Review: By Invitation Only by Stephanie Julian

Posted February 2, 2013 by Jessica in Reviews / 3 Comments

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Review: By Invitation Only by Stephanie Julian
By Invitation Only
by Stephanie Julian

4 Stars


Released: December 31, 2012
Series: Salon Games #1
Published by Berkley Trade
Pages: 320


“By Private Invitation is just sexiness.” ~Under the Covers

After going through a horrible break up that involved seeing her boyfriend in between the legs of his secretary, Annabelle is determined to have fun, even if it is for one night.  There’s a New Year’s Eve costume party at the infamous Haven Hotel and she’s got two tickets for her and her friend Kate.  Just one night of fun is all she needs before she goes back to her life as an antiques and erotic art dealer.

Smooth, charming and rich as all hell, Jared is considered to be a class A playboy.  He lives life classy, flashy and no strings attached.  As part owner of the Haven Hotel he not only brings his style and charisma to the hotel but his naughty side as well.  By creating one floor known as the Salon for his closest friends where they can explore their most intimate desires, Haven Hotel is considered to be an exclusive good time.  And there’s nothing better to Jared than women, drinks and a good party.  With his New Year’s Eve extravaganza in full swing Jared thinks it will be another night of drinking, socializing and an after party up at the Salon, or so he thinks.

When Annabelle and Jared meet, it’s lust in full swing.  I mean, they’re HOT!  I want to watch them get it on!  What I love about this book is that it’s considered erotic but without the cheap feel that some erotic novels leave you with.  It also doesn’t have the classic male dominant force meets classic pathetic female and poof they’re in love.  Annabelle and Jared actually enjoy playing both roles and I LOVE that, mainly because that is just the type of gal I am.  *wink*

These two are actual grownups with real problems, real jobs and a real healthy appetite for getting it on at any given opportunity, at any given time.  They have a way of making outdoor sex seem sensual and ground breaking without it feeling smutty.  Annabelle and Jared drown in passion for one another; they drip with a raw, animalistic need that just seems right.

But of course no story is complete without its share of some kind of drama and in this case it happens to be their pasts.  Annabelle and Jared are prisoners of their pasts.  But one thing is for sure, they can’t stay away from each other no matter how hard they try.

By Private Invitation is just sexiness.  So what are you waiting for?  Read it!

*Review copy provided by publisher

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About Stephanie Julian

Stephanie Julian writes sophisticated, sultry romance for adventurous readers.

She is the author of the best-selling Salon Games series. BY PRIVATE INVITATION (Salon Games 1) was an RT Magazine Top Pick. OVER EXPOSED (Salon Games 3) released July 2014. Her serial erotic romance, An Indecent Proposition, is a reader favorite.

She also writes several paranormal erotic series, including Forgotten Goddesses, Darkly Enchanted and Lucani Lovers.
Stephanie is happily married to a Springsteen fanatic and the mother of two sons who introduced her to the joys of Slipknot, Warped Tour and never-ending headaches.
Find out why Romantic Times magazine, Simply Romance Reviews, Night Owl Romance and Joyfully Reviewed have called Stephanie's stories "fascinating," "truly fantastic," "intoxicating," "highly imaginative" and "hot enough to peel paint."

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I’m a 30 year old food and wine-aholic with a slight makeup obsession. When I’m not working long hours at the office, you can find me at home living the toddler life. So needless to say, after everyone is tucked in I like to spend my nights getting lost in a good book. Paranormal Romance seems to be my go to but these days I’ve been branching out and enjoying New Adult and Contemporary Romance.

The lovely ladies of UTC help me venture out into other genres to fill all my naughty little voids and in return I get to feel cool and do some reviews for them.
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Maria D.

Thanks for the review – this sounds good

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Thanks for the review.


Thanks Jessica!