Sunday, September 1, 2013

Blog Tour: The Innocent (The Protege #2) by Kailin Gow

The Innocent (The Protégé #2)
Author:  Kailin Gow
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotica 18+
Publication Date:  August 25, 2013
Event organized by: Literati Author Services 
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Mature Content:  18 & Up
(BDSM & Sexual Fetishes)

The Protege Series
Book #1


What started out as revenge has turned into passion.  Serena Singleton, the innocent music grad student must now deal with a past that is consuming her future. She deals with it in the only way she knows how by falling heads first into the web of power and deception.  Has she cast Sebastian Sorensen, her handsome and brilliant professor aside for the powerful and controlling billionaire Price Turnsby or has she found a way to keep them both?  Sebastian Sorensen wants Serena more than ever, and he's willing to fight for it, even against a powerful foe like Price. But no matter how much he fights, is Serena lost to Price's charms and sexy ways more than she appears?  Follow book two of the sexy Protégé Series where nothing is as it seems.   

My Thoughts:

The Innocent was a dark, intense, and twisted story about obsession, jealousy, sexual extremes, role playing, bondage, pushing the limits, and atypical sexual behaviors.  It continued where The Protege left off .  Serena stayed with Price and he treated her like an object.  He kept tabs on her at all times, by having his driver take her straight to college and back.  He also has a bodyguard who followed her, and was assigned to "protect what was his."  Price had a strange hold on Serena.  They had a very warped past together, and Serena let him abuse her, and engage in some very twisted sexual acts.  Price was unscrupulous, and degraded, demoralized, and abused Serena.  She showed  signs of Stockholm Syndrome.  She defended, and was loyal to Price.  

I hated Price with a passion.  He was an egomaniac who was use to getting whatever he wanted.  He looked like a golden boy with his innocent physical beauty, and had built an empire of vast wealth.  However, underneath it all, he was cold, callous, calculating, and sadistic.  Price was every woman's worst nightmare, and I wanted to see Serena break free from his clutches.  Serena had major self-esteem issues, and was very weak.  I went back and forth between feeling angry towards her decision to put up with Price's abuse, and feeling sorry for her.  Sebastian was her modern day "knight in Shinning Armor."  He went to extremes to fulfill her eccentric sexual desires.  Sebastian loved Serena with all he was, and wanted her to be free to live her own life, pursue her passion in music composition, and be happy.  He offered her the perfect escape, and the more I got to know Sebastian, the more I liked him.  Sebastian was a world renowned music composer, who came from old money.  He had dark hair, blue eyes, and was the most desired eligible bachelor in the circles he ran.  However, he wanted no one but the elusive Serena.  He was in love with her, wanted to protect her, and get her away from Price.

The Innocent had a captivating plot.  There was never a dull moment in this story and it flew by.  The main characters were well developed, and held my attention, as I questioned their motives, and why they did what they did.  Some of the sexual situations made me uncomfortable, and they pushed the boundaries of typical behavior.  There was voyerism, abuse, eccentric fetishes, and role playing.  The descriptions were vivid, and explicit.  Ms. Gow is a very talented writer, and I look forward to reading some more of her other stories.  

My Rating:

I give The Innocent by Kailin Gow 4 Dark, Sexually Intense & Dramatic Stars!  This series is not for the mainstream.  It encompasses various twisted sexual fetishes, the mixture of pain and pleasure, and domination and subservience.  If you are in to that sort of thing, I would recommend The Protege Series.  However, if you are not, I would stay clear.  The writing and descriptions were superb, the plot twists kept delivering surprise after surprise, and the characters were fascinating and highly complex.  The Innocent stands out in the erotica genre.  Ms. Gow takes chances with this story, and gives the readers a story unlike any I've ever read before.   

My Favorite Quotes:

"The difference between the way Price manhandles you and the way I love you is that we were playing roles, we were both enjoying the game.  After the rough sex, I'm able to hold you in my arms and caress you.  I can make slow, tender love to you and show you that, while sex is hot and exciting, it is also loving.  You may act out the role of the sub for me, but you are the one in control.  You are the one dominating me."  (ARC, pg. 90)


"You're so much more to me, Serena.  You're the woman I love.  You're the woman I cherish.  You're talented, beautiful, smart, caring, passionate, loving, and so much more than a sexual object or trophy.  Don't you want to be cherished?"  (ARC, pg. 92)


"This was a man who wrote the most touching and beautiful music in the world.  This was a man who knew how to express his love, knew how to love, and was not afraid to show the woman he loved how much he cared for her.  He's doing all this for me.  Spending all his time in Switzerland hiding out and away from his demanding work, to be with me."  (ARC, pg. 148)


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About the Author:

A Texan at heart, she currently lives in California and Nevada, but spent part of her young adult and new adult years in England. Kailin Gow is a full-time author, a mother of an active little girl, and the founder of the social site, the Saving You Saving Me Project. She has worked with other women such as singer Caitlin Crosby and actress Kristin Kreuk (Beauty and the Beast, Smallville on the CW and ABC Television)in helping women and girls develop self-esteem. Kailin Gow has over 100 fiction books published with a handful of non-fiction books and is busy working on her next novel. She'd love to hear from her readers and invite them to contact her at kailingowbooks (at)aol (dot)com or friend her on Facebook, where she is a Facebook junkie.

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  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and the giveaway. Sounds like my kind of book. Congrats on the completion of the tour. evamillien at gmail dot com

  2. Thanks for the review.. looks amazing.. and will add to my TBR. .;))


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