ARC Review: Devouring Raine by Zoey Derrick

Posted July 22, 2015 by Jennifer in Reviews / 5 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Devouring Raine by Zoey Derrick
Devouring Raine
by Zoey Derrick

4.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: July 21, 2015
Series: 69 Bottles #5
Published by Self Published
Pages: 305
Format: eARC
 

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“The chemistry between Raine and Dex is off the charts amazing.  The looks, the dirty talk, the intensity and uniqueness of all of their sexy times are really special.  So be prepared for a LOT of it, in true Zoey Derrick fashion.” ~ Under the Covers

Devouring Raine is book five in the 69 Bottles series, but part two in the story of drummer, Dex Harris and assistant, Raine Montgomery.  It’s a requirement, in my opinion, to have read book four AT LEAST, though I suggest you read them all to get the most enjoyment out of this one.  In the last installment, we saw how Dex gave up his man-whore ways when he falls head over heels for Raine.  He’s managed to keep his addictions at bay as well.  They worked through trust issues galore and had some incredibly hot sex throughout the struggle.  Devouring Raine focuses on the further development of their relationship while on tour.

Zoey Derrick really shows you with these two books that she can make any combo of characters hot.  I didn’t think that things could get much more panty-melting than the threesome of Addison, Talon, and Kyle.  I was completely wrong.  The chemistry between Raine and Dex is off the charts amazing.  The looks, the dirty talk, the intensity and uniqueness of all of their sexy times are really special.  So be prepared for a LOT of it, in true Zoey Derrick fashion.  Dex is the perfect combo of sexy, dominant, tattooed bad boy, and Raine is his perfect match.  She’s not a pushover, but she has a sweet and submissive side that Dex hones in on.  Dex has always had interest in the BDSM lifestyle and the two mutually decide to explore these roles with some close friends.  Raine likes some pain with her pleasure and when they all hit the playroom, sparks fly.  I really enjoyed the more realistic side to discovering submission, the focus on protocol and the exploration of what a 24/7 relationship would be like.  Raine finds she’s more than a little bi-curious, so be prepared for some girl on girl action as well.  This was completely unexpected and caught me surprise in a good way.  I liked that Dex is learning as well, and although he’s ultra alpha, he’s got a very soft side.  This is a good book for those who don’t want the S/M too scary, but still with a little bite.  I can see some people getting a little taken aback by how quickly Raine falls into the lifestyle, but I think it’s clear that she’s been headed this way all along.  She just needed the right person to bring it out.  There’s a suspense plot as well, with Raine having to contend with a threat from the past.  This was well done, but I’ll admit I didn’t need it to complicate their lives.  I was happy watching their relationship evolve. The ONLY distraction for me was their nicknames for each other!!  My husband happens to call my son one of them, so it was jarring for me, but without that trigger, many will think it’s just sweet.  This is a great conclusion to Dex and Raine’s story.  I can’t wait to see what Zoey has next for us.

 

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About Zoey Derrick

It is from Glendale, Arizona that Best Selling Author Zoey Derrick writes stories as hot as the desert sun itself. It is this passion that drips off of her work, bringing excitement to anyone who enjoys a good and sensual love story.

Not only does she aim to take her readers on an erotic dance that lasts the night, it allows her to empty her mind of stories we all wish were true.

Her stories are hopeful yet true to life, skillfully avoiding melodrama and the unrealistic, bringing her gripping Erotica only closer to the heart of those that dare dipping into it.

The intimacy of her fantasies that she shares with her readers is thrilling and encouraging, climactic yet full of suspense. She is a loving mistress, up for anything, of which any reader is doomed to return to again and again.

 

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Jennifer

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I’m a 30-something medical professional by day and obsessive Crossfitter by night who’s been in love with the written word since I can remember.And that means that I read every Nancy Drew and Nancy Drew Files until I snuck Stephen King’s It from my father’s bookshelf at age 10.I was never the same… I read voraciously for years, until academic pursuits derailed me, but re-entered the fray 8 years ago when a certain teen paranormal series caught my attention.The passion back, I haven’t stopped since.When I’m not working, working out, or traipsing around for my teenage son’s hectic activity schedule, you can find me with Kindle in hand, often until the wee hours of the night.

I’m well known to be a genre hopper, who has very few hard limits.My first real romance series was J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood and she still rocks my paranormal world, along with Karen Moning’s Fever series and Joey Hill’s Vampire Queen series.That being said, you’ll often see me reading erotic romance with a BDSM focus.I’m never afraid of dark and dubious reads a la Joey Hill, Tiffany Reisz and Cari Silverwood.When genre fatigue sets in, a witty historical romance never fails to satisfy me, and Lisa Kleypasand Sarah MacLeanare my auto-buys.My favorite series of all time is Diana Gabaldon’s Outlader saga, and I will fight for Jamie Fraser to the death ;). Much to my fellow romance readers’ surprise, I also cleanse my palate with popular contemporary reads.Romantic suspense.LGBT.Western.If the writing is on, I’ll dig in.
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Thanks for the review Jennifer

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Do these books have to be read in order?

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Thank you Ladies and Jennifer for this AWESOME Review!! <3
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@Elizabeth – I would recommend reading at least Taming Dex before Devouring Raine – however, you do not need to read the first three books in the series as Dex and Raine stand on their own :-)!

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Thank you!

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Thanks for the review.