Liz Everly ¾ 0 free readThough Maeve and Jackson are paired together to find cook and test aphrodisiacs she is adamant she won t get involved with the love em and leave em playboy But danger brings them closer together when the chef they were supposed to work with is murdered before the trip even begins Once they have embarked on their journey to exotic and foreign lands that danger follows them and they are assaulted and robbed multiple times What do they have that someone is so desperately searching forThe story is told from both s
And Jackson PointsJackson s points view so we can get their insights into each other The aphrodisiac effects bring them closer together but each begins to wonder if there is something much deeper between them than just amazing mind blowing sex Maeve begins to see past the playboy fa ade Jackson hides behind And Jackson sees past the prim and proper front to the sensual exciting woman Maeve really isThe story is fast paced There were some instances I wanted the story to slow down so I could focus on the budding relationship between these two characters But at other times I wanted it to hurry up and reach the climax no pun intended to find out why killers are targeting this coupleAt times the writing itself was rushed and could have been reworked but I was so involved in the story I could overlook itI am definitely waiting for the next book by Liz Everly I was astonished to read the opening chapter of Cravings to see the author has brought back a surprising character from Saffron Nights Fun sexy read I love the way Everly integrates food into the story Definitely made me hungry and not just for chocolate 0 Saffron Nights is full of intrigue and suspense Jackson and Maeve were the two main characters They traveled the world to fulfill their contracts to publish a cookbook specifically written about aphrodisiacs Prior to their journey they learn that another partner is dead and possibly killed They proceed with their mission and take the reader along a jaunt filled with twists and turns peaks and valleys I loved the conflict between the Maeve and Jackson It wasn t our typical I have eyes only for The Fall Of White City (Victorian Chicago Mystery Series Book 1) you and will touch no one else butou This book allows the reader to see the multifaceted nature of the conflict of giving up one s previous life to be with a person that ou love That was one of the most enjoyable
Aspects Of The BookTheof the bookThe are lovable and easily draw ou into the story I gasped when the characters were attacked and attempted to help them solve the mysteries I let go of a sign of relief when they were saved Saffron Nights is a wild ride that MTIV you will definitely enjoy takingReviewed by Michelle for Cocktails and Books Maeve is on the top of her game her book career is taking off and now she has a huge opportunity to write an aphrodisiac cookbook She will get to travel around the world to experience these aphrodisiacs her only issueher contracted book colaborator Jackson Dodds will be accompanying her to take pictures of this tripJackson Dodds is a womanizing America s Most Eligible Bachelor Photographer He was remotely partnered with Maeve and Chef for a few books but has never personally met Maeve Sexual tention ignites between Maeve and Jackson from their very first encounter During this first meeting they discover someone has murdered Chef Besides mourning the loss of their friend they might also loose this book dealChef s wife gives Maeve a book containing all the notes he has made about the aphrodisiac s around the world These notes enable the book and tour to proceed but personal attacks murders and threats follow Maeve and Jackson where ever they go pulling Jackson and Maeve closer together Can they unravel the mystery behind the murders before they become the victims Will they finish their book in time Can the keep their relationship professional and not give into their explosive chemistry Guessou ll have to read Saffron Nights and find outI enjoyed this interesting and original story The atmosphere was highly sexual and the encounters highly descriptive The locations visited in the book were described vividly International Organizations you could see them clearly inour imagination by Liz Everly s words alone Saffron Nights was an enchanting and enjoyable read 3 Stars This ARC copy of Saffron Nights was given to me by Netgalley and Kensington Publishing in exchange for an honest review Publish Date February 7 2013. Ality like no one else She’s determined to keep things professional but he knows the attraction is mutual And as they travel the world sampling warming saffron juicy papaya silky avocado rare herbs and teas and a mushroom whose very aroma sends women to heights of ecstasy both discover a hunger they’ve never known and don’t want to resist even amid unexpected danger. There s something about a book that draws our #eye the cover the blurb or both as was my case So off I went to enjoy a book #the cover the blurb or both as was my case So off I went to enjoy a book promised exotic food and places sizzling chemistry and a little mystery And I tried I really did try to love the book but it felt flat to me at the 40% mark and it was downhill from there Although the story shifted constantly from Maeve s point of view to that of Jackson then to the third person I decided to overlook it and focused instead on the characters their story and their connectionAnd here is where it got complicated for meThe Characters Try as I might I could not connect to Maeve Although I liked that she was a strong female lead to me she came across as selfish and cold And at times where I got see some depth to her the story changed and the moment was
LOST I GAVE UP ON HER WHEN SHE CONTINUEDI gave up on her when she continued lead Jackson on especially when she went ahead and left him alone when he was injured Now Jackson I liked a little bit He came across as a very passionate man sure of himself He did care about Maeve in his own way but sometimes he was a bit too soft For a well traveled bachelor he sure was lacking common sense and became too clingy too fastThe Chemistry With all this talk of aphrodisiacs and arousing dishes these two were kind of vanilla on the page I was expecting the sizzling hot chemistry
lustful moments the sighs and the moans to be than what they were But nope it didn t even the simmering level in my passion meter They were plain and shortThe Mystery There was a moment for me when I lost the direction of the story There were some events that I felt were unnecessary because they added nothing to the story and then there were those that were important to the story but were not developed properly It was confusing and at times I found myself walking away from my tablet I still don t understand the reasoning behind the killings Maybe it s just me but it was all happening so fast and not properly explained that I just didn t understandI encourage ou to read it and come to our own conclusion because I m fairly sure that this just wasn t a book fit for me I found Saffron Nights to be an okay read I liked the concept behind the story the different places visited and Chef Paul and his little bookI received this title from Kensington Books through NetGalley in exchange of my honest opinion NetGalley free readI really wanted to like this book and it started interestingly enough but uickly went downhill about halfway through Maeve is basically a ghostwriter for chef s doing all the research and writing up the descriptive with Jackson as photographer It seems they ve worked on many projects before but haven t had to be in the same room or space until now They are about to do a cook books on aphrodisiacs when the Chef partner of theirs is killed Firstly I didn t like the constant change from Maeve s point of view to Jackson to the third person perspective without any notice One paragraph would be Maeve describing something and talking to the next being Jackson to the author It was a bit dizzying I felt like the author missed opportunities to describe the locale and make it interesting or lush I had no interest in ever visiting any of the locations and I ve been to a couple of them The author says the flew to Hawaii but they were going to the big island I was thinking that Honolulu is the big island Where else could they have flown into direct from New York That didn t make any sense to me unless I was missing something The characters where picked up and dropped so abruptly there was no way to get attached or really know what they meant to the story One moment Maeve is deciding that she wants to no longer date her boyfriend Mark who lives in London to him being a hitman and killing people There s not even a real reason for any of this I mean why did he kill Chef Paul Alice the agent and then himself It was all so muddled by way of a storyline Did he kill the Sasha Who bombed the hotel room they were staying in and why The description of the intimate moments were kinda boring They would kiss then all of a sudden someone was having an orgasm Also who lets a woman walk home alone in forigen country especially in Morrocco where women are like second class citizens I know that Jackson left Maeve with the other woman eating deserts but either he shouldn t have left and waited for her or shou. Wherever they travel there’s an aphrodisiac waiting to whet their appetitesBrazilHawaiiIndiaAs a food writer Maeve has just been handed the hottest opportunity of her career She’s being sent on an international research tour for an aphrodisiac cookbook The downside is that she has to travel with rock star photographer and womanizer Jackson Dodds And the upside is that. .the lustful moments the sighs and the moans to be than what they were But nope it didn t even
Ld have said something to her about making sure she wasn t out alone And why was Maeve so drunk when I believe the story states she only had a glass or two of wine Did someone drug her was it the aphrodisiac with the wine I mean it s lucky I m giving this 2 stars I just liked the idea and I liked that Maeve was so independent that she had an open relationship and wasn t #Hung Up On Conventions And #up on conventions and have sex any way she thought would be good for herBut even Jackson s character was a bit too soft For someone who was a womanizing jerk for the most part he sure became a sap easily and uickly Just didn t work for me but something kept me reading it Did Not FinishSo I want to start by saying that I really wanted to love Saffron Nights It combines food and writing and I had such high expectations and maybe that s my own faultThis book has so many inconsistencies in the characters and set up just in the beginning section alone There was so much emphasis placed on them either not knowing each other in person and then there was emphasis on them having worked together for ears on several books and knowing each other very well I was confused to say the least The I read the I became convinced this confusion had to do with the way the words were put together than inconsistencies the author or editors overlookedI decided to just let that all goThen I got to the first half lemon between Jackson and some random woman on the beachHe slipped into her and she groaned into an orgasm One stroke Two He exploded into Mulani but thinking of MaeveNow I don t know about Het Reservaat Van Ward Ruyslinck you but this scene goes from him barely touching her before to her having an orgasm as he penetrates her Then he literally strokes into her twice and comes This guy has been built up as this amazing sex god fucking every woman he comes across basically and then he s a two pump chumpSeveral pages later the main female character is remembering an intimate moment with her semi boyfriend Mark as a friend of Mark s watchesHe slid himself into her and rocked once twice three times and he was spentSoeah I personally wasn t finding the sex all that hot or the main character all that sexy The author repeatedly told me he was sexy and that every woman he met wanted him but that all fell flat for meI desperately wanted to at least keep reading until after the first real lemon between the two main characters I made it that far I will say that despite the to me insane and unbelievable circumstances leading up to it their first time together was hot and Jackson managed to last longer than beforeUltimately I had to flounce this book I didn t feel connected to or particularly invested in any of the characters and even as they dropped like flies in the background murder mystery element I felt disinterested I didn t care enough to find out if the two emotionally broken people who can t love continued to fuck or rode off into the sunset living happily ever after somehow becoming unbroken togetherThere are a few punctuation errors scattered throughout and a typo or two that I found in the 46% of the book according to my Kindle I got through There were several sections I had to re read because either it wasn t clear who was speaking or the text was just downright confusingFor reviews and bookish talk visit our blog at Pretty Sassy Cool Sexy food amazing locations and hot steamy sex with intrigue What do ou want MORE LIZ There s something unexpectedly sexy about the heroine in this book and how she gives in to her appetites As the author whiffles us from one exotic local to the other there is much to savor for the senses in each location with each new aphrodisiac introduced to the hero and heroine This book is perfect for those who like food like travel and like the little shiver that comes with the unexpected danger a food writer and journalist must face Loved Sasha
By Liz EverlyPublished By Kensington Books Age Recommended AdultReviewed By Arlena DeanRating 4Book Blog For GMTAReviewSaffronLiz EverlyPublished By Kensington Books Age Recommended AdultReviewed By Arlena DeanRating 4Book Blog For GMTAReviewSaffron By Liz Everly was a interesting contemporary romance and some mystery read that flowed along uickly giving us a good re Reviewed by AllisonBook provided by NetGalley Review originally posted at Romancing the BookReview A plum assignment searching out aphrodisiacs from around the world bring Maeve a food writer and Jackson a famous photographer together in this steamy story by Liz EverlyEven. She has to travel with Jackson Dodds Because once they meet Maeve understands why he’s been named “America’s Most Eligible Bachelor” and despite her best intentions all she can think about is putting their arousing recipes to the test Sexy and talented Jackson can have any woman he desires But lately the thrill is gone until he lays eyes on Maeve who exudes sensu.