Published by Redhook on 21st April 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance, Erotic Fiction, Suspense, Thriller
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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Equal parts Dexter and 50 Shades, this is the eagerly awaited follow-up to the daring erotic thriller, The Girl in 6E, by A.R. Torre.
1. Don't leave the apartment.
2. Never let anyone in.
3. Don't kill anyone.
The rules were simple and I broke them.
Now I must face the consequences.
Everyone else must face me.
Reviewed by Shannon
*An E-ARC was supplied to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*
This second book in the Deanna Madden series saw Deanna continuing to live her life as a cam girl after venturing out of her apartment for the first time in three years to save a little girl. While she continued to live her life, her adventure in the previous book left her with the knowledge of what being outside her apartment was like and also with a new boyfriend in Jeremy. This second book introduced us to Marcus, a rich, powerful man, recently released from prison and stuck at home under house arrest for three months. Under house arrest, he finds Deanna’s cam persona and quickly becomes obsessed with the idea of finding her and having her.
I absolutely loved The Girl in 6E so when I heard that a sequel was being released I was super excited and jumped at the chance to read and review it. I just loved how different the concept was. The idea of a girl purposely locking herself in her apartment to avoid killing people was just too original. While I really loved The Girl in 6E, I only loved Do Not Disturb haha.
I liked seeing the relationship between Deanna and Jeremy grow but I will say that the relationship between Deanna and Mike, her customer who was also her computer hacker, was more interesting. Mike was the only one who knew about what exactly happened when Deanna saved the little girl in the first book since he gave her intel, which he continued to in this book. We got to see a lot more of him in this book and find out more about him as a character. He was definitely an interesting character and I enjoyed seeing more of him. I think I liked their relationship because besides her therapist, he was the only one who really knew her. And actually I would really like to know more about her therapist, Derek. I definitely think there is more to him than we see.
Deanna was still an awesome character to follow. The way she handled customers and her relationships was interesting. Her “relationship” with Marcus was definitely interesting. He was just crazy and his temper and what landed him in jail definitely made me nervous for Deanna. Of course you think it wouldn’t since she can obviously handle herself as was proven in the previous book. But, she is still a girl who has no training and just a killer instinct. So yeah, I was nervous about the idea of what Marcus would do to Deanna.
With that all said, I will say that the ending was not what I was expecting. It was still very good but I was a little let down. I guess I was just hoping for something a little different. I will say there were still a lot of surprises and while it wasn’t what I was expecting I will say it definitely kept me reading faster. After the last page, the author did note two things she changed and I was actually a little sad that she changed one of them because I thought it would have been a great twist if she left it in.
Now, I am still a huge fan of this series. The originality of it is just too awesome and the characters and the situations they get themselves into is intriguing. I also do love that each book doesn’t end on a cliffhanger and has their own arc. It is just a great series and I can’t wait to see what craziness Deanna will get herself into next.