Friday, May 22, 2015

Review + Giveaway | Desire Me Now by Tiffany Clare

Blurb
When Amelia Grant’s past catches up with her and threatens to destroy the life she’s built, Nick Riley doesn’t hesitate to protect her.

With just one look Nick completely undoes her. He wanted her surrender and she all but threw it at his feet. She’s revealed her darkest secrets . . . let him into her heart as he drew her deeper into forbidden games of desire . . .

But what happens when Nick’s secrets can destroy the very foundation they’ve build between each other? Will he let Amelia through the barriers of his past? Or will the truth tear them apart?




MY THOUGHTS
Desire Me Now is the first book I've ever read by Tiffany Clare and I really enjoyed it. It's a wonderful combination of historical and erotic romance that ticks so many of my boxes. Nick is the kind of rakish hero who has the whole world at his fingertips. He's mysterious, protective and seductive with a wonderfully dirty moutheverything I really look for in a romance hero. The only thing that detracted from his appeal for me was that, from the very moment Amelia falls into his path, he is constantly telling her that she is his and that they will inevitably end up in bed together because he always gets what he wants. Normally I find confidence and a bit of possessiveness sexy but in this case it just seemed like too much.

It was a little ridiculous to me that a man would say that to someone who he knows just fled from a handsy employer who tried to force himself on her. Even though there's obviously a mutual attraction between them, the vulnerable state she is in and her complete reliance on Nick for a place to stay, medical assistance and employment makes it seem like he is forcing her into a similar situation. Of course, consent is of the utmost importance to him and as much as he says he always gets what he wants, he's not the kind of man who takes what isn't offered. The other thing that bothered me was that Amelia and Nick have sex for the first time after a night out drinking where she downs 3 glasses of absinthe in quick succession. She is definitely a bit out of it and although she is sure that she wants him and had been willing to give herself to him on a previous evening, the inebriated hook up just rubbed me the wrong way.

Though Nick is assuredly the more dominant figure in their relationship, he is willing to hand over control to Amelia and always gives her the power to choose for herself. His kind and giving nature is really endearing and helps balance out his commanding nature. Although Amelia is a tad unsure of herself and her desires, she is no push over. I really admire the way she stands up for herself, both verbally and physically. Amelia and Nick have such a great connection and it was great to see their bond shift and grow throughout the novel.

I didn't realize Desire Me Now was the beginning of a series surrounding Amelia and Nick until I finished the book but I'm excited to read the next installment. There are so many questions and mysteries that require answers and I'm really looking forward to watching these two grow closer as a couple. If you're looking for a historical romance with an erotic edge and you like your book boyfriends bossy, this is definitely one to check out.

Disclaimer: I received this book free in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own.

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About the Author:
Deciding that life had far more to offer than a nine to five job, bickering children and housework of any kind (unless she’s on a deadline when everything is magically spotless), TIFFANY CLARE opened up her laptop to write stories she could get lost in. Tiffany writes sexy historical romances set in the Victorian era. She lives in Toronto with her husband, two kids and two dogs and you can find out more about her and her books at www.tiffanyclare.com

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting DESIRE ME NOW! Have a great weekend!

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