Author: Jeffe Kennedy
Publication Date: May 13, 2013
Publisher: Carina Press
Book three of Facets of Passion
Danielle Sosna has no problem denying herself in order to achieve her goals—after all, that attitude landed her a dream job at Vogue Paris. But in New Orleans for one last assignment before heading overseas, she’s faced with the most decadent of temptations. Seductive Cajun chef Bobby Prejean takes Dani’s strength of will as a challenge, and offers her a night of wild indulgence—if she will agree to obey his every command…
Dani can’t resist Prejean’s invitation to join him in a world of carnal desire, complete with fetish costumes and masks. Determined to keep her emotional distance, she gives Prejean everything but her name. A night becomes a week, as she spends Mardi Gras suspended…in the delicious space where pleasure meets pain.
Too late, she realizes the cloak of anonymity has not protected her—and that chasing her dream might come at the expense of her heart.
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I have been a big fan of Ms. Kennedy (at least these Facets of Passion books) since I happened to be lucky enough to win a copy of Sapphire, the first book in the series (which I may have mentioned when I reviewed Platinum, found HERE), Tragically, I lost Sapphire and would love to read it again because it was a great book.
Ruby was no less a great book than Sapphire and Platinum were, though I think if I had to rate the three books in order of preference, it would be Ruby, Sapphire and then Platinum.
Dani is a successful woman, about to go off to Paris for a job she’s been dreaming of her entire life. Prejean is a very successful chef in New Orleans, where Dani is having her final shoot before going off to her Paris job.
Prejean spends a lot of time working with Dani and her food issues (because she works in the fashion magazine industry, she believes she needs to be stick thin like the models she works with), and introducing her to some sinfully yummy food (I got hungry multiple times while reading this book – well, hungry AND horny. Yes, I’ll be honest about that part). The BDSM was done very well (IMO), with newbie Dani getting worked into it by very experienced Prejean.
In the end, we got to see Dani become far more comfortable with who she is and while I didn’t (and continue to not) like the particular choice she makes (it’s a personal preference of mine regarding heroines), I can respect that she fell in love with Prejean and he her.
The only truly downer point was the spectacular tantrums both of them have toward the end. I really didn’t care for his assumptions regarding what she’d do regarding her life.
The secondary plot with her truly evil editor (the one she’s leaving for the job in Paris) and the editor’s reaction to Dani’s lovely magazine shoot idea. I think it would have made a great cover and not obscene (obviously the Paris editor thought so even if bad things happened because of the layout).
So – great book, hot sex and delicious food. Another spectacular book from Ms. Kennedy. Can’t wait for another one in the Facets series.
Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.