Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Review & Excerpt Blog Tour: Full Contact (Redemption #3) by Sarah Castille

Full Contact

Redemption #3

By: Sarah Castille


April 1, 2014

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Source: eARC from the publisher for a honest review

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GR's Summary:

When you can't resist the one person who could destroy you... 

Sia O'Donnell can't help but push the limits. She secretly attends every underground MMA fight featuring The Predator, the undisputed champion. When he stalks his prey in the ring, Sia is mesmerized. He is dominant and dangerous and every instinct tells her to run. 

Every beautiful thing Ray "The Predator" touches he knows he'll eventually destroy. Soft, sweet and innocent, Sia is the light to Ray's darkness-and completely irresistible. From the moment he lays eyes on her, he knows he's going to have to put his dark past behind him to win her body and soul.

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My Thoughts:

Are you in the mood for a naughty story that is full of erotism, and is full of sex, sex, and more sex?!!!  Well then, Full Contact is just the bookish escape for you!  This was my first story by Sarah Castille, and it was a real page-turner.   Even though it was the third story in the Redemption Series, it can easily be read as a standalone.

In, Full Contact, we get Sia and Ray "The Predator's" love story told exclusively from her point of view.  Sia was raped when she was eighteen years old, and this has resulted in many changes in her life.  Sia use to be a painter who breathed her Art, and she was innocent and full of trust.  Now, she doesn't paint anymore, and has become a tattoo artist, along with a  complete makeover with tats, piercings, and a more sexy wardrobe.  Sia has had problems with intimate relationships and suffers from PTSD.  She has a wild side and many sexual fantasies that she cannot fulfill due to this.  

Ray also has many things from his past that continue to haunt him, and keep him from having a serious relationship.  He believes that everything he touches, he destroys.  Ray is an underground MMA fighter, who goes by "The Predator," in the ring.  Sia has attended every one of Ray's fights for the past year, and finally they end up interacting.  Sparks fly, and attraction is evident from the moment these two come face to face.  From that moment on, these two cannot stay away from one another, but will Sia's PTSD or Ray's secrets put an end to their relationship before it can turn in to something more?

I loved both Sia and Ray's character's in Full Contact.  Sia was a strong and resilient woman.  She was fun, loyal, and a great friend to everyone around her.  She had a special relationship with her brother, Tag, who was extremely overprotective of her, but had a huge heart.  Ray was sexy, and oozed alpha male.  He was strong, protective, and had a lot of anger and pain that he held inside.  Sia helped calm him down, and give him hope for a normal future, while he healed her, made her feel safe, and brought her back to herself.  Both of these characters underwent character growth, healing, and transformation.

I enjoyed many aspects of this story.  The attraction, lust , and intense passion between the characters was palpable.  The friendship Sia had with her brother, Tag, best friend, Jess, and all of the guys at Redemption was cultivated beautifully, and interesting to read about.  The secrets and mystery surrounding Ray's career kept my interest piqued throughout the story as well.  I really want Tag and Jess to get a story.  Jess has had a huge crush on Tag for many years, and it's obvious he feels the same way, but for what ever reason hasn't admitted it, or taken action.  I would really like to see these two characters get together in the future!  

My Rating:

I give, Full Contact, by Sarah Castille, 3.5 Sexy Storytelling, Seductive, Secretive, Page-Turning Stars!  

About Sarah Castille:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Sarah Castille, worked and traveled abroad before trading her briefcase and stilettos for a handful of magic beans and a home near the Canadian Rockies. She writes erotic contemporary romance and romantic suspense featuring blazingly hot alpha heroes and the women who tame them.

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  1. Now that *wiggles eyebrows* is one sexy cover! HAHA

    Wonderful review! This one definitely sounds like a sexy read! I do enjoy a book that has a lot of intense passion! :)

  2. These characters both sound awesome! I love them when they are strong! Great review!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  3. Lots of issues to deal with in this one, huh. Glad you enjoyed.


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