Review and Release Blitz: Father by Clarissa Wild

Posted April 27, 2017 by Perry in Blog Tours, Release Blitz, Reviews / 1 Comment

Review and Release Blitz: Father by Clarissa WildFather by Clarissa Wild
three-half-stars
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform on April 21st 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Dark, Dark Romantic Suspense, Erotica, Mafia, Thriller
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From New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Clarissa Wild comes a new off-the-charts novel that will make you feel filthier than ever...
Confess your sin.
People call me Father, but I prefer Frank because I'm the worst preacher you'll ever meet.
Days spent completely wasted pull a number on you, especially when you've got a truckload of baggage that comes with it.
Until this beautiful girl in the back of the church takes my breath away.
...And we end up committing sacrilege in the confessional.
Did I mention I'm filthy?
Bad doesn't even begin to describe me, and after one taste of what she's got to offer, I want more. Too bad having a dirty mind isn't the only thing we've got in common...
Our past is laced with sin.
Author's Note: This book is not for everyone. It's raw. It's vulgar. It's downright offensive. But it's oh so d*mn delicious with a capital D. If you are easily offended, please don't read this book. But if you like a bit of humor mixed in with raunchiness and brawling, you'll love this book.

 

 

 

“Fuck …” she murmurs, and she bites my lip, drawing more blood. “I fucking hate you so much right now.”
“Hmm … I can tell,” I muse, licking the top of her lips and pulling her closer. “And I fucking hate that too.”
“Fuck you; you’re the cause of all this,” she whispers as I let my tongue roam free across her neck.
“You were the one who seduced me. This is what you get,” I tease, licking her skin.
She leans back and tries to smack me again, but this time I grasp both her wrists and pin them to the wall. “You wanna do this the hard way? You got it,” I growl, and I nudge her legs apart with my knee. “But I’m not going anywhere, and you know it.”
“Damn you,” she hisses, so I cover her mouth with mine to stop the complaining.
She wants this.
She clearly does, or she wouldn’t have kissed me.
She’s just mad that she does, and that’s okay. I’m pissed off too.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t fix this shit.
And what better way to make up than with a bit of hard, rough fucking? Nothing.
So I curl my fingers under her shirt and rip it off, not giving a shit that it’s tearing at the seams. And lucky me … she’s not even wearing a bra.
“Hey!” she calls out, but I smother her with more kisses and lick the seam of her mouth until she parts her lips and lets me in. My tongue always shuts her up.
Her tits are a handful and feel so nice as I rub my thumb across her nipples, hardening them.
“You know you like this,” I murmur against her lips, grinning like a motherfucker as I twist her nipple.
“Shut up,” she growls, and she rakes her fingers through my hair as she kisses me.
“We’ll see about that,” I mutter. “After I take your ass.”
Her comeback is to rip off my shirt and buttons fly everywhere.
I love it when she gets feisty.
I spin her around so she’s facing the wall. “Mine.”
Mine? You wish,” she says, so I push my hard-on against her thighs.
“Oh yes, you’re mine, all right. Feel this? That’s what you do to me. That’s how crazy you make me, even when we hate each other’s guts.”
“Just fuck me. I’m done talking,” she hisses, eyeing me from over her shoulder as my hand slithers down her belly.
I rip down her zipper and pull the button loose, taking down her pants and underwear in one go.
She squeals again, but I cover her mouth with my hand and whisper, “Don’t want the kids to hear you moan …”
She still looks furious as my hand dives between her legs. I grin when I feel her slickness, even when she tries to keep her legs together.
“See?” I muse.
“I so wanna smack that grin off your face,” she growls.
“You can try … but nothing can beat this.” I rub my fingers up and down her slit, slowly easing her into it until her legs part and I can swivel across her clit. “As much as I hate to say it … you’re mine now, and I don’t let go of what’s mine.”

 

REVIEW 

This book was everything I expected and yet nothing like I thought it would be. If that sounds strange it’s because this book is harder to peg than just a taboo story about a preacher. It’s wicked, dirty and deeply offensive, especially for people of Christian faith. Having said that, the book comes with a fair warning. Even though I’m a Christian, I love my taboo romances and I don’t shy away from thorny, edgy books, which made me more than excited to tackle this book.

I admit to being a little thrown off by the warning, which said it was a dark comedy. There are flashes of comedy in it, but I feel like it’s more of a gritty romantic suspense than an actual humorous romance. More than it being just about the taboo factor of a preacher (not a priest) having a somewhat illicit relationship, this book is a crime romance. There’s a strong action/mafia element to it and Frank, our hero (or in this case, villainous hero) is an ex gang-member with a lot of baggage just waiting to unravel in his present life. For some reason this book reminded me of The Punisher (2004) with Thomas Jane and John Travolta. If you’ve seen that movie, expect a lot of similar tropes and a huge similarity in tone.

I liked this book. I liked Frank and I especially liked the fast pace and twists and turns the story took so frequently. I did see quite a few of the plot twists coming, but that didn’t detract from my enjoyment of this book. I didn’t love the use of scripture throughout the novel, just because it felt jarring in such a grimy, filthy setting. But that was my own personal boundary, or ick factor. Truth be told, with a warning and description like this, I was ready to face every type of possible defilement and sacrilege. Some of it was cringe-worthy, but Clarissa Wild’s prose is so crisp and quick-witted, it’s virtually impossible to stop reading.

The heroine, Laura, wasn’t as developed as I would have liked. Nor was the romance, which did seem a tad rushed and unfounded. But I feel that the romance is almost secondary in a story like this, where the crime and revenge tropes are at the forefront and are certainly a lot more interesting than the love story laced throughout.

I’m giving this book a 3.5 rating. I enjoyed myself tremendously and felt like I couldn’t wait to get back to the book. It was entertaining as all hell. I would only recommend it to people who aren’t easily offended by explicit, graphic sex, defilement of sacred objects and the liberal use of Christian imagery through a story that is very “warts and all”.

Clarissa continues to surprise me with her imaginative plots and settings and I can’t wait to see what else she has up her sleeve.

3.5 stars

ARC PROVIDED IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW.

 

 

 

 

 


 

>>SPOILERS INSIDE<<
HAVE YOU READ FATHER….
TO READ AN EXTENDED EPILOGUE

 

 

 

 

 

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About Clarissa Wild

Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, best known for the dark Romance novel Mr. X. Her novels include the Fierce Series, the Delirious Series, Stalker Duology, Twenty-One (21), Ultimate Sin, VIKTOR, and Bad Teacher. She is also a writer of erotic romance such as the Blissful Series, The Billionaire’s Bet series, and the Enflamed Series. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.

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