Monday, October 13, 2014
Sweet Obsession & All Messed Up (Windy City Kink) by Kelly Jamieson Review
Windy City Kink books 1 & 2 were my first reads by Kelly Jamieson and I am so glad that I have found her writing. Both Sweet Obsession and All Messed Up provided independent, strong and relatable heroines who have the courage to reach for what they want in their lives even when it doesn't fit in with what the feel is "normal". Although both of these stories are definitely erotic they also contain full and enjoyable stories as well. These are in no way sex scenes with a story forced around them. You get a real story with the sexiness as a bonus. The characters are fully believable and relatable.
In Sweet Obsession, Sasha gets a chance at rekindling a relationship with her high school love. Jack and Sasha shared their first love together, but after an embarrassing encounter that was discovered by Sasha's parents they are separated. Neither has forgotten the other, but have gone on with their lives. After being forced from Sasha, Jack was driven to become extremely successful and has returned to see if there is anything left to rekindle with Sasha. Jack has learned a lot about what drives him and how to channel his desires appropriately and in a safe way. Sasha is still uncertain and insecure about her own desires. By taking a chance with Jack Sasha learns to trust him to help her discover and embrace her own needs. Sweet Obsession provides a well written erotic romance that will appeal to a wide variety of readers. There aren't any hardcore or disturbing scenes, just sweet kink that will keep the reader flipping pages.
Sweet Obsession (Windy City Kink #1)
Wine her, dine her…then untie her.
Windy City Kink, Book 1
Sasha Bendel is a bundle of nerves as she knocks on the door of a Gold Coast penthouse. Her landscape design business took a hard hit when one of her biggest clients defaulted on his payment, and she desperately needs this rooftop garden design project to get back in the black.
But when her potential client answers the door, she’s stunned. It’s her old high school boyfriend, the one her wealthy parents ran out of her life when they were discovered engaging in some youthful exploration of bondage and discipline.
Twelve years ago, Jack Grenville let Sasha’s powerful father intimidate him into giving up the love of his life. With the help of a sensei, he’s overcome his obstacles and accepted his sexual dominance. Now he’s back in Chicago to claim what’s his—Sasha.
One look at Jack brings back all the forbidden desires Sasha’s put on lock-down since that shameful night. No way can she turn down this money-is-no-object job…but can she resist Jack’s no-knots-barred determination to recapture her heart?
This book contains a woman with a sweet tooth, a man with a sweet obsession, a cupboard full of bondage rope, and some not-so-sweet kink.
In All Messed Up, Mallory and Joe take advantage of a chance encounter and lowered inhibitions to take a breather from both of their very messy lives. The troubles that Mallory and Joe face are realistic and relatable which made it very easy for me to become invested in what happens to them both. Mallory, like many women, takes on more blame and guilt than was truly justified but it just made her character more realistic. Joe is dealing with his feelings of inadequacy after always falling short of the standards set by a man who turns out to not be his biological father. By searching out his biological father Joe is looking to find where he truly fits in and connecting with people who will feel more like home to him. Coming together by chance proves to be the best bit of luck for both Mallory and Joe. The fireworks explode swift and hot for this couple and the journey they take both together and separately made for a fun read.
**I received ARCs of both Sweet Obsession & All Messed Up in exchange for honest reviews.**
About All Messed Up (Windy City Kink, #2)
If he’s a mistake, she’s ready to make him her favorite mistake. Mallory Hurst has tried to live a life that makes up for past mistakes. But now she faces a huge ethical dilemma. Her pharmaceutical company’s unapproved, off-label use of a medication puts lives at risk, and her protests have fallen on deaf ears. Hoping a trip home will clear her head, she boards a plane for California. And strikes up a conversation with a handsome stranger. Joe Mason recently learned that the man he’s called father all his life… isn’t. At least that explains why he never measured up to his older brothers. Flying to meet his biological father for the first time, he meets a sleek, sexy woman who makes him want to mess up her perfect hair. Shared conversation leads to a shared drink between flights, then when their flight is canceled, a shared bed overnight—where their rush of attraction explodes into a night of much-needed kinky fun. Yet a night of hot, messy sex won’t fix anything—in fact, blowing off steam could have blown their lives all to hell…
Warning: Contains a hot cop, a neat and tidy executive, dirty talk, kink in an airport, mile-high shenanigans, a little foot fetish fun. And love, of course.