Book Review: Trust by Jana Aston

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TRUST by Jana Aston

Series: Standalone
Published: November 8th 2016 by Rutherford Press
Language: English
Print Length: 193 pages
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Target Reader: Adult

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“Knock knock!”
“Um… Who’s there?”

Yeah. That was me, on my last date. Before you feel sorry for me
you should know that I was the one telling the jokes. Jokes as in
plural, because I didn’t stop with just one. Of course not.

Hi, I’m Chloe Scott. The most awkward single girl in the city.
But I’m going to get it together. I am.

I’m going to learn how to date like a grown up.
I’m going to have an orgasm not given to myself.
I’m going to fall in love and live happily ever after.

Right after I get out of this interrogation room.

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REVIEW BY ELLE

Jana Aston said this is the last book from WRONG series. I’m quite sad because it’s starting to get better. Everly’s friend, Chloe is the last person on this train who will meet her future someone. Surprisingly, I enjoyed it very much.

Chloe Scott must the most socially awkward person in the Philadelphia. She has numerous unsuccessful date journey. As a teacher for second grade, Chloe didn’t socialize much. Beside Everly, Sandra and Sophie are her friends. Misfortune from the last date, bring Chloe to the FBI agent, Boyd Gallagher whose apparently Sophie’s half-brother. From asking a favor to become his fake date? Why not, Chloe. This could be her dating lesson and she’s eager to learn from Boyd.

I think I’m 99% like Chloe. Awkward, but not adorkable. She is. When her anxiety came, she couldn’t stop talking, especially with her dry jokes. Ha ha ha… I also liked how pervert she is. I mean, she isn’t prude and open-minded with sexuality. Chloe is just a ordinary woman with cop fetish. She really loves crime TV series. And when she found Boyd, oh boy…

“We’re not doing anal,” I inform him. “Not with this,” I add,…
“Wait, was anal on the table?”
“I’m really curious about it,” I admit, “but not with that thing.” I nod at his monster dick.

Is Boyd too-good-to-be-true? Mostly yes. He seems suspicious at first when asked Sophie as his fake date. He’s a stranger to me even he’s close Sophie, I didn’t know much about him. But when Chloe is starting to ask about him, Boyd didn’t hesitant to answer. He’s very open person also cool as a cucumber. Maybe because he’s FBI agent? Even Boyd came from rich family, he isn’t a show-off. He works outside the family because he enjoy it. Another plus for him. There is no dirty laundry about him.

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I enjoyed their chemistry. Honestly, I’m envy them. Maybe Boyd is the only chance for Chloe to get a boyfriend. Their togetherness was delightful. I loved his sudden possessiveness; not as a control freak. It seems Chloe and Boyd is the least aggressive couple. When it came to sex, they’re really HOT. Complementing each other without over-the-top. They’re also like to do ‘sexy experiment’.

What am I doing when you’re thinking about me?”
“Anything. Everything. Sometimes you’re on your knees sucking me off. Sometimes you’re taking a shower while I watch.” Her chest rises. She likes that. “Sometimes I’m pulling your hair”—her eyes widen at that—“and sometimes you’re lying on my bed, asking me to come on your tits.”
“Would you do that?”…
“Do what?”
“Come on me.”
“Is that an invitation?”
“Yes.” She nods. “I want you to. I want to watch.”

The story was told from 2 POVs. I really adored both Chloe and Boyd. There is no drama. Just… let it flow. There is no pressure in their relationship. They’re very cool person. I know the sex came late, but I’m satisfied with the result. They’re need to develop feelings; not insta-everything. To make sure they’re really into each other. Overall, it was a great read and enjoyable until the end.

“Knock, knock.”
“Who’s there?”
“I love.”
“I love who?”
“I love you too.”
“It was pretty bad though.” His grip on me loosens. “Hold on while I text that to myself so I can remember it forever.”

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OVERALL RATING

4stars

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Book Review: Breathless Trilogy by Maya Banks

*** WARNING! This book is for ADULTS only or may be unsuitable for people under 21 years of age due to sexual content, graphic violence, and/or mature themes. Reader discretion is highly advised. If you are easily offended, then this book is not for you and please do not continue. ***

 
The series follows three billionaires—Gabe Hamilton, Jace Crestwell and Ash McIntyre—who are best friends and business partners. The men dominate both in the boardroom and in the bedroom. Each novel in the trilogy will explore the relationship of one of the men as he discovers the woman he will love.

Rush by Maya Banks

Series: Breathless #1
Published: February 5th 2013 by Berkley
Language: English
Print Length: 416 pages
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotica
Target Reader: Adult

Purchase here: Amazon US • B&NKobo • iBooks • Paperback • Boxed Set

Gabe, Jace, and Ash: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Gabe, it’s making one particular fantasy come true with a woman who was forbidden fruit. Now she’s ripe for the picking…

When Gabe Hamilton saw Mia Crestwell walk into the ballroom for his hotel’s grand opening, he knew he was going to hell for what he had planned. After all, Mia is his best friend’s little sister. Except she’s not so little anymore. And Gabe has waited a long time to act on his desires.

Gabe has starred in Mia’s fantasies more than once, ever since she was a teenager with a huge crush on her brother’s best friend. So what if Gabe’s fourteen years older? Mia knows he’s way out of her league, but her attraction has only grown stronger with time. She’s an adult now, and there’s no reason not to act on her most secret desires.

As Gabe pulls her into his provocative world, she realizes there’s a lot she doesn’t know about him or how exacting his demands can be. Their relationship is intense and obsessive, but as they cross the line from secret sexual odyssey to something deeper, their affair runs the risk of being exposed—and vulnerable to a betrayal far more intimate than either expected.

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REVIEW BY ELLE

Plus:
+ Great plot and fast paced.
+ INTENSE. SEXY. HOT.
+ Cheap thrills.

Minus:
– Mainstream hero.
– Too obedient submissive wannabe
– Failed to represent BDSM.

Overall: Maya Bank is still one of my recommendation for sexy erotica books. I’d love to recommend this for sexy billionaire fans but don’t expect much. 🙂

OVERALL RATING

3.5stars

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Fever by Maya Banks
Series: Breathless #2
Published: April 2nd 2013 by Berkley
Language: English
Print Length: 416 pages
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotica
Target Reader: Adult

Purchase here: Amazon US • B&NKobo • iBooks • Paperback • Boxed Set

Jace, Ash, and Gabe: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Jace, it’s a woman whose allure takes him completely by surprise…

Jace Crestwell, Ash McIntyre, and Gabe Hamilton have been best friends and successful business partners for years. They’re powerful, they’re imposing, they’re irresistibly sexy, and Jace and Ash share everything—including their women.

When they meet Bethany, Jace begins to feel things he’s never experienced before: jealousy, and a powerful obsession that threatens him, overwhelms him—and excites him beyond control.

Jace isn’t sharing Bethany—with anyone. He’s determined to be the only man in her life, and it’s jeopardizing a lifelong friendship with Ash. Bethany will be his and his alone. Even if it means turning his back on his best friend.

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REVIEW BY ELLE

Plus:
+ ???

Minus:
– NO TRUST (Emotionally abusive)
– Insta-love/lust
– Over posssive with jealousy
– Super stalker
– JASE IS SUPER CONTROL FREAK (Worse than G***)
– BETHANY FRUSTRATED ME in so many ways. Independent isn’t same with stupidity, woman!
– Slow dragging ass pace. It keeps moving in circles.

Overall: Such a disappointment. This book has power over me for my gloomy mood -_- so much negativity! 2 stars because I BARELY MADE IT ALIVE!

OVERALL RATING

2stars

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Burn by Maya Banks
Series: Breathless #3
Published: August 6th 2013 by Berkley
Language: English
Print Length: 353 pages
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotica
Target Reader: Adult

Purchase here: Amazon US • B&NKobo • iBooks • Paperback • Boxed Set

Ash, Jace, and Gabe: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Ash, it’s the woman who changes everything he’s ever known about dominance and desire…

When it comes to sex, Ash McIntyre has always explored his wilder side — extreme and uncompromising. He demands control. And he prefers women who want it like that. Even the women he’s shared with his best friend, Jace.

But Jace is involved with a woman he has no intention of sharing. And now even Gabe has settled into a relationship with a woman who gives him everything he needs, leaving Ash feeling restless and unfulfilled.

Then Ash meets Josie, who seems immune to his charms and his wealth. Intrigued, he begins a relentless pursuit, determined she won’t be the one who got away. He never imagined the one woman to tell him no would be the only woman who’d ever drive him to the edge of desire.

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REVIEW BY ELLE

Plus:
– Steamy.
– A little suspense in the final.
– Better than Gabe and Jase.
– Finally, it’s done!

Minus:
– Almost the same like Jase. Too Cinderella syndrome.
– Insta lust and love.
– Another failed BDSM.
– Too stalker-ish.
– Pussy-whipped hero :p

Overall: This is the last book from Breathless Trilogy. It didn’t leave me breathless but brainless. It was so dumb and empty. Finished with disappointment and surprised that I finished all the books. Once again, an okay read for Cinderella syndrome romance with steamy sex by powerful and not-really-dominant man.

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OVERALL RATING

3stars

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ARC Review + Excerpt & Giveaway: Fling by Jana Aston

*** WARNING! This book is for ADULTS only or may be unsuitable for people under 21 years of age due to sexual content, graphic violence, and/or mature themes. Reader discretion is highly advised. If you are easily offended, then this book is not for you and please do not continue. ***

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Today we have Fling by Jana Aston, a sexy romantic comedy that releases today!! Grab your copy and enter Jana’s giveaway today!


Fling: a novella by Jana Aston

Series: Standalone
Published: November 1st 2016 by Rutherford Press
Language: English
Print Length: 74 pages
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotica
Target Reader: Adult

Ebook: Amazon US • Amazon UK • B&N • Kobo • iBooks

Fling is a STANDALONE novella – about 80 pages

I have a crush on my boss’ best friend.
At least it’s not my brother’s best friend.
Or my best friend’s brother.
Or… never mind. It’s all pretty cliche.

And worse? My boss’ best friend is his business partner.
Which sort of makes him my boss too.
Okay – it’s not sort of. It’s definite. Gabe Laurent is off limits. Totally off limits.

Which is fine. I make do with my imagination. He’ll never know. Ever.
Unless my work bestie passes me an eighties-style teen movie sex quiz
during a meeting and I fill it out.

And it ends up in Gabe’s hands…

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REVIEW BY ELLE

Oh my oh my oh my… Gabe! Wait… do you still remember Sawyer Camden, the rich stalker businessman from Wrong who is in love with a college student, Everly? Yes, this is a story about his executive assistant, Sandra. As much as I hate her boss’, Sandra’s story is sooo much better.

Sandra Adams works her ass off and stay professional even she has secret crush with with her boss’ best friend-slash-business partner, Gabe Laurent. He’s such a wet dream for Sandra and impossible to reach. Unexpectedly, Gabe feel the same towards Sandra. He always watch her from afar but still questioning for go for it or not. But when the chance came and Gabe took it.

As a executive assistant for CEO, Sandra always do her job flawlessly to please her boss. She’s my kind of a girl. Ordinary, hardworking, independent and doesn’t really care about boys except for Gabe. The truth, Sandra is quite submissive around him. I noticed she’s often blushing and blabbering which is cute. I feel you, woman. It’s normal when you have crush with someone.

Fuck me, this girl. She evokes something in me. I want to take this weight of shyness off her shoulders. I want to strip her bare, run my hands over every inch of her until she abandons the blushing and begs me for more. I want to touch her everywhere, find out what makes her back arch and her toes curl, to see what she looks like when she comes. For me.

Nothing special on Gabe. On his thirty-five, he acts like he should. He didn’t really romanticize. He’s also great in bed. Finally, when they’re on casual fling, he feels something. But he knows Sandra is kind of woman who wants real relationship. A little miscommunication happened but they’re quickly repair it. *cough* Still, my favorite scene is in the office. *cough*
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I have some minor complaints, though. I wish this could be longer than a novella. Their relationship has potential to be more. Yeah, the title is FLING, maybe that’s why. I wish Sandra could be more firm around Gabe. She always said ‘Yes’ to everything. I just wanna Gabe has more struggle to get her; not only by jealousy. Gabe even didn’t sweat a bit to have her. Hmph. As you know how much I hate OTT drama, this has none. They didn’t over-exaggerating everything and I liked it. Short and sweet office romance with naughty spices.

“Women are complex creatures, Gabe. They think it means something when a man takes his sweet-ass time asking her on a date. They think it means you’re just interested in the sex.”

OVERALL RATING

4stars

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Excerpt from FLING by Jana Aston

“What do you think of Sandra?” I ask Sawyer as I snag a signed baseball from a display case along the far wall of his office. I settle into one of the guest chairs across his desk and toss the ball over my head before catching it again.

He’s reviewing something on his monitor and he pauses at my question and turns his attention to me. “You know she’s the best executive assistant I’ve ever had. Do you need her help with something? I thought you were happy with Preston?”

Somehow human resources only assigns me gay men or women old enough to have birthed me. I suspect that’s on direct orders from Sawyer. Dick.

I give the ball another toss and catch. “No, I meant, what do you think of Sandra as a woman?”

“I don’t,” Sawyer says, narrowing his eyes at me.

“She’s got a thing for me,” I say.

“She doesn’t,” Sawyer says dismissively and taps the mouse on his desk, intent on ignoring me.

“She does,” I insist. “She’s always looking at me.”

“Maybe she thinks you’re an idiot.”

That’s a distinct possibility. I’ve never been quite sure. Most of the time she ducks her head and calls me Mr. Laurent as she scurries past. It fucking turns me on, but I’m not sure if it turns her on or if she honestly just thinks I’m an asshole.

“I think she’s dating someone in marketing,” Sawyer adds while tapping on his keyboard, engrossed with whatever’s on the screen in front of him.

“They broke up over the summer,” I say confidently, leaning back in the chair and tossing the ball a little further in the air.

“How do you know that?” Sawyer stops typing and crosses his arms across his chest. He doesn’t look pleased with my knowledge of Sandra’s dating life; I think he views her like the little sister he never had. “What could you possibly want to do with Sandra anyway?”

I catch the ball as my brows raise in disbelief. “You need me to spell it out for you, buddy?” I lean forward in the chair and adopt a serious tone. “Sometimes, when two people are attracted to each other, they enjoy taking their clothing off together so they can—”

“Shut up,” Sawyer interrupts. “She’s not really your type.”

“Beautiful?” I question.

“Sweet,” he replies.

She is sweet, he’s right about that. I think about the paper burning a hole in my pocket and wonder again if it was hers. I’d like it to be hers. I think sweet Sandra has a hidden dirty side, and I’d really like to uncover it.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jana Aston is the New York Times bestselling author of WRONG. She quit her super boring day job to whip up more books and is hoping that was not a stupid idea. In her defense, it was a really boring job.

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ARC Review & Giveaway: For The Billionaire’s Pleasure by Carmen LaBohemian

*** WARNING! This book is for ADULTS only or may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to sexual content, graphic violence, and/or mature themes. Reader discretion is highly advised. If you are easily offended, then this book is not for you and please do not continue. ***


For The Billionaire’s Pleasure by Carmen LaBohemian
Series: Standalone
Expected publication: September 6th 2016 by Dark Rose Publisher
Language: Indonesian
Print Length: 200 pages
Genres: Erotica, Contemporary Romance
Target Reader: Adult

Paperback: Hubungi online shop terdekat.

The Billionaire’s Virgin Maid

Amy selalu mengagumi Jake dari jarak aman karena ia tidak ingin terlibat dalam masalah. Tapi, masalah datang menghampirinya ketika pria itu menuduhnya telah mencuri. Sekarang, Amy harus melakukan apapun yang diinginkan Jake supaya ia tidak berakhir di penjara.

Punished by the Billionaire

Dana mencintai Axel, itu dulu. Tapi ia membencinya sekarang, terlebih karena Axel bertekad untuk menyulitkan hidupnya. Namun, demi menolong kekasih barunya, ia bersedia menemui pria itu sekali lagi dan membuat kesepakatan dengan milyuner angkuh tersebut – menghabiskan satu malam dengan mantan kekasihnya itu.

Bred by the Billionaire

Max membutuhkan pewaris untuk memenuhi permintaan aneh kakeknya. Di sisi lain, ada Evelyn yang seumur hidupnya telah bermimpi untuk keluar dari lingkaran kemiskinan yang menjeratnya. Ketika tawaran itu datang, ia menyambarnya tanpa pikir panjang. Merelakan dirinya disewa oleh seorang milyuner kaya tidaklah seburuk bayangannya akan masa depan yang suram.

Sold to the Billionaire

Menjual diri? Letty bahkan tidak pernah memikirkannya. Tapi, ketika ibunya terjerat utang-utang yang bahkan tidak ingin ia ketahui asalnya, Letty terpaksa melakukan tindakan drastis. Seperti misalnya, melelang keperawanannya kepada para milyuner kaya yang tidak segan-segan mengeluarkan segepok uang untuk bersenang-senang.

The Billionaire’s Sexy Assistant

Bagi Aline, mabuk adalah bencana buatnya. Tapi, ia tetap melakukan ketololan tersebut dan berakhir dengan tidur bersama atasannya. Aline bertekad menyebutnya sebagai kesalahan satu malam dan berharap mereka kembali seperti awal. Hanya sayang, Oscar tidak berpendapat demikian. Kini, Aline membutuhkan segenap kendali dirinya agar tetap mampu bersikap seperti seorang asisten pribadi yang profesional.

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Pertama kalinya membaca kumpulan cerita pendek menjadi satu buku. Isinya ga pake lama and to the point. Yang jelas semuanya berakhir bahagia dan ngga muluk2. Namanya juga cerita kumpulan cerita pendek? Cocok dibaca kalau sedang iseng dan butuh ‘kehangatan’ hohoho…

The Billionaire’s Virgin Maid
★★★★ 4 STARS – Why? Salah satu cerita favorite saya. Sebelumnya sudah baca di wattpad dan suka. Tokoh utamanya, Jake dan Amy sudah punya koneksi sejak awal jadi ngga butuh waktu lama untuk bersama. Uhuk… walau cara Jake termasuk desperate yang penting sama2 mau deh.

Punished by the Billionaire
★★★★ 4 STARS – Why? Paling favorite entah kenapa. Axelnya sangat dominan, licik dan mesum. Dana yang rada oon dan malu2 tapi mau juga buat gemes. Salah satu pasangan yang sudah punya koneksi sebelumnya tapi gagal karena salah paham.

Bred by the Billionaire
★★ 2 STARS – Why? Paling ngga suka cerita satu ini. Evelyn terlalu polos dan oon karena dari desa. Secara ngga langsung agak ‘penjualan’ terselubung. Max yang kelewat horny terlalu kayak robot sama Evelyn karena waktu mereka cuma di ranjang dan kejer setoran. Sigh.

Sold to the Billionaire
★★ 2 STARS – Why? Salah satu cerita yang kurang menarik dan bosen banget. Ngantuk bok. Cerita kek gini sih udah pernah nemu sebelumnya tapi pembawaan Letty yang terlalu penurut (another robot) membuat ga menarik. Sekali lagi, cuma diceritakan adegan ranjang aja. Kurang ada backgroundkuat antara Letty dan si mysterious buyer. Endingnya rada bleh.

The Billionaire’s Sexy Assistant
★★★ 3 STARS – Why? Cerita biasa ala kantor tapi gimana rasanya kalau sampai berakhir di kamar hotel dengan si bos? Yah, itu perasaan Aline. Antara galau tapi mau. Oscar tetep kekeh ngejer Aline karena dia pede si cewe juga memiliki perasaan yang sama. Walau tarik ulurnya rada bosenin, not bad lah.

Pastikan bahwa buku ini memang selera anda dengan banyaknya konten dewasa dan adegan ranjang. Semuanya mendapatkan happy ending. Sekali lagi, semua balik ke selera. Don’t take it seriously, ladies. Stay safe and have fun! ♥

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OVERALL RATING

3stars

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3 Winners – Signed Personalized Paperback by Carmen LaBohemian

Periode: 27 September – 2 Oktober 2016 | Open to INDONESIA residents only.

Hmm.. Apa yah rasanya menjadi simpanan seorang Sheikh yang tampan dan kaya? Lalu, bagaimana rasanya berhubungan dengan para Billionaire yang kaya raya namun memiliki kekurangan? Seperti apa pasangan hidup yang akhirnya mereka dapatkan? Jangan kuatir, untuk menjawab semua pertanyaan itu Carmen LaBohemian menyediakan 3 (tiga) buku bertanda tangan langsung dengan nama pemenang In Lust with Books yang bisa didapatkan 3 (tiga) orang beruntung.

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  4. Jawab pertanyaan berikut: Tuliskan favorite scene (boleh yang sudah jadi buku/masih wattpad) pada karya Carmen LaBohemian beserta judulnya. Jika belum pernah membaca, cukup tulis alasan kamu ingin memenangkan giveaway ini.
    Dan jangan lupa cantumkan buku yang diinginkan, The Sheikh’s Mistress atau For The Billionaire’s Pleasure.
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ARC Review: The Sheikh’s Mistress by Carmen LaBohemian

*** WARNING! This book is for ADULTS only or may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to sexual content, graphic violence, and/or mature themes. Reader discretion is highly advised. If you are easily offended, then this book is not for you and please do not continue. ***


The Sheikh’s Mistress by Carmen LaBohemian

Series: Standalone
Published: May 30th 2016 by Dark Rose Publisher
Language: Indonesian
Print Length: ??? pages
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Indie
Target Reader: Adult

Paperback: Novelas Garden atau hubungi online shop terdekat.

Menjadi wanita simpanan bukanlah bagian dari impianku…

Tapi entah sejak kapan, hal itu tak lagi menjadi penting. Aku hanya tahu bahwa aku berhenti memikirkannya. Batasan itu telah mengabur.

Aku adalah jenis wanita yang disebut sebagai pelacur para pria kaya. Sesederhana itu. Jenis wanita yang memanfaatkan kecantikannya untuk menjerat pria ke tempat tidur dan merogoh kantong mereka untuk sececap kemewahan.

Ini tidak terdengar seburuk itu, sungguh. Apalagi ketika aku menerima nasibku dan memainkan peranku dengan baik. Tak ada yang tak bisa kudapatkan. Kemewahan, kekayaan, ketenaran dan juga seks yang luar biasa.

Ya, seks yang luar biasa.

Bersama pria itu. Pria Arab yang memiliki tubuh tinggi besar yang membuat jantungku berdesir setiap kali kami berdekatan, kulit tembaga eksotisnya membuatku berfantasi tentang hal-hal yang membuatku membara panas seketika. Rambut hitam legamnya, mata cokelat emas tajamnya dan kesempurnaan fisik selayaknya milik para bangsawan Arab membuatku tak mampu berkutit di hadapannya.

Salah pria itu, jika pada akhirnya aku berubah menjadi wanita maniak seks. Bersamanya, sekali tidak akan pernah cukup. Lalu aku membuat kesalahan tolol. Jenis kesalahan yang tidak seharusnya kulakukan terhadap pria yang membayarku demi memuaskannya di tempat tidur.

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Ini sebenarnya hutang ARC yang belum lunas sejak 3 bulan lalu karena permasalahan pribadi. So sorry bwt pengarangnya baru bisa di post sekarang. Nantikan giveaway untuk para readers yah! 🙂

Well, sepertinya aku sudah lupa nulis review bahasa Indonesia. Hahaha… Kidding. The Sheikh’s Mistress ini adalah buku ke-2 yang aku baca dari Carmen LaBohemian. Pertama, aku ngga begitu pengen baca ini. Why? Karena kupikir ini genre Historical dan aku jarang banget baca buku tentang interracial. Untuk taraf penulis lokal made in Indonesia, buku ini cukup berkesan walau tidak memberikan efek WOW. Penasaran?

Dilihat dari tokoh, yah sangat biasa. Kristabel Moore layaknya wanita biasa yang mencari harapan menjadi model di kota besar berujung menjadi simpanan seorang Sheikh. Eits, Kareem Al-Akhtar bukan Sheikh biasa; memiliki gelar bangsawan dan harta berlimpah. Wanita mana yang tidak mau bersamanya. Tidak banyak yang bisa diketahui dari sisi Kareem yang dimana dia selalu bekerja di luar jam bersama simpanannya. Adegan ranjang antar Kareem dan Kristabel bisa dibilang sangat panas dan tak terlupakan 😉

Sebenarnya konflik mudah ditebak namun aku menunggu kejutan yang dapat diberikan oleh pengarang. Perjodohan dan kehamilan mendadak. Yah, sangat standard. Kita semua pasti tau apa yang terjadi pada simpanan? Ya, Kareem ‘membuang’ Kristabel karena perjodohan yang dipaksa ayahnya. Aku lebih memilih tokoh mandiri; yang tidak terikat keluarga karena family means drama.

Aku tidak dapat menemukan kelebihan dari Kristabel. Dia seperti layaknya wanita jatuh cinta yang tidak bisa move on. Apakah Kareem adalah cinta pertamanya? Tidak dijelaskan. Yang jelas Kristabel ini cinta banget sama si Sheikh; entah dari sisi mana. Padahal cuma dateng buat ‘bermalam’ aja. Anyaway, Kareem memang pantes dijuluki si Brengsek karena perilakunya yang suka-suka. Dia sendiri tidak dapat mengontrol dirinya dan selalu horny ketika bersama Kristabel. Whew…

Dan benar saja, kejadian ‘habis manis sepah dibuang’ tidak terelakkan. Aku tidak suka sikap egois Kareem sampai akhir cerita. He demands the forgiveness yang sebenarnya belum layak dia dapatkan. Sepertinya redeemable points untuk Kareem sangat terlambat dan berkesan terburu-buru. Seketika dia ingin mengenal lebh dekat Kristabel. Beh! Mending belajar pdkt ulang deh. (Ini cowo paling PD se-jagad raya. Dia pikir dunia berotasi cuma buat dia? Hell no!) *asah golok*

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Jadi, aku rasa 3* bintang cukup lah buat cerita yang biasa dengan bumbu ranjang yang HAWT untuk taraf lokal. Jelek? Ngga begitu. Penulis masih memiliki harapan untuk buku selanjutnya. As always, tolong perhatian SPOK dan konjungsi. Agak pusing karena suka ga nyambung. Trus di tengah bab, masa ada tulisan italic semua? Ngeqqq. Ceritanya sih ngga kosong, cuma buatku biasa banget. Tokoh Kareem dan Kristabel juga kurang berasa perjuangannya dan seakan-akan semudah itu. Recommend? Selera orang kan beda. Kalau suka bumbu drama, adegan panas dan pria tamfan kelakuan brengsek, yah boleh dicoba deh.

**ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**

OVERALL RATING

3stars

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