This is the first book I've read by Julie Anne Long, and she thoroughly impressed me with her writing. More often than not I find most author's attempts at intimate scenes to be cheesy and/or cliche. However, I was absolutely floored by Long's talent in this area especially.
"She tensed beneath his hand.
And when it touched her hair lying draped over her shoulder, he exhaled softly. He sank his fingers into it, then drew them slowly, slowly out, in aching wonder.
'It's what this night would feel like if I could seize hold of it.'"
I was well aware of Alex and Genevieve's deep connection before they ever took off their clothes.
Long just sucked me right into the story, and I remained there until the very last page.