The Raven Room (The Raven Room Trilogy)
Julian Reeve is a child psychologist with a shadowy past. Meredith Dalton is his much younger girlfriend with a few secrets of her own. The two of them together would make for an exciting story, but Ana Medeiros goes one step further, and adds the Raven Room, a sex club where just about anything goes. Julian is a member of this club, and when Meredith coaxes him to bring her along one evening, she finds herself drawn into a world full of mysteries, including those that come from Julian’s past.
I never thought I would find myself this impressed by erotica, but The Raven Room is more than just a book filled with sex. It definitely was erotic, and I loved the way Meredith’s sexuality was treated, but the sexual nature of the Raven Room is tied in deeply with its danger, and when the dead body of a young woman is implied to have some connection to the club, a mystery opens up that only adds to the excitement of the novel. I was on the edge of my seat while reading, eager to find out what would happen next. The characters were phenomenal as well: three-dimensional, believable, and flawed in a way that made them feel incredibly human.
This book is the first in a trilogy, and the only reason I’m disappointed in that is because I got so wrapped up in the story and the characters that I wanted to understand everything that had been happening and see whether my suspicions about certain characters were correct. It’s beautifully constructed, and the ending left me hungry for book two. If you’re looking for an exciting novel that can balance erotic sections with a thrilling who-done-it, look no further; The Raven Room will have everything you could possibly want and more.