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Series: Songs of Perdition #2
on June 23, 2014
Genres: BDSM, Contemporary, Erotic Romance
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In the end, did I stab him to be free of him? And free to what? Fuck? Snort? Party? Or free to be normal
❝I don’t want us to be used any more❞
Let me start off by saying, if you haven’t read KICK, Book One in Songs of Perdition, STOP what you are doing and click HERE! You can’t read USE at all until you started Fiona’s story in KICK! Now, I will see you back here in an hour or so!
For those of you who have read Book One (remember the cliffhanger) you know that Fiona is left in shambles, because she is still not FREE. She is still out of control. She is still broken. She can’t remember the events of the night she stabbed her Master AND Dr. Chapman ‘Elliot’ has left her wanting. Fiona thinks she is worthless, she thinks she is a piece of trash for anyone and everyone to USE as they please and discard afterwards. This must be the reasoning for Elliot’s departure. What she doesn’t know is the real reason why he had to let her go.
Elliot seems to have some issues of his own. Looks like someone is having some urges that seem to be growing stronger everyday. Even though he is in a relationship, doesn’t deter his feelings for Fiona. There seems to be a fine line between personal and professional, and he is teetering on the edge. Elliot’s inner Dom is creeping out to play, and it is SEXY AS HELL!
❝Stop lying to yourself about who you are.❞
Fiona Drazen is a beautiful enigma to me. My heart breaks every time she calls herself a whore, every time she thinks to herself that she is worthless, every time she lets someone use her body for payment from a favor. The fact is, she knows how damaged and broken she is, and she is finally seeing herself stepping away from all the bad, and just living a normal existence. When her imagination takes her to a normal life, she imagined Elliot, and I think he is the reason why she gained some control while being in that facility. If Elliot didn’t return, I’m not sure what would have come of Fiona. It’s disturbing to wonder.
❝He smelled of pleasure and pain given without regret, and when he held me tight, I felt both.❞
I can’t pinpoint how I feel about Deacon. In Book One, we only got a taste of what kind of man he is through Fiona’s flashbacks. Is he good for Fiona? Is he bad for Fiona? Is he just USING her, like everyone else? I just don’t know. In USE, Deacon finally comes to the facility and ‘visits’ with Fiona. Her reaction is one of complete joy. She immediately feels like she can breathe again while he is near. Is that necessarily healthy? Maybe not, but if it gives some sort of control back to her, and she can start feeling more grounded, then maybe Deacon and his rope is exactly what she needs to survive. The good thing is, by the end of USE, I felt like Fiona was going to make some changes in her life. I wish I could say that I had the feeling she was going to kick both men to the curb and try to live just for HER, but Fiona is an ADDICT, and Deacon is in possession of not only her body, but her heart and soul as well.
Will Deacon wise up, and take proper care of Fiona? What will become of Elliot and his craving for dominance? Is there a brighter future for Fiona? From what I read at the end, there is going to be more, but patience will have to rule out on this one. CD Reiss continues to raise the bar in the genre. The way she captivates her readers is incredible. These characters, including the whole Drazen clan, that she brought to life, continues to dig deep into our hearts and fucks with our minds like no other characters before. It’s genius. It’s fascinating, and I can always count on an erotic, emotional thrill ride when I see the name CD Reiss on a book cover.
Missed Book One, KICK? No problem! Check out the links below…