Monday, September 5, 2016

Review: Breaking Him by Sherilee Gray

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Title: Breaking Him
Author: Sherilee Gray
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Publication Date: September 5, 2016
Genre: Adult, Romance, Erotica

*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Folks in town call him a monster—say he’s dangerous. But I know him simply as Elijah Hays, the quiet, gentle giant who works with the horses on my ranch. I can feel him watching me, that steady intense gaze making me crave things I don’t quite understand, burn in a way that frightens me. He’s always kept his distance…until that night.

I remember him coming to my rescue, me following him into the barn, giving him his first taste of a woman, and his inexperienced yet barely reined touch turning me to ash.

Now all I can think about is exposing the dark desire I see deep inside him—having him turn those dark desires on me. That low, gritty voice rasping orders in my ear. Those huge, rough hands holding me down when a storm blows in.

I want his surrender. His control. I want to break him…and have him break me…

Oh my goodness, I feel like I need to go take an ice cold shower after reading Breaking Him. I have never seen so much erotic content packed into one little novel *fans self*.

The story revolves around Abigail, a young woman who is running her father's ranch after his death and just barely meeting ends meet. There was a lot of sexual tension apparent right away between her and Elijah, the man who stayed on the ranch and helped break and take care of the horses. It was hard to get to know him at first, because he barely said any words; the only thing known was that the town was scared of him because of something he did as a young boy. Abigail knew the story and the rumors that people whispered, but that didn't stop her from wanting to know Eli better...a lot better. 

The sex scenes, I kid you not, are almost cover to cover non-stop. They were all very well done and got progressively hotter as Abigail helped Elijah become more confident and in control, both in and out of bed. It makes it a little hard to write a review about, however, because it seemed like at least 3/4 of this book involved sex. The story of the ranch being in financial trouble was very much secondary, and not a lot of time wasn't spent on this; a little more time was given to showing how the people of the town treated Elijah poorly. Even Abigail's friends saw him as dangerous and made sure to offer up their opinions every chance they got. Overall though, the story was really about Abigail introducing Elijah to sex and exploring what they both needed and wanted in the bedroom.

I guess I was caught a little of guard because I don't read much erotica. I absolutely love sex scenes, but prefer them to be a little less frequent; the wait always makes it a little better. My expectation for this book was that there was going to be a lot of delicious build-up to when Abigail and Elijah finally acted on their mutual attraction; the synopsis makes it obvious that something is going to happen early on, but it escalated quickly from there. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that, it just wasn't what I was expecting. 

If you're in the mood for an incredibly erotic romance, then you will definitely love Breaking Him

If you would like to learn more about author Sherilee Gray, please visit her website and connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.

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