Thursday, June 5, 2014

Review of Exploration by Peyton Sloane


Being with the same man since she was 18, 26 year old widow Jazz Mickelson is hoping to catch up on all the life experiences that could have been hers has she not leapt into a committed relationship so young.
Julian St. Sauveur is looking for three things: romance, comfort and trust.  He mistakenly thought that he had them once many years ago.  He sees the potential for him and Jazz but knows it is too soon for her. 
Will she accept his unusual proposition, one that allows him to hold on to her while she catches up on life?....and will she choose him after experiencing all the wonders that await her?
Find out as Jazz and Julian explore their potential…

Leia’s Review:

Exploration is the story of Jazz and Julian.

Recently widowed at such a young age, Jazz has learned to seize life.  She sets off on an adventure to Paris, a city she has always wanted to visit. As luck would have it, on the plane to Paris she ends up next to Julian.  Julian is an extremely wealthy and talented architect who is finishing a job in Paris. He just so happens to be incredibly attractive!
Things escalate quickly on their flight, both emotionally and physically, leaving Julian no doubt that he want to pursue Jazz.  However, with her past he knows that she is not ready for such a bold statement. When fate steps in again, landing them in the same hotel, Julian sets his sights on Jazz and decides to pursue her diligently.
As Julian decides to open Jazz’s eyes to his world, their relationship progresses - until Julian makes an intriguing proposal to Jazz regarding the future of their relationship.  Things get interesting, and it definitely sets the stage for a great second book.

Though it is not something that normally bothers me, there did seem to be a lot of grammatical errors in this book. Also there were times that the point of view changed so rapidly that it was hard to keep up. However, I must give credit where credit is due, and as the book progressed this did get better. I think that with the right editor, this book has great potential.  The story was fresh and the sex was off-the-charts hot…. I mean H-O-T-T-T! I was incredibly impressed with Peyton’s ability to have the characters so completely compatible in the bedroom.  I do wish that compatibility would have transcended outside of the bedroom.  I think that both Jazz and Julian have so much potential to be more “in depth” characters.  I do keep reminding myself, however, that this is a trilogy – so perhaps their emotional connection will be developed more in the coming books.  I would definitely love to see that.

Overall, I was intrigued throughout the entire book.  Though at first this book seems like it is going to be your traditional “billionaire romance” there are some definite twist and turns that give it it’s own unique spin.  This book does end on a slight cliffy, so you’ve been warned – but I cannot wait to see where Peyton takes Julian and Jazz in book two. 
(Also, please note - Book Two "Obstruction" is out now!!)

3.5 Stars!

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