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review 2017-12-19 13:18
Gagged (The Clipped Saga, Book 3)
Gagged - Devon McCormack

The conclusion has finally arrived, and I am in awe. Honestly not since Nicholas Bella has an author taken me on such an unbelievable mindfuck like this author has. And while there was a break in writing between books 2 and 3, this author managed to step right back into this world without missing a beat.

 

 

First off, this is a book with painful sex. And while many may shy away from this part of the story it is brilliantly done. These acts are not thrown in for the sake of it. These acts are such an integral part of the story, of these characters and it is in these scenes that so much is revealed about these characters, their nature, their desires and their true heart. Yes…heart. As I mentioned in my review of earlier books, what is the biggest surprise of this series is the heart of these characters and the love they have for one another. Even when you want to smack one of them upside the head… *coughs…KINZER* it is moments later that your heart melts for them just as hard.

 

Trey might have the biggest cock in the series, but it is no match for his heart. I swear the love expressed here between him and His Kid is some of the best moments of the book. And yet, Hayde and what he endures for the love of his life, is equally emotional.

 

EMOTIONAL.

 

Treycore could hear his body in a way he couldn’t describe, he could feel a part of Kid he seemed to only have access to when they fucked. It was what had bonded them, some connection that was so much more profound than anything they could communicate with words.

 

 

He’d lived a long life…a life of aching that only grew and intensified with every passing day. However, as much as he felt like it could be worth it to end it all, there was a reason to live: for Kinzer.

 

GAAAAAHHH…

 

While your ass may hurt, my gawd, these characters feel…they want the pain…they need the pain and it is in these moments that they…live. And I loved how in this installment we got more of their internal struggles, insights and feelings than we have previously.

 

Immortals had a taste for something a little different than mortals. Pleasure was one thing, but the combination of pain and pleasure and the nuances in between were far more appealing.

 

 

“In some ways, the pain is the only thing left to remind me I’m still alive."

 

Another aspect of this one are the numerous WTF moments involving creatures and torture elements that are just so mind-blowingly crazy…including one strap on that is a mix of “Seven” and Lucille from The Walking Dead…

 

 

…and regardless of how crazy…I just couldn’t help the shit eating grin that appeared on my face.

 

 

Because really...Devon came up with this stuff...and I love it!!!

 

Add to all this…new characters we love to hate… Aerysn and Quintz are both amazing additions to this series. Can you trust them or not? Like with previous installments…you never really now.

 

This is a series in which you need to put aside your mortal ideas of relationships, of religion and of sex and just immerse yourself into this world…one that is fantastically developed and explored by one unbelievably creative mind.

 

**Highly Recommended**

 

*An ARC was received in exchange for an honest review*

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text 2017-07-21 15:11
Reading progress update: I've read 58%.
Clipped - Devon McCormack

Trey and Kid 

 

 

 

Love them so hard.  ❤️❤️❤️

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text 2017-07-17 13:25
Reading progress update: I've read 23%.
Clipped - Devon McCormack

“Get your ass up here, smelly.”

 

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review 2017-06-01 18:54
Clipped
Clipped - Devon McCormack

 

And this wasn't just nice...this was brilliant.

 

I have to be honest...I adore Devon and his romances are definitely entertaining with amazingly hot and sweet sex scenes and some great characters but for me...I am more of a sucker for the fuckery that comes from this man.  The Bastard Series up until this point has been my favorite.  But now...this fuckery wins out.

 

The world building here I absolutely loved.  The exploration of the relationship between The Almightly and The Leader (Satan) was a good mindfuck all on its own...but the story that grows from our introduction to dear Jerry to the Fallen and the Hinderlings and then to Maggie just completely worked for me.  And this starts off with some quite disturbing shit.   

 

 

And then there's the fuckery that is the life that the Kid has endured. I, like Trey, fell hard for this character from first sight.  Such heart in this amazing character.  And that's the thing.  Heart.  While this book may be described as erotic fuckery (is that the actual tag on Amazon??) this includes some unbelievably developed relationships that begin seeping out through the lines, through the violence and through the blood.  

 

“I’ve seen centuries of torture, blood thirst, and rape. But every so often, you see some puny mortal do something that surprises you…sacrifice something so precious for the sake of another. For their child. For their lover. I was created to be aesthetically pleasing. It’s a quality higherlings venerate, but when you’ve had that advantage as long as I have, it doesn’t impress you. You come to see the beauty of things unseen. Like those things I’ve seen in mortals. Will, honor, love. When you see things like that, you realize that somewhere inside of these creatures is something beautiful. Something worth saving.”

 

I mean seriously??  Trey surprised the hell out of me.  What a shockingly beautiful character for a book I thought would just be fucked up.  And that is the brilliance that I love.

 

As Kid looked into Treycore’s eyes, he didn’t see the anger and hate that he’d seen before. He saw pain and sadness. He saw weakness and vulnerability. He wished that he could wrap his arms around Treycore and console him. But he knew how stupid that would look. They’d known each other for less than a day, and he was just a smelly mortal, as Treycore had continually reminded him. As much as he wanted to believe that Treycore was sharing this because he was having strong feelings too, he knew that it was more likely that he just wanted someone to share it with…

 

This fuckery indeed has heart.. And don't get me started on Kinzer.  This beautiful broken angel has his own heartbreaking story as well and how this ends for him in this installment just killed me.

 

Casting of these quite memorable characters may take me some time as I locate just the right images...but thanks to a post Sheena (on FB) made...this is my Kid...I can totally see him acquiring this tattoo as well.  <3

 

 

Now to dive into Bound and the fear that I will be left with one hellava cliffhanger.  

 

*Note:  I received these through a Giveaway Devon held on FB.  I can  only hope that the republishing of this amazing series happens soon as everyone who enjoys fuckery needs to read this.  This is certainly not for everyone...but damn...it should be.  

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review 2017-03-13 20:39
Consent
Consent - A.J. Rose

To say that I have pushed my limit on this book is putting it mild.  While the other two books in this series deal with victims of rape and physical abuse, this one does so from the eyes of a beloved character and it was painful.  This one is not to be taken lightly and while I knew briefly what was coming, I was not all together prepared for some of these scenes and the horrific terror our character endured.

 

 

This most definitely was the darkest of the three books so far in this series and if it was not for the love between Ben and Gavin, I am not sure Elsbeth and I would have made it through this book.  But forge ahead we did and what an outcome it was. 

 

This really was quite remarkable and I am so happy to have made this journey.

 

I was stronger with Ben. Always had been. There would always be people who didn’t understand it, either the idea of two men together, or the power exchange we subscribed to. I didn’t care what anyone else thought. The plain truth was I was a better person with him by my side. I could endure more, had more to give back, and had more confidence in myself than ever before.

“I love you,” I said, mouthing the edge of his jaw. “You’re my anchor. I don’t know what I’d do without you.”

 “I love you, too. And you don’t have to find out. Because I’ve got your back, Gavin. Always.”

 

So many characters I want to see explored further with more stories to be told and I can only hope one day we will get them.  Until then, I will love on these a little longer.

 

 

Thank you Elsbeth, for being ahead of me on this and holding my hand.  

 

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