I received this book for free from NetGalley.com in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Published by Penguin on 2015-09-01
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, Romance
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Some secrets should only be shared in the dark.
Jonah and Vivienne’s erotic bond—living out raw scenarios of captivity and force—began as no-strings sex between strangers who shared the same desires. Now the intimacy between them is turning into love, but it’s a love built on fantasies so extreme that exploring them makes guilt inescapable. But the risks they're taking are far more dangerous than they'd imagined.
A stalker is terrorizing the city, and one of Jonah’s ex-lovers names him as a potential suspect to the police. Standing by a man under suspicion could cost Vivienne everything. But when Jonah’s stepfather takes advantage of the scandal to seize control of the Marks family fortune, Vivienne is drawn into her lover’s broken family and twisted past. Only then will she learn how dark the truth really is...
It’s over… *sigh* … It’s really over… unless we can talk her in to letting us see them again Jonah and Vivienne’s story is over.. *SOBS*
As I work to come to terms with the fact that there isn’t another story of theirs coming out I have to share what I thought of this one. We get more of the people surrounding our pair in this story but we also finally get to see Jonah completely… YAY!!!
Vivienne still has a messed up family who choose to believe that she went after her rapist and that she wasn’t raped. I mean who cares as long as the facade is kept. I mean who cares that you chose to ignore her when she did try to say something and when he basically admitted it when Jonah stood up for her. She’s not being honest right??? Right??? I mean I wish we didn’t have to deal with them at all in this book but it did help finally let her see that nothing was going to change and as much as she adores her niece there comes a time when she has to do what is healthy for her. I felt for Vivienne in this story as at the beginning she has to take a stand (I must say BRAVA) and let Jonah know she wants it all or nothing. She also proves her worth by standing up for him when everything looks bleak and standing up for them when he falters. She gets her strength completely back in this book and finally comes to terms with something that her therapist has been trying to get to all along. I enjoyed seeing her grow as the story went on and finding a healthy balance in her mental state.
Jonah… my dear tortured Jonah. I adored him in this even when I wanted to scream at him. He’s such a good man under all of his issues there is a general goodness that the years of torment cannot touch. I loved seeing his family other than his stepdad and how hard they all work to bring the asshole down. He’s right when he wants more than just the games with Vivienne and what he does to work towards a completely healthy relationship shows he’s in it for all the right reasons. He has a long way to go to come to terms with his own past but I think he’s in good hands with Vivienne and her therapist. This story also underscored how easy it is to take things out of context and twist them in to something that makes someone look evil or depraved.
The side-story of abusive relationships made me sad and I was glad to see him starting to heal from going down that path. *I’m not saying who cause I think it helps the story not to say who* This also makes me want his story and see him find his match. I’d also like to see our loved alcoholic get his one and only but hey I’m greedy… LOL