Skin (Paris Secrets #3) by Michele Renae
Released: August 12, 2014
Genre: Erotic romance
Reviewed by Sarah
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Are you ready for two bodies to collide in an irresistible crush of desire? They’ve experimented with sight, voice, and trust in their inventive sexual romps that began as a flirtatious affair before a window and advanced to provocative cyber sex. He fell in love with her. She is still waiting for his touch.
Exquisite. Bold. Gorgeous. Those are the words that lured her into the Frenchman's heart. She is the American woman who has learned to set her inner vixen free, and he is the handsome and light-hearted Monsieur Sexy.
Finally the lovers abandon their apprehensions and come together. All senses are engaged, including the delicious glide of his masterful hands over her skin. A dashing musketeer, black velvet Louboutins, and Da Vinci's mysterious Mona Lisa all become a part of their liaisons. It is easy to fall into a trusting relationship that feels as if it were meant to be.
But there are yet challenges that will try their connection and which will force them to decide, once and for all, if they were meant for one another...
...or if secrets will break them apart.
SKIN is the final story in the Paris Secrets trilogy. Do you dare?
This is the third book in a trilogy and you will need to read the previous novellas to fully understand all of the nuances. See Review: Window by Michele Renae and Review: Screen by Michele Renae.
I have been completely wrapped up in this trilogy since last fall. Each installment has shown the progression in their unconventional relationship. This has been one of the most creative and visionary erotic romances I’ve read. It started with no verbal communication or touch and is one of the most sensual beginnings. In the second we add the voices, cybersex, and a building of their history along with their hopes.
Skin picks up where Hollie has taken a chance and invited Jean-Louis to a party so they can finally meet physically. This first face to face doesn’t disappoint. When the musketeer encounters his mon abeille, it’s like everything the last lock is undone. In fact, we don’t have to wait long until the skin is revealed.
The overall feel of this last story is a nice blend between a trip down memory lane and the growth into their carnal connection. It’s nice to see where they’ve come from and where they’re headed. Hollie overall seems more secure with herself throughout the duration while surprisingly it’s Jean-Louis who has some reservations. Fortunately they both share the similar trait of thinking too much and we are rewarded with those thoughts. It’s another way of being an insider to their liaison. Throughout much of this installment, the bond intensifies greatly. Eventually though, Hollie has a bit of a meltdown with her own insecurities and not without reason. In an almost surprising move, we see Jean-Louie as the one who holds back. With an unexpected visitor, the rug is pulled out from under them. Is it too much to overcome?
I am so sad to see this trilogy conclude. It has been moving to read the ingenuity of a series which indulges in the simplicity of the senses but understands they are the key to a sensual and sexy relationship. Our consolation prize is we get to see what happens to Monsieur Sexy and his bee as they solidify their bond and a future. I look forward to many more books by this author as she has already made me fall in love again with the City of Light and a sweet and complicated couple.
Rating: 5 Stars
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The entire Paris Secrets trilogy is available in a single paperback format from Amazon.
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.