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Eighty Days Yellow

(Eighty Days #1)

2.91  ·  Rating details ·  5,480 ratings  ·  631 reviews
In the manner of Fifty Shades of Grey, Vina Jackson's compelling, pulse-racing trilogy is a mouth-watering feast for the senses.

Caught in a frustrating relationship with a man who can't accept her for who she is, passionate, flame-haired violinist Summer finds release in her music. She spends her afternoons busking on the underground, lost in the works of Vivaldi or Me
Paperback, 334 pages
Published July 19th 2012 by Orion
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~ Becs ~
This ain’t your Momma’s Fifty Shades.

This is another book that has that annoying ‘If you liked Fifty Shades, you’ll love this’ sticker on the cover. Fifty Shades, besides all the kinky f*ckery really was an idealistic, starry-eyed romance and this book truly is very different from that. To compare it, is detrimental. It will either put you off or you’ll be expecting a hearts and flowers romance and that’s not what you’re going to find here.

Unexpectedly, I very much enjoyed this book but it’s a d
Alexis *Reality Bites*
Spoiler Free Review
4 STARS out of 5
Genre: Adult Romance Erotica/BDSM
Series: Book #1 in Eighty Days series
WARNING- This book and review is for persons 18yrs and older. It contains strong adult themes. Reader Discretion is Advised.

What you need to know as a reader of Eighty Days Yellow.
- First and foremost I want to state that this book is not for everyone. As warned it has strong dark sexual content/themes and is not for the faint of heart.
- Second though it has been listed in the same company as
Eighty Days Yellow is an exploration into the dark, sexual yearnings of Summer Zahova and the reader is taken along into “each stage in her exploration of perversity.” If you’re seeking romance or intimate connections, you won’t find it here. What I found was loneliness and a self destructive path that soon spirals out of control.

The book opens giving us a very good description of Summer, her love of music along with the powerful effects she receives while playing the violin. The author did a g
(Review finished August 3, 2012)

I don't even know where to begin. I have to say that cover caught my eye. Black and white picture, woman looked mysterious. It didn't bother me that book didn't had any reviews, it was brand new. There have been a whole bunch of new and amazing writers this year, so I desidet to give it a chance.

As I started reading I found story mysterious. I thought it was interesting that she was so consumed by her music that at times it felt like she wasn't even there. Like sh
Sep 17, 2012 rated it it was ok
Eighty Days Yellow is a very unique story which is rare to find in the Erotica and BDSM genre. Before your read my review, know that I rarely give bad 1 or 2 star reviews.

I found the lead male (and the other males) to be cold, unfeeling and controlling. The lead female is self-destructive and likes to be degraded. She will try anything. Naivety and stupidity are two different things and I don't tolerate women that put themselves in abusive situations.

There is no physical contact until you get ha
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Fitting
Rating: NC-17
Steaminess: F’ing Hot
Thumbs Up: 3.8
Overall: Really good at first but by the end I was at a total loss
Characters: Solid
Plot: A perverse trip done the spiraling tunnel of a messed up adventure
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Absolutely
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Dominik

SUMMARY (50 words or less)

This book was brought to my attention as comparable to Fifty Shades of Grey. So I leaped on it. Let me just say that this book is more like Fifty Shades of (vie
Aug 18, 2012 rated it did not like it
I got to page 110. This is utter rubbish. The writing is poor, I do not like the characters - nor can i relate to them in anyway. This reads without a hint of personality - as if someone has just documented what they did diary style. It's also a mixture of third person and first person - which not many can get away with - least of all these poor writers. The 'story' not that there is much of one - is full of gaps. Hate the main character Summer - she has no redeeming qualities. To say if you lik ...more
BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
This is a story which left me puzzled. Many of my friends have raved about this awesome love story and the great BDSM in here. What I found instead was a travesty in how BDSM is displayed. If this is what people believe occurs in a BDSM lifestyle, then it's no wonder those who are just getting their kink on, are getting hurt. In addition to protocols being violated through outed in public, there is a distinct lack of communication and trust. All of this is unappealing and leaves me a bit disgust ...more
Sarah Cartwright
Jul 30, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2012-reads
I'd give this .5 of a star if I could. What a dreadful, dreadful story. How this is supposed to appeal to fans of Fifty I'll never know. The reason I loved Fifty was because of the romance that made up 95% of the story. Yes there was a lot of sex but that's what couples do when they meet and fall in love. This, on the other hand is abuse. Dominick watches Summer have sex with another man with cold detachment. Something Christian would never do. Fifty shades was accused of giving people the wrong ...more
Nina ~ Valentine PR & Literary Managment
This should not even be in the same book shelf as 50 shades of Grey.

For anyone who wants a closer book to 50 read Bared to You or Naked....this book - to me - was a modern day Story of O and a bad knock off at that. The only thing that propelled me through this book was the fact I wanted to see what happened between Summer and Dominik, and they didn't even have a true romance per se. If they had no made references to it being in 2012, I seriously would have thought this story was decades old.
Aug 25, 2012 rated it did not like it
An absolute terrible book that's poorly written. What was this author thinking?

I couldn't even make my way through the whole book. Stopped half way!

Don't waste your time reading this unless you like reading trash.
Sláinte Wanderlust
Cover & Title - 5 out of 5.
Favorite Line - "I found it jerky and monotonous, but for a classical slot on a real stage, albeit a small stage, i would have played Justin Bieber and found a way to look as though i was enjoying myself"
Favorite Character - Summer

I found this story very interesting. I wasn't sure whether I would like this book as I read quite a few bad reviews before i started. I honestly think a lot of these bad reviews are because the book is not suited to the reviewer. I do not thi
Jul 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotic-fiction
There's a lot of books out there being compared at the moment to Fifty Shades. So this one may slip under the radar in favour of some of the bigger titles, but believe me when I say this one is not to be missed. I'm not a big erotic fiction fan but I really enjoyed Eighty Days. The main problem I had with Fifty Shades of Grey were the disappointing characters but I almost instantly fell in love with Summer Zahova, a feisty violinist from New Zeland who catches the eye of Dominik, a University pr ...more
Jun 07, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

The story went south for me when the Domme came into the picture. If you want a detailed explanation of why I made this book a DNF at 63%, please check out Her Majesty's review.

Sorry I didn't listen to you! Happy now? :P
Michele ~ la Smoocherina
4 Stars

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This book is a beautifully written, enjoyable mindfuck. The prose was amazing. My favorite was "Steadying the rhythm of his pelvic assualt." Eighty Days Yellow is not usual BDSM by any stretch of the imagination. Summer is a starving artist, Kiwi-transplant to London, violin player.  She has a hearty sexual appetite that has been left on low heat for far too long due to her overly hygienic boyfriend.  Once she gives him up, Dominick enters her life
Sep 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Readers are introduced to Summer as she is lying naked on the floor of her boyfriend’s home blaring Vivaldi on the stereo. Having found her in the provocative position her boyfriend is not too happy, to say the least. He’s an uptight man who has no patience for Summer and her sometimes unconventional behavior. Ugh. Luckily, he didn’t last for long. Girl should not be having to ensure her own pleasure during sex. Ever. A newly single Summer -- not that what she had before could really have been c ...more
I ♥ Bookie Nookie (bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com)
EIGHTY DAYS YELLOW is an erotically dark and at times frustrating tale of Domination and submission.

A native of New Zealand, Summer is now living in London and aspiring to play the beautiful music she creates with her treasured violin. Lately, she has to make do with waiting tables and busking on the streets to make ends meet. In addition to the less than stellar career, her love life is also suffering as she is in a repressive relationship with vanilla man – though she cannot put her finger on
Emily Baxter
Aug 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this, a great read.

The first thing to say about this is that the only similarity between this and 50 Shades of Grey is the title, which I suspect was selected for commercial reasons, and I can't blame the publishers nor the authors for wanting to sell books, though I hope they have made the right decision here, as some of the other reviews show that fans of FSOG may find this not to their taste. It's erotica more than it is romance, in that this is a story which explores desire an
I'm finally done with this one. This is not what I expected to be. This book is just not for me. ...more
Dec 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
hmmmm i had never heard of this book before. i had gone into the shop to get another book and saw that there was a deal on this one and it was cheaper to get it all together. ok here it goes

i didn't find this book romantic in anyway. instead i found it so hard to finish it. i had to force myself to read all of the book cuz i had already started it and couldn't stop half way. this book is an interesting read but VERY disturbing. i didn't understand the reason why any woman will want to be used i
Oct 04, 2012 rated it did not like it
I received this novel as an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, so here goes:

Eighty days Yellow was… interesting. The beginning had me hooked and I loved how it started. I really liked Summer in the beginning of the novel. I also found her passion for playing the violin to be very unique. As the story went on however, I just wasn’t feeling it anymore. I am not opposed to reading dark erotica, in fact these have been some of my favorite books, but i just didn’t enjoy this one.

Nov 07, 2012 marked it as will-not-read
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog

3.75-4 Stars

These were the moments he lived for. The quiet before the storm. The ritual of unveiling. Knowing the point of no return had been reached, breached, and the fuck was now inevitable.

The above line from the book has got to be one of the most sexiest quotes ever. I don’t know what it is about it, but to me it held a certain type of promise. It describes the rawness, the carnality and the anticipation of what’s coming. The images that start to form in my mind are disturbing, yet brea
I have to admit that I was drawn to this book after seeing the "If you liked Fifty Shades you'll love this" sticker on the front cover. Yes I know Fifty isn't the best written book out there but it was a compelling story and it got me back in the mood for contemporary erotic romance which is something I'd not been reading much of over the last few years.

Unfortunately this book didn't work for me on so many different levels that I couldn't even bring myself to finish reading it. I made it 125 pag
Oct 06, 2012 rated it liked it
This book has been compared to the "Fifty Shades" books and I failed to see the comparisons that were made. This has a strong BDSM theme, or I would say more of a fetish theme and has quite a dark vibe to it. In my opinion it would more be classified as a dark erotica book than a flowery romantic story. It was very slow at getting started and by about 24% I was wondering if I should keep reading. I was bored and finding it hard to concentrate on what I was reading. I gave it a chance and it did ...more
Aug 27, 2012 rated it it was ok
Honestly, I'm not entirely sure what I thought of this book; I just know that I didn't find it enthralling, or enjoyable, or anything at all like the Fifty Shades of Grey it's apparently similar to. 1.5 stars, I'd rate it.

Eighty Days Yellow is almost the antithesis of the romance found in similar works like 50 Shades or Bared to You. It's a study in personal exploration, and intense chemistry between two people, but there's a startling lack of any romantic or even affable chemistry between the t
Sep 01, 2012 rated it did not like it
NO!! I was extremely disappointed in this book. It's violent and emotionless. In Fifty people complained about the sex but that was nothing compared to a woman (Summer) who 'prides' herself on being independent and strong yet she allows herself to become someone else's slave. She is manipulated by her friends. Then dragged around and treated ill by the men in this story. And that would have been forgivable... IF she grew as a character which she did not. I have never wanted to sell or throw a bo ...more
Aly is so frigging bored
I finished it but I didn't really like it... First of all it smacked too much of non consent and I hate those and secondly: they frigging didn't use condoms! What's with that?! I would have understood it if they were in a relationship for some months and then decided not to use them or if they had their test done(you know, the no STDS or hepatitis or other nice disease you can get like that), but no! He just forged in, pun intended, with no care in the world!

PS: Sarah you were right again.
May 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
Frustrating and boring.
Sep 18, 2012 rated it did not like it
*******WARNING****** If you're expecting a book like Fifty Shades of Grey, this book is NOT it! Don't be fooled by the sticker on the cover. As I stated in my progress review, Fifty Shades is a book about romance, love & emotional healing between two people who care & eventually love each other. This book is about testing sexual limits that quickly become self destructive. I think the storyline was ok... I get where the author was going with the plot, but it was extremely difficult to connect to ...more
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Vina Jackson is the pseudonym for two established writers working together for the first time. One a successful author, the other a published writer who is also a city professional working in the Square Mile.

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