**The Blyss Trilogy: An Adult Dark Romantic Suspense.
This contemporary erotic captive romance book is full of suspense, action, and adventure. This is a dark, erotic thriller that will have you hanging on to the edges of your e-reader as you wonder which alpha male you want to fall in love with. Will you be team Travis or team Nick?**
Book 1 Blyss:
“You and your GQ-worthy looks. You have every woman in here slipping and sliding all over their own drool.”
“This can’t be real; there is no possible way these men can claim they’re sane. ‘I’m in the looney bin,’ I whisper to no one in particular.”’
“This concoction of Jared’s can make the most unwilling and devout Puritan genuinely beg anyone to release them from this yearning, even if the man was a necrophiliac.”
“There’s enough debauchery pervading my brain to make a whorehouse look like a convent.”
Book 2 Blyssful Lies
“It’s just inevitable, a force of nature really, because there always has to be somebody somewhere who is demented enough to thing their life is incomplete if they don’t cause drama for others. Women like this one thrive and feed off controversy as if they are starved piranhas.”
“Oh, God, baby. It seems I’ve waited a lifetime for this very moment.”
“With our souls connected and intertwined, I feel as if this man completes me, like we’re meant to be.”
“I’m done for; I don’t think anyone will ever be able to affect me the way this man does on so many different levels.”
“I can’t get enough of you, of this, of us… I just can’t get enough,”
Book 3 Blyssfully Undone
“I wish I had on spiked high heels right now, because I’d use them to jab her in the eye. She really needs to wear a bib to catch her drool.”
“My mind is like a piece of unclaimed luggage, thoughts endlessly circling the same route on a conveyor belt, taking the same path over and over again.”
“Sometimes his hormones go all dysfunctional, and when they do, he’s worse than a houseful of women PMSing with no chocolate.”
“Call it fate; call it divine guidance; call it luck for all I care, but the bottom line is our souls were born to be connected.”
“I’m met with his stark green eyes, which silently speak to my soul. I can feel this magic between us, and it never gets old.”
With Blyss Book 1 – I was a bit at sea as to what to think about this plot. I was intrigued and wanted to continue, but I was also feeling conflicted. Jules is a naïve, protected, and uptight rich girl has been abducted from her home by an associate of her father. While held prisoner, she is given an aphrodisiac drug that produces a sexual appetite she doesn’t know what to do with, and is to be “trained” by Travis, a handsome and smooth operator, who is gifted in his craft. I can see what’s coming, although in my mind, she is still an unwilling captive under duress and drugs, and while Travis may care for Jules and be the lesser of two evils, he has and is still doing unspeaking things to her and many others… so this seems more than a bit twisted. Jules being an indulged, wealthy, and more than bit oppositional, furthers her own dilemma by her noncompliance, open defiance, and tantrums, leading to her further humiliation and total devastation. But I am also fascinated by the technology and creative elements of the story, such as the “Intelligent Johns.” I am also enjoying the sprinkles of steam as she is being awakened to her sensuality, as well as the use of humor, and of course anyone who esteems the Harry Potter books as much as I do and has the nerve to make fun of steamy romance books while writing a steamy romance book…well they just might be a genius.
Blyssful Lies was quite an action-packed adventure with lots of steamy bits to keep you gasping. It started off rather dark with an unfortunate encounter with Nick that had me cringing. Jules is finally allowed to experience some fun and joy later on to balance out the pain, although she doesn’t totally understand her circumstances. I like having multiple POVs, yet I found myself a bit frustrated with Jules.
Blyssfully Undone brought a satisfying conclusion to this steamy and suspenseful trilogy of 1008 pages. The writing throughout the series was entertaining and easy to follow, which is surprising given all the action, adventure, and emotional zig-zagging of the characters. We work our way through several interesting plot twists, annoying and obstinate behaviors, and multiple temper tantrums from several different characters, mental break-downs, shoot-outs, and several abductions and narrow escapes; this poor gal is just truly cursed. In addition, there are loads of delicious erotic sensual scenes that had me gasping, and welcome touches of humor and witty banter to lighten things up.