Review: One Night with my Billionaire Master (City Sizzle #1) by Cynthia Sax


Title:  One Night with My Billionaire Master
Author: Cynthia Sax
Publisher/Year: Cynthia Sax 8/1/15
Length:  76 pages
Series:  City Sizzle #1


One night. No one must know.
This is the text I sent Logan Ross this morning. The billionaire financier is my father’s number one nemesis and has been pursuing me for months. He wants to own me, completely, promising exquisite pleasure balanced by equally intense pain, vowing to dominate me, to show me wicked things a virgin like myself shouldn’t be interested in.
But I am extremely interested, and I’ll risk everything—my job, my family, my future—to experience one night of total submission with this powerful Dom.
Will one night be enough for both of us?

My Thoughts

I’m a fan of Ms Sax, so i’m glad that we got another series to enjoy.  What i was surprised about though is that this first installment was a novella not a full length.  But that being said, there was a LOT packed into this intro.

We meet Ari – our leading lady when she’s hosting an event for her family’s company – per usual.  She’s seeking out Logan – an impressively successful businessman with whom she has a complicated relationship with.  See, he’s her father’s enemy, and well, it seems as though he’s quite taken by her and that means that he wants her, wants to own her and wants to protect her.  That’s really where this short story goes.

It’s on this night that they decide to cross the line of friend to lover, and of course that comes at a price.  See – Ari is the result of a bad decision that her father made.  He slept with her mother, who then got preggo and now she’s the spawn of a slut.  Her half siblings remind her of that ALL the time and well, that’s something that’s tough to live down, especially when you’re beautiful as she is of course.

What we get though is a quick glimpse into the lifestyle that Logan enjoys (BDSM) and understanding of what that means to Ari should she choose to pursue it.  (like she has a choice).  We also see the family dynamic get tossed upside down and it’ll be interesting to see how that plays out since that’s something that Arianne was fearful throughout.

All in all, a good intro, and i hope that you guys get a chance to read it.  i’m off to read book 2 now and i hope you have a nice monday!

Review: He Claims Me (The Seen Trilogy #3) by Cynthia Sax


Title: He Claims Me
Author:  Cynthia Sax
Publisher/Year:  HarperCollins 8/20/13
Length: 128 Pages
Series: The Seen Trilogy #3


A billionaire’s desires and a virgin’s wish to be claimed come together.

Two men want Anna Sampson. Gabriel Blaine is powerful, intelligent, the CEO of a successful company, and a billionaire. He’s watched her, touched her, encouraged her to become a strong, independent woman, a woman unafraid of her desires.

Now secrets from the past are exposed, threatening Anna’s freedom and safety. Will the man she loves stand by her side, or will he desert her, leaving Anna once again to face the future alone?

My Thoughts

well, it’s about time that we got some of that expected anxiety and stress int he series.  The hard thing here is that while this is a trilogy (meaning there are actually 2 books) i feel like it was a trilogy of novellas.  not a bad thing since sometimes you just want a quick read – but i think that it could almost be just 1 long story.  In any event, this final installment in the series took us where this genre is expected to go, and into such a nice place.

We are reunited with Anna and Blaine – when they haven’t taken their physical relationship quite where it needs to go yet, but they’ve solidified their emotional bond.  Anna is still working for Blaine at night while working at the charity during the day.  having a tough time not only managing to get donors (which is the only way to keep her job) but to avoid hurting Michael (her sorta boss).  He’s in love with her and she clearly doesn’t return the feelings, but it’s hard for her to let him down since she’s not a mean person.

What i really enjoy about this final book is that we get some depth.  it’s not just only about the relationship between the 2 but we get to see more into the world of Blaine Technologies in the sense that Blaine does work, and that things don’t always come easy to him.  We see Anna feel the need to stand up for him and protect him.

We also see Anna’s family history come up and bite her a bit.  She’s put into a situation where she was hoping she’d never find herself, and the question is what stigma will it put on her and what will it mean for her and Blaine.

Throughout this book though is the question of when/where will Anna lose her ‘innocence’.  right?  I mean, we know that she’s inexperienced and that Blaine is trying to be respectful and take things slow.  How long will he wait and what will it mean for Anna who’s had this control over herself for so long?

I really enjoyed where this story took us.  While none of it was unexpected, it was sweet and nicely done.  The only read downfall is something that i’ve seen in the last 2 installments.  There’s some writing nuances that i really dislike. there are words/phrases/descriptions that are really off putting. they seem very juvenile and somewhat ‘high school’ and kind of detract from the flow of the story.  It’s how Anna describes some of the things that she does with Blaine.  it makes me cringe.  At least i’m able to look past that and get on with the story since there’s a nice plot line going on.  Enjoy!

Review: He Touches Me (The Seen Trilogy #2) by Cynthia Sax


Title: He Touches Me
Author:  Cynthia Sax
Publisher/Year:  HarperCollins 8/20/13
Length: 128 Pages
Series: The Seen Trilogy #2



His touch enflames her desires.

Anna Sampson has allowed billionaire businessman Gabriel Blaine to watch her, all of her. And looking is all he’s done—until now. After giving him permission to touch her, Anna realizes she won’t be satisfied until she has all of this handsome and secretive man.

Soon she tempts him, shreds his control, and pushes him too far. Blaine’s reluctance to take her virginity frustrates Anna. He fulfills her fantasy, but what is their reality together?

My Thoughts

Well, we’re getting into the meat of the story a bit more which is nice, especially given that there’s got to be something a bit deeper to Blaine – and his past and what that means for his relationship with Anna.  

We’ve gotten to the point in this where Blaine is going to trust himself to ‘touch’ her but not really engage in more than just touching.  We’ve taken the jump from voyeur to active participant here and it’s interesting to see where things go.

In this 2nd installment we also see Anna struggling a bit more given that she doesn’t make that much money and she’s living in a mansion.  she finds that she has to get another job and that makes things tough since it means that she’ll have to work a night job and that it’ll bit into the time that she has with Blaine.  Of course, being a billionaire, he has a way to solve this and it’s interesting to see where that goes.

There’s a comment that Blaine makes though that really throws me and makes me wonder what we’ll see in book 3.  He says to Anna ‘do you ever wonder why they chose you to house sit among all of the other applicants’ – and then after he says that, he makes it clear that he’ll always protect her.  Personally i find this to be interesting, since we know that Anna has a past – really that it’s her father’s past that she’s hiding, but i wonder if she’s being set up for something?

The other little twist that i can’t to see how it plays out is the relationship Anna has with Michael.  We know that she thinks he’s really cute – but he’s not Blaine so there’s no line to cross there.   I have a feeling though that Michael and Blaine know each other and that’s going to get dicey at some point.  in any event, i’ll have to read on to the final installment and see where this story takes us.  

Review: He Watches Me (The Seen Trilogy #1) by Cynthia Sax


Title: He Watches Me
Author:  Cynthia Sax
Publisher/Year:  HarperCollins 8/6/13
Length: 128 Pages
Series: The Seen Trilogy #1


She desires to be seen.
He wants to watch.

Anna Sampson has a naughty secret. Every night, she slips into her neighbor’s yard and swims naked in his pool. She fantasizes that the dynamic young billionaire watches her nightly nude aquatics, his brilliant green eyes gleaming with lust.

She discovers this isn’t pure fantasy. Gabriel Blaine has been watching her via his security cameras, and now that he has returned to L.A., he doesn’t plan to stop. That’s all he wants—to watch. Anna knows she shouldn’t allow him and she certainly shouldn’t want more, but she craves Blaine’s attention, needing his gaze fixed on her body.

My Thoughts

We get a rather stereo-typical story here, yet it’s taking longer to get to the expected places than usual – so that’s going against the grain.  We first meet Anna who’s house sitting in a mansion – and we don’t know the circumstances for which she’s come to this particular house.  (i.e. how does she know the owners).  Anyhow, Anna is your expected naive, young, virginal female lead – who is just trying to make ends meet and figure out how to fly under the radar due to some shadiness in her family’s past.

Her life changes of course one evening when she sneaks next door to her neighbors pool to take a dip.  This isn’t the first time that she’s done it, yet it’s the first night that she realizes she’s been caught – by the billionaire owner Gabriel Blaine.  What we quickly learn is that he’s a voyeur, and well, that’s exactly what Anna needs given her lack of experience in all things sexual.

This story takes us on the very initial stages of their ‘relationship’ – so that we can begin to see a level of trust built between them.  since this is a rather short first installment, we don’t really get into much with them, we know that there’s passion and chemistry between them, but Blaine won’t act upon it just yet.  We also know that he’s got a bit of a past of his own, but that’s nothing that’s really an issue – we don’t think.

There are of course the supporting cast of characters that i’m sure will play a role – the handsome boss/co-worker that Anna has that she’s been lusting after, but is out of her league, the goth chick that also works with her, and well everyone else that knows stuff about Blaine or thinks that they do and I can assume will try to come between Anna and him.

So, where this story will go, i can only assume that he’ll teach her the ways of all things naughty and hot.  are we there yet, nope – but that’s not such a bad thing.  I’ll have to keep reading into the trilogy to see if we get what i’m expecting.