Title: The Allure Trilogy
Author: Gem Edward
Series: The Allure Trilogy
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: 8/23/2016
Page Count: 81
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Devon James is a young, intelligent professional, who spends her free time online, under the handle, 29Allure. After starting a relationship with her CFO, Quinn Ryan, she retires her seductive digital persona – but her alluring past, continues to resurface, impacting both her professional and personal lives.
Quinn also has a few skeletons in his closet that he must contend with, right as he is finding himself falling in love with the former cam-girl.
Through the trials of their relationship, they manage to keep things spicy, but is that enough for a happy ending?
This Compilation consists of the following stories:
*The content of this novella is for mature audiences only due to its explicit nature.
This was an okay read for me. It doesn’t step too far outside the box, but it had enough heat to keep me reading. This book has three parts to it: the second and third parts were my least favorite.
Devon uses her 29Allure profile to fulfill her sexual fantasies online. It’s on one of these nights that she webcams with the masked Moneybags. By the end of their session, he logs off after calling Devon by her first name. They know each other. Only who is it and how do they know her? It doesn’t take long for Devon to uncover the man behind the mask. But will her online persona come between them?
I enjoyed Devon’s openness in book one. She has no qualms about using her sex appeal and glorying in herself and her desire. I loved this about her! She’s very active and one foot forward type of girl. This aspect falls apart after the reveal of Moneybags—her CFO, Quinn. After his reveal, Quinn tells her that the 29Allure isn’t for her anymore, and it took me aback. Who does this guy think he is?
There are a few more times where Quinn decides something for her while asking her to be more sexually open with him. Devon’s persona almost changes in book two and three. What was once so thrilling for her she gives up easily, and she even feels ashamed of it. I didn’t get it because Devon was never ashamed before in finding pleasure where she did. She was still a dynamic character throughout, however. I like how she embraces her desires and it makes the erotic scenes intimate, hot and often. Lots of variety too!
I just didn’t like Quinn. He never redeems himself. That was before something comes to light in book two. I wholeheartedly disagree with this secret of his as well as Devon’s reaction to it. Everything was forgiven much too easily.
The first book was about a 3.5 star read for me, the middle book about a 3, and the ending left me mildly satisfied with 3 stars. The Allure Trilogy is a hot erotic foray into the different parts and varieties of desire. If you’re looking for that, I would recommend reading this one. A quick read overall.