Wednesday, September 10, 2014

"The Deep End" by A.M. Hartnett



THE DEEP END BY A.M. HARTNETT

SERIES: Carried Away #1

PUBLISHER: Mischief
GENRE: Contemporary/Erotic Romance
SOURCE: NetGalley
LINKS: Goodreads | Book Depository

SUMMARY

No one has seen Jacques Taureau in the flesh since a traumatic attack left him scarred inside and out. But there is a man behind every myth and even stone can become fire again. “Mr. Taureau, is there anything I can do for you?” For years, the Taureau-Werner building has been Grace's playground. Hot men in suits have provided her with one sinful diversion after another without ever having to leave the thirteenth floor. Grace thinks her secret indulgences are safe, until one late night alone in the office, a call comes through from billionaire recluse: Jacques Alain Taureau. And in Taureau's lonely world, Grace meets a prince with no intention of escaping his secretive retreat by the sea.

MY REVIEW

This book opens with a bang in its very erotic sense and it plays over some fantasies that, once unleashed, could very well get someone in trouble...But there are certain circumstances that, no matter how 'dangerous', are worth the risk. Meet Mr. Taureau and see if you're not inclined to do everything he asks...

Grace is not a submissive, but she submits to Jacques' wishes/orders nonetheless. Jacques doesn't simply enjoy that, he also admires the fierceness of this strong woman who intrigues him every minute more. When they're in the middle of sex—which happens a lot and often—they put up quite the scene and the heat goes high in their room as much as yours. I liked that, but I won't hide that I would have preferred the whole background story to be developed a bit more. There's a very captivating plot with a few twists that lead to something unexpected and, for that, very appreciated. Yet, I definitely felt like, instead of a few sex scenes, the author should have put some events (and details) under the spotlight more to have a bigger impact on the reader.

Overall, I had a good time with this book, the hot affair, the main characters and even a minor one who played his charm part very well. I'm also satisfied with the novel's conclusion so, if you're up for a sexy escape, I would suggest you to think about picking this book up.

RATING: 3.5/5

14 comments:

  1. Hmm I wonder if it's too much erotica for me. It's not that I'm against the genre but not my fave either.

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  2. I love my erotic novels now and then, but I can't enjoy them if they don't have a strong plot or story to go with it, I enjoy erotica like Silvia Day, Tiffany Reiz and don't let me forget Megan Hart. I don't know if you ever read them. The Blurb sounds very interesting, and I guess you said it right, good for a little scape ;)

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  3. If you're not into erotica much, then I would suggest you to skip this one, Melliane.

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  4. I know what you mean and The Original Sinners is my personal favourite series in this genre. (I got the chance to interview Tiffany Reisz recently and you can say I'm still over the moon!) I must say, this book really doesn't have that kind of plot, but it has one and it's very interesting. I just thought that the reader should have been able to explore more of it, it would have helped to have a better insight of the main character, who is quite fascinating to analyze... Still, I definitely enjoyed the sexy escape it offered ;)

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  5. I do not mind the heat, but I need the background story to get the warm and fuzzes.

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  6. Oh my. This looks like one I need. I do love a good dose of steam now and again :)

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  7. Well, the heat in here gets you warm for sure...

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  8. I know the feeling, Anna, and you may be very pleased to know that at this very moment this book is free on Amazon! *wink wink*

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  9. Ahh not here :/ I have it added to my wishlist though :) Right now for us in the US it's sitting almost at $4.

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  10. Really? Usually it's the other way around... I'm sorry, yesterday the author was promoting the offer on Twitter and when I saw it was still free here in UK I though it was available for you as well :(

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  11. It's crazy how that can happen. You'd think it would be the same across the board all the time but I know it happens alot the other way too with it being free for us and no one else. They probably ended it early here or just took it down quickly and others haven't caught up. I did wishlist it though :) I'll give it a grab when I have some free reading time catch up to me :)

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  12. Yeah, it is kinda crazy, isn't it? Anyway, when you get the chance to read it let me know, hope it's one of those books with the good dose of steam up your alley ;)

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  13. The Deep End is new to me, but your review has me very curious. Thanks for sharing!

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