Nights In White Satin
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by Adrianna Dane
Category: Erotica/Erotic Romance/Romance
Description: Celine Valentini had found some measure of acceptance in her solitary life until the arrival of an unexpected, handsome visitor. He informs her that her grandfather is ill and he's there to escort her back to him--and to the circus family she'd fled seven years earlier. Once a talented member of The Flying Valentinis, she must now face not only her fear of returning to the trapeze, but also the man who'd callously dismissed her love. Passionate, heartbreaking memories of her knight in white satin are the real reason she's never been able to return. Peter Cortland, running from the tragic loss, first of his child, then his wife, found solace and some sense of peace behind the painted white facade of a clown, the presence of one lone teardrop the only outward evidence of the heavy sorrow he carried inside. Undeniably drawn to the vibrant and beautiful aerial performer, when a terrible accident almost takes her life, in a desperate act of self-preservation he forces her out of his heart. It's taken seven years for him to come to terms with his tragedies and now he wants another chance at the love he threw away all those years ago. Beneath the Big Top, surrounded by the scent of sawdust, greasepaints, and the glittering energy of the center ring, can Celine and Peter face their inner fears and reclaim what they've lost? Five years ago it wasn't an accident that almost killed Celine. Will a jealous, unbalanced rage rooted in the past again rear its ugly head, only this time to succeed in causing Celine's destruction?
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2005
eBookwise Release Date: November 2005
8 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [113 KB]
Reading time: 75-106 min.
"4 Stars!...An erotic treat that I enjoyed reading...The passion that flared between Peter and Celine was scorching hot and filled with great emotion...There were times when a few tears threaten[ed] to fall as Peter relived how he dealt with his daughter's illness. I even held my breath as Celine was forced to defeat her demons within. Just when I thought everything was going well with Peter and Celine, Ms. Dane tossed in a twister that completely threw me for a loop. If you want a sensual interlude with wonderful characters in a modern setting, then look to Ms. Dane's Nights In White Satin."--Contessa Scion, Just Erotic Romance Reviews
"4 1/2 Stars!...Adrianna Dane has given us a delightful story of love lost and found again, jealousy and life's sorrow...Will alternately grab you with suspense and captivate you with true love and passion. From the first line to the last, Nights in White Satin is one story you won't want to miss...Celine and Peter are suited as a couple and their scenes together are really hot, with fantastic chemistry...I highly recommend this one."--Elise, eCataRomance Reviews
Just as she replaced the phone on the base, she sensed Peter's presence behind her. She looked up and saw his reflection in the sliding glass doors.
She devoured him with her eyes. This wasn't the whimsical unisex facade of the mime clown, one who lyrically floated through the crowds, mimicking and spreading laughter and magical delight to children and adults alike.
Nor was it the intensely dominating creature of her dreams. The one who molded and awakened her naked body like sensual putty in his hands. Who revealed every dark passionate facet of her inner secret fantasies.
No, the image reflected back to her was definitely all male. Broad shoulders and a solid chest were enhanced by the close fit of a white T-shirt. Blue jeans enhanced narrow hips and well-muscled thighs. He stood quietly behind her, studying her with a searing intensity she found unnerving. His sandy, sun-kissed hair was still damp and looked darker in the dim light of the room. The late afternoon had also darkened his jaw with a five o-clock shadow, giving him a brooding, rugged definition she found enticing. Her gaze drifted downward, noting his feet were bare, and the casual ease with which he stood storming her hard-fought attempt at control.
Sucking in a great gulp of air, it seemed to lodge painfully in her chest. The sight of him was so heady it caused her head to spin and her stomach tumbled in response. Her hands balled into fists at her sides as she fought to retain control and she turned away from the reflection and faced the real thing.