Excerpt #4: (NSFW)
Against my lips, she whispered breathlessly, “See? I knew you wouldn’t say no.”
Of all the things rambling around in my brain at that moment, the word no wasn’t among them. How much I wanted to bury my cock inside her and fuck her like she’d never been fucked before quickly became my singular thought. I wanted that like I’d never wanted anything else in my life and none of my excuses overpowered my need for her.
Her hands roamed over my chest and she stared down at wherever they touched, her eyes wide like the feel of me thrilled her. I buried my hand in her hair and pulled her to me to kiss her hard, needing to taste her mouth and the sweetness on her tongue again.
Pulling away, she trailed her fingertips down over my stomach to where a faint line of black hair disappeared beneath my shorts. My body ached with need as I prayed for her to follow that trail. She stopped and looked at me almost as if she wasn’t sure she wanted to go any further. But I did.
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While undeniably compelling, If I Dream is a book that will tend to cause its reader to be a little conflicted.
The assumption that free will exists.
What we have in this case, is the typical "you will do as I say or..." scenario. But instead of it being employed in the case of a dating/marriage situation. It has been used as a tool for a father to control his daughters.
So much so, that he even denies them the right to educate themselves. (Or, in the case of Serena, tries to.)
At least in the case of our heroine. Who has several chances throughout the book to leave her situation.
Yet, chooses to sit and do nothing. But wait for her father to manipulate her, and play the victim to the even more helpless pawn of a leading man, who is Ryder.
Although, in Ryder's defense. Ryder's reluctance to cross his boss and captor, Robert Erickson, is justifiable. Given the fact that he was nothing more than a glorified slave. Bought and paid for.
This book is truly an exercise in "the cage door is open puppies...put us all out of our misery and walk on through."
The one thing that this book did get right is the SEX!
These badgered bedmates may not have been able to escape the clutches of her domineering father. But they can and do find ways to have some of the most readable sex on the planet. All the time!
All in all, this is a very well written DRAMA!
Serena and Ryder are the perfect star-crossed Romeo and Juliette-esque couple.