A Desperate Man – 4.5 Stars

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by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine

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Release Date: December 16, 2014

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book blurb

Fantasies – we all have them.
For some it’s their dream job; others want the wedding, the 2.5 kids, the white picket fence.
My fantasies are a bit more…depraved.
Dark and sinful, they have destroyed relationships and my livelihood, yet I still submit to them like a slave.

Sex.
For most, it’s a natural expression of love, caring, or lust.
But there are those of us who can’t stop once we’ve had a taste.
Those of us who don’t want to.
And the shame of that never-ending cycle will eat us alive…

My name is Evan James, and I am a sex addict.

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about the author

Brooke Blaine

You could say Brooke Blaine was a book-a-holic from the time she knew how to read; she used to tell her mother that curling up with one at 4 a.m. before elementary school was her ‘quiet time.’ Not much has changed except for the espresso I.V. pump she now carries around and the size of her onesie pajamas.

Her first solo novel, a romantic comedy, is due out in early 2015, but first, she thought she’d write a raunchy story with her best friend that would scar her conservative southern family for life.

If you’d like to get in touch with her, she’s easy to find – just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s dominated her cell phone for ten years.

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Ella Frank

Ella Frank is a #1 Amazon Bestselling Author. She writes both contemporary and erotic fiction and is best known for her Exquisite Series, and Temptation Series.

The minute she began her love affair with reading, she became and avid supporter of the romance genre and has never looked back.

Ella is Australian born and bred but currently resides in Houston, Texas with her husband.

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my review

4.5 Stars

This novella made me pause – I needed a moment to just take all that it was in after I finished reading.  Evan’s tale was explicit, tawdry and more than a little bit dirty. He lives in a world filled with naughty, kinky behavior and the authors took me on a crazy ride through it. Don’t give me wrong I completely devoured it, I was just left speechless when I finished it.

Evan James has an sex addiction. One that he doesn’t fight very hard against.  It has very nearly destroyed his career and the financial lifestyle that he enjoys. He was such a complex and self-destructive character but you almost feel empathy for him. You can’t imagine that he would choose to live his life the way he does, but it does not seem as though he feels there any other options to cope.

After a brief glimpse of the self destruction Evan is enduring, fate steps in and gives him a second chance to redeem his actions and career.  Except his latest of obsession is now in his everyday life – can he find a way to overcome his desires for her or will he stay the same path of gluttony.

This novella ends with kind of a cliffhanger – it’s dramatic but the story is at a nice breaking point. You are left wanting more and incredibly curious where the whole plot is going to go but still feel satisfied.   I am already anticipating volume two and recommend you check the series out.

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