Aphrodisia specialise in erotica so if you're not looking for hot sex with your romance then look elsewhere.
Having said that, The Sex Lounge is not one of their steamier publications. The sex is there it just doesn't take the spotlight. Not that that is anything to complain about. Certainly here it's appreciated as the main characters are so likeable.
Nichole is a secretary for a PR company, Derek a furniture designer who elists their services. She writes her sexual fantasies in a notebook, though never acts on them. The notebook falls into the hands of the man who stars in the majority of her writings. As a consummate scoundrel he refuses to give her the book back until they put her words into action. Nichole doesn't so much as pretend to protest. They begin an affair, there are a few obstacles thrown in by supplementary characters and Derek's fear of commitment. Nichole has her work cut out for her and puts in a valiant effort in the hopes of changing her born-to-be-free hero.
A thoroughly enjoyable read from Rachelle Chase, I look forward to her next offering.