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- Publication Date: June 4, 2014
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00KSNRZFC
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Even though she is estranged from her family (cliche) and living in a not so nice part of town (cliche), the character has enough other singular traits to give her some dimensionality. Of course, the two are drawn together immediately and for a few pages try to resist.
There is a nice HEA after lots of quite good sex and BDSM and the next book is set up for Alexander's brother. By the way, nice use of the cat as character and an indication of the H's basic decency.
Another potential problem: despite the instant attraction they feel for each other, Elizabeth has never been dominated and she’s pretty sure that she doesn’t want to be. But Alexander has magic domdar and he is just positive that she is a natural submissive. He wants her “in his silks,” a phrase that he will repeat at least once per scene for a few hundred pages. Elizabeth agrees to try and their relationship begins.
But there is a cloud hanging over Elizabeth’s head. Despite her widely reported status as a whistleblower (on her parents, no less!), Elizabeth’s job at a high powered accounting firm involved – unbeknownst to her – significant tax fraud. Why, you might ask, would criminals hire a woman who famously narced on her own parents for business misconduct? I dunno, cause it seems like a terrible plan to me. And then, to top it off, they systematically underpay her ($60,000 a year, in Boston, for a senior account manager for multiple big ticket clients) and fire her on a pretext after she gets just enough evidence to implicate them . . . it’s almost like the plot required it or something. Well, now they just have to try to kill her, don’t they?
Despite the ridiculous set-up, the thriller part of the plot does work a little better than the romance (maybe because it gets Alexander to take a break from murmuring poshly about his “silks”). This isn’t a bad book, really. It’s just a bit silly, like the early ideas and plot points weren’t revisited and revised as the book progressed. That Elizabeth, an Ivy League graduate raised in the type of wealth most of us can only imagine,thinks she couldn’t possibly fit into Alexander’s world makes no sense no matter how you squint at it. If you have a favorite English tea that you picked out on your vacation to London, you aren’t exactly slumming. And if your first instinct when facing legal trouble is to fly to Seattle to visit your family’s long-time personal lawyer (a visit that requires a retainer of several thousand dollars, a fee you pay easily by selling some of the stock you hold in the family company), then you aren’t exactly from the wrong side of the tracks. When Elizabeth expresses her worries about the gap in their financial status, he says “It doesn’t matter.” He should say “What are you talking about?”
While Alexander's determination to protect Elizabeth, even to his own detriment, got a bit on my nerves, Elizabeth's constant questioning of why he was so interested in her made me want to slap her silly toward the end of the book. I think I actually said at one point, "Let it go, Elizabeth." I do like how River, the cat, became one of the characters.
Overall, I enjoyed this book enough to want more. I'm looking forward to reading the next in the series.
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