Private Reserve

Private Reserve

by Cathryn Fox

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ISBN-13: 9781633758445
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 03/06/2017
Series: Dossier , #1
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 99
Sales rank: 109,611
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathryn Fox is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie), pizza, and red wine. Cathryn has two teenagers who keep her busy and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. When not writing, Cathryn can be found laughing over lunch with friends, hanging out with her kids, or watching a big action flick with her husband.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathryn Fox is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie), pizza, and red wine. Cathryn has two teenagers who keep her busy and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. When not writing, Cathryn can be found laughing over lunch with friends, hanging out with her kids, or watching a big action flick with her husband. She is the author of the Blue Bay Crew books, including Demolished.

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Private Reserve

A Dossier Novella

By Cathryn Fox, Candace Havens

Entangled Publishing, LLC

Copyright © 2017 Cathryn Fox
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-63375-844-5



Why, again, am I doing this?

Oh right, because of that long-ago stupid New Years Eve party where I, along with a group of my best friends, decided to celebrate the second half of our twenties in an epic way.

Just how epic, you ask?

Oh, let's just say we're to go on an adventure and not come home until we've had legendary sex — delicious, salacious, rough and dirty, "bang me against the wall and leave me bruised" sex. Well, that's the kind I want anyway. But sadly, I see no glimmer of anything quite so wicked in my dull future.

That fateful night two years ago, our friend Harper, the most adventurous and imaginative of us, decided we should all put our names in a hat then draw one out, keeping it a secret. On the month of your twenty-fifth birthday, whoever pulled your name would send you a dossier detailing an entire destination adventure designed specifically for you.

A half a bottle of champagne later — okay, three-quarters of a bottle and four Jell-O shots — putting my name in a hat for a sexy endeavor seemed like a good idea, a fun thing to do. Then again, so did all those shots of Patron. Until I woke up half dead with a damn headache, bloodshot eyes, and my bed as cold as the liquor I'd consumed.

Why is it I feel like I'm going to wake up the same way after this journey?

"You okay back there?" the cabbie asks in a thick Italian accent.

Shit, when had the vehicle stopped? "Yeah, thanks." I look at the meter, do a quick mental conversion, and hand over a hundred euros. Tote bag and purse in hand, I open the door and breathe in the fragrant county air as I exit.

On a white wooden swing at the side of the sprawling Tuscan villa that looks like a castle, an elderly couple sips wine and waves to me as I fully commit to this adventure. Go me! Near them, another older couple slowly walks the shrub-lined path toward what looks to be a wine tasting area. I scan the bar and see nothing but a sea of silver hair. Dammit, the place looks more like a retirement home than a hot spot for a hook-up.

I turn when my driver pulls my suitcase from the trunk and sets it beside my Jimmy Choos. The shoes are a secret indulgence, one I can't really afford on the salary of the entry-level marketing job where I seem to be stuck, thanks to the boys' club mentality at Resolve Solutions. What a way to put my hard earned business degree to use. When I get home, I seriously have to start looking for something else, despite my affection for a steady paycheck, no matter how small it is. A disgruntled groan rises in my throat. Like finding another marketing job in an overcrowded workforce is such an easy task.

Late summer sunshine spills over me as the cabbie slides into the front seat and drives away. Dust kicks up behind the vehicle, and I push those depressing thoughts out of my head for the time being, choosing instead to admire the gorgeous vineyard estate sprawled before me — calm, tranquil, historic ... absolutely breathtaking.

So why, again, am I here for a three-week countryside getaway — in a place clearly populated with geriatrics — when the girl sponsoring my trip could have sent me to a London strip joint with hot, naked, young men? Le sigh. My older brother Sean often goes to London on business, and from some of his stories, I so want to go someday.

Maybe I'll send Kennedy to a club next month when I prepare her dossier. I'd been saving for months now, determined to give her something spectacular. I don't care if she's shy and introverted. At least one of us girls should have a hot guy gyrating on her at some point in her life, right? I'm sure, in the end, she'll thank me for it.

My sponsor, however ... I'm 100 percent certain I won't be thanking her for anything. Seriously, though, did she expect me to hook up with some grandpa? I'll be twenty-five this month, not ninety. Clearly, I need a new friend, one who knows me and understands what I want.

You never tell anyone what you want.

Yeah, yeah, whatever.

I exhale an exaggerated breath, pick up my suitcase and make my way along the path leading to the hotel. I shade my eyes from the afternoon sun and look off into the distance, my heels clicking on the walkway as I take in the rows of grapes lining the hillside. A sweet, citrusy smell reaches my nose, and I breathe it in. Then I nearly jump out of my heels when a cannon sounds off, not too far from where I'm standing. What the hell! A frightened flock of birds takes flight, and understanding dawns. The noise protects the fruit from unwanted inhabitants. Good. The more grapes for the vintner, the more wine for me. Since it's highly unlikely I'll be able to have the kind of sex I crave while on a trip that can only be described as a snooze fest, at least there'll be plenty to drink.

From the corner of my eye I catch movement and angle my head to see a hot guy with longish hair, dressed in ripped jeans and a snug T-shirt, walking around the side of the building. A hot young guy. Well then, perhaps I'd been too judgy of the place. Mr. Hottie is looking around, glancing over his shoulder, and scoping out the vineyard like he's up to no good.

Interesting. If I weren't so damn exhausted, I'd follow him, but four hundred hours of flying has pretty much done me in. That doesn't mean after a good night's sleep I won't seek him out, see what kind of trouble he's up to — see what kind we can get in together.

Damned if this trip isn't starting to look up.

Feeling a little happier with this whole set up, I step into the warm lobby of the main castle, now converted to a hotel. The sun beams in the windows, heating the place up to a bazillion degrees. I take note of the elderly gentleman with gray hair behind the check-in counter. I'm kind of tired after the long flight from Seattle, so I'm really hoping my room is ready. Then again, it's not like the place is bustling. I spin around and catalog the empty lobby. When I turn back to the man behind the counter and meet Mediterranean-blue eyes, my heart gives a little jolt, and I can't help but think of him.

The guy I still love.

The guy I never, ever want to see again.

The guy I'd do anything to see again.

I shake my head to clear my thoughts.

Nope, not thinking about my ex — ever again.

"Olivia Fraser," I say, stepping up to the smiling man behind the counter.

"Welcome. We've been expecting you." The man pulls a sheet of paper from a manila folder, and an arthritic hand slides it across the countertop to me. "Please fill in your information and sign in here."

I do as he asks, and he hands me a key. Not the electronic kind used in the states. No, this metal key is vintage, and as big as my hand. While I love modern amenities, like air conditioning, I kind of dig the rustic charm of the key. Despite all my complaining, the place does hold a certain appeal. If they kept it old school and added a few modern touches, they might be able to draw a younger crowd. I smile as I envision the changes I'd make to appeal to my generation, then shake my head. If only Revolve Solutions would give me a chance to prove myself, let me show them what I can do.

"We put you in the private cottage at the base of Abrusco."


His smile is gentle and warm as he waves toward the window showcasing his beautiful countryside. "There are many different grapes grown here, and your accommodation is at the base of where the Abrusco variety are grown. They're coming on ripe, so feel free to taste a few before they're harvested." The man comes around the counter to help me with my bag, but I hold my hand up to stop him.

"I got it," I say, partly because I'm an independent woman, and partly because the guy is fifty years past retirement age.

He nods and hands me a map of the vineyard and buildings, and points to the location of my room. I head back outside and hoof it to the other side of the villa, my over packed bag difficult to maneuver on the old cobblestone walkways. A yawn pulls at me when I finally make it to my cottage, and I jiggle the key into the lock and step into the room. First impression: nice, clean, simple. My gaze moves over the dresser, dinette table, kitchenette, and small bathroom on the main level, then slides up to take in the double bed in the upstairs loft, along with a balcony. I snort. With my luck, I'll probably drink too much wine and end up falling down the damn stairs and breaking my neck on the way to the bathroom.

I drop my luggage, drag my tired ass up the five steps, and peel open the curtains to reveal a spectacular view of the vineyards. It really is remarkable. I crack the door and breathe in the fresh country air, but I go still when I hear two male voices below my window. Gruff. Angry. Incensed. My body tightens. Are they fighting? Nosey girl that I am, I push the door open a bit more and quietly step out, but what I see has my breath catching and heat exploding inside me.

No. Frigging. Way.

As the two men grab at each other — their hands tugging, groping; their lips crashing, devouring — I stand there immobilized, unable to move, breathe, or think with any sort of clarity.

Oh. My. God. This has to be the hottest, sexiest thing I've ever seen.

Knees locked, I stare, mesmerized by the way they clutch at each other. So needy. So damn hungry. I recognize Mr. Hottie from earlier, but the other guy has on a hat that masks his features. It's emblazed with the Italian flag, and Gil Azzurri, which represents the national soccer federation. I only know that because my ex was a fan, and I'd watched a few games with him years ago.

The hat's bill covers the man's face, and his voice is so deep and gruff with arousal it's hard to make out what he's saying. But the way he's gripping his lover's hair, angling his head for a deeper kiss as he thrusts his tongue inside, is the hottest freaking thing I've ever witnessed. Holy hell, the way they want each other, grabbing and tugging to get closer, the raw neediness of it all, just about has me orgasming. I grip the metal rail as heat charges to my sex, my nipples puckering so hard they poke through my lace bra, demanding attention.

Blue Hat breaks the kiss. "Down on your knees," he demands, shoving hard on Mr. Hottie's shoulder. The man sinks to his knees obediently, his face inches from the guy's bulging crotch.

My entire body breaks out in a sweat, and I quiver from the top of my head to the tips of my toes. I sip air quietly, my heart crashing, my eyelids fluttering, unable to believe what I've stumbled upon. What I'm doing is wrong and I should go inside to give them the privacy they deserve, and are clearly seeking, but I can't seem to tear my gaze away. Who knew I was such a voyeur?

Blue Hat rips into his jeans, popping the button and drawing the zipper down. The sound cuts through the quiet of the mountainside, but I'm breathing so hard by this point I'm worried they're going to hear me. As I squeeze my legs, my swollen clit rubs against my panties and I want to touch myself, to get off as I watch them get each other off.

Blue Hat grips the other man's chin. "Open that pretty mouth of yours," he commands. His hat tilts, angles to the side like he's questioning something. "You do want to suck my cock, don't you?"

Dimples flash on Mr. Hottie's face. "Yes," he murmurs, then he widens his mouth, inviting his friend in.

"That's so fucking nice," Blue Hat says, brushing his thumb over the man's bottom lip. "Tell you what. You suck me real good, show me how much you want my cock, and then maybe I'll bend you over and fuck you like those brown eyes are begging me to."

Mr. Hottie groans as Blue Hat shackles one of his wrists and brings his hand to his cock. He keeps his hand locked on the guy's arm and follows the motion as he jerks him off. Pre-cum glistens on his crown, and Mr. Hottie leans in, licking the salty treat from the man's gorgeous, bulbous head, sliding his tongue along the slit to get every last drop. Blue Hat growls and jerks forward, shoving his cock to the back of Mr. Hottie's throat. The guy chokes. No freaking wonder.

"Open your throat. Take it deeper," he orders, his hands fisting in the man's hair, and urging him on. "Yeah, that's it. Show me how much you want me to fuck that sweet hole of yours."

My sex is throbbing, my clit demanding attention. Unable to help myself, I slip my hand into my jeans, and touch myself. I bite my bottom lip to stifle a cry of pleasure. Never having been so turned on in my life, I rub furiously, and my muscles clench. Dammit, I need to slow down, or I'm going to shatter into a million pieces, and I'm just not ready for this to be over. I use a softer touch, wanting to draw out every second, and rock my hips in much the same manner as Blue Hat.

"Look at you. Such a greedy bastard. Taking me so deep because you want your ass fucked."

I whimper then clamp my hand over my mouth. Shit. I feel a quick flash of panic, but the two guys are so lost in each other, they don't hear me. Thank God. If they stop now, I might just die.

Blue Hat pumps his cock. For some reason, I find it incredibly hot that he doesn't even bother to push his pants down. Zipper open at the front, his jeans hug his perfect ass in the back as he fucks his friend's mouth. My throat dries, dying for a taste, dying for him to make demands of me like that while I'm on my knees.

While I'm happy for the two guys, and I really am, I'm also kind of jealous. That's the kind of passion I want to experience, the way I want to be talked to. Just once in my life, I want a man to devour me like that, to unleash himself on me ... to demand I do things.

"That's enough," Blue Hat grunts, his rough voice low, nothing more than a whisper that drifts up to my ears in the quiet countryside. "Let me into that tight hole of yours."

Mr. Hottie goes back on his heels, and the man's huge cock slips from his mouth. With the back of his big hand, he wipes away the wet evidence glistening on his face and smiles up at the man he clearly adores. He unzips his pants, and shoves them to his knees, to expose his own big cock.

"Turn around," Blue Hat growls.

I can feel Mr. Hottie's excitement as he turns and goes down on all fours. Blue Hat wets his finger and slips it in his backside.

"Fuck yeah," Mr. Hottie says loudly, and Blue Hat slaps his ass.

"Jesus Christ, Luca. Do you want the fucking world to know what we're doing?"


"Just fuck me already, then."

"Aww, what's the matter?" he asks as he spits on his finger and works another in, stretching the man and preparing him for his girth. "You've been hurting for my cock?" His voice is so low and deep I have to strain to hear.

"You know I have." He grunts and shifts on his knees. "You've been so busy we don't get a fucking minute alone anymore."

A bird flies overhead and slows, like it, too, wants a piece of the action. I give it a brief glance then concentrate on the act below, not wanting to miss a damn thing. Blue Hat finishes with the foreplay, grabs his cock in his big hand and grunts as he strokes it, once, twice, three times. On his knees, Mr. Hottie is working his own cock while the man about to ram home rips into a condom, sheathes himself and positions his crown at the opening. His ass clenches as he eases forward, offering only an inch at a time, and both men moan in bliss.

"Please," Mr. Hottie begs.

"You need me, Luca?"

"Yes," he murmurs and rears back, trying to get the man in deeper.

Blue Hat groans and presses down on Mr. Hottie's back to prevent him from moving. "Stay still," he commands through gritted teeth, letting the other man know exactly who's in charge of the depth and penetration.

And that is some very hot shit.

I lean farther over the rail and tremble from head to toe as the men fuck, coveting each other with a ferocity I've never seen before, but have always wanted. Blue Hat runs his hands through the other man's hair, fisting it and pulling his head back as he angles his body to get his cock in deeper. He seats himself high inside then pulls almost all the way out, only to slam back in again. Grunts and groans echo in my ears, and his hips jerk faster, with hard, blunt strokes that reach a maddening pace.

I'm dying. Seriously dying of lust overload here. Honest to God, I'm going to have to start watching man on man porn. The genuine way these guys want each other ... well, that's seriously inspiring, and totally mind blowing.


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Private Reserve 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A totally awesome book for sure I need more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So tried of paying $3 or more for a novella that is presented as a novel. News flash 70 pages is not a novel or even a novella. Besides that the plot was not there and the sex scene (which was ever other paragraph) was terrible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was steamy. I enjoyed it.
KristieK More than 1 year ago
Private Reserve By: Cathryn Fox 4.5 Star Review by Kristie K A fast-paced page-turner, Cathryn Fox delivers shock and awe with this sizzling hot story of good girls and forbidden fantasies… Holy Wow…it doesn’t matter how many books by Ms. Fox that I devour, she reels me in and takes me to new heights (and depths) with every one. Not to be an exception by any stretch, Private Reserve ups the ante and brings the steam. A delightfully wicked novella of the highest caliber, spontaneous combustion is a real and true concern while reading Private Reserve. I recommend becoming adept at reading one handed, or at the very least be prepared to change your knickers. I’ll take a case of this private reserve, please Ms. Fox… Kristie K
JackiesBookWorld More than 1 year ago
Having read the Hands On trilogy by Fox before, I was really excited to read her new series. Private Reserve is the first book in the Dossier series and although I've only read Hands On before, this book completely took me by surprise. Without giving too much away, (since this story is a novella), we get to meet Olivia entering a new stage of her life. After her boyfriend broke up with her she has struggled to move on, but since it is her twenty-fifth birthday she is determined to make the most of it, especially when one of her friends is supposed to be planning her the trip of a lifetime. Needless to say that when Olivia arrives to Italy she wasn't expecting to bump into her ex boyfriend Gio. Now she has to see him during her stay and as the two start to get along again, feelings start to resurface between them that neither one can control. It is then that secrets also start to reveal themselves, secrets that could tear them apart once again. I really enjoyed reading this story, it was quick and steamy! The chemistry between the characters is undeniable and it is because of that that had me reading until the very end. There were things that I wished the author could have elaborated more in the story, and the end was a bit abrupt, but it all works out in the end. If you like steamy novellas than I would definitely recommend reading Private Reserve. ***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.***
KnottyGirlReviews More than 1 year ago
I have always been a big fan of Ms. Fox's, so I jumped on the chance to read and review this novella. I most certainly am glad I did. Despite the fact that it was a short book, it was a super, sexy story. Olivia Frasier is at a winery in Tuscany, sent by one of her friends by a dossier. 2 years prior, her and her friends decided that on the month of their 25th birthdays, someone would pull their name and make up a dossier and send them on a destination adventure and not come home until they've had epic sex. Olivia is still in a funk over her ex who broke her heart by leaving her 2 years ago. But fate intervenes when she finds out the soon to be owner of the estate is none other than Gio himself. And he's got a sexy best friend who he's in love with. This short is so hot the scenes sizzle right off the pages. Gio is a steamy, dominant, alpha who wants Olivia and his best friend. You'll certainly need a bucket of ice for this one!
LoriP123 More than 1 year ago
This is a smoking hot romance by Cathryn Fox! Olivia and Gio broke up over a year ago and since then neither of them is really happy. Olivia's friends send her on a much needed vacation to Italy, but Olivia is even finding the vacation lacking. Finding out Olivia is staying at his family owned winery makes Gio realize just how much he still wants her in his life. Will he finally be able to tell her the truth about himself and will Olivia be able to accept it? I was given an ARC from the author/publisher. All conclusions are mine and mine alone.
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
3.5**** This little book was filled with a whole lot if spice, sexiness, and heart. The chemistry between Gio and Olivia was explosive. You can feel the heat from the pages. It is so sensual and beautiful. This is the kind of story that makes you want more of their lives, future years, to continue to be a voyeur in their family. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
BookReview4you More than 1 year ago
'Private Reserve ' by Cathryn Fox is the story of Olivia and Gio. This is a Novella with around 90 pages or so. This is a short and hot read that gives a second chance at love. Olivia is still dealing with a sore heart after Gio up and left her. But she is on a Birthday Trip given to her by her friend in a birthday pack they made with each other to give each a exciting 25th birthday adventure where they are to have 'epic sex'. But Olivia ends up meeting Gio where she is staying...and finds that his family owes Villa she is staying at. Gio is hiding a secret that he doesn't think Olivia would understand or want to be a part of. In addition, he thinks she won't understand his feelings for Luca. Can these two work things out? Can they get past this deal they made and more forward to something stronger and more permanent. "My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."
CCarroll More than 1 year ago
hella hot!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This booK! WOW! Light a fire and make me sweat! That's what I felt like with this fast novella! Do you love it fast, hard and heavy? Cathryn Fox torches the pages with this blistering story. She packs in MM scenes, BDSM, menage - MMF, and even marriage. Good thing this is a short book. You will need the time to recover! But what I missed this most is MORE! Bring us more in this sweet hookup! I could not get enough. MMMMmmm Yum! * Copy received for review consideration
joyce_merces More than 1 year ago
Private Reserve is a novella by Cathryn Fox. The book is well-written and super steamy! It is super short too, but it could easily be a full length novel, because there is a LOT happening there! Just a warning: this book has m/m and m/f/m "interactions", if you know what a mean. (#WinkyFace) That was the only reason I didn't give this short story a 5 star rating. . . That was a surprise for me, the blurb didn't give any hint about this. M/m is not really my scene, but the plot make sense and all the love and passion the the story told was really intense. Even though I was caught by surprise, Private Reserve was an engaging reading. I read it in one sitting and when it ended, I wanted to know what would happen from there! If you like this genre, I'm sure you will LOVE this book. And just so you now: Its freaking hot! SO FREAKING HOT!
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
When Olivia and Gio broke up, she never thought she's see him again. But her friends conspired to send her on a trip to Tuscany and back into the arms of her one time lover when she ends up at his family's villa. Gio let Olivia go thinking she'd not understand his sexual appetites, including his bisexual nature. He and his best friend Luca make hay while the sun shines (so to speak) but he hasn't forgotten her. His parents want him to marry to take over the Rossi family business, and when Olivia shows up unexpectedly he proposes (literally!) a trade - In return for a quick marriage of convenience to get his hands on the family property, he'll help her get her dream job back home in the US. Olivia hasn't forgotten the steamy nights in Gio's bed, though she wishes he'd sometimes been a bit more dominant and less tender. Saying yes isn't a hardship when it will get her what she wants, with an extra helping of sin when Luca becomes a partner in their love match. But will the happiness Olivia finds be enough for her to consider changing her future plans and staying with Gio permanently? Whew! There is a some hot stuff in this story, with several scenes involving this adventurous threesome in a variety of sexual combinations. Gio and Luca together are sexually dynamite, as are Gio and Olivia and when the three of them are together, it's Gio's dominant nature that calls the shots. While the premise of the story is a bit farfetched, it's an interesting way to get the three of them together. The setting of Tuscany is lovely and easy to imagine. This is a lighthearted low angst read with plenty of heat and a happy ending for the threesome. I'm definitely going to be on the lookout for more from this author!
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 STARS! A super sexy novella filled with a heated reunion story! Must be okay with M/M & menage to enjoy! Olivia Fraser was the best thing that ever happened to Gio Rossi, but he had to walk away from her. His dark passion would have ruined the minister's daughter for sure! He's never forgotten her, and when he shockingly sees her visiting his family's Italian vineyard, he believe his prayers have all been answered. Will Olivia agree to forgive Gio ... and maybe help him get gain control of the vineyard before it's too late?
astroyic More than 1 year ago
Scorching Hot! This was one Yummy, Scorching, Hot read by Cathryn Fox and why I love her so much. She sure knows how to bring the heat! This is a sexy, fast read that'll leave you panting and completely captivated. The chemistry is combustible and your fingers will feel the burn with every flip of the page. Oh did I smolder and swoon! She once again outdid herself in an unputdoownable, pulse pounding and pleasurable penned piece of perfection! Weaving her magic into wondrous words that make you melt for more, more, more. Please More! Buy this now! Loved it! Highly Recommended! I voluntarily requested an arc through the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Lorizen More than 1 year ago
Cathryn Fox writes can surely write some panty melting, molten lava hotness, but she's outdone herself with this one. A quick read, I'm betting you'll want to read it twice, just to make sure you didn't miss one steamy little sentence. It's Olivia's turn to take a set up vacation for birthday #25 and she ends up at a vineyard in Italy. Her little cottage is tucked into an isolated line of vines, her welcoming party beneath her balcony is two hot men engaging in raw, dominant sex and oh good grief, I puddled to the floor quicker than she did. Olivia's desires which she can't seem to ask for is just that. Someone to take her over. Next day she happens to run into the owner's son who just by chance happens to be her ex, Gio. He needs a wife so he can take over the vineyard. She agrees by negotiation, but still timid. She meets his best friend, whom she recognizes as hot man #1 that was outside her villa. Not until she sees Gio's hat does she realize that the partner was him. With that.... let the games begin and the wine cellars tell no secrets. Read this book Cathryn, a 10 for you on this one. Clear, concise and right to the point. **arc from NetGalley and Entangled in exchange for a fair review**
Sissymae1 More than 1 year ago
'Private Reserve ' by Cathryn Fox is the story of Olivia and Gio. This is a Novella with around 90 pages or so. This is a short and hot read that gives a second chance at love. Olivia is still dealing with a sore heart after Gio up and left her. But she is on a Birthday Trip given to her by her friend in a birthday pack they made with each other to give each a exciting 25th birthday adventure where they are to have 'epic sex'. But Olivia ends up meeting Gio where she is staying...and finds that his family owes Villa she is staying at. Gio is hiding a secret that he doesn't think Olivia would understand or want to be a part of. In addition, he thinks she won't understand his feelings for Luca. Can these two work things out? Can they get past this deal they made and more forward to something stronger and more permanent. "My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."
Crystal_Yawn More than 1 year ago
So steamy it’s hard to read all in one setting. This is a fairly short, very smutty book i was not able to read with others in the room as i was too flushed reading the super hot scenes. It does include m/m activity but not so much it’s off putting. The sexual descriptions are hot and allow you to picture exactly what is going on. Even the more gentle sex scene is smoking hot. Hands down a 5 star read with a 10 star rating for steam.
CupcakesBooks More than 1 year ago
Hot Hot Hot!!!!! If you are looking for a very hot quickie then this one is for you!!! This one has a bit of everything and more!! This was a first Fox read for me and now I must get my hands on the others!!! I loved the turn of this fast read, it is perfectly written and is very hot!!!
ToriStorm More than 1 year ago
WOW, I absolutely LOVE this book! It's so sweetly spicy like a good Italian wine. Olivia and her friends decide to secret give each other in their group a Birthday present/Dossier describing that person's wildest desire and gifting it to them. Olivia and Gio were deeply in love but his desires and misunderstandings forced them apart. Olivia's dossier is for a trip to Italy & wine country. Well, like every HEA story Olivia & Gio meet up again and fate has them re-igniting sparks as well as clarifying misunderstandings. I can't wait for more of the Dossier series!
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
m/f, m/m, mfm Private Reserve by Cathryn Fox is a sexy romp that reminds us how very important communication is in a relationship. Olivia was a minister’s daughter and thus in Gio’s mind a good girl and he treated her as such. But he has dark desires and so left her and breaking her heart. Olivias’ friends set her up with what was supposed to be a sexy vacation as a birthday gift. But in reality they’ve sent her to stay at Gios’ vineyard for three weeks. Their rediscovering the love they still have for each other with a push from Gios’ male lover Lucas makes for a steaming hot read. This fast paced read will get your heart and libido pumping.
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
Are you looking for a well-written novella that is incredibly steamy? Then pick up a copy of Private Reserve by Cathryn Fox, open a bottle of wine, and devour this erotic romance. Seattle good-girl Olivia Fraser is in a boring, dead-end marketing job. She craves a professional challenge, in addition to a kinky sex life. For her 25th birthday, her friends send her to a beautiful villa in Tuscany. Olivia has three weeks to relax and seek out amazing sex. Coincidentally, her ex-boyfriend's family owns the villa where she is vacationing. Gio, Olivia's ex, wants to evolve his family's winery into this century and attract a hipper clientele. However, his parents will not let him make any changes or sign the business over to him until he gets married. Although two years have passed, Olivia and Gio remain lustfully in love. Gio is also deeply devoted to his best friend Luca, who is the winery's head vintner. Olivia agrees to marry Gio, in exchange for his marketing connections at a prestigious firm in New York City. Although their marriage is a fake, their sexy times are replete with discovery, Gio's dominance, and Luca's warmth. Ms. Fox does an amazing job of combining a very sexy story within the space constraints of a novella. Olivia, Gio and Luca are extremely likable characters, and their feelings for each other are beyond tangible. The sex scenes are loving and tasteful, while being scorchingly hot. Overall, this is an erotic read that should not be missed. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.