Review: Blushing Violet by Ann Mayburn

Posted March 13, 2012 by Annie in Reviews / 3 Comments

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Review: Blushing Violet by Ann Mayburn
Blushing Violet
by Ann Mayburn

3 Stars


Released: November 16, 2011
Published by Ellora's Cave
Pages: 110

BLUSHING VIOLET is my first Ann Mayburn read. Right of the bat, I knew I would enjoy her books. I love her writing style and felt that she did a really good job of writing Violet’s POV. Violet is a closet submissive. Her parents are a little judgemental so she hides this part of herself from others for fear of being judge as something other than curious. Tired of being told how to live, Violet takes the leap and posts her profile on an online dating site where she has to lists some of her favorite books to come up with matches.

Two best friends come up on her list – Carlos and Morgan. Both are dominants and unwilling to give the other guy a chance at being with Violet. So they decide to see her both separately and leave the choice up to her.

This book is a very short one, which is why I feel like everything was very rushed. The sex is hot, but quick. The bonds forged between Dom and sub are done quickly and don’t always feel so strong. However, given the number of pages this book is, it’s totally understandable. As my first Ann Mayburn read, I knew that this would be a start of a new obsession. I liked Mayburn’s voice enough to check out some of her others books. Hopefully, I’ll enjoy those ones too.

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About Ann Mayburn

Ann is Queen of the Castle to her wonderful husband and three sons in the mountains of West Virginia. In her past lives she's been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist, a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead(though she will deny to her children that it ever happened).

From a young age she's been fascinated by myths and fairytales, and the romance that often was the center of the story. As Ann grew older and her hormones kicked in, she discovered trashy romance novels. Great at first, but she soon grew tired of the endless stories with a big wonderful emotional buildup to really short and crappy sex. Never a big fan of purple prose, throbbing spears of fleshy pleasure and wet honey pots make her giggle, she sought out books that gave the sex scenes in the story just as much detail and plot as everything else-without using cringe worthy euphemisms. This led her to the wonderful world of Erotic Romance, and she's never looked back.

Now Ann spends her days trying to tune out cartoons playing in the background to get into her 'sexy space' and has learned to type one handed while soothing a cranky baby.

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