On most Mondays during the summer, I’ve decided to review some of the books I’ve been reading (once I let Outlander go I’ve been reading a fair amount of shorter books). And my first review is of a novellette I picked up again a couple of nights ago for a fun, sexy quick read, Lord of the Jungle by Sheri Fredricks. Since it’s so fresh in my memory, I thought I’d put that up first.
If you enjoyed the Tarzan movies of the 1940s or the Disney animated Tarzan of the 1990s, then you may very well love this erotic take on the story. From the first movies, I’ve always wanted Tarzan and Jane to “get together.” If you look at the movie posters they almost drip sex and domination, leaving you wondering why there isn’t more physical contact in the movies.
Well, in Sheri Fredricks’ version there certainly is. In a very big way.
Jane has been marooned on an island after pirates attack her yacht. She’s rescued from drowning in the surf by a wild man, Tarzan, whose animal magnetism works wonders on Jane’s libido. Tarzan is thrilled to find a female who is like him and not one of his gorilla family, and wastes no time in showing he’s king of the jungle in oh so many ways.
Sex in this jungle is steamy and Ms. Fredricks manages to make it fun and sexy even while describing it as less than comfortable for Jane. I can’t imagine having sex in a tree (even in a nest), but the first encounter is quite hot and the couple’s attraction genuine. I read the novelette very quickly, in one sitting, in about an hour (and I’m a slow reader), and was very highly entertained and engaged with the story (and the hot sex).
And even though the book is short and it has a cliffhanger ending, there are two more books in the Jungle Island series, so there is apparently more jungle love ahead for these two. Therefore, if you’re looking for a hot series to read under a palm tree on the beach, look no further.
Jane Porter craves a thrill but when marauders scuttle her ship and she washes ashore onto an island inhabited by animals and one sexy wild man, that’s when the real adventure begins.
Dependent upon her vine-swinging rescuer who acts more ape than musclebound man, she places her survival in his rugged hands and relinquishes her desire to his raw sensuality.
For more seasons than he can remember, Tarzan has lived among the tiny island’s gorilla band. Instinct propels him to save the female he finds half-dead in the surf, but gazing into her eyes, his mating tool dances an ancient tribal beat.
While the pirates search for their bounty, Tarzan and Jane are in danger. To survive, they’ll have to hang onto each other as they swing for dear life. Their adrenaline-rush of passion among the canopy of the jungle threatens not only a dizzying fall from a great height, but also into love.
Lord of the Jungle is available at Amazon as are the rest of the series.