I absolutely loved this book and read it in a day. Its not very often i get to read a book in a day. I have been wanting to read this for a few day now and decided today was the day.
And i read it in one sitting.
This is a cute love story. Yeah it could be a little clichéd, with the bad boy who doesn't want a relationship, doesn't want love, the girl who would never fall for a bad boy falls for him, then thinks she can change him,but so what? who cares? I enjoyed it and what's not to love.
At points i did wonder what Zane's deal was with Braydon, i honestly thought he was just jealous and thought if he wasn't happy then no one else could be either. I really enjoyed getting to see Zane's caring side, the side hardly anyone gets to see and no one know. That was until he meet Lucky, she is a happy-go-lucky girl, working hard to put herself though school. Zane offers her a opportunity that she finds hard to resist, or is it Zane she can't resist?
I am looking forward to reading The Last Husband
*swoons* I really do love this series. I am enjoying being reconnected to Gideon and Eva.
I was so gutted for Eva's dad when he found out what happened Nathan did to her. I feel his guilt at not being there to protect his daughter. I hope he finds away to deal with his guilt. Eva needs her daddy, she is a proper daddy's girl and always will be.
What is Deanna after? why is she so hell bent on destroying Gideon? Is she fuelled by jealousy? by rage? Does she want Gideon for herself? I hope she gets a grip and moves on.
NOOOOOOO!!!!!!! He can't do this. He is a jealous manipulating man. Claire deserves better, she needs to be with Harry. I really do not like Tony. He throw Claire away, wanted to have her committed. Yet now cos she's found someone else, someone who treats her right, who makes her happy. He wants her back. All I can say is, fight Claire, fight for what you want. Right I'm having to put my kindle away before I throw it. Claire is really annoying me now. Still don't like Tony. Think it's worse now. Someone please tell me Claire finds here back bone again. Please tell me it gets better... no, it is already good. I just want Claire to win.
I was asked to read this by the author in return for an honest review.
Amazon blurb about the book.
Blaire Reese is a party girl. She likes booze, boys, and sex, and has no idea what she wants to do with her life... until she's approached by the CIA to join an elite squad of undercover agents trained in the art of Seduction and Sexual Manipulation.
Now, she's in a world where sex is used as a tool, and people are looked at as nothing more than puppets. Project Cathouse was designed from the ground up by the CIA to teach girls like Blaire how to use their sexuality to enslave the emotions of any person they desire, and then use that person for their own agendas.
Blaire is on-board with her training until she falls in love with Drummond Scott, the top male trainee at the Cathouse. But how can she convince a man trained as the ultimate Seducer that her love is not only genuine, but that he should love her back?
When emotions are liabilities and sex is a weapon, how can Blaire protect herself from being hurt? What is left for her to trust? When you're patriotic enough to become a whore, is it still possible to ever believe in love?
Let me start with this, yes i enjoyed the book. But..... i did not like the text speech, maybe its due to where Blaire, who i love, was born & brought up. (I am for UK) I know there is a lot of different dialects here in the UK, so there is bound to be more within the USA. Still is it right to have OMG, IKR, WTF & srsly in a book? for me no but i did get use to seeing it.
Lets get down to what i did like,
Blaire, i love her, she is realistic, believable, funny, witty...yeah serious girl crush!! Blaire in her own words is a whore, a slut, but no she's not she just enjoys sex & she's good at it!!
Blaire seduces a professor at college as she is flunking all her classes, not because she's dumb no she just doesn't find any of her classes interesting & hasn't found her major, plus being the party girl she is, mornings are not her best friend.
This professor is impressed (is that the right word to use?) with Blaire's skills, they was she was able to seduce him, he contacted Mark who in turn recruits her for an undercover operation by the CIA called DIVA. The employ men & women to seduce the enemy, get up close & personal, gain their trust.
Once recruited they DIVA's 30 of them, both men & women go to Los Angeles, living in a security concious house, Cathouse. There they learn who to be, as Blaire puts it, hooker spies. There is more to this than just fucking. Blaire meets a girl called Rae, she seems my kind of girl, fun down to earth, laugh a minute, one, who along with Blaire would bring the party to you. Amongst the men there is one who has caught Blaire's eye, he caught her eye before they got to LA. He knocked on her door wanting candy. Was it all planned right from the off?.
The DIVA's get mentors to teach them how to get there mark to fall in love with them, in order for the mark to trust they have to believe they are in a relationship. Now Blaire's mentor i do not like, Mr Lucky, he is an arrogant prick, maybe he's meant to be. He just doesn't treat Blaire they way i thought he would, to me he is sneaky. Is it me or is Mr Lucky just so damn boring? he is very preachy too, They way he is described doesn't make him very appealing. Its then i realised that is what he is teaching her, that not everyone can or is attractive to everyone as the saying goes, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" if we all liked the same the world would be one boring place. Once Blaire has learnt what she was meant to learn he starts teaching her other things & they start having sex.
I did have an issue with Mr Lucky, they way he explains things is quiet boring, (i can imagine my old teacher standing there witting on & on & i've no clue what he is talking about) maybe if it was broken down into smaller chucks.
The DIVA project has a two year training program first. First year is getting fitter, learning languages. The second year is learning about sex, the use of sex toys, watersports, same sex sex.
Now let me tell you about the biggest bitch of bitches. Sabrina, i hate her. She maybe beautiful, maybe able to get a man on his knees but she has a black heart. She walks around the place like she owns it. Blaire & Sabrina have their own "war" they challenge each other repeatedly. Blaire hated her as Sabrina always gets paired with Drummond. I knew there would be at least one character i didn't like, there has to be one you don't like. Sabrina is so far up her own ass she see's everyone as an enemy.
How do i feel now i've finished the book? I FEEL ROBBED!!! ROBBED!! The ending is ridiculous. To me the DIVA's all work for the same side, so why would one steal something from one of the others? when that DIVA gad worked so hard to achieve? seriously? would they really take each other out? Yes i am left with too many unanswered questions.
Overall i enjoyed the book, yes i have a few points that bug me but overall its not a bad read,
would i read others if it was a series?
Yes mi would do. I would love to find out more about Rae & Blaire, possibly the rest of the DIVA's too.
would i recommend this book?
Yes i would, there is a lot of erotica novels around, in the wake of 50 shades, bared to you, which i am not saying is a bad thing, if there's a gap in the market someone's going to plug it!! (no pun intended!!)
this is not like those, this is a very different novel. Yes it has sex scenes, it also has a story line. Maybe to some its not the strongest of plots but it kept me reading.
Okay let me start at the beginning. Yes i have been very vocal with my views on this book. But firstly i want to get one thing straight. If i hated this book i would not of continued to read it.Believe me if I don't like a book, i don't read it.
This book has been categorised with the likes of Fifty shades, Eight days and The Crossfire novels. This book may contain sexual scenes but it is nothing like those. I am not saying that in a negative way. Or wanting to take anything away from this book or the other. I just believe this is unique. I also want to congratulate the author on not only her remarkable ability of writing, nor on how i was gripped by the book, but on the added bonus of making me talk about it. I do believe my friends as sick of my whining about Anthony Rawlings and Claire Nichols. I was gripped by this book, i think for a time it ruled my life and even now after just finishing it my heart is beating quicker.
So back to the book. We meet Claire Nichols who is an out of work weather girl who is now working in a bar. A chance meeting with a handsome business man by the name of Anthony Rawlings seems just that, a chance. Suddenly everything Claire once knew and cared for is taken away from her. She is locked in a luxurious suite, with clothes costing more than her pay check. Yet not everything is as it seems. Anthony can appear nice and charming one minute then with a flip of a switch he is mean and nasty. He says he will pay of Claire's debts all she has to do is be at his beck and call, cater to his every whim or need.
In theory, if given the opportunity would you take it?
She soon came to realise that actions had consequences. Not doing as she was told, answering back, being late all came with consequences. Yet there was days, times he could be charming, treating her like a princess, spoiling her, treating her. But the price she paid was high. Her freedom. Her liberty. Her self worth. She had no access to a phone, to TV, to internet. She was like a bird in a gilded cage. She had everything she needed and more, everything that is but her freedom. Is it worth it? Claire learnt to cope by locking everything away, as she called it, compartmentalization. It was the only way she could cope. She did as he asked in order to not get a punishment. To keep up public appearances, the smile on her face hide so much, the clothes she wore covered the bruises. The arm that held her was like the gun at her side. I prayed she would escape. I will her to run. Yet she didn't, she was conditioned not to, she had grown to love him. Claire is in love with Tony. They marry at Christmas, have a lavish honeymoon in Fiji, she is happy. And no its not Stockholm Syndrome.
Then that fateful day, the day she choice to take the car and go for a drive, something she had not done in nearly 2 years, was the day everything changed. And i mean EVERYTHING. Now Claire is yet again fighting for her freedom. And i am still right by her side, fighting with her. Watch out Tony, the new and improved Claire is gunning for you. You ruined lives, too many lives and she hasn't forgot it.
I will say i did guess a little of the story line. I actually thought that one or two of the accidents wasn't really accidents but made to look like they was.
Yes i did enjoy this book, yes i will read Truth (got it on my Kindle already) and i will read convicted.