Saturday, April 6, 2013

Review - Venetian Love Knots by Normandie Alleman

Venetian Love Knots
by Normandie Alleman

Publisher: Total e Bound Publishing
Release Date: February 24, 2013

Genre: Multiple Partner/BDSM
Length: 79 Pages 


Buy Links:  Kindle    Nook    Total e Bound    ARe 

Book Description:

In Venice, Allison Fox will find love in the arms of two men. Her past collides with her future in a battle for her heart. Which one will win?

Travelling to Venice to be the maid of honour in her best friend’s wedding sounds like a great vacation, and a romantic way to spend Valentine’s Day. But when Allison Fox discovers who the best man is, she is torn between duty and self-preservation.

It has taken Allison four years to put her tumultuous relationship with the rodeo cowboy behind her after a violent incident ripped them apart. Now Allison must find a way to face her past and find closure with her old flame. But will she be able to put the past behind her?

Cole is the Texas cowboy who has never got over his love for Allison. But when he declares his love for her after all this time, is she strong enough to walk away from the intense passion they share? 

For years Nico, a handsome Italian, was committed to nothing but his work. Nico never expected he would meet an American beauty who would awaken in him a desire to love again. Once he finds her, Nico vows to never let Allison go.

It will be a Valentine’s Day to remember, but who will win Allison’s heart?

Venetian Love Knots, the debut release of author Normandie Alleman, is a short, hot, and rapidly paced reminder to be careful what we wish for.  Set in Venice during the Valentine's Day holiday, Ms. Alleman gives us the tale of a romantic triangle made up of a woman, the ex-lover who wants her back, and a potential new lover who wants to cherish her.  While I found the romance somewhat weak, the sexual chemistry between the characters
is definitely hot.

Allison Fox can't wait to attend her best friend's wedding in Venice, at least until she discovers that Cole, the man who broke her heart will be there too, as the groom's best man.  Determined to make the best of the situation, Allison intends to keep her distance from Cole and enjoy her vacation. While falling for Nico, one of the groom's handsome Italian cousins, wasn't a part of Allison's plans, she can't deny the instant attraction between them.

Realizing no woman has ever satisfied him the way she can, Cole is determined to get Allison back - even if he has to give her a small part of himself emotionally.  Knowing she can't resist the chemistry between them, Cole is prepared to do whatever it takes to get back his girl.

A widower for two years, Nico has only been focused on his work.  Then he meets Allison, the young beautiful American who is taking part in his cousin's wedding, and realizes it's not too late to fall in love.  He'll do whatever it takes to keep Allison in his future.

The scenes between Allison and Cole make it clear why their relationship has never worked. While Allison knows she can't trust Cole, she can't seem to tell him to get lost and he  knows just how to play with her emotions and her body.  While I didn't always care for Allison, there were a few times I wanted to shake her, I absolutely hated, hated, hated Cole.  He was a total Alpha-Jerk, and I kept hoping he'd get run over by a runaway Mack truck!  At the same time, Nico proves over and over again, why he would be the better choice to guard Allison's heart and take care of her body.

Will Cole prove to be the man Allison needs him to be or will he once again break her heart?  Will Nico be able to convince Allison to trust him with her heart?  You'll have to read Venetian Love Knots to find out,

My Rating:  3 out of 5 Stars
FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour in exchange for a fair and honest review.


  1. This isn't my usual type of read but I think I might just have to give this one a shot.
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  2. I LOVE bdsm books and always looking for new ones. Thanks!