It’s blog tour time for Cat Montmorency’s Fleur de Nuit!
About Cat Montmorency:
Cat Montmorency grew up reading every book she could get her hands on, and pining after the ones she couldn’t. She’s been everything from lifeguard to riding instructor to high school math teacher, but discovered that being a ninja gamer-girl and out-of-the-closet die-hard romantic who writes things was much more fun. If pressed, she’ll describe herself as a Southern Belle with a geek complex and a fetish for well-crafted words.
When I read the synopsis of this book I was quite excited to read and review this book. The synopsis grabbed me and pulled me in to the dark underground world in New Orleans along with Moira, Kara and the oh so hot Adrian.
The story opens with Moira and Kara having a pity party with movies and ice cream as their guests. This sounds like a regular date for Moira. Kara is the one that knows how to live and enjoy life while Moira is locked up in her apartment. We later learn why her apartment became her security blanket. Kara finally encouraged her to come out with her to a small club. Little does Moira know what Kara’s motive really was when she brought her there. Trying to breathe life back into her again.
Kara and Moira have been best friends since the girls were young. Kara has seen Moira through some of life’s most difficult tragedies when Moira’s family was absent. Kara became her family. Kara became her life and her breath bringing her back to the Moira she was before her nightmares began.
Kara finally gets Moira to go out one night. At the bar Kara takes her to, Moira meets Adrian LaCroix, master of the local underground kink scene, but she doesn’t know who he is yet. He is hot, sexy and she is starting to discover feelings she thought were buried away. He elicits warm, wet feelings she is afraid to feel. His sexy Cajun accent his commanding presence intrigue her and help her to find the courage she lost. Adrian has a way of helping her find herself while knowing just what she needs to find happiness. At the same time she struggles with her feelings for her best friend wondering if she will always need to rely on her and not give Kara the friendship in return that Moira has benefited from.
Adrian LaCroix plays a very important role in Kara’s and soon Moira’s life. Since he is the master of the local underground kink scene, he is well known throughout the city of New Orleans. Adrian has many connections with the locals and takes care of his own. There is no lack of hot BDSM scenes in this story. A few scenes are detailed in a very beautiful way. Adrian introduces Moira to this world, Kara’s world, and soon helps Moira find her place there training to be a Domme and later a Domenatrix. He takes Moira on as his protege and helps her mentally and physically escape her demons. Their sex scenes are pretty hot too, seeing who tops who each time.
The story moves at a good pace. Knowing it was about BDSM I wanted to jump right into a scene but realized I lacked the story line and details needed to enjoy the book. My attention stayed throughout the book even causing me to have a “book hangover” the last night until 4:00am. The story was climaxing and I HAD to find out what the result was and how Kara’s decision was going to effect Moira.
I loved the character development and the trickling of information about Moira’s past. It kept me wanting more and more. The deeper I traveled into the story the more invested I became. Having traveled to New Orleans recently also peeked my interest as some of the sites and activities mentioned in the book were reminiscent of our trip. I almost felt like I could see the characters on the trolley car and walking in the Garden District dressed all fancy to meet Adrian. Oh Adrian.
Cat brought in local dialogue and some french language with Adrian’s character. While it was sexy to read, it was complicated to continually copy and paste so I could translate and read what he was saying. I would have loved more translations in his sentences or a guide in the back of the book to the Cajun sayings and their meanings. I am sure what the kindle translator wrote was not at times exactly what Cat meant to say, my mind had to improvise and use the words I think she meant Adrian to say.
I look forward to the next book in the series. I am sure it will be just as hot and steamy as this one. Especially if Adrian is still there enjoying his subs. I am always excited to read a great book from an author I have never met.