Like the romance, but love the action involved to get there!
Holy cow! I usually have no trouble writing reviews, but how do you describe a book that grabs you from minute one, makes you swoon, yell out loud...heck I shut it off several times because my mind needed time to process all the implications of what was going on!
The male lead is ALPHA, not just dominant, I mean he rules other alphas...he's the most all consuming character I have ever heard of. That distinction firmly belonged to Gideon Cross from the crossfire series, this man Jesse Ward is SO much more. I know I'm not really describing the book here, I can't help it! Let's see, hot, that describes Jesse, the Ava/Jesse couple, Jessie's business, jesses friends,the story and oh yes, Jesse!
Let me put it like this, when Ava decides this whole thing with Jesse is just too intense and she needs to back away from him and from them he grabs her kisses her and informs her that she obviously needs a reminder f**k, which he gives her in earnest! I can't tell if this relationship is healthy or a severe co dependency thing but it is hot hot hot!
Books 2 and 3 are written but not on Audible, and there is a cliffhanger, but if you asked me if it was worth a credit, oh heck yeah! I'm eagerly awaiting to preorder books 2 and 3!
Wow, just wow! First, let me say that at the time of this review this book is under $4 for a full length book! Then let me say, I would have gladly paid $30 for it!
I will warn you, this IS erotica, the entire book was a dance of emotionally charged getting to know you hot hot hot graphic graphic graphic steam! This book is mostly from the viewpoint of the female Dom Mistress Violet. The author lets you into the Dom's head in what she is thinking and feeling while trying to break in a new sub, Mackenzie. Mac is not a typical sub...he's all alpha male hard ass cop...but he is wired to want to be controlled in the bedroom. He knows in his heart he is a sub, but no Mistress has ever fully broken him and he has never willingly surrendered.
Seeing into the mindset of a Dom was fascinating. Watching this story unfold was riveting! I did feel that the narrator took too many diction lessons...a bit curt with her enunciations but it didn't detract from the story too much. Listening to how a Dom/sub relationship is forged was really enlightening and entertaining. If you like erotica even a little then this should be an automatic download for you. There was passion, chemistry, hot scenes, a murder mystery, and a keep you guessing till the end plot. It had me at minute one! Just hit add to cart!
This didn't exactly have the same feel as book 1 but it summed up the Brie/Sir relationship well. They had ups, they had downs, they had villains, they had hero's....and all along they had a love story.
It was fascinating to listen to the inner dialogue of a submissive...I don't know how factual it would be, but this book came across as natural and plausible.
There was room at the end for a slew of follow up books and I hope this author feels compelled to visit these characters again because I would definitely purchase any one of these characters stories...well maybe not Mistress Clark...but come on, she's just a witch!
If you like kink, or the Dom/sub world give these two books a chance, I for one will for sure be listening again!