Marina Anderson

Legacy of Desire

Maybe i missed the point of this book but i find it to be an erotic novel trying to be a romance novel and failing.

Here’s what i loved: The sex, the bitchiness, the kinky foreplay, the sex, the domineering american and the sex. It was great with all the sex scenes and that he was trying to care in his own way.

What i didn’t love: They met whilst both with other people, cheated on these people, had slept together 3 times and then got married, he was cold, arrogant, presumptuous and rude, she would of naturally fled as quickly as possible instead she allowed herself to be used repeatedly and it made her feel crap yet she went back for more.

The book appeared to be a kink fest to begin with however right at the end when his friends interfere it’s so unlike what would happen, the conversation and situation seemed awkward and unrealistic, the fact he’d be willing to allow the ex’s to set up home in his property or that Pattie would be happy with Phil didn’t seem true, it just felt overall like the beginning and middle of this book were brilliant but the ending wasn’t thought through very well.

Story: 4

Characters: 4

Cover: 5

TJ x

Dark Secret

I’m feeling slightly frustrated with this book, i loved the outrageous story line and over the top sex scenes and hating the little details being pushed aside.

I loved that we got a point of view from all of the characters even if just in the main scenes but hated that anything other than sex was in very short supply.
I didn’t pick this book up looking for a love story and a happy ending but i felt we were given a glimmer of something more just for one of the last scenes to ruin the whole book.
From the beginning i was on edge because the fact one character was British, three american normally leads to the over explanation of how polite, prudish, simple, nesh ect ect ‘us’ British are, British authors trying to write from an american POV normally lead to a misconception of american’s to think the above, just as the British don’t all think that all Americans say ‘ye haw’, ‘ya’ll’ and drink java whilst driving Cadillac, anyway, it was a little hard in places but we got through it eventually.
We are taken to a house that half way through contains Americans and a Brit (in case we’d forgotten), incest, infidelity and orgies, i won’t spoil it by giving away all the details because every page was a new orgasm so it’s worth a read, this was an erotic novel in it’s purest form, pure filth on paper in some places….back to the irritating bit, we knew it, she knew it, damn even his wife knew it but he wouldn’t admit he had feelings….let me tell you now, fiction or not i’d of removed his testicles if i found out what the English girl found out 🙂 and any man that took his work so serious needs to learn a thing or two about priorities, i don’t like the MC very much, he’s an ass but i’ll read book two in the hope he’s left behind somewhere dark whilst we get our kicks elsewhere 🙂
Story: 4
Characters: 4
Cover: 4.5
TJ x

Forbidden Desires

Well this book was certainly better than the first one (Dark Secret)

I wasn’t quite on edge with this book because we’d covered some pretty out there scenes with the first book however again i found myself irritated with the constant distance between the American’s and British during certain conversations.

I enjoyed the fact that in book one i began to slowly hate the main male character and in book two he got everything he deserved, at least we got to see some real emotion and some explanation as to his actions.

I found myself enjoying the contract between the two alpha males and was surprised to find the second male much more dominant and aggressive in his sexual behavior which tends to be the persona given to the ‘top dog’ in a story.

In basic terms this book was what it set out to be, a tale of sex, scandal and eventual divorce (i’m not saying who with though) it got the pulse racing and that’s what the author set out to do.

Story: 5

Characters: 4.5

Cover: 4.5

TJ x

House of Decadence 

I just finished this book, it was the most clinical of the 6 i have by the Author, i was left disappointed but i’m not sure why. I’ll try to explain without giving you the whole story.

I loved the arrangement, her being tied into a contract was great but had me asking if he did that for his sake not hers, I loved that they all had group sessions without the brother and sister coming into contact, i didn’t like that we weren’t given any insight as to what he was thinking, i didn’t like that he was angry his mistress had left but claimed it was what he wanted, i didn’t like that when everything was as the story intended there was such a problem between the attitude of the two women that surely any group playing would of been awkward and uncomfortable, everything made sense until the last sex scene between him and the two women, after that the plot seemed to fall apart and left me asking more questions that i wanted to.
It wasn’t the worst of the 6 book but it wasn’t my favorite either, i’d offer it as a go between read or for travels but not for something to really sink your teeth into.
Story: 3.5
Characters: 4
Cover: 5
TJ x
Desire (The Dining  Club – Book 1)

Another fantastic write by Marina Anderson, The book begins with an ordinary relationship that we soon learn needs to change in order to become something much more, we don’t get given too much detail and it definitely kept me wanting more, I love this authors style of writing and will continue to follow.

Story: 5
Characters: 5
Cover: 5

TJ x

Bound (The Dining Room – Book 2)

(I was given this book in return for an honest review)

I loved it as much as book 1 except for the empty, coldness that radiated off David, as a novice to Kink surely some care should be taken when setting boundaries, to not discuss ‘other people’ being involved is a blurry line that shouldn’t be crossed so it put me on the back foot, also it’s cruel but i’m voting for Andrew to get closer to Grace.

The story didn’t hold any major points so i look forward to continuing the story with these characters and finding out more about The Dining Room.

Story: 4.5

Characters: 4.5

Cover: 5

TJ x

Crave (The Dining Club – Book 3)

My thoughts were confirmed, David is an ass, i feel for Grace so much.
I really wanted this story to show how much David did really care for her however shielding them from the press, pushing her above her levels on only her second bdsm related events, no safeword mentioned and having some stranger penetrate her without discussing it first just makes me want to slap him and drag her out of there to show her not every one into kink it that cruel.
I’ll keep reading and see if my opinion changes, the book is brilliant in the sense it keeps me wanting to read more, it’s just this main character i don’t like.

Story: 4
Characters: 4
Cover: 5

TJ x

Seduce (The Dining  Club – book 4)

This book was so far the worst, it’s the end of one meeting and the start of another which leaves me in limbo when i can’t start the next book straight away, David is becoming cruel, Amber is sadistic and poor grace is left feeling a little over her head, with out this book the story wouldn’t work however i’d of preferred a little more story line or more pages, the stories seem shorter in material and encounters becoming more brief.

Story: 4
Characters: 3.5
Cover: 5

Touch (The Dining  Club – Book 5)

This book was much better than the last two, i felt the story was beginning to drift off and lose it’s point however it just picked it’s self up and got good 🙂
We hear about the real feeling felt by all of the characters except the twins, Andrew is making his move and it’ll be interesting to see what happens in the next book, David seems to be coming undone but there are a few books left to go so i feel we won’t learn much more until towards the end, i still feel the need to scream and kick at Amber but i think that’s the point. I don’t have much more to add since i simply want to get back to reading the next book and tie off lose ends.

Strory: 4.5
Characters: 5
Cover: 5

TJ x

I realize book 6 isn’t here, i wasn’t sent it to review like the others.

Submit (The Dining Club – Book 7)

This Part of the story was brilliant, it drew away from the relationship and was so focused on the ‘tasks’ i loved it.

I still dislike David and prefer Andrew, i also wish Amber would just up and leave in the night but i think that’s the point.

The story seems to lose a bit of something when lots of people are involved and mentioned in a short read but i’m hoping it regains it’self in the last book.

 

Story: 4.5

Characters: 4

Cover: 5 

Tj x

The Dining Room (The whole book)

The Book as a whole was a great read, it lost me around midway for a while until i realized the layout of the characters and that it wasn’t going to change, disliking a main characters isn’t normally the way a book makes me feel but this one did a pretty good job at it.

In the beginning your routing for things to end well for Grace and David, by the end of it i was questioning if she needed her head testing and he needed checking for a pulse, it is a purely dysfunctional relationship and minus the visits to the club i’d question it’s purpose, it’s not put me off Marina’s work but due to the final chapter i wouldn’t recommend the book to anyone not looking for oversexed and highly charged scenes because although it ends in what you’d assume is the right way in actual fact it left me feeling rubbed up the wrong way and i’d of preferred it ended differently.

 

Story: 4

Characters: 3.5

Cover: 5

 

TJ x

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