Glutton for Pleasure, but Hungry for More

Tuesday, May 5


Contemporary Erotic Romance
March 2009
Samhain Publishing
ISBN: 9781605044705

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They’re craving something sweet. She likes it spicy.

Devi Malik knows how to heat things up. She does it every night as head chef in her family’s Indian restaurant. Her love life, though, is stuck in the subzero freezer. Now, with a chance to fulfill a secret fantasy with her long-time crush and his brother, it’s time to put her desire on the front two burners.

For Marcus Callahan, a love-’em-and-leave-’em attitude isn’t only a necessary evil of their kink. It’s a protective device. Lately, though, his brother Jace has been making noises about craving something more.

Jace’s dissatisfaction with their lifestyle grows with every glimpse of sweet little Devi. Yet Marcus is too haunted by the pain of their shared past to give love a chance. Despite their reputation for vanishing with the dawn, they discover one night with Devi isn’t nearly enough. And Devi finds herself falling in love with two very different men. It’ll take more than explosive sex to light up the shadows surrounding the Callahan brothers’ secrets. But Devi’s never been afraid of the dark…

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Devi is a lush, curvy, ethnic, and sheltered chef who runs a family restaurant with her two sisters Leena (the tall, beautiful, responsible and overprotective sister, and Rana (the stunningly sexy “wild child” middle sister). She has a history of picking the wrong men, and lacks confidence as a woman and her sex appeal as a result of the few failed relationships and poor choices.

Jace and Marcus are gorgeous twin brothers, one a successful lawyer, the other a successful accountant, who are notorious for their propensity to share women, but they also share a secretive and life altering past. Jace longs to find the one woman who will embrace the duo & heal Marcus’s emotional wounds, and he strongly believes that woman is Devi after seeing her in her family’s restaurant.

Devi agrees to a week long affair, but no more than that in order to avoid falling in love with them, only to have her heart broken when the duo move on to their next conquest. Little does she know that Jace has no intention of giving Devi up and is playing for keeps. During the course of their short, but sexually ravenous relationship, Devi struggles with her negative body image, Jace desperately hopes to win Devi’s love for him and his brother, and Marcus battles his own demons of the past and his need to protect his heart and his secrets.

Glutton for Pleasure has a great opening line that “had me at hello”... “Thick, firm and curved just right, the shiny red skin stretched taut over hot seed and juice. Devi Malik squeezed the turgid flesh. Perfect….”.

I thought to myself, with an opening line like that, and the way she is describing Devi’s cooking, this is going to be a really gooooood story, which is why I think I was a little disappointed at the end of the book. Devi’s cooking and culture play a minuscule role in the overall plot, and her sisters, while they appear to be important to Devi’s development as a character, play an equally small part in the overall story as well. I realize that this is an erotic romance, and that the main part of the story does, and should revolve around the hero(es) and heroine, but a really great story has supporting characters that enhance and grow the character’s development and romance story as a whole.

Alisha Rai does an excellent job of getting the reader to feel the instant attraction between Devi, Jace and Marcus, and how they overcome their personal setbacks, but fell short on telling the reader how the week long affair transforms from lust to love. Don’t get me wrong, the love scenes are steamy and passionate, and definitely embody one of the seven deadly sins J, but I just didn’t fully comprehend what made them fall in love.

There are many things that I liked about Glutton for Pleasure. I loved the characters, both the main and the secondary with all of their flaws. I just wish all of these relationships would have been more developed. I love that Devi was from an ethnic culture, but I wish this would have played a larger role in the story, especially since Ms. Rai gives the impression that it is important to Devi in a few instances. I wish that Devi’s cooking as an erotic element had played a larger role, along with her relationships with her family and her culture, as well as Jace and Marcus’s relationship with Miss Kitty.

Overall I enjoyed Glutton for Pleasure very much, despite its missed opportunities, and was engrossed throughout the entire story. All the right ingredients were present to make this “good” story, into a “great” story, but felt that it did not live up to its promising potential. I found myself hungry for more of all of these deprived elements…I guess I’m guilty of Gluttony too, and hope that Malik family will become a series.

Romance: 2.5
Passion: 4.0
Kleenex: 1.0
Overall: 3.5

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