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Scrupulous

(Affliction of Falling #1)

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***This novel is intended for adults(18+) for mature and explicit sexual content. It is a standalone and the series does not have to be read in order.***

Sorcha
Some men just can’t accept that a woman can be perfectly content without them. I mean, come on—a girl can get laid whenever she wants. It’s not like it’s hard. And Lord knows, I have no interest in a relationship. Th
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478 pages
Published August 1st 2015 by Lunar Eclipse LLC
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Mindy (Naughty Book Snitch)
Heat Level: 2 out of 4 flames
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch: Mindy
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What a fantastic book and a breath of fresh BDSM air. Sorcha and Gavin are both head strong, smart, independent and single. I might even say alpha meets alpha. Neither one are looking for a relationship but they do sort of stumble into one and it all starts with a chance meeting at a BDSM club called the Velvet Rope. Sorcha is sassy and Gavin is immediately taken by her strong
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Lady Living  In Bookland
Jun 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed on behalf of Ladies Living in Bookland

Well, where do I start? Having been well and truly captured by Kristina's paranormal reads, I honestly didn't know what to expect, but this book was sheer brilliance. From the strong 21st independent and sexually liberated woman, who uses men for her sexual gratification but expects and needs no more, we learn of her true dedication to her decisions, hard work and sheer determination, to get what she wants...
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Leanne
Jul 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Honestly, this book was alright. And therein lies the problem...for me there just wasn't enough of anything.
The story didn't blow me way. The characters, although likeable weren't really loveable.
The plot plodded, no real explosions or surprises. And the happily ever after...although it's a breath of fresh air not to be left with a cliff hanger this just felt a bit like a wet rocket, a fizzle rather the bang I'd expect from 2 such explosive characters.
The thing that bugged me the most though wa
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Michelle
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sorcha, is a woman who has one main focus, her love of photography. Her relationships (or lack of) are fleeting and not serious. That is until a dare changes all that. She enters a world that grips and fascinates her. Here she meets gavin, a like-minded soul who like Sorcha has no time for anything that interferes with his job, which is his life. After one night of HAWT! HAWT! HAWT! sex Sorcha wants more, more hot sex and more Gavin.
Gavin wants more too, but their stubborn natures keep each oth
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Amy
Aug 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Scrupulous (Affliction of Falling, #1)
by Kristina Canady

3.5 stars

What happens when two strong willed people collide? Sorcha and Gavin happen. Sorcha is one in a million. She has a point system and if the current man of the night she is eyeing from her spot at the bar lands within a certain set of points then he gets “in.” Sorcha as no desire for relationships and never beds the same man twice. Those things lead to complications she doesn’t need in her life. She doesn’t apologize for who she i
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Desiree
Aug 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sorcha is a free spirit. She lives and enjoys life on her own terms. Before she met Gavin, she had everything under control.

A lot of convincing by her friends puts her in a BDSM club for a night of intrigue. Samuel, her best friend warned her to not talk, just watch. He knew her snarky comments would get her in trouble.

Gavin is 100% alpha male and a top Dom. He spotted Sorcha as she sipped her drink at the bar, then began a conversation, not expecting the exchange to take the course it did. The
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Amy Shelton
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian I Dig Good Books.
5/5 (Exceptional)
*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.*

This book was phenomenal! It was stunning, lovely, full of angst, and attitude. It was perfect!
This is a BDSM book but I would say that it’s on the calmer side of that spectrum, which for me, was perfect. Now, not knowing anything about that area of one’s life, to me, the book was incredibly knowledgeable. It sure seems like the aut
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Tracey
Jul 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
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To say that there is anything submissive about Sorcha is laughable. She's living her life on her terms, regardless of what anyone else thinks. Gavin is about as alpha as they come. Dominant to the core, he can hardly wait to show Sorcha her inner sub.

SCRUPULOUS is the first book in the Affliction of Falling series by Kristina Canady. I enjoyed the story, and could appreciate the back and forth between Gavin and Sorcha as they peeled away each others' layers. Neither one has ever been interes
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Alison
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars!!!

I was given this book in turn for an honest review!!!

One passionate night was all it took to change the path in which Sorcha and Gavin’s lives were following. One has no need for a relationship; the other has never considered love an option. With an undeniable chemistry; how long can they deny the inevitable?

The chemistry and desire between Sorcha and Gavin is HOTTER than HOT! You can feel yourself melting into the undeniably off the charts passionate sex. I loved both Sorcha and Ga
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Cassandra-anne Delorie
Aug 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
***Contains graphic sex, dubious consent, BDSM elements, and language. Not for young readers***
***Cassandra Delorie #NerdGirlLola’s Review***

I am going to be completely honest. When I first started reading the book I was taken aback by one of the scenes. It didn’t set well with me and I had a hard time continuing the book. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad kept reading because the book is great but I did have to set it down and come b
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Rebecca Johnson Dye
Jun 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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5 golden stars - What do you get when 2 people who don't do relationships. Find that they want a relationship with each other? You get gritty, hot & emotional ! Yes ! all here. You have the 2 main characters of this story. Sorcha - She doesn't do relationships, doesn't need the drama all she wants is to enjoy her casual encounters when she wants them and focus on her passion photography. Hell, if men can do so can women right?
Until, a dare to go to an unique club sends Sorcha into a scorching ni
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Jaime
Aug 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When I heard that Kristina Canady had a new book out, I got excited.
I fell in love with her paranormal series and didn't know what to expect.
This book was about a group of friends, Dom/sub relationships, and a couple that didn't know how to be a couple.
Sorcha is a woman who has rules and a point system.
Sorcha doesn't do relationships.
Best friend Samuel is a Dom and talks Sorcha into going to a club.
She has a perception of what being a sub is all about and wants nothing to do with the lifes
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Angel
Jun 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Im a huge Fan of Kristina's Lunar Eclipse series so as soon as I knew she had a new series coming out I knew I had to read it. I was not disappointed!! Sorcha is a sassy smart mouthed bartender/ photographer who's character is very strong and a bit stubborn. I loved her one liners and spunk so much, never knew what was going to come out of her mouth! Gavin is a sexy Dom who lets face it is HOT as hell. They are instantly attracted to each other it was lust at first site i guess you could say tha ...more
Leigh Stone
Aug 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Where do I begin with this book. I loved it, it was hot and heady, and very well written. As an Irish woman, I particularly loved the interaction between Irish Sorcha and British Gavin, there is an air of authenticity about it. The dynamic between other D/s relationships did start to get a little overplayed. Been there done that, and so many of them aren't as formal as the book has them, but I also know that there are plenty that are, so I can't really fault Ms Canady on that one! The relationsh ...more
Keeana Bookalicious Babes Blog
I absolutely loved this story I read this all in one setting I could not get enough of Gavin!! I mean sexy as sin!! he was just yummie.

The characters and thier development were very well written this book was Intriguing, intense, gritty, captivating and I didn't want to put it down.

I felt so many emotions and just connected with the characters and what they were going through!!

Sorcha, and Gavin, connection was hot, undeniable,and fiery I could not get enough of it!They just had this pull to each
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Mel
Aug 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book by Kristina Canady I have had the pleasure of reading.

I was pleased to find the BDSM story was not over the top. It explained the lifestyle, the pros and cons, in a manner that left you intrigued not bored.

This book follows the stories of Sorcha and Gavin through their exploration of not just a relationship but a D/s relationship and all the angst that entails.

Sorcha is a commitment phobe, yet is promiscuous is the best way. Gavin on the other hand is a commitment phobe wh
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N.D. White
Sep 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Kristina Canady won me over with her Lunar Eclipse Series, so when she released Scrupulous, I knew I had to pick it up, and once again, Canady did not disappoint! Sorcha and Gavin both love the night life and are committed to their work, but when it comes to their sex lives, they both have very different tastes. When Sorcha’s smart mouth draws Gavin in, as a Dom, he quickly realizes that Sorcha is nothing like the submissives that he is used to being with. Sorcha doesn’t have a submissive bone i ...more
Sashiel "Shy" Gawerecki
Oct 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a really good story about Gavin and Sorcha. The two were very set in their ways when we first meet them. But as the story unfolds we see them grow and evolve together. I loved that Gavin accepted and loved Sorcha for who she was from the very beginning. She didn't have to change for them to fall in love, but as they both did a little changing he just fell for her more. Gavin on the other hand was a little stuck in his ways on some things and I don't know if I could have been as forgivin ...more
Traviesa
Dec 26, 2015 rated it liked it
I liked it! Some parts dragged for me but overall I liked it. Sorcha and Gavin both had some major pains to grow through with trying to be in a committed & exclusive relationship but they finally got through it. I loved how sassy and strong Sorcha was and it was great to see that these two lost souls who were so alone even among friends and family got their very own HEA!! ...more
Amanda Adkins
Sep 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was pretty good. The beginning took a bit to get me interested. Once I got about halfway into the book it caught my attention more. I'm not a fan of the characters and their personalities, but it was a good storyline. I'm very interested to hear Jade's story.

***I was givin an ARC copy of this book for an honest opinion***
C.  (Christy)
Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
An entertaining, steamy read full of wonderful characters. Sorcha was such a strong, independent heroine and was perfectly matched with sexy and dominant Gavin. I can't wait to get started on Valorous!
Christina
Aug 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omg I loved this book!!!!

I read the entire book in one evening...couldn't stop!!! This is a crazy love story but well worth the read!!!!!
Stacy
Aug 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved It

Nothing like two very strong willed characters to make for a great story. Would have liked their story to develop a little more but looking forward to the next book!
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