Descended by Rose Devereux
Release Date: January 29th 2016 by Devereux Books
Series: The Red Blindfold #1
Genres: Romance, Erotica
"For me, dominance means feeling in control and out of it at the same time. I avoided that dilemma for eight years. Until I met her."
It's Sophie Quinn's chance to make a name for herself. Her assignment: interview investor Marc Brayden, descendant of the most notorious sadist in history. Her mistake: falling hopelessly, obsessively in love.
Marc is mind-blowingly sexy, but determined to stay away from Sophie. She brings out powerful dominant urges that are dangerous to them both. But when he loses control, the pleasure is more than either of them can resist.
Sophie shut down her heart after too much betrayal and loss. Now she's thousands of miles from home and under Marc's spell. What is he hiding? Why do his desires torment him? Torn between love and the truth, she resolves to learn everything she can about Marc's cryptic past, even if she risks losing him forever.
There is nothing that Sophie wants more than to get away from her home, at least for a few days to get her life back on track. She has recently dived into her work, so when her boss decides to send her to France to do an expose on the Marquis de Sade and interview his descendants she takes the opportunity. Yet as soon as she arrives to France, she meets Marc, the handsome descendant of the Marquis de Sade and there is an immediate attraction to him that she can't avoid. There is something about him that keep pulling her in, but his reaction to her seems to give her mixed signals. As she learns more about the lifestyle that the Marquis used to have, the more intrigued she gets, and the more Marc seems to be wanting to be with her.
It is then that after spending time with Marc that Sophie finds out about what is truly behind his facade, and how that makes her feel. She has sparked something in Marc that he tried to avoid for eight years, now he can't hide who he really is from Sophie, and that is what ultimately decides their fate. Overall, the story itself was very interesting. There is really not much character development as it is the first book in the series, so it just prepares you for the rest of the story. Marc is one of those characters that are mysterious yet totally caring and protective. He has tried to suppressed a lifestyle that had taken over the Marquis de Sade, and now that Sophie is there he doesn't know how to control his urges. That alone will decide whether Sophie decides to stay with Marc or not. I will keep reading the rest of the series, it's definitely a series worth picking up. : )
***ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.***
Rose Devereux writes shamelessly erotic romance, some of it light, some of it dark, all of it sexy. In her other life, she is a traditionally published author whose books have been translated into five languages. Reviews of her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan, The Boston Globe, New York Magazine, and the Associated Press.
She loves animals, sleeping late, champagne, and alpha males.
She lives in sin with her boyfriend and two cats in Boston and New Hampshire.
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