Monday, July 3, 2017

Martini Sunday by Fifi Flowers

Title: Martini Sunday
Author: Fifi Flowers
Genre: Steamy Romance
Release Date: July 2, 2017


Vixen Dupree, owner of a funky martini bar in Palm Springs, had struck out twice in the romance field, she wasn't looking for anything more than a safe and friendly environment to start a new life with her young son.

Sutton Beauclaire, musclebound hunk and entrepreneur, signed up to protect a child, he didn't expect to find himself so wrapped up in his daily life and wanting to wrap his arms around the beautiful mother.

Sometimes you have to make decisions, sacrifices, and leave your old life and friends behind, but if everything turns out alright, someone special comes along and your old friends join you to celebrate on Martini Sunday.

I know I'm in the minority here. 
I really fought really hard to love 
this story, but I had a hard time connecting with the characters.
It was about 50% before it really started to pick up. 
It felt like the characters were trying to hard. What I mean by that is instead of being able to feel their pain, love, or angst, it was explained or described.
Their bedroom scenes lacked umph and sex appeal, there was just  not enough description in this area. 
The back story was interesting and the suspense was very entertaining.
This was my first read by Fifi Flowers and th blurb had me feeling like I just had to read it so I took a chance. 
Veronica (Vixen) was starting over in a new place with her son and restaurant/bar which ironically very popular in town.  
She was on the run from 
her crazy ex-husband. 
She hired a bodyguard enter Sutton who was totally sexy.  
Who I might add had fallen in love with her no mystery there. 
He wanted to become a permanent fixture in her life and predictably he did. The bond that Sutton had with Vixen's son Dawson was great. 
The other characters play an integral part in the drama and suspense 
piece of a story.  
I found that to be the most memorable section. I really struggled with this book and I wanted to like it, but it just didn't hold my attention. 
It may have been a different outcome had I read the entire series, but I thought it could be read as a stand-alone.  Unfortunately this wasn't the story for me, but you may love it.


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Fifi Flowers, an internationally known artist turn author from the Los Angeles area of California, writes romance novels and paints fantasies with a Parisian flair while daydreaming of her time spent sipping cafe crème in the cafes of Paris.

She penned her love of Paris and romance to the pages of her first novel, A Window To Love, published in 2013, when she sat down, and instead of putting paint to paper, put her pen to paper and began her first novel. Since that first novel, Fifi has self-published several steamy contemporary romances and has many more in the works.

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