Summary

Can you have love and power at the same time?
Politician and billionaire Jonathan Brond has mastered his work, his reputation and the art of sexual domination while keeping his family's political legacy intact. But a chance encounter with college student Christiana Snow promises something he didn't think was possible; meeting someone honest.
When the charismatic man proposes a summer of sensual, sexual submission, Christiana leaps into his world; the antidote to her bland life. But Washington, D.C. is an unforgiving place; soon gossip and scandal threatens their relationship. Yet, in a town of players, introducing a new game is the only way out. Who knew love would be the winning plan?
©2015 Elizabeth SaFleur (P)2016 Elizabeth SaFleur
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5 out of 5 stars
By Ian Smith on 19-10-16

Excellent example of a good erotic romance

Would you listen to Lovely again? Why?

Yes. It's an engaging story with interesting and plausible characters, events and dialogue

What did you like best about this story?

The fact that it was primarily a romance story in which an older man helps a younger woman realise who and what she truly is

Which character – as performed by Anastasia Watley – was your favourite?

Christiana

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

If I could have arranged my day appropriately, quite possibly!

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed reading this as an e-book and enjoyed it just as much as an audiobook. The quality of the storytelling is excellent, the way the characters feel seems very plausible, and the love-making scenes are exciting but not seedy. In a fairer world, this would have been published before Fifty Shades of Grey, and been just as successful.

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5 out of 5 stars
By ReadingMad100 on 21-07-18

Superb and true to the title: Lovely.

I listened to this book on Audible and it was a great pleasure because the narrator was wonderful and she had a great book to work with. I enjoyed this novel very much because I love a story that introduces you to the hero and heroine at the same time they are experiencing those first impressions that morph into attraction, chemistry, resistance, capitulation and the growth of their characters. That happened here. Jonathan and Christiana fall in love against the odds. He’s on a different social scale - a wealthy Congressman; and she’s a college student home for the summer break, struggling financially, and the daughter of an alcoholic journalist. Despite their social difference, Christiana and Jonathan find each other refreshing. Washington’s political, fundraising and social elite interfere by playing selfish adult mind games to achieve hidden agendas; and a dark, looming danger threatens to come between them. All the machinations and manipulations tangling around Jonathan and Christiana should not matter since they are only going to be together for Christiana’s college summer break, right? The drama all plays out well and I was hooked.

If you are into dominance and submission-based steamy scenes, you should be satisfied here – it is consensual and not abusive. And the steamy scenes here are scorching as they are accompanied by the couple’s obvious delight in each other. The steam is not gratuitous but has a purpose - it actually moves the story along. Sexually jaded Jonathan “trains” young, inexperienced Christiana, but unknowingly, and to his surprise, she teaches him about loving and honesty. Loved it.

I found the Audible experience here superb. I could not bring myself to pause the play button.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Carla H. on 23-11-16

Must hear! Must read!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The narrator, Anastasia, did a great job bringing the story to life.

What other book might you compare Lovely to and why?

I'm not sure it could be compared! The writing draws you in and you can picture the story in detail.

Have you listened to any of Anastasia Watley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I hadn't heard her performances before, but I hope she does the next book in the series!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

"Love knows no bounds ;)"

Any additional comments?

FANTASTIC!

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