Monday, December 21, 2015

Corrupt by Penelope Douglas



I was told that dreams were our heart’s desires. My nightmares, however, became my obsession. 

His name is Michael Crist. 

My boyfriend’s older brother is like that scary movie that you peek through your hand to watch. He is handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his college’s basketball team and now gone pro, he’s more concerned with the dirt on his shoe than me. 

But I noticed him.

I saw him. I heard him. The things that he did, and the deeds that he hid…For years, I bit my nails, unable to look away. 

Now, I’ve graduated high school and moved on to college, but I haven’t stopped watching Michael. He’s bad, and the dirt I’ve seen isn’t content to stay in my head anymore. 

Because he’s finally noticed me. 


Her name is Erika Fane, but everyone calls her Rika.

My brother’s girlfriend grew up hanging around my house and is always at our dinner table. She looks down when I enter a room and stills when I am close. I can always feel the fear rolling off of her, and while I haven’t had her body, I know that I have her mind. That’s all I really want anyway. 

Until my brother leaves for the military, and I find Rika alone at college. 

In my city. 


The opportunity is too good to be true as well as the timing. Because you see, three years ago she put a few of my high school friends in prison, and now they’re out. 

We’ve waited. We’ve been patient. And now every last one of her nightmares will come true. 

***Corrupt is a stand-alone dark romance with no Cliffy

The first 70% of this book I was completely engrossed and really curious to see how it was going to end!!
 It was crazy, effed up and down right twisted.  
The male characters were harsh, they were intriguing, especially Michael,  and holy hell something was going on and something major was going down!!!
After that point though, when the shit actually hit the fan and secrets were revealed....
I pretty much was stopped in my tracks! I had a complete WTF? moment.

Don't get me wrong, this was supposed to be crazy, this was supposed to have slightly disturbing characters, I got all that and I enjoyed all of that.. but certain events occurred and the reactions and behaviors from that point on didn't make a lick of sense to me!!

The first almost three quarters of the book was a resounding 4 plus stars, but after that it just went down a peg or two. :(

Unfortunately the ending seemed to be rushed and certain 'activities' were thrown in that added nothing to the story. Nothing but an eye roll. Shock value maybe? 

I was left feeling quite disappointed after such a strong beginning.

I know I'm in the minority when it comes to my feelings on this book, but to each his own.

Amazon US / UK

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Subordination: Chronicles of a Domme by Katie Ashley

Subordination: Chronicles of a Domme

When Sophie Jameson first became a domme at Club 1740, it was more out of financial necessity than it was for personal pleasure and sexual exploration. But over the years as she rocked her leather corsets and boots while wielding every crop and flogger imaginable, she grew to love the thrill and adulation that her clients brought her. But all along, her path in life and her heart was with a different profession—one she was planning to embark on at the summer’s end.

And then he changed everything. Tall, dark, impossibly built—William was the complete opposite of whatever image a male sub conjured up. After all the subs, Sophie finally felt true lust and desire. Although he was the proud stallion who needed breaking, he became the one to make her break all her rules and let down all her walls. 

But it was just supposed to be for that one night, but an accidental encounter days later outside Club 1740’s protected walls had the two seeing each other in a different light—as simply Sophie and William, not Domme and sub. While they should have parted ways, they couldn’t. While they should never have gone back to her place, they did. 

And that simple mistake has a serious price for both of them.

I'm not a big BDSM fan. I don't usually read books with domestic discipline relationships or master/slave relationships either, but I wanted to read this book!
 I was intrigued because I'm a big Katie Ashley fan, at the same time, I was leery.
Boy am I glad I went ahead and read this!!
Can the words light and fluffy be mixed with Domme and BDSM? 
Well in this story, the answer is yes!
Words like gentleman, sweet, funny and family bond also embody this story!

Sophie is a sexy, sassy and classy chic. She's the type of heroine I like to read about! 
William looks like Henry Cavill. Enough said. End of story! 
JK, I'll keep going.
William is an unbelievably gorgeous, generous and down to earth man. He's strong and commanding, at the same time.... he's a sub!!!!
I'll just leave you with that to think about!!! 

Their relationship progressed rather quickly, but when you have such an electric connection, there's no way around it.

I said light and fluffy earlier, but what I mean is it wasn't some dark, emotional dungeon read. To me it was fun and flirty. 
You have your oh so naughty BDSM time, mixed with equal parts of sweet and sad with plenty of emotions and drama! 
Did I mention Henry Cavill look-a-like down on his knees? Wow! What a visual! Thank you Miss Ashley!!

Amazon US / UK

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