on September 11th 2017
Genres: Adult, Dark Romance, BDSM, Erotica
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From Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling Author Vivian Wood
It started innocently enough. Beautiful Harper gave Sean those eyes… those eyes that meant, yes, take me. But Harper didn’t know Sean’s secrets… She didn’t know that he liked it rough.
More than rough. He liked to dominate. To punish. To degrade. It was the only way that the black hole in his soul wouldn’t swallow him up.
He would push her a little too far, and she would run. They all ran, eventually.
But that’s not what happened... when he put his hands around her throat and squeezed, Harper moaned. When he told her to stay away, she didn’t listen, misbehaving until she got spanked. When he took out the handcuffs, there was excitement in her eyes, mixed with a little fear.
The doe-eyed redhead liked it. More than that, she wanted it. She said so, time and again.
That’s the thing about sexy strangers, though… you never know what they’re hiding. And Harper is carrying a burden so heavy that even Sean’s secrets pale in comparison.
This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
This is the first book in the Addiction Duet, and boy was it a doozy and certainly not in a bad way. I’ve been trying to step out of my comfort zone, and well, this was so far past, the zone was lost. I found myself in a world that was completely new to me, and at first I was a little leery to continue once I realized what I got myself into. I pushed through though, and it turned out to be really good. Okay, so onto the story itself now.
Sean works at a local tattoo parlor when this beautiful girl walks in and he is instantly drawn to her. But he his one that lives in the shadow behind his past and the secret that he holds. Harper is the model who is slowly being pushed out by younger ones and is trying to find her way. She too, has a secret that keeps close. The chemistry that sparks between them just might be what they both need to overcome their pasts, and move on. But Sean is afraid when Harper finds out his, will she want him or run from a man who wants total sexual domination.
Sean is the black sheep of the family. He’s tattooed up, a recovering alcoholic and that doesn’t really mix with CEO types in his family. He has been attending court ordered AA after an accident trying to repair his disaster of a life. He is kinda stoic, but gorgeous, and he is covered in tattoos, and I love me some tattoos. Anyway… Even though he works at a place where there is a fairly steady flow of women, he never pays attention to them, but something about Harper changes that. Now Sean is into BDSM, and when he finds a woman, at first they are shocked by what he likes and wants, and then they leave him. So, he stay guarded and I wouldn’t blame him for that.
Harper has been a model since she was a teenager, and now that she in her mid twenties, she has reached that age where she is basically “old” for the profession. But she isn’t going to give, she has one overbearing mother who won’t let her anyway. Man, I didn’t like that woman. Harper has taken things in her own hands to make herself what the industry wants. It was awful to see what she does to herself and how she just justifies it. It just made my heart hurt.
These characters are ones that are written so well, their issues are realistic were handled with care. Sean and Harper’s spend time with each other, they don’t just have sex all the time, they talk as well and Sean talks about his past with her. Now this is an erotic book and their times together was electric and hot, and Harper didn’t run from the dominance that Sean needed. I wondered where their relationship would lead, and it was such a build up, and then this little twist happened, and when it ended it about killed me. It was one hell of a cliffhanger. I already have the second book, so I’m all good now. I can’t wait to see how everything works out.
Addictions was a tragically dark yet beautiful story of two people learning to overcome their personal demons, and finding a different way to handle them. With some hot and steamy scenes, and characters that I just couldn’t help but to root to be together, it all made for a terrific read. I am ready for book 2, Obsession. I would definitely recommend this one for those who don’t mind the erotic romances. It’s a good one.
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