Review: Born to Play by Cynthia Arsuaga

Born to Play by Cynthia Arsuaga
Release Date:  September 9, 2011
Page Count: 224 pages
Publisher:  Sweet Craving Publishing
Source: Ebook provided by the publisher

Candi Hartz, is a romance author in a loveless marriage. One fateful night, she follows the cheating husband to the local vampire sex club and meets the vamp owner. Her life takes a drastic turn when with one kiss she enters the world she only read about. Gregori Van Zant is a dangerous vampire. As the head of the Mid-Atlantic Blood Family of vampires, he can have any vamp or human woman at his disposal. One night, a captivating woman walks into his club and he devises a plan. The two lovers come together and sign a contract—an exchange of sex for research. Candi is born to play and Gregori is anxious to show her. An old enemy of Gregori’s arrives unexpectedly and disrupts their plans. With a final battle looming on the horizon, will the two fated lovers find love eternal or will death play a part? ONE VAMPIRE, ONE WOMAN, ONE CONTRACT, ONE WEEK TO PLAY.


Review:  This was an erotic romance story. The protagonist was Gregori, who is a vampire. He owns a sex club where vamps and humans can indulge in erotic delights. Candi is a romance author who’s publisher wants her to spice up her stories with some kinky, erotic, steamy plots. The better to entice her fans to buy her books. Her sales are declining and her stories are boreing with ho hum sex scenes. Then, in a matter of a paragraph, Candi’s marriage to her husband Ethan takes a nose dive and we find out that Ethan isn’t happy in the marriage. I would have liked to have seen how their marriage went south instead of in a paragraph, but I digress. Candi finds a card in Ethan’s pants regarding a sex club which she searches for on the internet and finds out what it is. She goes there, meets up with Gregori and then all of the sudden, she finds herself facing singledom again. She goes from passionately loving her husband to despising him, again, in one paragraph. They had one really intense sex scene, but that was it. I thought some of her dialogue was corny and I thought that some of Gregori’s dialogue made him sound stiff and “english is not first language”. Ethan was a total moron and totally deserved what he got. The other woman got her’s as well. The story held my interest and I enjoyed it.

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