April 15, 2016

REVIEW & EXCERPT: Models on Top - Danny

Models on Top - Danny, by S. L. Scott
Publish Date:
April 11, 2016
Publisher: self-published
Format: e-ARC, provided by Inkslinger PR
Genre: adult contemporary romance
To Buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Rating: 4 STARS

(Synopsis) Everything you’ve heard about modeling is true, and you haven’t heard the half of it.
It’s glamorous.

It’s sexy.
And yes, the line between work and reality often blurs.

We’re not just prototypes of perfection. Models have feelings and desires, too. We may be genetically gifted, but we’re still human.

I’m only human. Yes, an extraordinary specimen that earns more in a day than most make in a year, but this eight pack didn’t create itself. I spend hours working on this body. The good looks just come natural. *Winks* Thanks, Mom and Dad.
I’m Danny Weston, Supermodel.

But one path was traded for another when I chose this career. Ten years later, I would trade my career to have it back. To have her back.
Reese Carmichael is the one woman I would give it all up for, and the only one I can’t have. Yet.

I've got to be honest - Models on Top - Danny was a huge surprise. I started the book expecting a fun romp - a humorous, light-hearted read about a sexy, cocky model who meets his match in his childhood sweetheart. 

This is not that book. 

This is a story about a couple very much in love, but due to life choices and ambitions and misunderstandings, they separated. The separation was painful and heartbreaking and affected them for the next ten years as they tried to move on. But, moving on from the love of your life is sometimes impossible, as they discover when work brings them back together again. 

My heart broke again and again for Danny and Reese. It broke for them as young college seniors, who were desperately trying to make a go of their long distance relationship. It broke for them again when they saw each other ten years later and realized how much they had missed in that time. And it broke again when they rediscovered their connection, only to realize that new circumstances were going to once again prevent them from being together. 

Models on Top - Danny was a really serious book. It seemed that Danny and Reese were constantly finding themselves in impossible situations, which was really frustrating. I wanted to feel some hope for them to be together, but at every turn, it seemed like there was something that was going to keep them apart - whether it be Danny's manwhore past that Reese now has a hard time seeing past, or it's Reese's douchey ex-boyfriend who seems determined to make her life a living hell. For awhile, it seemed their HEA was out of reach. 

This was my first book by S. L. Scott, and I have to say that I was really impressed. I really liked her writing, and I liked how she explored both sides of the advertising industry - both the ad side and the talent side. She also took us to many different locales in the book - Nebraska, New York, LA, Texas, Paris - we were all over the place, which was wonderful. 

The side character of Vinnie, while not entirely believable, was entirely likable and definitely gave some much-needed levity. He was the comedic relief, and I did really enjoy the scenes that he was in. 

So, don't let the description of this book fool you. Models on Top - Danny is angsty romance at its best. It's sad and frustrating and sexy as hell. And I can't wait to see which model on top will be featured next. 

As if reading my mind, she says, “I want to have sex, and I want you to make me forget about tonight. I want to be blissfully unaware of everything, except for right now, here with you.”

I’m already smirking. How can I not when I have temptation in its truest form begging me to fuck her? It’s a hard job… like rock-hard, but I can handle it.

“Sit up here.” I lift her up and place her on the counter. “I’ll be right back. Be ready for me.”

After turning off the water, I slip out and go for a condom from my suitcase. When I return, she has her arms wrapped around her legs, giving me a peek of her sexy pussy. “Open for me.”

She spreads her legs and waits for further instruction. “Put your hands behind you.” She does. After stroking myself while eyeing her incredible tits, I rip open the package and put the condom on.

Her back is curved, pushing them forward, and I run my hand over her sensitive nipples. “You know how sexy you are?”

“No,” she says, the reply jagged. “Tell me.”

“I’ll show you, but brace yourself.” Just as she firms her palms against the counter, I slam forward, holding her by her hips as I thrust in and out several times, hard and fast.

Her warmth draws my eyes to close, the fuse inside sparking to life. I won’t last, not with her, not like this. I’m getting close to release when she says, “Stop. Danny, stop.”

My whole body is alert to the sound of her voice and I stop. Worried, I back up but keep my hands on her. “Are you okay? Did I hurt you?”

Each breath sends her chest rising and falling to a rapid beating heart. “No, this feels good. It’s too much and not enough.” Her hands cover her tits, teasing herself and me. “I want to see you. I need to see your eyes on me, on mine.”

Her pleasure is mine. Touching her cheek, I let my hand drift down and I smile. “I want to watch you come.” My fingers slip between her legs and I find that spot that makes her purr. “Keep your eyes on mine.”

She looks up, pupils wide as she takes me in. Her hands are holding me to the spot, her back to the mirror. I build her up again, tightening the coil that I want to watch unravel. I run my thumb over her bottom lip, wetting it. Then I kiss her as small circles increase in intensity and her moans are swallowed. When she starts holding on to me, I lean back and our eyes meet again—passion, addiction, obsession reside in the clarity of her deep blues and I don’t want her just to physically feel how strongly I feel for her, but to see it. “I’ve always loved you.”

The back of her head hits the mirror, her eyes close, and her mouth opens. “Oh God, Danny.” She shivers as the force of ecstasy takes over her body.

“Look at me, baby.”

I can see her struggle, but when her eyes open and meet mine, I don’t relent until I see her body coming down.

Sitting upright, she kisses my neck and whispers, “I want you inside me.”

New York Times and USA Bestselling Author, S. L. Scott, was always interested in the arts. She grew up painting, writing poetry and short stories, and wiling her days away lost in a good book and the movies.

With a degree in Journalism, she continued her love of the written word by reading American authors like Salinger and Fitzgerald. She was intrigued by their flawed characters living in picture perfect worlds, but could still debate that the worlds those characters lived in were actually the flawed ones. This dynamic of leaving the reader invested in the words, inspired Scott to start writing journeys with emotion while injecting an underlying passion into her own stories.

Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She's obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. She dreams of seeing one of her own books made into a movie one day as well as returning to Europe. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she's a pro.

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