Type: Erotic Contemporary Romance
My Copy: Sent
“No holds barred. No mercy. No going back “
Warning: Time to put the kidding aside. Although 100% consensual between a husband and wife, this book contains violent sex that, in some scenes, will appear forced. Readers sensitive to rape scenarios should proceed with caution…
Throughout their eight-year marriage, U.S. Air Force Captain Liam Dash Christiansen and his wife, Sunita, stayed strong through long separations. However Sunny s new job as a high-profile legal advisor puts a severe strain on their enduring bond.
Her abrupt announcement that she wants a divorce is like a missile to Dash s gut but her confession that she s met another man is what unleashes his shocking passion. Sunny is surprised and nearly repulsed by her body s reaction to Dash s animalistic attempt at complete possession. That doesn’t stop her from craving more.
With Sunny s whispered approval, their sex life explodes. Not only does Dash s aggression tap into dark fantasies, she s hopeful that now, “at last,” she ll get what she s always wanted from her devil-may-care, don t-give-a-damn husband. Something honest and candid. Something real.
Yet fiery, carnal encounters won t heal two long-broken hearts. Their bodies are finally speaking the same forbidden language, but it will take more than taboo desires to learn each other for the first time and to save a marriage that s only just begun.
After reading this book I need to make this clear right off the bat. Do NOT read this book if you can’t handle intense violent sex (consensual) and rape fantasies. Believe me when I say this, step away. Don’t read it knowing these things set you off and then complain about them later. The book comes with a warning for a reason..please take it into account before picking this one up.
Sunny wants a divorce. She’s waited around far to long for Dash to get his mind together and yet after years of marriage he still withholds a part of himself from her. He’s closed off. Distant. Working across the country and only coming home every so often awarded her the distance physically and she’s ready to take the next step in ending her marriage.
Faced with the fact that his wife wants to leave him, Dash quickly realizes he isn’t quite so ready to stop fighting for her. Knowing there is another man waiting in the wings to take his place makes him snap and what follows is an extremely violent sexual encounter that leaves both of them shaking with the realization that they have been hiding their true sexual nature. Knowing he doesn’t have much time to win her back Dash agrees to her deepest darkest fantasies and realizes they are his as well. Domination. Force.
Ok….I liked this one! I think the author(s) did an amazing job with a sexual fantasy that some people find difficult to fathom. Katie Porter is no stranger to pushing the limits (asphyxiation fetish, HELLO) in her past books in this series so I wasn’t surprised to find out this one involved the controversial rape fantasy. It’s a fantasy I find intriguing and more about the need for dominance between two consensual adults then the actual act of sex. More about knowing that while you can indulge in your fantasy that the other person will never truly hurt you. Complete and utter trust in your partner. It. Was. Hot.
Past all the sex though was a story that the author(s) did justice to. Sunny has to come to terms with the fact that while Dash did hold parts of himself at a distance he couldn’t be totally blamed for the state of their marriage. It takes two people continuously working to keep a marriage going and Sunny had dropped the ball just as much as Dash did. I enjoyed how they came together, picked up the pieces and tried to re-learn themselves to save the love that they had lost.
Dash is about the sexiest man EVER. Gah, every time I think about him I get the shivers. His goofy joking demeanor with friends hides his true dark nature to take what he wants from Sunny, anytime, anywhere. He finds letting loose with her releases more then just his sexual needs but instead it helps him to find the man he truly wants to be. Figuring out that he’s been unhappy with his life for a long time but that Sunny was never part of his problems though he’s been punishing her for them for years. I loved how he was willing to do anything to save his marriage and he goes out of his way to make Sunny see it as well.
Katie Porter is an AMAZING author and has become an auto read for me. I simply adore this series with its conflicted, sexy men willing to take the risks to get what they want. I couldn’t put this one down! Emotionally charged awesomeness!
I give Hard Way by Katie Porter 4.75 stars!