Phew. I love it when a favorite author steps out of their comfort zone and throws some erotic hotness in your lap. This was tasty.
Gaaahhh...three different scenarios and equally enjoyable. While I enjoyed the story of the first two more than the third, the POV style of the third made this one equally enjoyable.
Definitely will be rereading this one at some point. YUM!
Oh this was yummy. I hate it ended so soon as these two had some pretty great chemistry and I’d have loved to see them in several more scenes together. Definitely a fabulous shortie.
These guys are sweet alpha marines dedicated and loving. But there was really nothing to this couple. I kept hoping we would get some flashbacks...maybe their first kiss, first sexual interaction, or something but we didn't. This pretty much all occurs 22 years after they met and I think 10 years into their sexual relationship. IDK... I just needed more. Some drama or something. But there was really nothing. And honestly I would not even call this a BDSM story at all. From what I had read before picking this up I thought it would be pretty heavy but nope. One scene in a basement and a couple of uses of "boy" and that pretty much was it.
Overall this was just not what I was hoping for as I definitely was expecting more. Again a loving couple with no dramalama so if that is what you're after tackle this one for sure. By no means is this a bad book at all. Quite sweet actually...just not what I was hoping for.
I have to say I knew nothing about this book or series but just bought it for the cover. LOL. I gobbled up these two books and while it is so wrong...it was so right. I loved the mental play happening here. There is no physical torture and no penetrative rape, but there is humiliation, puppy/kitty play and just an interesting exploration into the mindset of a kidnapper and his victim...into submission and needing to become someone else in order to survive.
This series may not work for everyone but it totally worked for me.
I just adore these stories and how different these are from your typical romance. Only wish this hadn’t wrapped up quite so quickly.
But hey...any book in which I can envision BT as a character is a great one for me.
“Gray?” When I had his attention, I asked, “For how long?”
A mournful smile filled his face, and the depth of his sadness wasn’t hidden. “Since that summer we went to camp when we were fifteen. That night we snuck out of our tents and went down to the river. We sat and watched the stars and talked until dawn.”
My review in gifs...
Speechless. Truly. This was brilliant. Cannot wait to read this all over again.
Special thanks to my BR friends...Marco, Lloyd, Nikki, Elsbeth and Teri...What a ride!
And for my Levi and Dominic...
You boys are in my top three for sure. Love Love Love this couple. Damn.
“I was just telling Martine that I experimented with a new cookie recipe last night, and I ended up making way too many,” she said. “I was hoping you guys could take some off my hands so I don’t eat them all myself.”
Dominic was his bashert, his soul mate. Without him, Levi felt like he’d been gut-shot and it was taking months to bleed out.
I have no doubts that this is probably fabulous and one day maybe I can try this again and make it to the end. But this is really a book that needs to be consumed nearly in one sitting or possibly 2. There is so much going on and so many characters that I found myself just lost and frustrated.
DNF at 72% :(
“You didn’t beat your way through the layers of defenses,” Hunter went on. “You washed them away, massaged them away, gave me some kind of life energy you seem to exude from your pores. And it was too much, too fucking much. But you’re goddamned relentless. You wouldn’t stop until it all sloughed off and I was left raw and exposed. It was terrifying. And wonderful."
All relationship development with this one and I loved every single moment.
Hunter decided heaven was being eternally in the moment of waking naturally next to someone you wanted to see when you opened your eyes.
Love it when the relationship and the mystery are done in a way they work together. Nothing drives me more crazy than a mystery that almost acts as a page filler. I find myself either bored with the mystery or bored with the couple. Here they worked unbelievably well as a cohesive story. Absolutely loving the development of these characters and how different they are from every other couple I have ever read about.