April 28, 2007


The Shareem. Males created to be tall, muscled, sexy, and…enhanced. They come in one of three levels—pure sensual pleasure, games and wicked fun, or the ultimate barbarian complete with whip. They know how to bring a woman to ecstasy and exactly how to keep her there.
When Lady Talan d'Urvey reads the diary of a woman who spent one wicked week with a Shareem, she longs to experience the same carnality in one last fling before she takes her vow of celibacy. She goes in search of a Shareem and finds Rees, tall and blond, with Shareem-blue eyes. Just looking into those eyes makes Talan wild with need.
But Rees is a Shareem experiment that never should have been made. Rees is all the Shareem levels rolled into one, and then some. Rees is uncontrollable, Rees is unpredictable. Even Rees's creators could never, ever be sure exactly what he would do…



Well, what can I say about this book.
Not the first erotica on my bookshelves but it is the first one I’ve read, the others still lie there unread...but maybe not for long.

It was easy to read, of course there were quite some erotic scenes but it wasn’t all about the bed scenes. There was also the story between a man created to please women and a woman wanting to discover how it’s like to be pleased by a man. And along the way they discover that there’s more between them than just wanting to teach and learn about sex.

I can’t quite put my finger on it but something was missing or off and I can’t describe what it was exactly. Maybe it was a lack of intensity, maybe it was a lack of emotions, maybe it was a lack of witty humor, maybe it was a combination of all of the above.
I only got pulled into the story at the very end when Rees lost it and was afraid of hurting Talan and Rio was called in.
That was when I thought: “Yes! This is what I want to read."

But still I can’t say I didn’t like the book. I was intrigued by these Shareem and their levels, I was intrigued by the friendship between Rees and Rio, so there is certainly more to be explored here and I most definitely won’t dismiss Ms James or the erotica genre after just reading this one.
I can’t say it was a keeper for me but it surely was a nice and fun read when your in the mood for something different.



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