Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Blog Tour REVIEW: Sapphire by Jeffe Kennedy

By Jeffe Kennedy
Publisher: Carina Press
Date Published: October 24, 2011
A successful executive, M. Taylor Hamilton is on track with her ten-year plan. Too bad her personal life consists of hitting the gym and grocery shopping. Enter the seductive Adam Kirliss. They may have a working relationship, but everything changes at an office party when he handcuffs her to the rail of a yacht. Taylor writes the adventure off as too much champagne, but when Adam challenges her to a date, she agrees to meet up with him. And follow his rules. They share a night of exquisite intimacy, brimming with both pain and pleasure. But afterwards, fearful of losing her heart, Taylor pulls back emotionally. Adam is determined to prove that she longs for the loss of control he can give her – and the passionate release it provides. How can he make her see that he wants her, and not just her body?


Sapphire is a BDSM themed Novella about a workaholic business woman named M. Taylor Hamilton and one of her clients, Adam Kerliss.

Adam flirted with Taylor during their business relationship but Taylor turned him down. Adam makes his play for Taylor at her boss’s party. After a kinky scene between the two on her boss’s yacht they make plans to have lunch together to talk about what kind of relationship they can have now that the business deal is over.

Taylor is very closed off to the idea of having a personal life; her work is everything to her. Adam has made it his mission to break her down and help her lose control.

Sapphire is a very hot story and liked the characters but there was a little something missing. I think I would have enjoyed it more if the story was a little longer. I would have liked to see more of the two before the party. See how they interacted during the months they worked together. I felted like I started a book on chapter 10. I think will a little more info on the characters I would have given the Novella a 4 star rating instead of 3 stars.

I enjoyed Sapphire just wished there was a little more. I recommend this Novella to anyone that likes a hot, quick read and doesn’t mind a little BDSM.

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Kirliss captured her other wrist and held them close in front of her, his warm fingers massaging her skin, while he studied her face. The boat surged over a wave, disturbing her balance. Kirliss’s unusual eyes caught the light, boring into her.
“This is silly,” she tried.
“Do you want me to make you stay?”
“What?” Taylor choked. She couldn’t let him treat her this way. “No! You’ll do no such—”
She lost her breath entirely when he pressed up against her. Thinking he was trying to embrace her, she pulled away and found herself backed against the brass railing.
By the time she gathered her flustered thoughts, her wrists were handcuffed to the rail behind her. Mortified, a bit afraid and—worse—suddenly and wildly aroused…

About the Author:

Jeffe (pronounced Jeff- ee) took the crooked road to writing, stopping off at neurobiology, religious studies and environmental consulting before her creative writing began appearing in places like Redbook, Puerto del Sol, Wyoming Wildlife, Under the Sun and Aeon. She has been a Ucross Foundation Fellow (2001), was a Wyoming Arts Council roster artist, when she lived in Wyoming, and received the state’s 2005 Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award for a woman writer of exceptional talent in any creative writing genre and the 2007 Fellowship for Poetry. Jeffe has contributed to several anthologies, Drive: Women’s True Stories of the Open Road. (2002), Hard Ground (2003), Bombshells (2007) and Going Green (2009). Her first book, Wyoming Trucks, True Love and the Weather Channel was published by University of New Mexico Press in 2004. An erotic novella, Petals and Thorns, came out under her pen name of Jennifer Paris in 2010, heralding yet another branch of her path, into erotica and romantic fantasy fiction. Jeffe lives in Santa Fe, with two Maine coon cats, a border collie, plentiful free-range lizards and frequently serves as a guinea pig for an acupuncturist-in-training.

Who Is Jennifer Paris?

I was doing the “Jeffe Kennedy writing as Jennifer Paris” thing, but Angela James, my editor at Carina, said no, no, no. Since I really don’t want to “flesh out” Jennifer Paris and tweet or blog as her (she was only a cardboard cut-out anyway), I decided to retire her. However, I have one book “Petals and Thorns” that is by Jennifer Paris.

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  1. A common complaint with novellas is that they're too darned short! I see this one's no exception. Sometimes a brief steamy diversion is exactly what the doctor ordered though! :)

  2. Thanks for the review. I have this one, too, and it sounds like s fun, quick read.


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