Monday, January 5, 2015

Book Review:The Fantasy (A Desperate Man, #1) by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine‏

The Fantasy
A Desperate Man, #1
by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine

December 16th, 2014


eARC received in exchange for an honest review

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Fantasies - we all have them. 
For some it’s their dream job; others want the wedding, the 2.5 kids, the white picket fence.
My fantasies are a bit more...depraved.
Dark and sinful, they have destroyed relationships and my livelihood, yet I still submit to them like a slave. 

For most, it’s a natural expression of love, caring, or lust.
But there are those of us who can’t stop once we’ve had a taste.
Those of us who don’t want to.
And the shame of that never-ending cycle will eat us alive...

My name is Evan James, and I am a sex addict.

Purchase links for The Fantasy:
Amazon | Amazon AU | Amazon UK
B&N | Kobo

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Desperation is Not a Choice its a Conviction

WOW!! The Fantasy really blew the roof off the desperation house! Evan is… well, in one word… beast. Ouch there where so many times that I wanted to slap him for his actions yet my heart went out to him because of his struggles. This short read by Ms. Frank and Ms. Blaine was the perfect little intro to what I hope is to become a fave series of mine. With Frank behind the helm I’m not too worried. I will say Evan has a long way to go before he makes it to my loves list. We find out about his past but there is still much to figure out. 

Evan was given another chance at what he was born to do. All he has to do is keep his hands off his boss. Never mind the fact that he has already had her and cant manage to get her out of his head. This is a steamy story about a man who is crazed by the deprived demons that haunt him and the willingness to overcome the darkness threatening to consume him. Staying away from Reagan is paramount to his second chance but she is there at every turn. The chemistry they share is almost taunting. Evan cannot focus every waking moment is spent on her and the things she has done to him and will continue to do.

Evan is an incredibly complex character with much self discovery and growth to achieve but I admire his willingness to correct the mistakes of his past. The ending isn’t super cliffy but its cliffy enough to where I’m dying to find out what happens next. His past is still a bit of a mystery but I’m sure all will be revealed soon enough. I really enjoyed this read. I want to find out more about these characters and the things that tied them together. Frank and Blaine have tied enough sex and steam to make this read highly addictive and I’m 100% on board to find out where this story will lead them. When does the next installment come out cause I’me dying to find out more. What will Evan do to control his desires and what will his boss do to keep him strung along?!

My Rating

4.0 Outing, Lace, Black Dress, Prison, Job Interview, Meetings, Closing, Board, Portfolios, Alley, Range Rover, Internet, Mattress, Chair, Board Meeting, After Hours, Bra, Seed, Weekend, Monday Promise, Erotic Encounter Filled stars!!! For a steam filled read that will consume your afternoon this is a read for you!!

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About Brooke 

You could say Brooke Blaine was a book-a-holic from the time she knew how to read; she used to tell her mother that curling up with one at 4 a.m. before elementary school was her ‘quiet time.’ Not much has changed except for the espresso I.V. pump she now carries around and the size of her onesie pajamas. Her first solo novel, a romantic comedy, is due out in early 2015, but first, she thought she’d write a raunchy story with her best friend that would scar her conservative southern family for life. If you’d like to get in touch with her, she’s easy to find - just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s dominated her cell phone for ten years. 

Instagram: @brookeblaine1

About Ella 

Ella Frank is a #1 Amazon Bestselling Author. She writes both contemporary and erotic fiction and is best known for her Exquisite Series, and Temptation Series. The minute she began her love affair with reading, she became and avid supporter of the romance genre and has never looked back. Ella is Australian born and bred but currently resides in Houston, Texas with her husband. 

Instagram: @Ellafrank1 

1 comment:

  1. Great review!! The Fantasy by Brooke Blaine sounds very interesting!!


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