Inventing Herself is an erotic romance novella by Sommer Marsden, and published by Xcite Books. I’m a big fan of Sommer, but she has so many books out there that I just can’t keep up!
This novella tells the tale of Sophie Calhoun, a journalist for a women’s magazine. In early January, she’s given an assignment that she’s really not happy about. Her boss has told her to put something together about how a strong, confident woman can look deeper in order to find her centre. Which is how Sophie finds herself at yoga classes.
Unfortunately, the assignment, rather than calming and grounding her, just twists her up into turmoil and a dicey emotional state. She worries that the one thing she subconsciously wants is the one thing she’d told herself she didn’t need. This also results in an atrocious, albeit very amusing, date.
A very, very early morning hike is an attempt at clearing her head, albeit a very dangerous one. In the wilderness, she meets a man who comes across as very happy, grounded, centred – everything she’s supposed to be aspiring to as part of her article. After further conversation with her mystery man, Sophie suddenly finds it in herself to start walking on the path towards inventing herself.
This is another excellent read from Sommer Marsden. She always succeeds in crafting tales that are easy to read and understand, characters you can identify with, interesting and different story lines and, of course, totally hot sex. I really enjoyed this hot novella.
It was interesting, had Sommer’s trademark humour in there, and the lead character was someone I really found myself rooting for. Whatever it was she wanted to make her happy, I found myself hoping she would find it. Definitely a book I’d recommend to erotic romance fans. Another top-notch read from Sommer Marsden.