Under His Influence

Under His Influence

by Justine Elyot
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Under His Influence by Justine Elyot

Anna Rice is avoiding a coworker's advances when she encounters enigmatic John Stone at a trendy London bar. With his impeccable suits, salt-and-pepper hair and suave demeanor, John is unlike any of the boys Anna has dated in the past: he's definitely all man. It's not long before Anna is head over heels in love, and experiencing out-of-this world erotic dreams.

Reporter Mimi Leblanc is wary of her best friend's latest romance. There's just something about John... But nothing Mimi digs up about him can deter Anna. Determined to protect Anna, Mimi continues her investigations—and what she uncovers about John is the last thing she ever imagined. But perhaps even more shocking is her own growing attraction to him...

68,000 words

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426893131
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication date: 01/30/2012
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,077,815
File size: 1 MB

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*** some spoilers*** So it starts off somewhat interestingly; girl gets swept off her feet, even if she is very weak and somewhat unlikeable. John, the suitor, has a secret thats obvious, and Anna's friend Mimi, a journalist, wants to find out what it is, esp. after John & Anna marry. Then it gets weird, and frankly, given it's over 500 pages, there isn't a lot of sex or eroticism. There is some, and a sensual moment or two, but not anywhere close to what I expect from a book by Elyot. Not NEARLY enough. The plot takes a funky turn involving an alien trying to prevent himself getting captured and pretty much loses all sense of eroticism and sensuality and does a cruddy job of even being passable science fiction so it basically loses any redeeming quality it might have- and I love both good science fiction and hot erotica. And its too bad because the general idea, if you step back, isn't a bad one- alien being is in forced exile on earth to hide from who is hunting him. The thought that an alien creature might possess some sensual sway is also interesting. But in this book there's just not enough sensuality, it seems silly at various points and Anna isn't very likeable and then the POV sort of switches to Mimi but its uncomfortable and you're not sure who to root for. Disappointing.