Vanilla Twist: A Walk on the Wild Side Novel (Heather and Tony, Book 2)

Vanilla Twist: A Walk on the Wild Side Novel (Heather and Tony, Book 2)

by C. J. Ellisson

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Vanilla Twist: A Walk on the Wild Side Novel (Heather and Tony, Book 2) by C. J. Ellisson

The continuation of the USA Today and New York Times bestselling book, Vanilla on Top!

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Heather thinks she has it all�an interesting lover, a dream job, and a new wardrobe to match her take-charge attitude. But everyone has a past, and when Heather confronts hers at work she�ll be hard-pressed to hold onto her newfound confidence and resolve. Does she trust Tony enough to let him help her or will she tackle the issue on her own?

Still intrigued by the young woman and the multiple layers she presents to the world, Tony begins to change his life, too�for what he hopes is the better. He quit his high-powered career to find peace in a less stressful day-to-day existence. Desire for Heather still invades his every waking moment, and when trouble threatens their sexual explorations he makes the hardest choice of his life. One he may soon regret.

Reading Order of the Walk on the Wild Side series:

Heather and Tony's story:

� Vanilla On Top
� Vanilla Twist
� Vanilla Spice (late 2014)

Best Friends:

� Avoiding Mr. Right (Carla's story)
� Loving Ms. Wrong (Marcus's story)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148135791
Publisher: Red Hot Publishing
Publication date: 02/09/2014
Series: Walk on the Wild Side, Book 2 for Heather and Tony , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 275,641
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author

C.J. Ellisson is the USA Today Bestselling author of the New York Times Bestselling book, Vanilla on Top, the bestselling V V Inn series, and several erotica shorts. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband, two children, three dogs, and a fluffy black cat who makes her sneeze. Unlike most full-time authors, she's also battling severe chronic illness. C.J. works daily to put her Lupus into remission and continues to fight numerous bacterial infections while her immune system slowly attacks her body. She turned to writing when she could no longer work outside the home and claims the escape of penning contemporary fantasy, erotica, and erotic romance has helped save her sanity.

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Vanilla Twist: A Walk on the Wild Side Novel (Heather and Tony, Book 2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for the ext installet for Heather & Tony. The brothers definitely need a story too! Thank You!
sodabandito More than 1 year ago
Hawt and Intense!! You did it again C.J. This sequel to Vanilla On Top is just as hot and intense. The characters have to make decisions that they feel are best for them when their separate pasts come barging into the present but they handle it the best they can and together. While I don't completely agree with how Tony dealt with Portia, I knew he had Heathers protection in mind. At this point in their story they are trying to balance out how their new love life and jobs will coexist and still keep the chemistry and feelings currently surfaced. I look forward to their next adventure, if they have one. I would recommend this book and this author as I have completely enjoyed her writings and worlds.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Marcy99 More than 1 year ago
This book picks up Heather's and Tony's story where it left off in the previous book, Vanilla on Top. They're working hard at balancing their jobs and their relationship. But then exes enter the picture to cause problems for both of them. While I didn't exactly agree with how Tony deals with his issue, I never doubted he thought what he did was to protect Heather. I really enjoyed this book and this couple. Together they sizzled.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HeatherM74 More than 1 year ago
Holy hot book C.J.. First, I definitely recommend reading Vanilla on Top before you start Vanilla Twist. You want the lead up to this book and it is totally worth the read. Now on to Vanilla Twist. Vanilla Twist picks up not long after the Vanilla Twist ends. We slide right back into our familiarity with this couple. Heather and Tony have the most amazing chemistry. It sizzles off the pages. I’m not just talking during the sex scenes (which are extremely hot), during the whole book, any interaction these two have together, you can feel it between them. There are new conflicts that come up, both in Heather and Tony’s lives. Tony is the type of conflict that can break a relationship if it isn’t handled the right way. Question is, does Tony handle it the right way? and how does Heather react? I really liked that we got to know some of Tony’s family in this book. There was some interaction with his brothers that show how close his family is and those parts, I believe were integral to the book and how it progressed. One thing I love about C.J.’s steamier reads is that there is a plot. I like my romances to be hot and sexy but there has to be a story there – so that, say… if you skip the sex scenes (I would never) there would be something left there to read. There is in her books. There is an amazing storyline that goes along WITH the sex, the sex is PART of both of them growing as people, for Heather, finally embracing who she is, not being a doormat any longer, for Tony, giving up a little of the control that he has always needed to hold. It’s not just thrown in the book frivolously to make us get all hot and bothered. (Not holding anything against those books, they just aren’t my favorite style to read.) There is something happening, something meaningful occurring during those moments. It’s just an amazing read. I loved Vanilla Twist. C.J. did an amazing job with this book (and with Vanilla on Top). It is one of my favorite series. She has a way of writing that makes this story completely believable. Her characters have their own insecurities and flaws, just like we all do, but there is amazing communication between the two, and it’s a wonderful book. Thank you so very much for my ARC!
gummi0197 More than 1 year ago
This book is a hot steamy read!  Loved reading the next chapter to Heather and Tony. Cant wait for more!
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
As with the other Ellisson books I’ve read, VANILLA TWIST is sexy, interesting and fun to read. She creates real characters – most you’d like to get to know and some you’d like to slug. The situations are realistic and, in the VANILLA books, completely unique. Tony is hot, flirty and very successful but not full of himself like you’d expect. Heather is like most of us – part accomplished, confident businesswoman and part insecure, inexperienced girl next door. Who, like Heather, hasn’t dreamed of leaving all their hang-ups behind and asserting a new self? Just like Tony, I found Heather’s sometimes aggressiveness, sometimes shyness, very intriguing. It’s fascinating to watch her take control with Tony from their first meeting in VANILLA ON TOP and even more intriguing to watch them go through the fears and worries all new couples experience in VANILLA TWIST. The equality in their relationship allows them to switch things up and enjoy different scenarios, to each be vulnerable at times and dominate at others. The stresses on their new relationship cause them a lot of angst and have the potential to break them apart leaving the reader nail-biting waiting to find out if they can make it through the tough times. These experiences are catalysts to each growing, becoming stronger and better and creating a firmer foundation for their love. Unlike the plethora of BDSM books on the market lately, these two push some boundaries, try some new things and have a lot of steamy sex but never cross into the harsher world of domination, bondage or other “lifestyles”. Their version of vanilla is most definitely not bland or boring. I’m highly recommend this book and am looking forward to the next installment in the series. Rating: 4.5 Heat Rating: Steamy/Sizzling: Sensual, with more explicit love scenes and the language may be more graphic and direct. Reviewed By: ReadWarrior
groovy69 More than 1 year ago
C.J. has done it yet again. It keeps you wanting more, you don't want to put it down. Waiting on the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
Tony and Heather part 2-:  VANILLA TWIST is the third instalment in CJ Ellisson’s A Walk on the Wild Side contemporary, adult, erotic romance series. This is Heather Pierce and Tony Carmine’s second storyline.  We were first introduced to our couple in the first book-Vanilla on Top-a story where Heather stepped out of her comfort zone to find the man who was her perfect match-both inside and outside of the bedroom. Vanilla Twist furthers Heather and Tony’s relationship but a relationship that is threatened by Tony’s past and Heather’s ex. Tony’s history of womanizing and short-lived relationships plays a role in his friendships with family and pals but it is one recent relationship in particular that may push away the woman that he loves.  As Heather’s photography business begins to flourish her corporate life will force her to make a decision about both her future and her past. CJ Ellisson writes a storyline where two people must face the possibility of a different future then the one they had originally intended.  The sex is sensual, arousing and inventive; but it is the maturity with which both Tony and Heather handle a potentially difficult situation that brings our couple together for a HEA. Copy supplied by the author.
Alisia_HM More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. The characters are interesting and we got to see them grow and change a bit from the first book. We also learn more about them and see that they are not perfect, which makes it easy to relate to them. Everyone just wants someone to love. The twist in the plot definitely added to the story. We got to learn a bit more about each of their pasts (with Portia and Jimmy) and we got to see them actually deal with something instead of being in a little happy (and sexy) bubble. We also learned more about Tony’s family and about Heather’s hobby of photography. I can not wait to see where it all leads in the next book. There are quite a few ‘hot and bothered’ scenes but none of them are way over the top, which I really liked. I feel that if they are over the top then it takes away from the story. With this book, each scene added to the story.  Towards the end of the book, I was wondering how the author was going to tie up the loose ends so quickly. But it all worked out and it had a great cliff hanger, making me excited for the next book.  Overall I can say that I am defiantly enjoying this series and the characters. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a book that has you turning the pages with interest and passion. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is book 2, so please read "vanilla on top" first. This one leaves off where #1 ended. Tony has come to realize he has deep feelings for Heather. He starts to build her a photo studio at his place and buys her a car so she can come to his place any time. Heather is just starting a new position at her job as a CFO. She walks into a meeting and finds her cheating ex is hired in a different department and now she has to deal with him again. He is starting something at work and heather doesnt know what to do or how to avoid it. Tony is dealing with his past. His ex calls and says she is pregnate and its his. Tony is scared to lose Heather. What he finds is a woman who stands beside him and loves him while he loves her. Both changing and recovering from the past. Cant wait for book 3. Loved it. Kristy d
LisaGuertin More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in Tony & Heather's story and picks up shortly after the end of Vanilla On Top. If you like well written, well edited books with interesting, yet "real" characters, this is the book for you. The sex is spicy, hot and believable. I loved seeing how Tony and Heather's relationship is developing and strengthening. I'm also looking forward to stories about the secondary characters including Tony's brothers and Heather's friends, possibly even Portia.
DelphinaReadsTooMuch More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts: I actually liked this one even more then Heather and Tony's first book.  It begins right after their first book ends and you get to see what happens after their worlds get flipped on their heads.  I think what I liked best about this one is seeing more about who Heather and Tony are and their connection.  We see them as they try to allow themselves to be emotionally vulnerable with each other and figure out where they really belong in each other's lives and in the world.  We also get to see more of Tony's family and his interactions with them, which endeared me to his character even more.  Even with all the abundant  flaws.  Ok, I just made this book sound super boring.  It is Not. At. All. and if you were hoping it still had the heat of book one; have no fears.  It is actually hotter. 
Sunshine_80 More than 1 year ago
The first book I ever read by C.J. Ellison was Vanilla On Top and I can honestly say she made an instant fan of me. She took the normal alpha male and turned it around. I loved the story and if you have not read it you should. This book picks back up with Heather and Tony. Again, I love them and the story and this book was just as hot as the first. You get to see them going from just benefits to trying to make a real relationship. It was almost an after the happily ever after situation. LOVE IT! Both of their pasts come back to haunt them and you get to see how they deal with it. Trust me when I say the cover is awesome and I can't say anymore because you might think less of me...or know way too much about me... I am giving this book 4.5 stars out of 5 and if you need a hot read go get this book. If you haven't read Vanilla On Top go get that one first. The other book in this series is Avoiding Mr. Right. Get that one too. You can't go wrong with C.J. Ellison!!!
libbysandi More than 1 year ago
How can you expand on an already happy ending between two lover's (Vanilla on Top)? By building their relationship emotionally, not just physically. A test of their feelings with real life possible conflicts, leaves you on the edge of your seat. I was unable to put the book down, because I could feel exactly what the characters were feeling (humor, desire, confusion, pain, love). And C.J. Ellisson is great at not conforming to literary norm, so you never know where the book is going to go. Make sure you have time to read before you pick this book up, since you won't be able to put it down.
WHiggins More than 1 year ago
Ok, so this was another steamy read! Heather and Tony's book did not disappoint. The romance and struggles of their relationship came as a story builder and getting to know the characters kept me reading and looking to turn the page faster. Tony brought out the best in Heather even when she didn't know it. I think Heather finally gave into Tony and Tony got his girl!
alleyoopmgv06 More than 1 year ago
I LOVED Vanilla Twist!!! This is the second book in this series and it was so wonderful. I fell in love with the characters after reading the first book, but CJ did a great job of giving the story depth. Even though it was super HOT and SEXY it also had a great story with twists and turns. Heather and Tony have also grown, they are characters that I would love to know, and feel like I do, in real life!! I love this series and can't wait to read more from C.J Ellisson!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually like my books on the fantasy side... with a lot of heat.... This book has completely changed my mind. It's a breath of fresh air in this genre. C.J. Ellisson was able to not only make the normal 'drama' of life and new relationships interesting, but heartwarming and HOT!!! If you enjoyed Vanilla on Top, you will love this next installment. Tony and Heather develop their new relationship with unexpected (but realistic) new 'twists'.
SaSers More than 1 year ago
I loved loved loved book 2 of this series!  Heather and Tony are the dream pairing.   This book made me laugh, made my heart ache and just feel good all over. The only negative thing about this ended way too soon.  I finished in only a few hours.  I did not want to put it down. Can not wait for number 3!
PerpetuaLW More than 1 year ago
"Vanilla Twist", the much anticipated sequel to C.J. Ellisson's "Vanilla on Top", more than lives up to the original! It takes place not long after the ending to "Vanilla on Top" and we see Heather's and Tony's relationship grow and deepen. But while the two are falling in love with each other (and not realizing they both feel the same way), they each encounter people from their past that are bringing drama that could ruin the relationship they both fought for and deserve to have! While they each try to figure out how to talk about their tense situations, they have steamy dates and Tony creates a surprise for Heather that leads to a very sexy photo shoot and a first-ever gallery showing for one of them! But the exes are closing in, one more tightly than the other. Is their relationship strong enough to handle a possible big change? You absolutely want to find out! I moved from one chapter to the next very quickly, with some suspenseful cliffhangers that were better than cliffhangers I've read before! The writing is amazing, the story flows easily, and you aren't going to want to put the book down for anything! I loved watching Heather and Tony grow as their relationship and feelings for each other got stronger!
lewlin More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Vanilla on Top and this is a great sequel following the romance between Heather and Tony. I felt Heather and Tony have really grown, both individually and as a couple. This book is a great read and well worth it. Ms Ellisson has produced another excellent book. I particularly like how she pays close attention to things like editing etc, which for me, can make or break a book. Congratulations :-)
Kim-Engstrom More than 1 year ago
In this sequel to Vanilla on Top, New York Times best selling author C.J. Ellisson has done it again. The awesome story of Heather and Tony continues, but this time some of their "baggage" gets mixed in. First, Tony had to deal with a not so good blast from the past, his ex, Portia. While at first it seems secrets may ruin things for him and Heather, he finally comes clean and finds that Heather really is an amazingly understanding and loving person. Of course what Tony doesn't realize is that Heather is dealing with past baggage of her own. Jimmy, Heather' s most recent ex, shows up where she least expects it. As their story unfolds, it's nice to see that their relationship isn't all sunshine, roses and amazing sex. They have their ups and downs, but it only makes them stronger. I found myself laughing, crying, getting mad and every other emotion you can imagine. When C.J. sets out to write a story, she makes sure she gets you so engrossed that you're sad to see it end. Another well done book by C.J. Ellisson.
ondreea More than 1 year ago
Happily Ever After...almost. Heather and Tony are well on their way, but there is a long road to travel -- such is life. Great and thoughtful continuation of the Heather and Tony story. Since this story was the "next step" in their relationship it was also that next step of depth to the story. The sex scenes are still hot, but there is a lot of personal growth and introspection in this book that you would expect of two adults moving their relationship to that serious level. Life throws the proverbial curve for both Heather and Tony. C.J. Ellisson walks you through how each character approaches their personal demons and crises not with them always handling it with good grace. Her characters are believable adults with realistic reactions to life and relationships. Ms Ellisson avoids the cheap plots tricks that many contemporary authors use to drive the story. If you want a romance with more depth and character and yet still has steamy sex, I recommend this book and series.