on October 21, 2016
Genres: Adult, Erotica, Forbidden, Romance
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Addiction: the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming.
Ruby was sin and sex.
The ultimate indulgence and worth every penny she cost me. I paid for her body, but didn't know she'd end up embedded in my soul.
Elias was dark and tempting.
Unmatched in intensity and passion compared to my other clients. He handed me cash in exchange for my touch, and he dug himself into my heart instead.
Money changes things, firms up the lines of a relationship. But when it becomes an addiction—an all-consuming, life-changing addiction—the lines are completely obliterated.
Addicted is an erotic escort standalone in the bestselling Tempting series. The characters are interconnected with previous books, but it's not necessary to read them before reading Addicted
If there’s something you should know about Alex Lucian is that her books are hot! Ridiculously hot! And addictive, very addictive! Well, Addicted is very hot and very addictive, lol. I definitely enjoyed this one.
So, Addicted is Elias book. If you read Tempting and Provocative, he is Nate’s former brother in law, Diana’s brother. In those books, he’s not a very likeable character, however I was always intrigued by him. So, this one was a must read for me. If you haven’t read Tempting, what are you waiting for? But regardless, this can be read as a standalone.
Elias is a photographer that has travelled the entire world. He is also super alpha and brooding and has a few issues. He doesn’t do relationships and he loves escorts. Escorts give him a way to get what he needs without attachments. Right from the blurb you can tell this will be an intriguing and wild ride. You also know Ruby is an escort. Elias hires Ruby for a longer amount of time, and in the process he realizes there’s something different about her.
Ruby was also great, smart, with a great head on her shoulders. I was definitely able to relate to her back story and understand why she chose to become an escort. I’m not sure this is a character everyone will like from the get go, she’s a modern woman, with no regrets and no apologies. I on the other hand loved her, plus I love my books a little taboo sometimes!
I could definitely feel the connection between them from the get go. And the hotness level of this book is beyond belief, absolutely panty melting! I love that the relationship seemed to flow organically and in an uncomplicated manner. I loved that there were no huge conflicts or misunderstandings. And I definitely love the person Elias became with Ruby’s help. That for me was essential. Like I said, he was not a very likeable character in the previous books, so Alex did a great job redeeming him.
I love Alex Lucian’s books, they’re easy to read but complex while not being over the top or cliché. This is a somewhat controversial trope and I think she pulled this off amazingly. I definitely recommend this one and can’t wait to see what’s next for this author!