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Friday, July 8, 2016

Review: For 100 Days by Lara Adrian


Print Length: 375 pages
Publisher: Lara Adrian LLC (May 24, 2016)

From Goodreads.com: Pleasure has a price . . .

Just when everything in my life is falling apart, I find a chance to turn it around--to step into someone else's glittering world, if only for a little while. I become someone new, no longer the woman defined by an ugly past, but a woman freer and bolder than myself. A woman who isn't afraid to explore every passion, even at its darkest, with a mysterious and seductive man who believes my mask is real.

Handsome and commanding, enigmatic and irresistible, billionaire Dominic Baine is an obsession I cannot afford and should not risk. He ushers me into consuming new pleasures and addicting new desires, until the line between my real life and the fantasy one I've stolen with him begins to blur.

I know I cannot keep my truth from him. I know my past will not stay buried forever. But before I can make it right, everything comes crashing down. I have deceived this powerful, dangerous man . . . and now there is a price to be paid.


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My Rating: 2 stars out of 5

This is another one of those stories that had to potential to be a 4 or 5 star read - if it would just break out of the "cookie cutter" mold that this genre has fallen into. For the most part the author's writing style was decent - and I enjoyed to aspect of Avery having not only a troubled past, but one that haunts her as well. If the author has stuck with that and cut way back on the sex? Oh yeah - I bet this book would appeal to a lot more people. 

Don't get me wrong, I like a steamy scene thrown into my books as well. When it moves the plot forward. But not when it becomes so repetitive that I find myself skipping pages of the book just to get past it. 

There were also parts of this story that I just found to be completely inconceivable.  For starters - what successful model do you know of that meets a relative stranger in a bar (granted Avery was the bartender - but still) - and not only hands over $5,000 in cash, but the keys to their mutli-million dollar apartment as well? The fact that she needed a house-sitter is understandable, but I wouldn't be handing that sort of thing over to just anyone. 

Also, Avery comes across as being very weak - another thing that these books are becoming known for. They just can't give their women a backbone. What is so hard about telling someone that you're house-sitting? Or that you work in a bar? Trust me, anyone in the "upper society" the way Nick is would know you aren't "part of his world" simply based on how you are dressed and how you carry yourself. There is no point in pretending to be something you're not in order to impress a guy. 

Overall - if you are one of those people who love 50 shades and others of that same ilk, this story will be right up your alley. Be warned, it is part one of a three part series and does end of a cliff-hanger. I however, will most likely not be continuing on with this series. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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For 100 Days is available from Amazon.com

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