Saturday, August 16, 2014

Beg (Songs of Submission #1)

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Beg (Songs of Submission, #1)  
This novella is the first in a series
My name is Monica. I’m a singer born and raised in Los Angeles.
I’ve stopped dating. When I cut a record, or win a Grammy, maybe then I’ll be with someone, but every man in my past has done everything he could to make me submit myself to him, and it’s gotten in the way of my career. I won’t do it again.
But there’s Jonathan. He owns the high-rise hotel where I work, and he is gorgeous and charming. I refuse to fall in love with him, even though when he asks me to submit to him, I want nothing more.


**** eXcessica Publishing, via NetGalleyprovided me with a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review****
Monica is a waitress. Actually, she's a struggling musician that dreams of taking the world by storm with her voice and band Spoken not Stirred, but until then she's slinging cocktails to the rich and infamous. A clumsy chance encounter with her gorgeous boss ends up with her leaving unemployed and full of new fantasies featuring the billionaire Jonathan. Jonathan isn't a permanent guy since his x wife broke his heart, a wound that won't seem to heal. However, he is a tonight kind of guy who has his eye on Monica, the pretty waitress who spilled a drink on his lap. He left her with a firm knowledge of his interest and referral to his friend's hotel for a new job, one he plans on seeing her at during his frequent visits. And he's not the hands off type of guy...
While Beg isn't the most-original story concept on the market, I have to give kudos to the author for writing it well. Instead of getting frustrated with the same thing, I found myself easily falling into the story and these characters, enjoying the smooth world building and intriguing people. While not essential to the story, I can't be the only reader that loves that he's a ginger! In a world of either dark and brooding (which I love regardless of my excitement for something different) or the sexy blond surfer, it was nice for a hero that was gorgeous, yes, but a little different. The stereotypical well built billionaire, but I loved creating a new character with more unique features in my head, and something so small gave the book an additional little bit of a fresh twist to get me interested. The whole novella series thing drives me insane, it seemed to end right as you were getting into it, but at least ends at a spot where if you can't start the next one you're not screaming. This is definitely a series I will continue.

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