Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Book Review: Coveted by Alannah Lynne

Book Description:

She’s his heaven and his hell… 

Muriel Stewart has spent the past year grieving the loss of her husband. Now that time has passed, her inner submissive demands Muriel find a new relationship to fulfill her need to love and serve. But there’s only one man who makes Muriel yearn for the intimate Dom/submissive connection the way her husband did, and that’s his best friend, Mathew Galinda … a man who can barely tolerate her presence. 

Matthew Galinda buried his own heart and needs the day Muriel Stewart married his best friend and business partner. He’s spent the past eleven years keeping Muriel at a distance, tortured by his love for a woman he could never have, and filled with shame for coveting what wasn’t and would never be his. Not even his best friend’s unexpected death could change that fact. Until Muriel decides she’s ready for a new Dom and wants Matthew to fill that role. 

Having Muriel in his life is all Mathew has ever wanted. She’s his heaven and his hell, and could be his salvation if he can get beyond his past, his shame, and the guilt he feels for not having saved Ian’s life.

Available: August 13, 2015

I enjoyed Coveted, the first book in Alannah Lynne's new Pandora Playground series.  I enjoyed watching Muriel and Mathew's relationship evolve; however, I just thought this book ended rather abruptly.  One page Mathew is just starting to come to terms with having Muriel become a permant part of his life, then the next page they are living together and he (kinda) proposes...  For me, the ending left a lot to be desired.

But other than the (rushed) ending, I enjoyed their story.  If you are concerned about the BSDM aspect of this book, it is not extreme or UBER kinky.  I've read some books that made me uncomfortable and had to stop reading, but Coveted was nothing like that.

**I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review**
Rating: 3.5 out of 5