Vanilla on Top

Vanilla on Top

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by C. J. Ellisson

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Vanilla on Top by C.J. Ellisson

Discover your inner bad girl, and set her free... Heather Pierce is done being a wallflower, both personally and professionally. Desperate to live a different life for one night, she attends a speed dating event. Maybe here, anonymous unless she chooses otherwise, she can become someone new. When a man way out of her league

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Vanilla on Top by C.J. Ellisson

Discover your inner bad girl, and set her free... Heather Pierce is done being a wallflower, both personally and professionally. Desperate to live a different life for one night, she attends a speed dating event. Maybe here, anonymous unless she chooses otherwise, she can become someone new. When a man way out of her league sits across from her, Heather gathers her courage and takes charge of what she wants, secretly fearing he won't desire the real person she's desperate to hide. Top acquisitions officer and international playboy Tony Carmine is about to close the biggest deal of his career. But then he meets Heather at a speed dating event…and discovers losing control may be exactly what he needs. Her blossoming sensuality occupies his every thought, consuming him with the need to possess the most intriguing lover he's ever encountered—until he walks into the boardroom and sees Heather on the other side of the negotiating table.

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Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Walk on the Wild Side , #1
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Vanilla on Top 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 214 reviews.
rainbowgirl12 More than 1 year ago
Wow C.J Ellisson has done it again!! Vanilla on Top is a must read book. An erotic novel with an interesting touch of BDSM thrown in. Meet Heather a shy and retiring girl and Tony a workaholic business man. Share with them a sexual journey of  adventure and discovery. This book left me needing more and iI hope there will be more. Ladies if you like Heather are a wallflower in the bedroom open these pages and open your minds. This story is hot! hot! HOT and reading about Heather's evolving from wallflower to the mistress of her needs is exciting and sizzling.  
Wendy_C More than 1 year ago
First in the "Walk on the Wild Side" series [a series of light BDSM discovery stories], Vanilla on Top follows Heather and Tony's growing relationship. Heather goes from a wallflower into a strong woman who is not afraid to go after what she desires where as successful businessman Tony, learns the freedom in letting go and together they become something more. The sex scenes are tastefully done and hot to read, and the plot is well written. Fans of the Shades of Grey trilogy should enjoy this story.
adamsgirl4602 More than 1 year ago
i usually read on paranormal romance/erotica, so this is outside my normal reading genre. and what a happy surprise it was, i loved this book. will definitely be reading more by this author. hot, hot, hot book!
kph21 More than 1 year ago
`Oh! what a tangled web we weave...' Alright, I know you probably read that in your most sinister voice. Try it in your most seductive voice,  confident and in charge, then you'll feel the power that Heather feels when she taps into her inner bad girl. The story isn't really about the deception or pretending she's something that she's not, but the emergence of the butterfly that was hidden within. Heather is a marvelously complex character, and the reader is there with her watching her growth and metamorphosis. While Heather is on her journey, Tony is on his as well. He's at the top of his game. A true power player in the business world, but something is missing. Jokingly looking for someone to take charge, he finds Heather at a speed dating event. Boy, does she take charge! He doesn't even realize that this whirlwind of a girl is going to turn his life upside down. Will the smart, take charge behind the scenes girl find the confidence and drive to make her dreams come true? Will the dynamic business man find someone to pull the strings to his heart? The twists and turns will have you hanging on every word. Each chapter pulls the reader in deeper, rooting for Tony and Heather. Then there is the steam factor. Steamy! Oh my goodness, Ms. Ellisson's natural ability to put the reader in the moment with her characters is at its best in Vanilla on Top. It's definitely a book that you don't want to put down and it would be wise to have a fan handy. Kudos for an excellent beginning for this series, personally I can't wait to see what's next for Ms. Ellisson and her characters.
hcollins1 More than 1 year ago
WOW!!! I absolutely love this book!!! It is erotic yes, but the story line will keep you so enthralled that you will find it being the perfect combination of story and steam! Looking very much forward to more books from this author!!!  
libbysandi More than 1 year ago
To read Vanilla On Top is more like getting the whole sundae. In a time when more erotic romance is funneling into the market, Vanilla On Top stands out above the rest. CJ Ellisson creates a story with believable characters that you can relate to using normal everyday behavior and humor. Right from the get go you are hooked into Heather and Tony's chemistry. Add to that an intense relationship and plot, and you have a book that is hard to put down even for the most mundane tasks. Thank you for writing such a wonderful book Miss Ellisson. I'm off to have the same vanilla sundae again!
PerpetuaLW More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this book!! I'm a bit of a wallflower like Heather and she just opens up and gains confidence and is able to start going after what she wants!She is commanding, and Tony needs a woman like Heather, to help him relax and slow down and see what he really wants in life! I would love to be able to take charge like she does. She is so strong and sexy and confident, and you get to watch as she starts to realize that. The sex scenes are so hot but it's not overdone. It's very tasteful while being incredibly steamy! It's not just sex, it's story and characterization. Heather and Tony aren't just flat characters; they have depth and desires and insecurities and we get to watch them grow and change into who they didn't realize they wanted to be. And they grow and change together in their relationship as well! I won't give away the ending but I was on the edge of my seat and emotional in a good way!! I couldn't stop reading until the end!!  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG - first off - I adore the Brazen line. They have all been TOP NOTCH. Now, I almost didn't buy this one because the description just didn't do it for me. BUT, as I have loved all the others in the Brazen line, I decided to go for it. And boy and I glad I did! This book was beyond sexy! Like, after the first chapter I was ready to pounce on my husband. Seriously - this line of books is excellent and this one is amazing! BUY IT! You will not regret it.
mommyandwe More than 1 year ago
Once again, C.J. Ellisson has exceeded my expectations. Vanilla on Top was an amazing, HOT read. I literally couldn't put it down (who needs to do housework anyway when I've got a delicious book like this lying around???). I read it in under 24 hours and NOW I'm (im)patiently waiting on a next-in-series. I always love it when I can put myself in a storyline. I could SO see myself in some of the things Heather did and felt. The only thing that could've probably made the story better (for me, personally) is if she'd been a redhead! ;)  Vanilla on Top is very well written and extremely detailed. Character development is awesome and I LOVE how Heather grabs what she wants by the...ahem...pants and goes for it! I also love how it's not a one-sided relationship where the "take charge" is concerned. By the end, they learn to give and receive. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book!!!! 
madnicho More than 1 year ago
Great book well written. I Loved this book and her other books are even better, they are totally different to anything i have read.  Don't start unless you are prepared, to not have to put it down and not at work. Great story line the other reviews have said it all. If you want a HOT BOOK you FOUND IT
Tadinu More than 1 year ago
Ms. Ellisson does it again! Another fantastic and incredibly erotic book under her belt! I love how you can really relate to Heather and her insecurities, and even more so when she decides to let herself go. I mean, who doesn't like to order a hot guy to his knees? ;) I absolutely love the different POVs, and I have found no other book that is able to pull it off so well. Looking for a hot read, with a believable and relatable storyline? Look no further! I will be waiting very (im)patiently for her next book!
AJ83 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I loved everything about it! The characters were believable and likeable. The sex was hot and steamy. The story hit hard at the very beginning and didn't let up, moving at a good pace that never stopped. There is not one single dull moment in this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It was fun to see Heather and Tony grow, in their own way, as the book went on. It was HOT HOT HOT and sexy as all get out : D I can't wait to see if there will be more, I would love to see where Hesther and Tony go from here...
gummi0197 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! C.J. Ellisson draws you in from the first Chapter and doesn’t let go until the last word on the last page. You will fall in love with Tony and Heather and find yourself flipping pages to find out what happens next! Kudos to Miss Ellisson for flipping the script and making the woman in charge and the man scrambling to please her. Great story! Great characters! Hot sex!
Mich_Mc More than 1 year ago
This is one of those stories that leave a lasting impression on you, from the character development to the story telling. CJ has an interesting way to tell a story, the chapters alternate one from the heroine's pov, the next from the hero's then back to the heroine's. This added another level for me as I loved knowing what was going on inside Tony's head as well as Heather's. I felt really invested in them as a couple and I was rooting for them to get a happy ever after! I'll be buying the next one for sure and I'll never look at a table tennis bat the same way again! ;)
MadMom0525 More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed CJ Ellison's VV series of books and decided to give this one a go. So glad I did. I have to admit it got me going... Work in the office the next day had me thinking if any of my coworkers had a bit of Tony to their off hours recreation.
susie1660 More than 1 year ago
it is rare to find ann author who gets you to identify with the charachters so easily and quickly. If you do not see parts of Heather in yoursefl, you know people who are just like her, and Tony. there is a romance, and a nice little background story that keeps you guessing. Sex scenes are tasteful, but leave you wanting more, they are that hot and steamy..and I would love to have an encounter in a shoe shop just like theirs
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldnt even finish this book! I hate when the girl is the dom. I picture a feminine guy in this story with a girl who you never really get to know. Just not my kind of book.
CaCoop More than 1 year ago
HO-LY COW!!! I absolutely LOVED this book!! Heather is my hero! She is what every woman dreams of being! Not to spoil anything, but that ping pong paddle scene was HAWT!!! But the book is not just sex, even though the sex scenes will leave you breathless. This book has an excellent plot. It's about finding yourself all over again but for the better. I have read other books by C.J. Ellisson and enjoy her work immensely! I can't wait to read more!!
Alyssa_Ashley More than 1 year ago
This book is hot hot hot! This is one of those books that draw you in and captivate you all within the first chapter. I mean who would have thought speed dating could be so much fun?!?!? Heather steps out of her comfort zone and becomes a woman Tony just can't get out of his head. Vanilla On Top switches between both Tony and Heather's POVs. C.J. did an amazing job writing this book. The characters worked well together and we're well developed. The story was also well developed. I cannot wait to read the second installment. This one blew me away!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Based on the blurb, one would assume this book would be like a certain trilogy that involves an individual named Grey. Where those books had no real direction and plot, "Vanilla on Top", actually weaves a story between the two leads where the connection is more genuine. Both leading characters are searching for something that has been missing from both their career and personal lives and through time and each other they are able to find what they are looking for. Although in the case of Heather, it was a bit of a stretch that limited acting lessons can allow her to change her persona but I guess the idea is that it was a side of her that she never got to show. All in all, I felt the connection was believable and it is told in a way that captures your attention.
Sunshine_80 More than 1 year ago
Very Very Very Good! I really enjoyed this book. I feel like Heather does what almost every girl wants to do. She is shy and basically lets most people walk all over her, but then she meets Tony at speed dating. Tony is a workaholic who complains about wanting someone else to tell him what to do every once in a while. Heather takes him up on it and then some.  This story is very HOT and will leave you wanting MORE!  I recommend this book. It was a quick and enjoyable read. 
XxTainaxX More than 1 year ago
While the pace of the book is fast and thrilling, CJ Ellisson managed to ingrain a good bit of anticipation and depth into her plot. The scenes are HOT! The kind that will leave you fanning yourself as the room gets inevitably warmer. As a woman, you can’t help but want to put yourself in Heather’s shoes, especially when she’s calling the shots! :-p We should be taking notes, ladies. It’s almost a manual. The interaction between the protagonists and their respective best friends felt real, allowing me as a reader to connect with them as well as find them relatable. The many facets of Tony are a treat to unwrap throughout the book and make him more than your typical lead. Overall, I am very pleased with the book and can’t wait to see what else CJ has in store for us. Perhaps Marcus and Carla hit it off? Wink wink.
gabi823 More than 1 year ago
Great read, quick and light with just the right amount of drama, I really enjoyed this quick read and can't wait for the next in the series!!
cougarwoman More than 1 year ago
This book was such an awesome read! The story line is so smooth and you just can't put it down. I started the book tonight and couldn't put it down until I had finished it. I highly recommend it as a must read.