My final thoughts on the series: I very much enjoyed the story as a whole, Ana and Christian had great chemistry. I like the way the st...more** 4.5 stars **
My final thoughts on the series: I very much enjoyed the story as a whole, Ana and Christian had great chemistry. I like the way the story didn't just end with them getting together, we got to see them figure out their lives together and we saw Christian start to make progress on his issues enough so that I felt comfortable in their HEA. The ending was cute and I enjoyed seeing their first meeting from his point of view. Overall, a story that will stay with me for awhile that I enjoyed reading, I can see now why so many people liked it and I hope some of those readers have become romance fans (since these books are very much romance).(less)
Nordic Lessons was a nice, shorter story set in Norway featuring the President of a motorcycle club who happens to be a dominant and the English woman...moreNordic Lessons was a nice, shorter story set in Norway featuring the President of a motorcycle club who happens to be a dominant and the English woman he helps with some car trouble who ends up being the submissive he was looking for in his life. I thought I was going to be reading a biker book but the biker aspect is very peripheral to the story, most of the book focuses on the relationship between the leads as they figure out they are both interested in each other and they venture into a D/S relationship.
I found the relationship and the love scenes to be pretty hot. The dominant hero was pretty sexy and I liked the heroine's personality. My issue with the book was that the last quarter or so of the book lost focus on the lead characters as the author brought in another person's point of view and had as drama basically take over the story. I felt it took away from the nice romance that was building in the book and ending the story with a whimper instead of ending strongly.
My overall rating is around 4 stars. If you like D/S relationships, you may enjoy this. I liked the BDSM aspects and the Norwegian setting but felt the last quarter of the book was a little disappointing.(less)
Unfortunately I didn't enjoy this nearly as much as Part 1. It hit two huge annoying buttons for me.
First - the dominant suddenly wanting to treat his...moreUnfortunately I didn't enjoy this nearly as much as Part 1. It hit two huge annoying buttons for me.
First - the dominant suddenly wanting to treat his lady like glass even though that isn't what she wants then both of them are disappointed. Be a man, pull her hair, tie her up and screw her proper just like both of you want. I really can't stress how much I hate this plot in a BDSM book.
Second - they end up at a "club" at the end (though we don't really know what happens yet). Clubs have been done to death in these types of books and I am not a fan. I remain open to seeing what happens but I wish he would have worked out his dominance issues in their perfectly nice bedroom. Now it seems like she is an exhibitionist and/or voyeur so this may work out but it just felt out of place in what we have seen so far. The one bright spot is he promised neither of them would touch anyone else.
Lastly, I didn't really feel the same connection between the leads. He was acting weird and she was overly obsessing about feelings at times where it didn't seem appropriate. I was hoping for some hot, sexy dominant/submissive love scenes but was as disappointed as the heroine.