WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK THAT KEPT YOU UP ALL NIGHT?
The last book that kept me up all night was BEYOND PAIN by Kit Rocha. I’m gradually working my way through the “Beyond” series, and every time I start reading one of the books, I can’t put it down until I finish — so I always make sure that I’m not on deadline when I do read one of the stories, because everything gets ignored until I read that last page.
I normally like reading straight contemporary romance, the sexier, the better. But when my Critique partner, Carly Phillips, insisted that I give the Beyond series a try, I did so reluctantly. Dystopian stories and settings are so not my thing, but from the very first book I read in this series, I was sucked into this futuristic world. These are very gritty, emotional, and plot-driven stories. And did I mention they’re erotic stories, as well? These characters burn up the pages with all the sexual tension, and SEX, between them! That’s just a big PLUS in my book!
But all that sexiness aside, the world development from book to book just blows me away. I’m a very linear thinker and writer, and I have a hard time keeping up with the contemporary world we all live in, so it boggles my mind when an author can create such a vivid futuristic world and be consistent from book to book in their plot and descriptions. And the deep and thorough characterization in these stories makes each hero and heroine multi-dimensional, as well as emotionally damaged. They all deal with huge issues, past heart-ache and pain, and come out stronger for it by the end of their book.
I always close a Kit Rocha book feeling satisfied, knowing that the characters in the story I just read are going to make it together because they are perfect foils for one another. And because other characters in this dystopian world are introduced into each story, or have an ongoing conflict that develops from book to book, I’m always anxious to read more. But alas, because I do lose sleep over these books, I have to pace myself!
TEMPTATION HAS NEVER BEEN SO HOT . . .
When Raina Beck is given an invitation to The Players Club, all she wants is a night of decadence with a gorgeous, sexy stranger. The seductive, mysterious man she meets fulfills her deepest desires and most erotic fantasies, giving her a night she’ll never forget. But forgetting him isn’t quite so easy.
Logan Cruz prefers his women submissive and compliant in the bedroom . . . everything the independent Raina is not. Yet from the first moment he lays eyes on her, he’s determined to make Raina his. Despite her resistance. When Logan is assigned to protect Raina from a stalker, everything between them changes. Sex becomes more than just physical, and emotions run deep. Falling in love was never on Raina’s agenda, but can she let go of the past and surrender the one thing he wants the most . . . her heart?