Recently I got a review for the third book in the Red Light Series from Night Owl Romance. I was a little unsure of how that would go since the reviewer had not read books one and two. Though, happily, she really enjoyed the book. Enough to give it a five star top pick!!! So imagine my delight when a review came next for book 2 and finally the first book in the series. I would highly recommend not reading them out of order but I wanted to share some snippets from those reviews because they absolutely made my day!
If you haven’t yet tried out Star’s books. I hope you’ll give them another look after seeing what the site had to say about the series. You can read the full reviews at their site.
Praise for Through My Window (5 star, Top Pick), “If I hadn’t already fallen in love with Star, I definitely would have reading this story. She takes you into her world and lets you see what she does and why. It’s more than just a bunch of hot sex, though that is in there, it’s getting a glimpse of a life style we seldom see. Give this story a try but don’t be surprise if you fall in love with Star too!”
Praise for Star of Christmas (5 star, Top Pick), “This is a quickie story, according to my kindle, 50 pages. Though short, it really tempts you and gets you involved with the characters quickly. There’s a lot of story in those few pages! The characters of Star and Rick are well done. Their feelings and desire come across the page without problem. Rick’s protective nature is shows through his actions. Star allows her emotions to seep out and her flirtaous nature comes to the forefront. This story is in the red light district which is a great place for it to be. The sex is graphic and voyeuristic. Nothing is left to the imagination as each detail is described to titillate and stimulate. I’m liking Star, a lot. She’s feisty and flirty. Basically, what you see with her is what you get. If you have about an hour and want a really good quick story, don’t go any further than this quick read. It’s fun, fast and fantastic.”
Praise for Can’t Buy Love (5 star, Top Pick), “This story is written from Star’s point of view. Her emotions, insecurities and desires are all there to be shared. She takes you into her window and into her life. You meet her clients and hear some of their stories. Star’s dreams aren’t that much different than anyone else’s dreams. Her philosophies may be a bit more liberal but are they also more realistic in view of today’s high divorce rate?
Amsterdam and its red light district are portrayed very well. From the girls sitting in their windows to the houseboats in the canal, this is a terrific view of this city. The safety precautions that sex workers use is mentioned as well as their ability to turn down clients. This is a legal business in most of Europe and it is regulated that way.
The characters are exceptional. While you don’t know about Star’s family or how she became a sex worker, you do know she has good friends and has never really been in a serious relationship. She also has strong opinions and beliefs. From Rick you learn about his parents, their divorce and their love for each other, even if they can’t live together. From these facts, his ability to separate love from sex becomes clearer and more logical. Though the story is Star and Rick’s, there are a few of their friends that make an appearance. Those friends come across well enough that I’d like to know more about them.
This is the third book in Ms. Rylon’s Red Light Series. I first learned about this series during an online chat. Ms. Rylon explained how she did her research and how this series came about. Though I was curious, I still wasn’t sure if these books would be for me. I was concerned on how this sex worker would be portrayed and how her clients would be explained. Still, I had to give one of these books a chance and when I had the opportunity to review one, I took it.
This book exceeded my expectations. Though a sex worker is usually seen more of a home wreaker than the lead in a romance, Star was great. I became wrapped up in her life almost immediately. After all, what girl or woman hasn’t waited for that call from that special guy? Though this is the third book in the series, I didn’t feel as if I missed anything. This book is complete on its own. This isn’t a very long story but it’s full of emotion pulls and some really hot sex. You are in Amsterdam’s red light district after all!”
A huge thank you to Terri of Night Owl reviews for trying something out of the ordinary and putting a huge smile on my face! Also remember that with third party vendor prices slashed for mine and nine other Ellora’s Cave authors right now you can pick up all three Red Light books on Amazon for just over $8. Happy reading!