I generally review romance, paranormal and urban fantasy. I tend to pick review books that I want to read, so generally my reviews will be positive. I always give my honest opinion: good, bad, and indifferent.
Note: on my blog I use a letter grading system. I've listed the ratings below. For sites with stars, I have listed the equivalent rating. If I didn't finish the book, I will not rate it with stars.
A+ Personal Favorite (5 stars)
A Loved It (4.5 or 5 stars)
A- Enjoyed A Lot (4 or 4.5 stars)
B+ Liked It A Lot (4 stars)
B Liked It -- Recommend (4 stars)
B- Liked It -- But I had a few small issues (3 or 3.5 stars)
C+ Liked It -- But I had issues (3 or 3.5 stars)
C Finished It -- Liked some, didn't like some (3 stars)
C- Finished It -- Liked a little, didn't like a lot (2 or 2.5 stars)
D Not A Big Fan (2 stars)
E Don’t Waste Your Time (1 star)
TW: Reading this book was like watching a Train Wreck
DNF: Did Not Finish
updated July 9, 2015
Unfettered is the prequel novella to what promises to be an exciting, sexy new erotic romance series from Sasha White. In this initial tale, we are introduced to Overwatch, a private BDSM club, its owner Adam, and a few of his friends/club trainers. In addition, the novella shares a bit about the club and Adam’s philosophy, building the world for future stories.
The romance in Unfettered is uncomplicated, which fits the shorter-length story. We meet Ronnie, who is tired of being seen as just “one of the guys” and is fed up with the lack of satisfaction in her sex life. Hoping to find more, she applies to the submissive training program at Overwatch, where she meets Ian Johnson, both a member and trainer at Overwatch. The pair were childhood friends but haven’t seen each other in years; however as adults, their passion reignites.
Unfettered provides a great blend of sweet and sexy romance. I thoroughly enjoyed my introduction to Club Overwatch, and its relaxed atmosphere that accepts all members for who there are. My biggest issue with the story was the "quick to I love you” aspect of the romance. Although the author does a great job developing a backstory for the pair, it is so far in the past and their acquaintance far too innocent, for me to believe they fell in love within the timeline of the book. In addition, the BDSM aspect of the story is very light. We follow Ronnie through her training, but there aren't many scenes. Even the sex, while very hot, is mostly vanilla. This is not a negative, and didn’t detract from the book at all, but I do hope for a bit more heat in the upcoming full-length story, Primal.
My Rating: B+ Liked It A Lot
Originally posted at That's What I'm Talking About
Review copy provided by author.