I was given Anya: The Beginning for an honest review by Manic Readers
Anya is Kadin Lara's personal maid/friend who has recently discovered the gratifications of self pleasure but dreams of receiving those pleasures from two men she thinks she can never ever have. After all the Great Vizier and his Janissary, Drake are both way out of her league.
Salim and Drake are lovers and have been for sometime although it must be kept secret for the Sultans law decree that they could be put to death for their love of each other. Even though they have each other they also want a woman who will love them and complete them both by making their family whole.
I have to say I really like how out spoken young Miss Anya is, and the quotes I have picked as my favorites will show just how brave she is to speak her mind in the bedroom. And why do you ask is my review so focused on the bedroom and well the one bathroom scenes, well because they are hands down the best part of the whole book. I do wish we had seen a little more trouble from Elif the jealous ex-friend who just could not cherish the probably awesome friendship she had but other than that and the edits I really did like Anya.
Favorite Quotes: I know I should only share one or two but to be honest I couldn't decide which ones I liked best from these three, so forgive me for sharing one extra.
“Boys, less talking and more fucking, please.”--Anya
“I might be old, but I’m not a fool. I understand you want to protect your men, but don’t you dare lie to me.”-- Esmeralda
“I promise! Less lecturing and more fucking, please. I want to see
you shove your hard cock up his ass,”--Anya
Man, who wouldn't want to read the really hot and steamy bedroom scenes in Anya, for that alone the book should have a five flame rating and will undoubtedly get that when I publish in my blog, however with the nineteen edits that I found in this book the five star rating that Anya would have come away with are sorely depleted down to two stars and I am sorry for that because I really loved this book and will probably read it again.
Book Cover Rating
I love this cover but for one small flaw, one of the characters is Nubian and neither male appears to be Nubian so I can't say it really fits Anya: The Beginning
Book Blurb Rating
Link to where you can purchase Anya: The Beginning
Anya Harlan. A virgin at the tender age of twenty who wasn't spoken for. It didn't stop her from desiring the men who caused her heart to quiver and her breath to become shallow. She knew exactly who they were. He was the Vizier Salim Cali along, with his dark as well as dangerous-looking Nubian Janissary, Drake. She knew she didn't have a chance to attract their attention.
Salim and Drake became lovers despite their situation. They had to keep their love secret for fear of mortal consequence to their lives. They have spent two years searching for the right woman to complete their family. Both believed luscious Anya was the one and now had a chance to pursue her. But happiness had to be earned and a crisis in the mansion threatened their love. The three lovers had to navigate through lust, love, and secrets or risk being torn apart forever.