Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Review: Beg Me by Shiloh Walker

Synopsis (via Goodreads):
Beg me…there had been a time when those words made her burn with desire. But now, there was only fear.

Once, Tania Sinclair’s life was almost perfect…oh, it had its ups and downs but she was happily married to a guy that adored her, one who had no problem indulging every kinky fantasy she ever had. But a couple of tragedies later, she’s barely holding it together. A car accident took away her husband, and an attack from somebody she should have been able to trust has shaken not only her confidence, but it’s also stripped away her fantasies and even made it painful to look back on her memories of her husband without fear.

Two years after her attack, Tania is determined to take her life back and the first step is taking back herself…her fantasies, her dreams, her memories. There’s only one person she can trust to do it, too. One person she wants enough…Drake Bennett, her husband’s best friend.

Falling for your best friend’s wife—never smart. Drake’s watched Tania quietly for years, watched her…wanted her, knowing he’d never have her. First, she was taken. And then, that night two years ago—a night that still scars her, a night that’s left bruises on her that still haven’t healed. He does what he can, though, because he loves her too much not to. He’s her friend, there when she needs him.

And now she needs him. She’s asked him for a favor…one that just about blows his mind…
My Thoughts: I'm going to start off by saying that this book won't be for everyone.  Those that are squicked by rape fantasies between consenting adults should probably pass it by.  However, if you're willing to give it a try (the book, mind you, not the fantasy), you'll find a well-written look at a traumatized woman trying to take her life back.

Shiloh Walker does a fantastic job painting a picture of the depression and fear that Tania is dealing with.  Her request to her dead husband's best friend to help her reawaken her sexuality might be unorthodox, but in the end it's about facing her fears and learning to put the past behind her.  Every interaction Drake has with Tania is tender and full of emotion.  He never does the things he does with her to hurt her, he does them because they both find enjoyment in them.

Overall, it was a well-written look at a woman learning to trust again.  That the sex was hot is just a bonus. :)

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