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Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers' Favorite
State of Ecstasy is a captivating opening in the LaCasse Series by Ju Ephraime, a sizzling romance that will keep the emotions of readers fired up, with the intensity lasting throughout the entire read. Twenty-six-year-old Daphne has just discovered that Michael, the man she has been dating for eight months, has actually been confessing his love to someone else, has even proposed to her and the wedding is in the very near future. Now, broken and losing her self-esteem, Daphne flees to Martinique, hoping to reconnect with herself, but what awaits her is the gorgeous, insanely handsome Wolfe LaCasse, who is about to unlock hidden doors of pleasure in her heart. Can she withstand the fire of this man? Daphne flees the island, but she can’t forget the ecstatic experience of being with LaCasse.
Follow her story as she transforms from a timid, self-effacing woman into one longing to give, to explore her sexuality and embrace the deepest desires of her heart. For the first time, she is taking control, and the ride isn’t going to be slow. The prose is as captivating as the plot, laced with powerful and insightful passages, imbued with the emotional depth that readers want to experience in this kind of story. Ju Ephraime has the rare gift of making readers feel her story and her characters. The characters are well-developed and readers can easily connect with them. Daphne’s inner journey and her courage that grows throughout the story are elements that enrich her and I loved the way the author handled this aspect of character development. Beautifully paced, State of Ecstasy is a work of great entertainment, a story with a lot of surprises to give pleasure to readers.