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Friday, June 2, 2017

✯BLOG TOUR:✯ The Velvet Chair by C.P. Mandara {REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!}

The Velvet Chair by C.P. Mandara

Release Date: February 6th 2017 by Chimera Books
Pages: 217
Genres: Erotica, Romance

"Oh, darling. You're going to be so easy to conquer." His finger reached under my chin and pulled my face back to meet his. "I can't wait to strip you out of that dress and watch you crawl around my home naked. I'm going to spank that delectable ass with every damn pervertible I can find. Hairbrushes, wooden spoons, spatulas, and I might even try a damn baking sheet. That ass of yours is always going to be prettily pink and perfectly swollen while you're under my roof." 

My name is Mark Matthews. I own half of London, and the part I don't own, I'm working on. 

Life was all going swimmingly well until Michael Redcliff entered my life, demanding that I marry his daughter. Actually, swap demand for blackmail. He's got goods on me that I want no one else to see, so for the time being I need to be his little lapdog. 

I'll marry his daughter. I'll give him all the status, money and power he can handle... for as long as it takes me to get a divorce. You see, I can't renege on our little arrangement - but she can. I give her a week. One week and she'll be screaming the place down for her legal counsel. 

I am never wrong. 

My Review:

From the eye catching cover to the intriguing synopsis, The Velvet Chair completely sucked me in from the very start. At the beginning we get to meet Mark Matthews, a successful entrepreneur whose ability to be in control is second nature to him. After all, he does control half of London and that makes him incredibly powerful. Yet, when he gets blackmailed into a marriage that he definitely didn't want he promised to finish it before it even begins. But when he see Jennifer Redcliff, he can't help but wonder how long it'll take for her to terminate the marriage, and that makes it a fun challenge for him. He wants to control her and see where things could go while he is still married to her. Though he strongly wants to dislike her, Jennifer has been able to pass obstacle after obstacle that he throws at her. It makes him question if just how far he is willing to go to get what he wants.

Told in both perspectives, The Velvet Chair takes us to a journey of discovery as the two characters challenge each other to get what they want. First of all, I really liked the premise of the story, it looked like it had potential from reading the synopsis. It felt short for me when the story kept referencing things without making any type of explanation and I was left confused towards the middle of the story. I also didn't know that this was a continuation from a previous series, which would have been helpful to know from the start. In the story, Jennifer is a strong character with a few insecurities of her own. She is set to get away from her father and hopes that this marriage can solve her problems. On the other hand, Mark hates the idea of being tied down and wanting to control her is one of his goals. They go through a series of events that would ultimately show that they might just be perfect for each other, and the twist at the end left me completely by surprised. I would be like to know what happens next in this series and read the previous one to get the full picture (which I would highly recommend reading). Overall, it was a nice story that you should read after reading the previous series to fully enjoy it. :)

***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.***

My Rating: 3.5/5


Christina Mandara is a USA TODAY bestselling author and tends to write dark romance with lashings of kinky naughtiness. Her favourite pastime is travelling, and if it involves sun, sea and… sand then it’s all good.

In her spare time she’s usually cuddled up with a good book, exploring the countryside or baking in the kitchen. In fact, she loves her kitchen so much she’s one of few woman who wouldn’t mind being tied to it! Her first and foremost love is writing, however, and more often than not you’ll find her on a laptop spinning tales of romance, erotica or dark, paranormal fantasies.

She’s a big fan of BDSM in all of its glorious forms, and her favourite item in the toy closet (a box simply isn’t big enough) is her riding crop.

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Giselle said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for hosting today, Jackie! This sounds like a great read and I love it when you get really compelled right from the beginning!

Christina Mandara said... Best Blogger Tips

♥ Thank you so much for hosting me! ♥ And thank you for a wonderful review :)

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