Series: Sinful Secrets #1
Published by: Self Published
on June 21, 2015
Genres: Dark Erotic Romance
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Dear A. –
I am writing to express my gratitude for your gift. There are no sufficient words, but please accept my sincerest thank you.
She writes me back.
I didn’t expect that.
She tells me she’s a lover of chicken pizza and video games, a hot sorority girl with the nickname Sloth. She wants to know something about me in return. She says I owe her.
This is how she saves my life. She doesn’t even know it. We’ve never even seen each other. But I need a reason. Just one reason to continue. She becomes mine.
The anonymity is good. She doesn’t need to know me, but I need her kindness. We both live our lives: a letter here, a post card there. For three years, I escape my demons. And then one day I’m pulled back in.
I’ve resigned myself to what I know is coming. Until the girl I’m spanking gives her safe word: Sloth.
And then the lie I’m living starts to unravel.
I’d like to start this review off with a HOLY SHIT! I mean WOW! This is going to be a hard review to write because 1.) I haven’t been released from the book hangover SLOTH put me in. 2.) My emotions are everywhere, and I’m having a hard time putting it into words that make a lick of sense. 3.) This needs to be a spoiler free zone, but I just want to SHOUT OUT everything there is to know! Ok, deep breath. I can do this. Are you ready? OKAY good!
Let’s start off with the author, Ms. Ella James. Besides the fact that she is utterly brilliant, which is a total given, James takes us on one HELL of a ride in this latest release of hers. In my mind, this woman rules the dark erotic romance genre. She delivers EVERY. SINGLE. FREAKING. TIME. If you are a dark romance reader, and you haven’t cracked open one of her stories yet, OMG…get with it man! They are all pretty much incredible, mysterious, deliciously dark treats that will satisfy your entire being. With SLOTH, she had my stomach in knots the ENTIRE way through. NO break! NOTHING! There was NO WAY, I was putting this sucker down! NO WAY! If you want to read toe-curling, stomach-dropping, breath-catching, chest-aching romance, ELLA JAMES is your author.
Okay, now let’s get to the storyline. I’ll be honest, this has to be short. I don’t want to reveal ANYTHING that might spoil the read for you. When you start this journey of reading SLOTH, be prepared to be perplexed, flabbergasted, and emotionally spent. So many questions pop-up, but you have to be oh so patient. The mystery, the intrigue, the out of this world bombshells that are dropped in our laps, you won’t be prepared for any of it. When little pieces start coming together, you can tell yourself, OH YEAH, that’s right! But in reality, you had no fucking clue that was going to happen. I laugh now, while writing this review, because that was me. I told myself I had it all figured out, but did I? HELL NO! Ms. James still managed to pull the rug out from under me. That little she-devil!
And finally, I’m embarrassed to say (well, not really) I absolutely bawled my eyes out at the ending. Do you think I stopped crying once I reached the end? NOPE! I put my kindle down, closed my eyes, and realized that I could NOT stop thinking about this book, these characters, and the emotional hell that it put me through. My eyes would NOT stop leaking. I woke up all puffy eyed, and I thought I was going to cry again, but I pulled myself together and went on with my day. Now, here I am a couple of days later and my stomach is still in knots, and I’m STILL thinking about this book! I mean DAMN! What do you say about a book that puts you through one HELL of a ringer, but you come out so much better for it? And even though I was emotional, sad, and my heart-felt broken and mended all at once…I can say that I was completely thrilled by this. THIS is why I read every single day. This brilliance, Ella’s brilliance of the written word takes me to a place I never want to escape. It’s very rare to come across a book that affects me this deeply, but when I do, I cherish it. I read it over and over again, and I share the love. I want everyone to experience this feeling when they read. It’s just incredible and so so hard to describe.
In the end, I can’t say enough good things about this latest read. I immediately felt this intensity, this pull, this electricity from these characters and their stories. If you are looking for a masterpiece of a read that will drain you, obliterate you, and then carefully put you back together, then my latest TOP PICK of 2015 will do the trick. SLOTH is my most HIGHLY RECOMMENDED book of the year so far! Thank you SO much for sharing this story with us Ella! You continue to amaze me with your work!