Dominic (Slater Brothers #1)

Dominic

Author: L.A. Casey
Published: March 17, 2014
Pages: 337

Stars: 4 out of 5

Synopsis:

WARNING: If you don’t like a leading male that is a possessive pr**k, Dominic is NOT for you. If you don’t like a leading female that is a stubborn bi**h, Dominic is NOT for you. If you don’t like over the top drama and characters who have bad tempers, Dominic is NOT for you. Most of all, if you don’t like characters who CURSE A LOT and say EXACTLY what they feel and are thinking without sugar coating it then Dominic is REALLY NOT for you.
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After a car accident killed her parents when she was a child, Bronagh Murphy chose to box herself off from people in an effort to keep herself from future hurt. If she doesn’t befriend people, talk to them or acknowledge them in any way they leave her alone just like she wants.

When Dominic Slater enters her life, ignoring him is all she has to do to get his attention. Dominic is used to attention, and when he and his brothers move to Dublin, Ireland for family business, he gets nothing but attention. Attention from everyone except the beautiful brunette with a sharp tongue.

Dominic wants Bronagh and the only way he can get to her, is by dragging her from the boxed off corner she has herself trapped in the only way he knows how…by force.

Dominic wants her, and what Dominic wants, Dominic gets.

Review:

I know this is bad but with a cover like this, thats an automatic star or two. But seriously, after reading this book all that comes to mind is unhealthy relationship. This book was funny and full of inappropriate behavior/language. If you are going to read this book, definitely take the authors warning about how the book is outlined. Overall, I enjoyed the book and am glad I read it – regardless of the crude language and behaviors.

The Siren (The Original Sinners #1)

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Author: Tiffany Reisz
Published: July 24, 2012
Pages: 432

Stars: 4 out of 5

Synopsis:

Notorious Nora Sutherlin is famous for her delicious works of erotica, each one more popular with readers than the last. But her latest manuscript is different—more serious, more personal—and she’s sure it’ll be her breakout book… if it ever sees the light of day.

Zachary Easton holds Nora’s fate in his well-manicured hands. The demanding British editor agrees to handle the book on one condition: he wants complete control. Nora must rewrite the entire novel to his exacting standards—in six weeks—or it’s no deal.

Nora’s grueling writing sessions with Zach are draining… and shockingly arousing. And a dangerous former lover has her wondering which is more torturous—staying away from him… or returning to his bed?

Nora thought she knew everything about being pushed to your limits. But in a world where passion is pain, nothing is ever that simple.

Review:

I’ll be honest, I wanted to put this book down multiple times. This book left me greatly disturbed and took me far from my comfort zone. And this is exactly why this book was so good. Although I found the plot and the main character to be disturbing, the author did a fantastic job describing- in great detail- events I could not have imagined/pictured otherwise. I rated this book so high not because I particularly enjoyed reading the book but because the author is a gifted writer. If you are looking to step outside your box, this would be a good book for you. The authors brings a new meaning to D/s relationships.

Sweet Temptation (Sweet #4)

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Author: Maya Banks                                                                                                    Published: April 6, 2010
Pages: 358

Stars: 3 out of 5

Synopsis:

He was a by-the-book cop who broke the rules in the bedroom…
Micah Hudson has painful secrets he’s run hard from. He has new friends, a new life, but he’s about to be confronted with the one person who reminds him of all he’s tried to forget–Angelina, the sister of his oldest friend David. She knows everything about his past, including how he and David fell in love with the same woman, and how they decided the best way to prevent her from tearing them apart was to share her between them. But then a terrible accident left Micah alone…

She was willing to do anything to make him see the woman she’d become…
Micah lost the two people who meant the most in the world to him. Angelina lost her only family. And she kept her deepest secret close to her heart. Her love for Micah. No longer willing to wait, she decides it’s time to go after him and bring him to his knees. She knows his secrets, his desires, his kinks and fetishes, and she’ll use whatever it takes to reel him in. Behind the easygoing, loves women exterior lies a man with dark needs and passions. She can give him what he wants. But will he decide she’s what he needs?

Review: 

I’m not sure how I feel about this book. It definitely brings a whole new meaning to pain and pleasure when it comes to sex. This book was hard to relate to because of the type of sex being described. The lead character brings a new meaning to being a submissive. Some of the ways Angelina reacted to Micah, I completly disagreed with. The author did a nice job creating an actual plot that wasn’t just about adventurous sex.

Bound Forever (Bound #2)

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Author: Hanna Peach
Published: August 3, 2014
Pages: 234

Stars: 3 out of 5

Synopsis:

The stunning conclusion to Bound by Lies…

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Caden and I on the run. Together. But he still won’t let me touch him and I know he is still keeping things from me. I am determined to uncover everything – at any cost. Even if it tears us apart.

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Jacob is back. He’s back and he knows about her. Now, everything that binds the three of us together are twisting and tightening, pulling us all together. I can feel the inevitable coming…
I don’t know how this will end… all I know is, there will be blood.

Review:

This book wasn’t as good as the first book. Bound Forever was almost the opposite of the first book. Where the first book was more a tragedy and definitely not a happy ending, this book provided the reader with a happy ending. The outcome of this book was almost to perfect. The draw to the first book was that it was dark and touched upon the forbidden and ugly. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a happy ending as much as the next person. Overall, this book does a nice job bringing a close to all the unanswered questions the reader had.

Bound by Lies (Bound #1)

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Author: Hanna Peach
Published: January 21, 2014
Pages: 312

Stars: 5 out of 5

Synopsis:

Our love is on his terms. He contacts me only through notes − unpredictable and untraceable. When we meet, he can touch me, but I’m not allowed to touch him. When we make love, it’s only after I have been bound and blindfolded. It’s the only time I truly feel alive. Which is why I play along with it. For now.

Caden Thaine is the most sinfully beautiful man I have ever seen. But more than that, his touch sets me on fire. And dear God, do I ache for him. I don’t know where he lives or even what he does. But this doesn’t scare me. My only fear is that one day his messages will stop. I know he’s hiding something. But that’s okay. I am hiding things too. Like my real name and… who I really am. But the deeper I fall for him, the stronger my curiosity becomes.

I could never have imagined just how much our lives are bound. And that pulling at his tangled web of secrets would cause my own dark past to come back to try and reclaim me. Will we survive? Will our love?

Review:

I have debated reading this story for some time now but I am glad I did! This story is not a fairytale or a happy ending. This story is about abuse, unfulfilled love, hope, and so much more. At first I found it distracting and somewhat difficult when the author would sometimes switch the chapters from the present to the past but you get used to it. The author did an amazing job keeping the reader wondering who Caden is and why he is the way he is. Although this book could be classified as a romance/erotica book, it is just as much if not more a mystery book. The author does an amazing job describing disturbing scenes that it is difficult for the reader to detach themselves and not picture some of the unpleasant events described. Overall, this book was simply amazing!