Sunday, May 15, 2016

Guest Review: Trapped in His World by Stella Noir and Roxy Sinclaire

Series:  Dark Romance #1
Pub. Date:  Jan. 20, 2016
Publisher:  Stella Noir
Pages:  75
Format:  eARC
Source:  Roxy Sinclair

She may have the body of a curvaceous bomb shell but Navia Watson is sorely lacking in the self confidence department. Not only is she shy and quiet, she is also struggling to find a job.While her best friend Chloe is off for a week enjoying her honeymoon, Navia has agreed to temporarily fill her secretarial position for Chloe's boss, Jason Black, to earn extra cash while she continues her job search. She learns very quickly not to disobey the boss...

Navia is a well rounded character-likes, dislikes, family, and insecurities. My peeve was how often she flip flops on her feelings for Jason...A LOT! She has the hots for him but doesn't like how he treats her sexually. A few pages later she changes her mind and decides she can handle the roughness. It's definitely psychological to read their sexual interactions. Jason is one dimensional for me. He makes me think of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde when he's with Navia. One minute he's sweet and charming, almost like the perfect gentleman yet each time he loses control he gets darker and darker with her. He doesn't get really personal until the tail end of the story when he's grasping at straws to keep her from leaving him but is it enough to make her stay?

The general story is well written and enjoyable, the language flowed smoothly, and there are decent character interactions. Overall, I like Navia and Jason, however, I will admit the sex scenes aren't my cup of tea. 

Warning: this is a dark novella that does contain questionable consensual scenes that could trigger a reaction in someone. 

Bambi Unbridled received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

Reviewed by Julie H. for Bambi Unbridled
Julie is a transplanted military brat that now calls the Midwest home with her own romantic hero, daughter and two furbabies. While she toils the day away in a medical office, she would really rather be reading! Julie loves historical romance, steampunk, romantic suspense, military romance (duh!), paranormal and urban fantasy.  She loves a kickass take-charge heroine, lots of action, and the all-important HEA. Julie can get down with an alpha male, but she does not discount a nerdy hero with a sexy brain.

Julie and Bambi met at the RT Convention where they found themselves standing in many lines, sharing their similar reading interests, and fangirling over attending authors.