Sunday, September 27, 2015

3.5 Star Review ~ The Watcher by Tara Crescent


Her mother is seriously ill. Her job is tiring and stressful. There is darkness within her, a craving for pain and raw, hard sex. The mysterious Club Phoenix offers Kelly Mitchell all these things.

But surrendering control at the doors of the dungeon is an addictive feeling and with each visit, she fall further and further into oblivion.

All she has to protect her are her safe words and the carefully intent eyes of the Watcher. He is Kelly’s lifeline. But will he catch her before she loses herself completely? Will he keep her safe?

Will she even want him to?

Note: This is a dark read. Happy endings are optional. While all scenes are consensual, they are filled with harsh sadomasochism, anal play and humiliation.

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This is not your typical read! Kelly is so broken with her life.  Everything is so sad and draining she has not out.  Kelly lives away from her ailing mother and with the stress of her job, her home life and her love life, she has no out!

Miles is a long time friend who has some sort of connection with Kelly but their lives are so different, it seems to good to be true when she becomes closer to him that even she expected.

Kelly has taken on a new role in her life and decided that her out would be a BDSM club named Club Phoenix.  Kelly is able to become someone else and let out all of her frustrations or at least try to.  Kelly is so lost the need to feel pain is more than just for pleasure, it has turned into the need to lose herself and life.

Miles and Kelly has an interesting relationship and throughout the book, I wondered why Miles wasn't more of her lifeline.

This book will have you second guess yourself and it is most definitely a dark read. 

Author Bio:

Hello, I’m Tara Crescent. I’ve always fantasized about being a mysterious spy, leading a secret double-life, and now, I find that that’s come true!

Sort of.

By day, I’m a mild-mannered corporate drone in Toronto, but by night, I’m limited only by my imagination; I sit, and I type, and I am a daring writer of BDSM, erotica and romance.

In my spare time, I write of course. I also read, garden, travel, cook, and almost never clean. I just started watching Walking Dead on Netflix (zombie erotica, anyone?), and I’m impatiently awaiting the next episode of Doctor Who. (I would kill for a TARDIS.)

I’ve scribbled bits and pieces all my life, chiefly inspired by what I’m reading, which tends to be mainly science-fiction and fantasy, with a healthy sprinkling of romance and erotica thrown in.

I’m a huge believer in happily-ever-after, but tempered by real life, where happily-ever-after is possible, but takes work.  My favorite kind of romance stories are ones that are somewhat believable; I like strong men and women who know what they want out of life, and are driven to get it.

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Happy reading and writing!

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