I have mixed feelings about this book. I loved a good half of it and liked the rest but it felt a bit dull at the ending though the BDSM and sex parts were scorching hot.
Even months after saving his wife, Killian is punishing himself for what happened to her by allowing himself no intimacy with Scar. He believes that he is not worthy of her and seeks revenge on her kidnapper.
Scar craves to be touched but since her husband keeps himself at distance from her, she finds herself submissive to Jerricho Black, Dom for hire.
Jerricho brings her over the edge and shows her a mix of pain and pleasure in a way she never experienced before.
When Killian finds out that his wife sleeps with another man, he isn’t angry at her betrayal because they always shared an open marriage, but he is disappointed that she didn’t tell him about it.
Killian hires Jerricho for 40 days and when Jerricho stands in front of Scarlet's door, she is surprised to see him there because she wanted to keep him out of his private life, and she is angry at her husband for bringing him into their house. Now Scarlet can’t decide whether to let him in or send him away. Should she give in to the desire and the dangerous game with Black or should she stop it before it’s too late?
It’s really touching how much Killian loves his wife that he even hired another man for her. I felt his raw pain also when he found out who betrayed him.[ Joel had betrayed him. A man that had always been there with Killian since the beginning. (hide spoiler)]
At first I didn’t understand how Scarlet could hire and sleep with another guy but since it's mentioned that they have an open marriage, they were obviously used to it. Though it felt different this time and Killian was hurt by her doing even though he hired Black for her. I don't get why he was punishing himself though. Because she got kidnapped and hurt? That’s not his fault but he obviously believed that.
I was mesmerized in the beginning but the ending left me hanging. I give this book 4 Stars because it got kind of dull in the last few chapters. Like I mentioned in the beginning the sex scenes and also the BDMS parts were really hot and well written. I loved it. I just say 'bastinado' (though I am not into foot-play myself.)
-- I received an ARC of this book from the author through the Fifty Shades Support Group on Goodreads in exchange for an honest review. --
My rating: 4 of 5 stars