Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Review - Begging for It by Lilah Pace

Title: Begging for It
Series: Asking for It #2
Author: Lilah Pace
Release Date: September 1, 2015

The provocative author of Asking for It once again explores the dark side of erotic obsession, and the secrets that make it as dangerous as it is irresistible.

Some secrets should only be shared in the dark.

Jonah and Vivienne’s erotic bond—living out raw scenarios of captivity and force—began as no-strings sex between strangers who shared the same desires. Now the intimacy between them is turning into love, but it’s a love built on fantasies so extreme that exploring them makes guilt inescapable. But the risks they're taking are far more dangerous than they'd imagined.

A stalker is terrorizing the city, and one of Jonah’s ex-lovers names him as a potential suspect to the police. Standing by a man under suspicion could cost Vivienne everything. But when Jonah’s stepfather takes advantage of the scandal to seize control of the Marks family fortune, Vivienne is drawn into her lover’s broken family and twisted past. Only then will she learn how dark the truth really is...

What a perfect conclusion to easily one of the best books I have ever read. It was just as hot as the first one, except here we get to really explore not only the extent of their "games", but also what can happen outside the games. 

I won't lie, this book made me want things I had never thought I wanted in a bedroom. You want to recommend it to everyone, but then blush when you realize you've just told your sweet little aunt to read something so dirty. 

The secondary characters were so integral and fully developed. You found yourself just as invested in their lives as in Vivienne and Jonah's. The group of friends aren't there just to conveniently move the story along; they are their own stories, and I loved that. 

The family dramas faced gave new input into what shaped the couple, and it was painful to watch. Whether Vivienne's selfish family in denial, or Jonah's tight knit siblings with a dark secret, the families were important, and the book was not underwhelming in their portrayal. 

The therapist appointments were, again, crucial to the plot, and greatly appreciated. It helped show that the subject matter was never taken lightly, and it gave insight into the inner workings of the characters. 

Vivienne’s final strength is brilliant! No spoilers, but she finds herself stronger than she could have imagined. A beautiful conclusion, with a happy enough ever after, because nobody can be perfect. 

So, blush, blush, go, and read this book ASAP! 
~ Review by George

Warning: if you read book one, you will know there is subject matter in Begging for It that will be difficult to read for some people. While all acts between the leads is consensual, there is implied danger, violence and even rape. 

Jonah and Vivienne are back! Book one kind of left us hanging as far as what would happen next, and where the story would take us down the road. While it took a turn I wasn’t expecting, I found I was captivated by the journey. 

This portion of the story has a lot thought and healing in it. I loved the fact that not only was Vivienne growing as a character, but that the words held a lot of meaning and that many of us will be able to relate to her revelations. I appreciate the fact that it’s not just Vivienne’s problems that we get a glance at either, as her friends seem to all have their own lives and drama, and yet, Vivienne is able to take advice from them and apply it to her current situations. I am not a writer, but I can only assume the thought processes that went into those scenes was incredibly fulfilling. 

The heat in this book is not as intense as book one, but be warned it’s still super-hot! Just because the pan is on simmer, doesn’t mean the contents don’t boil… 
~ Review by Devlynn

Lilah Pace is a pseudonym for a New York Times bestselling author. She is the author of Asking for It.

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