Possessed by You (Torn Trilogy Book 1) – [kindle edition] $2.99
Releasing control is relief…
I was warned about men like Brett Maclean.
He was dark and thrilling, intense and controlling. And he captivated me from the very start. He unleashed something inside of me like no other. His bad rep and troubled past drew me to him like gasoline feeding a flame.
With just one taste, I felt the danger in him, the uncontrollable power that left me breathless. The passion consumed me. Fast and hard.
Temptation couldn’t guard my heart. I should have known a man of such raw and wild desires came with competition.
I love it when I write notes to myself about a book: Is this book porn? Is there an actual story. Apparently even though I was 25% way (a quarter people!) there was still no plot. Not beyond the fact that we’ve established that Brett wants to fuck the hell out of Evvie.
I was so excited to reads this book. The premise sounded, well vague to say the least, but sometimes they are and you come across a gem. I wouldn’t say that was the case with this book. Instead I would say that this is a fuck-fest with a possible plot snuck in there somewhere. You just have to read between the lines. Maybe not between them, maybe you should make up your own plot. I ultimately felt like that’s what I had to do, because the first half of the story is an absolute test of how much sex you can handle, story be damned. As it turns out, I actually like a storyline when I read a book. I also like to have just a little bit of context when I am introduced to characters.
I felt like when I started this book, I was plod right in the middle of a story. I kept wondering if I had accidentally skipped directly to book two, but it turns out this is indeed book one of a three part series.
Now you may be thinking to yourself, isn’t this the very reason you read these types of books, for the sheer smuttiness of it all? While this is correct, there is something a little more important than fucking in a story for me. Yes, it’s true, I require a story. It’s why we’re all here right? We want the sex to have a little bit of purpose, a reason, dare I be so bold. Here it just felt like it was two people going at it at every possible chance. There wasn’t much emotion behind it, that deep connection between the two characters isn’t as tangible as your made to believe, its all disconnected.
The problem I think here is the pace. Like the author is desperate for you to be on board with their relationship and the only way that she feels that she can get you there is the copious amounts of sex that they have. It just doesn’t work. It’s too much. Everything is an onslaught and its such a shame because if the story was slowed down and paced more evenly, then I would have been totally on board with Evvie and Brett.
The other problem that I have, is some of the ridiculous dialogue and Brett’s reference to Evvie as “Lover”. I’m sure I’m not hearing it in the intended voice, rather I have the voice of saying Rachel Dratch (from SNL) saying “Luvah” stuck in my. Its terrible. And then there is incessant smirking and being smug that Brett is always doing. Why can’t he just smile. Is he really that smug. That in no way endears me to him. In fact it’s incredibly off putting, especially when it seems to be the only way to express a smile that spreads across his lips.
I am willing to give the series a shot though, I’m going to read the second book and see where these two are headed. I’m either a glutton for punishment or a complete moron, but I’m fully committed to seeing the series through, even if it’s for all of the sheer fucking that i,m i’ll be exposed to.