- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 259 KB
- Print Length: 73 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Coral F. Black Books (9 Nov. 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B017SAGOA4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #318,426 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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You can completely understand why the sweet and innocent Twyla is captivated by him. I kept hearing “Come into my web said the spider to the fly” in my head. He has her completely ensnared, but at the same time sending out of the mother of all mixed signals.
The smexy scenes are H.A.W.T. and I would advise reader discretion, as in don’t read in a public place. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! There is this one scene in Daniel’s library…..trust me you need to read it #enoughsaid
Twyla experiences more than just a sexual awakening at the hands of Daniel. As his muse, she gains invaluable experience as his model which may give her the confidence to embark on the career she truly desires.
As you can imagine I was left with more questions than answers at the end due to the cliff-hanger ending: What’s the story with Elena? What secret is Daniel hiding? Why is he so emotionally removed at times?
I’m hoping these answers and more will be revealed over the next two instalments. I can’t wait to read more! What a great debut and an author to keep an eye out for in the future.
Note: Copy kindly received from author in exchange for an honest review.
The story starts off with Twyla doing a modeling job, Daniel Baldessari is the photographer. From the minute she sees him she wants him but what would a man who looks as delectable as him see in her?....
No-one has looked at her the way he looks at her, though he called her 'undateable' it was in order to get a reaction from her for the shoot.
After that first shoot, the 'mystery' client who supposedly booked her and wants her to sign 'an exclusive contract' starts sending her gifts things get a little strange.
She spends some time with Daniel but his beautiful cousin keeps turning up at his house. There seems to be dark secrets.....will they tear them apart before she even knows if he wants her?
This was a good start to the trilogy, for a debut novella I enjoyed it. Yes there were parts that I thought needed a bit more padding out, yes there were a few (though not many) errors but in all it was a good solid book #1 and even without having been given the other books, I would have gone and bought them 'cause I needed to know the rest of their story!
Twyla is trying to make it as a model to support her family and when she finally lands herself a job with a brilliant photographer she couldn’t be happier. The only thing is it’s for a mysterious client. When she arrives and meets the photographer, the Daniel Balderssari, she’s blown away by his good looks. But when he opens his mouth and is nothing but rude to her, her fantasy is ruined.
Running home she knows she shouldn’t think of Daniel, but she can’t forget him. And when her unknown client sends her gifts and sends Daniel after her she knows she hasn’t seen the last of him yet. But who is this mystery client, and what is Daniel really after?
A really intriguing storyline, I can’t wait to see where the story goes next!
I received a free copy for an honest review
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
No one had ever looked at me like that. Especially not the hottest man I’d ever seen. He had the tall, tanned body of a world class athlete, black curls, fierce eyes, huge hands marbled by big veins. Before he picked up his camera to shoot, he looked at me like I was the only woman in the world. I was in trouble.
But when Daniel Baldessari called me undateable in order to get a reaction for the perfect fashion shot, I knew I was really in trouble.
And then things started getting even weirder. Who was the “mystery client” that wanted to hire me for an exclusive contract and was sending me gorgeous flowers so that I’d say yes? Why did Daniel Baldessari’s beautiful cousin keep showing up at his house? And what was the dark secret from his past that threatened to tear us apart before I was even sure this maddening man and I were even together? (Amazon Blurb)
Wow. That’s probably the only way I can justly review this novel. I absolutely enjoy novels of this kind; novels where there are challenges, some mystery and lastly a triangle. Those aspects keep me interested. It’s important to understand that the His Muse series has three parts and must be read one after the other and are considered short novels, so yes, it is expected that the introduction can be fast or rushed (at least for some), but once you get used to a new author, which I believe is like trying new shoes, no two author have the same style of writing, it becomes easier to enjoy the storyline and especially the numerous dynamics between the characters. The sexual connections between the characters are hot and the mystery amps up the entertainment factor since there are more than one secret that needs to be revealed. I must specify, however, that it end with a cliffhanger, which is why it’s important to read the entire series one after the other. For a new author, at least for my library, Coral Black will be one to watch and see what she will come up with in the future.
**Received a copy in exchange for an honest review. Read and reviewed by Kathleen for Alpha Book Club**
He’s elusive and aloof and occasionally a jerkface, but I suppose he was meant to be an endearing jerkface. I’m not sure if there just wasn’t enough development for me because everything happened so fast, or if his behavior really was just so all over the board I couldn’t keep up. Yet, regardless, instalove happens.
There’s clearly something going on with Daniel because while he’s more than willing to touch Twyla, he’s not quite ready for her to touch him…until he’s practically shoved into it. I sort of had a problem with that scene too (I KNOW. I’M SORRY) as Twyla was a virgin…and yettttt, there wasn’t any mention of that while she was being taken hard and fast. How she found Daniel when she walked in on him was also a high on the insane barometer, but I’ll let that one slide, because fiction and all that.
There are plenty of secrets to be revealed and I am curious as to what happens next. With some tightening and polishing, this novella will certainly gain a few points. There’s plenty of promise here to grow and I look forward to finishing out the series to see how this all shakes out. 3 stars!
[I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review]
This is Twyla's first modeling job in LA. A mysterious client booked her based on her portfolio (which was rare). Daniel Baldessari was her photographer and boy, was Twyla nervous. She had little experience and he was very experienced (in more ways than one). She feels instant sparks and a little sweaty panty issue when she meets him. Miguel is the guy who puts her together for the shoots and tells her at her first shoot to wear thongs and no bra. YIKES!! She's so embarrassed!! And to boot, Daniel ask her is there something undateable about her? WHAT?! What a jerk...but that's what gets him the shot he wants.
Her roommate is April and of course, she wants details about Twyla's first shoot. Since Daniel is a legendary photographer. April is so good about reading Twyla and we get to see that in this book!
Daniel may be a legendary photographer BUT, he has skeleton's in his closet as most people do!! We get to see a bit of these skeleton's in book I and by the ending of this book; book II promises to be just as good!!
I loved the characters in this book! The whole story, even though short, was a jump right into the action and lets get this story rolling book!! I couldn't put it down until I was done and then jumped right into book II!
Reviewed on Behalf of Once Upon An Alpha
Twyla moved to LA to finish out her modeling carrier. She needed to support herself along with her brother back home in Ohio. She lives with her roommate who is also a model both trying to make ends meet. Twyla goes to her first job and when Daniel the photographer tells her shes undateable, that is when things start to change. Suddenly a mysteries client wants to hire her and buys her things, Twyla is determined to find out who this mystery client is.
Daniel loves doing photography and he is owner of a company. When he sees Twyla come for the job, something changes in him and he knows that the only way to get her to react is to say something that will make her uncomfortable. Now Daniel finds himself in a difficult situation and not sure what he should do.
This is just the beginning of the story for Daniel & Twyla and you'll want to keep reading to see how things go. A sexy erotic beginning with some steamy scenes.
Great job to the author. I highly recommend.
Reviewed on behalf of Once Upon An Alpha
5 Silk Dresses
This is the first book of the His Muse trilogy. Twyla is a young model who recently moved from Ohio to LA. She would like to make it in the fashion industry, but is using modeling as a means to support herself and a younger brother back in Ohio. Chosen to model for a mysterious client, she meets Daniel Baldessari. Daniel is a rude, condescending, very sexy photographer with secrets that we will find out as Twyla does.
Ms Black has an easy flow to her writing. She introduces her characters in a way that makes each one memorable. Sometimes I find that an author will touch on too many different characters at once leaving me thinking I should have taken notes in the beginning to remember who was who. This first book is an introduction to the characters and a sneak peek into the relationship between Daniel and his Muse. Something is going on, and this book leaves us wanting to find out what secrets Daniel has to make him act the way he does.
I can’t wait to find out what is in store for Twyla. Is she just a pawn in some game or is there really something happening between her and Daniel?
ARC Provided by the author through Alpha Book Club. Honest review done by Mollien, for Alpha Book Club without influence from publisher or author.