Review: Polished by Alyssa Turner

Polished by Alyssa Turner
Release Date:  May 24, 2013
Publisher:  Etopia Press
Pages:   360
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

It seemed like they had everything, but they didn’t have Jack.

Without question Spencer Hartley burns hot for his girlfriend, Rory, but his other desires are hidden down deep. He might blow things up for a living and climb mountains for kicks, but the scariest thing in his life is the truth about his sexuality.

Jack Rothman works hard and plays dirty. After long, demanding days in his family’s engineering firm, he indulges in the pleasures of silk restraints and fine wine. Lots of hot meaningless sex helps him forget that he’s suffocating, with no one to give him a reason to breathe.

When a catastrophic accident traps Spencer in a flooded subway tunnel with Jack, they need each other to survive. But something strong stirs down there in the darkness, and it’s more than their desperation to live. There’s a spark between them that’s impossible to ignore.

Rory Campbell would love to give Spencer the one thing he doesn’t have, the freedom to explore his secret desires. But how does that fit into her picture-perfect relationship? When Jack invites the couple to his sprawling Hamptons beach house, Rory realizes that she has secret desires of her own–the kind only Jack’s Dominant hand across her bare bottom can satisfy…


Review: Polished by Alyssa Turner is not part of a series but I really hope we get to see these characters again in the future.  I chose is this book because after reading the blurb I had to know how this book turned out.  Relationships are hard enough but adding another person into the mix makes it rip for problems.

Rory is a student studying psychology with plans for her future that include her boyfriend Spencer.  Her main focus in psychology is human sexuality.  She is a strong and adventurous woman who is willing to what she needs to so she can keep the love of her life.

Spencer is a hot and sexy man who works in construction mainly in explosives.   Spencer is well aware of how much he loves and cares about his girlfriend Rory.  His biggest issue is he is not just attracted to woman but men as well but refuses to acknowledge it for a long time.  It takes Jack and Rory to get Spencer to a place where he can acknowledge it.

Jack Rothman is a man who was at the top of his class while in school now works in his family’s engineering firm.  He tries his best to do what crazy ideas and promises his father has made to others.  He is one hot and sexy man who plays as hard as he works.

The chemistry between Jack, Spencer, and Rory is blistering.  Rory seems the most level headed one of the group.  The sex scenes were hot and spicy.  I loved how creative Jack was with Spencer and Rory.

I found this book well written.  In fact, I read this book in one sitting.  I found this book captivating.  The relationship that Rory and Spencer have together is amazing and one that many people go there whole lives looking for.  The main and secondary characters were not just realistic but entertaining as well.  Overall, this was a great story and one I can see re-reading again in the future.


Melissa sig