Drowning in Rapture
But that’s what happened. It’s what I do, and I’m good at it.
I was going to go on and do something with my life. I was going to be something more than just a piece of ass.
But that’s not how it worked it out.
Men don’t control me. Not anymore. Not until my best friend left and he came into my life.
I don’t wa ...more
Sometimes you have to do bad things to get what you want.
Jewel/Julia is a stripper, her blue hair and tatted up body bring the club she works for a lot of business. She never thought she'd drop as low as she has, performing live sex show isn't something she's proud of. But with an ailing grandmother, she doesn't have much of a choice.
Enter the Ripper, the first time she heard his name she wanted to laugh, because who in the world ...more
Author – Megan D. Martin
Publication Date – February 1, 2014
Type – Part of Series??
Genre – Romance
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.
I had just finished up Megan’s book Alive and I couldn’t stop singing its’ praises when lo’ and behold…she sends me a message asking if I would mind reading and reviewing her next release. Mind?? Mind?? What do you think?? I fucking jumped on the chance to read her book and
I'm sorry but this book made no sense to me at all. I get that it's book one of a trilogy but still. I didn't connect with the story or the characters.
And bottomline Cole aka The Ripper was a CREEP!
Julia....aka Jewel is a stripper.
She became a stripper because "my dad kicked me out of the house for fucking my ex-boyfriend's best friend on the lawn while I was drunk...in the middle of the day."
I guess no one else was hiring.
Sometimes you have to do bad things to get what you want.
First, let's have a moment of silence for my poor ovaries, please. They put up a good fight, but somewhere around the 16% they spontaneously cumbusted.
Needless to say this book was HOT. But I think you already got that, so let's move on.
That poor vibrating and over-caffeinated pussy in the gif? That would be me, because I stayed up until the butt crack of dawn to finish this book. So let me warn you now, thi ...more
Because I love reading about stalker psychos and strippers.
** 3-3.5 “only me” STARS **
“You know why they call me the Ripper? (...) Because I rip women's hearts out. I break them. And then I leave.”
“Then it's a good thing I'm heartless.”
Disturbing, yet not. Cheesy, yet not. Unoriginal, yet not.
OVERALL: Love the twisted eroticism.
I'm in the minority again...*sigh*
I was excited to read this book because the blurb sounded really interesting and I'm looking forward to reading about an unconventional heroine. While I did enjoy the book, there were aspects of it that I just couldn't connect with. But before I get to that, let me get to what I actually liked about it.
One. The story as whole. This is why I took a chance when I was offered an ARC by the author because I loved the whole set-up. Jules/Jewel is a str ...more
Julia is a stripper who dresses up as a mermaid and has sex with her gay BFF in front of people for a ton of money. Her gay BFF is moving with his boyfriend to New York so Julia will have to "perform" with someone else.
Enter Cole/Ripper. He's hot and mysterious and Julia doesn't know him from shit but he has sex with her and she starts falling for him. BAM!
Honestly she is mainly in love with his cock.
While the plot twist was very predictable some of the other information j ...more
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Wow ... that was a different read...I thought one thing... and then I thought I knew exactly how this was going to play out.
I thought the lead was just going to roll over and love the guy.... be happy to have him save her etc. Well, Ms. Megan Martin showed me a thing or two.
Now I am hooked to see what will happen next... and see what our little firecracker has up her sleeve... because I was left with a cliffhanger...
And just in case yo ...more
“The body is just a tool with base needs.”
Drowning in Rapture was a good read, but not really the story for me. Cole and Julia's story was a unusual at best, I didn't know whether to be turned on or off. I dug Julia's life, how she lived life to the fullest, did what she wanted and had no care what anyone thought, her job's were tastefully erotic, until she gains the attention of the Ripper. When he came on the scene it was hot but in a creepy way. Usually I can think outside the bo ...more
I just re-read this for the second time tonight.. And it left me with a big WTF?
So, we have a 23 year old Julia that is some high class stripper who also fukks her co-workers for ten thousand dollars for an hour..while a bunch of rich weird fkkers watch.. Julia was raised by her dad.. ON A FARM.. and when she graduated high school he bought her a pair of tits.. no I am not kidding! But then turns around and daddy kicks her out for having sex on the front lawn.. UM OKAY?
So you bought her some boo ...more
I Can't get that "I'm in Love with a Stripper" song outta my head =0D
This was Hot, Smokin’ HOT!
I was hooked from the beginning Jewel was so different to me compared to other character’s I’ve read. Jewel was real she owned it and by not trying to hide who she was and what she did I respected her for that..
And the Ripper **sigh, swoon, pant** Now that was one Panty Drenching Brooding, Confusing, Demanding SOB.. He was hot & cold the entire time and B ...more
Cole “The Ripper” is all sorts of mysterious. As he enters Rapture, as he takes Julie and ultimately as he works his way under her skin. But nothing about Cole is what it seems. Julia has escaped the clutches of ...more
I LOVED it..BUT WTF? I want MORE!! MORE..MORE..I'm chanting (just so ya know) Full review to follow, possibly with a cliffie ending..lol
A freebie that has hooked me for now. Whats new right? lol
Julia/Jewels is a stripper. Julia also fucks her gay roommate (also a stripper) in front of a crowd one night a month. They both need the money. When her roommate gets a job offer out of state he leaves her. Julia refuses to go because she is taking care of her grandmother. In walks the mysterious guy they call the ripper. He performs with her. She's confused by this and also turned on.
So the story begins with Cole the ripper w ...more
Both Cole & Julia need to be bitch slapped with bricks. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>
Alright. It might be unfair of me to call this book THE worst case of tacky -crappy- sentences, but really, let me give you an example and then you might agree with me:
" A soft knock on the door made my pussy clench. "
What? Really?! If I had one thing to say to this woman, it would be this: I truly, honestly, sympathise with you, walking around 24/7 aroused must be terrible. Because that IS exactly what she has to put up with all throughout the book, ...more
I have been on cloud 9 since I picked up this baby #DrowingInRapture By #MeganDMartin and I'm just so happy there is three books in this series because I am NOT READY TO LET THIS COUPLE GO.
This book took me on a crazy ride, it has devoured my life, I went to sleep thinking about it and I would wake up thinking about it. I didn't know what to expect but what I got I could not of asked for more, I would say it has dark elements which had me on the edge, especially the last 10% I was like WH ...more
Julia is a 23 year old that works in a club as a Stripper and has aqua-blue hair.
Julia is been getting paid, for the past 2 years to perform and have sexual intercourse with her gay male best-friend. She's decided to get in that industry because she has daddy issues.
Cole is a 34 years old aggressive in your face alpha male. He shows up one day when Julia best friend leaves to New York. He becomes her new partner in the club.
The book didn't start on a good note, especially on ...more
This one's a great length for that.
I really enjoyed it, there's no cliffy and The Ripper was definitely HAWWWWT!!
Great story, I'm looking forward to book two!
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ETA: This is a book that is hard to forget. Weeks later, I'm still thinking of little things from the book wondering about the main character, the love interest, the world Megan built in this novel.
All I can say is that if you like STEAMY, dark reads, this is one you HAVE to check out. Not only is the writing fabulous, but Megan just has a way of creating feisty female leads that have me rooting for them the ...more
5 "PANTY MELTING" Stars
I started this book because I enjoyed this author's other series. I love how she writes.. Dirty, raw, and gritty. I also love how her heroines aren't your traditional goody two shoes. They are who they are- and they don't apologize. At the start of this book I wasn't sure I was gonna like it.. Then BAM before I knew it I was in too deep. Cole AKA the ripper is one ho ...more
And I just have to say well done! The book was very descriptive and detailed in EVERY notion, from the stripping to the sex, to the surroundings.
I don't even think I can talk about this book without spoiling it for the next reader to be honest!
Cole is just YUMMY inna not so nice kind of way! His confession in the end had me weak its like WTF are you serious and this girls' entire life has been i ...more
I really liked this novella, despite it's fucked-up ness and weirdness. I have nothing to say really, except the fact that Cole reminded me so much of Christian Grey, what with his stalker-ish behavior and everything. And as everyone knows I hate Christian but I'll tolerate Cole because I want to see what Julia will do. Moving on to the second book.
I didn't like Vic very much. He feels off to me.
I guess I will have surprises along the way. Can't wait.
Part 2 ----- Here I come
In her spare time Megan plays video games with her incredibly sweet son, buys fish for her many fish tanks, and has long talks with Gandaldore (the little writing wizard that sits on her desk.) She is well known for losing her keys and has more than one nerdy tattoo.
Megan lives in North Texas with her wonderfu ...more