Title: Vintage Pride (Lionhearts #3)
Author Name & Publisher: Elizabeth Coldwell (Totally Bound)
Publication Date & Length: July 7, 2015 – 165 pgs
He doesn’t believe in the paranormal. Can a gorgeous shifter prove him wrong?
Ethan Wayne is a paranormal investigator for the hottest reality show on TV, Spirit Seekers, but his love life is decidedly lukewarm. Reeling from a sudden break-up, he finds himself heading for France, where his team will be exploring the Château LeBlanc, searching for the ghost of a murdered kitchen maid. When he meets the château’s reclusive owner, Jean-Luc LeBlanc, the attraction is fierce and instant—but Jean-Luc is keeping secrets the skeptical Ethan could never have imagined.
Jean-Luc’s world collapsed with the death of his beloved Benoît. He no longer cares about producing his award-winning Champagne and even his closest family members can’t rouse him from his self-imposed solitude. The last thing he wants is a team of ghost hunters intruding on his privacy and discovering the truth of his nature. The realization that one of these brash Americans is destined to be his new mate seems like a sick joke. But soon Jean-Luc has bigger things to worry about than his distrust of humans. His home and family are under threat—can he do what it takes to save all he holds dear, and let Ethan into his heart in the process?
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of violence, mild BDSM and references to multiple partners.
This is my first novel by Elizabeth Coldwell, and what a great novel to read by her!
The story starts out with a pretty hot scene around 3 pages in and I was captivated (“fans self”).
Elizabeth Coldwell proceeds to impress you even more with her knowledge on a subject that I knew nothing about, wine-making and the intricacies and history of champagne-making, that are informative and interesting, and showed the author knew her stuff.
The story between Ethan and Jean-Luc was equally intriguing. I love the shifter aspect. It adds a sexiness to the story. Ethan and Jean-Luc are perfect opposites, and while their attraction might feel quick, it really works. There is an intensity about Jean-Luc that you feel quite strongly through the pages. You can’t help getting caught up in Ethan and Jean-Luc’s passion, that has some mild BDSM, and devouring every juicy scene!!
Elizabeth Coldwell creates a cast of characters that flows smoothly and the story doesn’t drag, it moves swiftly. This sexy 5 star read should not be missed.
I am Rotherham’s foremost (okay, only) writer of quality erotica and erotic romance. Though I’m now based in London, family and football take me back North on a regular basis. Indeed, if you’re ever at a Rotherham United match (I know, what are the chances?) and you spot a small blonde with a large ‘London Millers’ flag, that’ll be me.
For twenty years, I worked on the UK edition of Forum magazine, for most of those years as editor. In that time, I built up the fiction side of the magazine, and was responsible for publishing the first stories by lots of now well-known and established erotic authors – most notably Portia da Costa and Lindsay Gordon, who was until recently Black Lace’s series editor.
However, I love writing even more than I love editing, and I’ve finally taken the plunge to write full-time. I’ve had stories published by Black Lace, Xcite Books, Cleis Press, Circlet Press, Mammoth, Ravenous Romance, Total-e-bound and more, and my collection of three gay erotic novellas, Wild Rides, will be coming out as a print book from Xcite in 2012. And I’m happy in my work…