I was in the mood for a particularly dark book and came across this one in the Kindle store. I must admit, the cover sold me, and the title seemed promising, so I downloaded it without even reading the description.
The Dominator starts us off as a 19-year old girl named Athena “Tia”. She is a foster kid who just graduated from high school, and has a promising future that she is looking forward to. For the past five years, she had been staying with a wonderful family, though she has been in foster care since the age of nine due to her father’s neglect and inability to be a father and her mother dead from suicide.
Breaking Love left us off with so many questions and a cliffhanger that was so crazy, if I had to wait any amount of time to get my answers I would have been like Ralph. Fortunately for me, I read the last couple of books recently so This one was already available to put all those unanswered questions to bed, and to give me another dose of Kieran.
Breaking Love while it does contain the whole crew that we know and love (namely Kieran) this book mostly revolves around the relationship and non-relationship of Dash and Willow. You remember them in the previous books as the best friends in those stories (Willow was Lake’s bestie and Dash is Kieran and Keenan’s). Dash was asked by Kieran in the first book to seduce Willow and then crush her as part of his evil plan to destroy Lake due to a huge misunderstanding.
I am going to start this review off by stating how freakin’ scary-ugly this book’s cover is. This author needs to seriously stick to blue abs shots for her covers and not show faces. Leave it to me and my healthy imagination. While I’m sure this cover model is handsome, he looks like the stuff of nightmares with this Photoshop job.
I’ve been having a good streak going with the Sci Fi romance genre, so I decided to check this recommendation out. What I expected, hot sexy times with an invading alien force. What I got, however, was the author trying to make go outside, find the first vegetarian I see, and punch them in the face. It’s not even that I hate vegetarians. One of my close friends is Radha Soami ( a religion that abstains from meat and alcohol), and when he comes over, I make him a Boca burger and we hang out as he stares in a jealous longing of my bacon and beer. What I do hate is when an author tries to push an agenda on me in the disguise of a book that was supposed to be filled with alien smutty goodness.
Tears of Tess is a story about a woman named Tess who went on vacation with her boyfriend to Mexico. She is abducted by members of a sex slave ring, when at a restaurant on a seedier part of town, and she is then beaten, abused, and then sold in France during an auction. The buyer, a rich man who goes by the name Q, takes her back to his home, where he makes his intentions pretty damn clear.
This is one of those books that I have seen the cover of on the Kindle store and GoodReads, but I never clicked on it. Today, I took the bait, wanting something rather quick to read because I had a lot of things to do today. When I clicked on it, I then recognized the author’s name as one that wrote a book that I enjoyed before, so I dived into this one without much of a thought.
Undeniable is one of those books that I really wanted to like. It was edgy, gritty, and exactly what a MC book should be. If I take it as just a MC fiction and not a romance, it may have been rated higher, but alas it was supposed to be a romance, and that is where it fell short for me. Maybe I should have heeded the author’s warning a little bit more.
Ummm…No. Just No. What started off pretty a pretty interesting read went from 0-100 on the domestic violence scale WAY TOO HARD for me. I understand the BDSM lifestyle, and if that is your kink then have at it. I’m not a prude by any means, I actually enjoy books that are on the darker side but this one…this one just made me want to choke the life out of the main character (male). Beating a woman with a belt because she didn’t finish her “chores” is not sexy. It’s sad. The fact that she let him do this…
Yup. I shouldn’t have been surprised by the crazy WTF content of this book, with a title like Degradation, but I was. Delightfully so. This book is exactly what the description described and I was hooked from the very beginning, desperately wanting to see what would happen next.
Flawed takes the dark genre, and times it by 1000. It is one of the most disturbing books I have read to date, and that is saying a lot. This is the story of a high school girl named Lacey, who is saving up for college, and providing for her family by working in the world’s oldest profession. Yup. She’s a child prostitute. Her mom is a druggie prostitute and her brother is a fuck-up of great proportions, so she can only rely on herself to survive and achieve her dreams.