Monday, February 11, 2013

Review: Vanilla on Top by C.J. Ellisson

Vanilla on Top 
by C.J. Ellisson 

Discover your inner bad girl, and set her free…

Heather Pierce is done being a wallflower, both personally and professionally. Desperate to live a different life for one night, she attends a speed dating event. Maybe here, anonymous unless she chooses otherwise, she can become someone new. When a man way out of her league sits across from her, Heather gathers her courage and takes charge of what she wants, secretly fearing he won’t desire the real person she’s desperate to hide.

Top acquisitions officer and international playboy Tony Carmine is about to close the biggest deal of his career. But then he meets Heather at a speed dating event…and discovers losing control may be exactly what he needs. Her blossoming sensuality occupies his every thought, consuming him with the need to possess the most intriguing lover he’s ever encountered—until he walks into the boardroom and sees Heather on the other side of the negotiating table.


C.J. Ellisson never fails to bring the sexy and I like the fact that her female characters are strong, sexy and take charge of their men.

Vanilla on Top is a fast and steamy read with what I call "BDSM for beginners" elements. Don't let the BDSM scare you, the undertones are very lite. The only part of the book I would even consider to be in that world is the scene where Heather paddles Tony with a ping pong paddle.

Heather is just learning how to work her sexuality and boy does she learn fast. Heather being the wallflower gal that she is agrees to go to a speed date event with her friend. She has no hopes in finding anyone there since she is sitting next to her gorgeous, leggy blonde friend Clara. Plus there is only two or three good looking guys in attendance.

To Heather's surprise the sexiness man there sits at her table and one thing leads to another and the two share a HOT encounter on the patio of the restaurant that is holding the event. Heather takes charges and orders the guy (Tony) to get on his knees. And after that, Tony stays on his knees the whole book, not physically but emotionally.

But Heather doesn't turn into a ball buster Dom, no there are times that Tony takes charge. Through their sweet and intense journey they learn to share more than just hot sex and become to fall for each other but their lives outside of the bedroom causes issues and the two don't know if their new relationship will be able to last.

If you are looking for a sexy and sweet read Vanilla on Top is a great place to start. 


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  1. Very much looking forward to reading this. I met C.J. this weekend and she is a RIOT! Can't wait to read her stuff!

  2. Loved the depth and development of these characters. Great book by a great author! Cant wait to read more!

  3. This was a great book! I loved everything about Heather and Tony's relationship! Can't wait to see what else C.J. has in store for us.


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