Friday, March 10, 2017

Random Release & Review . . . The Devil's Kiss Boxed Set

The Devil's Kiss series Boxed Set by Gemma James is NOW LIVE!
Don't miss out on this deliciously dark complete romance!



Nothing is black and white when everyone has secrets.
Broke and desperate, Kayla Sutton siphons thousands from her employer to pay for her daughter's treatment, but when her boss finds out, he demands the form of her submission.
What started as a game turns into so much more when the past returns, testing the chains that bind Gage and Kayla's hearts together.

She fell for his wicked ways after he blackmailed her, stayed after he kidnapped her, went back to him after he almost destroyed them both with his fury. Now she wants to give him her future.

The Devil's Kiss
The Devil's Claim
The Devil's Wife
The Devil's Spawn
NOTE TO READERS: THE DEVIL'S KISS BOX SET is a dark romance with a BDSM edge that does NOT conform to safe, sane, and consensual practices. Includes explicit content and subject matter that may offend some readers. Intended for mature audiences.

3 stars
I finished this set three days ago and I couldn't really decide which way to go with the actual review.

The writing was very good and the plot was entertaining. When it pissed me off to no end and I wanted to toss my kindle, I was drawn into yet another twist.

The characters were by far more complex than I'm used to, which is good, but I didn't like them. There was no love to hate Gage. I just hated him. His saving grace for me was that he loved Kayla and her daughter unconditionally - although possessively, which usually works for me, but he lost my trust as a Dom and NEVER gained it back. Twice, he went overboard and still he demanded her trust. No, that's not how it works. I did like that they made their own rules and didn't let society establish the bounds of their relationship, but Kayla...SMH.

I thought Kayla would be submissive and still be...her? Not the case. She was a contortionist when it came to bending to his will, which is usually how it works, but I couldn't get into it with him. Even when Gage was dead wrong, she still bent to his will. I get it, the relationship between the Dom and Sub determine the dynamics, but he was dead wrong on a lot of occasions, he seriously hurt her on some occasions, and she gave token protests. She was indebted to him and then she fell in love with him, which was absolutely beautiful when he made her happy, but I couldn't get past him losing control. Also, he threatened her with Katherine when he got mad about Ian, but I kept wondering where was the comparison since Ian was her first love and she never stopped loving him (as opposed to Katherine basically being a tryst for him)? And then his secret with Katherine came to light and showed the comparison. No trust. Yes, she had secrets and tried to keep things from him, but she always confessed, even when she knew he would go ballistic. A Sub is supposed to trust their Dom and I couldn't see that with them (my opinion, even though the story was written to show that she forgave him and trusted him), it just wasn't realistic.

Overall, I would probably read more by this author because the writing was good, the plot was intriguing, and the pace never died down, but I couldn't get by no longer trusting him. It soured the book for me.

About the Author:
Gemma James is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of a blend of genres, from new adult suspense to dark erotic romance. She loves to explore the darker side of human nature in her fiction, and she’s morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy, from deviant sex to serial killers. Readers have described her stories as being “not for the faint of heart.”

She warns you to heed their words! Her playground isn’t full of rainbows and kittens, though she likes both. She lives in Oregon with her husband and their four children–three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone’s attention.
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