Review: Passion’s Poison by Lexi Post

Passion’s Poison by Lexi Post
Release Date: August 21, 2013
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Pages: 211
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

Beatrice Rappaccini is tired of the one-night stands that keep her alive. Tired of the illness she causes when she releases her sexual poisons into her partners. But when she meets Zach Woodman, everything changes. Desperate for what she can’t have, she puts her heart and life on the line, ignoring the anonymous letters warning her to stay away.

Zach Woodman, logger turned chainsaw artist, has the perfect life, but no one to share it with after the deaths of the women he loved. Fascinated by the sexually experienced yet naïve Bea, he promises himself he will end their hot relationship before fate takes another beautiful woman from the world.

But he discovers Bea has no idea how to have a relationship, and he is perplexed by her strange behavior, hippy mother, six fathers and her request to give him every man’s sex fantasy. It is only when he might lose her that he realizes he must make a decision that will break his heart either way.


Review: Passion’s Poison by Lexi Post is not part of a series. After reading the summary, I was hooked. I just had to read this book! I had never read a book with this kind of premise and I could not wait to see how it would turn out.

Beatrice Rappaccini has an illness that most would not understand and if doctors or scientists found out, she could be turned in to a human guinea pig. She needs sex to survive and she makes her partner sick once she has sex with them. It makes for having a normal life extremely hard. Beatrice seems to have a hard time with her conscience and just wants a normal life. Beatrice’s motives were not just realistic but one I could sympathize with.

Zach Woodman is an artist who uses a chainsaw to create his art. He is a hot and sexy man who is fascinated by Beatrice. She is not what he expects and the more he finds out about her life the more he is hooked.

The chemistry between Zach and Beatrice is blistering hot. I could appreciate the fact that Beatrice was willing to die than have sex with another random stranger. I loved that Zach was willing to save her at the risk of his safety. The sex scenes were hot and spicy.

This book was fabulous. Overall, it was an interesting tale, one that sticks with you well after you finish the book. What this book does very well is make you think about the future and what scientists are doing when they play with our DNA. I will be looking for more books by Ms. Post in the future.


Melissa sig