Francesca St Claire


Total-E-Bound Publishing
Release Date
October 2012
Erotic Romance

Joe Bradley was the love—and heartbreak—of her life.

But that was all in the past. Eight years later Melissa has moved on and made a life for herself—she has a successful career she is proud of and a new boyfriend she likes.

Then Joe re-enters her life, arousing the past, confusing the present, and threatening the future of her existing relationship, as well as her peace of mind by claiming a place in her heart that he no longer deserves.

But how is she going to cope with the constant reminder of the past, her emotional turmoil, and deep-rooted resentment when the reason for all three is now her new boss?

Joe believed once separation was best for them. Now he wants what he foolishly threw away, and is determined to have it back.

Review: The Jeep Diva (Evelisa) four-stars

Quick and sexy was Francesca St. Claire's Arousing Past. Melissa has tried the past eight years to get Joe out of her heart and mind, but when he suddenly reappeared in her life, she is transported back to memories that won't go away.

Ms. St. Claire delivers a sensual, lustful story that gave promise when it appeared reconciliation was not in sight. Melissa was a resilient character who even though she continued to pine for Joe, was able to go forth with her life. Emotionally she appeared insecure; professionally she was strong and spirited.

In my opinion, Joe was characterized as slightly egocentric in his endeavors to reclaim Melissa's heart, but in reality his love for her overshadowed any self- serving traits. Ms. St. Claire delivered a true romantic who would not stop until he had the woman he loved in his arms and life.

The sex was stimulating and well written. Melissa and Joe ignited the pages as they came together. Arousing Past demonstrated that life can successfully come full circle and deliver an HEA.


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