Author: Liv Morris
Rating: 4.25 /5 Stars
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: July 30, 2013
Adam Kingsley reigns as the young prince of Manhattan. Everything he touches turns to gold making him the envy of Wall Street. Women swoon at his feet, money falls out of his pockets, and his killer good looks are as wicked as sin. A dangerous trifecta.
What more could a thirty-two year old man wish for? Maybe that his life never changes and his past stays far away? Sounds reasonable but life seldom is.
Kathryn Delcour is a beautiful and alluring socialite with unique erotic tastes. When she suddenly appears on the New York City social scene, Adam finds her too tempting to resist. He has to have her, but she is warned to stay away from him and his player ways. She tries her hardest to keep him at arm’s length however Kathryn’s arms may not be strong enough to hold Adam at bay.
Hidden secrets, Kathryn’s passion for an ancient sexual practice, and a former business partner wanting to inflict a deadly revenge set the scene for a wild ride as Adam tells the story in his own words.
Intended for mature audiences. 18+ An 87,000 word love story.
Adam’s Apple by Liv Morris is an intriguing book written from the point of view of Adam Kingsley. Adam is a billionaire player in the New York City financial and elite social scene. Unfortunately his life is falling apart at the seams and he doesn’t even realize it; until he meets strong, sassy and confident Kathryn Delcour at a charity fund raiser. Kathryn sees right through the facade, which Adam has done everything in his power to erect around himself. When it comes to Adam, Kathyrn has the subtlety of a nuclear strike; total devastation. Adam is intrigued by her and does something he has never done, he pursues her. Adam isn’t the type of man who pursues woman, he is they type where woman fall at his feet to serves him. To say the character has an ego would be an understatement.
What I like about this book. First off the characters were in their early 30’s, no young ingenue in this female character. Kathryn is feisty, and has a take not prisoners attitude, but at the same time the author gave me, the reader, glimpses of her vulnerability. Adam is haunted by his current situation and his past. To Adam, people are disposable, and that is how he has treated most people, especially woman. I like that the book was written from the players point of view, so I was given a glimpse of the real Adam, and his struggles.
I thought the timeline was fast paced, as the book is written in a 48 hour time frame. The way that Kathryn was introduced, I thought she would have made Adam make remarkable change before even considering going out with him. As it is written the chemistry between the two characters is palpable, it is even felt in their banter. Kathryn is able to see beyond Adam’s facade. Ms. Morris also is able to spin a nice thriller aspect into the book, which results in both Adam and Kathryn being thrust together, helping to propel a relationship that might have gone a slower pace, if not for the danger aspect. The book touches on the practice of Tantric yoga, but it is on the periphery, I assume that book #2, Adam’s Fall, will have more of the Tantra side of Kathryn. Ms. Morris is able to write both good dialogue and compelling plot in her book. I experienced Adam’s emotions right along with the character. This book needs to be put on your TBR list immediately.
About the AuthorLiv Morris resides in Manhattan with her first and hopefully last husband. She received a degree in communication from the University of Maryland. Liv has published five short stories in the Love in the City series. Her debut novel, Adam’s Apple, was published in July 2013.