** Audience alert: this is an adult book. It may have triggers, as it deals with bdsm/bondage/
It does contain sex scenes that are explicit. If you are under 18, get your parent's permission before reading.
Derision by Trisha Wolfe
*Dark erotic standalone that may have triggers
Here at Lark and Gannet, you’ll work directly under the partners, being groomed by the most powerful, all-male partnership to handle an exclusive clientele. While within The Firm, your level of training goes deeper, requiring more…varied tasks, which you’re obligated to perform to your Master’s pleasing.Publishes in US: Published May 21st 2016
Are you nervous? You should be. Chase Larkin has chosen you to be his submissive.
Alexis Wilde, will you submit?
All I wanted was to save my brother. Something my parents failed to do—and then, I failed him also. As an introvert, getting ahead in the cutthroat law firm required a level of ego stroking I didn’t posses, and that meant my talents were overlooked. Until Chase Larkin noticed me.
My erotic fantasy come to life, Chase is all powerful, all man, all dominant. In one night, he changed my life irrevocably. Now I’m ruined, destined to crave him forever. His scent. His taste. His brutal touch…
If I never followed him to his office that night, then none of this would’ve happened. A serial rapist on the prowl. Our lives in jeopardy. And only a moment—one pivotal moment—to decide our fate. His life or mine.
*This is a full length, standalone dark romance with an antihero that may trigger uncomfortable feelings for the reader. The court proceedings are centered around a rape case. Although there is no onscreen rape in this book, there are instances of rough sex and violent debasement for the main character.
Genre: adult erotica
Disclaimer: I received this book as an ARC (advanced review copy). I am not paid for this review, and my opinions in this review are mine, and are not effected by the book being free.
Other books by Trisha I've reviewed:
With Visions of Red Book Two, With Visions of Red, With Visions of Red, Book Three
Astarte's Wrath , The Darkest Part, Of Darkness and Crowns, Destiny's Fire , Fading Out, Fireblood, Losing Track,Of Silver and Beasts, Unveiled
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Okay, so I know that I am usually an YA blog and mostly read those types of books, so I totally understand if this isn't for some of my readers. But I adore Trisha Wolfe, and she has helped me branch out into other genres. I know that I can count on characters that I like and a hot romance, even if the descriptions of the sex is ramped up to the max in this and in her Visions of Red series, that was preparation for the hotness and intensity of the BDSM in this one.
Derision is told in alternating perspectives of Chase and Alexis. He is the top guy in the firm and she was an intern and submits her application to be advanced. But the firm isn't just about law, it is about men who are doms/masters, and the ones who are promoted are submissives. They have all been eyeing Alexis but they weren't sure if she was the best candidate. But Chase longed for her and finally claimed her when others were showing interest as well.
Alexis has to decide if she will accept him as her master, and in doing so, she has to face a lot of things about herself. Can she be dominated? Is her shame and self-doubt all because she was missing this from her life? Can she learn to trust again? Chase tries to ease her into it, but he doesn't control his lust as much and rushes a few things.
But it was more than sex, everything just brought them closer together. Alexis figuring out how to still be herself, but to fall into the role of submitting and letting Chase make the decisions about what is best for her. Chase doesn't apologize for who he is and what he wants, and he always gave Alexis an out if she ever decided it was too much. He protected her, and took his responsibility seriously.
Their love and lust plays out pretty quickly. They both have been in a bit of dry spell, and they give in to their attraction and play out fantasies as they are figuring out their details and how their bdsm life will be for them.