Mrs. Danielle Russo lives a picture-perfect life with her charismatic husband. She has a beautiful home, and everything she could ask for. Except everything isn’t what it appears to be: spending every waking minute as Marcus’ model wife is starting to take a toll on Danny.
To cope, Danny lives a rich, secret inner life through her job as an assistant curator and the support of a few friends. She’s accepted that her future will be quiet, restrained, and dignified. And then she meets a young man at dinner who changes everything.
Nicolas Thierry is a brooding and sensual college kid. He’s unpredictable, and unapologetically public about his desire for Danny. No one quite knows what to make of this boy, and Nicolas’ attention threatens everything she and her husband have built together.
Danny knows that for her own sanity and the sake of her marriage, she’s got to send him packing. But under Nicolas’ smoldering gaze and hungry touch, Danny realizes she’s starting to feel new and dangerous things stirring inside her she’s never, ever felt before
A free copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Mira Noire’s, I Met a Boy, is a contemporary romance following Mrs. Danielle Russo. She’s got the perfect life with her perfect husband, Marcus. She has everything she could ever dream of; a charming and handsome husband, a few close friends and a job she adores as the assistant curator of an art gallery. Except, Danny’s picture perfect life is taking a toll on her.
Danielle Russo has forgotten what it’s like to feel alive. She’s forgotten what it’s like to be spontaneous, to feel free and happy. Under the watchful eye of her husband, Marcus, he’s managed to mold her into the perfect image of what he wants her to be. She’s dignified and refined but she’s forgotten what it’s like to live for herself. That is until she meets Nicholas one night at a dinner party. He’s young, he’s emotional and he’s unapologetic about the desire he openly shows her. Nicholas can’t seem to help himself, and soon, neither can Danielle. His passion and vitality seem to be burning Danny from the inside out, and it’s threatening to destroy the life her husband has carefully crafted for her and the neat and confined future he has planned for them.
This is the first book I’ve read by Mira Noire, and I have to say, I will gladly read more of her work. I Met a Boy is as sweet as it is sensual, and she does an excellent job of capturing the emotions of the human condition. Most of the conflicts in this story are internal, and sometimes I think that’s harder to portray. Marcus doesn’t hit Danielle, he doesn’t physically restrict her from anything, but it’s the mental games he plays with her that drive the changes in Danielle. Marcus isn’t mean, but he’d firm. He doesn’t swear at her, but his tone branches no argument. Mira does an excellent job of defining and intensifying the tension with words and making the reader care about Danielle’s happiness and why she needs to change.
I definitely recommend this book.
About the Author
Passion. Decadence. Drama. Mira Noire doesn’t pussyfoot around. If you’re looking for the typical happily-ever-after with the same old characters – they aren’t here. Mira writes visceral scenes that are so real you can taste (and smell!) them, and loves to feature flawed characters you may not always like. Like or not, you’ll definitely love watching them, and hopefully enjoy following them on their intensely personal erotic journeys. Mira lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, loves to travel abroad, and has a B.A. in English from Stanford University.
Visit Mira at http://www.miranoire.com to get to know her world a little better.