Review of Lussuria by S.J. Molloy


About the book:

#1 in The Luminara Series.

An emotional erotic heart-wrenching story of lust, love and light.

File U for upside down. Lexi Robertson’s carefully constructed life is about to be turned upside down.

Recently hired as Club di Energia’s physiotherapist, the stunning yet insecure twenty-six year old finally thinks she has a handle on her physically and mentally damaging past. The only way Lexi can cope is by compartmentalizing her feelings with a unique, internal filing system. To maintain order, Lexi has a firm set of boundaries in place, and she never lets anyone too close.

File N for not happening. Lexi has no intention of giving in to the charming Lucca Caruso when he comes into her clinic for an emergency physiotherapy session. Despite his painstakingly handsome face and Italian that renders her speechless, Lexi is able to resist.

A Tuscany vacation with her best friend is just what Lexi needs to stop worrying about life and start enjoying it. A cooking course at a villa near the Chianti hills, just outside of Florence, will take her mind off a certain set of mesmerising azure blue eyes.

File F for fate. Lexi never expected to see the Italian god again, but they’re staying at the same villa.

For someone that purposely refuses to feel, Lexi finds herself on a journey of self-discovery, helplessly folding, melting, and crumbling under the temptation of her heart’s desire.

An emotional, erotic, heart-wrenching story of lust, love, and light.

Lexi struggles to confide in Lucca, slowly learning how to love and trust. Lucca is a gentle, patient lover with a heart of gold, but his need for Lexi is insatiable. He’s the man we all want and can’t get enough of.

Through the passion of lust and the sweetness of love, Lexi spreads her wings towards the light … until her past comes back to haunt her.

A hot and sexy story of survival, acceptance, learning to trust, and believing. One woman’s destiny to find her light, and the one man who can take here there.

Welcome to the Luminara series.

Reviewed by Aislin Keeley

Her thoughts:

Wow. Just wow. A solid 4.5 stars!

When I first started reading it, I did not realize it fell into the category of erotica. I will also admit that I am not a huge erotica fan, but SJ Molloy has convinced me to give the genre another chance with her fantastic writing. And because she did such a wonderful job, I finished a book that would normally take me two days in about five hours.

I couldn’t put the book down because I wanted to find out what would happen to Lexi and Lucca, and how their relationship would grow. When a book can hook me like that, it is a winner. Lucca is the ultimate alpha male and he is so patient and gentle with scarred, timid Lexi. Lexi is damaged and the reader can understand why she is the way she is around people when you uncover her past. The story is told from her point of view which gives the reader the opportunity to see her emerge from her shy, quiet shell as Lucca tirelessly works to win her heart.

This book was well-written and well thought out. For a first book, it caught my attention and kept me captivated until the very last page. This is a great bridge from romance into erotica as there are obstacles in Lucca and Lexi’s path to happiness, but they are able to heal each other through villas in Tuscany, sightseeing in Florence, and dining over exquisite Italian food.

This is a MUST READ for anyone who enjoys erotica, romance, and loves anything Italian. I cannot wait to read the second book in this series and learn more Lexi and Lucca’s relationship and the forces that will either push them together or pull them apart.

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