Released: 2014 as installments but April 29, 2014 as a single book
Genre: Erotic romance
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Reviewed by Sarah
On the flap: First published as a five-part e serial novel, Megan Hart's Every Part Of You is now available for the first time as a complete book.
Simone Kahan's been watching Elliott Anderson through her office window for months. He likes to bring women back to his office for late-night trysts, and Simone enjoys her voyeurism until one night, Elliott appears to go too far with his date. The other woman might not be into spanking, but Simone is, and when she meets Elliott in the elevator later that night, she makes sure he’s intrigued enough by her to ask her to go with him to the party he no longer has a date for.
Thrown together by circumstances he’d never have imagined, Elliott isn’t sure what to think about Simone. She’s nothing like the women he normally dates, but something about her draws him in until he can’t stop himself from wanting her…until their goodnight kiss becomes something harder. Harsher. Simone responds to his rough hands as no woman ever has, and Elliott’s not ready to pursue what he’s always told himself is wrong.
Simone is full of self-confidence with a side of naughty. While at work she has enjoyed her voyeuristic side watching the attractive male below bring back many woman to have his way with in his office. Having a penchant for masochism, she’s learned to ask for exactly what she wants and if the chemistry doesn’t complement to move on quickly. She continues her brazenness by virtually inviting herself to a party with the male one evening.
Elliott is a strange one. He’s a little bit OCD, a little bit germaphobe, and quite a bit neurotic. Coming from an abusive and neglected childhood, he has worked hard to overcome the obstacles placed upon him. He focuses on taking care of Molly and not becoming like his father. He has spent much of his free time with a parade of model type blondes but no one that he ever wants to be around more than a couple of dates.
This wasn’t my favorite series. It felt like there was more angst with a trivial amount of satisfaction. I didn’t get find much enjoyment in the flat characters or the dysfunctional connection they share. Elliott is constantly pushing Simone away and then running back to her; talk about mixed signals. In a lot of ways, I think this was the biggest turn off. Because there was so much rebuffing, it made me wonder where the plot was going. There were moments I enjoyed the rapport between Simone and Elliott but there were even more where I was left shaking my head. After the pages has settled or more aptly the kindle recharged, I think perhaps I didn’t get what was the author was trying to convey.
Rating: 2.5 stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.