[After Dark] Review: Enamored (Shoshanna Evers)

Review: Enslaved Amazon | Goodreads

Summary (From Goodreads.com)
The second original eBook in the red-hot Enslaved trilogy begins with a dangerous bet that turns good friends into exquisite lovers.

Billionaire BAD Boy Marc Wilde has never met a woman who could fulfill his every need…until he takes his good friend and fellow dominant Mistress Lauren up on a dangerous bet—a bet where she ends up as his sex slave for a week. Can a Dominatrix fall in love with a Dom? Only if she can find a way to submit to Marc’s every desire and be happy about it. Lauren has her doubts…but the flirtation, the friendship, and the sex might be too much for either to resist…

: Shoshanna Evers
Length: 175 pages
Series: Second in the Enslaved Trilogy (read my review for Enslaved here)
Source: Edelweiss

Plot: ★★★
Characters: ★★★
Readability: ★★★
Overall: ★★★

My opinion:

Despite a relentless attraction and friendship, Lauren and Marc know their relationship would never work, because they’re both dominants.  After a mutual friend suggests Lauren may in fact be a switch, Marc suggests a bet, whereby the loser has to be the winner’s sex slave for a week.  Frustrated, and convinced she won’t lose, Lauren agrees, tempted by the possibility of Marc as her slave and determined to explore if there is anyway a relationship between them could work.  When Lauren loses the bet she is horrified but whilst Marc has always been a dominant, Lauren’s progression into dominance occurred later – could she learn to loosen her grip on her role for Marc?

Enamored is the second book in the Enslaved trilogy, but I think you could happily read Enamored without having read book 1, Enslaved.  I personally preferred Enamored to Enslaved, probably because I liked Mistress Lauren more than Elisabeth.  I also felt that the romance was stronger throughout Enamored, and I really cared abouth both Marc and Lauren, and their relationship.  The story came off as lighter than expected though – much more fun and light-hearted than the difficult struggle for control I expected.  That’s not necessarily a bad thing, particularly since I think this is too short to do a stronger struggle justice.  If you’re looking for a romance with BDSM elements and a happily ever after, you’ll get it – just don’t pick this up if you’re looking for angst!

The Happily Ever After is a little unconventional, but I think it really works for the story. I can’t say any more than that without giving anything away!

I enjoyed Enamored, but in all honesty the first two books have left me feeling like this is actually The Roman Trilogy, rather than a book for each of the BAD boys.  I do feel bad for him, but at the same time, I picked up the book expecting to explore Marc’s relationship with Mistress Lauren, and then felt Roman dominated a bit too much.  I’m looking forward to Enraptured, the final book in the trilogy, because I do want to know how things will work out for Roman, and I expect him to dominate that book!

Buy it? This is £3.99 on kindle at the moment – I’d probably buy it for a chilled out evening home alone.
In a nutshell: Intriguing premise, nice characters and a quick, easy read.

Other Reviews of Enslaved: My Reading Obsession | Dear Author | New books on my shelves

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