Monday, October 27, 2014

ARC REVIEW: Exposed by Fate (Serve #2) by Tessa Bailey

Title/Series: Exposed by Fate | Serve #2
Author: Tessa Bailey
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Published: October 27th 2014
Format: eARC | Pages: 226
Genre: Adult, Erotica, BDSM
Source: Publisher
★★★★★ (5/5) Stars!!!

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A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

He’ll train her to lure another man. She’ll lure him instead.

When interior designer Eliza Ballas accompanies a friend to New York’s premier BDSM club, she’s taken aback by the sheer want that overruns her body—especially when a sexy Brit assumes Eliza is adept at dark, sensual arts. If she’s going to play, she’ll need an erotic education, and she knows just the man to teach her how to submit…

Oliver Preston isn’t one to turn down pleasure, but Eliza’s his sister’s best friend, and he’s torn between a sense of duty and his rock-hard need to find out if she tastes as delicious as he’s dreamed. Unable to handle thought of another man owning her body, he draws Eliza deep into his world of exquisite pain and pleasure.  He has three lessons to instruct her. Three lessons to drive them both to the brink of ecstasy. And three lessons before he must give her to another man...if he doesn’t lose himself first.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. In no way did this sway either my review or my rating!

Having read the first book in this series last month there was one character that had caught my eye and had me intrigued and wanting to know more about him. The main character's brother, Oliver. He had this rouge-ish, playboy air about him even with the brief moments he was on the pages that had me grinning and hoping that one of these days he'd have a book all of his own. Imagine my extreme delight to get a copy of Exposed by Fate earlier this month. Oh yes, there were squeals of absolute glee. I couldn't wait to get my hands on know what I mean.

I thought I had enjoyed Caroline and Jonah's story but it has nothing on Oliver and Eliza's. Oliver even had my eyes fill up with tears on more than one occasion. He's never been very passionate about anything, except maybe women, which he tended to go through a lot of. He never really felt like he fit in within his own family, like he was an outcast. It manifested into his playboy lifestyle. Even when reading his sister Caroline's book, when he wasn't being taken seriously and sort of treated as the family joke in a sense.... my heart hurt for this guy. So you throw me into his head and it multiplies beyond belief. Seeing him become so defeated to the point where he didn't even think he was worthy of Eliza and would only bring her down absolutely broke my heart. I love this guy! He cooks for Eliza and freaking feeds her! I think my ovaries exploded. And then when Eliza refers to this look he often gives her that screams babe-I'm-inside-you-already....yeah forget it. I'm done for.

Okay, one second while I step back and remind myself a few times that there's more to this book than just Oliver Preston. I think...

I was so excited for this story to be about both Oliver and Eliza. There were these vibes I was feeling from them in Owned by Fate that I couldn't wait to explore. Plus I already started to like Eliza by that point. She's smart and confident and together. Well, except when it comes to her sex life...which doesn't exist. I loved how she was more on the innocent side yet knew she wanted more and when she attempted to go after it and try something new she chickens out...until she runs into Oliver. They compliment and challenge each other and their chemistry is intense in ways I can't even begin to explain.

As if you couldn't tell by all that nonsense and rambling I'm sort of in love with this book. It blows the first book out of the water and has me itching to read more by Tessa Bailey...asap! It's sweet and unbelievably steamy and it stomped all over my heart towards the end in the best way possible. It really had me feeling everything. I want more, I want to read it again and savor every last word and detail.

Sigh. Okay I swear I'm done fangirling now...

Thanks Entangled Publishing for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book!!

1 comment:

  1. Sigh. I need this book. So badly. I know I should wait until my birthday next weekend, but... I might have to buy an early present for myself! :D I can't wait to read this and I'm even MORE excited because of how much you loved it!