The Sensualist and the Untouched by Susan Laine ~ Book Review by Caroline

23594275 Title: The Sensualist and the Untouched

Author: Susan Laine

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars

Blurb:

Being over thirty is not an issue for Corey Paige. Being frigid and a virgin, however, is a huge problem for the only son of a newspaper magnate. No matter the risk, Corey’s intent on resolving both problems in one go.

Enter Lucian Allard, a wealthy hedonist with a notorious reputation at club Boudoir—and an unconventional sexual mentoring program for those who suffer from dysfunctions. As the two men begin a sensual journey to awaken Corey’s libido, Corey’s frigid body isn’t all that begins to melt. His untouched feelings also spark to life.

Though a family emergency puts a halt to awakening Corey’s senses and desires, Corey and Lucian grow closer as friends. Then an unexpected kiss from Lucian in Corey’s most desperate hour changes everything. Now Corey must decide if the program is still an aid or an obstacle to two lonely men trying to maintain a professional detachment but falling hopelessly in love.

Caroline’sView:

If you are looking for something fast paced then you are in the wrong place. If you are looking for something a bit different with time spent building up the characters as you get to know them with a lot of sensuality then you have hit gold.

This story is told from both Corey and Lucian’s perspective and although initially you think they are very different characters as the story unfolds you can’t help but notice their similarities. They both have issues to work through, albeit quite different ones, but they both want something from life that is quite similar.
Corey Paige is a trust fund baby who looks to have everything in life. He is the son of newspaper tycoon but over the years his relationship with his father has become difficult. The only problem he has in his life is personal, very personal. He doesn’t know anyone else who has reached their thirties and is still a virgin; the problem is further complicated by the fact that he feels nothing when around good looking men or women leading him to believe he is frigid. When he finally braves up and decides to tackle the problem he is sent to a sexual mentor who will challenge him every step of the way.

Lucian Allard is a hoot. His use of the English language is enough to make you laugh until you cry. Lucian is also a wealthy man but he works hard and plays harder. He owns a sex club called Boudoir and has a notorious reputation as a sexual deviant. Lucian mentors people with all sorts of sexual problems and believes he can cure Corey of any problems he may have.

As the two men set out to discover what is causing Corey’s problems they also become friends. It is slow and sensuous with a lot of time spent in close proximity of each other but it is not all about the sexual side of things as Corey opens himself up to smell, touch and taste and starts to really feel. As Corey responds so beautifully Lucian also finds himself opening up in different ways and starts to question what is missing from his life.

There is family drama that throws the men even closer together and there is sadness through death that rips their hearts out. There is also a slow slow build up to a passionate love affair that neither man was expecting but nor can they turn away from.

Buy Links

Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks
Barnes & Noble

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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