Publisher: Self-Published on June 1, 2015
Genres: Adult, BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotica
Source: Blog Tour
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I vow. I crave. I give in.
I used to be a nice, normal girl. I had dreams. Good, happy dreams of white picket fences, 2.5 kids, and a fairytale love that lasts forever. Nobody warned me the prince dies three weeks before the wedding.
Like any addict, I swear this time is the last….
Now, I go through my days, a shadow of my former self. I pretend I’m okay, and the people in my life pretend to believe me. But, sometimes, when I can no longer stand the craving my dead fiancée left behind, I roam an underground sex club looking for my next hit. It’s dirty and wrong, but I can’t stop, and my only line of defense between them and me, is the rules I’ve designed to keep me safe. With free, no-strings attached sex; men always abide by my rules. Until I meet him.
And, like any addict, I’m wrong.
I don’t question the instincts that tell me to run. One look at him, standing there, power radiating off him in waves, tells me all I need to know. He will make me forget. And that’s not an option.
At A Glance
The beginning was great, then it became repetitive.
Let’s get something straight, I really liked this book. I had so much fun with it. I don’t think the execution was right, but that’s for The Bad section.
I really felt for Layla. Her story made me actually feel the feels. It’s heartbreaking in everyway and I totally understood why she checked out of life for a bit and just went on autopilot. I grieved with her, I resented with her, I had hope with her. I felt like I became her with how much we get in her head. It was an emotional but awesome experience.
Michael was that perfect mixture of alpha male and caring/supportive boyfriend. I like how he pushed Layla because it was for her own good. I respected how he didn’t give up on her (though sometimes I thought he should). If I was into being dominated 24/7, I would totally go for his type.
The story kept my interest and the characters made me feel like I was a part of their story.
The whole book became about Layla running away from ‘happiness’ aka Michael, and Michael chasing after her because he liked a challenge. I’m sorry, but I don’t think any guy is going to keep chasing a girl that he just met, that fights him every step of the way, and acts like a petulant child half the time. Too much damn work. The back and forth between these two characters was cute at first, until it wasn’t. It made me not want to support their relationship.
I would have loved to know the FULL story about that fateful night and what the hell happened to the assailants. Did I miss it? It seems like a big thing not to mention since Layla spends half the time thinking about John and what happened.
I loved the sex. Very hot with the rough play and the light dom/sub aspect, but I wish there was less time spent on Layla second guessing herself.
Even though I liked a lot about this story, the execution of the characters got a bit exaggerated and annoying. But I might continue the series. Recommended.
And, then I see him. My heart slams into my chest, my pulse kicks up, something akin to panic rushes across my skin. He’s staring right at me. My throat dries up like the sierra and every cell in my body knows he’s the one.
I want him. More than I’ve wanted anyone in a long time.
Out of nowhere, surprising me as nothing else about this night has, a smile twitches at my lips. A real, genuine, spontaneous smile that hasn’t graced my face since John died. I clear my throat, as a small bubble of laughter fills my chest. I cough it down. It unnerves me, frightens me.
His thumb presses into the curve of my jaw, forcing my head and my gaze to meet his. When I finally look at him, his expression is deadly serious, holding not even a trace of lightness or amusement. “Because there’s something between us I can’t ignore and neither can you……”
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