American Darlings by Gail Bridges #bookreview #giveaway

by Gail Bridges

Genre: Erotica

This book contains explicit content not intended for people under 18 years of age.

Leah Collins is a sexual gymnast, a brilliant athlete poised to compete in the Mexico City Olympic Games of 2112. She takes pride in her advanced skills in the sexual arts, but performing Courtesan’s Treat and Raging Volcano in front of thousands of cheering fans is no easy task, especially when sexual malfunctions threaten.

At her side, a pillar of strength and compassion, is her best friend, Benson White. He is the one who scrapes her from the ground when her self-destructive tendencies surface. Benson is a talented sexual gymnast in his own right, the other half of America’s Darlings.

They hope for a gold medal. What neither of them expects is to fall in love.

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My review:
I honestly have been sitting here for awhile trying to figure out how to put in words how much I liked this book. Not only does American Darlings have a unique story line that I haven’t seen in any other erotica book, the writing was fantastic. Leah is a complex character. Her back story is interesting, her mother a bit too “hands on” with her coach and her partner Benson is some one we all wish we had at our side. With new, odd events being added on to the Olympics each year, why not Sexual Olympics? I think the Romans would’ve approved. Birth control is 100% reliable (sign me up) and STDs are completely wiped out. What pressure on the guys though. The worst thing that can happen is a malfunction. Imagine in front a millions? Oy. I am loving this new trend of cerebral erotica. I love how Gail wrote this from an athletes perspective. Leah is no less excited or passionate about her sport. They spend hours practicing (holy smokes) and have the art of tantric positions down to a T. One of my favorite parts is one of the male athletes having to deal with Montezuma’s Revenge…..I know my sense of humor is a tad bit evil. All in all, I am in love with Gail’s writing and already have her next book Inn on the Edge in my TBR pile. 5 stars from me!

Meet the author:

I have three grown children. I live in Seattle, Washington with my husband and our five cats.

In the past I have worked in a variety of different artistic media. I have a BFA in painting from the University of Washington, and for over fifteen years I made award-winning Fine Art Jewelry (silver and handmade ceramics) and sold my work at local and regional Fine Art and Craft shows. My business, Vivid Arts, flourished – but always, I felt driven to write. Two years ago, no longer able to deny the writing muse, I took an open-ended sabbatical from my art shows. Since then, I’ve written two novels and a number of published and unpublished short stories.

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Leah’s Favorite way to spend an evening:
Knit a Cozy Scarf
(Prize includes):
Pattern with complete instructions to knit a scarf, in your choice of stitching design
Knitting needles
2 skeins of yarn

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  1. Gail Bridges says

    Thank you so much for hosting me on your blog, and for your review. Much appreciated! Gail Bridges / Evelyn Arvey

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