February 19, 2015

REVIEW: More (All or Nothing #2) By, Lea Griffith

Three years ago, Ruthie Copeland ran away from an erotic connection that shook her to the core. Now she realizes that Tobias Edwards is the only man who can give her what she craves. Determined to reignite the dangerous flame between them, Ruthie seeks him out at The Underground—and discovers a changed man. Though Ruthie, blind since childhood, cannot see the scars on Toby’s face that forced him to seal off his heart, her gentle submission eases the pain of her body’s only Master.

Toby stopped feeling after Ruthie left, stopped expecting to find release in meaningless dominance play. Now that Ruthie has taken their dance to the limits of ecstasy, Toby’s lost in a haze of sensation. Yet the enemies that left him disfigured may reappear at any moment. Ruthie’s love gives him the strength to face those who seek to break him, but Toby fears he must leave her to save her life.

More is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

I haven’t read a book by Lea Griffith before but after reading More I will definitely be picking up other from her. More is the second book in the All or Nothing series and to me it was the perfect way to start. It was something different and unexpected. The synopsis immediately grabbed me but it was completely wrong. It makes you go into this story one way only to realize the synopsis is misleading.

“So many things I want, baby and I’m going to make you hurt so good it might shatter us both.”

Ruthie Copeland met the love of her life at the age of nine. It took a few years but she finally got him. They were together for a blissful year but she could tell he was holding a part of himself back. The part that wanted to dominate her. After getting some tips on the D/s relationship she offers him everything he could ever want. She offers every part of herself. She isn’t ready for him to send her away. When Tobias rejects her, she decides to move to Vegas to lick her wounds in piece. Now after three years she is back to get her man or put their relationship firmly behind her. Ruthie’s character was not something I was expecting. She has been blind since childhood but she has learned to be comfortable and not afraid of the darkness.  She has developed her senses in a way she can almost “see” better than most people. Ruthie is definitely a strong but vulnerable character. She has been hurt in more ways than one by Tobias but she also recognizes that he is it for her, and always has been.

“I will take everything you give me and return it to you because if I burn, then you’ll have to burn with me.”

Tobias Edwards has loved Ruthie since they met, always from a far until he finally gives into his desires and asks her on a date. He notices then and there she is the type of submissive he has been looking for. His perfect submissive. The problem is his past, life, and dominance is too dark for someone as perfect as Ruthie. He suppresses his need to dominant her until she doesn’t give him that option. After he sends her away he stops living. Only allowing himself to do one or two scenes in the club but never have sex. When Ruthie walks back into his life determined to make him hers, there is nothing he can do but fight it. Tobias was such a vulnerable character. Yes he is alpha and dark and dominant, but there was also a vulnerability to him that took his character to the next level. He is broken and unsure of himself but he loves Ruthie. Tobias was a complex character that brought drama and danger to the story that you couldn’t help but love.

“The simple truth was that the only good in Tobias had always been his love for Ruthie.”

If you like D/s books that focus on the dynamic and the control this is not the book for you. This book takes you to the other type of D/s relationship where the pain turns into pleasure. These two crave the canes, whips, and floggers, if these things are not for you, skip the book. I thought the story was really interesting. Ruthie and Tobias are meant for each other and Ruthie will make him see that. You could feel the chemistry and the love they had for each other through the kindle. The romance and relationship part of this was definitely believable. Lea gave us a strong female character that had flaws and insecurities but was also ready to fight for what she wanted. There is also an element of danger. Tobias and Jeremiah used to run with the Dixie Mafia and now they are legit but the person who took Tobias is back and wants revenge. So if you like books containing the Mafia this one has a touch that brought a little bit of suspense.

“I’m going to make you sting, then I’m going to make you fly.”

The writing was done really well in this book. The flow and pacing of the story worked. I wasn’t bored and there was always something going on whether it was their relationship or the Mafia. My only problem was the author’s use of the words “nether lips” and “nether hole”. I hated that. It took me right out of the sexy, steamy moments these two were involved in. And let me tell you Lea can write them so it was a shame that I was taken out of the moment. Other than that I really loved the characters and the overall story. I will definitely be picking up more from this author.

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