I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Virtue #2
Published by Self-Published on April 3rd 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Erotic Fiction, Love Triangle, Romance
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I fell in love with a lie …
She was beauty and destruction.
Kissing her was a tender song.
Fucking her, a wild poem.
Loving her, my downfall.
But she was mine.
Or so I thought.
I told her I wanted her body
and not her love.
One man offered me his love.
The other, the world.
I’m falling, falling, falling …
And there’s no end in sight.
Reviewed by Joanne
*I received an E-ARC in exchange for review*
I think this must be the longest I’ve waited for a follow up book, and ever since after THAT ending in Easy Virtue, I have been desperate to find out what happened next! They do say that good things come to those who wait, and they aren’t wrong, because this book, this story, was well worth waiting for. It was so good. SO. GOOD.
As I mentioned, that final page in Easy Virtue killed me. My heart broke for Ronan, and I felt Blaire’s shock when she came face to face with him as Lawrence’s driver. I was very much Team Ronan at the end of that book, and I wondered how the story would develop from there.
Sweetest Venom is told from the perspective of all three main characters. Mia Asher pulls this off brilliantly, so good in fact that she had me questioning my loyalties. The more I read from Lawrence, the more I fell for him. I switched from #TeamRonan, to #TeamLawRon. I loved them both, and it was easy to understand how Blaire would find herself with such a difficult decision. I initially thought Lawrence was all business, but he actually had a tender side, and I found myself rooting for him too. I adored care-free Law, and could definitely see how he and Blaire could work well together.
Ronan had been my first choice, but I saw a different side to him in this book. Vengeful Ronan was a force to be reckoned with. There was one particular scene that really shocked me,when I saw how cruel and bitter he had become, but it also had me cheering a little bit too! He had been hurt so much by Blaire and I understood his need to lash out, but the way he did it? Oh man, that stung.
Blaire, well what can I say about her? I really liked her in Easy Virtue, but in this one she grew up big style. I loved the journey that Mia took her on, I think that she needed to grow, to have some self worth, before she could make a decision on what direction her life would take. Would she choose Lawrence? Or Ronan? Or would she leave both of them and chose a life on her own?
I can’t really say too much because I don’t want to risk spoiling it. To say that this book put me through the wringer would be an understatement. I was on an emotional roller-coaster from the very first chapter, and when I finally came to the end I didn’t know whether I needed a stiff drink to calm my shot nerves, or a couple of painkillers for my spinning head! Mia Asher writes with such passion and the story flows effortlessly from one page to the next, I was sucked in by Blaire’s story from the very beginning and I’ve enjoyed every moment of her journey.
He watches me closely. His gaze, sparkling with lust, roves over my figure.
“Like what you see?” I tease.
“Not sure. Why don’t you come a little closer so I can take a better look?”
“Oh yeah?” I get on the bed and crawl toward him, taking my time as I close the space between us. I straddle his lap, rocking my pussy on his cock. “Well, what’s the verdict?”
“Let’s see …” he grabs me by the hips, his long fingers gripping my ass firmly, and pulls me forward until I’m kneeling over his face. I reach for the headboard for support and look down as my breathing accelerates.
“Perfect,” he says, his voice as thick as smoke. Smiling sinfully, his eyes are on me when his fingers spread my folds apart and his thumb begins to rub me in small circles. “Fucking perfect.”
He plays my body like a damn maestro. I bite down hard on my lower lip the moment he drags his tongue along my soaked pussy. He breathes me in, his hot breath caressing my thighs as his hands move me against his eager mouth.
“And so damn sweet.”
Copyright 2016 Mia Asher