Published: April 23, 2012
Format: eBook (Review)
Series: Carte Blanche #4
Available: Total E-Bound (*formats: ePub/HTML/PDF/Mobipocket-prc)
Before he can share his deepest, darkest secrets with her, he has to show her what seduction truly means.
For the first time in a long time, Alex is genuinely happy. He’s found a woman he can love. Now he wants only to enjoy his life. But the past won’t let him go. His dark secrets threaten to engulf him. Yet how can he tell his innocent fiancée about the horrific things he’s experienced?
Emily finds herself locked in a battle with the darkness that appears to hold Alex captive. As he reveals more of his inner torment, as he seduces her into carnal decadence, she wonders who is this man she’s so desperately in love with.
Can their love survive this intense journey of erotic exploration, shocking revelations and unsettling discoveries?
Reader Advisory: This book is a sequel to Alex's Angel. This book contains scenes of slavery, torture and dubious consent, light BDSM, sensual spanking, anal sex, toys, voyeurism and once scene of ménage à trois M/F/M
Natasha Blackthorne definitely knows how to draw a reader into her salaciously wicked historical romances. These erotic stories will have you wiggling in your seat...wherever that seat may be.
Book 4 in the Carte Blanche series, we pick up with Emily and Alex being happy and engaged. But the engagement isn't public and Emily although she love Alex...she's starting to wonder what is keeping him from announcing his proposal to her. She questions his past and wonders if he truly loves her as much as he says. Emily grew up in this story, she was still a bit naive; but she's definitely not as gullible as she was. Her total trust and love for Alex is what kept her in his house even though there were whispers about her staying in a home of a single man. You see how much Emily has grown and how much more mature she is because she's willing to deal with Alex secret past without questioning him, but a girl can only deal with so much and her faith and love is tested when that secret comes to light.
Alex is a man with a tortured past and he wears it well. Although he is giving as far as time and finances. Emotionally, Alex is inept. He shoulders a guilt that would break a man. But Alex isn't that broken, he just separates himself and although he loves Emily with a fierceness. He can't help but wonder if she would continue to love him..trust him if she knew of what happened to him.
I absolutely love this continuation of Alex and Emily's story. They both grew in so many ways. Natasha's writing is just so heartfelt and you are so emotionally drawn into her stories. You feel what her characters feel and I really do like that. I like to be emotionally tied to the people I'm reading about. I personally feel more connected and Natasha does that perfectly.
A highly recommended read. Add it to your TBR list now!