand-alone novella. But Caleb and Emma's journey will continue in the summer of 2016...**
A Review By Wendy
3.5 Manipulating the Sexiest OrganDid my title catch your eye... think I was about to talk about some huge member and how it was so friggin' hot...Well, you would be wrong this time... because we readers all know the largest, sexist organ is our brain...and we exercise it every time we allow ourselves to be part of a story...thinking of all the delicious things that are happening to those characters on the page or screen...
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In Tell Me a Story (The Story Series: Episode One) by Tamara Lush we have a bit of a modern day Scheherazade bookstore owner. She is talented in writing and doing an event where she and others read to patrons privately to raise money for charity. It is a way to bring the community together and highlight her bookstore along with all the other businesses in their shared building.
Emma is captivating; dark haired, curvy and strong willed. She is the first in her extended family to go to college and actually own her own business. She came from poverty, dealt with the hardships, made her way and now had her place in the world. She loves her friends, bookstore and with her unique style... has made it all work. Oh, things weren't always easy...but overall she held strong.
It was at this event, a man she would usually run the other way from, intrigued her and piqued her curiosity. This man in his expensive suit and piercing eyes matched her in bantering about authors and obscure quotes...Emma was a bit intrigued and agreed to read for him one of her new pieces...an erotic one...
As Emma reads to Caleb, there is snap, crackle and pop in the air and in her mind...Saying the words she has written out loud makes them feel more intimate than she had imagined...and Caleb is wanting more from her.... more words and time...
These two embark on a journey of "Insta-Lust" to quote Emma...as it is the only way she will believe in it... it can't be real... he is not like her... this real estate developer...and yet ... he wants her and she cannot resist.
There is another part of this tale...a conflict which becomes a huge hurdle to over come for the both of them...She needs to realize her walls need to come down and asking for assistance is not a weakness.
This was a quick read... a first part. It had its moments, some unrealistic parts yet still entertaining enough to wonder what comes next. The good news is NO CLIFFY AT ALL. Should you wish to end with this entry, you will be happy. If you wish to go on... then there is more of the couple to follow.
And one can wonder, what other stories will she spin.....
A gifted copy was provided by author/publisher for an honest review.
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Tamara Lush Bio:During the day, Tamara Lush writes news as a journalist with The Associated Press. At night, she writes fictional romance tales about complicated, sexy men and the women who love them.
Her first full-length novel, HOT SHADE, was published in September 2015 with Boroughs Publishing Group. INTO THE HEAT is her second full-length novel and it’s also with Boroughs.
TELL ME A STORY is Tamara’s first novella. It’s the first episode of The Story Series, a five-novella serial about a bookstore owner who reads erotica to a billionaire during a literary event in Florida.
When Tamara isn’t reporting, writing or reading, she’s doing yoga, cooking for her Italian husband or chasing her dogs on a beach on Florida's Gulf Coast. She loves connecting with people on social media.
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