SLEEPING WITH THE DEVIL
Author: Vanessa Marlow (Cheryl Holt)
Source: Personal Purchase
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin; First Edition edition (April 15, 2008)
Meg White leads a comfortable life as a chef in Portland. Nothing prepared her for a man like Jordan Blair, the rich, magnetic stranger who seduces her and introduces her to a life of luxury–and sin. Obsessed with Jordan and drawn to his dark sexual kinks, Meg allows him to transform her into a sophisticated beauty with no ties to her past. But soon she’s trapped in a web of lust and sexual depravity. She doesn’t know whether the man who’s consumed her life is good or evil, whether her nights are filled with pleasure or pain–or how she’ll ever survive.
My first impression of this book from reading the summary was that is was going to be an intense and sexual erotica to read. While the sex at times tended to be kinky and unnerving at times, the overall dominance of Jordan was downright appalling.
I have never been squeamish about reading an erotica novel. Heck, the more sexy fun in a romance the better because I am an adult and can handle reading about it. When you venture into the realm of Jordan Blair though, be prepared to enter a dark and violent life. Jordan was a horrible but attractive man. He wanted things done a certain way and you had better listen to him. He wasn’t above punishing the women if they didn’t do as he asked. That’s fine when you are reading am erotic book, but the way he went about it was just stomach turning. He whipped her with a belt for no reason at all except for voicing her feelings to him. He would drug her and make her do things that she never wanted to do including sex with strangers and having it all videotaped. When she calls her ex boyfriend to rescue her though, Jordan takes it a step further and kills the man just so Meg will have to stay with him. The whole time Meg is suffering through all of this, Jordan convinces others that she is losing her mind and needs to be committed.
I was not a fan of this book. I almost didn’t want to finish this story due to the violence and sexual acts that Jordan puts Meg through. This book is definitely not for the squeamish readers. If you want to step into a suspenseful erotica were the relationship is based on sex, violence and women degradation, then this is that book. I unfortunately will never pick this book up again.
I did not like this book at all! 1 STAR