Captivated from the first page!
The author’s ability to draw you into the story and keep you hooked throughout is a testament to what a talented writer he is. I love the fact that this book was written by a male author. I went in with no pre-conceptions about how I thought it might feel like to read I just wanted to see how the story would play out. Sebastian Ex’s character development and overall concept of the story were great and the way he shows the sexual and sensual connection between Matthew and Ella grow throughout the story had me gripped from start to finish.
So Matthew is a domineering man who knows what he likes and likes to get what he wants. If you are lucky enough to catch his eye he has only two requests. Only call him Matthew (not Matt or Matty) and don’t ask for his number. Break these rules are he is out the door faster than you can blink. This all seems to change the moment that Ella steps into his office looking for a job. She defies him straight away by only calling him Matt. Even though this seems to get to him he can feel the connection for her straight away. The way that she acts timidly around him brings out his domineering side and he feels an overwhelming need to protect her. He can tell she has been hurt but needs her to open up to him so he can help her heal.
Ella has been hurt in ways you cannot imagine and doesn’t know how to re-build her self worth back up again. She needs to learn to trust Matthew completely as he is the only one who can give her what she truly needs. She has to learn that he will never hurt her and would do anything and everything to protect her (as can be seen at the end of the book!). Matthew is so gentle with how he handles Ella. Never pushing her past her limits unless he knows she is ready and can handle it. Once he starts breaking down her barriers and getting her to trust him completely the passion between them becomes electric. The title Filthy Desires does the book justice with its raunchy sex scenes. Sexual chemistry at its best!
This is a great debut novel and I would recommend it to fans of erotica fiction. Looking forward to reading Dangerous Desires next.
4 out of 5 stars
I received this ARC from Give Me Books in exchange for my honest review.
“More,” she begs as I bring the cane down on her already red ass.
I drop the long thin piece of bamboo, it makes a sound as it hits the concrete of my playroom. “I didn’t give you permission to speak, Petal,” I say to Penny. My voice is low, angry though controlled.
“Please, Sir. Harder,” she begs.
.Her body is filled with marks. Her alabaster skin is no longer white. It’s a perfect hue of flaming crimson. Welts have developed from every one of the toys I’ve used on her. I’ve spanked her, flogged her, paddled her and caned her. And with everything I’ve done she wants more.
I’ve noticed since Matthew and Ella’s wedding, Penny’s upped the ante with her pain tolerance. She’s begging for more, desperate to have pain in her life at every opportunity.
She’s tried to top me many times, just like she is now.
“Did I give you permission to talk?” I ask again.
I stand behind her, her legs open, her pussy on show to me along with her glorious ass. Her blonde hair is falling out of the ponytail she had it in, and the strands are a stark contrast against the rich brown of the leather from the spanking bench. She’s up on her knees, her wrists are secured to the front legs of the bench.
“So-sorry, Master,” she stutters.
I fucking hate it. She’s called me Master a few times and I know she wants that from me, but I don’t want a slave. I want a submissive.
Standing back, my eyes travel the length of her body. From her upper back all the way to her ankles- she’s marked. The heavier lashings are around her upper thighs and butt. Her mid-section only has slight color, because hitting with a heavy hand around the kidneys is not pleasurable. It’s flat out pain.
Penny’s been wanting more pain and I’m not ready to take her there. Nor should she want to travel into such dangerous territory.
Sebastian Ex is a native of Sydney, Australia, having grown up in a tight-knit family mostly surrounded by women. From a young age he had a passion for all things green and outdoors, when he hit mid-teenage years he did an apprenticeship as a landscape gardener.
A serial lover of women, Sebastian was encouraged to pen his words when a lady friend of his compared some paragraphs from contemporary erotic novelists to his scorching, hot sexts. Now, Sebastian is about to release his debut novel in a bid to transition from landscaping to writing full-time.