- File Size: 565 KB
- Print Length: 198 pages
- Publisher: Red Sage Publishing (May 3, 2012)
- Publication Date: May 3, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0080JHOT8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,441,940 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Satisfying the Curse Kindle Edition
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Hit by a whammy, pow, what, why does this have to happen to me? "You have a "curse" on your head as a result of your mother. This inherited negative energy has been passed down to you and there is nothing you can do to alleviate it. When it rears its ugly head you will be so out of control, your behavior becomes so bizarre you will not recognize yourself ", states a father to his only daughter.
Can you image living this negativity following you, wearing it on your back like a sign?
Ana now having made it to early adulthood without any issues with the "Curse" her father refers to every chance he gets. Ana feels she may have this nasty "Curse" creature under control. "Perhaps my father, the highly esteemed business man, billionaire lied about everything he told me to control me, thought Ana".
Satisfying the Curse by a talented author Kelly Gendron is an intriguing novel chockfull of unexpected occurrences that hook you once you get use to Ms. Gendron's writing style and how she introduces the reader to the character known as Juliana.
The main characters: Ana, Agent T. Ryker, Daddy Pritchard, Josie along with a difficult to understand main character Juilana; have personalities you have dealt with as an adult. Juliana takes some getting use to since she is the alter-ego of Ana. Of course, each have conflicting objectives and goals to achieve. Once I caught on to the rhyme and the author's writing style as she incorporates Juliana and multiple personality aspect into the story I was hooked. After I got pass the first few chapters of the novel Satisfying the Curse it becomes so intriguing, with many twists and turns. Ms. Gendron creates wild roller coaster rides for the reader that make it impossible to disengage from Satisfying the Curse. I felt as if I was cursed by the book because of its magnetic power over me. The plot is well developed and the rising action, conflict and resolution are full of unexpected jaw-dropping events.
Agent T. Ryker is so ruggedly handsome, manly, strong and extraordinary on his job. I would love being in Ana's place around Agent Ryker.
Warren Pritchard a billionaire, Ana's father, who knows how to exploit others regardless of their stature in life.
Ana/ Juliana beautiful woman who strives to accomplish her life's mission. Ana is strong-willed although often a people pleaser while possessing phenomenal intellectual abilities. She is my kind of take no prisoners woman.
Make no mistake Ms. Gendron characters Ana and Ryker have the hottest magnetic chemistry I have read about in a while. The dialogue between the characters is realistic and the witty bander between Ana and Ryker is comical; I related to situations and I would use the same remarks.
Satisfying the Curse is now one of my favorite books because of the psychological element, sexiness, loaded with adventure and an unpredictability that makes for a fabulous page-turner.
You will enjoy Satisfying the Curse if you like using your critical thinking skills as you engage in reading a novel. I know I did and will look for more of Ms. Gendron's books now and in the future.
Excellent Job, Ms. Gendron!!
About that bondage scene...Juliana Pratt believes that she is cursed. She's twenty-six, and has spent her entire over-educated life in environments where she keeps herself as far away from men as possible. Her father has her convinced that her mother was a wanton adulteress and that Juliana suffers the same curse. Juliana has never even let herself be tempted to give in.
But Daddy Dearest is facing murder charges, and Juliana is the only witness that can corroborate his alibi. So while he is in prison awaiting his trial, she is free. Well, sort of free. Daddy Dearest (AKA Warren Pritchard) is rich and influential. He's committed a LOT of dirty deeds, but always managed to buy his way out, until this time. During Juliana's limited bit of freedom, she is supposed to be doing the talk show circuit, playing up the dutiful daughter image and making sure that any jury is prejudiced in his favor before the trial starts. In return, he has promised to finally give Juliana some of her inheritance.
But this talk-show junket is Juliana's first experience of life outside of all-girls schools and educational institutions. She's finally experiencing real life, even if it is a real life punctuated by regular death threats and attempted kidnappings.
Somebody wants her dead, or at least beaten down. And Juliana knows it's her father. He wants to make sure she corroborates his alibi.
Juliana has a bodyguard. And that's where the real fun comes in. Her first bodyguard, Josie, introduces her to the fun of watching mixed martial arts. Watching the fighters wakes up Juliana's curse of wantonness. or that's what Juliana believes. Juliana asks her bodyguard, her best and only friend, to help her get one particular fighter at her mercy for one night, so she can lose her pesky virginity and satisfy her curse.
The plan works flawlessly. Except...once she's got the man tied up and practically begging, Juliana can't follow through. And her inexperience reveals the fact that she's a virgin, which leads to the next flaw, the fighter may have done a lot of ring bunnies in his time, but he doesn't play with virgins. Ever.
Then there's problem number three, and it's a doozy. Juliana's protection detail gets handed off the morning after the curse-removal disaster to a new bodyguard. And the fighter she tried to play bondage games with is her new babysitter. And her curse still wants him, really, really bad.
Too bad Agent T. Ryker still doesn't do virgins. No matter how much they beg. Or how much he wants to.
That her father is going on trial for murdering his aunt, the woman who raised him? That's just one more reason to guard his heart from the beautiful woman whose body he's supposed to be protecting.
Escape Rating B+: The opening scene started out pretty darn funny. The bondage thing was just crazy. And hot. But then things took twists into a little more serious territory.
Juliana (she goes by Ana) thinks she's cursed, because that's how Daddy brainwashed her. Ryker thinks he's tainted because of the circumstances of his birth. As a pair, they have a whole train-load of baggage to sort through, and they really have to work at it. Misunderstandings abound! Neither of them have ever trusted anyone, and it takes them a while to figure out it's even possible.
The level of sexual torment on both sides is also very hot!
I did spend a chunk of this book wanting to beat Daddy Dearest with a baseball bat. If he has a redeeming characteristic, I didn't see it. Unrelieved evil is fun to read every once in a while.
There was a very nice twist at the end that surprised the heck out of me. Excellent, excellent!
Originally published at Reading Reality.