Thursday, August 8, 2013

Adams Apple by Liv Morris


Adam Kingsley reigns as the young prince of Manhattan.  Everything he touches turns to gold making him the envy of Wall Street. Women swoon at his feet, money falls out of his pockets, and his killer good looks are as wicked as sin.  A dangerous trifecta.

What more could a thirty-two year old man wish for? Maybe that his life never changes and his past stays far away? Sounds reasonable but life seldom is.

Kathryn Delcour is a beautiful and alluring socialite with unique erotic tastes. When she suddenly appears on the New York City social scene, Adam finds her too tempting to resist.  He has to have her, but she is warned to stay away from him and his player ways. She tries her hardest to keep him at arm's length however Kathryn's arms may not be strong enough to hold Adam at bay.

Hidden secrets, Kathryn's passion for an ancient sexual practice, and a former business partner wanting to inflict a deadly revenge set the scene for a wild ride as Adam tells the story in his own words.


Liv Morris resides in Manhattan with her first and hopefully last husband. After relocating eleven times during his corporate career, she qualifies as a professional mover. Learning to bloom where she's planted, Liv brings her moving and life experiences to her writing. 

Liv received a degree in communication from the University of Maryland. She has published five short stories in the Love in the City series. Her debut novel, Adam's Apple, is due for release this summer.


Neither one of us utters a single word. My surrender to her witty entrapment of me still hangs in the air. I’m an MIT genius for fuck’s sake, but she’s been winning all the arguments with me. Hands down kicking my ass. Who would’ve thought my mental match would be a sexy-as-hell vixen wearing red lipstick and Shalimar? Both of which are driving me crazy right now. 

I’m not sure she has any idea what she has won, as I willingly gave into her. And truthfully I’m not sure, either. We are stilling holding hands with the promise of nothing more. Normally in this situation, I’d be looking for the next willing woman. Holding hands was great in middle school, but I have needs that want to be addressed. Yet here I sit with her. Hand in hand like we’re at a church picnic.

Our Reviews

Adam's Apple was reviewed by Bad Girls, Mimi Durham and Scooby Review.

Mimi's thoughts

Adam Kingsley is the CEO of a lucrative software development firm that he & some friends built from the ground up after graduating MIT.  He has everything any 32 year old man could want...awesome good looks, the wealth of the Midas touch & a never ending list of women who would do most anything to be with him. 

Except for Kathryn Delcour. 

She doesn't fall for his games nor does she approve of his sexual escapades. But from the first time Adam laid eyes on Kathryn, he was not able to stay away. Kathryn in turn tries to keep Adam at bay but isn't too successful. As they begin the dance of building a relationship she offers him the chance to break away from what he knows about sexual experiences. This turns into a new opportunity to draw Adam in deeper to Kathryn's sensual aspect of Tantra. 

Given this story is from Adam's POV, we can see where his heart & mind are headed throughout the journey. I, myself was so compelled by the book that I did my own research on the subject of Tantra. 

This is book one in the Touch of Tantra series. I am looking forward to book two. I gave this steamy story seven Horndogs!

Scooby's thoughts

This was a story that I was excited to read, the main selling point for me was it was written from a male POV.  I love a man’s brutal account of their behaviour and that of the woman that ends up taming them.  So the consciousness of this book is Adam.  That’s Adam Kingsley, ultra sexy young wall street billionaire man whore.

Adam and some college mates have an extremely successful business.  Adam is admired by the world, and wanted by every woman and willingly gives them what they want, his body to please!  Adam meets Kathryn at a fundraising event, and she is a woman who stands up to his shit.  She doesn’t fall to his feet, and this challenge is ever enticing to Adam.

As we know, every good book needs a great drama.  So the drama unfolds in this story, which throws Kathryn and Adam together, and certainly the sparks fly.  However, Kathryn’s barriers make the sexual tension build.  This frustrates the crap out of Adam, which I personally found very gratifying.

Unfortunately, even with all of the evidence that Adam was a typical Alpha male in this genre, he was broken, and his early life experiences really clouded his actions as an adult, I found I did not warm to Adam although I will acknowledge his redeeming character traits as he went on his journey to heal.

However, Kathryn on the other was an amazing leading lady.  She was vivacious, strong, emotional, and compassionate, she had spunk and sass in bucket loads and she called bullshit on Adam so often it was FABULOUS.  Kathryn also had her emotional baggage and life experiences which made her far from perfect.  For me her character creation was wonderful. Her Tantric teachings only making her even better, as a sexual being and a healer by nature. She was a successful, well educated, talented woman with amazing self worth, who could also sense the redeeming qualities buried deep in Adam.

The premise of this story was good, the writing was good, the characters on the whole were good.  But unfortunately there was nothing exceptional about this story for me.  If I had to describe it, it would be a ‘nice’ read.  I wasn’t gripped, I didn’t wait to see where it went, it was (for me) very predictable.  I picked the motive behind the plot twist very early, and just waited for it to unfold.  

The book ended quite abruptly, leaving a need for book 2.  I think it takes a very special book to finish that way and leave my jaw hanging open, desperately needing to know what happens next, this one wasn't it.  This book it seemed to just finish, I guess it should be considered as a cliff hanger, but for me it was a bit ‘eh’.  I will likely read Adam’s Fall (book 2) just to try and fill in some blanks, but not out of desperate anticipation to complete the story.

Now I did like this book - there are some very emotional scenes that were well explored, and some great relationship development.  But, as I agree to provide honest reviews, i would have to say that I would recommend this story to someone who needed a nice, well balanced story to get them past a serious book hangover or mind fuck.  This would not be my OMG you have to read this one kind of book!

I would give this a 7 out 10 horndogs – not a bad read, just not something that grabbed me by the heart and made me turn each page as quickly as humanly possible!

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