- File Size: 377 KB
- Print Length: 74 pages
- Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (October 1, 2009)
- Publication Date: October 20, 2009
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002R2OF8M
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #818,799 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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It ends with really no firm HEA and no I love you. Now, if I'm not getting the I love you exchange between h/H, I definitely need for it to be implied, for the message to be intended by every other act or word leading to the ending. I need to have read the story so far with a clear idea of where both lead characters stand in the relationship. This relationship consisted of a one night stand, a meeting where h confronts H about his tendency to run away from anything meaningful or serious, and then one last night of sex. That's it. That's all they had.
Of course I've read books with as little going on, but in those books I at least got strong emotion, conflicted feelings acted out, words depicting depth of love or wanting; I at least came away knowing what both characters meant to each other. Here, with this story, I can't tell you if they will stay together, if they love each other, if they need each other for more than just sexual gratification.
It seems to me that h has found her strong, make-her-crawl Dom, and H has found his complete submissive, one who is a natural at it, in and out of bed. Other than that, what else can I tell you about them as a couple? I really don't know. That's how shallowly they are sketched out to me. These two characters have no distinct purpose and no strong motivation at all. They are almost like cardboard cut-outs, just nothing behind them but emptiness.
This story had some hot scenes, but have I read hotter? Yes, and I've definitely read scenes with more depth of emotion. This is what's lacking to me: these love/sex scenes needed more meaning attached to them. Without showing me and letting me feel the connection between h/H, the author leaves me hanging, leaves me expecting more, wondering how things will be with these two down the road. In the very last paragraph, H tells h, 'You're more than just a f*** to me.' Oh wow, thanks for clearing that up.
For me, this wasn't a fulfilling or satisfying read. You might get a brief sugar high from the sex, but you'll be let down and wishing you'd had something with a bit more substance to it instead.
She stopped, stumbled a bit and looked up. Within seconds, a blush stole across her cheeks. She recognized him, and a jolt of pleasure raced through his blood. >>
Bailey has lusted after him for months and never been noticed before; she's suspicious of why he now wants to talk to her.
<< He wanted to tie her up, bind her, shield her eyes and gag her mouth so all that was left was sensation. What he didn't want was to stand in the middle of the sidewalk, shifting from one foot to the other with the silence growing between them. >>
He persuades her to have coffee. It's a disaster.
<< The tensing of her shoulders, the stiffening of her movements when she got up to throw her cup in the trash were all telltale signs. She was ready to be away from him and he couldn't blame her. He was ready for their little disaster of a conversation to be over as well. >>
Somehow, he retrieves the situation - and miracle of miracles - she agrees to take him back to her place for sex in the afternoon. A one off lust-filled encounter. It's incredible. But it's too much for him and he runs out on her while she sleeps.
When he comes to his senses, he goes to see her and finds she's a cake-maker by trade, running her business beneath her apartment.
<< There was such a warmth in the bakery, like coming home after school on a spring day to a house smelling of freshly baked cookies. He wasn't a homey kind of guy, he wasn't nostalgic, but one would never have known that if they were privy to his thoughts in that moment. >>
He wants her badly... but it's not enough.
<< "I shouldn't have come back today. I tried. I tried to stay away. Everything about you isn't for me, everything you make me feel, make me want isn't for me. I...I'm sorry."
And, for the second time in as many weeks, he ran. >>
They are both miserable. Can Aidn make it up to Bailey? Is she willing to risk her heart a third time?
It's a lovely story, hot and emotional in turn, and another great read from Lissa Matthews. 5 out of 5.
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If you are looking for a quick fix this will do the trick.
longer and the characters had developed more.Read more