Shaft by Krista Gold

Overall: 3.5/5 β­β­β­πŸ’«
Steam: 2/5 πŸ”₯πŸ”₯
Feels: β˜”οΈ πŸ˜«πŸ˜’πŸ˜™πŸ€”πŸ™‚

Tear jerker: No
Paranormal/Fantasy: No
Location: Manhattan elevator
Character age range: twenties
Lead: Allie Sinclair
Love interest(s): Nate
HEA: No — cliffhanger

Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Audible: No
Series: Yes? — I’m basing this on how it ended —
1. Shaft (novella) – released 12/13/18

~QD πŸ”₯~
Sex/kink type: manual, penetrative, condom-free sex
Possible triggers: –

The quick and dirty: Insta-attraction novella in a stalled elevator leads to hot sex.  The problem lies in how they feel about each other afterward and what Allie is going to do when she finds out who Nate really is. 

This was a quick and easy read. Some of the details felt a little forced in order to make the storyline work, but I imagine part of that was due to the fact that it was indeed a novella and not a full-length novel where there would be more lead up time.

My biggest issue was the switch from the β€˜I never do this!’ to the β€˜I have to have you! I don’t care that the fire department is on the way’ bravado attitude to the β€˜I don’t know how I feel about this guy’ sheepishness afterward… Nate doesn’t really do anything to cause her to fold in on herself like that when she was so bold just a few minutes before so it felt disconnected to me and I had a hard time connecting with Allie. I’m intrigued with how the book ended though and am curious how the author will make Allie and Nate’s relationship work in subsequent books!

It’s been one of those mornings for Allie Sinclair, and it’s only getting worse. She should be interviewing for her dream job at Hart Enterprises; instead, she’s trapped in their elevator after a power outage caused by a lightning strike. She’s late, she’s soaked from running through the storm – and she’s not alone.

Trapped along with her is the devastatingly sexy Nate, a one-time Lothario who has recently sworn off casual sex – especially with anyone associated with Hart Enterprises.

The mutual attraction is instant, and despite their best efforts, the two soon succumb to temptation…but at what cost?

Allie’s had her fair share of unreliable men in the past, and she knows that Nate is not what she needs – but what if he’s what she wants?

And Nate isn’t looking for anyone – but what if he’s found the one?

Sparks will fly in the new steamy romance from the best-selling author of ‘Wallflower.

One thing’s for sure: it’s going to be one hell of a ride.



Krista Gold
Hi, I’m Krista! Writer of erotic suspense (think Fifty Shades crossed with your favourite psychological thriller), master of cheeseboards, quaffer of wine, and maker-upper of your next book boyfriend πŸ˜‰