Happy Friday! Today I bring to you an erotic retelling of the Phantom of the Opera. What happens when the Phantom wants more than songs? For my full review keep reading after the book blurb. Hope you get to grab a good book weekend! Feel free to comment any recommendations in the comment section.
A contemporary erotic sequel that relocates the original character from Gaston Leroux’s classic novel The Phantom of the Opera to present-day Paris…
While attending an auction of music memorabilia, young soprano Christine Delacroix bids on some letters written by another young soprano, Christine Daaé, who lived during the 19th century. Here she meets the handsome Compte Rezso Esterhazy, who immediately sets out to court her. Despite his attentions, Christine becomes obsessed with the Daaé letters and her namesake’s mysterious “Angel of Music”—a masked man who lived beneath the Paris Opera House.
Seemingly immortal and frozen in time, the Phantom is condemned to life below the opera house and in the shadows…until Christine Delacroix auditions for a minor role in Faust. Convinced the Christine from his past has been returned to him, he sets out for her to have the lead female role. He visits her in her dressing room to give her singing lessons, all the while remaining hidden from view. Insanely jealous over Christine’s budding romance with the Compte, the Phantom abducts her and takes her to his underground lair, where the singing lessons continue. Only this time they are far more depraved and sexual in nature.
A debut writing collaboration from bestselling authors Mitzi Szereto and Ashley Lister!
Christine is obsessed with the true story of the Opera Ghost and Christine Daae. When she attempts to buy her personal letters she is thrarted by the Compte Rezso. Soon, Christine is in possession of the letters and even at the same opera house as the former Christine. When she attempts to contact the Angel of Music she has luck and soon her sexual journey with the phantom begins. Her feelings for the phantom and the Compte battle and try to win her heart, but in the end will she choose her obsession or the questionable man in front of her?
This was a very interesting read. It felt a bit like it was the story of phantom of the opera with just a few erotic scenes thrown in. I enjoyed reading it but in truth I would have enjoyed more of a story that was similar to the original but more original. That being said I did quite enjoy the very erotic and steamy sex scenes. It did bring a different element to the more traditional story of Phantom of the Opera. This was a quick read with many sensual breaks. If you’re looking for a unique take on a classic with an erotic twist you will enjoy this.