Synopsis:At thirty years old Monica is about to discover real passion for the first time in her life. A chance encounter in a Tampa bar brings Victor into her life. Sexy as hell, secretive, and incredible in bed, Monica is overwhelmed in every way by this ex-military man who introduces her to all kinds of new and exciting experiences. Monica is a school teacher who longs to experience the joy and thrill of passion. She has battled a past filled with trauma, and depression. Finally free of her fears and guilt, she begins to explore. That is when she meets Victor, a man who has his own demons to battle and secrets to keep. When he meets innocent Monica, he wants to experience all he can with her. She is innocent, yet willing; barely touched, but incredibly passionate. Victor's past has scarred him, and despite his feelings he keeps Monica at a distance. Why? Because he fears those secrets will destroy them. But, Monica and Victor are soul mates. They have the same hot passions. Will they find their happiness with each other? You must read to find that out. But, they most assuredly do find pleasure.
My Review:Fire in His Eyes by M.J. Nightingale
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Monica is a 30 year old school teacher who didn't become sexual until her late twenties due to a sexual trauma at a young age. She meets Victor at a club and they quickly find they are extremely sexually attracted to one another. Monica is okay with having a temporary sexual relationship, but the more time she spends with Victor it becomes clear to her that she would like more. Unfortunately, Victor has secrets he isn't willing to share and makes it clear that he isn't able to give her a relationship.
I'll start by saying that I did enjoy the intense sexual chemistry Monica and Victor shared. It was obvious how compatible they were and how much joy they brought to one another. That said, I found a lot of the dialogue choppy and repetitive. I understand that Victor was trying to get a point across, but I got a little tired of him reciting the same line about how Monica shouldn't fall in love with him and how he would never give her a relationship. I definitely got frustrated with both characters at times, especially Victor for having such a shitty secret, and for being so stupid about how he was handling everything. Through it all and despite my finding many of Victor's behaviors completely undesirable, I was still hoping Monica and Victor would get their acts to gather and just be together like they both deserved. I did enjoy Kat a lot, and I will be continuing on to read Ana and Teddy's story next.
*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review
About the Author
MJ Nightingale has spent over two decades teaching students how to write, and now she is doing it herself. Originally from Canada, she graduated from University with her Bachelor of Arts and then went on to get her Bachelor of Education Degree in Secondary Education.
Reading has been a part of her life since she was a child. She has been an avid lover of classical English and American literature, but romance has always held a special place in her heart. She devours historical romance novels all summer long, and any type of fiction; thrillers, crime, suspense, and drama. This is her second published book, and she has one more book, Afraid to Hope, coming out in in the summer of 2014. All three, Fire In His Eyes, Afraid to Love and Afraid to Hope, are erotic romance standalone novels and are part of her Secrets & Seduction Series.
She is also working on a new series The Bounty Hunters for 2015.
She currently lives in Florida, where she continues to teach, with her wonderful husband of nine years, and her sons. She plans on pursuing her writing career full time very soon.
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