Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Review: Unleashed by Caitlin Crews


Book Description

Notorious seducer Thor Ragnarsson runs the scandalous Hotel Viking in Reykjavik, where tourists go to fulfill their wildest fantasies. When straitlaced American professor Margot Cavendish gets snowed in while studying Icelandic sex culture, Thor challenges her inhibitions with some very hands-on research—soon she’s exploring every inch of his delicious body. It’s only one night of passion, but when the snowstorm clears they’re left aching for more…


My Review

I knew I had to read this as soon as I saw the heroes name was thor and he ran Hotel Viking. 

Margot wanted to interview Thor but all of her calls to speak to him had been denied so she decides to just show up and see if he'll talk to her. She didn't expect to find herself snowed in at the hotel though. While all she wants to do at first is talk, interview him about his thoughts on sex, he has other plans. He wants to show her in person why he owns a sex hotel as she calls it. At first she says no, but he's persistent and soon she's following him back to a room. 

Since they're at a sex hotel, I thought that it would be more exciting than it was. The sex between these two is mundane at best. It was nice for both of them but I wouldn't call it earth shattering. I was really thinking these two would blow the top off the building and leave me breathless but is was more luke warm if you ask me. 99% of the book is the one night they shared in his room and all the conversing back and forth they did. 

I really like the idea of a pleasure hotel where people go to live out their fantasies. This place sounds like a lot of fun. These two not so much. The book was entertaining to read if you're looking for two strangers having sex for the first time and a lot of conversation. But if you're looking for a deep dark fantasy with lots of kink, look elsewhere because it's not here. 

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars. 

Disclosure: I was given this ebook for free via NetGalley but all opinions are my own.

30 comments:

  1. Interesting. I suspect I would have been disappointed too. A pleasure hotel ought to offer more than bread and butter sex (pleasant as that can be).

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  2. Two people yapping a bunch may not be the best

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    1. lol No, not when you're expecting a little kink.

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  3. Yep, what Pat said!

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  4. I've always loved Caitlin Crews novels. I used to review her when I reviewed the Harlequin Presents Line for RT Magazine.

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    1. This is the first that I've read of her.

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  5. Bummer, the blurb sounds so much fun! I totally agree that with the promise in the blurb I'd be expecting a lot more from the book than it sounds like you got... Will skip this one me thinks!

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    1. I expected so much and got so little.

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  6. hmm I confess that I'm not sure it's for me

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    1. Really wasn't worth it if you're looking for excitement.

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  7. Well, at least it was nice for them, lol. Sorry it wasn't better. It sounds terribly disappointing to me.

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    1. I was disappointed. Maybe they thought they had hot sex. lol

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  8. The blurb does sound intersting, especially since I’m visiting Iceland next year. From the blurb you’d expect a very hot book.

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    1. I was so looking forward to some hot hotel time. But all I got was luke warm sex.

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  9. Lol Icelandic sex culture

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  10. I assumed this book would be racier! Reykjavik is an amazing city though - shame these two don't get out of the hotel to discover it!

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    1. Me too. I really thought I was in for it.

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  11. Yeah, I can see why that would have left you flat the way the situation set this up to get smoldering hot.

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  12. Ohhh. I read one Dare and it was super hot! I don't know if it would be hot for anyone else as tastes vary.

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    1. That's true. I was expecting more though.

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  13. I would have thought that this would be a lot more as well. I think that I would have wanted a bit more myself.

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  14. When you said sex hotel, I just thought of brothels. LOL.

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