Consume (Civil Corruption #3) by Jessica Prince
Released: July 9, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Jessica Prince
Reviewed by Keyrsten
Killian Everett is condescending, egotistical, and a complete jerk.
When I started as the new assistant for the famous rock band Civil Corruption, I thought I’d hit the career jackpot...
but I was wrong.
With his attitude, bad behavior, and stupid good looks, Killian has made my life a living hell since my very first day.
We may fight constantly, but that doesn’t make me want him any less.
And now I know he wants me too.
He wants to seduce me.
He wants to own me.
He wants to consume me.
And if I’m not careful...
I just might let him.
Gina has had to carry the weight of the world on her shoulders alone for the last 6 years. This is the exact reason she chooses to accept a job that she would rather avoid. She may have been the shy blushing girl every time she was around Killian before, but not anymore. His coldness after their one night stand has sparked a fire in her that was hidden under her old crush for him. He will learn soon that he can't push her away from this job, there are things in her life that are more important then the awkwardness of having to deal with the prick that is Killian Everett.
Killian Everett has never been one to tell a pretty girl no, that is till she wants more than one night with him. He learned a long time ago that his father's words all those years were true, that women will take everything he has from him and that at the end of the day they are only good for sex. One nights are his way of protecting his heart. He thought he could get Gina out of his head once he had his one night with her, but boy was he wrong. One night will never be enough to satisfy his need for Gina, but can he get past all of his issues and realize that Gina is not like other women before its too late?
Gina and Killian have this all consuming push and pull type of chemistry. They both crave one another with all that they have, but both of them believe the other one is bad for them and will bring them nothing but hurt. There are definitely times that you want to reach in and throttle the both of them for being so stubborn. The moment they give each other a glimpse at their vulnerability you realize that all that stubborn frustration was worth it. When their walls come crashing down they are able to see just how alike they are and that brings them closer together. Corrine put it best by saying, "A woman can't change a man. But she can make him want to change himself."
The descriptions given to show what Gina is going through with her mother were so realistic and emotional. Jessica was able to accurately capture what it can be like to have a parent in that state. You hate to see them that way, but it doesn't mean you love them any less. The way Tricia's piece of the story plays into Gina and Killian's relationship is beautiful. Gina harbors so much weight and guilt when it comes to her mother, and when she let's Killian in to feel it with her it is so painstakingly beautiful. As Lyla tells Killian at one point, "She's carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders, honey. Don't add to it. Carry some of it for her."
I was expecting a little more to happen when it came to dealing with the bitch that is Cara. There was all this build up and I was expecting an epic explosion of confrontation to happen. What happened was good, but I had been expecting a much bigger blowup when everything finally came to a head where she was concerned.
Just because you think someone may be bad for you, doesn't mean you are always right. Sometimes what you think you need is the exact opposite of what you actually need. Gina and Killian were so afraid of the other one breaking them to pieces, when in reality they were the only ones who cold piece them back together.
Rating: 4 stars
Give me an alpha male with a woman who aces all forms of sarcasm and I'm putty in you hands -- bonus points if a Reverse Harem is involved. Supernatural esque romance and power plays tend to make my heart go pitter patter. I haven't met a book I wasn't willing to try, so if you've got recommendations email them my way. I'm a foul mouthed makeup addicted with slight wino tendencies.