Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Book Review: Exploration (Book 1) by Peyton Sloane


                                              The Potential Trilogy #1

By: Peyton Sloane

Reviewer: Sandra Long

This sexy hot novel gets off to a sizzling start and never lets up. Every page is filled with sexual activities and antics that keep the reader looking around anxiously for their own partner to fulfill the fantasies that fill this book.

The basic story line is about a young woman who married her college sweetheart, a very nice man but sexually inadequate. He suddenly is diagnosed with cancer prior to the wedding but because it is his 
final wish, she goes through with the wedding and remains the faithful devoted wife, caring for him until his death.

As our story opens, our heroine, Jazz, is on an airplane to Paris, where she hopes to regain some peace of mind and get her life back on track. She is not your typical heroine. In spite of her naïve persona in regard to sexual or romantic relationships, she is a motor cycle “biker chick” who can not only hold her own with the biker crowd, but has a high paying position with a biker company setting up rallies and other activities.

On the airplane she is seated next to an extremely rich, extremely handsome man named Julian who is accustomed to getting whatever he wants and there is instant fireworks between these two. The chemistry keeps flowing and intensifying all through the book and that is the basic story. He had an engagement six years earlier that ended badly when his fiancé betrayed him with another man, leaving him gun shun of future relationships and for six years he has limited himself to one night stands and expensive rent-a chicks. Jazz has basically had no relationships other than her late husband.

The book is part one and we do not learn how this relationship ends but we are treated to being there as it evolves from red hot sizzling sex to tender, caring love. But even as we get to the end of the story we do not know how the story ends. Jazz is about to go away for a 4 day motorcycle trip across France with a man she knows from her professional life back in the states. She and Julian have discussed having an open relationship where each would be allowed to have sex with other people as long as it is just sex, and not an emotional involvement. They have also discussed bringing in a 3rdantics. It is obvious that neither is emotionally in favor of either of these things but because of his past relationships and that of his friends, he feels he must offer her this option to keep her in his life, which is what he wants most of all. Jazz has never been that sexually active so what he is offering is tempting to her but it is obvious that is not really the type of relationship a small town girl dreams of.

As this first book comes to an end, we are left hanging, waiting for the next book to learn more about Jazz and Julian and where there relationship goes. The reader is left hoping both decide on a monogamous relationship and live happily ever after but we will not know until we get the next installment. 

Warning should be heeded---this book is very sexually explicit and not for young readers. 

Being with the same man since she was 18, 26 year old widow Jazz Mickelson is hoping to catch up on all the life experiences that could have been hers had she not leapt into a committed relationship so young.
Julian St. Sauveur is looking for three things: romance, comfort and trust. He mistakenly thought he had them once many years ago. He sees potential for him and Jazz but knows it is too soon for her. 
Will she accept his unusual proposition, one that allows him to hold on to her while she catches up on life?...and will she choose him after experiencing all the wonders that await her?
Find out as Jazz and Julian explore their potential...


I have been an extreme bibliophile since I was a kid, precociously finishing my first read of "Gone with the Wind" at age 12. I've had lots of stories whirling around in my head over the years and am grateful for the opportunities afforded by the relatively new world of self-publishing.

Personally, I am a wife, career woman and mom to 2 amazing little divas, hence their photo on my page, rather than mine, they are WAY cuter...

I ride a Harley, have ink, a smart mouth and a dirty mind - this latter always with apologies to my mom who wishes she could wash it out with soap!

This journey of writing I am on is by far the most landmark moment in my life. I will always hope that my characters and their stories will bring as much enjoyment to my readers as I get from writing them!


                                                The Potential Trilogy #2

When Julian St. Sauveur, described in Architectural Digest as the "Rock Star of the Architectural World" was seated beside the bohemian woman on his flight to Paris, he never would have conceived how events would this young widow would capture his mind, heart and soul so quickly and completely. She was a force of nature and his equal in every way — passion, anger, joy and just plain silliness.

Jazzmyne Mickelson took off on a journey of self- exploration and was likewise thrown off balance by the beautiful and urbane man who sat beside her. 

He is curious, inappropriate and completely proprietary...she is fascinated, responsively inappropriate and swept off her feet. She is naïve and overwhelmed, thrilled and frightened in his presence. He is thinking he has found his greatest desires.

Barely begun, and tenuously fresh, Jazz and Julian's relationship is tested by each other and the spectre of Julian's burgeoning fame which accosts them at every turn resulting in deceit and terror.

Will they find a way through the obstacles together and stronger or will they be torn apart, broken beyond repair?


Review coming soon