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My Body-His (Marcello) by Blakely Bennett
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Get ready to experience a rollercoaster of emotions as you read MY BODY-HIS (MARCELLO), it was a sexy, thrilling, nerve-racking and a sometimes exasperating experience, but well worth the emotional turmoil.

Don’t even think about reading this second book in the MY BODY TRILOGY until you have read the first book, MY BODY-HIS – although both books are complete and don’t leave you with any major cliffhangers, you will be totally lost without the knowledge of how Jan and Luke’s relationship came to fruition.

For readers who found the elements of book 1 as bordering on abuse since the heroine seemed to be constantly forced into outrageous situations that she did not care to partake in nor did she enjoy, but participated in simply to please her Dom - well, you may be on to something there. MY BODY-HIS (MARCELLO) has a decidedly different tone. The main character, Jane, comes out of her shell (somewhat) by taking a stand when she has a strong aversion to a request and putting her foot down when activities in which she does not want to engage are forced upon her. But let’s be real here… This is a D/s relationship to the extreme, bordering on a Total Power Exchange and that does not change overnight – in the beginning of the book, I thought Luke had miraculously turned into a sane Dom and that just would not have been realistic. Never fear, realism was preserved; warm and loving Luke only lasted for a hot second.

On the eve of their wedding, Jane is introduced to monumentally egotistical Marcello, Luke’s best friend. Marcello makes no qualms about the fact that he intends to possess Jane in all aspects of the word and confidently expresses that he always gets what he wants. Yes, well, it appears that his confidence was not unfounded. At first, Marcello brought a seriously menacing vibe to the scene and I just didn’t know how I would be able to endure the misery he was sure to inflict on poor Jane, but as his character developed, I was intensely attracted to his brand of dominance. Now, back to Luke, in the first installment, I couldn’t figure out if I loved or hated Luke, but as the story progressed in this second novel, Luke’s behavior solidified my extreme dislike for his character.

Jane, Jane, Jane… Oh! How could I possibly count the number of times I just wanted to shake her and slap some sense into that brain of hers? By the end, it appears that she gained some strength and self-worth from the nightmare that is her life. I am confident that there is light at the end of the tunnel for Jane - author Blakely Bennett stated that “[Jane] comes into her own in My Body-Mine.” (View Comment Here) So, there IS hope that Jane will once again feel whole and not be just the shell of a person she has become..

MY BODY-HIS (MARCELLO) is an excellent example of dark erotica at it’s best. If the dark-side calls to you and an emotional BDSM read is what you are craving, then this trilogy will likely be just what the doctor ordered!

✳✳ Copy provided by the author/publisher for an honest review.

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Reading Progress

March 7, 2013 – Started Reading
March 7, 2013 – Shelved
March 7, 2013 – Shelved as: a-rrr-in-holiday-party
March 7, 2013 – Shelved as: 2013
March 7, 2013 – Shelved as: a-trilogy
March 7, 2013 – Shelved as: character-pro-dom-or-domme
March 7, 2013 – Shelved as: genre-bdsm
March 7, 2013 – Shelved as: sexual-mix-mf
March 7, 2013 – Shelved as: sexual-mix-ff
March 7, 2013 – Shelved as: sub-theme-bondage
March 7, 2013 – Shelved as: sub-theme-domination-submission
March 7, 2013 – Shelved as: sub-theme-gangbang
March 7, 2013 – Shelved as: tone-erotic
March 7, 2013 – Shelved as: z-from-the-author-publisher
March 8, 2013 –
page 162
61.36% "Luke is a POS husband - double standards-city! I want to slap him!! Marcello is delish so far!"
March 8, 2013 –
page 206
78.03% "Okay, now I am feeling the need to slap some sense into Jane..."
March 8, 2013 –
page 230
87.12% "WHAT! IS! GOING! ON??? Please tell me this is not happening!!!"
March 8, 2013 –
page 232
87.88% "Oh good Lord - thank goodness! Okay, I need to relax..."
March 8, 2013 – Finished Reading
March 9, 2013 – Shelved as: zz-reviewed
March 24, 2013 – Shelved as: z-ack-quoted
March 27, 2013 – Shelved as: a-series
May 1, 2013 – Shelved as: tone-dark-or-not-fluffy
July 1, 2013 – Shelved as: i-love-this-new
June 5, 2015 – Shelved as: a-fav-author
July 1, 2015 – Shelved as: i-love-this-all

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I ♥ Bookie Nookie (bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com) Well, well, well... Marcello is NOT AT ALL what I expected! YUM-O!

~*Bhook-Junkhie~ Great review!..Im definitely gonna have to check this trilogy out:)

I ♥ Bookie Nookie (bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com) Thank u! I hope u like it. Let me know! Some people had a tough time with the first one. U should read my review :-)

Blakely Bennett Thanks again Bookie! I hope there is still time to get a quote on the back of the book.

I ♥ Bookie Nookie (bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com) Blakely wrote: "Thanks again Bookie! I hope there is still time to get a quote on the back of the book."

OH! Me too!!

message 6: by Ayhan (last edited Mar 11, 2013 07:13AM) (new) - rated it 1 star

Ayhan "Jane, Jane, Jane… Oh! How could I possibly count the number of times I just wanted to shake her and slap some sense into that brain of hers?"

Lol You cannot do that in such type of books. You know, women often get abducted, raped, degraded, tortured, beaten, dehumanized and treated less than human and even animal beings in such BDSM-porn books and they always enjoy these. They are just fuck meats, things, in fact nothings, with zero self-esteem,confident and personality.

I read the first book but obviously Jane is the same retarded moron with no backbone and Luke is the same despicable, abusive, sadistic sociopath, thus i'll pass this.

Excellent review nevertheless and thanks saving me. I'll prefer Cherise Sinclair and Sylvia Day, at least women in their books have some backbones and personalities.

Thank you.

Blakely Bennett She gets there. It's a trilogy. Just skipped to the third book when it comes out.


I ♥ Bookie Nookie (bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com) Grrrr! I hate it when updates fail me :-)

Oh! Ayhan! I really liked book 1, but I did have a hard time wrapping my mind around Jane's submission. In this installment, I still wanted to slap her around a bit, but she definitely has a backbone growing in there! But you know, if it's not your bag, then I totally understand - it's not for everyone, but I sure did enjoy it :-)

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