A hot, sensual and taboo romance…

As of late I’ve been reading more and more short stories. That’s just me, I love a quickie read and that is exactly what Private Reserve is. I read it from beginning to end in a single 2hr sitting. I know I shouldn’t, but for some reason that has just made me want to give myself a tap on the back! I’m easy to please… sue me. So anyway, This was such an easy read and it had such a wonderful pace that I really couldn’t put it down. The story was well developed considering how short it is and it wasn’t so far-fetched that you feel like – meh!

I really liked all the characters, even if they aren’t as meaty as those you get to know in a novel length book. However, Fox gives you insight into both Gio and Olivia’s, and Gio and Luca’s past history. I feel like I have to mention this, even though it wasn’t something that bothered me, this story does have male/male, male/female and male/female/male sex. I didn’t find it so graphic that it was awkward even if male/male, or menage sex isn’t normally something I go out of my way to read. In all honesty it was all very eloquently explored in a way that was actually REALLY HOT and SENSUAL. 

Where I didn’t find the storyline unrealistic, I have to be honest and mention that aspects of the dialogue were a little weak and lacked the impact of the story it was portraying. Saying that, it didn’t diminish my enjoyment of the book – it just made it a little corny at times. Almost like porno corny. 

All in all, Private Reserve was an enjoyable book. I don’t know whether I would read it again, but if you are someone that enjoys quick, to-the-point reads I would wholeheartedly recommend it. Although, I don’t think that I’d read Private Reserve again, I would like to read the rest of her Dossier series.


About the Book

Olivia was the best thing that ever happened to me. But she’s a good girl, and I have a side that is far too dark for a minister’s daughter. When she started talking about plans after graduation, the only thing I could do was run back to Italy—to protect her from me. But she’s back in my life, and I need a wife before I can take full ownership of our failing vineyard and hotel. Only problem is, I want her again. No way can I put my hands on her. One kiss, one taste, could unleash the side of me that would only scare her.

If she discovers my dark side, I don’t know if she’ll flee back to the states, or surrender to me. What she doesn’t know is she already owns me, and if she leaves, I’ll never be the same.

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Cathryn Fox is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and red wine. She has two teenagers who keep her busy with their never ending activities, and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. Cathryn can never find balance in her life, is always trying to find time to go to the gym, can never keep up with emails, Facebook or Twitter but loves to spend time writing page-turning books that her readers will love.


Marta Aguiar
Written by Marta Aguiar
I'm a mid twenties mummy living in North London, a graduate in English literature and creative writing from the university of Aberyswyth in Wales. I love to bake, cook, read and watch films, and love spending time with my little toddler, Jasper, and our new addition, Mylo. I blog about our family life and my general interests, with the odd guest blog from my partner, Kayne.