So I’ve now devoured the first two books in this series and I’ve loved every minute of it. Both books so far have been fantastic and far exceeded my expectations. I do hope that the third book doesn’t let me down, though I highly doubt it will.
So the second book left us with Jack and Sam in bed, with Alex thrown in to the mix too. Honestly: I’m not keen on Alex, I’m really not that much of a fan at all. And he is pretty much a lot of the reason of why I was so conflicted with my feelings towards Jack in the second book. Alex reminds me of bullies in school, the ones who can’t wait to get you on their own. They get that glint in their eyes and want nothing more than to inflict pain and terror in to you. I hated him. Honestly, even after the finishing this book, I still hate him.
The third book is amazing, it really finishes the series quite nicely. You find out a lot more about Jack in this book. I say a lot more, but not really as much as I’d want to know about him if I were the one dating him, but I guess I learned more than I previously knew about him.
The book follows suit with the rest of the series, extremely well written and diving in to the BDSM scene with no reservations. I loved the entire series, everything about it just pulled me in from the second I opened the first book to when I finished the last.
The air of realism within it is so refreshing, and I’m sorry that it’s ended. Yet, I don’t have that yearn – you know, the one that you have at the end of a series ‘OMG IT CAN’T FINISH THERE.’ That one? No? Just me?… Well I didn’t get that because I believe the ending of this book was phenomenal: everyone knows where they stand and pretty much know where they’re heading (as much as they can do).
This entire series has been an emotional roller coaster ride – you feel everything, and that’s great. I LOVED the seven deadly sins aspect of it. I wasn’t expecting it and I actually found it quite genius. Although I personally couldn’t do the ‘three-way,’ it seems to work for these. Everything is beautifully tied up in one fucked up, deranged little bow. And I think that’s what I loved so much about these books: it wasn’t an erotica based on a bored house wife who gets a spanking and then they make love. No, this is about finding yourself, knowing who you are and trying to be happy with that – going out there and getting what you want, and it’s not perfect, because life isn’t perfect. They have a fucked up relationship to go with a fucked up life. But that works for them!
Alison Tyler’s Story of submission is an amazing, real life account of a Sub finding her place in the BDSM scene. It’s truly invigorating. Seriously give it a read, I’m damn sure you won’t be disappointed. I’m certainly not.
This book was sent to me by Cleis Press in exchange for an honest review.