This book comes down to personal taste. It is well wrote with terrific character voices. It has a lot of kinky steamy along with a fair amount of "aww" moments. If you like your heroes very alpha and possessive, then you should definitely give this book a try.
For me, it was 3 Stars.
Personal Taste --
I've read my share of BDSM books, but this one had some scences that A) didn't settle right with me, or B) or just wasn't my thing. Don't get me wrong, this book had a rather large amount of panty melting moments. A lot of which, I was very pro- Sevastyan and his sexy, alpha self. But the club scene just felt over-the-top and not exactly "in character" for Sevastyan. There was other moments that I felt Natalie should have walked away. Sevastyan came off scary and possessive, which I can usually handle, but it was almost to the point of being toxic. It just didn't add up or work for me.
But there was some really great moments.
Natalie's father was an awesome additional character. His trust and relationship with Sevastyan opened a deeper view of both characters. And I liked seeing Sevastyan's genuine loyalty. But seeing him interact and build a relationship with Natalie was hilarious and heartwarming.
Sevastyan's Warm Side. When he was being sweet to Natalie, I melted into a puddle on the floor. Knowing parts of his past and his profession, it warmed me to see him act so caring and compassionate.
Natalie being relatable. Being in my twenties, I found Natalie's: grad school life, friends, G.N.O, job crunch, curiosity about her father, and voice all believable. And loved her and her best friend's motto of : ABC -- Always Be Crazier. It had me cracking up.
The plot was adventurous and fast paced. The setting shifts a lot and the drama seemed to always be on simmer. Add in all the sexual tension, and this book was not lacking in keeping my attention.
Even though there was moments that weren't for me, it was still a fast-paced, steamy, laugh out loud funny, emotional and heartbreaking read. This story is anything but conventional, but raw and possessive.
*Thanks to NetGalley and Gallery Books for providing this copy in exchange for an honest review.