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on April 16, 2019
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On the day of Lia’s university graduation party, her parents—wealthy art collectors with friends in high places—gift her a beautiful wine cup, a rare artifact decorated with roses. It’s a stunning gift, and one that August Bowman, a friend of her parents and a guest at Lia’s party, also has his eye on. The cup, August tells her, is known as the Rose Kylix, and it’s no ordinary cup. It was used in the temple ceremonies of Eros, Greek god of erotic love, and has the power to bring the most intimate sexual fantasies to life.
But Lia is skeptical of August’s claims of the cup’s mythology and magic—after all, he’s a collector himself, and she suspects he just wants to get his hands on this impressive piece of art. So he dares her to try it for herself, and when Lia drinks from the Rose Kylix she is suddenly immersed in an erotic myth so vivid it seems real—as though she’s living out the most sensual fantasy with August by her side…
Realizing the true power of this ancient and dangerous relic, Lia is even more wary of giving it up, though August insists it is only safe with him. He’s willing to pay the full value of the cup, but Lia has another type of trade in mind. One that finds them more tangled up in each other—and in fantasy—than either was prepared for.
First off I just have to say how much I love this cover. This book pretty muck takes the reader on several erotic fantasies based on Greek mythology. I have to say the Tiffany Reisz did a wonderful job with her vivid attention to detail.
Every time the couple explored a new fantasy, I saw it play out in my head and felt like I was there!
I really liked August and Lia as a couple. I have read a few books by this author but none written like this before and I mean that in a good way. Apparently I need to check out “The Red” by this author and see what I’ve been missing!
This story held my attention from beginning to end. If you like provocative reads that sweep you away to majestic places be sure to check this story out!