Diana Franks, a brilliant young marketing consultant, is hired by garment manufacturer Verraine Industries to introduce a European line of glamour fashions to the US. While sexually adventurous, a history of failed relationships has taught Diana to avoid serious involvement. Her resolve is tested after spending the night with Verraine executive David Stern. Part entrepreneur, part humanitarian, David oversees a project to develop a wild silk industry in Africa. Trying to deny her attraction to David, Diana seeks escape in a series of encounters -- with distinguished company owner John Verraine, his adult sons and the exotic proprietor of a Parisian swingers club. Ultimately, to accept her love for David, Diana must resolve her inner turmoil and come to grips with a repressed childhood memory. She then finds herself embarking on a dangerous mission to rescue him from a warlord's captivity in the African bush.
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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite Untamed Silk is a contemporary erotic romance written by W.B. Klift. Diana Franks is a skilled marketing consultant with her own thriving business, but John Verraine wants her to represent his clothing line by wearing it while she's consulting. She's not dismayed by his frankness when he says that her appearance had a lot to do the selection of her firm for the account and can understand his reasoning. Verraine's clothing is being marketed to those professional women who are comfortable with projecting a feminine image and demand quality and comfort. Diana takes easily to her dual roles of brand manager and spokeswoman. Her plans to market VerraineWear are going well until a newcomer to her marketing meetings questions her choice of a popular actress for the campaign. His name is David Stern, and he works in Mergers and Acquisitions. He's also part owner of Verraine, and the owner's unofficial third son. While Diana is irked by his questioning her plans, something about him has caught her interest. W.B. Klift's contemporary erotic romance, Untamed Silk, is entertaining and well-written. Diana Franks is a competent professional woman whose past has made her unable to trust, and it's easy to get involved with her habit of removing herself from things or people that are good for her. David Stern is a marvelous foil for her; he's also a consummate professional who is juggling his work with Verraine along with his ongoing plans for a silkworm plant in Africa. Klift's story is well-plotted, and the psychological aspects governing Diana's personality quirks are deftly woven into the tale. As this is an erotic romance, there are numerous sexual liaisons scattered throughout the story, but I found that they were at all times tasteful, albeit explicit. Untamed Silk is recommended reading.
Reviewed by Roy T. James for Readers' Favorite Untamed Silk by W.B. Klift begins with John Verraine, of Verraine wear fame, celebrating the entry of Diana Franks as an executive. Diana was the perfect choice, sexy, charming, and expressive, for the line of clothing launched for those living the glamorous side of life. David Stern, another important member of the team, who has certain philanthropic connections in Africa, is involved with a project to develop a wild silk industry in Africa. David finds himself attracted to Diana, who forgets about her independent nature and becomes almost glued to him. She even takes certain detours and risky adventures to free her mind of this. When information is received regarding the arrest of David in Africa, a team proceeds to Africa for further help. During Diana’s trip to Africa as part of the team, a combined operation of African and UN forces takes place. Untamed Silk by W.B. Klift is a gripping novel. The self confident nature of the protagonists is clearly visible in the events that unfold. The climactic scenes towards the end of the novel truly reflect the deep anguish and sense of loss felt by all those connected with David, including the agonizing emotions of Diana.