New Release Review : SORDID by Nikki Sloane
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Release Date: May 29, 2016
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
*WARNING. This book is meant for mature audiences and is a very dark erotic romance.
“So, Addison, we’re both stuck here for other people.”
Luka took a step toward me, and even though there was still quite a bit of space left between us, his one small step felt enormous. Like he was now twice the size he’d been a second ago. My chest was beginning to feel warm, no doubt from the tequila.
“How is it you remember my name?”
“Probably for the same reason you remember mine.” That was incredibly doubtful, but I kept my face plain.
“Calculus was that memorable for you?”
“Yeah, it was. You were there every class, staring at me.” I inhaled sharply, mortified, and tore my gaze away.
“I did not.”
“Look at me.” His firm tone made it so there was no other option but to obey. When I did, his black eyes were focused and intense.
“You stared when you didn’t think I could tell, but you weren’t very good at hiding it.” I opened my mouth to deny further, but he cut me off.
“I was better than you. I made sure you never noticed I was looking.” My brain disconnected and thought ceased.
“Why?” Luka’s hands rested casually on his hips.
“Because a girl like you . . .” He scrubbed a hand over his mouth. He seemed to search for the right word, but not find it, and every drawn-out second that passed made it worse.
Because a girl like you . . . Isn’t good enough. Rich enough. Smart enough. A girl like you isn’t experienced enough.
“You shouldn’t be interested in a guy like me.”
“What?” I was intelligent and well spoken, and yet I couldn’t choke out more than one word at a time.
“I’m not a nice guy.” I swallowed hard.
“Well . . .” How was I supposed to respond to that?
“I’m sure that’s not true.” Luka remained like a statue. He didn’t argue or defend himself, and tension wound around us like ruthless vines. My question was breathy.
“Why did you stare at me if you weren’t interested?”
“Did I say I wasn’t interested?” He took another step, growing larger still, reaching a point where I couldn’t see anything else. Just him.
“Nobody looked at me the way you did, and I liked it. It’s exactly how you’re looking at me now.” All the air vanished from the room.
“And how’s that?” It was dizzying when he took the final step and brought us chest to chest, his mouth inches from mine. Was any of this effect from the tequila, or was it all him? His gaze traced over each inch of my face, and I could feel it etching into my skin.
“Like you want me to do bad things to you.” Oh my God.
As he’d done, I stood motionless, neither confirming nor denying. I held my breath, waiting for him to make his move. I expected him to kiss me. Or maybe laugh in my face, although Luka didn’t seem like the type to laugh easily. He was deadly serious.
“Do you?” His question was soft and indifferent, even as it carried the weight of an enormous challenge. Did I want him to do bad things to me?
“I don’t know,” I blurted out.
“Maybe.” Luka looked just as I felt—surprised by my admission.
What had I just sort of agreed to? A tremble began in the backs of my knees and moved upward when his head tipped down. His mouth lowered until his warm lips sealed over mine.
Everything was madness. My actions, the situation, and most importantly, his kiss. I spun out of control under his mouth, surrendering to it completely, even as the kiss was tame.
Luka pressed his lips to mine tentatively, but when I parted my lips to gasp, he took advantage. His tongue dipped into my mouth and was an electric jolt straight between my legs. Did I taste like tequila as he did to me, or could he also taste my lust?
I had two years’ worth, and this kiss broke the dam holding it back. It poured from me, and as I spun, I latched my hands onto his shoulders to keep myself steady. What the hell was I doing?
Emotionally wicked and full of gritty passion!
Too hot for Amazon, but not too hot for me!! This review will be short as to not give away spoilers, but it certainly will not be sweet. This book was anything but! It was intensely dark from the get go.
This book, at its core, was purely about Addison Drake and Luka Markovic. After one night together, these two enter into a full-time violent relationship
Addison was so relatable and her experience was heartbreaking. Told from her POV, I was able to deeply feel her pain and understand her conflicting thoughts. Like her, I too felt wrong for liking what Luka was giving her. He was the ultimate lovable villain.
As much as I loved her voice, it would be interesting to get inside Luka’s mind so I could better understand his mind. He’s so intriguing and I wanted to know why he was the way he was. We see that he had serious family issues, but I wanted to zoom in more on that front.
Both characters had a lot of depth, and their relationship was really the star of the show. The dynamics of their daily interactions were riveting. The formed this strange bond that turned into something unexpected and dare I say, beautiful.
The angst and torment was wonderfully executed.
I recommend this book for only the toughest of dark romance readers. There are some brutal subject matters that will not be every reader.