- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Berkley; 2nd edition edition (September 1, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425279499
- ISBN-13: 978-0425279496
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.9 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 63 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,313,163 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Begging for It Paperback – September 1, 2015
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“Dark, emotional, and hopeful, Begging for It is a satisfying conclusion to an intense and well-told story. Lilah Pace handles a tough subject with a deft hand and makes you root for the couple’s happy ending.”—Roni Loren, New York Times bestselling author of the Loving on the Edge series
About the Author
Lilah Pace is a pseudonym for a New York Times bestselling author. She is the author of Asking for It.
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Asking For It is one of my top reads from this year. I was obsessed and captured by it instantly and when I finished it, I wished I didn't have to wait a couple of months for the sequel. It was just phenomenal.
So as soon as Begging For It was released I had to purchase it. I couldn't wait to get back into Vivienne and Jonah's world.
Begging For It picks up right where Asking For It ended. Jonah couldn't be in a relationship with Vivienne.
She's a rape victim who fantasizes about being attacked and she finds a partner in Jonah, who as well has that fantasy but as the attacker. But when Jonah finds out the truth behind Vivienne's fantasies, he has to say stop. Because now he feels like a rapist and he also has some deep trauma from his childhood to deal with and that resurfaces as well.
Vivienne is such a great heroine. She's such a strong and giving person. She's there for her friends and puts their needs before her own. I love how certain and control she is when Jonah and her play their games. There she is no victim but the person in control. Her love towards her niece is beautiful and wants so desperately to be in her life, but due to certain circumstances she has to make a choice.
Jonah is a very interesting, dark and layered hero. He's also a victim of sexual abuse but in a different and horrific way. Despite his abuse/experience he's a good and caring man. But deeply broken. He's very attentive towards Vivienne's needs and her limits/boundaries when they are discussing how to play their games. It all has to come down to her feeling comfortable and in control. He also has his own limits and is very vocal about them.
This was such an exciting read. To see how two deeply traumatized people can find their way back to each other, when so much darkness is surrounding them. Their only connection at first was their fantasies and then it turn into so much more. I was so obsessed and captivated by their past and present stories. Their games were so dark and yet deeply erotic. I couldn't stop reading. Their games turns darker and at no point did my feelings change when it came to Jonah or Vivienne. They were both in control in their own way and their love and respect for each other was apparent and strong. How they work to find their way back was perfectly paced. I loved every moment and nothing felt forced.
This was a perfect conclusion to an innovative, different and beautiful story. I can't wait to see what Lilah Pace creates next.
I also loved the inclusion of Jonah's siblings. Some felt there was so much more that could have been done with them and were surprised the evil step father is still in the game at the end. However I'm pretty sure Pace is writing further books with their story and at some point Carson will be dealt with. I'm particularly interested in Maddox and Rebecca (who has a story that is only vaguely hinted at).
Jonah and Vivienne's sexual dysfunction isn't the only matter in the table, through their friends matters such as substance abuse and domestic violence are also explored. The loving, non judgemental, and thoughtful way Pace handles matters of human pain, healing, and honesty in relationships (and with ones self) is one of my favorite aspects of this series.
Vivienne triumphs within a very dangerous situation towards the end that seems to create a bit of a domino effect in clearing some of her other blockages. She's much stronger and self accepting of her needs in this book.
Jonah's past and self loathing is on display this time and I loved him even more with this vulnerability coming through. Having propositioned a hesitant Vivienne for a sexual arrangement in the first book he now struggles to feel comfortable with the nature of their original connection at the same time that Vivienne is desperate to hold on to it due to the empowerment she ended up getting from it. I think this was due to the opposition of their roles and the differences in how their childhood trauma went down. Some complained that Vivienne was too selfish about this, but most of her frustration was in her internal monologues and I'm not going to blame her for that. I think readers without this fixation felt she should have been able to drop it as easily as they would, which makes no sense since it was the hot button issue of her entire adult life and to have it taken off the table by the same person who first came to her with it needed to be explored deeply.
My only complaint was how much from the first book was repeated at the beginning of this one in order to catch up anyone who didn't read it. In my opinion of your going to read something that is part of a series you should start with the first one and page for such things shouldn't be wasted in subsequent books.
I will really miss the main coupe as well as the side characters and hope Ms. Pace returns to them soon!
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