Friday, November 2, 2012

Anything He Wants by Sara Fawkes

Title: Anything He Wants
Author: Sara Fawkes
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Release Date: November 27th, 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 288
Format: Electronic Copy
Acquired: ARC; Netgalley
Interest: Series
Age Group: Very Adult

Lucy Delacourt's temp position isn't quite her dream job but it pays the bills. The highlight of her day is riding the elevator in the mornings with a handsome stranger. Tall, dark, and sexy as hell, Lucy knows he's way out of her league, but a girl can look, right?

Everything changes the day the stranger seduces her. Completely out of character, she yields without a fight, but she has no idea her wanton acts with a man whose name she doesn't know will change her life forever. Because the sexy stranger is none other than Jeremiah Hamilton, billionaire CEO of Hamilton Industries, and one taste isn't nearly enough to satisfy his need.  As the billionaire pulls Lucy deeper into his world of high stakes business deals and ruthless takeovers, he demands nothing less than her complete surrender.  But even as enemies seek deadly revenge against him, she’ll discover that her greatest threat is falling for her fiercely guarded boss…and yielding to her own darkest needs.

I am absolutely speechless...but because this is a review I must say something, so here goes.

This novel was...interesting. The author does not just introduce the characters but she introduces the character with a nice spicy scene in the beginning. It was awkward; I mean, I would be freaked out if a man just comes up behind me and starts to touch and rub up all against me and...other things.

What I can say that I enjoyed about this book is that at least there is some originality. Contrast to Fifty Shades (that comparison was coming, everyone knew) the heroine is at least easy to relate to and she's not afraid of herself. At the beginning she was hesitant and smart, but as things started to roll along she made known clearly what she wanted from the start and that she wasn't going to take any less.

Why I gave it one star? It wasn't the bad writing or anything, it was just the way that the plot was moving along. It felt like I was hiking. Up and down and all around. There wasn't a lot of smoothness is basically what I am trying to say. There were a lot of characters introduced and not a lot of them were developed well. I felt like the author went from the secondary characters and tried to stay focused on the main instead of fully developing the others.

Not to mention the sex scenes weren't what I was expecting. I didn't see much passion between them, besides her on her knees constantly and he telling her she's beautiful and what to do.

Overall, it was different and not just another Fifty Shades knockoff. The way it ended almost makes me want to pick up the sequel, for when it ever comes out. Its a quick read that's for sure.

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