Monday, February 18, 2013

"Ultimatum" by Gemma James


SERIES: The Devil's Kiss #1
PUBLISHER: Gemma James
GENRE: Dark Erotica
SOURCE: Borrowed
LINKS: Goodreads

Kayla Sutton faces a question no mother wants to face: what would you do to save your daughter? Broke and desperate, she siphons thousands from the company she works for in order to pay for her daughter’s experimental life-saving treatment. But when Gage Channing discovers her theft, she is shocked to learn that her domineering boss has no intention of turning her over to the police. Instead he issues an ultimatum—submit to him, or go to jail. Backed into a corner, Kayla signs his contract and spends her first weekend at his home, at his mercy, and is stunned when he awakens the desire she’d believed long dead.
NOTE TO READERS: ULTIMATUM is a novelette with a BDSM edge and contains material that is only suitable for adult readers. If dark and edgy erotic fiction isn’t your kind of read, you might not enjoy this story. Part one of a three-part series. Approximately 12,000 words.


Thanks to the well elaborated introduction the author does before the first chapter kicks in, the quick start of the story didn't bother me at all. On the contrary, it instantly drew me into it! With only 12,000 words, Gemma James manages to deliver a clever story and let readers connect with her characters. I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about Gage, although there is no mistake about the sadist he is (and he makes that perfectly clear), I feel like there is way more than that... And isn't just this reason enough to pick the second part up right away?

To be a novelette, "Ultimatum" is surprisingly fluid and clear (but still-how-dirty!), it's emotional, original, erotic (of course) and it surely makes you crave for more. Plus, let me add kudos to the cover, shiny and catchy!

RATING: 3.5/5
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