Tuesday, March 15, 2016

2 stars--Asking for More (Asking for It #2.5) by Lilah Pace

I had an impressive OMG squealy reader-girl moment when I spotted Asking for More. I love the world Pace created surrounding Vivienne and Jonah and their shared dark desires of rape fantasy. It's been a stunning and fascinating romance. So more Viv and Jonah? Oh hell yeah. Gimme gimme!

Things didn't quite pan out that way though. There was nothing intrinsically bad about it... there just wasn't really anything to it... at all. Definitely not what the blurb is suggests--which would have been quite exciting and emotional from the sounds of it.

Instead this is 5 chapters (ending at 88% of the ebook) that are mostly a recap of the previous two books and the highlights of their relationship and issues thus far. There are a number of cameos by secondary characters, a family member in need, a couple sex scenes and them dealing with a tiny mishap post scene where Vivienne injured herself tripping. This was the focal point of the novella and how devastated Jonah was by the incident--which was NOT his fault--and them rehashing it and trying to get him past his issues and insecurities having to do with their sexual relationship and keeping her safe.

Asking for More wasn't poorly written--Pace is a lovely writer-- but it just left me going...okay? not sure what the point of this was. Maybe as a freebie but not one I would recommend at it's current price of 1.99 based off what I read, unfortunately. It just wasn't satisfying or captivating like the previous installments-two books I would definitely recommend for those who like dark or nontraditional romances.

How far is too far?

Finally sure of each other's strength and love, Jonah and Vivienne continue to explore their darkest fantasies together. However, what should be a night of ecstasy takes a dangerous turn, injuring Vivienne. She shrugs off the incident, but Jonah is haunted by it, particularly by the fear that others may believe he abuses her, or even glimpse the truth of their erotic obsession.

Then Jonah receives a call from his younger sister, Rebecca, who's dealing with trouble of her own in South America. When Vivienne travels with him to aid Rebecca, she learns yet more about his tortured history—and Jonah opens up to Vivienne as never before.

Can Vivienne help Jonah cast off the shadows of his past forever?

*covers link to Amazon

Challenges: Pick Your Genre (erotic) | Pervy Girl (rape fantasy) | Goodreads

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