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Wednesday, October 14, 2015
I really enjoyed reading this story more so than the first in the series. Twisted by Desire gave me knots in my stomach regarding the way that Jeff spoke to Nikki. It was difficult to understand what she saw in him. More of the story came out in Jaded by Desire and I found out what was missing! The reader never had a chance to read about Jeff’s point of view. Jeff and Nikki go through a whirlwind of emotions through this story; however, the author allows you to see how it effects both of them. I was able to relate to the situations that they faced and my interests were peaked while I read further into the story. I didn’t really notice that I showed favoritism to any character although, they all seemed to have their own secrets in this one.
Jaded by Desire is targeted to a female audience, in my opinion. I rate this one with five stars because it was well written and original; the characters also seemed to be more developed. There wasn’t as much sex which I enjoyed. Sometimes, I feel that too much sex can take away from a potentially great story but this was not the case here. I am excited to read the next in the series called Reclaimed by Desire which will be out in the summer of this year.
When Twisted by Desire finished I still wasn't keen on Jeff, but this book has allowed me to see him in a whole new light. Parts of the story were told in Jeff's voice, which allowed me to really connect with his character. We also found out why he was so against having a baby and the reasons behind some of his bad attitude towards the end of the last book.
This book follows Nikki's pregnancy and her relationship with Jeff. It's fair to say that there are lots of ups and downs which make this book a real page turner. The cliffhanger ending left me desperate to read the third book to find out what happens next in this couples complex and interesting relationship. I hope we don't have to wait too long for the final book in this trilogy!
Desiree A Cox is a talented author, I am really impressed with this series and I enjoy her writing style. I like the way she has built her characters so we gradually find out more of their secrets, and the way she builds drama and emotion. There is a great cast of supporting characters too, and I absolutely love Nikki's young daughter Abby - she is so sweet!
Jaded by Desire is a fantastic book and I give it five big stars.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review as part of a blog tour.
This book leaves off right where the 1st one ended. This story is also told from Nikki's and Jeff's POVs throughout the book. I have to admit Nikki I really didn't care for in this book maybe it was the pregnancy hormones that made her act the way she did throughout the book. I'm not a huge fan of whiney and materialistic characters at all for a leading female role. Hoping she gets some more common sense in the next installment.
Jeff was actually more likeable to a degree in this book since we did get his POV more often which explained his jerk like qualities. He's still not who I would pick for Nikki though but that's just me lol.
Too bad Sky wasn't more in the book just to get his POV about it all and his thoughts since Nikki and him do share a child together and still seem to have the hots for each other.
I love how Desiree gives us more of Jeff in this book. It's definitely something the readers needed to understand him and not dislike him so much. I also love reading his POV.
Nikki and Jeff are freaking hot. You can feel the emotions between them. You can feel their struggles. That definitely keeps you turning the pages. I couldn't put the book down.
Will Jeff and Nikki's love be enough to uncover the secrets? Will Nikki be able to overcome the doubts and suspicions Jason, Blake's husband, has planted in her mind? What if everything Jason told her is true?
We find ourselves continuing on from book 1 Twisted by Desire where Nikki is twisted in two between Jeff and Sky in this book Nikki ends as definitely Jaded by love.
Loved this book in that we definitely get more information on Jeff and I really felt a connection to him, his emotions and his family connection. You begin to understand his coldness and his mystery that I did not like in book 1.
We definitely meet and understand more of their friends and I am glad that Sky backs off and he is not in this book as much.
Fair warning if you hate cliffhangers then you may want to hold off as the last few chapters had me in circles wondering where I had missed this curveball and my god the last few sentences had me cursing the author!
There are a few characters I definitely do not trust, why all of a sudden spill all the secrets, the next book must have some amazing moments where both Jeff and Nikki's lies are about to be brought to the open. I do not see how this relationship can continue with so many secrets.
I feel both Jeff and Nikki need to bring the passion and connection they have in their physical relationship to their emotional one. Jeff working away from home I do not think helps in Nikki's emotional wellbeing I think she needs direction as in some parts of this book I found her a bit immature as a mother.
God I want these two to work themselves out as I know they love each other ......
Jeff was not my favorite character at the end of book one, but getting inside his head was a perfect way to move this trilogy forward. The things that had me questioning Jeff’s motives and actions in book one could now be seen in a different light – events from his past and mistakes that he’s made and how his actions are a direct result of some of those things.
I still found myself aggravated with Nikki at times. I was happy to see she has worked out most of her issues over her feelings towards her ex, but she still struck me as a bit shallow and self-centered at times. When she realizes some of her past mistakes could seriously impact her future, I was glad to see she her recognized just how her actions had come back to haunt her.
Jeff and Nikki together were explosive – the heat between them could be felt coming off the page. I loved the emotional component between the two – you could feel them struggling with how to communicate and could feel the fear they both had about their past mistakes coming to light and what that would do to their relationship.
And of course we are left hanging at the end, waiting to find out what will happen next in the final book of this trilogy. Nikki and Jeff have lots of issues to work through and I look forward to finding out how the author leads us down this path of Lust, Desire, and Love.
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Nikki's life was changing. She was in love, she was getting married, and she was going to have the baby that she never expected she'd have.
Everything was perfect.
Or was it?
Nikki’s love will be tested. Can their love survive the secrets that come out?
Friday, October 2, 2015
During September, I shared information about Twisted By Desire - book 1 in the Lust, Desire, and Love Trilogy, right here on my blog. If you missed any thing, feel free to browse through the previous posts.
Throughout October, I'll share tidbits and teasers from Jaded By Desire - book 2. I'm even going to wrangle an interview out of Jeff, Nikki's husband.
I might just be sharing the Synopsis and a teaser from Reclaimed By Desire - the much anticipated book 3 - so be on the lookout.
Then in November, I'll kick the excitement up to high gear because Reclaimed By Desire will be right around the corner!
You can expect to see the cover on November 2, and you can pre-order your copy at that time. And yes, there will be a giveaway! There's also a November giveaway that will be for newsletter subscribers only.
Those signed up for my mailing list will have an exclusive chance in November to win a signed copy of not just one, but the entire set of all three books in the trilogy. Three people will win. This will not be shared on my blog or on FB - it is only for those on the mailing list. Keep an eye on the newsletters to see how to enter.
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