Four Star Review: Do Not Disturb (A Salon Games Novel) by Stephanie Julian
Released: June 16, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 279 pages
To the outside world, Dane Connelly is the playboy heir of a media mogul, his life a series of one-night stands with no commitments. Only in the Salon does he satisfy his darker urges with willing partners. Life was perfect…until his best friend fell in love. Now Dane knows exactly what he’s been missing—and exactly who he wants. Talia Driscoll enjoys creating perfection. She loves bright, glittery parties and fairy tale weddings. But she knows the illusion is short-lived. Nothing lasts forever and everyone lies to get what they want. After all, she lies about her true identity every day. After an explosive night at the Salon, Dane is determined to sway the reluctant Talia to be his completely. But the secrets that keep them apart are at odds with the erotic passion that draws them together…
Review by Sara
I was provided a copy of Do Not Disturb via Net Galley as part of a blog tour.
When this tour came up I read the blurb and it looked really hot and I jumped on the book. I didn't realize that it was part of a series and that was a mistake on my part.
Do Not Disturb is going to be book 4 in the Salon Games series the first book being By Private Invitation. Those of you who know me and follow along on my blog at Boundless Book Reviews.com know I absolutely hate reading books out of order! It's a bit of an OCD thing with me even when the series doesn't require the books to be read in order I still have to read them in order! That includes all novellas.
So from the beginning of Do Not Disturb I notice right away there are a whole bunch of secondary characters. To the point where I'm like, "Wait a minute!" That's when I dug and found this is part of a series. That said, you CAN read this by itself. However, I felt a bit lost when there were interaction with the secondary characters.
Those characters were developed in other books along with a great Deal of Dane's back story. So even though we had a great amount of catch up to get us "familiar" with all the secondary characters I still felt a little lost at times. This may totally by my deal and another reader may not feel this way at all. I just know that when I can I am going back and reading the first three books because this book was uber hot!
The Story of Talia and Dane was really great. You have Talia who is running from childhood demons that are crippling her from starting any real relationship with a man. So she has resigned herself to one night stands and using men for pleasure. That is when she even has time for men!
Enters Dane, he was much the same way as Talia until everyone around him started pairing off and getting married. Then the lovely Talia enters his life. The chase is on!
Both Talia and Dane are keeping secrets although Dane's is worse! I was cringing thinking what was going to happen when that came out. Talia surprised me that she didn't do more damage to him.
This sex scenes were scorching hot! So Like I said I am definitely going back and reading the rest of the series. The Salon is a place where they go to let their sexual inhibitions go! HELLO!!! I think my kindle may have melted!
Had I read the other three books before I read Do Not Disturb it probably would have received a 5 stars. As a stand along just because I felt a bit lost with all the characters it's getting 4 stars.