Torment Me (Rough Love, #1)by Published 13 Oct 2015
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Chere isn’t happy with her life as a high-class escort, but she can’t seem to find the motivation to change. Then she takes on a mysterious new client who won’t share his name, or even allow her to see what he looks like. Their first session is a headlong tumble into tantalizing sensation and fearsome control that leaves Chere picking up emotional pieces she didn’t know she had.
“W” is roughly seductive, and dominant to the core. His demands shock her as much as they turn her on, and soon the line between bad choices and emotional fulfillment becomes alarmingly blurred…
Note: This book is super rough. There’s love, but it’s rough. Hence, Rough Love series. This full-length novel is book one of a three-part storyline that culminates in Happily Ever After. But, full disclosure, it’s going to be a rough ride.
Torment Me (Rough Love, #1) Reviews
Wow! This book is A LOT--it's infuriating, it's dark, it's sexy, it's extremely intense, and I loved every minute of it!
Chere, a highly-paid escort for the most exclusive agency in the city, is especially experienced in role-play, and as Miss Kitty, she can make any man's fantasies come true. However, she meets her match with 'W', her mysterious new client who's a sadist through and through and will tolerate nothing less than being in charge.
When Chere's with W, she's introduced to a whole new world that she in no way wants--but want and need are two very different things. Then when it all becomes a bit too real, she starts to question what it is that she really does want, along with who she really is and where her life should be going.
As always, if I want to be assured of an excellent, unputdownable read that's extremely well written and edited, I can count on Annabel Joseph to come through. I was right there with Chere from being nervous, even scared, to feeling incredulous (How DARE he?!!), to then moving into completely pissed off while falling for W in a big way. But heed the warnings because A.J. isn't kidding when she says the love is rough. This definitely isn't for the faint of heart. Very little is too dark or intense for me, and I even had to read through my fingers once or twice.
In the end, no matter how rough it got, W stole my heart and I HAVE to read on to get some questions about him answered (there's definitely a story there). Thank goodness the entire series has already been released! On to book two...
Id rather have the dream of you
With faint stars glowing
I'd rather have the want of you
The rich, elusive taunt of you
4.5 Must-Have-the-Next-One, Rough Love stars!
Annabel Jospeph's prose makes her Rough Love world so real that I was completely pulled into this dark romance and the character of Chere... As if it was I who was so tightly bound and sensually assaulted by the enigmatic "W", as if it were MY limits that were shattered leaving me wondering what my limits are, as if it was ME who was addicted to his attention and devastated by his absence...
Oh, I am addicted, all right--to Ms. Joseph's genius. Thank goodness the sequel to Torment Me will be out in November. I have preordered and impatiently await Taunt Me. If you love dark and INTENSE romance, I highly recommend Torment Me.
Warning, contains intense bdsm with dubious-consensual scenes, pain play, and humiliation.
4 Rough Love-stars!!
"Violence and poetry.
Choking and kissing.
Degradation and caring."
This is my first book by this author and I’ve totally been missing out on some really great writing. I thought I was done with the whole BDSM scene but this book brought me back with its addicting writing and great characters. I was on edge throughout the story and found it equally nerve wrecking and captivating.
”Don’t touch that mask until you hear the door close,” he said. “The fantasy’s better, that way.”
The plot is so much more than an escort/client BDSM relationship. I loved the writing, the pace, and the mystery of all that is W. Chere meets a new client at the Weston Hotel both blindfolded. Their identities concealed W uses domination and pain and as feisty as our heroine is, she is drawn to him.
Chere craves W and even more than her sexual desire for him. She wants to know what he looks like, his name, what he does for a living. So when offered an opportunity of W being her only client, her curiosities have her agreeing.
”His kisses mended my soul, at least a little. He might not tell me his name, but he kissed me like a lover every single time.”
Chere supports her abusive, drug addicted, artist, boyfriend, Simon. Through her interactions with W, she finds the strength in herself to make some big decisions. Her feelings for W leave her constantly confused.
”I didn’t understand how he could make me feel sexy and wonderful, and so horribly devastated at the same time. He’d given me more than any other client, and yet he refused to give me anything at all.”
The story ends with a cliffhanger. Through all the pain and terror, W is generous to Chere and I am totally bind sighted by the ending.
”Good luck, starshine? What the fuck?”
I am however excited to see where the author brings the story in the next installment due out November 10th.
I wanted to love this book given I thought it was everything I ever want in a good- Rough sex, ass hole, bdsm story.... Eh, it fell super short.
It took way too long for me to get into and really commit to the actual story. 'W' was a total psycho and I would've given anything to see him in a little more human nature. I wanted to strangle the h for putting herself through the nonsense of everything that was her life... And fuck me why did she keep going back to W...
Maybe book 2 will help my hard feelings but I'm not exactly jumping right into it.
I received this copy from NovelReviewers.com in exchange for an honest review.