When I received the NetGalley email about this book, let me just say they weren’t wrong when they said this book wasn’t for everyone. It ISN’T. So, I’ll say for anyone who doesn’t read erotica, erotic romance, or BDSM, please do yourself a favor and DO NOT pick up this book.
And for those who enjoy erotica, erotic romance and BDSM, be WARNED this touches upon a subject that may have you want to put this book away. This is TOTALLY TWISTED but I LOVED it!
Asking for ItVivienne is an artist, still in college doing her grad work. She doesn’t have a good relationship with her family, hates her brother-in-law (even I do, Anthony made my skin crawl), and as far as relationships go, she sorta sucks at it. She’s got this SICK, and I mean SICK sexual fantasy as a result of something awful that happened to her when she was only fourteen-years-old. She’s been going to a therapist for years to help overcome it. She knows she’s got a problem and wants to do whatever she can to get rid of it, but fails miserably every time.
Every relationship she’s had has failed as a result. The men can’t ever give her what she craves. She doesn’t believe anyone will ever give her what she wants. That’s until she meets Jonah.
Jonah is this quiet guy, who everyone thinks is a total asshole, which he can be. But his attitude isn’t because he doesn’t like socializing or anything. It’s simply because of his own family problems. His sexual fantasy isn’t too far off from Vivienne’s, except the event that triggered his was a bit different to hers. Regardless, these two are a DAMAGED pair.
When I started reading this book I didn’t know what to expect other than to be prepared because I knew there’d be some kind of weird, twisted plot. I think Vivienne has serious problems. I’ve never been in a position such as the one the author describes, so I can’t even imagine what a victim of this kind of crime goes through and what it takes to overcome the traumatic nightmare. But to think that a crime such as rape would have the effect it’s got on Vivienne is far reaching. Vivienne drove me nuts because she seems she wants to get over what happened to her as a teen, but her actions and thoughts are the opposite.
Jonah seemed creepy at first, when he proposes Vivienne, but then he grew on me. I liked him better than I did Vivienne. And when he explains what happened to him when he was a little kid, that wasn’t only sick but it broke my heart. I had to reread that page a couple of times because I couldn’t believe what I was reading. Seriously, when I say this is totally twisted, I mean it.
The one thing that bothered me a bit was the repetition of things I’d read in earlier pages, would be said again in the latter pages. I know sometimes it’s good to remind the readers of earlier events but I thought there were a few that didn’t need repetition.
Last, this ends with a cliffhanger, which I hate and I know many other readers will too. I’m sure that there’s more to Vivienne and Jonah, but gosh I hope Vivienne really comes to terms with her fantasy.
All in all I’m hooked and looking forward to Begging for It.