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Restless Spirit

By Sommer Marsden

Restless Spirit
Paperback, 224 pages paperback Online Price:
ISBN: 9781908262271
Format: 198mm x 129mm
Imprint: Xcite Books
Published: 26th April 2012

EPUB, 289 pages ebook Online Price:
ISBN: 9781908262288
Imprint: Xcite Books
Published: 16th February 2012

Category: Contemporary, Erotic Novels, Mixed Themes, Romance

Rating: 5 / 5 stars - 6 vote(s).

Tuesday Cane walks out on her life and her abusive man when she inherits her grandmother’s house at Allister Lake.

There she finds plenty of distractions to take her mind off her loss with her sexy neighbour and handyman Shepherd, former TV star Reed and her old flame Adrian.

But , as time passes, she senses that something is not quite right with her new life.  And no amount of steamy sexual encounters can hide her anxiety.

Surrounded by so many interesting men and erotic enticements, Tuesday has no intention of committing to one man ever again. But the more she insists she's nobody's girl, the more she wants to be somebody's girl. Will she continue to be a restless spirit and run from love or will she be won over?

He pulled me to him. Really pulled me. I slid across the crisp white sheets on my belly, randomly grabbing at folds of cloth as Stan pounded into me.

‘Stay with me, Tuesday,’ he said.

I knew he didn’t mean keep up, or come with him, or fuck with the same enthusiasm. He meant don’t go and don’t go wasn’t something I could consider.

‘Shut up, Stan.’

I felt it curling like a flame in my belly, my pussy, my thighs. The flashing, pulsing heat that always means I’m going to come. When Stan got behind me and manhandled me, fucked me hard but said sweet words, it always worked me up. When his fingers dug into the meat of my hips and he moved like a man possessed, my entire being seemed to thrum with the pulse in my neck and my belly.

‘Don’t tell me to shut up,’ Stan said, laying a hard blow on the flushed skin of my ass. But it only made it worse. It only made me worse.

I shoved my hand under my body, finding my clit with slippery fingers. I rubbed hard, way harder than I normally would if anyone were watching me. I thrust my body hard against my hand even as I tried to toss myself back against him. Impaling myself on Stan’s big cock. Throwing myself back into his strong hands. The sexual version of the Nestea plunge, just giving up and hurling myself back into empty space. The unknown.

My pussy started to seize up around him and he grunted, ‘Not yet, girl,’ and pulled free of me.

I made a noise like something feral, but the world turned suddenly and he had me on my back. The bulk of him, six foot three-ish of huge man, hovering over me and prying my legs wide. Stan settled himself between my thighs, finding my slippery slit with his fingers and then his cock.

His mouth came down hard and sweet and needy. ‘Don’t leave, Tuesday,’ he said again. ‘Or take me with you.’

‘Shut up, Stan,’ I said again. And to help him shut up, I wrapped my legs around his thick waist, opened my body to him, tightened my cunt muscles and as an afterthought, I turned my head, sucked his big finger into my mouth and licked it like I always licked his cock.

Stan, good old Stan, hissed like a scalded cat and whispered, ‘Christ.’

‘Fuck me, Stan,’ I said this time and he buried his handsome face in my neck and set about doing just that. His stubble scraped my flesh raw, his fingers bruised my skin, his bulk crushed the air out of me and it was perfect.

It was what I needed. To forget and to get lost. To open my body and close my mind and feel Stan’s broad slippery cock ramming into me like he was punishing me, but in the most delicious way, for leaving him.

When he pinned my wrists down by my sides and damn near smashed me flat with his 200 plus pounds. When he sucked the whimpers and the moans off my lips and swallowed them down. When he ground his hips in that way he has and rocked from side to side. That’s when I came.

‘You’re leaving me, Tuesday, aren’t you?’ he said.

‘Honey, we were never really together,’ I told him.

He sighed, his finger running over my dusky nipple making it stand up like some well trained thing.

‘I know.’

‘I know you do.’ I brushed my fingers through his reddish brown hair and he flared his hand over my belly so the muscles twitched.

‘Why, Tues?’

‘I’m too fucking damaged, Stan.’

He didn’t argue. Stan had been fucking me for months. And we’d been having this post coital back and forth for almost as long. He didn’t argue because for the most part, Stan knew I was right.

When he left he threw his final say over his shoulder on his way out the door. ‘You’re not damaged, Tuesday. You’re restless.’

The sexual encounters are what are most memorable upon completing this book.  The scenes are varied and creative.  They're super steamy with an intense build-up of sexual tension leading to a few scenes late in the story with heavier BDSM elements.  This whole read felt like one big fantasy and I look forward to entering other fantasy worlds Ms. Marsden creates in the future and recommend you do to. The full review can be read here.


- Words of Wisdom

Restless Spirit is a deeply erotic novels. The sex scenes are frequent, detailed and exquisitely carnal. Tuesday is comfortable in her own skin and her sexuality. She boldly and unapologetically embraces her sexual needs and desires.


You can read the full review here


Marsden wickedly crafts extremely sexy, graphic scenes that still manage to move the storyline along.  Perhaps the trick lies in creating fully developed characters, ones that are multi-dimensional, flawed and still wholly appealing.  Watching Tuesday run from her past and fall into a sort of rabbit hole of a present makes her trek to find her way to a new life so much more fulfilling than just a "steamy read".  Tuesday fights the desire to have those connections she craves and despises - ranting her fears and frustrations to the comforting presence of her recently passed grandmother's home - as if it's spirit can help heal her own broken one.  What seems like it should be a straight up sultry erotic romance actually proves to be so much more and this reader was impressed with the range of emotions evoked in the course of Tuesday's journey to find love....and herself.


This review can be read in full at the Guilty Indulgence Book Club 

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Sommer's short work can be found in dozens of erotic anthologies including Spank Me, Whip Me, Tie Me Up, Temptation, Kiss In The Dark, Lesbian Love, Gay Love, Love at First Sting, Best Women's Erotica 2009 & 2010, Ultimate Lesbian Erotica 2008, Best Lesbian Romance 2010, Lust at First Bite, Liaisons, Hurts So Good, Nerdvana, The Sweetest Kiss, Peep Show, and Yes, Sir, Torn, Cuffed and Kiss My Ass among many others. . She currently writes erotica and erotic romance for Ellora's Cave, eXcessica, Pretty Things Press and Xcite Books. She has written Hard Lessons and The Best of Sommer Marsden for Xcite.

Customer Reviews:

Reviewed by: Pete on 9th April 2013 3:13PM

All I can really add is WOW! Sommer has written a really great story that was full of brilliant sex, great characters, brilliant sex, excellent storyline oh, and did I say brilliant sex. Seriously it was a superbly hot erotic story that led you on and with a bit of a twist in the tail. Certainly twisted my tail hehe!

Reviewed by: Dragon Rene on 6th May 2012 3:16PM

What an amazing read! Sommer had me hooked on her works since Big Bad. I've yet to be disappointed. Such amazingly original, erotic and fun reading is put out there for us all to enjoy.

I look at Shepard as a overgrown (good looking) teddy bear! He's such a gruff, heroic yet gentle man that is much more then the eyes can see. Tuesday is a great character with strength to be admired as well as envied. I'll just put as she is definitely a force to be reckoned with and you DO NOT want to get on her bad side... Ever!

Reviewed by: Roberta on 28th October 2012 11:58AM

What can I say to top off what others have said. I was sucked into Tuesday and her Rebooting her life again. The writer sucked me in and took me on a wonderful journey with her. I felt every emotion you can think of and then more. It was well writen and OMG It was way better than fifty shades of grey.. My husband said thank you to the writer Sommer Marsden...Your Awesome!!

Reviewed by: MidnightB on 21st May 2012 7:48PM

This was the first book I have read from Sommer Marsden and it certainly wont be my last wow what a great read. Its now 3.35 am I have just finished this compelling read and had to get some comments down before I finally give into sleep.
Restless Spirit is an intense emotional journey which is well constructed and flows well within the 247 pages; an engrossing read from page 1.
I loved the main character Tuesday as she is so relateable, I loved her tough outer exterior with a hint of vulnerability and making her very believable. So fleeing to Allister Lake after inheriting her grandmothers house and escaping a bad break up we follow Tuesday as she suddenly finds herself the main interest of 3 super sexy men in a town where single women are like gold dust; each guy with quite different likeable personalities but she doesn\'t want that commitment right now.
I loved how she is sexually confident and knows what she wants and enjoys her sexual freedom with no awkwardness with these gorgeous guys; but can she choose between the charming rich Reed Green TV star and berry picking farmer. Or over-protective Aiden her loyal and heroic caretaker/handyman who she has had past history with. Or will she fall for the mysterious Shepherd Moore ex cage fighter.

She is drawn right from the start to Shepherd despite being warned off against him, and being so different from the men she\'s dated in the past. But she uses the other two guys just to satisfy her immediate needs, something I wanted to slap her for as she leads these 3 great guys on, all three that are falling for her; I was so relieved when she finally saw sense. Its a sign of a great writer that can get such a variety of emotions from us.
But after several very hot and steamy encounters with Shepherd, Tuesday gradually learns to shed her inhibitions with him and embrace her submissive side as he allows her to grow both as a person and sexually by pushing her boundaries further than she has ever gone.
I loved how Sommer creates intensity between all the characters and the sex scenes are frequent throughout the pages with each guy and is brilliantly written with alot of realism and some great sexual tension build-ups rather than immediate sex. There are a great variety of hot steamy sex scenes with each guy bringing something different to the plate so to speak; these are graphic well placed but not sleazy just super hot and very memorable.
But thats not it.........!
Along with a great storyline and super sexy scenes there is a mounting suspense story running parallel with the main storyline which escalates to a brilliant climatic twist which I wasn’t expecting. But I would have liked this to have been a bit longer being such a great twist and after such a long buildup throughout the book. I have to stress though it doesn\'t spoil anything its still an incredible read, great storylines with believable realistic characters and fantastic ending. Sommer knows people and knows how to keep us turning those pages.
I cant wait to read the next.

Reviewed by: Raunchy Reader on 10th February 2013 5:02PM

Oh gosh, I love this writer. I fell in love with Shepherd and Reed and Adrian, but which one will Tuesday go for. Marsden is a master of suspense - the characters are superb as always. Erotica at its best.

Reviewed by: T Harrison on 10th April 2012 3:23PM

No matter how often I read Sommer Marsden\'s erotic romances, I am always surprised and delighted by the level of intensity she gives her characters. They multi-layered and often gifted with a dark sense of humor that lightens mood of these emotional stories. The men are irresistible and would make even the most staunchly independent woman beg to be rescued. In Restless Spirit Tuesday Cane has her choice of three though she knows from the very beginning that only one can pull her restless spirit back to earth. The question is will Tuesday Cane be strong enough to accept what he has to give.

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