Reviewed by Dennis
TITLE: The Sensualist & the Untouched
AUTHOR: Susan Laine
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 324 pages
Being over thirty is not an issue for Corey Paige. Being frigid and a virgin, however, is a huge problem for the only son of a newspaper magnate. No matter the risk, Corey’s intent on resolving both problems in one go.
Enter Lucian Allard, a wealthy hedonist with a notorious reputation at club Boudoir—and an unconventional sexual mentoring program for those who suffer from dysfunctions. As the two men begin a sensual journey to awaken Corey’s libido, Corey’s frigid body isn’t all that begins to melt. His untouched feelings also spark to life.
Though a family emergency puts a halt to awakening Corey’s senses and desires, Corey and Lucian grow closer as friends. Then an unexpected kiss from Lucian in Corey’s most desperate hour changes everything. Now Corey must decide if the program is still an aid or an obstacle to two lonely men trying to maintain a professional detachment but falling hopelessly in love.
…but Warren fell in love with the old one.
Corey considers himself a frigid virgin because he can’t get or keep an erection. Unfortunately, even when he get’s close to someone and in the midst of being intimate, it just doesn’t happen. So he seeks out counseling to help with his problem and his psychiatrist puts him in touch with Lucian.
Lucian isn’t a trained psychologist but he is trained in other things that can help Corey with his issues. Things between them aren’t great in the beginning but the attraction to each other is there although neither one really knows why.
So it took me about 3 times to start this book just because it wasn’t grabbing me and I couldn’t get past the first couple of chapters. So this last time I made myself get through it because I was determined to finish it. Although it started off slow and just didn’t make me want to continue I’m kind of glad I did. As the book went on and you get more into the storyline and learn more about the characters it does keep you interested. If only to find out what kind of things Lucian is going to indulge with Corey in and to find out what’s making Corey so frigid in the first place. You do delve into other issues besides Corey’s lack of love life and his upbringing and how Lucian came to being the man he is now.
As a reader I have always tried to finish reading what I start, no matter how long it might take me, but as a reviewer I really had to push myself to get through at least the first few chapters to really get going, after a couple of tries. I don’t want to say to not check this book out…but keep my review in mind when making your decision.