I will be presenting it as it appears on Amazon, misspelled words and all. My commentary will be the unitalicized snark.
* One Star Review;
Really Nasty Story. Be warned. (Spoilers)
by Deborah Christall
This has to be one of the most ridiculous books I have ever read. It is a paranormal spanking erotica, so...
The man in this is a complete sadist and while some people might enjoy that idea, I do not. I'm intrigued, sadist you say?
I feel there should have been more warning in the sinopsis. I feel you should have used spell check.
The woman was an idiot and a complete pushover. In her defense she was kidnapped by a manwolf, three times her size, with super strength. Not to mention tape and rope. She's not exactly free to move about.
How anyone would have fallen in love with nasty sadistic control freak is beyond me. You haven't met many women, have you? And he's a really hot alpha sadist control freak who spanks. What's not to love?
Once again we have some bdsm aspects represented in the most dangerous way. Yum, like what?!
He canes her as punishment with no safeword and she has obviously never done this before so it's not for her pleasure and then he has anal sex with her, also as punishment, causing her more pain while getting off on it and yet somehow through all this she ends up having an orgasim. Super hot scene, btw. And the heroine enjoys the fuck out of her entire punishment.
Did I mention she's tied up. No, is that a question? Sounds hot.
This book offended all my female sensibilities and I can't believe this was written by a woman. Again, whom are these lame women you associate with? And yes. She actually wrote "offended all my female sensibilities".
Seems more like the fantasy for some sicko guys. Nope. Just us sicko ladies.
Really disappointing. Yeah, we got that.
You had me at hello Ms. Christall. I knew if this woman didn't like it, I'd probably love it.
And I did.
Taken By The Beast by Natasha Knight
Elijah had watched Kayla for years, serving as a hidden protector for this beautiful young woman-- until the night her abusive boyfriend sought to do her harm. Afterwards, he knew that there could be no hiding what happened, and she would have to come with him whether she like it or not.
Warning; Taken By The Beast includes spanking, anal play, graphic sex scenes, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you you're probably reading the wrong blog.
This is an erotic spanking romance, and IMO is darker than most of Natasha Knights books. Deliciously so. I loved it and found it super hot. It's my favorite book by Natasha Knight so far. Great story, very fast paced. There is a lot packed into this quick read.
It's also not for the faint of heart. There is bloodshed, kidnapping, forced spankings, arousal from forced spankings, rough (hot, so HOT) sex scenes. Some questionable consent. Another kidnapping. More rough hot stuff... I think this could fall under the category of 'dark erotica'. It's not as bracing as many dark erotica books, but there are enough rough elements in there a plain old erotica reader should be aware going into it.
After reading the book, the bad review really made me scratch my head. While all that stuff is in there, to some extent, Kayla isn't exactly a pushover. I don't want to give any spoilers away, I will say, she has some fight. She tries to get away more than once. Her ass is painted red more than once from her lack of being a pushover.
And Elijah, while being a bit of a sadist, is also the kind of man that comforts and snuggles. And he makes our heroine's panties wet.
I gave this puppy five stars and will be rereading with a vibrator in hand.
Thank You Natasha Knight!!
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