Monday, October 27, 2014

Review ~ EXPOSED BY FATE by Tessa Bailey

Exposed by Fate (a Serve novel, #2)
by: Tessa Bailey
Series: Serve
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 27, 2014
Source: Publisher ~ Entangled Brazen

He’ll train her to lure another man. She’ll lure him instead.

When interior designer Eliza Ballas accompanies a friend to New York’s premier BDSM club, she’s taken aback by the sheer want that overruns her body—especially when a sexy Brit assumes Eliza is adept at dark, sensual arts. If she’s going to play, she’ll need an erotic education, and she knows just the man to teach her how to submit…

Oliver Preston isn’t one to turn down pleasure, but Eliza’s his sister’s best friend, and he’s torn between a sense of duty and his rock-hard need to find out if she tastes as delicious as he’s dreamed. Unable to handle thought of another man owning her body, he draws Eliza deep into his world of exquisite pain and pleasure.  He has three lessons to instruct her. Three lessons to drive them both to the brink of ecstasy. And three lessons before he must give her to another man...if he doesn’t lose himself first.

Tessa Bailey has brought another sexy addition to the Serve series with Exposed by Fate and whilst it's predecessor, Owned by Fate had the edge for me (Jonah, need I say more), there's no denying it was a hot heartfelt read. And who falls the hardest is unexpected.

Using one of my favourite tropes, best friends older brother, I must confess Oliver Preston wasn't entirely what I was expecting.  Vocally he's dominant. Our man definitely talks the talk but he wasn't what I anticipated when it came to the actual delivery.  I'd argue he was more demanding than dominant.  I liked him, but for a while he wasn't causing those inner flutters that Tessa's men usually bring, despite he and Eliza having a great chemistry and one that balanced care and compassion against needs and desires.

"You'll do as you're told.  My palm is dying to make contact with your ass.  Don't give me an excuse."

Eliza was completely likeable; her submissive streak is very much limited to the bedroom and with her spunk and determination she brings out the real Oliver, the Oliver who made my heart ache and whose character traits hugely surprised.  Each of Tessa Bailey's heroes are unique, and as in real life, you can't feel the same about everyone.  He may not be my favourite of her men, although he is a fine specimen, nor may it be my favourite of her novels, but it's a great addition and she by no means disappoints.

"You were spectacular.  I’ve never seen anything half as beautiful as you were. As you are."

Copy received courtesy of Entangled Publishing for an honest and unbiased opinion.

Rating: 4

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