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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Release Day Review! Wilt by Nikki Rae

Wilt (The Order #2) by Nikki Rae 
Genre: Adult Fiction (Dark Romance/Erotica)
Expected Release Date: June 30, 2018
Publisher: Self

When she was sold to Master Elliot Lyon of House Chimera, Fawn could have never imagined he was the same person as Elliot, the man beneath a well placed mask. A victim. Just like her. She would have never thought he was grooming her for the Wolf she’d already escaped once. That he planned to deliver her to the beast’s jaws in exchange for his wife. Master J├Ąger will stop at nothing to have her—even if that means using others as collateral. With more than just their lives on the line, Fawn must become someone else, and Master Lyon distances himself further from Elliot as her transfer looms. 
The roots of the Order run deep within them, but Fawn is beginning to realize another bond has formed between her and her Owner, a man she vowed to destroy along with the rest of their tangled branches. 
In a world where trust is just a tool and love isn’t meant for people like them, Fawn is determined to beat the powerful at their own elaborate games of make-believe. Even the man who Owns her.

Wilt is the second book in The Order Series by Nikki Rae. 

Poor Fawn has this Stockholm-ish situation going on with Elliot. It's cyclic with them. She loves him, or thinks she does, because he gives her just enough love and the feeling of safety she needs. Then he does something to show his true colors once again, completely obliterating the safety net. She wisens up. He's sorry, and charming, and lures her back in. I think some times he really was sorry. A lot of abusers are, until it starts all over again. It was like the cycle of a real life abusive relationship, except Fawn is literally owned by him. So, she's trapped. 

Any excuses I may have made for Elliot's behavior in the last book are out the window now. I don't like him. I officially wrote him off with the whole Mia situation. Just no. Everything after that only further cemented my feelings towards him. There is no excuse for certain things he said and did, and there's definitely no excuse for things he allowed to be done to Fawn. None of the reasons presented were a good enough excuse for his behavior. Ultimately, Fawn and Elliot may want the same thing, but a part of him likes the power. A part of him likes hurting Fawn physically, emotionally, and mentally. A part of him simply likes being evil. Maybe he wants to be the good guy. I'm not sure. I think he wants to want to be the good guy, but he enjoys the power and control more. I get it. It's all he's known. He has his own demons to fight because of his past, but he's not in the past anymore. You either marry it or become it. He's become it. That's how I see him anyway. I just can't see him as a potential good guy. Not anymore.

This is one of those books where I'm just not sure how I feel about it. I'm still so mad at Elliot right now for so many things. I'm mad at a lot of the characters, but we've known their nature. We're supposed to hate them. Elliot is more complicated to explain. 

Anyway, so it definitely brings out many strong emotions. That's a talent this writer has. She really makes you feel. You can hate the character, but you're going to have all kinds of other really strong feels as well. She's truly gifted with her words. Also, love it..hate it...I still couldn't stop reading it, so there is that too. Morbid curiosity maybe? Probably, but it's not just that. I've grown genuinely attached to Fawn. I want to see her take them all down. (Except for maybe Marius.)

Warning: There is rape within this story, which I hate reading. I know it happens a lot within this particular world. I was hoping we wouldn't have to see it though. On the upside, it's not graphically written. 

The ARC of Wilt by Nikki Rae was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.

Master Lyon looked more than comfortable with her in his arms, fingers digging into her thighs through her dress. When I looked at his face, he still held the same grin. I wanted to wrap my hands around his neck. “Did you like watching, Doe?”
Next to him, his cigarette sat in a crystal ashtray on the arm of the seat, smoking down to nothing but a trail of dust. He hadn’t touched it once since that woman had returned to him. “No, sir,” I whispered, afraid if I used any more force I would scream.
Master Lyon cocked his head to the side and Mia gave me a mock-frown. “No?” he asked.
I stared back at him. “No, sir. I’m sure.” I could have left off the last part, but the small amount of control it made me believe I had was worth it.
His grin only widened as he leaned into Mia’s shoulder so her could coo in her ear, “I’ve trained her to be very loyal to her Owner.” He tucked a strand of hair behind her ear and she closed her eyes and smiled as his fingers lingered on her chin. “But I’m afraid it makes her quite possessive of me.”
Mia stared down at me. It wasn’t until now that I could see the glint of evil all Members had in their eyes. The higher up they were on the food chain, the less human they were. Sooner or later, they all turned into sharks with dead black eyes. Her legs dangled off his thigh as she kissed his cheek. “I don’t blame her.” She didn’t look away from me even as her lips remained on my Owner’s skin. “I can see why she would be protective of you.” She ran her fingers through his hair.
 “I’ve told her many times that she’s to be transferred,” he said, “but I think you and I can teach her that I am not the one who belongs to her.”

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Nikki Rae is an independent author who lives in New Jersey. She explores human nature through fiction, concentrating on making the imaginary as real as possible. Her genres of choice are mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely. 

To learn more about Nikki Rae and her books, visit her website & blog.You can also find her on GoodreadsFacebookTumblr, and Twitter.

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