How far will one woman go for love?
Introverted and insecure Valerie Mercer was promised that during her senior year of college she would finally attract attention from boys…but never dreamed that would include Michael Vartanian.
Good looking, troubled and every parent’s nightmare, Michael is adamant on introducing Valerie to a world of both pleasure and, inadvertently, heartbreak. His interest in Valerie is dependent upon the mood and fidelity of his on-and-off-again girlfriend, Breeze.
Nevertheless, Valerie lets her hope and desire override common sense and soon finds she can’t deny Michael anything…no matter what’s at stake.
Praise for Coercion
“This book was—oh, what’s the word—fantastic. It typically isn’t my sort of story, admittedly, but I found I couldn’t stop reading. Every page, every word, hell, every syllable drew me in even more.”–Rosalie Stanton, erotica author
“Ms. Zakari is blessed with the ability to weave description effortlessly into her prose, keeping the flow of the writing smooth and tight. Even everyday moments are given weight by the addition of a tiny detail. The colour of the tiles, the consistency of the gravy. Without them the story would survive as a sketch. With them it blooms into a portrait…. This one’s a keeper. The same goes for Ms. Zakari. Watch out for more of her work. I know I will be.”–Willsin Rowe, graphic designer and erotica author
“I’ve read a lot of erotica, and this may be the best full-length smutfest on my bookshelf. The characters are all consistent and behave in-character, the plot isn’t overboiled or overthought, and the setting is so full-color 1970s that I could feel the stiff icky of corduroys and taste the saccharin yuck of Tab.”–Vivien Jackson, author of Sophie’s Rogues
“The strength of this story is undoubtedly in its vivid descriptions of hot sex and the urgency which outweighs any consideration for caution… Hot and sticky are what the kids are…in this memorable first novel by Lux Zakari. Read Coercion and you are transported to days of randy sex, both real and in fantasies. Lux keeps the pace up and the storyline flowing as she juggles the lives and fates of her characters. Who might like this book? If you are a college-age chick with dreams of sex with the local badass, then this book is surely for you. If you are the boyfriend of a college chick who might just be entertaining such ideas, then give her this book, buy some aviator shades and engineer boots and stand by for blast off. If you are somewhat older but not necessarily more mature, then you’ll dig this blast into your past. ” –Peter Rosier for Oysters & Chocolate
“I loved this utterly fascinating piece of work and would recommend this highly to readers who want something a LOT more different than the usual romance novels that your erotica generally delivers. This ones made of much more and if you are a reader like myself this one would leave you definitely wanting more of Michael, no matter how unlikely it may seem. And that is a testament to Lux Zakari’s ability to spin a well rounded tale which certainly lands her in my list of authors to look out for in the future.” –Maldivian Book Reviewer