Released: November 5, 2013
Genre: Erotic romance
On the Flap
She’s caught between her desire for him and the desire to protect what she herself has created. He is domineering and strong with all his wealth and power, as he unapologetically pursues her.
Should she give in? Should she set aside who she is and be with him in his world?
Lukas Blakk is exactly what Lexi has always wanted but the man has a past that Lexi might not be ready for.
We know even less about Lukas. He’s wealthy businessman and extremely alpha with a penchant for some good dirty talk. For the first half of the book we don’t know anything about what his business is or that he does much else than claim Lexi.
He sees her in the café where she works and proceeds to stalk—I mean pursue her. Finally they have their first date at a museum. Swoon. Then things progress to a lot of back and forth between them while they both try to find their place in the relationship they’re trying to form.
I have a lot of mixed feelings about this one. I feel like the characters are somewhat flat without much development or growth. There doesn’t seem to be much of a plot other than he’s an alpha male trying to control the relationship with Lexi with obvious parallels to Jane Eyre and other classics. Here’s the thing though, the same characters flaws that annoyed me also ended up evoking an emotional response. For example, Lexi who tends to be stubborn and brash also gets hurt when she doesn’t hear from the man she’s dating for several days. I can identify and even understand that but then she folds and forgives him repeatedly…then the annoyance is back. I do wish we would have gotten more backstory to Lukas’s character. For most of the book, it relied too heavily on him being beautiful and alpha. I needed and wanted more…but I did love the dirty talk. Then after enduring the whole book, it just ended. That’s twice in a week where I’m left shaking my head and saying “Wait. What? It’s over.”
My overall impression is we had some good times…and not so good times. There are parts that I quite enjoyed and others were lacking. Regardless, I still appreciated the writing and what was done that I’ll read more by the author to see where she will take her tales in the future…especially if they’re complete with overly neanderthalic alpha males.
Rating: 3 Stars
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