REVIEW: Sacred Serenity (Lotus House #2) by Audrey Carlan
September 1, 2016
Sacred Serenity (A Lotus House Novel)
by Audrey Carlan, #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: 30th August 2016
Twenty-two-year old Amber St. James’s focus is on her education. Her plan is clear—finish the elite San Francisco/Berkeley Medical School program early and become a pediatrician. She hasn’t given much thought to dating or to men in general, until she enrolls in the required human sexuality course…a subject foreign to her for religious and personal reasons.
Tantric yoga practitioner Dash Alexander is Lotus House Yoga’s most sought after sensual teacher. Women flock to him for his unique teaching style, calm nature, and wicked hot body. When he hears of Amber’s plight, he offers to help. The condition? Amber must assist in his couples’ Tantra yoga class as his partner. The sizzling attraction between the two of them is beyond anything Dash has ever experienced…spiritually or otherwise.
Through his teachings, Dash makes love to Amber’s mind and merges with her soul. Physically there’s only one problem, a secret that’s sacred. Amber St. James is a virgin…by choice.
I was so happy to see that Sacred Serenity was about Amber! I was so curious about her in Resisting Roots and there was no better love interest for her than Dash. That man oozes sensuality!
What I love about Amber is that while she is steadfast in her faith, she isn’t afraid to keep her mind open. But don’t confuse that with being a pushover, she is anything but. I really admired her for holding fast to her values even when temptation became almost too great. She has resolve I’m not sure I would have!
Dash is somewhat….unconventional. He is fully invested in the tantric arts and believes that the connection between two people is stronger than any piece of paper ever could be. He had a Matthew McConaughey feel to him in a way. That care free, live and let live vibe that you can’t help but love.
I love that these two were more similar than they appear to be. Both have very strong beliefs that shape who they are. And when you have such strong beliefs, communication is key to having your partner understand where you are coming from. Faith is a strong feeling that shapes us, and when you come from different directions, you have to find some common ground if you want your relationship to work.
This book is definitely a lot more steamy than the first, and it will push your boundaries unlike the first book. But underneath all the steamy tantric yoga, is a love story about two people who must decide if their love is worth the risk. They must decide if their faith is strong enough to overcome their differences. And they must see if there is any common ground for them to stand on while holding steady to the beliefs that make them unique.
Sacred Serenity get 5 tantric kisses from me
Audrey Carlan is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She writes wicked hot love stories that are designed to give the reader a romantic experience that’s sexy, sweet, and so hot your e-reader might melt. Some of her works include the wildly successful Calendar Girl Serial, Falling Series, and the Trinity Trilogy.
She lives in the California Valley where she enjoys her two children and the love of her life. When she’s not writing, you can find her teaching yoga, sipping wine with her “soul sisters” or with her nose stuck in a wicked hot romance novel.