tart (tärt) n. 2. b. A woman considered to be sexually promiscuous. tr.v. tart·ed, tart·ing, tarts Chiefly British To dress up or make fancy in a tawdry, garish way. Often used with up.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT:
Cherry Kilgore is a plus sized beauty who moonlights at a strip club and goes by the name Tart. She dances to have control over her body and chase away her demons, hiding behind a mask, the only thing that makes her feel free. She loves ‘em and leaves ‘em, never letting a man get too close. Until she meets a man one night that strips her bare with his electric green eyes.
Kellan Morgan is a playboy with a good heart, who loves a woman with real curves.
When he figures out that the woman hiding under her mask is worth revealing, he decides to play her game… A game that is full of pleasure, pain, going the distance and finally getting the ultimate prize…
Realizing that love can truly be found in the darkest of places.
I LOVE CHERRY.
I do. I have adored her since Scarlett first told me she was coming. I saw the cover and thought, I want her hair. I begged and pleaded for an ARC. She sent me one. I squealed like a little girl.
More truth. I started reading this before I had to take my 6 year old to dance and could not put it down. That isn’t unusual for me. What is unusual is that normally, I can make myself put it down for a couple of minutes to do the essentials. Not this time, this time I was so engrossed that I had my iPad propped up on my make up box, leaning on a basket, so I could attempt to read it while doing my hair. I can say in 38 years I have never attempted to read while doing my hair.
It’s that good.
Then, I was reading at dance and I had a hard time keeping my face neutral. I think other parents were staring at me when my mouth would drop open or I would laugh or start fanning myself. I did stop to talk to one mom and show her what I was reading but I’m not sure I like that. It took away from my reading time. Make friends? Read? Read? Make friends? It’s a tough choice.
Scarlett Jade poured heart and soul into this book. You can feel it with every page turn. It is definitely an erotic romance, the hot scenes are extra hot (look for the one with sensory deprivation, holy moly, but the love story that is there, absolutely beautiful. There’s this scene where Cherry reaches out to her mom, it broke my heart. I’ve been in that conversation. I was much younger than Cherry. I don’t care what age you are, that conversation hurts. You think this one thing for so many years and then it is ripped out from underneath you. I’ve lived that pain, she did such a good job bringing us in and letting us feel Cherry’s hurt.
Kellen makes me smile.
If he behaved the way he did with Cherry from the git go, that would probably be a sexual harassment lawsuit waiting to happen, but with Cherry it felt right.
Cue the song What A Man right now because that is totally what I was thinking of him when I was done reading.
Not only do we have the sexy man, the beautiful woman with some commitment issues, and the hot steamy scenes, Scarlett is hilarious. You get things like this thrown in:
They looked a lot like Oompa Loompas had caught them in the back alley behind a hairdresser, snatched their weaves while they got boned front eh back, and then beat them with a 64 color box of Crayolas before letting them go. In other words, they were a hot mess……
I have read almost all of her books and as amazing as I thought she was when I first became a fan, Scarlett Jade just continues to put out books that are another step ahead of her last one. I don’t know how she does it. Each book is even better than the last one, and the last one I gave 5 stars too. She is an awesomely talented author and if you haven’t, you really need to check her out.
I cannot wait to see what comes out of that mind of hers next!
MEET THE WRITER:
Lover of chocolate, sexy, sweet men, and coffee, lots of coffee. Amazon Bestselling Author of Beautiful Downfall and September Tango.
Scarlett is giving away a Kindle Fire and TONS of other good stuff.