Journey to the Pearl - Desiree Holt What was odd to me about this one is that she had two really steamy, kinky encounters searching for the perfect lover. Those two were well described. But when she does finally find the one she's looking for, I didn't feel the same sensuality reading about it. I mean I recognized they were meant for each other, but that last scene just wasn't nearly as steamy as the first two. And I don't think it's because the kink was missing. Something else was.