With a strapline like this, "Chocolate, cakes and domination, what more could a girl want?" - I couldn't resist dipping into Spiced Vanilla by Victoria Blisse.
This 15.5k tale tells the story of Emma, a Rubenesque young woman who suffered a tragedy so great that she hasn't been out of her flat in six months. When she eventually does venture out, she's enticed and encouraged by the smell of a nearby patisserie. Her financial situation means she can't even afford a bog standard supermarket cake, let alone the masterpieces in Jacques window. But each and every day she stands in the window and admires the cakes and their luscious tempting scents.
One day, she bumps into the owner, Jack. He's an incredibly attractive and dominant man and he quickly appeals to Emma's deeply buried submissive side. But can she let go and admit what she really wants, and start living her life again? Or will she resist the temptation and regret it forever?
Spiced Vanilla was a delicious read, in more ways than one! It caught me unawares when I realised the back story and how it was affecting Emma in the tale, but once it got going I was hooked. Ms. Blisse lures the reader in with a unique storyline, fascinating characters and richly described scenarios which have you drooling and reacting right along with the people in them.
There's yummy food-including a particularly sexy scene with some melted chocolate-sex, spanking and romance all sprinkled throughout this sensual, erotic and highly entertaining story, and it's one I'd highly recommend. This is tale I won't be forgetting in a hurry!