Author: Victoria Quinn
Title: Black Obsidian
Genre(s): Romance; Contemporary
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Review: I was really disappointed after finishing this book. I had high hopes for it after reading a bunch of reviews and seeing that it was compared to 50 Shades of Grey and the Crossfire Series. Rome and Calloway obviously have a very strong connection, but as the story progressed I realized that there was very little substance. Sure, they each had each gone through incredibly difficult situations that led to their adulthood problems. However, I find that storyline to be so typical among erotic novels now that I am craving for something more. The book was also limited in the sense that there was limited interaction with other characters until the very end. Personally, I enjoy books more when the main characters interact with people in their life on a consistent basis. It makes the story feel more real-life to me. Aside from these complaints, I will admit that the sexual scenes were very steamy. I will be reading the other installments of the series because I just want the storyline to get better and I am hoping that it will in the other books. Check back for reviews on the other books in the series over the next several weeks.
Book Description: "I was standing at the bar and waiting for a friend when it happened. When my life changed forever. She strutted inside with her head held high with grace, not pretentiousness. With legs that reached her neck, and an hourglass frame perfect for gripping, she got me hard instantly. And those green eyes got the rest of my body hard too. Mistaking me for the man who cheated on her friend, she walked up to me, those green eyes burning with fire, and she slapped me so hard my skin bubbled. And damn, it felt good. She slapped me two more times, using her petite size to gain momentum as her palm crushed into my skin. I never wanted it to end. I'd never met a woman who made pain feel so good. I'd never met a woman as strong as myself. I'd never met a woman I wanted to dominate more. I'd never met a woman like her. Rome Moretti. My next submissive."
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