Sara's Review: Relentless Pursuit by Ella Jade
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Publisher: Beachwalk Press, Inc
Released: June 20, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotica
Length: 188 pages
Desire unlocks the door to a new world, but she never expected to find him on the other side. Julian Anders has a way of making women drop to their knees. He's fierce, domineering, and knows what he wants in the bedroom. He craves total submission. His busy life doesn't allow him the luxury of traditional dating. He doesn't want it and doesn't need it. He makes no apologies until Kayla Quinn, his best friend's younger sister, shows up at the exclusive club where he finds his companions. Kayla has been unsuccessful in love and is tired of waiting for the one. When a friend introduces her to an upscale club that caters in matchmaking without the commitment, she decides to try it. She requests a mature, dominant man, but she never bargained for what happens next. Julian is enraged to find Kayla interested in men like him. Men who have no desire to commit. She's not the club's typical client. He's known her for years but stayed away despite his strong attraction to her. He decides the only way to save her from a potential disaster is to pursue her himself. Can she handle his darker side? The one she never knew existed? Perhaps he's finally met his match…both in and out of the bedroom. Content Warning: contains explicit sex, adult content, and BDSM themes
One Boundless Stars
I powered through the entire book and really really tried my best to get into it and like it; however, I was bored and did not connect with the characters at all. The concept of the Sapphire Club’s Platinum Package was confusing. Is it a dating service or a call girl service? Because it kinda seems like both. They’ll hook ladies up with rich older guys who are into kink, and in return, they will take care of the ladies and buy them gifts but no strings attached…..UM OK?
Then there is Kayla, who is 22 and finds herself applying for the package after only having two sexual relationships, and never doing anything other than missionary. She signs up for all kinds of crazy kinky stuff; ball gags and flogging, yet, has no concept of what it entails, except what she’s read on the internet. She is so naïve that she only did basic research and nothing else. Yet, she isn’t submissive, she’s just dabbling.
Julian isn’t any better of a character; he isn’t a Dom, dominate, yes, a Dom, no. He does do a good thing saving Kayla from herself: which could have been disastrous if she got matched with someone who didn’t realize she was just dabbling at being submissive. Luckily, Julian recognized that right away. They have their safe words and play a little, but other than a crop and a very very light smacking, nothing goes beyond him tying her up and them having some rough sex. YAWN.
I guess the good thing about this novel is it preaches safe sane and consensual sex. It also has the correct use of safe words, but I was bored and fell asleep twice.