Title: Addictive Lunacy
Author: N. Isabelle Blanco
Series: Compulsions #1
Genre: Erotic Romance, Romance
Heat Level: 3 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch: Mindy
See Mindy’s Goodreads Review Here
Calum Alexander lived his life one way. With purpose and moderation. Everything was set in place and everything happened according to a plan.
That is, until his picture perfect engagement falls apart and his crazy brother Lucas gets him to agree to a night out. Calum is left to fend for himself when Lucas decides to bail, and “fend for himself” he will need to.
A vivacious and obviously young Livana Payne catches his attention and before he knows what’s going on, they end up talking. By the end of the night, Calum is on fire for the impish girl who’s managed to ignite an inferno within him.
Yes, she’s twelve years younger and the complete opposite of what he’d imagined in his life, but he hungers for her in a way that’s frightening. Drunk and surprisingly out of control, he’s dead set on his need to have her.
But the moment he accidentally lets it be known that he’s recently single, Livana is having none of it. There is no way she’s getting involved with a man who just broke up with his fiance.
No, they were going to have to wait. Calum’s need for her somehow kept growing. As the days went by and he got to know her more, Livana seemed to be stealing all of his sanity.
As much as she wants to wait it quickly becomes obvious to Calum that he’s losing his grip to the monster she’d awakened within him.
He’s about to lose control and when he does, he knows there’s going to be nothing gentle about what he’ll end up doing to her . . .
“She was a cold, stuck up bitch anyway.”
Well, if that doesn’t get you attention…. The rest of the book will. What I loved about this was the lustful build up between Calum and Livana. It was so fucking hot it about melted my kindle!
I think Liv is definitely the aggressor in starting this relationship. Calum is attempting to reenter the dating scene and due to his recent breakup he has no flirting skills. Liv is throwing out signals but Calum is too
sweet naive to take advantage.
There is a phone sex scene that will melt your pantaloons right off. Sweet merciful LAWD! With that being said, a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do… Take charge and fuck his brains out!
“For God’s sake, will you fuck me already?”
When Liv and Calum finally sealed the deal… it was like I got punched in the ovaries. D. E. L. I. C. I. O. U. S!!! Then when Calum’s alpha takes over… *shivers* WHEW! This is where my kindle about short circuited.
Ok, I must address Liv’s ass because it seems to be a major focal point. Calum has an ass fetish. He talks about Liv’s ass through the entire story. It’s not bad, but it is a little comical how much he loves dat ass. Hypnotized by the sway of her ass.
“Her ass was small but unbelievable plump and it swung side to side right in front of my face with each step she took. Just side to side. Side to side.”
So, I’m stuck between 3 and 4 stars. The writing is fantastic and I give it 5 stars, and I would expect nothing less from Blanco, but the story was a little lackluster for me. Let me try to explain my feelings… The story isn’t bad, but I keep wondering what was the purpose. What was the story trying to say? Where was the story trying to go? Hmm, was it the older guy (33yr), younger girl (21) fantasy? Is it that all the characters in the book have similar stories? Is it about Liv’s ass? What about how Calum recovers from a lifeless relationship? I just don’t know.
Overall, it was pretty good. The story flowed really well, the sex was scorching hot and there are some funny giggle moments. I really like how the story is told from Calum’s POV. You don’t see that very often and it’s a really nice change. I love Isabelle Blanco’s writing style. I would have preferred to have a plot but the sex was so good it more than made up for it. Now.. on to the next one.
I received a copy of this book via the author in exchange for an honest review.
N. Isabelle Blanco was born in Queens, NY (USA). At the age of three, due to an odd fascination with studying her mother’s handwriting, she began to read and write. By the time she’d reached kindergarten, she had an extensive vocabulary and her obsession with words began to bleed into every aspect of her life.
An avid reader in her teens, her fascination with Japanese anime eventually led her to the universe of fan fiction, which became her on-again, off-again hobby for the next ten years. During that time she amassed a following of fans that, by her own admission, she would never be able to live without. It was those fans who encouraged her to step beyond the fan fiction realm and try her talent in the publishing world.
N. Isabelle Blanco spends her days working as an author, web programmer, marketer, and graphic designer. That is when she isn’t handling her “spawn”, as she calls her son, and brainstorming with him about his future career as a comic book illustrator.
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