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☾ about the book
Title: Only For You
Series: Lick Trilogy
Author: Naima Simone
Format: ebook, novella
Smut Rating: 🌶️🌶️🌶️
Trigger Warning: claustrophobia, mention of serving jaiultime and solitary confinement, underground fighting (graphic descriptions – blood), ADULT CONTENT – D/S dynamics, spanking, use of toys, orgasm control
☾ the synopsis
It’s been five years since I’ve seen her.
Five years since Gabriella James damn near destroyed me with her betrayal, sending me to hell in a cage.
I’ve crawled free, escaped the mob, opened a night club, and continue to battle my demons through underground fighting and sex. But now Gabriella’s back, begging for absolution, wanting my forgiveness. All I want is what she’s denied me for all these years — her body.
Sex. That’s all we’ll ever have.
Because Gabriella is still keeping secrets. I see it in her eyes.
I don’t trust her, and I’ll never forgive her betrayal.
But that won’t stop me from taking her.
Over…and over…and over…
☾ the characters
Killian is responsible for the security at Lick.
1/3 owner like his friends Rion and Sasha, he too carries his baggage – secret undeerground fights and a time spent in jail because his then-girlfriend ratted the mob he was a part of out to the police.
When said girl appears at Lick one night, Killian takes his chance to get her out of his system – by fucking her one last time.
Gabriella used to tend the bar Killian’s old mob used to frequent, but after Killian was incarcerated, she fled to L. A. to protect her uncle.
When her uncle retires, Gabriella returns to Boston – and to Killian.
If only for a night.
☾ the world building
Leather District, Boston, USA.
Amidst the doing of multiple mobs, the ex-mob-members have opened Boston’s most sought after club, “Lick.”
What appears to be a normal club at first is rumored to be much more than that, and indeed Lick caters to all kinds of exquisite tastes in sex – as long as it’s not illegal or immoral.
☾ what i liked about this book
I enjoyed that once again, this is a BDSM centered erotica where the guy realizes his mistakes and pursues the woman – in a way that is socially acceptable.
As for the sex…
It was hot, and it had everything I like – use of toys, orgasm denial, spanking…
Wow. Just wow.
I feel like Killian is the most developed out of all the male MCs in the Lick Trilogy, he has a lot of background that definitely helps the reader understand him better than the reader could understand Rion or Sasha, and I dare say Killian’s experiences might be relatable for some people.
I was simply blown away by this book (and especially the epilogue) and it is definitely my favorite in the trilogy.
☾ what i disliked about this book
There was nothing I disliked about this book.
☾ should you read this book?
If you are in the mood for a quick erotica fix that is pretty accurate to what most BDSM experiences are like and isn’t some sort of fantasy while displaying a healthy BDSM relationship with nicely developed characters, and also have an affinity for any of the above mentioned kinks, then – Yes! Definitely, you are missing out on a great and very hot erotic novella!
This is definitely one of my favorites!