12 September 2013

Conquer Blog Tour Stop!!!

***Content Warning - This is a new adult fiction with mature themes. It contains graphic sexual situations, mature language and explicit description of sexual violence.***
Conquer is the third book in the Control series. This description contains spoilers for those who have not read books one and two in the series, entitled Control and Conflict.

Private Investigator, Paige Stone’s world was shattered when she learned truths about her past. Following her discovery, Paige is forced into a situation where she needs to accept that, although a person can control their mind and body, the circumstances of their lives are far outside their grasp. As Paige struggles with coming to terms about events in her life, she is also put through the harrowing task of learning when to fight and when to let go.

Strong-willed and arrogant, Daemon Pierce agrees to help Paige on her hunt for Chris. As Daemon instructs her how to fight with both body and mind, he breaks down the final walls she has built around her heart.

Paige and Daemon’s emotional journey concludes as they learn the meaning of love and forgiveness, and ultimately...surrender.

Pulling me to the center of the ring, Daemon stood as his eyes raked over my body.  I felt heated from his gaze and my eyes flicked to ‘Joe and the Gang’ to see if they had taken notice.  All four men stood silently smoking their cigarettes, paying apt attention to what was about to go down in the ring.  I looked back to Daemon and noticed a crooked grin peeking out from the corner of his sculpted lips.  “You ready for this, Damsel?”  I nodded hesitantly in response.  “Good.  Now, I want to see what those ninja skills of yours can do for you.  You stand there, and I’ll attack.  Show me how you would normally defend yourself, okay?”
“Fine, Daemon.  However, I can’t promise I won’t hurt you in the process, so don’t blame me if you leave this place limping.  In fact, you might want to put on a cup or something to protect your manhood, because I would hate….Ahhhhh!”   Before I could finish my sentence, Daemon lunged forward, managing to grip both my wrists.  He tugged me forward, while at the same time placing his foot in front of my feet, tripping me as I tried to steady myself.  I went forward into the mat as Daemon brought my arms to my back and locked them to the middle of my spine with one hand.  His other hand came down between my shoulder blades as he straddled my lower half, using his weight to hold me in place.  Joe and the Gang instantly broke out into hoots of laughter and I turned my head to see them slapping their knees and each other’s backs.  My mouth was forced open into an ‘O’ from the mat pushing up against my cheek. 
Daemon leaned forward, his mouth softly brushing against my ear as he spoke, “Your first mistake, Damsel, is that you talk too much.  While you’re busy distracting yourself with your own voice, your opponent will be watching and waiting for the moment when you let down your guard.”  His voice lowered an octave and seductive tendrils dripped from his words as he said, “If I wanted to, I could take you from behind right here and right now, and there’s not a damn thing you could do about it.”   His teeth nipped at my earlobe causing an involuntary pull within my core and a whimper to escape my lips.  I believe drool may have dribbled a little from the corner of my mouth, causing Daemon to chuckle wickedly.  “Keep that up and I might be asking our audience to give us some time alone.”

Wow. That's pretty much all that I have to say about this book. Just WOW. After reading the first two books in the series, Control and Conflict, when it comes to reading the last book in a series, you are left with a lot of expectations. What you want to see happen in the book, because you know readers are the ones who chose how a story ends! (At least in my head.) This book surpassed any expectations that I may have had and ended up being extremely well written.

With everything that has happened in the prior two books, Paige just showed more and more strength than I ever thought possible. Even in this book, she showed what she was willing to do to protect her friends and keep them safe. Putting her own safety to the side. I was really impressed with her character in this book.

Daemon's character showed a lot in this book. I enjoyed that we were able to get into his head during the course of this book. Having the split perspectives was done extremely well in this book, and you could tell which character was talking during their time. That showed that M.S. has an amazing writing ability to where the characters stand out on their own without a lot of confusion. With Paige being the way that she was, it was great to see Daemon being concerned about what she was going through and putting her through what all he did.

Of course we can't forget David, who I have loved since the first book. We are graced with his presence in this book many times, and he was done just the right amount as well. He was serious when he needed to be, but he also brought the right amount of funny to the story when needed.

I completely enjoyed how M.S. worked out the plot line involving Chris. I think that that was done just the right way because it wasn't just an 'instant' problem solved. I liked the fact that his part in the story did continue on throughout everything. Usually that bothers me, but I did like how Chris seemed to pop back into the story when you least expect it.

Overall, I am completely amazed with how this story ended up playing out. This series is a complete must read from me.


Click HERE to read my review of CONTROL.
Click HERE to read my review of CONFLICT.


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