Friday, June 19, 2020

Review Tour: The Redemption of River by Eli Easton #Review #Giveaway

Length: 75,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Tiferet Design

Sex In Seattle Series

The Trouble With Tony (Book #1) - Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link
The Enlightenment Of Daniel (Book #2) - Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link
The Mating Of Michael (Book #3) - Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link


River Larsen is a world traveler, truth-seeker, and tantric healer. He’s a master of loving all—and no one. Both his past and his spiritual path warn him against attachment. When he falls for his surrogacy client and coffee magnate, Brent McKay, River tells himself it’s a temporary idyll, a beautiful encounter they’ll both enjoy and move on from like mature adults. Only his heart misses that memo.

Brent McKay hasn’t been interested in sex since his wife died two years ago. When he goes to Expanded Horizons sex clinic in Seattle for help, he meets River Larsen, a sex surrogate specializing in reiki massage and tantric sex therapy. Brent never expected to be interested in a man, but River’s light-filled spirit, inner peace, and electric touch bring him back to life. Brent’s loyal heart is ready to commit again. But how can he convince River that love can last forever—if you just have faith?

The Redemption of River features a widower who surprises himself, a gorgeous hippy who thinks he’s a dandelion puff, an age gap, midlife discovery of bisexuality, foodie Seattle, a houseboat, dogs, a trip to Mumbai, and tantric secrets. (You know, the ones that let you have sex for hours. Those secrets.)

The Redemption of River takes place in part at the Expanded Horizons sex clinic and is thus book #4 of the Sex in Seattle series. It features a brand new couple and can be read as a stand-alone.


After the death of his wife, Brent’s sexual life is non active, he has trouble feeling it at all. On friends' advice, he ends up at a therapist who gives him some options.

When Brent reads the bio of River Karsen: Tantric massage and energy work. Certified massage therapist. Licensed Reiki healer. Trained at the Sacred Triangle tantra ashram in India. His first thought was ‘wow, interesting guy’ 

His first session was, for me, already glorious, just like River. River is as his bio suggests, spiritual to his core. There are more sessions and all very sensual and healing. Afterward, Brent can’t get River out of his mind or heart.

With a fresh head, Brent, who owns a coffee shop chain, wants to innovate his shops. Here is where he needs River. Karma is good for them.
Together they work on the new concept for a new brand. They are both in learning modus.
River never stays long at one place, never, so there is an ultimatum.

Watching all the deep layers of River was fascinating, a beautiful free spirit meant for love with a capital. It was wonderful to watch him watch Brent and Brent’s people.
All the thoughts running through his head.

Meeting River was, for Brent, an eye-opener. The way the author describes the whole matter about Chakras, energy, healing, and Tantric sex was intense and intriguing. The lingam massage was overwhelming, it was deeply sensual and arousing af. The World Wide Web says about Tantric sex: 'the weaving and expansion of energy' it can intensify orgasm enormously. Yep, a good way to describe it !!
Two open spirits come together was magnificent to watch, it was extremely beautiful.
While this was a more than excellent story all activity around the business was, for me, a lot to take, I also been satisfied with less. The slow burn was really slow.
On the other hand, there is the blooming friendship and love story with both men which will never be enough! River and Brent had caring and lovable souls and marvelous projected.
The whole story was beautifully written, intriguing, sensual, warm, considerate and delicate.
A big hug for Harrison because dang was he wise at the right moment!
The process and exact moment of River’s redemption was magnificent I cried happy tears.

Highly recommended!

About Eli

Having been, at various times and under different names, a minister’s daughter, a computer programmer, a game designer, the author of paranormal mysteries, a fan fiction writer, and organic farmer, Eli has been a m/m romance author since 2013. She has over 30 books published.

Eli has loved romance since her teens and she particular admires writers who can combine literary merit, genuine humor, melting hotness, and eye-dabbing sweetness into one story. She promises to strive to achieve most of that most of the time. She currently lives on a farm in Pennsylvania with her husband, bulldogs, cows, a cat, and lots of groundhogs.

In romance, Eli is best known for her Christmas stories because she’s a total Christmas sap. These include “Blame it on the Mistletoe”, “Unwrapping Hank” and “Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles”. Her “Howl at the Moon” series of paranormal romances featuring the town of Mad Creek and its dog shifters has been popular with readers. And her series of Amish-themed romances, Men of Lancaster County, has won genre awards.

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1 comment:

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