Author: Emily Snow
Reviewed by: Onnica
Basic Story: Sienna Jensen is trying to make her way in LA as a wardrobe assistant on a television show. She has no plans to return to her Nashville hometown, which holds many unhappy memories for her. However, one day she receives a call from her brother Seth, who’d only be calling her if something were very wrong.
She learns that her grandmother is about to lose her home and has only a couple of weeks to move out, as the property has been bought by someone else. She returns at once to Nashville, determined to bring her grandmother back to LA with her. She’s always been there for Sienna and is the only person who made her childhood bearable.
Much to Sienna’s dismay, the new owner of her grandmother’s house is not a stranger, but an old flame and former client. Musician Lucas Wolfe recognises her at once and Sienna is plunged into despair. Buried feelings resurface and panic strike her heart as she remembers how he broke her heart two years ago.
Lucas, intrigued and determined to get Sienna back in his life, makes her an offer. Ten days working for him at his beck and call and he’ll hand over the deeds to the house. No strings attached. What could possibly go wrong?
Why you should read it: Lucas Wolfe starts out as a complete douche bag; he’s arrogant, selfish and determined to bring Sienna under his control. He’s the complete alpha package, but the dynamic between the pair is very well-written. Sienna lets a lot of people walk all over her, but she stands up to Lucas. This creates a lot of sexy tension that fans of the dominant/submissive genre will enjoy.
Believe me, I’ve read A LOT of books in this vain and there aren’t any of the cringe-making clichés present in so many other books.
What you might hate: If you’re totally over the whole sexy, tattooed rock star bdsm-lite vibe, then this book (part one of a two-part series) may not be for you. However, I think for such a popular theme, the author manages to bring something fresh to it.
Rating: 3/5 I read this story in one sitting so it’s fair to say that I found it engaging and hot! Sienna is a likeable character, trying to find her place in the world. Lucas has depths beneath his tough façade and is a mass of contradictions. I’m looking forward to book two, Consumed in January 2013.