Lauren Michaels is exhausted with the push and pull of copy editing for Los Angeles’s woman’s magazine, Frenzy, which caters to pop culture, style, and above all, sex.
She wants to write for the magazine rather than edit, but her boss is convinced that Lauren’s conservative tendencies won’t fit in with the risqué nature of what Frenzy is about.
Convinced to make her mark, Lauren begs for the chance to prove her self.
Her boss agrees, tasking her with the impossible, in hopes of failure, because although she doesn’t want her to become a journalist, she doesn’t want to lose her as Editor-in-Chief, either.
Her daunting mission? To investigate the growing popularity of sex clubs in Los Angeles, and figure out how the sensual underworld functions.
Out of her element, Lauren starts her search with pen and paper in hand at a local sex shop, hoping she’ll find a trail that leads to the dark lairs of sex and fetishes.
Trying to hide her inexperience, and pretending she’s a professional sex kitten, this trail instead leads her to one brooding, Nathan Sanders.
He’s daunting, charming, and a little too dark and mysterious for her taste, but Lauren knows he’s what she needs as her way in.
What she doesn’t see coming is that Nathan is all too willing to invite her to nightclub Fahrenheit, a place she’s only ever heard stories about, and also the fact that Nathan know’s Lauren doesn’t have a clue what she’s getting herself into.
However, he can’t turn down the idea of helping her out with her research once she confesses the whole story.
This could be fun, they said. There’s no harm in it, they agreed.
Little do they know, a little research can serve up some unexpected results.
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This book was just amazing! Fun, witty, smart, steamy and down-right hilarious at points, it had me all reeled in a chaos of feelings right from the very first chapter! I even laughed out loud in many occasions, something that started happening even from the second page. Lauren has been working for her magazine as a print editor for quite a while. But, she has gotten bored of it. So, when a promotion is offered to her by her boss and friend, she is quick to grasp the rare chance. The only thing she has to do in order to get it is to write an article. But, not just any article. No. One that requires her doing some investigation of Los Angeles' secret sex clubs. Her venture into an adult shop ends up with her meeting the mysterious Nate, who by the end of their witty exchange had already invited her to Fahrenheit, the most exclusive, private club, one everyone had heard of, but no one knew exactly what it was! From then on, an emotional ride starts for both heroes and readers. Nate helps Lauren not only get satisfaction, but gradually find herself, too. I loved the natural way this happened, and the fact that it wasn't easy, but took effort from both parts. Everything, exceptionally written by the author! I loved the characters. The always neat and controlled Lauren who steps out of her comfort zone when she meets Nate. She was clever, smart, witty, and determined to go all the way in everything she does! I deeply admired her for that! We were actually given so much insight to her personality and her way of thinking, especially since she was the one narrating the story. Her "Batman", the nickname she used for him in order to ensure his anonymity (one of the basic rules for Fahrenheit members), mysterious, handsome and deeply challenging. I even liked the rest of the characters. All of them had so much unexpected depth. All in all, 5 stars for an amazing story, I fully enjoyed reading!
I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I loved this book! I was hooked from the very first chapter. I was so thrown by the Nate twist, I sure didn't see his profession coming at all. Alex's writing style is great. I felt she developed both characters well. Their contrast was what kept me enthralled. Laren's naiveté played well against Nate's more experienced style of life. All I can say about Nate is "yum"! I could see him in my mind with every word that Alex wrote. I could not put this book down and I look forward to Alex's next book in this series!