Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Deacon by Cheryl Douglas!!

 Who will come out on top in this battle of wills? The dominant one or the woman intent on teaching him the meaning of submission?

Title:  Deacon
Author:  Cheryl Douglas
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Series:  Starkis Family, Book 1
Cover Designer:  Fantasia Frog Designs
Release Date:  June 15, 2015

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When Deacon Starkis sets his sights on the gorgeous young model gracing the pages of his glossy catalogue, he knows he has to have her. One problem. She’s not available. But that won’t stop Deacon. He’s a man used to getting what he wants and he wants Mia.

Mia is stunned when she receives an email from the elusive billionaire who owns the lingerie company she models for. He tells her he’s intrigued. He’s not the only one. But she knows she’d be a fool to throw away an eight year relationship for a brief affair with the head honcho. He doesn’t do relationships and she doesn’t do casual sex. It seems they’re at an impasse. 

Who will come out on top in this battle of wills? The dominant one or the woman intent on teaching him the meaning of submission?

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Darra's Review:

Beginning the book, I was leery Mia getting involved with Deacon. Way too much baggage. However how can you have a plot with no drama with their past. Deacon has a mountain full of issues and with Mia being so innocent, this was going to be a train wreck.
When I read characters like Deacon, I most likely will hate them. Well, I will make him an exception. He did mean well, and there was at least a reason why he was practically a manwhore. He truly did love Mia and wanted to be with her.
For a portion of the book, I loathed him. But he redeemed himself, which made the ending so much better. Overall, the end of the story made the book. Otherwise, I would not have recommended the book. It was an interesting plot and did keep my interest the entire time. But it means everything in a story to me if I do or do not like the characters. Eventually I did after all the ups and downs. With the EXCEPTION of the ex boyfriend. What a flake! 
Same as Sunny. A 3.9 out of 5. If you are looking for a Alpha male with a appetite that exceeds the proper limits, Deacon is your man! 

Sunny's Review:

I am all about the super rich alpha male. I like them as long as they are not over the top with the demanding "I own you" thing. Deacon was a little out of control but not too bad. I liked him for the most part. Mia is young and annoying. I get that she has basically been on her own since she was a teenager and has supported herself and her boyfriend for years but she is still ridiculously immature. I didn't like her at all. Main reason: I don't agree with cheating. I don't like reading books about it and even though she doesn't physically cheat and her boyfriend is a freaking jerk, she was still wrong. Deacon was wrong too but it he wasn't the one in the relationship.
Once I got past that part of the book (normally I will just stop reading a book if there is cheating but I decided to give this one a chance) it was okay. I ended up liking Deacon for the most part. I am glad that Mia did try to go a little bit slow and was not okay let's get married right now.
This book was a quick read and it was pretty good. If you like the alpha male then I think you will like this book. I am giving it 3.9 out of 5 stars.

When one door closes, another one opens. I closed the door to my business for the last time in 2011, which left me with a decision. What now? Find another location and move my nutrition business, go to work for someone else, or take a chance on my dream? I chose the latter and I’ve never looked back! 

I’ve always loved reading and writing, but it wasn’t until I jumped in with both feet and decided writing would be my career, instead of just a hobby, that my muse woke up from her deep slumber. It was like someone flipped a switch inside my head and stories just came pouring out. At the end of the day, I would often look at the keyboard and wonder, ‘Who the heck wrote that? ‘Cause I’m pretty sure it wasn’t me!’

I don’t write books. I tell stories, or rather, I allow my characters to tell their stories through me. I’m not a plotter, never have been, never will be. Why? Because I have no idea how the story will evolve and it’s not my place to manipulate it. My job is to get to know these characters, figure out what makes them tick, then follow their journey wherever it takes me.

When I’m not writing, I’m daydreaming. Thankfully, I have an understanding husband and son who know I’ll re-join the land of the living just as soon as my muse decides it’s quitting time. I don’t work for myself. I work for her. She’s the boss. And I’m okay with that.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review for Cheryl <3
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