My rating: 4 of 5 stars
What an unexpected, awesome book. Honestly, when I read the description my first thought was, “I CANNOT read another BDSM book.” Call me jaded or just worn out with the sub-genre in general, but it’s gotten to a point where 90% of them are pretty much the same story with different names.
A huge part of what made this book so great was the stellar writing style of Roth. She crafted these characters perfectly allowing us the reader to get to know them as they got to know eachother. The other thing I adored about this book was that the relationship built at a natural pace throughout the entire book. No “I love you’s” within the first two chapters.
The storyline itself is nothing an avid reader hasn’t found before. Broken women (in this case a beautiful woman named Sloane) meats strong, domineering man (the hot as hell Leo) and a relationship begins. This of course is the Readers Digest version of the description, but it would do future readers a disservice to map out the whole plot in a review.
The characters were great. I loved how real Sloane felt to me. She was intelligent and bright. There were at times her fretting over the past and how it affects her present got to be a bit much for me. I guess it sometimes felt redundant, but for the majority of the time I enjoyed being stuck inside her head with her.
And Leo was fantastic as well. He wasn’t your cookie cutter lead male. He was emotional and kind, but still was able to maintain his intense sense of masculinity. I loved him from start to finish.
The book ends on a cliffy so be forewarned that you may find yourself screaming, “This can’t be the last page!” when you reach the end. (Or maybe that’s just me be a raving lunatic).
So happy I got my hands on this book and was able to be introduced to Roth. She has a fantastic writing style that I can’t wait to get more of. Solid 4 star read.
***I was given a complementary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review***
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