Chimera Club Stories #2

Romance - Contemporary
178 Pages
Reviewed on 11/07/2017
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Author Biography

❤️Cybill Cain writes stories about love, adventure and romance, and is the author of The Chimera Club Stories.❤️

She is an international award winning author, experienced journalist, blogger and fanfiction enthusiast who writes romance because to her, "every story is a love story." She is also a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Alliance of Independent Authors.

The Chimera Club Stories are written as stand alone steamy romances that you can read in any order. (With the exception of the short story collection. That one you may enjoy better if you have read the first four books.)

Each love story is told against a backdrop of mystery and suspense and anchored by the resident bad boy of Chimera, Thomas Meenan.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Grant Leishman for Readers' Favorite

Escape by Cybill Cain is a novella that is a cross between a steamy romance and erotica. When Max Alexander, silver screen superstar, finishes his latest movie he needs a break and his old friend offers him exactly that with a month at an isolated beach B&B on the North Carolina coast, all to himself. An opportunity to be pampered is not one Max is going to turn up his nose at, but little did he suspect that this vacation would mark a turning point in his life. Annie Clemons, the woman who runs Escape is a self-contained artist who has spent virtually all her life at the boarding house that has been in the family for generations. She also has an undying movie crush on the gorgeous Max Alexander. When Max first arrives, sparks fly between the pair and so develops an adventure.

It is obvious that Escape is part of a larger series of books grouped together as Chimera Club stories. Although only a novella, I found the story packed full of intrigue and adventure, not to mention the sex, which was hot, steamy and well written by the author. I do enjoy a good, old-fashioned romance from time to time and this is exactly what Escape is – an escape into fantasy and desire. We all dream of the perfect relationship with the perfect man/woman and Cybill Cain brings us that in Escape. Perhaps Max is too perfect physically, but then again, he is an actor so what can you expect. As pure escapism, it is as good as anything I’ve read lately. If you like your romances with some sexual bite, then I’m sure this will prove a winner for you. A good solid five stars for this effort.


Escape has one of the hottest, most artistic, and touching scenes that I have read this year! Max and Annie come from two totally different worlds, yet they are a perfect match. I loved Escape and can't wait to read more from Cybill Cain!


Somehow I had missed this book in my Cybill Cain reading, so I grabbed it quick before All the Colors of My Heart came out so I was up to speed. This may be my favorite of them all, but it’s really impossible to choose just one! Each book and couple is unique with stories that are all very different, yet they all have amazingly well done components of eroticism, humor and emotion. Max and Annie’s story was sensual, evocative and tender, but with an element of danger that ratcheted up my heart rate and kept me on the edge of my seat. Yet it was the artistic aspects that really resonated with me. I loved the concept of being interconnected with others, even people we’ve never met, and being part of a bigger tapestry. But have no doubt, the tapestry of their story is intricate, vibrant, intoxicating and beautiful!

Susan Williams

I started reading the Chimera Club series a short while ago, and have managed to read them out of order. That doesn't really affect the stories too much, but there are places where the reference to other characters makes the reader stop to think about the relationship between the Chimera Club participants.

The book is about a movie star who wants very much to move on and grow into something he's only dreamed of, but he's hesitant to make the step. And then he meets an artist who has never moved out of her own little town but who has created a world that rivals any world traveler's. And it doesn't hurt that when he sees her for the first time, he finds her painting in the nude in her studio. And it doesn't hurt that he's been her "movie boyfriend" for years. And it also doesn't hurt that the first thing she wants to do is plant her paint covered hands on his cute butt. ;-) Oh yeah, this story is about Attraction with a capital "A".

This book impressed me for more than one reason. Cybill Cain is an incredible story teller. She doesn't allow the reader to want for any detail or any emotion. They are all there, in the hearts and minds of her characters. In this book Max and Annie mesh together so well, the reader wonders how they didn't know the other existed long before they met. And perhaps they did and were waiting for each other.

If you are into steamy romances that you can bury yourself in, stories that will let you feel good about love and lust, and stories that are incredibly well told, this is the author for you to read. I recommend her books, and hope she's writing another, because I've just run out of Cybill Cain's stories to curl up with. And now that I've read and re-read these books, I'm still a fan of this series. Make a cup of tea, spike it with some White Chocolate liqueur and put your feet up because this book is going to take you places.