REVIEW: If you have been following the Inside Out series and the novellas closely you have probably experience all sort of emotions, from sadness to sexual excitement. My Hunger is the next novella that explores Mark’s inner demons and feelings after learning his submissive Rebecca is dead and that his mother was diagnosed with cancer. While he is still trying to come to terms with Rebecca being dead, he is also trying to understand the new obsession that plague his mind and body. I have enjoyed the thrill of the novels and now that we have these novellas to fill in the blanks I am enjoying whole story and characters even more.
From the beginning I have been a big fan of Mark, I find his character to have the complexity and mystery that Chris character lacks. Though both have demons and tons of issues I think Mark shows more confidence and that I find it to be a lot sexier than his looks. I enjoyed My Hunger because once again we explore Mark feelings, feelings he isn’t always used to experience and therefore his battle with his heart and mind makes him the more interesting. I think this story even as short as it is has a lot more substance than some of the other novellas in the series. I think Mark is more engaging and dynamic in this novella than he was in Master Undone.
I enjoy his vulnerability, the situation and the stress that he is going through are making him lose control, the control he has fought so hard to maintain. But while I think his control makes him the man he is, his vulnerability makes him more desirable and I think that’s what makes Mark’s character better as a whole.
My Hunger is a great continuation to the Inside Out Series, it keeps us entertaining and wanting more, giving us glimpses into Mark’s mind and heart, a heart we thought didn’t beat and didn’t know love. I can’t wait for the next installment. I am looking forward to seeing Mark experience more loss of control and I want to see how far his buttons can be pushed before he burst.
I think Lisa Renee Jones has done a fantastic job creating a character like Crystal Smith. She is the female version of Mark, not in the dominating and forceful ways but in ways that requires calculation, patience and the need to experience sex on a level that requires the body and soul to become one. The sexual connection and tension that exist between these two characters is explosive. Crystal is reserved and mysterious while Mark is possessive and dominating. Both characters have very strong minds and personalities and their clashes are not only sexy but at times quite realistic and fun.
If you haven’t read the Inside Out Series I recommend you do, Chris & Mark will keep you quivering. The mystery behind the journals and the sexual awakening of some characters bring to the series the needed balance to make it a page turner. Buy the books now and enjoy the ride!