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“To put it frankly, I didn't like it. It was almost a DNF but I trudged along, wasting my time. Yeah, it had tons of sex in it and that is about all. Sex here, sex there, sex with this person(s), sex with that person(s). No plot. I didn't connect with the characters because I never had the...”see full review » see other reviews »
Reviewed by Guest Reviewer/Jessica & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog
“If you’re itching for some smutty smut, this can definitely fulfill that craving” ~Under the Covers
WARNING! If you are not into Sub/Dom interaction and random sexual partners, this is not for you. Trust me.
Natalie is what society these days refers to as a “power woman”. She does what she wants, when she wants and how she wants and that’s just how it is. She runs a magazine whose main audience is the daily “power woman”. Yet Natalie is alone and can’t seem to understand why all of her relationships never last until her friend Jan refers her to The Haven. Natalie had no idea what she signed up for but apparently failing to submit sexually to her partner is one of her biggest flaws and The Haven is going to teach her how to gain pleasure by submitting. But things turn more complicated than ever when her instructor, Simon, makes her melt in more ways than one. Soon Natalie finds not only her body bound to the bedframe, but her emotions as well.
Now, let me be clear, this book is all sex. Sex, sex, sex, pure and simple. Don’t go into it looking for a love story and some kind of sweetness for your heart. I mean sure the story revolves around Natalie broadening her sexual horizons and in turn falls for her instructor but it’s not meant to be taken so seriously. I didn’t really feel the connection between the two main characters, but who cares?! It’s about the sexual encounters people!
So in short, if you’re itching for some smutty smut, this can definitely fulfill that craving. Just make sure you view the shelves that I placed this book in so you know what you can take!
*Review copy provided by publisher
“Natalie Bowen is a control freak. If she is not in control, then she does not know what to do with herself. This includes behind closed doors in the bedroom. Natalie is actually too controlling. She has been told this by a couple guys. Natalie would like to spice up her love life. This is why when a friend of her’s tells her about the Haven, Natalie is all about it.
Simon has been assigned to be Natalie’s instructor. Once Simon meets Natalie, he realizes that he is in for a great challenge. One that will involve lots of his personal attention.
This book was middle of the road for me. This is not a bad thing but it just means that there was not much going on outside of the sex. Which if you picked up this book, then you should not be surprised. What I just had hoped for was that the story line had been stronger between the two main characters, Natalie and Simon. I thought that Natalie really was stuck up and needs to loosen up more. She did in the end but I mean come on girl, if you are going to a sex retreat to learn how to give up control and make the most out of your sexual experience, then do it. As obviously what Natalie was doing before was not working. So as you can imagine Natalie’s whiny got old pretty quickly. Simon on the other hand, I liked him but I did think he was a tad man towards Natalie. I could tell that Simon liked Natalie but it was like if he showed his true feelings then that was a bad thing so the opposite was to be mean. Thus the chemistry between Simon and Natalie was just ok. Overall, though this is a quick read.
“Oh my goodness! This one is VERY graphic!”Alice wrote this review Sunday, November 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“To put it frankly, I didn't like it. It was almost a DNF but I trudged along, wasting my time. Yeah, it had tons of sex in it and that is about all. Sex here, sex there, sex with this person(s), sex with that person(s). No plot. I didn't connect with the characters because I never had the opportunity to. The dialogue was atrocious. Please disregard part of the blurb of this story. It lied. How it could even be synonymous with Fifty is beyond me. It should read: If you've devoured Fifty Shades, don't read this. Even if you didn't like Fifty but still wanted to explore this genre, I still wouldn't do it with this book. ”Haven wrote this review Tuesday, October 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No