Ralou’s Review: Affliction by Jenika Snow

Posted April 5, 2017 by ralou in Blog Tour, Book Events, Collage, Release day / 0 Comments

Ralou’s Review: Affliction by Jenika SnowAffliction by Jenika Snow
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Published by Self Published on April 4th 2017
Genres: Adult, BDSM, Dark, Erotica, Romance, Suspense
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It wasn’t until Cameron that I knew what real darkness was…or that I’d crave it so much.

I’ve let the world weigh down on me, pull me under until nothing makes sense anymore. Maybe that’s how I let myself get into this mess. Maybe that’s how I’m in my current situation with a man I knew could save me from a fate worse than death. Even if being with Cameron, giving him the very part of me, the only part that’s worth anything—my body—might very well ruin me, I have to survive.

Drug lord. Crime boss. Murderer. I should fear him, be horrified by what he wants from me, by who he is. But instead I find myself wanting to please him, wanting to give myself over completely.

Because I know that gives me control over him.

Cameron Ashton reigns over the gritty underworld, the danger and violence of depravity, from his throne. A pistol is his sword, and apathy is his second-in-command. I know he’s dangerous, know he’ll break me and not think twice. But he’s my only chance, the only way I’ll survive.

And I didn’t know how true that was until he owned me.

He’s possessive and controlling. The darkness in him runs stronger, deeper than it ever has in me. Maybe we’re not so different. Maybe giving up my control to Cameron, giving him my very soul, makes me the powerful one.

Maybe, in the end, I’ll be the one who owns him.

Warning: This is a filthy, darkish romance. There may be subject matter and triggers that are sensitive to some readers. This is a romance, albeit not a conventional one. If you’re looking for a story that gives you the warm and fuzzies, this is not the book for you.

We received this book/audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.

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Book Review: 4 stars

4 years ago I found out the genre that spoke to the deepest part of my heart and since then I can’t not hunt down every book AND every author of this kind.  Dark Romance is its name.

I felt like I could hide in plain sight, like nothing could touch me. 

Affliction is a standalone. A very dark, intense, erotic standalone. Add the hidden special romance in the mix and it skyrocket. The story goes like this: Cameron Ashton is a ruthless, dangerous, cold crime boss. The best there is. Sofia Mikelson is a woman whom Life had dealt some sh*tty cards and who tries to survive. Some times without considering the consequences first. Desperation can make us do reckless things. Also, desperation is what Sofia at Cameron’s threshold. And he takes it from there striking a deal with her; two weeks fo her surrender to him and her problem will go away. But 15 days are enough for Cubic to do his magic on them. And when their time runs out, neither could expect what this deal would turned out to become in the end.

“I’m going to show you what it means to be owned by the very devil himself.”

What started as a “business” deal whose purpose was the multiple pleasure, it ended up as the beginning of an amazing, undeniable, deep love. Although, it did and became far far more than that. Beyond functioning as the trigger for these soul mates to finally find the way to each other, also it worked as something much more important. In these two weeks, both Cameron and Sofia found their hidden self. Every desire, truth and secret they were hiding, suppressing or didn’t even now it existed burst into the surface, making them come face to face with their true self. Also it revealed how same they were which worked only as another piece fit into their puzzle and connecting them on an even deeper level. The chemistry and the over-the-charts feelings that exist between them is simply breathtaking. I never wanted to stop reading!

A gorgeous demon intent on corrupting me, determined to make me his. 

As for the cover I have only one word for it; ADDICTING. From the cover reveal, I catch myself staring at it for long minutes. I couldn’t take, and still can’t after I read the story, my eyes off of it. The model couldn’t be more perfect, really. The dark edge and the mystery that pours out of him mirrors perfectly Cameron’s, who from he very first moment I met him I felt all the feelings he hides underneath and which can be deafening and explosive the moment he let them free. Either if it is his dark, dominant side or the gentleness and love side when it comes to Sofia and only her.

“I feel you are my weakness.” 

The only problem that I found is that after the 55% mark point, the pace got a bit out of control and sped up until a moment before the Epilogue. Then again the book is a short love story, but still. Though, Jenika’s skillful pen entwined it with the story so well that if you don’t know what you are looking for, it would probably not stand out. And it’s not that it affected the book in any major way. But being the greedy bookworm that I am, I always want to know as much as possible about the couples I fall in love and have the chance to see their progress and coming-together step by step. And I repeat, this is just me. The book is amazingly written as any other Jenika’s books. honestly, if you haven’t met her yet, you should probably check her out, especially if you a Dark Romance lover as me. The darkness her books contain, combined with the uniques romance, is delicious and body-shivering.




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