Book Summary of Book 1, 2 and 3
Dr. Snow is one of New York's top sex therapists who sees everything and tries to deal with those with sex addictions or abuse. She works in the Butterfield Institute which is the sanctuary where she tries to heal these battered souls.
Dr. Snow is an interesting main character, I enjoyed reading each book with a different story line to get engaged with. The suspenseful part is how she always ends up knowing patient confidential information that will help the police in a murder investigation and ends up in danger. Should she protect her patient or save others and ruin her reputation.
You can read all as stand alone's, but you do get to know 3 characters more throughout the trilogy.
Halo Effect - 3 1/2 - No Review
Prominent New York sex therapist Dr. Morgan Snow finds her life taking a dangerous turn when her client, a high-priced prostitute, gives her a manuscript vividly detailing all of the sexual favors and fantasies she has performed for the city's most powerful men, and then disappears.
Deliah Complex - 4 - My Review
The Scarlet Society is a secret club of twelve powerful and sexually adventurous women. But when a photograph of the body of one of the men they're recruited to dominate -- strapped to a gurney, the number 1 inked on the sole of his foot -- is sent to the New York Times, they are shocked and frightened. Unable to cope with the tragedy, the women turn to Dr. Morgan Snow. But what starts out as grief counseling quickly becomes a murder investigation, with any one of the twelve women a potential suspect.
The case leads Detective Noah Jordan -- a man with whom Morgan has shared a brief, intense connection -- to her office. He fears the number on the man's foot hints that the killings have just begun. With her hands tied by her professional duty, Morgan is dangerously close to the demons in her own mind -- and the flesh-and-blood killer.
My Review - Venus Fix
I love seeing the dynamics of counselor and patient and trying to figure out the why and how to assist them to heal or overcome their addictions. If I was to start my career again, I would study to be a sex counselor. Morgan Snow's newest patient is a powerful, influential man who is secretly addicted to watching porn online. We know he is not the murderer but all the evidence points to him, so who is the murderer. I love how this ended, great suspense with perfect answer to the end.
She's also working with a group of high schoolers, all is confidential if the teenagers come to the sessions and try to restrain from their obsession with real life sex fantasies online. One is keeping a huge secret which is unbelievable when it is revealed and so scary when thinking about the things teenagers think about and do to get noticed, scary.
There are women online who are fulfilling sex fantasies and then they start getting sick and dying in front of thousands of viewers. The police start to get phone calls from all over the states but in the end they end up being traced to a New York company and Dr. Snow has access to the answers without realising.
She now has to decide does she keep her patients secrets as part of the counselor patient confidentiality clause or does she relate the information to her lover who happens to be the one investigating the murders. This of course also adds personal tensions between the two.
These books are labeled Erotic Psychological Thrillers but I don't consider them to be erotica, it is sex related issues. I found this trilogy to be sexy, thrilling, addicting and all with great endings. Recommended, I give the full trilogy 4 stars.