Touchstone for play

17877200Touchstone for play by Sydney Jamesson

Reviewed by Rachel


Twenty seven year old English teacher Elizabeth Parker is waiting to be found. Like the secrets of her past, her beauty is hidden, concealed behind modest clothes and a gentle nature. Into her secluded world enter two powerful men.

Handsome playboy, Ayden Stone is flawless and as skilled in the bedroom as he is in the boardroom. He has a taste for rare and beautiful things and he wants to taste her. He’ll do anything to make it happen. Uninitiated in the art of seduction, Beth embarks upon a voyage of sexual awakening, allowing Ayden to steer her towards deep and dangerous waters, unaware of their fateful connection.

From a distance, former boxer Dan Rizler, bides his time but never loses sight of the object of his desire: precious Miss Parker. His tormented soul reaches out to her with merciless hands. He must have her. 

This is a modern fairy tale full of romantic moments, music and monstrous encounters. Elizabeth Parker is about to be found but will she be bound by her destiny or by her demon.


I had read the blurb and seen many comments on this book, so when I started to read it I was expecting a story along the lines of a Women being swept away by a rich hot CEO and yes Touchstone was just that BUT Sydney has added so much more!

The characters are strong and easy to connect with and  had good back stories. The sex scenes were sizzling hot which is always a winner with me! Then a skin crawling stalker in the mix! I honestly was hooked.

The story follows Elizabeth and Ayden in a whirlwind romance where they are both completely swept off their feet. Then there is Dan, who is from Elizabeths past and is completely obsessed by her and very creepy! His story runs along side Beth and Aydens.

I also liked the music element that Sydney added to the emails, I actually put the book down to go on you tube for some of the tracks to get the feel for the email content  🙂

Now this is the part you all may hate me, but……. I’m sorry to say but I am no fan of Henry Cavil he was not the Ayden in my head!  😉

So all in all definitely a book worth recommending and reading, I did find it a bit predictable in places, but a real hanger of a ending and very much looking forward to the next book.


“Cheers”…… To memorable days and unforgettable nights “ Ayden stone

About the Author 


I am a Teacher of English in a Private Grammar School in England. I have written creatively for years, having worked as a commercial journalist and a copywriter.
TouchStone for play is my debut novel and the first installment of the Story of Us Trilogy.
I am nocturnal by nature and love nothing more than stopping up late,listening to music and being inspired to write. I find music stimulates the senses and helps me to visualise the scenes I write.
I have few interests outside of teaching, reading and writing and would consider myself a home-bird.


TouchStone for play (Story of Us) by Sydney Jamesson


3 thoughts on “Touchstone for play

  1. We all know that most contemporary romance stories have common elements, and it’s often tempting to compare one with another. However, what makes a novel (or a series) truly stand out is how each author builds the story and its characters. The portrayal of motivation and emotion within the characters, as well as the chemistry the author develops between them, should capture the reader within the first few pages. TouchStone for play, by indie author Sydney Jamesson captured f me in the first few paragraphs and held me until its cliffhanger ending. What a ride.

    I found Touchstone for Play to be unique and absolutely riveting. The author’s use of two points of view to distinguish the merging story lines is brilliant. The suspense introduced in the story by Dan, the villain, terrified me to the point that occasionally I had to put the book down and walk away. As much as I wanted to keep reading, the sheer terror of that scenario, slowly developing, took me right to the edge of my wits. But I was so captured by the love story that I couldn’t stay away. That’s powerful writing. I recommend it without reservation.

    For my full review of this, the first installment of “The Story of Us” trilogy, check out my blog:

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