Made from Greater Stone by RJ Simpkin is the first novel in the Stone Series. A story of passion, romance, glamour, and secrecy.
When graduate Olivia Bennett moves to Chicago she is thrust into a world sugar coated in feathers and crystals. This world is the world of Burlesque. It's during this time of discovery that she meets Nathan Stone, a handsome successful entrepreneur.
She finds herself drawn to him, in way she has never felt before. Convinced he is out of her league she tries to forget him. However Nathan has ideas of his own planned for the Burlesque starlet.
Olivia soon learns that her new life is not all rhinestones and sparkle. Nathan has skeletons in his closet; a dark past that threatens any future they may have together.
Wow! What a great debut novel from RJ Simpkin.
If you are like me and not familiar with the world of burlesque, you are going to be pleasantly surprised with this story...
Olivia finds herself in a new city living with her best friend Joseph after recently graduating from college. But without a lot of job prospects, she decides to rekindle her burlesque alter ego "Miss Honey Glaze" at a local nightclub.
From the moment "Honey" meets Nathan Stone she feels the oh so electrifying pull between them. What she doesn't realize is just how powerful and rich Mr. Stone is. Though Nathan does not "do" relationships, he soon finds himself wanting to protect and spend all of his free time with the beautiful burlesque dancer. But the secrets Nathan holds are keeping them from moving forward, and once those secrets are revealed Nathan and Honey have decisions to make.
I found this book to be very unique! Not many books out there with the burlesque theme to them. The "Brit" terminology was a little confusing. But overall, I REALLY enjoyed this book and the relationship between Nathan and Honey. His love and need to be with her was SWOONtastic! The premise reminded me of FSOG in a way...just with pastie tassels!
The ending had a HUGE cliffy!! But I loved it!! The shock factor was in full force, and I will definitely be reading the next book in the series to find out what happens to these characters. I mean, you can't leave me dangling on the edge and not expect me to try and pull myself up to see what happens next!
Made From Greater Stone gets 4 "Crazie" Stars!! ~Cami