Friday, 8 July 2016
Beg For It by Megan Hart
Author: Megan Hart
Release Date: 14th June 2016
Challenges: 2016 New Release Challenge, 2016 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge, Summer COYER 2016
Links: Goodreads - Amazon
Synopsis (from Goodreads): He’s gonna have to beg for it...Corinne was young once. She did everything—girls, boys, drugs, toys—and did it in high funky fashion. Reese wasn’t her first lover, but he was the first to submit to her. For a while they had something special, but it ended badly. She’s a little older now. And the wealthy businessman who just bought the company she works for bears little resemblance to that boy. He’s commanding, domineering, and seems hell-bent on pushing her past her limits. In a flash of anger, she falls back into their old pattern—and Reese falls right in with her. Before she knows it, she’s testing him. Then tasting him. But she can’t afford to get involved again. Her life is complicated enough without throwing in a slew of kink. Now if only Reese would stop making her feel like the goddess she used to be…and showing her who’s been the boss all along. Then…and now. Warning: Contains thousand-dollar, custom-tailored business suits, fuzzy green boots, goth eyeliner, and fishnet sleeves. We’ll let you discover who wears what.
Beg For It does include some sex scenes that definitely lean towards kink. However I can safely say (considering that it isn't my personal kink) that Hart writes it in such a way that the focus of the story isn't on the kink, I mean it's part of the relationship between Corinne and Reese and an important one, but the story itself is definitely more than that.
The narrative was split in two, both third person, one telling Corinne and Reese's story in the present day (when they have careers and children), while the other tells of their first relationship (when they were in their early twenties and just starting out in life). The juxtaposition really worked, and it helped move the story and their relationship along. Saying that it did take me a little bit off guard the first time the tense changed! (But it is clearly labelled!)
For me the relationship between Corinne and Reese worked. They talked as well as having great chemistry and they didn't automatically forgive each other for the past. They definitely had to work through their issues which gave a more realistic and mature feel to their relationship.
I also really liked Corinne's relationship with her sister, Caitlyn, as well as Reese's relationship with his secretary. They allowed both characters to be more human and to air their insecurities in a way that made sense.
I really enjoyed Beg For It, it was a good read!