** Originally posted @ SinfulReads Blog
- Rating 4.5 of 5REVIEW:
I was super excited when I was given the opportunity to read Slow Satisfaction – book 3 of the Struck By Lightning series by Cecilia Tan. It brought back the amazing, sexy, sensual and mysterious James. A man whose identity was a mystery and whose kink and dark desires brought all those hot scenes that can put Christian Grey to shame!
I got really into this story from book one (Slow Surrender) – from the moment I met James I knew his character was going to be different. Being a musician and an artist overall I knew this would make him different from many of the other stories I have read in the past. If you have been keeping up with the series you already know how much has happened between James & Karina. From their first meeting to their encounters at a sex club in London everything that had developed between these two characters had molded their relationship and strengthen it. I like how well and slowly the author brought their feelings out, it wasn’t that love at first sight, but it was a feeling of comfort and connection.
I think Karina is perhaps one of the few characters I have read in Erotica that isn’t portrait as the damsel in distress that has come to be so predominant in romance and erotica in general. Karina has a very strong voice, her independence is a burst of fresh air, her non-sense type of attitude made her even more likeable and her easy to relate personality was even more surprising.
James on the other hand is a lot more reserved, he slowly gets into the readers heart by showing concern, care, passion and lust which I must say is perhaps one the hottest things about him. Slow Satisfaction takes us into a kinky journey, a journey of discovery, pleasure, pain and lust that awakens all our senses and one can’t help but enjoy every bit of it. Cecilia Tan has written a story that will resonate for a long time, a story of trust, love, discovery and understanding that can’t be compared. I love every aspect of this story, from the characters to the many settings and locations from NY to London to Vegas is unique. The artistic side of it, the creativity is sometimes lost in many stories but Slow Satisfaction bring it all together nicely.
The sex scenes were hot, the interaction between James & Karina were spicy and explosive. From sex in a roof top to sex on a bungee jump, I can tell you that the author’s imagination goes from awesome to dirty and I wish I could live in her head for just a few minutes. The dirty talk, the lusty insinuations and the sexuality that both characters feel is outstanding. Slow Satisfaction is everything I expected it to be. The perfect closing of the curtains to a story that had a fantastic ending, an ending that didn’t promise a future of undying love, but it promised a future of unimaginable sex and fun.
DO I RECOMMEND THIS SERIES? YES!