Review: Pulse (The Pulse Series #1) by Deborah Bladon


Title: Pulse
Author: Deborah Bladon
Publisher/Year: Deborah Bladon 5/16/14
Length: 70
Series: The Pulse Series #1


Jessica Roth dumped her boyfriend, moved to New York and wanted desperately to start her new life off with a bang – a literal mind-blowing, soul-shaking night of pure, raw, memory making sex.

She thought her one time chance encounter with attorney, Nathan Moore, in a hotel room would become a jumping point for her exciting, single and adventurous life in the city.

One night turned into two, into four, and into more – always at the same place, always at the same time – no last names, no personal details, and absolutely no complications.

What Jessica doesn’t count on is that in Nathan’s world boundaries are made to be pushed.

He wanted her in ways he promised he never would. She wanted him in ways she couldn’t admit.

When their lives ultimately collide outside the walls of the hotel room, Jessica is forced to face the truth about the only man who has ever made her pulse race and her body ache with unadulterated pleasure.

My Thoughts

I’m a sucker for good cover art, and when it’s a novella series, there’s really nothing at stake in case a series isn’t that great.  In this instance though, that’s not the case – it’s a really interesting take on NYC life of a newby and someone who’s been here and has their motives.

We meet Jessica when she’s been in NYC for about 2 weeks after breaking things off with her boyfriend and she’s decided that she’s in the mood for a one night stand to get the edge off.  It’s upon meeting ‘Fingers’ that her world turns upside down.  He’s the kind of guy that won’t give names, and won’t give any personal information aside from asking Jessica to meet him on Wednesdays at 10pm in his hotel suite just above the bar that they meet at – and she agrees.  Her innocence is so far gone that it’s not surprising.

This quick journey that we go on takes us down a road of seeing whether the mystery guy – Nathan is open to looking for more than just one night a week w/ Jessica, and understanding what his motivation there is.  They both seem to be developing some type of pull towards one another, but it’s never clear to what extent aside from the amazing sex that they have.  It’s combustive chemistry – that’s for sure – we don’t get more than a line into it when they are together without seeing them intertwined in the roughest of ways.

Of course though, the other shoe will drop – and it’s when Jess is working for her ‘boss’ as a private chef that things take a turn that to he was unexpected – but to me, well, i’m a cynic and i was expecting it.  I think that it’ll be great to see what happens now in book 2, since holes are being dug deep – and someone’s going to get burned.

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