Discover a world of sex, secrets and seduction…
When Gabriella Woods finds matches from a gentlemen’s club in her fiancé’s pocket, her suspicions require a search for answers…
At the club, she realizes it’s not her fiancé’s fidelity that can’t be trusted.
It’s her own.
Darion Milano is daring, intriguing, and unpredictable…
Unable to get him out of her head—and against Darion’s explicit warning—Gabi begins a torrid affair. No longer fighting the urge to enter the depth of his dark and mysterious lifestyle, she indulges in his most intimate desires.
They become the most exciting, wild, infatuated couple everybody knows.
Until his confession changes everything…
Her heart is telling her to stay.
Her instinct is telling her to run.
She can never match his outrageous ex-wife and become the fun, fearless woman he craves…
Or can she?
I’m the type of person who can appreciate erotica and yet, for me, it’s not all about the sex scenes. This book is full of well-written sex scenes that just seem to get hotter as you delve into the book. But for me, they aren’t what makes this book so good and trust me, this book has a ton of sex.
Gabi is a likeable enough leading lady, but for me, it’s Darion who is the star of this book. While Gabi is the one who is expanding her horizons and starting to let loose, I was far more interested in Darion’s struggle with his feelings and his constant womanizing ways. Perhaps it was refreshing to see a man struggle after a relationship ended? Or maybe it’s the fact I love it when you can truly psychoanalyze a character like him?
I’ll admit, I was not initially impressed with him when he was first introduced. He was clearly an alcoholic, because every scene he was in he was drinking. But worst than that, he’s a player. There’s no way in hell I would ever be attracted to a man who makes out with all of the strippers in his club. It wouldn’t matter how hot he was, I would be even less impressed to find out he was sleeping with them, too. To be honest, his behaviors left him looking unattractive and kind of pathetic. However, as he started to really show interest in Gabi and you begin to get a better feel for who he is and why, he completely begins to outshine Gabi. As a reader, I enjoy the psychology behind a character and I feel this is what makes Darion such an intriguing character.
As for Gabi, I’ll admit I had some mixed feelings for her in the beginning. The way she continues to put up with Lawerence’s crap, really annoyed him. If the author had done such a good job with Gabi’s internal battle with doing what would be perceived as “proper” and doing what was truly right for her, I might have even stopped reading. But only because for me, if you can’t appreciate the characters in the story, it’s hard to enjoy reading about their journeys. Fortunately, it was just a brief moment and once she made her decision, the book’s pacing and story seemed to move along smoothly from that point.
Regardless, I think it’s clear Lawerence and Darion’s ex, Eva might serve to be antagonists in the next book. But that’s okay. Every great story needs some drama and struggle. I can only hope the next book is as a good as the first.
Reviewer’s note: I received this book in exchange for an honest review.