Saturday, April 20, 2013

His to Command by Opal Carew

Review by Tempest.

Blurb:

Kate is a modern businesswoman who knows exactly how to run her well-organized world. But underneath her professional exterior lurks a secret that she’s been running from for years—a fierce desire to be dominated that both exhilarates and terrifies her.  And there’s only one man who’s ever tempted her to lose control.

Powerful executive Matthew Pearce gave Kate her first taste of what it means to surrender completely at the hands of a dominant man, and she's never been able to forget. Though she’s spent years trying to outrun her feelings for him, a chance encounter changes everything . . . and this time she might not be able to escape. Deciding to give in to her deepest desires, Kate agrees to spend a week at Matt’s mansion exploring her submissive side under his masterful instruction. Just when she starts to fall deeper and harder for him than ever before, a terrible secret from his past threatens to tear them apart, and Kate must decide whether to finally trust Matt with her heart . . . or leave him behind forever.

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I really liked this book! It's the first by Opal Carew that's I've read, and I definitely plan on reading more by her! Originally, this book was released in six parts, but I bought the book in its entirety. While I can see where it would have been split into sections, I'm glad I read it all together. And I literally did. I finished the book in a day. I loved Matt and Kate, as well as that we were able to see into both of their minds. The pieces of their story were believable, and it was understandable where they were each coming from. The outside forces that tore them apart...anyone would have fallen for it, and it was very well thought out. The only issue I had with the book was how Kate accepted herself so quickly. The second he says he'll give her a week to help her, all of a sudden it's almost like she's not afraid at all. Her fear had a lot more to do with what happened in the past, and I would have liked to see her tackle her own insecurities a little better. However, the ending was amazing, and I loved that the tables turned and we got to see that she could step up and he wasn't afraid of stepping into the submissive role for a change. It really showed that he never had any intentions of controlling her, as well as that he wasn't opposed to switching it up every once and a while. Control freaks aren't my type, so I was glad to see he wasn't one. It made their love feel more real and solid. There was enough throughout the book to keep my interest, and the sex scenes were well written. I found another book by Opal Carew and plan on reading it as soon as possible, that's for sure. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a good read with steamy scenes and complex characters with internal struggles.



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