Tuesday, January 24, 2017

New Release & Review ~MORE THAN JUST A PAIR OF PUMPS: Alexandra Iff

Title: More Than Just A Pair Of PumpsAuthor: Alexandra IffGenre: Contemporary Romance

Gutsy and stubborn 24 year old Trinity Parker is more than thrilled when she lands a job in a top New York fashion store, crunching numbers in the back office. As luck would have it, it’s on her first day there that she ends up heroically foiling a robbery. Or so she thinks.

The man she thought was stealing, Dimitri DuPont, a handsome and rich distinguished gentleman, insists Trinity apologizes to him for her assumptions. In fact, he demands more.

Dimitri is a man one cannot say no to. So she doesn’t. She succumbs.

Soon, her life becomes a tangled web full of lies and deceit and Dimitri DuPont, the one person who’s been there through it all, takes her out of her comfort zone and leads her on a voyage of discovery.

Will he be the anchor that she needs or the catalyst that blows her world apart?

“Look at me Miss Parker. I want to see your face.”

I’ve stopped breathing, and I don’t know what else to say. I hear him moving closer, sitting beside me.

“Hey,” his fingers gently pinch my chin, and slowly pull me to him. My face is bright red, I feel it burning, and the moment his dark eyes land on me, I’m pulled into the void.

“You are beautiful.”

Caught in the carnal web spinning around me, ever so slightly I move closer, and stop breathing again.

“I would love to kiss you, Miss Parker.”

“Do it.”

Inaudible words spoken in a moment of madness; my eyes close and I fall victim to his ways.

“Tell me how you want it…” held in his strong grip, he gingerly rubs our lips together. “Like this,” he nips my lower lip playfully. “Or like this,” his tongue gently glides over the corners of my lips and, as if spellbound, my mouth opens… Wanting, no, needing his kiss. “Or…” he unexpectedly inserts his tongue deep inside my mouth, taking me by surprise and expelling the remainder of doubt I had. I moan; helpless, I’m at his mercy. He’s holding my jaw firmly in his hand and he is leading this game. I…I’m just sitting here, drowning in what seems like a dream full of endorphins, I never want to wake up from.

He pulls back just as fast, and, breathing raggedly, he stays there, on the precipice of our kiss, breathing in my air.

“Please… Don’t stop…” I hear myself speak. I’ve never had a kiss like this. So alive. So possessive. So…carnal. He kisses me again with so much fervor I mold into him. My body…I feel it wants more. It moves forward, into him. His body reacts, but I feel his hands ease off, subtly pushing me away from him. Separated by only the air, although connected in so many other ways, we are both panting.

“If I don’t stop now, I’m not going to be able to stop myself.”

My pupils are dilated, my nostrils flared, I’m breathing like I’ve run a marathon.

“Dimitri…,” I lean back, trying to catch my breath.

“You are one hell of a kisser, Miss Parker.”

“I-I’m sorry. I don’t know what came over me.”

Fully absorbed by the memory of our kiss, I’m still high.

“Do you always kiss like that?”

“I don’t kiss at all. Um.. I mean… I don’t know. How did I kiss?” What is wrong with the way I kiss?

“It felt so…” he closes his eyes, knitting his eyebrows. “Perfect. It was like…Like you were hungry for me. Like you haven’t kissed anyone in years.”

“You are my first kiss in six years.”

Alexandra, a singing and dancing force not to be reckoned with, especially when she holds a microphone, is someone who imagined her life would be just like in the film 'Grease'. So she found her 'Danny', married him and right at this moment they are dancing the night away.

She is known for her love of fast cars and her pumps, which she has way too many pairs of. Correction, you can never have too many pairs of pumps!


This is my first book to read by Alexandra Iff. For me this book had me confused at some points and scratching my head at other parts. While the storyline is full of potiential, to me this one fell flat unlike the beautiful Pair of Pumps. 

Trinity Parker is a young 24 yr old who has been hired to check out the 'books' of a successful store in NYC. Taking on this job would ensure that she would be able to return to school and finally obtain her degree. Although when she walked in on the first day, she convinces herself she witnesses a customer stealing a watch. 

Dimitri DuPont is a complete mystery man. Never revealing too much about his 'investment' company, never revealing much more than his instant attraction to Trinity after she put her hand in his pocket looking for the 'stolen watch'. 
This book had many twist and turns but I didn't really get the full effect of them. They were short lived and not enough to justify a reaction. Would love to see this book reworked and re-released because it is one story-line that I can honestly say, I've not read before. Great concept, just not executed as well as it could have been.

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