Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Review – Chloe’s Donor – Sabine Ferruci

 

Back of the book

Chloe Simon has a problem. The semen she received did not belong to her selected donor, a sensitive patron of the arts. It belonged to a special operations soldier who only banked his sperm in case he and his mission blew up. Now Dev Gallagher is back, staking a claim on their unborn child. He wants to marry her, enjoy some buried to the hilt sex, and then divorce her after the baby's birth. Her head says no, but her heart and hormones scream an orgasmic yes!

The hormones win.

Chloe opts out of the marriage proposal, but opts in for a trip to his mountain cabin for the promised mind-blowing sex.

 

 

 

The Review

Characters

Chloe Simon - The woman who has always known disappointment. Waiting around for the perfect man seems to be a pipers dream, so Chloe does the next best thing to get what she want – she cut out the middle – Man.

Dev Gallagher – Assertive, confident, great under pressure and a first class bull shitter. That was however all before he met Chloe – then his positive aren’t looking like that sure thing any more.

 

The Plot

After making her selection for a  sperm donor based on her own personal life experience – Chloe is more than OK with the more than obvious result. A little bundle of joy to call her own.

However her contentment only last for so long –as the anonymous donor is no longer anonymous and he has a list of demands all of his own.

Not wanting to seem disingenuous Chloe decides to at least attempt to meet Dev half way with his demands. There are something's that Chloe likes and Dev have them in spade, but will her practicality clash with Dev’s dreams.

 

 

“I assure you,” Ashtar continued, “Sgt. Gallagher provided a specimen of the highest quality. He’s in excellent health.” Dr. Ashtar beamed with pride as he gestured to Gallagher. “No family history of inherited disease. Meets—in fact, exceeds—our extremely rigid donor standards. Had he appeared in our catalogue, he would have been very popular with our clients.”

Chloe conceded that the hunk sitting across the table was as perfect a physical specimen as a man in his mid-thirties could be. A moss green sport shirt accentuated his tanned forearms, well-muscled arms, and wide shoulders. The short cut of his light brown hair emphasized the square jaw and the shadow from his clean shave. His nose was a little big for his face and his eyebrows a little too heavy, but B.D. Gallagher would never be voted off the island, at least by any of the women.

“I’m sure the Essence of Sgt. Gallagher would have been a sell-out, Doc.” Chloe was satisfied to see a flash in Gallagher’s suspiciously bland eyes, but her satisfaction was short lived. Nausea that had been simmering just below the surface since this morning’s phone call was beginning to churn in earnest. Breathe in. Breathe out.

“Another positive attribute you should not discount, Miss Simon, is the superior strength and quality of the sperm you received.”

Trailing her fingertips lightly over the swell of her belly, Chloe took a deep breath and tried not to hyperventilate.

“In order to achieve success, our average client inseminates over a period of at least three cycles, using as many as six vials at each setting.” The little man in the starched white coat could hardly contain his excitement as he leaned forward on the table to touch her arm. “You merely used one vial and became pregnant on your first try. Superb results, really.”

Chloe swivelled her chair away from the contact and watched Gallagher closely. If he moved so much as an eyelash to display macho pride, she would purposely lose her breakfast all over his crisp khaki slacks. She was almost disappointed when not so much as a facial twitch occurred. It was smooth sailing in the ocean of those green eyes, no victory flags flapping in the breeze.

“Dr. Ashtar.” Chloe was tired of hearing about the upside of this little glitch. “I selected donor attributes that were of more importance than Olympic caliber sperm.”

“Such as what, Ms. Simon?” asked Gallagher. Of course, his voice would be radio announcer deep. It made the hair on her arms vibrate to attention.

Chloe’s Donor © Sabine Ferruci

 

 

Surprise Element

I was surprised by how much i liked this story. I have had this book for a while and for some reason the name jumped out at me last week and i was finished with it before i even settle down - The pace was that quick, the characters loveable and the story condensed to a particular time frame, which made it a great read for me.

 

Smut/Ick Factor

Chloe is no shy flower in any aspect of her life and when it comes to sex, she firmly believe in enjoying all that life has to offer.

Dev is no slouch either these too not only have some creative moments, but they were so vocal about the whole thing – that they gave a new meaning to the word multiply orgasm.

I love the smut scenes in this book.

 

Positive

First off,  i love the blurb – I always feel there is generally not a lot of creativity that goes into this part of a book – but this blurb i really like. It intrigued, it gave so much about the book and yet told me nothing.

This is a contemporary read that have a steady pace, with some angsty issues that from the first few pages in – you are caught up in the moment of this book.

Dev and Chloe are likable enough protags. I enjoyed meeting them – I didn’t miss a background on either of them as only what was necessary to the story was given to us  and it worked.

The beauty of pregnancy was very well played and the fact that Chloe was introduce to us as a woman with a temper, but also a quite grace. I especially liked Dev’s totally fascination with Chloe’s ever expanding waistline.

The secondary characters were really strong and i like how Ms. Ferruci boxed them in as they had a life of their own and could have easily taken over the story without too much of a strain.

Support, friendship and loyalty was one of the storyline that was play up this book -  there were moment of shock as well as moments of shocking disbelieve. But all in all there was a bond between these people that i totally got.

There was a few realities to this book in relation to the donor program, the pregnancy itself and male bonding that i thought was well thought out and presented.

Due to the length of the book, i very much liked how the author kept it condensed to a time period and not allow the frivolous details of travel and support cast to take away from the actual story.

A sweet read that did what it was meant to do – let me escape from it all. CHLOE’S DONOR also has scope for spin off book and I do hope Ms. Ferruci will revisit some of these character with there own book.  

 

Negative

This is one of those read that it would just be nit picking to find a fault. As always depending on your particular taste you may find personal issue with the book, but i like it – A lot.

 

Cover

I like it. It took me a few look to see the little bump of the baby. I do so love a woman in the full bloom of pregnancy.

 

 

8 Speak To Me:

Blodeuedd on 26 May 2009 at 11:53 said...

First time to see a pregnant woman on teh cover of these books and I like it.
Sounds interesting

Brandy W on 26 May 2009 at 15:04 said...

I think I'd like this one. Thanks for posting a review on it.

Kara on 26 May 2009 at 15:53 said...

This sounds really good - have it added to my list!!

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) on 26 May 2009 at 19:27 said...

Hi EH!

Great review EH!

I haven't heard of this book or author, have you read anything else by her?

Dottie :)

Erotic Horizon on 26 May 2009 at 20:08 said...

Hey Blodeuedd

I am sure I have seen pregnant women on covers already - just can't remember one now..

I do think it's a lovely cover..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 26 May 2009 at 20:08 said...

Hey brandy...

Thanks..

I really did like this one- I love when a book surprises me..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 26 May 2009 at 20:09 said...

Hey Kara..

Welcome - thanks for adding it to your list.

A nice book to curl up with..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 26 May 2009 at 20:11 said...

Hi Dottie..

Not read anything else by her - this is her first book, she has one other out - I am hoping to read it soon.

She has a quick pace to her style that I like..

E.H>