26 June 2014

Review: Beyond the Velvet Rope by Tiffany Ashley

Title: Beyond The Velvet Rope by Tiffany Ashley 
Release date: June 24th


Welcome to Club Babylon: where the A-list VIPs come to play 
Scoring a gig at Miami's Club Babylon is a fantasy come true for New York promoter Thandie Shaw. The hottest club on the strip is a magnet for major South Beach movers and shakers. And Thandie's about to meet the biggest player of them all.
Babylon owner Elliot Richards is macho, arrogant, sexist—everything Thandie doesn't want in a boss or lover. Elliot is also the most erotic man who's ever wanted to take her to bed. But Thandie's no fool. Even as he tries to seduce her into a world of intense and shocking passion, she knows it's too good to last…especially after she uncovers Elliot's explosive secrets.
Thandie's going down a dangerous road, and she's risking a lot more than her career. Torn between doubt and desire, will she have to pay the ultimate price?
Darkly sensual and deeply moving, Beyond the Velvet Rope takes you into a world of uncontrollable desire and unexpected consequences.

 My Review

This is the first book that I’ve read by Tiffany Ashley and it's certainly not going to be my last. I admit, I had a hard time rating this but considering that I enjoyed the story, I couldn't give this any less than 3 stars.

Thandie Shaw and Elliot Richards are both intriguing characters. And though there are times that I wanted to shake them for their mind-boggling and downright frustrating decision making, their chemistry is undeniable.

That said, I wish I felt more connection with either of them. 

Elliot, for me the most part, was closed off. I wish I know more about him. The only thing that I really know about him is that he plays games and that he's shit-hot, women can't help but have spontaneous orgasms around him. Readers know this because Thandie, the main narrator of this story, keeps reminding readers of this.

That would have been fine with me, up to a point but Thandie just keeps mentioning it. And mentioning it that I had to roll my eyes and just go, "I get it. I get it!"  

Thandie was... complicated. I like complicated. She's smart and strong except when it comes to Elliot. But then, Elliot is Elliot, so I guess it's believable that she loses her mind when it comes to him. Maybe. I don't usually like heroines to lose their minds around the hero, but like I said, I couldn't really complain because their chemistry is undeniable.
Other than that, I really enjoyed this book and I'm looking forward to reading more from this series. 

Rating: 3.5 stars!

About Tiffany Ashley
As a child, Tiffany always dreamed of writing her own novels. Having possessed a passion for books, her desire to become a published author is now a reality. Her first novel, Love Script, released in 2007, received rave reviews. Known for her steamy and sometimes emotionally exhausting interracial romances, Tiffany looks forward to a long and adventurous career. Tiffany lives in Dallas, Texas where she continues to write her novels.