Thursday, July 20, 2023

Book Review: Bait by Jade West


Book Description

A stranger online. Dark hair and even darker eyes that knew my dirty desires before I did.
A fantasy that should never be spoken. But he pulled the confession from me.
And now he’s coming for me.
Rough. Dirty. Dangerous.
It’s supposed to be one night to get me off and make me forget.
He’ll make me his and I’ll pretend I don’t want him to.
I’ll run and he’ll chase.
Because I asked him for this.
I begged him for this.

Tonight, in the darkness, he’s the hunter.
And I’m the bait.

My Review

Let me start off by saying this is a dark romance with CNC kink (Consensual Non-Consent) where both parties agree to a kidnap roll play scene and a "forced" non-consensual encounter that is actually consensual between the two parties. If this is something that would bother you then I suggest not reading this. 

I don't mind a dark romance as long as it's done right and no one is being abused. The fact that these two meet after they both were hurt in relationships in different ways was nice because they both needed someone like the other one after all they had been through. 

Abigail has been trying to find what she needs in the strangers she meets but isn't having any luck. So she puts an ad on a dating site and Leo just happens to see it. He's not sure she's for real and she's not sure he'll be able to give her what she needs...until he does. And let me tell you, these two are smokin' hot together! I really wasn't sure I would like this book and planned to just stop reading it without a bad review if that was the case but this story is definitely a romance with a kinky side to it. It's not all about the sex because there's a back story into both their lives, as well as we see their lives now. 

You would think Leo would be this weirdo person after finding out just how much he likes the chase but he actually turned out to be such a great guy, a great character and I loved him for that. This isn't my usual read but I'm glad I read it. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.