Descended by Rose Devereux
(The Red Blindfold Series, #1)
Publication date: February 1st 2016
Genres: Erotica, Romance
“When he said he wasn’t like other men, I should have believed him…”
It’s Sophie Quinn’s chance to make a name for herself. Her assignment: interview investor Marc Brayden, descendant of the most notorious sadist in history, the Marquis de Sade. Her mistake: falling hopelessly, obsessively in love.
Marc is mind-blowingly sexy, but determined to stay away from Sophie. She brings out powerful dominant urges that are dangerous to them both. But when he loses control, the pleasure is more than either of them can resist.
Sophie shut down her heart after too much betrayal and loss. Now she’s thousands of miles from home and under Marc’s spell. What is he hiding? Why do his desires torment him? Torn between love and the truth, she resolves to learn everything she can about Marc’s cryptic past, even if she risks losing him forever.
This is an intriguing story. The background gives it a twist as against the usual offerings in this particular genre, and the writing style lent itself well to the foray into a BDSM style relationship between Marc and Sophie.
And for me, the strength of this book is the uncertainty which is laced through the narrative. Told from Sophie’s point of view, her tentative steps into the unknown possibilities of a relationship with Marc are a counterpoint to the shame and embarrassment she feels at some of her actions, which leech from the page at points.
An interesting start to a series of books and I look forward to reading more from this author.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Rose Devereux writes shamelessly erotic romance, some of it light, some of it dark, all of it sexy. In her other life, she is a traditionally published author whose books have been translated into five languages. Reviews of her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan, The Boston Globe, New York Magazine, and the Associated Press.
She loves animals, sleeping late, champagne, and alpha males.
She lives in sin with her boyfriend and two cats in Boston and New Hampshire.