Release Date: January 13, 2015
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the author. This does not affect my rating and my review is provided voluntarily.
Rating: 4 Bookworms
Throw back a shot of pure sin.
Leo Petrova has a dirty secret that's about to get blown wide open. The exclusive VIP area hidden beneath his night club, Shot of Sin, is short staffed a bartender. The only available replacement is Shay - his temptation, his distraction - the sole woman he refuses to escort down the secret staircase. She has no clue about the private adult club that lies beneath her feet and he'd prefer to keep it that way. The Vault of Sin is the only place he can let his sexual proclivities run wild and he's learned the hard way that Shay is too virtuous to be comfortable in the erotic environment.
Shay Porter is curious as to why her boss, the king of mixed messages, seems almost desperate to keep her from discovering what's on the other side of the guarded door at the back of the building. But she's never backed down from a challenge before. Sliding into Leo's arms and this new world of carnal exploration is addictive yet frightening. She could lose her job, her self-respect, and her heart.
Exposing a vanilla woman to a sorbet lifestyle isn't something Leo's business partners approve of. Secrets are at stake. Friendships, too. And through it all, neither one of them can ignore the wicked taste of sin threatening to tear it all apart.
Warning: This sex club does not carry the government's stamp of approval. Contains devilish debauchery, delightful deviance, and dancing on the edge of the darkest of sexual desires.
Please note: This book was previously released by Samhain Publishing. This new edition contains a few slight tweaks as well as a new setting for the series.
Eden Summers is one of those authors I've read, enjoyed, and have no idea why I haven't read more of! The Vault series is one I'd been curious about and after finishing A Shot of Sin, the introduction, I can't wait to continue it!
The series revolves around three best friends who co-own a restaurant, a bar, and a special club. A Shot of Sin is Leo's story and it was a great read. I'm also looking forward to the other two guys' stories because Summers gave me just enough about them to leave me drooling...err, eagerly anticipating their stories.
Leo is a demanding but fair guy. He's obviously loyal and absolutely handsome. He's the "people person" in the group. He's been attracted to Shay, a bartender who works for him, since she first handed in her application. The feeling is completely mutual but after a quick encounter, Leo is convinced she couldn't handle his particular tastes when it comes to sex - something he's vulnerable about. (and don't worry - it's nothing that weird)
Shay is great! She's attractive, witty, and really good at her job. All three guys adore and appreciate her. She does have a tendency to come out swinging, verbally, when she's feeling vulnerable emotionally but they all know that and deal. She's very independent and doesn't want to rely on a man but she'd give her I-teeth for another shot at Leo.
A Shot of Sin was an engaging introduction to the series, allowing me to become acquainted with Leo, as well as experience the lust between he and Shay...and they are steamy together. I think what I appreciated most was witnessing these two work at something meaningful. They supported one another, listened and were understanding of each other's feelings and vulnerabilities. Even if Shay did react immaturely at times, it made for a compelling read.
And now I'm dying to get started on Tate's and Brute's stories!