My Review of “TouchStone for Play” by Sydney Jamesson


# “Touchstone for Play” is a captivating must read!


Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 435 Pages
Published: May 19, 2013



Twenty seven year old English teacher Elizabeth Parker is waiting to be found. Like the secrets of her past, her beauty is hidden, concealed behind modest clothes and a gentle nature. Into her secluded world enter two powerful men.

Handsome playboy, Ayden Stone is flawless and as skilled in the bedroom as he is in the boardroom. He has a taste for rare and beautiful things and he wants to taste her. He’ll do anything to make it happen. Uninitiated in the art of seduction, Beth embarks upon a voyage of sexual awakening, allowing Ayden to steer her towards deep and dangerous waters, unaware of their fateful connection.

From a distance, former boxer Dan Rizler, bides his time but never loses sight of the object of his desire: precious Miss Parker. His tormented soul reaches out to her with merciless hands. He must have her.

This is a modern fairy tale full of romantic moments, music and monstrous encounters. Elizabeth Parker is about to be found but will she be bound by her destiny or by her demon …


My Review:

A quote at the beginning of this tale is:

What is love?
Those who play with it, call it a game.
Those who don’t have it call it a fantasy
Those who find it, call it destiny.
I found this debut novel by Sydney Jamesson well written and an intense read! It is a tale about romance and love with an evil twist that is constantly lurking, unknown in the background. Once I started reading I couldn’t put it down and at the end I was left wanting the next book in the series, ASAP.
The story starts with an unexpected meeting of a school teacher (Miss Elizabeth Parker aka Beth), who is an unassuming and shy type character and a media magnate (Ayden Stone), who is a confident, handsome playboy millionaire and through this chance encounter their worlds collide never to be the same!
From here they become fascinated with each other and their romance starts to build. They connect deeply, each with lessons to teach one another! Ayden has a lot of experience, yet Miss Parker teaches him about trust and love.
Elizabeth, aka Beth, is an inexperienced young lady who has had a bad experience in her past which has held her back in love and sexual discovery, yet Ayden cleverly hands over the reigns to her so she feels comfortable enough to start to explore her hidden fantasies! Thus blooms the beauty of their connection, how they are a perfect fit for each other and how they end up giving each other what each desperately needs and desires! Delicious hot and steamy scenes!!!
And whilst your getting involved in the story of this budding romance between these two you are also reading about a very creepy individual called Dan Rizler, whom is quite a sicko from Elizabeth’s past, and it’s quite a twist!
Jamesson builds the story perfectly with a great descriptive writing style and also adds music, which I am a huge lover of, as I believe it really adds to the feel of the story! Really looking forward to the sequel!



About the Author:

I am a Teacher of English in a Private Grammar School in England. I have written creatively for years, having worked as a commercial journalist and a copywriter.

TouchStone for play is my debut novel and the first installment of the Story of Us Trilogy. I am nocturnal by nature and love nothing more than stopping up late,listening to music and being inspired to write. I find music stimulates the senses and helps me to visualise the scenes I write.

I have few interests outside of teaching, reading and writing and would consider myself a home-bird. Although, having said that, I will allow myself to be entertained by Mr. Cavill should he appear on my radar. 


Authors Social Media Links:

  • Twitter – @SydneyJamesson
  • Facebook – Sydney Jamesson


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