Hello Lovelies. I hope you are all doing well. I am still working on finding a balance between home, work, physical therapy and blogging. So far I am getting some stuff, but I don’t feel like I am as prepared when I write as I normally am.
Good Reads tells me I am behind my reading goal every time I sign on. I had hoped to read and review 25 books in 2020. So far I am at 12, but according to the site I should be through 13 by now in order to reach my goal. I do have another one sitting on the back burner already, so we will see how I do.
The most recent book that I read was Black Obsidian by Victoria Quinn. This is the Amazon description:
I was standing at the bar and waiting for a friend when it happened.
When my life changed forever.
The woman I’d wanted my entire life walked inside. Beautiful. Perfect. Flawless.
I knew I had to have her.
And by the end of the night, I will.
My next submissive.
**Intended For Mature Audiences**
Alright. Let’s get this out of the way from the very beginning. I just read smut. The story has more sex scenes thrown in it than a soft core porno. On the bright side, they are hot. The sexual desires of the main characters, Calloway and Rome, flow within the story line, so they are fun and not annoyingly cheesey.
That said, I have concerns about this series. The similarities between this book and Fifty Shades of Grey make it almost predictable. Calloway is Dom with abuse issues. Rome is innocent, but feisty with a past she wants to hide. Her sweetness is changing him. Everyone around them sees it but him. He thinks he can drag her into the darkness he thrives in.
Her are my predictions:
- Rome’s former foster parent will cause issues and bring the two sides of Calloway’s life into focus
- Calloway’s former submissive will get in Rome’s face and possibly her head, causing trouble between the couple
So what’s keeping me interested and making want to read the next book? The writing is phenominal. There are quotes that I love that are not just about sex and domination. Here are a few:
If a man’s word didn’t count for anything, then he automatically lost his self worth.
“When you’re hungry for so long, you stop feeling hunger. It’s a relief, but it’s also the moment when your body starts to feed on itself, cannibalizing your muscles for energy. You barely have enough strength to move, let alone think. It’s the most terrifying and humbling experience anyone can ever know. It makes you understand just how fragile you are, that you’re susceptible to something everyone else takes for granted.”
The more someone knew about you, the easier it was for them to tear you down.
“A real man admits when he’s wrong. He acknowledges his flaws and doesn’t hide behind his pride. Drop the ego and man up.”
Hopefully these little snippets make you interested in checkingo out this series. I would love to know your reactions and share predictions before we move onto the next book.