Monday, 4 July 2016

Infinite Desire by India Masters

Title: Infinite Desire
Series: Across the Stars (#1)
Author: India Masters
From: Netgalley
Genre: Sci-fi, Erotica, Space Opera
Release Date: 22nd June 2016
Challenges: 2016 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge, 2016 New Release Challenge, Summer COYER 2016
Links: Goodreads - Amazon
Synopsis (from Goodreads): Solae O’bora is an interstellar bounty hunter who prides herself on always working alone. But when her most recent job presents a challenge she’s never encountered, she realizes she’s going to need the help of the one man she’s always spurned, Raav Asirian—a powerfully handsome mercenary who exudes dominant sexuality and threatens to take from Solae the one thing she values most, her control. Raav is willing to do the job, but it comes at a high price: she’ll have to go to bed with him, his way, to get his help. Forced to choose between failing at her mission and surrendering to a man she fears will consume her completely, Solae reluctantly agrees to submit to Raav’s every demand, and soon the two are engulfed by a fiery passion. And as they give themselves over fully to a frenzied desire more intense than either of them ever dreamed of, they’ll come to realize the erotic possibilities binding them are as vast and infinite as space.

I'm still not completely sure how I feel about Infinite Desire. I wanted something easy to read that wasn't contemporary romance, and that is what I got. I knew that Infinite Desire was erotica before I started reading, so was expecting that to be the main focus of the plot, but as its easy to read that worked perfectly for me. 

What I wasn't expecting was that the world around the sex scenes gripped me far more and that plot really had me wanting to know more. The world was interesting and seemed well created, I just wished that there had been slightly more of it. 

There was chemistry between Solae and Raav, but they didn't really have to work at it. They were both attracted to each other and didn't actually deny it, which meant that they just fell into bed. Their relationship was pretty plain sailing from there and I didn't feel that it actually changed much between the beginning and the end. 

However, what the author did manage to do was take me completely by surprise. The plot was ticking along, and was fairly standard, but then a twist came that I in no way saw coming, and I love being taken by surprise like that. Which is why I think that the plot itself was actually stronger than the erotica element.