Sahara H ARC Review: Platinum by Jeffe Kennedy

Platinum_final-cover-for-Jeffe-Kennedy-300Althea Grant’s Charleston gallery might be suffering from the bad economy, and her artistic aspirations have gone nowhere, but she’s doing just fine, thank you. When bad-boy sculptor Steel rides up on his motorcycle looking to rent studio space, his infusion of cash is more than welcome. But his art is raw, visceral, sexual—and completely inappropriate for her pastel world of watercolor landscapes.

Steel, fascinated by Althea’s rare albino coloring, sees in her the key to his next piece: a metal satyr designed for bondage games. Moving into her gallery basement is the first step; seducing the cool Southern belle into modeling for him is the second.

As Steel peels away her careful manners and tasteful outfits, Althea begins to realize her life isn’t just fine at all—it’s as pale and washed-out as the watercolor paintings she’s failing to sell. Can she transform her life and accept her most secret desires?

  • File Size: 274 KB
  • Print Length: 117 pages
  • Publisher: Carina Press (February 25, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A9V2X3M
  • Preorder at Amazon

 

Set to publish on Feb. 25, 2013, Platinum is a hot BDSM tale from Jeffe Kennedy. The story features Althea Grant, an albino heroine whose gallery is failing. In rides hot biker and metal sculptor, Steele (like Madonna or Prince) and he rents space from her Charleston gallery. Steele is fascinated by Althea’s unique coloring and Althea is fascinated by taking a chance to walk on the wild side. She is torn between keeping her status quo in the same relationship with current boyfriend “Boreandon” and exploring Steele’s offer for her to “model.” Of course modeling comes in with sexual interest.

A lot of the erotica novels/novellas I’ve read lately deal with sexual exploration. As an erotic tale, Platinum works. Steele pulls Althea out of her shell and into a whole world of erotic submission and domination. The work focuses more on the bondage aspect and some control on Steele’s part rather than delving fully into the BDSM lifestyle. Rather there is more of a control and submission element in the sexual activity with bondage and restraints intermixed. The real key is Althea exploring herself and her own sexuality. The other challenge is moving the relationship between Althea and Steele out of the gallery basement and into public. Some readers might be annoyed by Althea’s reluctance to make her relationship with the bad-boy biker public. Having lived a certain way for a long time, I did find her reluctance a bit annoying, but understandable.  Overall, Platinum is a fun, sexy read.

3.5 STARS

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