Series: Rough Passion #1
Published on June 13th 2014
Published by Createspace
Feisty redhead, Isla Hamilton is the ambitious Assistant General Manager of a luxury Kensington hotel. When the hotel is sold, she is desperate to become the new General Manager. There's just one problem standing in her way, and it's standing over six feet tall - the king of arrogance and inappropriateness, Xander Rhodes. Her mind hates his obnoxious, godlike presence but, no matter how hard she fights it, her body reacts to his distinct style of directness, particularly his dirty mouth, and maintaining a professional distance soon becomes difficult. Events from the recent past haunt her, forcing her to swear that she'll never give another man a chance to hurt her. But Xander isn't interested in commitment, he's too busy battling his own demons that are shrouded in secrecy so he can't hurt her, right? When he warns her that spending the night with him would only make her crave him like an addiction, she is sceptical and determined to prove him wrong. If anything, she'd make him crave her. But will she be ready to handle the fallout if she succeeds?
Depends on your definition of “dirty talks”, I thought this book really take it to another level. I think there is “dirty talk”, and then there is language of derogation.
(for me the use of B word, C word, S word, and W word were not appropriate terms to call your lover.)
I started reading this book as a sampler, and thought what I read so far was interesting enough so I bought the book. Then disaster strike, after Xander and Isla started sleeping with each other, somehow Xander turns into a different person. I am not even entirely sure he was the same person that I read from the sampler.
Xander turned into this moody, annoying, and peculiar guy. A man with many secrets and certainly has something to hide.
The first time they do the deed, Xander prepare this rather long and absurd speech, basically he is telling Isla that it’s going to be raw and rough, and once they starts, he will not stop.->Dear Mr Xander, do you give all of your lovers the same speech? Believe it or not, Isla actually cried afterward, not because it was painful, but because she have never hit the big O from intercourse before.->…I don’t even know how to comment on this. When Xander saw Isla’s tear, he panicked and felt guilty that he might have hurt her.->talk about contradicting personality.
When the sexy time begins that’s when I start losing interest in this book-> yeah I know. I cannot get pass the “dirt talk”, frankly it was downright offensive. Also the patterns of the book pretty much goes: Xander goes away, then when he returns he have rough sex with Isla. ->just hit repeats.
At around 50% I knew something wasn’t quite right, Xander’s odd behaviors, including not revealing where his “home” is ->he lives in the hotel that he own, and refused to talk about on why he have to hide the fact he is trying to buy the hotel.->he is pretty vague when it comes to his personal life, but he is both possessive and obsessive with Isla’s.
Who gets angry when someone called him by his last name?->Mr. Xander. I knew then what might Xander be hiding, many signs have clearly indicated that he was probably doing something he
was not suppose be doing.
And then, my suspicion turned true, talk about disappointment…shame on your Mr Xander!
This book is pretty predictable, and it is full of sexy times (though not too creative) and ridiculous dirty talks that some might find offensive. Not going to lie, I am a little bit curious what will happen in the next book…