My #bookreview of POLISHED by Alyssa Turner

My #bookreview of POLISHED

by Alyssa Turner


It seemed like they had everything, but they didn’t have Jack.

Without question Spencer Hartley burns hot for his girlfriend, Rory, but his other desires are hidden down deep. He might blow things up for a living and climb mountains for kicks, but the scariest thing in his life is the truth about his sexuality.

Jack Rothman works hard and plays dirty. After long, demanding days in his family’s engineering firm, he indulges in the pleasures of silk restraints and fine wine. Lots of hot meaningless sex helps him forget that he’s suffocating, with no one to give him a reason to breathe.

When a catastrophic accident traps Spencer in a flooded subway tunnel with Jack, they need each other to survive. But something strong stirs down there in the darkness, and it’s more than their desperation to live. There’s a spark between them that’s impossible to ignore.

Rory Campbell would love to give Spencer the one thing he doesn’t have, the freedom to explore his secret desires. But how does that fit into her picture-perfect relationship? When Jack invites the couple to his sprawling Hamptons beach house, Rory realizes that she has secret desires of her own—the kind only Jack’s Dominant hand across her bare bottom can satisfy…

Reader note: contains spanking, dominance and submission play, light BDSM, and male/male love elements.


One of my few guilty pleasures, other than chocolate, is a good erotica novel.  Usually my reading time is filled with books I’ve promised to read for reviews.  But every once in a while, I have to read for my own pleasure.  The problem with erotica books, most of them are so badly written, just sex, sex, and more sex.  No plot, no character development.  To me, it’s like watching a porno movie.  All you see is the mechanics, but no feelings between the characters and incredibly bad acting.

So last week, I was going through some of the blogs I’m subscribed too, and there was a review for this book.  Sorry, but I can’t remember the blogger.  Anyway, she not only talked about how steamy the book was, but how well developed the characters were.  So I thought, what the hey, and bought it. I was hooked from the beginning. 

We start with Rory and Spencer who are madly in love.  I really adored this couple.  Rory is smart and sexy, and Spencer would do anything for his woman.  Plus, he’s a hunk.  Then one day an accident happens and Spencer is stuck in a life-or-death situation with his boss, Jack Rothman.  Jack is dark, broody,, rich and a jerk.  He swings both ways, but has never let himself open to another person.  He’s a one-night stand kind of lover. 

As Jack and Spencer huddle together, waiting to be rescued, a spark ignites between the two of them.  Both men fight this mutual attraction, each for their own reasons.  But Rory sees what’s happening, and knows her man needs more than just her.  What she doesn’t know, she also needs more than just Spencer.

There is a lot of amazing sexual tension in this story, and well-written sex scenes.  Just when you think Jack might finally find his happiness, the conflict pops in.  I’ve never read FSOG, but some of the storyline reminds me of the theme.  Rich man, poor woman/man, and BDSM.  But that’s where the similarities stop.  This is a character driven story, not just sex, sex, and more sex.  And, it’s well-written with a well-defined plot.  I really enjoyed the book. 

If you’re looking for a great erotic story with F/M, M/M, M/F/M, and light BDSM, you’ll love this story.  I give it 5 feathers.

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About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down. About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done. So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made. One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors. Anyway, enough about me. Here’s all my contact information: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest: Google Plus: Amazon Author Page:
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