Author: Lily Harlem and Natalie Dae
Release Date: 2 April 2012
Number of pages: 126 pages
Publisher: Total E-Bound
Source: review copy received from author
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author's Website, Amazon, Kindle store, Book Depository, Read an excerpt
Top Read of 2012
Goodreads appetizer: Out of sight, out of mind. Or so I thought, but it turns out an old, dog-eared book with contents so filthy and so depraved that I’d been forced to hide it after reading, has sank deeper into my erotic subconscious than I’d ever imagined. Luckily though, Jacob is up for exploring the new side of me that has risen to the surface after all these years.
In a whirlwind of wanton adventures that push us to the limits of our sexuality, we begin to re-discover what it once was that had us screaming with pleasure and how to accept that nothing will ever be the same again between us.
Reader Advisory: This book contains bondage, BDSM and an element of dubious consent within a consensually acted out rape scenario.
Review originally posted at Book Lovers Inc.
My Thoughts: I discovered Lily Harlem thanks to her Hot Ice series, a steamy contemporary romance series about sexy hockey player heroes (you can read my review of Hired and Cross-Checked here). But as those novels range between sensual and steamy the sheer hotness of That Filthy Book took me by surprise but with the flowing narrative and deeply developed characterizations I was swept up in the whirlwind that was the story, and it became one of my favourite reads of 2012!
I stared at the way his ear curved, recalled how the lobe felt in my mouth, sweetly soft and fleshy. A wave of love consumed me. How was it possible I could care for him more than I did back then? I thought I loved him as much as I could, full to bursting with adoration and respect, yet every day, every month, each new year brought a stronger connection. God, I was so damn lucky.
“You are simply beautiful,” he said, [...]. “Thank you for being mine.”
I had my knight. I had my castle. I just wanted a little enhancement.
Look, if I want to have sex outside again, why shouldn’t I? The world won’t go to Hell in a handbasket if we fuck out there. Just because I’m a mother and a wife, it doesn’t mean my life has to change to the degree that I lose my identity.
Cover: 5/10 - I just find it too cheap compared to the great quality of the story