SHE’S ON TOP
ISBN# (13) 978-0-7582-1703-5/(10) 0-7582-1703-X
Aphrodisia/Kensington Publishing Corp.
850 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022
Rating: 5 cups
Rina Goldberg is a musician who plays both the piano and the clarinet. She is seeing a nice man named Al, but wishes she could have what she once did with her first lover Giancarlo.
Giancarlo Mancini is a music video director, something that his family does not entirely approve of since they wanted him to be a classical musician. Still he loves it, and cannot imagine himself doing anything else.
When Al pops the big question, Rina is stunned to say the least. She likes Al well enough but knows that she does not love him, and she only wants to marry for love. So she sends him on his way and lets him know she will give him an answer later, and in the meantime she schedules an emergency lunch with her best friends hoping they can help her make a final decision. After her discussion with her friends and careful consideration, she decides to contact Giancarlo and see if he wants to meet hoping to discover if their mutual attraction is still alive and well. Alive and well it is, but now Rina must make a decision between comfort and ease, or an emotional roller coaster ride and love with Giancarlo.
She’s on Top is classic romance with a huge dose of erotic love thrown in! Rina as a woman who is voluptuous rather than skinny is oh so easy to relate to. In this day and age with the emphasis being that only skinny women are attractive, if you do not fit that mold it can be very difficult. I loved how the author used Giancarlo to teach Rina that she was beautiful no matter what her size. This made this book very enjoyable. I also really liked the theme of first love getting a second chance because after all who does not remember their first love, and who among us has not wondered what it would be like if given a second chance? Ms. Lyons took that question we all have and ran with it, coming up with a first rate scenario for this book. The lovemaking scenes are excellent in that they are realistic and tasteful. You could not ask for a better romance, and I highly recommend it!
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