This book is an erotic novella, and features content that is not suitable for readers under the age of 18.
If you are not 18 or older, please do not continue to read this review and do not purchase the book.
☾ about the book
Title: Only For Your Touch
Series: Lick Trilogy
Author: Naima Simone
Format: ebook, novella
Smut Rating: 🌶️🌶️
Trigger Warning: ADULT CONTENT – D/S dynamics, voyeurism/exhibitionism (without audience)
☾ the synopsis
The Boston press calls her the Mob Princess. I call her trouble.
Discretion is my business, and the reporters dogging her every step are bad news. She’s looking to rebel, to tarnish her naïve “good girl” image by getting dirty with me. I gave up a career as a thief, but Corrine Salvaggi’s wide eyes and sinful mouth damn near begs me to steal her innocence. To corrupt her.
Lucky for her, I deal in sex.
Whatever your fantasy, I deliver. Voyeurism. Threesomes. A little slap and tickle.…
If it’s your kink, I can fulfill it.
So yeah, life is good. Simple.
Until she enters my club.
It’s just sex. Our little secret.
☾ the characters
Sasha Merchant is 1/3 owner of Lick.
After having joined the Irish Mob alongside his best friends Killian and Rion, a change in his life in the form of a bullet-wound and a promise to his mother has Sasha no longer the awkward Russian kid who doesn’t speak an ounce of English, but instead, he is an intimidating dominant looking to keep trouble out of his club.
Corrine Salviaggi recently found out that her father, who is now arrested, is the head of a very influencial Boston Mob family.
She’s not exactly looking to rebel against her family’s ties, but she wants freedom. And she finds that freedom in the buff guy who told her to leave before giving in and showing her a world full of freedom.
But for Corrine, it comes at a price – nobody must know that she comes to see him at his club.
☾ 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, but it could have been more.
☾ what i disliked about this book
I don’t like Sasha as much as I like Rion. Someone on goodreads called him a jerk instead of a dom, and honestly, I would agree.
His Russian heritage is supposed to make him look vulnerable to the reader, but I think it was badly executed.
I could have done without Corrine calling her his “Russian Ragnar” though, because that’s just putting all buff Caucasian men into the same box, and for someone like me who isn’t a fan of those kinds of references to historical figures that have been adapted into pop culture, it was rather unnerving.
I also didn’t like how the mob/mafia themes that were second fiddle in the first book all of a sudden played first fiddle in this book – it was distracting me from the sex.
I only finished this book last night, but most of it has slipped my mind again and that just means it isn’t very memorable, which of course doesn’t speak in its favor.
☾ 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, this might be your book, but I think that if you’ve read Only For A Night and enjoyed it, Only For Your Touch might leave you hanging and you won’t miss much if you skip ahead to Only For You.
Only For Your Touch isn’t a hard pass, but it’s an infuriating read and unless you’re 100% committed to finishing a series, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this book to you.