Richard ‘Rick’ Rossman may have been portrayed in the media as a charismatic, wealthy, businessman but there’s no way they’ve ever captured the beauty of his smile or the confident way he carries himself. The man positively oozes sex appeal. What’s surprising to Taylor is how personable he is and she has no doubt that her attraction to him is only going to grow stronger during the several days they’ll be working together.
Rick arrives for his first day of shooting just in time to witness Taylor’s rather unorthodox way of preparing for the shoot – complete with an air drum solo. Immediately he’s taken with her and her vivacious personality but keeps their relationship on a professional level. The next day’s shoot takes place at his office where just as the conversation and poses are getting interesting, they’re interrupted. There’s trouble with a merger and Rick will have to be on a plane heading for Florida by noon. Taylor assumes they’ll reschedule his photo sessions but Rick has other ideas – he wants Taylor to accompany him… and his intentions have absolutely nothing to do with candid shots.
CANDID SEDUCTIONS is the second title in Patti Shenberger’s ZODIAC CLUB series. Like its predecessor, CANDID SEDUCTIONS is a charming, fast paced, smolders in sensuality and just plain fun. Rick and Taylor are career oriented people who guard their privacy as well as their hearts. Their attraction to each other and verbal ‘foreplay’ made me smile and squirm in my seat while waiting for them to cave in to their desires. One of the things I really enjoyed about this story is how the author allows readers to get to know the characters through their actions. There’s a scene with Taylor and a small child that I found very sweet and endearing which also lets you see a gentler side of Rick as well. There’s also another character I adored and I believe other readers will as well - Taylor’s assistant, Anthony. He’s so emotional, caring, and very sweet that he just strikes me as the sort of friend we could all use.
If you haven’t read MIDNIGHT SEDUCTIONS yet, don’t worry, these titles are truly stand alone titles so read out of order all you like. There’s also a third title in the ZODIAC CLUB available, MISTLETOE SEDUCTIONS, so be sure to pick up a copy of that one as well.