Thursday, 2 July 2015

Lust by Leddy Harper


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From Goodreads
Lust…
My darkness was born in it.
Her secret was created by it.
My job was immersed in it.
It would either ruin us or save us.

My name is Caden Morgan, and I am a sex surrogate.
After years of seclusion and fear-induced abstinence, Ivy Jaymes came to me to fix her. Her love of erotic books brought her out of hiding and into my office. I had done this sort of thing hundreds of times… but she was different.
Ivy’s secrets threatened my own.
Her darkness paralleled mine.
And my obsession for her was sure to break me.

Could we heal each other with love?
Or would we end up decimating one another with Lust?
My thoughts
Thanks to the Publishers and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.  I gave this a 7/10. 
Caden Morgan has what some people would call a dream job, he works as a sex surrogate therapist helping people overcome their fear of sex. Hello Ivy Jaymes, a troubled young woman with a fear induced abstinence from sex.
Ivy is referred to Caden to help her overcome her fears. However, can Caden remain truly professional as he sees a lot of himself in her, she has a darkness to her that mirrors his own.
The first part of the story I found quite slow going, but as the story develops it takes on a different speed altogether and I found myself enjoying it more. Please be aware that there are plenty of well written erotic scenes in this story and Caden wasn't as professional as he should have been on there first sexual encounter as therapist and patient, as he had quickly developed more than a professional interest in Ivy.  

As the story develops we learn why Caden and Ivy are like they are and Leddy Harper has a knack of drawing us into their lives.

I enjoyed the developing relationship between Caden and Ivy, I felt that they worked well together it was a little unsettling at first though with it supposedly being therapist and patient. Stepping over that therapist and patient boundary, is one that many people might want to do but decide is one best left alone. If I'd engaged with the first part of the story as much as I did the second part then this would have been marked higher.

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