3.5 out of 5
I wish I could say that this book blew me away, but it didn’t. It was an entertaining read and I enjoyed reading it, but it doesn’t make my list of happy place books. Would I recommend this book? Absolutely. This book is someone’s happy place book. It’s well written and the characters are likable. It’s got some super hot sexy times and is definitely an erotic novel. There just wasn’t enough of an original hook to grab me. And the editing was a little rough in some areas, but that may have been the ARC copy that we received in exchange for our raw review.
Seven is an interesting character. Her childhood was not the best and she experienced some pretty crappy treatment by those who should have protected and cared for her. Then her heart was crushed and she sets out to get her revenge while pursuing the life she has wanted and deserved since childhood. I thought she took her heartbreak a little too far, but the ex’s actions later in the book changed my mind. I really enjoyed Seven’s inner monologues and funny quips at herself.
Her encounters and eventual relationship with Levi were sexy and they had good chemistry together. Their relationship moved at a decent pace until it went supersonic into their happily ever after with a clichéd event. (Sorry, no spoilers.) The ending sort of felt rushed and a little out of nowhere. I’m not sure where I thought this book was going, but I was caught off guard by the quick ending and wrap up. Seven went from being a hardened serious businesswoman to a love sick girl with her defenses crumbled a little too easily for me.
The next book will center on Seven’s best friend, Star, and I was not a fan of her character, but Dawn Robertson is a good writer. I may need to read Finding Willow just so I can see how the author will redeem this character. The raw bottom line- Good writing, good characters, good book. Definitely, worth a read.
I am weak.
I am lonely.
I am a slut.
I am strong.
I am Dominant.
I am independent.
I am Seven James.
My entire life, no one has wanted me, and that was fine, because I sure as shit didn’t need anyone else. Blah, Blah Blah, insert sad story here about negligent parents, and shitty siblings, and you have my life story in a nut shell. When my college boyfriend dumped me, it was just icing on the cake. Five years, and a booming career later I am here to collect my revenge.
That was until a delicious plaything walked into the kink club I frequent, and rocked my typically un-rockable world. Causing me to break the one rule I have lived by since Daniel Alexander walked out of my life, never have sex with the same person twice. Ever.
Warning!!!! Hers contains sexually explicit situations that may be uncomfortable for some. These include FF, FMF, and MFM interactions.