Jan 21, 2017
***NOT FOR READERS UNDER 18. THIS BOOK CONTAINS DARK AND TRIGGERING MATERIAL****
Author: Scott MacKenzie
Publisher: Metal Blonde Books
Format: eBookPublication Date: January 16, 2017
Overall:4 out of 5 stars.
A STANDALONE FULL-LENGTH EROTIC ROMANCE – NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART
Enigmatic, wealthy and wickedly handsome, Jack Willow is more than just a talented musician.
He’s a man with a sordid past.
And a man of many dark secrets.
When he meets a seemingly innocent girl by the name of Leah, he pulls her into a secret sexual world, a world that will both test their limits and bring them together.
But Leah is not who she seems.
Neither is Jack.
TRIGGER WARNING: This book contains the POV of a very abrasive male protagonist. There are RAW and explicit scenes of sexual nature, including dubious consent, menage, BDSM-style situations, coarse language, etc and this book is NOT intended for sensitive readers. It gets DARK, it gets weird. There are a lot of crazy sexual scenes and situations. As dark and twisted as this tale is though, it is still a love story. IF you can handle all of that, read on, and thank you for reading!
Special Note: The first half of this book was previously published as “House of Sin” by pen name Vince Stark. It has since been re-edited and is now combined with the second half to make Sex, Love and Rock n’ Roll.
Well they weren’t kidding when they said this book was erotica. It is full of sex, and that is kind of the point I guess. The main character suffers from a sex addiction and so it is definitely a main theme within the book. That being said, I did still enjoy it, even if I skimmed the sex scenes. It should be noted that they were well-written, I can only handle so much, so that ends up being a reader flaw, not one of the books. Many people may have heard about this book since the author’s wife is Karina Halle, and I will tell you if you go in expecting to read something with her writing style you will be disappointed. Scott Mackenzie is a great writer, but his style is all his own. This reads very differently so please be aware of that. Now on to the full review.
I really enjoyed the main character. Jack Willow, former rockstar, is abrasive and takes what he wants with no apologies, that being said he is not cruel he just knows what he likes. When he meets Leah, she ticks all of the boxes and has an air of mystery that he finds intriguing. Turns out Leah is not completely innocent, and she’s out to learn what she likes. This leads to alot of exploration and smexy scenes while they learn about each other. The scenes have a very raw feel to them, and you’ll probably find yourself wishing your significant other was around.
The plot of the book was also interesting. The beginning read like the start of a romance novel, there is nothing else going on but Jack and Leah figuring out they are really into each other and might want to make that permanent. The book then takes an odd turn into mystery land. The middle of the book springs several surprises on you about both Jack and his business. The surprises do make the book feel like there is a deeper meaning, and it ups the ante for the storyline.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. There were a few things that kept me out of it, there were some tense changes that were hard to get past. Switching from past to present within the same paragraph for instance. I think that’s something that tighter editing would eliminate as the bones of the story were amazing. I would give it 4 out of 5 stars.
4/5 – An Enjoyable Read, Well Written
**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**
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