Sunday, April 14, 2013

Orchids For Lila Review

From sex clubs to botanical gardens, romance explodes when a typical college student meets a hot, sexy vampire. Torn between fear and desire, Lila will discover life is a lot more interesting when you’re dating a vampire, and a lot more dangerous!

Lila Ray has spent the last three years focused on getting her college degree, ignoring men who aren’t worth her time. Everything changes when she meets Jack Hall. He’s tall, handsome, confident, and completely irresistible, turning Lila’s world upside-down when she loses control of her senses and gives herself to him.

Lila and Jack share intense sexual chemistry, and she soon discovers why he’s so irresistible—he’s a vampire. Lila is torn between her fear of what he is and her uncontrollable desire to be with him.

As the emotional and sexual bonds between them deepen, the secrets pile up, and Lila struggles to understand what it means to be in a relationship with a vampire. Despite her list of never-ending questions, Jack cannot tell her anything … yet. Lila learns that love and lust can bud in a vampire sex club and blossom in a botanical garden, but will their love be enough to keep them together? And can she leave the human world she’s known and everyone in it for eternity?

I didn't know what to expect coming into this novel, but I didn't leave disappointed at all. September Roberts (whose name I adore!) gave me a very romantic and sexual relationship between a sexy vampire and a quirky co-ed. I was a little worried about reading this through due to the heroine's age, but it turns out, it wasn't a huge distraction. In fact it worked given how little she knew of the world and how naive she was. It gives a perfect backdrop for a vampire to be able to teach and mold.

Jack Hall (our sexy vampire) is completely charming. He is kind and gentle and patient and completely romantic. He makes Lila feel safe and yet when she needs him to be dominant with her he is. I really really like him. Lila is fun and sweet and the relationship she has with her father is one that every little girl wishes she has. Her dad is a complete trip! Bob, Lila's father, is the kind of man that you want your future husband to be. And I think Lila finds at least a majority of that in Jack.

There are a few hiccups for me in the book. I really didn't understand Lila's relationship with Jan. And she sorta breaks the new boyfriend/friends & family rule. You know the one where you aren't supposed to forget you have a life of your own. But other than that, I enjoyed this book immensely. 

I definitely recommend this book. Keep in mind it is very mellow and not as intense as other Vampire/mortal love stories out there, but I think that is why I enjoyed it so much.

I give Orchids for Lila 4 lipsticks!


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