I wish this one was longer, I just didn't want it to end. I'm not usually a fan of historicals but I loved the way this one was written. I really was rooting for Lily and James. And even though I knew things were going to come to a head, I still cringed and railed when Lily ran away.
I was surprised about Lily's connection to James's wife's family (I bet that makes no sense , but it will when you read it). I was also surprised considering that the author talked about the book being light BDSM that crops and whips were brought out. I thought things were a bit more involved that light but I guess it depends on your perspective.
I'm a huge fan of Ms. Joseph's and I truly enjoyed this one. It's just reminded me of how much I need to get back to her work.
Within moments he was back on his feet, stroking his deck, rubbing more lube on it.
This says it all...
This was a mess. I was intrigued at one point but that didn't last long. And I'm still wondering about the HEA mentioned in the blurb. The two that actually fucked each other I'm not sure ever even knew each other's names.
Note: This was a free smut read so it does meet the standards I was looking for. But...
This one was hard for me to get into. I think the dubious consent wasn't sitting right with me because Kelsey and Theo never had a real conversation about their power exchange before he just started "taking" from her. That made me cringe. BUT, they both enjoyed their relationship and things that Theo did to her so I guess that's what matters.
I thought that the backdrop of circus culture was very interesting and really helped make this story about more than just sex. I thought the ending was a bit rushed, but enjoyed it all the same.
I really like Annabel Joseph's work. She always makes these interesting characters that have my feelings about them go all over the place because they have so many layers.
I will definitely be continuing with this series. I look forward to seeing what's next for the Cirque.