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THIS REVIEW WAS POSTED AT ANGIE'S DREAMY READS
**WARNING THIS REVIEW CONTAINS TONS OF SWOONTASTIC SWOONING!! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK ;) **
5 SCORCHING DAMIEN STARK STARS
Calling all Fifty Shades Of Grey fans!!! This.Is.It. YESSSSSSSSSSS...You heard me!!!! A series that's similar to Fifty but NOT an exact replica. Hallefreakinlujah! This is the book I have been seeking out since I first read the Fifty series. I didn't want to read something exactly the same but craved something alike. This book has a life of it's own and in my opinion was fanfreakintastic and almost beat out the Fifty series (I said ALMOST...lol)!! Damien was EXACTLY what this girl needed! I wanted something sizzling and I GOT IT. I wanted something where the guy swept the girl off her feet and I GOT IT. I wanted something where it was love/lust at first sight and I GOT IT. I wanted a sexy steamy romance with characters that have some issues and I GOT IT. Is there a ton of plot in this NO but that being said what there is I LOVED!!
LOVED, LOVED, LOVED
Ok, ok....I know at this point you're thinking SHUT UP Angie and review the darn book! BUT I am giddy with excitement. Seriously... O.M.G Damien Stark is delicious, dreamy and decadent, smoking hot and vulnerably sweet, strong and commanding, dominant and gentle and the list NEVER ends. This girl is on full on L.O.V.E mode.
Ok let me tell you a bit about the story.
Nikki Fairchild is at an art party where she is the assistant to a man who is basically using her to hook an investor for his company. Not just any investor though a seriously wealthy and sexy one that Nikki happens to know. Well maybe "know" is to broad of a term. You see Nikki has had a moment with the delicious, heart palpitating Damien Stark. (something her boss has no idea about). Damien is a man from her past that she has been fantasizing over for awhile. She met him at a previous function briefly and was immediately enamored by his presence. Now 6 years later her chance at seeing him again is at her fingertips.
Sorry I had to squeal...I'm being taken back to the moment when they first lay their eyes on each other again!!! That first moment where Damien and Nikki eyes connect and the electric chemistry that happens between them is incredible. It made me suck in a breathe and then that moment melted away and a*shole Damien presented himself...lol. Yeah he totally freaked and gave Nikki the cold shoulder and I was .......
STUNNED...that's what I was. I was expecting this BOOM but I got a whammy WTF instead BUT then Damien pulls himself together and ....
I fell head over heels in love!!! Damien is a rich ex tennis champion turned billionaire mogul. He sweeps Nikki off her feet leaving her captivated but in flight mode at the same time. She wants Damien badly but all her instincts are telling her that giving her heart to this man would be a mistake.
Damien Stark is like a spider, and I'm the foolish insect he's going to devour." ~ Nikki
Her feelings for him are so intense that he can easily consume her. Nikki has some inner demons that she's not ready to share with anyone and letting Damien in is hard! Damien has some secrets and issues as well and from that darkness the are hiding they form some sort of bond. One that is so incredible it's what MY dreams are made of.
"It's hard to be so close to something so precious and know you don't possess it."
"Possess" I repeat.
His grin is slow and confident. "Possess. Have. Hold. Enjoy. Control. Dominate. Pick your veb, Ms. Fairchild. I intend to explore so very many of them.
Eeeeepppppppp..... My goodness I can't say it enough. Damien is BEYOND scrumptious. The quotes...oh man! HOLY HOTNESS! If you need something sexy...read this!
"I'm going to f*ck you, Nikki. Pleasure We're going to blow the roof off pleasure. I'm going to make you beg for it. I'm going yo claim you. I'm going to tease you. I'm going to torment you. And you're going to come for me like you've never come in your life." ~~ Damien
I felt like I was going to explode at certain parts. Damien just rocked my world. I love a possessive, controlling, dominant and dirty mouthed man. A man that knows what a women wants and knows what to do to give her it. And he knows what to do ladies...he really, really does. He's right up there with Christian Grey in the **HOTTEST MEN EVER** category.
I just need MORE.
I need book two so badly.
I want it NOWWWWWW!!!
So overall as you can tell I thoroughly enjoy this book and would recommend it to all Fifty Shades Of Grey fans and Bared To You fans as well. It's an electric combination of passion, sizzling steaminess and heart melting characters that take you out of your day to day reality and let you live a fantasy that I as a reader yearn and long for. That's why I read so that I can escape in a book that in reality has a zero percent chance of ever happening. This book is so, so, so good!! I HIGHLY recommend it.
** I received this book from NetGalley for review**
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