Length: 75,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Tiferet Design
Sex In Seattle Series
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.
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4 of 5 Stars
I ended my review of the last book thinking it was the last book of the series. Surprise! I think it’s safe to say this can be read as a standalone even though the characters from books one and three do make appearances, Jack more than others, in this book.
This book is really long, which is interesting considering how rushed the first two were, but it needed to be because of all the complications of Brent and River’s relationship. There is a learning curve for Brent for not only the tantric healing, but the full holistic approach River has for life. They start out as patient and client then become boss and employee which further throws a complication into their relationship which slows things down. However, this is a low angst book, thankfully, because of Brent’s healing and River’s self-discoveries for his life.
Although I didn’t know much about tantric healing and the spiritual connection they worked on in their relationship, I loved seeing it develop. They definitely seemed to have a deeper connection than most.
Even though Harrison was the catalyst for getting River into gear when he needed it most, I still thought he was a creepy character and didn’t really care for that part of the story.
This is hands down my favorite of the series!
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.