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Smashwords book reviews by Holly Leffler
- Seduced in the Dark (Book 2, The Dark Duet)
on Sep. 26, 2012
I don't know what to say about this book(both books)except that it is probably one of the most FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC STORIES I HAVE EVER READ! I want MORE, MORE, MORE and I wish I could give it 50+ AMAZING FREAKIN' STARS!!
I am not going to write a review the story for two reasons, first, there are a lot of wonderful reviews out there and for as wonderful as they are you really need to actually meet these people to even come close to understanding the amazing-ness of these characters. And second, because since the story encompasses two books and I am so in love with this story I am afraid I would ramble and give away some important spoiler and it would break my heart to take any of the awesome of experience of these books away from the reader!
So I am going to leave you with a few of my favorite lines in this book and I am going to say that if you don't mind your emotional love story a bit gritty and dark at times go get these books, I can honestly say you won't be disappointed, in fact I can pretty much guarantee you will be amazed how much you love it!
It seemed to Caleb, the nature of human beings revolved around one empirical truth: we want what we cannot have. for Eve, it was the fruit of the forbidden tree. For Caleb, it was Livvie.
He recalled the press of her lips against his scars. She kisses my scars and I create new ones for her.
"He used to talk to me at night. It was almost like the dark gave us permission to be ourselves, to put aside that he was my kidnapper, and the man responsible for all the terrible things that happened to me during the day. But you have to understand, for all that Caleb did, he protected me too, in his own ways. It could have been so much worse for me without Caleb."
LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT!!!!
on Nov. 13, 2012
Absolutely Amazing Story! I couldn't put it down!! Loved every crazy minute!!
- Man of the Year
on March 08, 2013
It seriously only took me a few minutes to fall in love with James and that love has grown through all the books in this series. Now really, James is the ultimate book boyfriend, in that I mean a bit too good to be true! We are talkin’ 6’5 hot, sexy, porn star who has given up the porn life for the love of his life Lola. He is an amazing lover, super in tune to what Lola needs and wants and is all about her pleasure before his own!! Oh, and did I forget to mention INCREDIBLY WELL endowed?? I know, I told ya right, total fantasy!! It does hurt that this is how I see him in my head, and he is even described as closely resembling my actual fantasy lover, Jason Momoa!!
Ok, now the down and dirty, no pun intended, on this yummy book! Man of the Year is actually book 5 in this series and if you have not read the first 4, you absolutely have to before you read this one. This is not as daunting a task as you might think since the first three are fairly short novella’s. They simply introduce us to James and Lola and being us into their wonderful relationship. James and Lola have been best friends since they were children but NEVER more than friends. Though James is crazy protective and Lola measures every guy up to James. Of course nobody measures up for either of them. It is not until the 4th, and finally full length book that they finally realize they belong together.
Prior to this though, James has worked his way sexually through the female population sexually and now finds himself in the porn industry as the newest up and coming star. Don’t get me wrong, James could not be a sweeter guy, he is kind, sensitive and never cruel, - he simply loves women!! All the while Lola has remained a virgin and could never quite understand why she couldn’t find a man she loved as much as James!!
Well duh?? They belong together, that’s why!!
Now that you are up to speed, let’s talk about Man of the Year!! In this story we find James and Lola together and enjoying their new found relationship, having LOTS of sex of course! We find them on their way to the Adult Entertainment Awards where James is up for the Man of the Year award, this is the big one, along with many other awards. The reason this is such a big deal is that James is getting out of the biz and his porn family is sad to see him go. That is all right with James though because he wants nothing more than Lola, PERIOD!
She teases me sometimes for how cautious I and careful I am with her, but I can’t help it. How else are you supposed to make love to an angel?
In this book we find James thrilled about giving up this life to start his life with Lola, he can’t imagine having sex with anyone but Lola but Lola being new on a whole to sex can’t imagine why or how James would want to give up all of the crazy, kinky things to simply have ‘regular sex’ with her!
Maybe it’s vanilla sex, but I’ve found that vanilla sex can be more fun than crazy sex if the person you’re doing it with is someone you love. You make me love vanilla, baby. It’s my favorite flavor now
James loves Lola with all of his heart and soul and he has to make her understand and believe that she is everything to him!! In this girl’s opinion, he does a MAGNIFICENT job!!!
on April 02, 2013
4 1/2 Stars!!
I am so glad that this book was recommended to me!! It is tragic and beautiful all wrapped in a HEA!! I really loved it, my only small complaint...it needed to be a little longer!! I really wanted to spend more time with these characters!!