Caro’s Review: Sordid by Nikki Sloane

Posted July 5, 2016 by carolin in Book Reviews, Books / 0 Comments

Caro’s Review: Sordid by Nikki SloaneSordid by Nikki Sloane
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Published by Self Published on May 29th 2016
Genres: Dark, Erotica, Romance
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Source: Purchased
four-half-stars

It took me years to find the courage to speak to Luka. He seemed exactly like me. Intelligent. Focused. Serious.

But he’s not the man I imagined.

His reality is cruel and dark. He traps me in his web, his power twisting tighter the more I struggle, until it’s hopeless. I can’t break free.

As he drags me unwillingly into his filthy world, I can’t ignore the terrifying idea circling my mind. What if I belong here with him?

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Book Review: 4,5 Stars

four-half-stars

So, this was the book that Amazon has doomed from its page… Well. WHY? Honestly, I’m a big fan of dark romance and have read my fair share of books that made me slightly ill to the stomach. But it’s still dark ROMANCE, for pete’s sake. And in this case, I can honestly say, that one dub-con scene at the beginning of the book and a bit of BDSM are the extent of the “dark” part. And for me, I wouldn’t even call it really dark. It’s always depending on how you look at things, but for me there was something between the MC’s from the start, seen as they have known each other for a while and secretly crushed on each other. At the beginning, I still did a buddy-read with two of my book-besties and we were very split in our opinions, if there was rape in this book. IMO, there was NOT. I’ve read a few books with rape-scenes and in “Sordid”, the male MC Luka practically coerced Addison (the female MC) to have sex with him. And honest to God (or whatever you believe in) – who hasn’t had second thoughts about him/her first time? Yeah, me too. So, all in all, I’d call it a very strange and unorthodox relationship between the two young adults, but nothing about it would rectify in my eyes, why this book has been refused to be sold on Amazon. They did a big mistake in refusing it, this book has the potential to interest a lot of readers with the swoony alpha-male Luka and the scorching sex-scenes. Though everything has been balanced pretty well as a total.

The only thing that was a bit meh in my opinion, was that Addison has acted like a classical doormat for too long. After that sizzling start into the story and all the dubious things Luka put her through, I’d have hoped for more of a fight. Where were the claws, literally??? But okay, maybe I was too hyped up after that BANG of a start.

All in all, I rate “Sordid” with 4,5 stars and can recommend it to everyone, who likes their romance to be a bit gritty and most of all HOT. Though there is one dub-con scene in the book and slight BDSM, I wouldn’t say it’s too dark. If “The Dark Duet” was a 9 on a scale of 1 – 10, I’d say “Sordid” was a solid 3.

four-half-stars
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