Friday, 6 July 2012

Slave (Finding Anna #1) by Sherri Hayes

Title; Slave

Author; Sherri Hayes

Number in series; Book One

Publisher; The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House

Publication Date; July 28th 2011

Description; Stephan has lived the lifestyle of a Dominant for five years. After several rebellious teenage years, it gave him the stability and control he had been seeking after his parent’s death.

As president of a not-for-profit foundation, he knows what his future holds and what he wants out of life. All that changes when a simple lunch with his college friend and Mentor, Darren, leads him to buying a slave.

Thrust into a situation he never thought he’d be in, Stephan can’t walk away. He is compelled to help this girl in the only way he knows how.

Brianna knows only one thing, she is a slave. She has nothing. She is nothing.

Can Stephan help Brianna realize that she is much more than just a Slave?

Stars; Four out of five

Would I recommend it? If you are over 18, and enjoy a story for adults that isn't purely about the sex then this book is for you.

Review; Firstly I'd like to say that I though Brianna was portrayed brilliantly. She is very damaged and though you never see the word vulnerable in the book, I feel that's the word that comes to mind for me. Though she has had to be strong because of her past, not only as a slave, but before she became a slave, I feel she relies on others. She is strong, but not independent. Her vulnerability is mainly through her POV, Stephan seems to notice her damage, but not the vulnerability.
Stephan loves to help people. I liked that, because it made him softer and more understanding with Brianna which is what she needed. It also made me like his character more. Sometimes in erotica books the male character is a douche, but the female character falls head over tit anyway, that is not the case with Slave.
I feel like I could ring Ian Pierces neck. He may be a fictional character, but he still gave me the creeps. I hope I never meet a man like him, ever.
Upon reading the description some of you may think "another fifty shades." If you are thinking that you are beyond wrong. This novel has the depth that fifty shades lacked. The main focus is the story line, not just sex, sex, and more sex. Which made this book a lot more enjoyable than some other books I have read in the erotica category. The lust is there, but it is not the sole focus, making this book an enjoyable read rather than just book porn.
The only reason this book gets four stars instead of five is because while I enjoyed this in depth eye opening novel, I didn't love it. I'm not sure why that is to be honest. Maybe it's because whilst I felt some of the pain and emotion in this novel, I didn't feel it all. I feel it should have been more raw. Maybe I will find what I am looking for in the next book.
Whist I didn't love the book, I did really enjoy and I cannot wait to find out what happens next.If you are 18+ and looking for an emotional, in depth story line with your erotica books, then get out and buy Slave by Sherri Hayes now! Happy Reading!

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