BDSM, Erotic, Reviews, Romance, Urban-Fantasy

Unorthodox Therapy (The Unorthodox Trilogy, #1)

Release Date-June 30th 2016
Genre-Erotic BDSM Romance
Kindle Edition-370 pages

She was his boss at work and his submissive at all times.
LINA
I’d never noticed him before.
He was just a lonely, scared boy when I hired him.
I was too busy to notice the lust in his eyes.
Now I’m at his feet begging for every bit of pleasure and pain he’ll unleash on me.
THOMAS
She enthralled me.
Her body. Her mind. Her wicked laughter and unreadable eyes.
She was out of my league yet I knew what she longed for.
I only had two months to kill her nicotine addiction and make her crave me.
I’d use every trick I had to claim her as mine.

Unorthodox Therapy (The Unorthodox Trilogy, #1)Unorthodox Therapy by Lilah E. Noir

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


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🌟🌟🌟 1/2 STARS

 

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So Unorthodox Therapy By Lilah Noir was very much swings and roundabouts for me.
Some things I loved and others, well not so much.
Because of this, I struggled with my rating a wee bit.
The first half of this for me was definitely Four material, then much to my disappointment, the second half I struggled with, pulling this four down to a three for me.
So I have settled somewhere in the middle of these two ratings at a three 1/2.
So the plot goes that Lina, CEO of her own software company is desperately trying to ditch the old cancer sticks. (Cigs) (without much success, I might add.)
Enter Thomas Much younger than our lovely Lady Boss, eleven years to be precise, he sees something in Lina that she hasn’t even recognised herself, a submissive nature, now Thomas is all raring to cure Lina’s smoking addiction with very unconventional methods.
He’s had fantasies about his sexy boss for years and plans to replace it with a different habit, a craving for the kind of control only he can offer Lina as beloved and adored Pet.
Thomas & Lina entering into this partnership agree to keep their arrangement on the low. Lina is Thomas’s boss which makes it difficult to openly fraternise with each other outside of work, also the nature of their involvement as master and pet is something Lina really doesn’t want to advertise.
So what did I think of our leading Man & Lady?
Well, This is where some of my grievances start to rear their head.

We have Thomas, twenty-Five, a bit geeky in a sexy lovable way but also surprisingly to Lina a Dom in all his personal involvements. I found him an extremely affable character, very well liked by his co-workers and an all round nice guy.
I personally loved Thomas, I adored how human and unsure he could be, in my eyes this only made him seem so much more real A genuine, human persona behind the Dom mask.
This contrast to his Dom personality, made for intense sexy reading, the softness and humour towards his Sub only adding to Thomas’s very unique charm.
I suppose this is why I was so shocked when all hell broke loose and he broke all the rules and went Psycho on his pet.
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So Bar that one instance where Thomas went crazy with his jealousy, Our leading man tries to be a calm, methodical fun master.
And about that one episode, Thomas indulges in, A tantrum if you must call it something, well it really didn’t sit quite right with me.
I have read some extreme stuff over the years so I’m really not that shockable, but this occurrence, well it really smacked of abuse rather than control and humiliation, and I suppose that’s what made it so extreme in my eyes as it was quite tame in nature. I think this was because it didn’t seem quite consensual at all.
and the golden rule when it comes to kink is SAFE, SANE, CONSENSUAL.

Thankfully there is only this one scene from Thomas.
A bit like the Hulk ay! ANGRY!!!! You Wouldnt Like me when I’m angry!
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Lina, Well all I can say here is I really found It difficult to understand how she has got to the grand old age of 36 while still being completely naive about the so-called characters of others. Lina was a very hard woman to relate to, I really wouldn’t have blamed Thomas for dumping her irritating ass at all, that girl could seriously give you whiplash with her lack of trust and issues to commitment.
Personally, I am also seriously offended on Thomas’s behalf at Lina’s disbelief of His overall character. this is what I mean by lack of judgement and respect she says she loves him dearly but believes he would actually do awful things to her, WTF so not LOVE!!! Whatever has poor Thomas done Lina to make you lump him in such an unflattering category?
Also, D/S is all about the trust, there is no trust on Lina’s part for poor Thomas, she automatically thinks the worst of him every single time, when he’s done nothing to warrant this.

So what worked for me and what didn’t float my boat

1/ I loved the overall concept, the age-gap and boss status of lina and then the balance of power switching towards Thomas as the Dom outside of workplace was a stroke of genius, this really worked with Thomas although younger really holding his own.

2/ I found the added tension and angst was not needed and in my opinion detracted from the story.
There doesn’t always have to be DUH DUH DUH Moment!!!! sometimes simple is best.

3/ Lina was not a very nice character NO LIKEABILITY FOLKS!!

4/Without giving away any spoilers I think her reactions to her ” experience” we shall call it, with Seth, were was a little extreme, yeh I get it traumatising, but Lina was meant to be made of stronger stuff, I just found it a touch let’s add some drama here to Jazz it up a bit.

5/ Trust! Trust! Trust! THIS IS AIMED AT YOU LINA!!!!

6/I loved this until all the angst came into play, for me exploring the connection between these age gap lovers was intriguing, you don’t always need big plot swings to attract and connect with readers, simple concepts can work just as well.I would have much preferred unorthodox Therapy to continue more along this vein.

7/And finally those Red leather boots, OMG!!! The mind visuals these gave me, way hot!!! Fanning myself here folks, Kinky Boots for sure !!!
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So, in conclusion, I did enjoy this, It was very well written and the interaction between Lina and Thomas was off the hook in terms of the heat factor.
it just sometimes failed to connect with me and there were a few little niggles that bothered me some. Like not being able to stand Lina at all, Now, Thomas, I loved him, well most of the time, so overall in the grand scheme of things, this was a fascinating read that kept my interest and I would definitely recommend this to my fellow readers who like this type of genre.

So I have tried to be as fair as possible with this review, I will say that some of the initial D/S scenes between Lina and Thomas were some of my faves in as far as kink play is concerned,really hot and beautifully written, so when this worked for me it really pushed my buttons in all the right ways.
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I received a free Readers copy of Unorthodox Therapy By Lilah E. Noir from the author
This is my own personal opinion.

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Contemporary, Erotic, Reviews, Romance, Urban-Fantasy

Twisted Luck by Mia Downing

Release Date-April 7th 2017
Genre-Urban Fantasy
Kindle Edition-400 pages

When I told him to go to hell, I never realized it would be a trip for two.

All I wanted was luck—the good kind. I’d lost my job, a jerk hacked my bank account, and I caught my best friend screwing my fiancé. When stood up by my Internet date in a bar, I met the perfect man—tall, dark, and handsome in the most expensive suit. He was out of my league, but I didn’t want forever.

I barely remember the words he whispered under the veil of sin and seduction. I didn’t believe in Satan, God, Heaven or Hell. I thought he was kidding. A figment. A dream.

I was wrong. With one, breathless yes, my fate was sealed.

Businessman by day, demon by night, Leo Weston now owns my soul in exchange for good luck. Time is ticking as he works to secure my mother’s soul, too. Somehow, I have to take him down despite him being so damned gorgeous, glib, and devious. Will my gift of twisted luck be enough to save her and protect my heart?

Twisted LuckTwisted Luck by Mia Downing

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Twisted Luck was one of them reads where I’m slightly on the fence in regards to its characters It did keep my interest but there were just a few niggles that dragged it down a star for me.
This for me is more of an individual preference than a black mark for the book and this no way takes away from the flow of the writing as Twisted Luck was expertly written, It is just a personal opinion and might not be an issue for anyone else reading this.
So here we go, Olivia has had a string of bad luck, enter Leo WELL WELL!!! upon first meeting Leo as Oliva is drowning herself in tequila at a local bar I thought, here we go, real bad boy, won’t take no crap from no one yay my type of anti-hero this is going to be epic and here lies my problem, apart from the fact that Leo is an honest to god Demon and not just in the sack I found him just a bit, well, wussy. I wanted him to stand up to his kind of a dad Sam and stop wimping out, grow a pair you’re a demon for god’s sake.
I also didn’t think our Leo would have forgotten how to have a pee even if it has been years this is just something that you don’t forget and finally the use of the word the magic, it was the magic this, the magic that, it got a bit irritating after a bit, would have liked to see a different word occasionally maybe my powers or I would have even settled for Va Va Voom for a change rather than the magic.
now I have that out of the way I’m going to explain why you should read this. Twisted luck was apart from my above points a page turner. I may be slightly biased in regard to Leo as I prefer a slightly darker hero or in my case anti-hero to drool over, but if you like a more human hero this book is for you.
I really do get what Mia was trying to convey Our Demon Leo transforming into a more human version of himself in a way un-demonising Leo and showing a warmer more flawed version of him as he slowly learned what it was like to love and be loved by Olivia and also reside without the use of here we go lol THE MAGIC!!!!.
And this was accomplished and pulled off with finesse and humour so if you like stories where the girl redeems the guy and they live HEA then this is the book for you I passed a very enjoyable few hours immersed in this and that’s what Twisted Luck is Enjoyable and not too hard, an easy warm read that you can snuggle up with when you just want some R & R and some downtime.
I received an e-copy of this book free from NetGalley and this is my honest opinion.
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