This book is exactly the reason why I quit reading romance/erotica long time ago.
I could not finish this book. It made me sick to my stomach, not for Jack’s lifestyle but for his mind set. He is exploitative and has no respect for Morgan’s repeated, direct refusals. He justifies everything as he knows what she “really” wants and is “helping” her recognize it. “No” means nothing to him because he only believes what is in his head. Frankly, he has the same mentality as many rapists’. Regardless what she “really” wants inside, it is pretty scary and disgusting when a man does not take it serious and is forceful when a woman repeatedly expresses direct verbal refusals. He even restrained her to get his way when she was unconscious. Relying on a woman’s physical “signs” to judge a woman’s “true” answer is just a way of self-convincing. When I first started reading romance/erotica, I encountered so many similar stories of exploitative dynamics, and I quit reading this kind of books, until sold by the 50 Shades’ marketing and reviews, and then I was interested again.
I do not practice BDSM and am not an expert of that topic, but according to my curious online research, Jack’s exploitative and forceful way is what the BDSM society condemned. His “I am a dom and I know you are a sub (while you don’t think so) so I am entitled to force myself onto you even though you have repeatedly refused sex with me” is not justifiable by the BDSM lifestyle. Someone like Jack would have been given a bad label in the BDSM society and the story of this book could not make any sense. I think what makes the infamous 50 Shades so successful, despite the widely criticized writing skill, is that the relationship between the main characters is full of mutual care and respect, never forceful, (and that is stressed and stressed in the BDSM guidelines) so that even someone who knew very little about BDSM could enjoy the story and even relate to the characters’ internal dialogue.
If I had known that this is another book justifying and romanticizing an exploitative relationship, I would not have considered this book.
I like sexy erotica with a good storyline. Fantasy or sci-fi or just something that captures my attention right away.
The Cajun accents were the first thing that was different about this story that immediately captured my attention. This narrator was excellent. AND the storyline was excellent! The lead man was so seductive and non-repentant. The back & forth feelings that both characters struggled with and thought they were sure about only to change with a new perspective.....I automatically bought her second book in this series.
OK, I'm writing this review after listening to the second book. Second book is better to me. This book was good. A change. Got the second book after reading the review. I would suggest getting the series. Just love these Alpha males. The narrator is great making the book come alive. Hat's off to the narrator.
Wicked Ties was a great story that kept me involved in the characters. The writing is SO hot! I have read a few other books in this category, but this one was the hottest. Although I did enjoy the story and didn't find it too cheesy, there were a couple things that I found annoying, which is why the story only received 4 stars instead of 5. But, they were minor in the whole realm of things. If you want a steamy book that you can get lost in, you will not be disappointed.
Yes, there are so many possibilities, twist and turns that I will listen again to see what I missed.
When Jack's grandfather brought Morgan warm clothes
This book starts a little slow but if you can push on it opens up and unfolds.
This book was far better than I thought it would have been.....I was....Wow! I cannot even put into words how well I enjoyed this book. It is not for the faint at heart! Oh and the story line was good too!
I am always excited to find a steamy romance with great reviews. I simply can't get into this. I can see that bondage might be fun, but "Yes, sir." "May I speak, sir?" in the bedroom? Forget it. The whole idea turns me off. I'm sure its great if you are into that kind of thing. I prefer a Lisa Kleypas or Nora Roberts.
The story line was very thin, it tried to have some suspense but it just didn't keep you on the edge or anything. The author repeats characters feelings/ideas/thoughts WAY TOO much! Come on, we get the picture don't keep beating the horse dead.
I'm not really sure what the primary storyline was supposed to be, finding her stalker or her sexual awakening as a submissive. Nevertheless, there the writer could write some hot scenes, so that helped me get through the thin story line.
The detailed description of their relationship. 99% talk about sex
There should have been a better storyline in this book
yes and no
It was nice to listen too but even me who loved 50 Shades of Gray and other similar books was a little surprised about all the detailed sex scenes. Dont give me wrong i love to hear about those details too BUT not 80% of the book and 20% storyline!
I usually hate cajun accents on books tapes but I really thought Lexi Maynard did a nice job on this.
The story was fairly involved and of course with Shayla - the sex was hot. Interesting enough I really liked Deke in this book but really didn't like him in Book 2.
Great start to a series that I have high hopes for.