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- Print Length: 248 pages
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- Publisher: LD Publishing LLC (4 Jan. 2016)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01992Z2O8
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- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #345,409 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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After reading the blurb I just knew I would love this book!
It's the story of Lottie and Seth but it's not your typical love story.
Seth is hired by Lotties besty Chloe to give Lottie 21 orgasms for her 21st birthday. Though Chloe doesn't realise how truly naive Lottie secretly is so plans do not go according to the plan.
For both Seth and Lottie there's an instant connection. The chemistry between them is undeniable but there is major obstacles in their way, especially given Lottie has no clue of Seths true profession. Although he knows he will have to eventually tell her the truth, Seth doesn't want to rock the boat or hurt Lottie after he decides it's definitely worth fighting to stay with her.
A trip to meet Lotties family brings up some major secrets Seth has been hiding from for over a decade and everything begins to unravel for the pair. The question is, will he be able to convince Lottie he's worth fighting for and make her realise he was only keeping her in the dark from fear.
This is a brilliant book.
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It's the first day of 2016 and A Taste of Utopia is the first book to ring in the New Year!!!!! And let me just say that I am absolutely smitten with this book and found myself a new author to stalk. L. Duarte, you have my complete and undivided attention now. As a hopeless romantic at heart, Ms. Duarte has managed to set my heart racing with A Taste of Utopia.
So when I first read the blurb, a male escort and a self-professed innocent geek, who happens to be a virgin fall in LOVE, I was immediately sold. And from the first page of the prologue to the very last page, Ms. Duarte had me devouring this book in one sitting. L.Duarte will be capturing the hearts of any romance aficionados as she showcases a couple who were meant to meet, fall in love and have their lives intertwined.
"SEX IS MY domain. I play a woman’s body like a neurosurgeon works a scalpel, calm and deliberate. However, there’s an urgency to the way I desire Lottie. A desperation. I want to f#*% her with the same eagerness a martyr is ready to die for his cause. This raw attraction hums through my body with full-blown intensity. It’s overpowering.”
Do you believe in fate? Do you believe you can fall in love with a person and know within just one kiss that this person is "the one"? The one person who will set your racing. The one who without a doubt will change your life. The game changer. Well in the case for Seth Phoenix, he knew from the moment that he laid his eyes on on Charlotte “Lottie” Cahan, that she was the one.
Charlotte is in Vegas to celebrate her 21st birthday. A recent graduate from the prestigious YALE University, Charlotte considers herself a geek and innocent. So while in Vegas with her best friend, Chloe she decides to finally let loose and maybe cash in some orgasms...well to be more exact lose her virginity. But what Charlotte isn't aware of is that Chloe had hired a male escort to give her endlesss amount of orgasms. And as it turns out, Seth was the male escort to grant and fulfill Lotte's birthday wishes. But what happens when, Seth doesn't want to be just a male escort and wants to be the guy for Lotte. And what happens when Seth and Lotte decides to get married in Vegas, will he be able to tell Lotte that he is a male escort? How will Lotte's parents react to this spur of the moment marriage? Can a male escort and a virgin fall in love with each other less than a week? How can something so wrong feel so right?
"And I fall. And he catches me. And he falls. And I catch him. And we spiral downward in a kaleidoscope of tangled bodies, intertwined souls, screams of release and the rapture of pleasure.”
A Taste of Utopia by L. Duarte was the perfect book to kick off my 2016 book calendar. It had everything I was looking for in a sweet romance. The hero, Seth was an absolute gem. He didn't have an ego that I would normally expect to find in a male escort but was truly a genuine soul. He was kind, understanding, and had such a big heart. Usually, I am apprehensive on the insta-lust/love romance but Ms. Duarte wrote A Taste of Utopia perfectly. She was able to incorporate an emotional journey and personal growth for both Seth and Lotte, that you could understood why they fell in love with each other so fast. They had the kind of love that knocks them off their feet. It is the kind of love that reminds us all that we meet thousands of people, and then you meet the one person, and your life is changed forever. And for Seth and Lotte.. it was about taking that chance to really fall...and fall in love they did.
So if you are looking for a book that was the perfect blend of friendship, love, and sacrifices, then I highly urge you to read A Taste of Utopia. Thank you, Ms. Duarte for writing a sweet book that was brimming with so much passion and heart.
~Michelle of Four Chicks Flipping Pages
This book was freaking amazing. I got an email a few weeks ago from L. Duarte and it said when you have time.
Well I read this book in less than two hours. I was completely in grossed in this book and couldn't put it down.
Seth is a male escort who takes amazing care of his body and he knows his ways around a woman body. But there is so much more to him then we think. He made a huge sacrifice for someone he loved very much and it has haunted him for over ten years.
Charlotte is a super cute dorky young woman who has everything going for herself. Then on her 21st birthday she meets or shall I say runs into Seth and well both of their world's get turned upside down.
Now call me geeky and corny but this book is exactly what I needed to read. I was starting to doubt love and finding the one....then I laid in my bed and started to read this book.
This book is beautiful, amazing, sexy, and hot as hell, and crazy romantic. Every words in this book will have you feeling certain ways. I like to pick books apart when I read them....put myself in the characters shoes.
So with all my rambling, please go and get this book. It is amazing and I freaking loved every second of it. Just to seat back and read someone's journey of discovering love is outstanding/breathtaking. Hell as much as I love me some Seth and trust me I want to steal him from Lottie....but I couldn't do that. These two characters are prefect for each other. They both have learned so much from one another.
I do hope that one day we will get a small piece of them again....because these two characters are amazing.
L. Duarte thank you from the bottom of my heart for wanting me to read yet another one of your masterpieces. I swear it is as if you know exactly what I need to read before I even do. I truly needed this book in my life at this very moment. So thank you! Bravo and well done.
Seth loses it all. Including himself. But buries his loneliness in his job of pleasuring women. He has no other goals, but to make money and live life. Until he sets his eyes on Charlotte (Lottie) Cahan. He’s drawn to her. So when destiny places them together at the right time, they make a huge decision that changes everything.
“In order to preserve my soul, I relinquished pieces of me.”
When Seth and Lottie embark on this journey together, they are scared, but something just feels right. They feel right. You ever feel you’re missing something in life? Your soul is bleak and dark? Their journey to love is moving, emotional, funny, beautiful. Despite how they came to be, it’s real.
“Can you feel it? Can you feel my heart beating? Because ever since I saw you under that consolation, I have felt every beat of my heart.”
Seth is a broken soul, but he finds healing in Lottie. Despite how undeserving he feels about love, he wants to hold on to it as long as he can. He loves with conviction. His heart is so big and so full. Seth loves with honesty and fearlessness. How amazing is it to be loved by someone as deeply and relentlessly as Seth loves Lottie. And Lottie? She loves Seth beyond reason. Her love is light.
“God, I’ll take whatever you feel. Even if it’s just a sparkle. I’ll flame it to life.”
A Taste Of Utopia is a compelling story about two people that never knew love could exist for them until they found each other. While the synopsis makes it seem that these two fall instantly in love. That is not the case. There is an immediate connection, but there is so much more. Their pasts have made them the people they are today. It has affected them. Molded them. Their past is what has brought them together by fate. And fate? It’s magic. And so are Lottie and Seth. You know the moment where you can’t breathe? When you’re in a room and you only see one person. That is Lottie and Seth. Completely. Two lost souls finally make their way home.
It’s like I existed all these years with the beating of my heart suspended. Then you came along and started it in motion.”
This story has a unique storyline and is much deeper than you could imagine. This story is fascinating and the author flawlessly brings her reader directly into the heart of her characters. Secrets are revealed. You understand the rash decision that Lottie and Seth make. You see that their hearts outweighed their minds. The writing is gripping and I found myself easily lost in the story. The author has a true talent in writing beautifully flawed characters that love deeply and wholeheartedly.
“Seth has just seared through my soul and rooted in the most hidden place of my heart. A secret place we reserve for the unique soul that belongs to us.”
A Taste Of Utopia attests to the fact that love knows no time. Love doesn’t care about circumstances. It just is. I suggest you make no preconceptions about this book. It is multilayered and the author is truly talented in putting her own spin on love stories that you can never find anywhere else. This was an unconventional love story. But it is theirs.
Seth Phoenix is a male escort. He leads a glamorous life jet setting all over the place on his ‘dates.’ Although he loves his job, giving pleasure to women, making them happy, this job saved his life. Ten years ago he came to Las Vegas as a minor alone and with no money. Zach who is now his best friend, took pity on him, fed him, gave him a place to stay, and introduced him to his boss at Tailored Companionship. Now Seth is the most sought after escort in the country. He and Zach have also started up a business of their own which is becoming very successful, selling men’s high end undergarments.
It is Charlotte ‘Lottie’ Cahan’s 21st birthday. Her best friend Chloe has brought her to Vegas to celebrate. Lottie is a self proclaimed nerd. She lives in her books and has just graduated from Yale and is getting ready to start law school. But on this night as part of her birthday gift, Chloe has dressed her into a skin tight red dress, painted her face so she doesn’t even recognize herself in the mirror. Little did she know that Chloe has one more gift for her.
Seth was hired by someone’s friend for her 21st birthday. He is to meet them at a posh club. But when he enters the lobby of the hotel before he even goes into the club he sees her, the most beautiful woman he has ever seen with beautiful cherry lips. He feels a strange pull towards her. He’s never experienced anything like this before.
“She stands as if she’s the very star I’d been waiting all my life to emerge in the sky.”
Once in the club Seth is shocked to realize that the woman with the cherry lips from the lobby is in fact his ‘date’ for the evening. After a night of drinking, dancing and intense chemistry Lottie and Seth do something neither of them can explain, something beyond crazy, they get married!
Lottie knows nothing about Seth being a gift from Chloe. All she knows is that she has never experienced anything like this before. She vows to live in the moment and see what happens.
Seth can’t believe he is married! But Lottie has an effect on him he can’t understand. He can’t get enough of her. He feels like a teenager. So he’s not ready to let her go. He wants to see where this goes. Try to understand this connection he feels with her.
“It’s as if I dreamt of you my entire life. And now I get to touch that dream.”
It’s like I existed all these years with the beating of my heart suspended. Then you came along and startled it into motion.”
These two together burn up the pages. There relationship is crazy hot. But it’s more than that. They awaken something in each other long dormant. Seth thinks his past before he came to Vegas is long gone but there is a shocking connection that will bring back everything Seth worked so hard to hide. Will this be the thread that finally breaks them apart?
“In the few days we’ve been together, Seth has made me look at myself through his eyes. And I swear I like what I see. It’s wanton, sultry, alluring.”
This book was amazing. I could not stop reading. Although it can be read as a stand alone, the impact would be much greater if you read Fall Out Girl first. Then you will meet Seth before he comes to Vegas and you will love him even more. But, even without reading Fall Out Girl first, this book is still just fantastic. I loved it. I loved these two together. And I absolutely adored the epilogue. It’s just what I needed for perfect closure. I’m so glad I read this book and hope you’ll give it a chance as well.
When I was approached to read this book I jumped on it because that synopsis just called out to me. It's one of those stories where I feel like the synopsis does a great job of telling you what you need to know about the premise of the plot before you really get started so I won't talk too much about that.
What I will do is talk to you about the more that this one gave me. I completely devoured this one in a one sitting read.
The main part of the story opens in Vegas on Charlotte's 21st birthday...
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas right?
What is supposed to be a carefree night transforms into something of the pages of the romance books Charlotte is a big fan of.
Full of the sexy, A Taste Of Utopia also brings a stark contrast in the form of the past that Seth has buried away. When he lays eyes on Lottie, everything begins to change and the past that he has left behind somehow seems to catch up with him. It's these glimpses of the vulnerable Seth that I adored most throughout the story.
I was able to just fully enjoy myself with this story, so much so that I was pleasantly surprised by some of the twists that came my way. I can say without a doubt that I found this to be fun and enjoyable. It was a love story with all the fun of Vegas backdrop with the foundation of imperfect realism.
I am giving A TASTE OF UTOPIA 4 Cherry Flavored Stars