Petals and Thorns
Jeffe Kennedy; ebook,
Published July 13th 2010 by Loose Id, LLC
In exchange for her father’s life, Amarantha agrees to marry the dreadful Beast and be his wife for seven days. Though the Beast cannot take Amarantha’s virginity unless she begs him to, he can and does take her in every other way. From the moment they are alone together, the Beast relentlessly strips Amarantha of all her resistance.
If Amarantha can resist her cloaked and terrifying husband, she gains his entire fortune and will be allowed to return to her family and a normal life. But the Beast seduces her at every turn, exposing, binding, tormenting, and pleasuring Amarantha until she no longer knows her own deepest desires.
Increasingly desperate to break the curse that chains his humanity, the Beast drives Amarantha past every boundary. But her desire for a normal life may jeopardize the love that will save them both.
Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play, BDSM theme and elements, dubious consent.
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And here we are with another steamy read 😀 Yes, today shall be the shameless indulgence day of reviewing, be afraid, be very afraid! *mwahahaha*
This time, we’re dealing with a BDSM erotic twist on a fairytale about a beauty and a beast; I will admit I have more fun reading these sorts of reads then others, they put this new and totally fun perspective on familiar things, sort of like growing up, all your stories and your tales become mature right alongside you, hm? 🙂
I had a lot of fun reading this, I won’t deny it 😀 The style of writing is different from other works of Jeffe Kennedy (and she is the writer, Jennifer Paris is her alias for writing this title), it’s more archaic as is the world where we’re taken to; I appreciated the fine tuning of the elements, they made the story flow well. The characters were interesting and thy had an intriguing chemistry.
I’ll admit I felt less magnetism between Amarantha and her Sir Beast then I did between other characters by the same writer; but I really appreciate her courage in trying out different styles and settings for her stories, and regardless of some aspects of one story or the other, you can bet Jeffe Kennedy knows how to write steamy power-play in a surprising and fresh way each time.
I personally didn’t click all the way with the characters, for some reason, but I had a whole lotta good time reading their story regardless. So I say, if you’re into BDSM and some quirky magic, give it a try, well worth your time.