Twenty seven year old English teacher Elizabeth Parker is waiting to be found. Like the secrets of her past, her beauty is hidden, concealed behind modest clothes and a gentle nature. Into her secluded world enter two powerful men.
Handsome playboy, Ayden Stone is flawless and as skilled in the bedroom as he is in the boardroom. He has a taste for rare and beautiful things and he wants to taste her. He’ll do anything to make it happen. Uninitiated in the art of seduction, Beth embarks upon a voyage of sexual awakening, allowing Ayden to steer her towards deep and dangerous waters, unaware of their fateful connection.
From a distance, former boxer Dan Rizler bides his time but never loses sight of the object of his desire: precious Miss Parker. His tormented soul reaches out to her with merciless hands. He must have her.
This is a modern fairy tale full of romantic moments, music and monstrous encounters. Elizabeth Parker is about to be found but will she be bound by her destiny or by her demon …
TouchStone for Play is the first book in the Story of Us Trilogy by Sydney Jamesson. It is a masterfully crafted story that expertly balances love, lust, romance, and suspense. The novel tells the story of an English grammar school teacher Beth Parker and a powerful CEO Ayden Stone. The intense attraction between the two characters is evident right away in the book and carries throughout the story.
Beth is an intelligent, educated, and beautiful woman with a mind of her own. She articulates and communicates through words and through her eclectic collection of music. She is level-headed and mature, which makes her very real and relatable to me. Ayden is a successful CEO of an international media corporation who is self-assured, assertive, and sexy. What I enjoy most about Ayden is how multi-dimensional he is. Throughout the story, we witness both his powerful CEO self as well as a vulnerable man lost and confused at how to approach his relationship with Beth. Ayden Stone expresses his point of view throughout the story and slowly reveals his character. Ayden is not afraid to show his vulnerability when it comes to Beth and his love for her.
Beth and Ayden each has their own past that complicates the development of their relationship. But what’s amazing about the story is watching them help each other resolve and move past their pasts, which often precede or follow hot and steamy sex. The mild BDSM only intensifies the very hot and sexy scenes. But the passion and love they have for each other will melt your heart!
TouchStone for Play also has a villain that always lurks in the dark with a very sinister motive. What special about the novel is how Ms. Jamesson includes this shadowy figure by writing in his POV. She skillfully brings him to life with her descriptive writings and it really chilled my bones when I was reading Dan’s thoughts, which really shows how dangerous and crazy Dan Rizler is.
TouchStone for Play is such a compelling and successful story thanks to Ms. Jamesson’s lyrical and articulate writing. The story is beautifully written, [sex] scenes are descriptively and beautifully crafted, and the plot is intricately laid. I just really enjoy how the story flows and speaks to me. I can SEE the story play out in front of me, which doesn’t happen very often for me. I was swooned by Ayden’s charm right away and Sydney has said Henry Cavill was her inspiration for Ayden Stone, so how can you NOT be?! After reading this book, Ayden Stone will be one of your favorite Book Boyfriends! I promise!
This romance/erotica novel captures my attention right from the start, engages me throughout, and leaves me wanting/needing TouchStone for Giving. I highly recommend this book to everyone! And I definitely suggest listening to Beth and Ayden’s music along while reading. It will enhance your reading experience! It did for me!