Friday, 17 October 2014

Blog Tour & Review: One Urge, One Plea, Keep Me Trilogy by Scarlet Wolfe

One Urge, One Plea, Keep Me Trilogy

Scarlet Wolfe

Publication Date: April 3, 2014
“Tie me up, so I can be free.” –Alayna.

Erotica romance author and owner of one of the largest publishing companies, Damon Lear, has secrets that keep him out of relationships and into behavior that is taboo to many. He is willing to set his strict rules aside for one memorable night with romance writer, Alayna Wynn, who he meets at his friend’s wedding. He fails at propositioning her, but they share one heated kiss, and he assures her they will meet again.

Damon gets his opportunity to seduce her when he rescues Alayna, keeping her from being stranded in an airport during a snowstorm. Unable to leave his penthouse for days, she discovers it is impossible to resist the handsome, mysterious man who wants nothing more than to give her pleasure and make her submissive. Alayna’s heart encounters feelings she wasn’t expecting, and when her needs are not met, they both attempt to move on.

Damon sees that living the way he did before she walked in and out of his life is now impossible as thoughts of her consume him. He lures her back, and Alayna falls deeper into his world of BDSM. She is surprised to find it thrilling and wants to please Damon more than ever, being a willing participant in his hot fantasies.

Their relationship is soon threatened when details from Damon’s past are leaked to the media. He’s forced to take Alayna away and share with her his darkest secrets. Exes resurface, family interfere, and paparazzi stalk them, causing chaos. During it all, Damon battles to hold on to control by pushing Alayna sexually, introducing her to new, enthralling experiences.

He soon realizes he’s losing the hold on his heart when he witnesses Alayna fighting for the both of them. Will she submit to him completely? Do they stand a chance when obstacles from their past collide with their newfound relationship? Or will this news cost Damon his reputation, business and most importantly Alayna?

This is a sexy, steamy erotica romance that will leave you wanting more. For a mature audience due to explicit sexual scenes and harsh language.

Excerpt from One Urge: Damon's POV

I bring her head back down, and her eyes meet mine, displaying a mix of longing and fear.
“Don’t look away from me again, Alayna. It’s too late for you to wimp out now. It’s a shame you’re uncomfortable with me admiring your beautiful face.”
“That’s not it,” she says with a biting tone.
“What is it then?” I’m curious, surprised she spoke.
“I don’t want to admire yours. I don’t want to want you.”
“Why?” I clamp her wrists harder and push her head inches from mine.
“I’ll get attached, and you’ll leave me hurt.” Her breath whispers across my lips, leaving me unable to resist kissing her again. This time it’s controlled and slow, our tongues exploring, tasting, and getting acquainted in a profound way before I pull her back again.
“You’ll be stronger, Alayna, having explored the part of you that you’ve been afraid to know. You’ll beg me not to stop, and when leaving here, you’ll believe you’re the gorgeous, sensual being I see in front of me.”

Excerpt from One Plea: Alayna's POV

After he calms, he pulls my wrists down between our chests and unhooks the belt. Throwing it to the floor, he collapses onto me. My arms instinctually wrap around his back, and he lets them.
“How you respond to me, Alayna, drives me wild.” His face nuzzles between my neck and hair, and I’m surprised when he relaxes, giving me the time to bask in the feel of his solid wall of strength and most importantly, the intimate moment we’re sharing.
“I’m taking you to dinner, and I want you to wear your black dress. I didn’t get to remove it last night.”
“I can’t; it needs laundered.”
Damon lifts his head to look at me.
“I had Margaret take care of having it cleaned while you were out today.”
“Um, OK. I appreciate the gesture, but do I have no privacy where you’re concerned?”
His face goes back into my hair. “Have I told you how good you smell?” he asks in a muffled sound.
I begin to giggle and feel him smile against my neck as he aims to distract me. How will I ever have a say with this man?

Right from the beginning, I was pulled into the plot. Alayna, a romance writer, reluctantly heads to NYC to take part in the wedding of her long-time friend Felicia. Alayna listens with dread, when her friend gushes about one of the guys who has been invited by her soon-to-be husband. Yeah, that's all Alayna needs, her friend playing matchmaker again! Damon, a college friend of Seth; soon to be married to Felicia has insisted he be part of his wedding celebration. Just what he needs! He doesn't do romance and relationships. When Alayna and Damon meet, it begins a journey of discovery for both of them.

I love the fact that we get both POV's throughout this trilogy. Equally, I like the balance of the storyline. Both characters have their insecurities and secrets. Damon is an enigma; hiding a side of himself he shut from his own mind a long time ago. Alayna appears to be meek and naïve, but is in fact riddled with low self esteem and inexperience, brought on by the devastating break up of a seven year relationship. Both are drawn to each other like powerful magnets; afraid of the consequences when they give in to new needs and desires. Taking risks and shifting personal boundaries for themselves as well as each other.

I have a love/hate relationship with novella serials. I much prefer to read them when a series is complete, just as I have with this trilogy. However, in this instance, I may have enjoyed the overall experience if I'd stopped and paused after each novella. By the time I got to #3 - Keep Me, I wanted to skip the sex scenes and continue with the story. Less is definitely more in this case.

3½ ✰'s - arc received in exchange for an honest review

 Inordinate Desire (An Additional Novel to the One Urge, One Plea, Keep Me Trilogy)

Publication Date: October 18, 2014
In this addition to the One Urge, One Plea, Keep Me Trilogy, Damon and Alayna are learning to find the balance in themselves and their newfound relationship. After acquiring Vasser Publishing, Damon is forced to put in countless hours at the office, which leaves Alayna time to wonder if she is falling short in meeting his desires. She is secretly curious, wanting Damon to take her farther into the sexual world he once played in, but Damon is rediscovering Reed, believing that side of him is what Alayna yearns for.
Her brother, Curtis, has a profound reason to disapprove of Alayna and Damon’s relationship and is determined to get her away from the man she has committed her future to. Alayna’s loyalty to Damon is put to the ultimate test, forcing her to make a decision that no one should ever have to make.
What will she decide when seconds matter most?
And will this passionate couple, who love and honor at a depth beyond reason, finally have their happily ever?
This novel is for a mature audience due to harsh language and descriptive sexual scenes. One Urge, One Plea, Keep Me must be read prior to reading Inordinate Desire.

Inordinate Desire Teaser

Scarlet Wolfe began writing in January of 2013 as a way to distract and heal from some of the grief she was dealing with after the death of her teenage son. She instantly fell in love with bringing characters to life. Releasing contemporary romance throughout 2013, she has branched out this year, releasing erotica and teen.When not writing, Scarlet enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves coffee, chocolate, wine, stories about possessive, hot alpha males, and other flavors of ice cream besides vanilla. smiley She hopes her writing will encourage readers to feel more comfortable exploring their sexuality.

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