Wednesday, 16 August 2017

REVIEW TOUR ~~~ Juliet by Kailee Reese Samuels

Kailee Reese Samuels

Genre: BDSM/Erotic Romance

Published: May 2015

To have and hold, love and cherish, til death do us part…

When an unexpected twist of fate hands Iris her worst nightmare, the world spins out of control. As she falls apart, Iris finds comfort in her unpredictable behaviour. With mysterious clues hidden by her husband, Iris drives away from her life to uncover the world he kept hidden for years. 

Small town Sugargrove, Texas is unlike anything Iris has ever experienced. Foreboding, dark, and sensual, the enchanting Juliet academy lures Iris with hopes of discovering who she really is. Making friends and meeting people, she delves into the treacherous world of her surrender. But when she encounters Salvatore Raniero, the sexy alpha male ignites her in unimaginable ways, haunting her every thought and showing her a new kind of high. 

As she learns Sal is more than the mischievous sexual provocateur of Juliet, revealing a composed and thoughtful side, Iris wonders what else is hiding behind his mesmerising ebony, emerald eyes. Pushing her into an even deeper erotic journey, Iris soars with her new found freedom in the collar.

The secrets unfurl as the web of lies continues to grow, and Iris realises she is not the girl she once was. Trapped between a lonely past and an unknown future, she is left with the daunting task of deciding what she truly desires and who she wants to obey. 

A love story doesn't always go the way it should, sometimes the path to forever is a twisting, spiralling, and flying ride.

JULIET is Kailee Reese Samuels full-length debut novel. 
The Story of Salvatore (SOS Series) is set within the Juliet world and provides further glimpses into Salvatore Raniero’s character and history. 
Kailee Reese Samuels writes romantic suspense with an erotic flair. Let her words whisk you away, escaping with delicious guys, toe-curling kisses, and addictive stories.

WARNING: This book contains graphic BDSM, strong sexual situations, and explicit language. Contents intended for MATURE readers 18+ only.


3 out of 5 stars - it's OK

I so wanted to like this book, the blurb ticked so many boxes for me but the execution left so much to be desired. At 26% into the book there had only been 2 significant events (New Orleans and Sal's breakdown at the party) and a vague bit of information linking Chance to Juliet. At this point I didn't know if he'd attended, had worked their, run it or what. I felt that I could have read the blurb, skipped ALL of this part and not have missed much.

Personally I found the author's style of writing incredibly difficult to read/follow and found myself constantly going back over parts of this book.  I found it disjointed and confusing. Iris first meets Sal in a barn at a 'tea party' but his name wasn't mentioned. When she meets him again it took me ages to link the Sal being spoken about to the unnamed guy in the barn - in a book that skipped around as it was, this just threw me out of it.

I didn't connect with Iris either, I found nothing warm, friendly or appealing about her. In fact very few characters appealed to me in this book, which on top of it's length made it very difficult for me to read. I kept skim reading parts, to try and speed things up, and when I did 'delve in' it felt like wading through thick molasses.

My recommendation, if the blurb sounds interesting, is to download a sample of the book and form your own opinion. I wish I could find something positive to say about the book but it just didn't work for me.

Embracing diversity. Coffee addict. Mango lover. Blueberry fetishist. Sweet peach tea crazy. Red wine devout. Whiskey deviant. Tattooed & pierced. Loves shoes. Collects rosaries. Fanatical organizer/cleaner/list-maker. Never sleeps. Hermit and recluse. Storyteller. KAILEE REESE SAMUELS has been spinning tales since she can remember. Her books are contemporary fiction with a no-holds-barred attitude. She adores listening to her character’s ramble and putting them into situations that push the boundaries. Creativity is the way to change. 


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