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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Review: Conquer Me (Royals Saga #2) by Geneva Lee


Print Length: 300 pages
Publisher: Westminster Press (November 11, 2014)

From Goodreads.com: 
Alexander had the world at his feet and me on my knees until secrets tore us apart.
I should stay away from him. I should run. But I'm addicted to him...to the pleasure and the pain. 

He warned me about his dark side...about his past. But I have a dark side, too. Together we'll conquer our demons...if we don't destroy each other first. 

Love doesn't always conquer all, but it can Conquer Me.
 
For readers 18 and up due to mature, erotic scenarios.
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My Rating: 2 stars out of 5

I had literally just finished book one in this series, and was having series reservations about starting this one right away (instead of reading something else in between). I didn't care for the first book at all, but I figured it was better to just "just it over with" and finish off this series before starting another.

Unfortunately, this book was almost as bad as the first. To begin with, the first time Clara comes into contact with Alex after the events of book one, they immediately have sex. There is no coming to terms, there are no apologies, she literally jumps right back onto him knowing full well what happened last time which made me see her as weak and nothing like the strong heroine she was purported to be. 

As with Command Me, this book also contained an over abundant amount of sex. I would even go so far as to say that this read more like a smut book with too much sex and very little plot otherwise. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy good sex scenes just like anyone else, but when it gets to the point that it is literally pages of sex (with a lot of repeating words and phrases), and there is very little actual substance otherwise - you not only begin to get bored with it, but you find yourself skipping the sex scenes in order to get back into the book itself. 


When they aren't having sex, the book moves at a fairly quick pace. I think my favorite scene in this whole novel was the one that took place on the London Eye - it proved that this author was capable of writing more than just sex when it came to her main characters. The sub-plot that was introduced during the housewarming party also gave this one a deeper level that the first book was lacking. 

 I do have the last book in this series, so expect my review on that shortly. From the snippets of actual story and not "add to my word count" sex, I feel that this author is capable of more, and I hope the last book captures that. 


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 Conquer Me (Royals Saga #2) is available from Amazon.com

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