Monday, 5 May 2014

Devoured & Consumed - Books 1 & 2 in the Devoured Series by Emily Snow

 Devoured & Consumed – Book 1 & 2 in the Devoured series by Emily Snow
Blurb – Devoured - Sienna Jensen had no plans to return home when she graduated college last spring—after all, her dreams lie in California. But when she discovers her grandmother’s Nashville home has been foreclosed, and the new owner has started the eviction process, Sienna has no other choice but go back to Music City. And she comes face to face with the flawed, gorgeous man she never thought she’d see again. The man who now holds the deed to her grandma’s estate.

When millionaire rock star Lucas Wolfe finds the outspoken redhead glaring at him from across a courtroom, he’s both infuriated and intrigued. He still can't get the night Sienna almost spent with him out of his mind, and the chemistry between them is as undeniable as it was two years ago. He craves Sienna more than ever. And just like everything Lucas hungers for, he’s determined to have her.

Now, Lucas will do whatever it takes to lure Sienna into his bed, even if that means making a deal with her: ten days with him, playing by his rules, and he’ll hand over the deed to her grandmother’s home. Though she agrees to the arrangement, Sienna is conflicted. Because of her duty to her family. Because of promises she’s made to herself and a past that still haunts her. And as Lucas’s game of seduction continues, and Sienna is introduced to his dark, erotic world and even darker background, she realizes that at any moment, she could be devoured.
Blurb – Consumed - Now that Lucas has declared his love for her, Sienna is sure the drama between them is over.
She’s not afraid of Lucas’s ex-wife or whatever secret the other woman is holding over him. For two blissful days—the remainder of Sienna’s contract with Lucas—they hole up in a vacation house in the mountains of Tennessee, consuming each other. At the end of their stay, Lucas comes to Sienna with a proposition: his band, Your Toxic Sequel, is going on tour with Wicked Lambs, and he wants her with him the entire time. Sienna agrees to work wardrobe and be his official girl.

Life on the road is different from anything Sienna has ever known. Not only does she have to deal with Lucas’s band members, but she’s also forced to be around Cilla, the lead singer of Wicked Lambs, who’s clearly in love with Lucas. Despite horny band mates and a persistent gorgeous rock goddess determined to sink her claws into Lucas, Sienna stays by his side.

Then the threats start.

Lucas’s ex-wife Sam isn’t happy that he’s moved on, and Sam begins harassing Sienna—everything from threatening emails to phone calls and even fake accounts on Your Toxic Sequel message boards slamming her and spreading vicious rumours. Sienna keeps this from Lucas since she knows how bad Sam is for his music.

It’s not until Sienna is attacked by a crazed YTS fan hired by Sam, and Sam starts to aim her verbal threats at Sienna’s grandmother, that Lucas finally reveals his secret. And it’s a big one...
As I’ve just read Emily Snows books Devoured then Consumed straight after each other so I’m gonna just do one review for both books.
Hmmmmm where to start with this book, well from the blurb for Devoured I figured it was gonna be a HOT!!! Read and well it had hints of smouldering sexiness but it never quite delivered.
The good bits.....
·         Lucas Wolfe he is a bit of an Alpha rock god what’s not to like.
·         I love a good psycho and Lucas’s Ex Sam is a complete nutter.
·         A twist and this has one right at the end of Consumed wasn’t sure how they would solve Lucas’s secret but I love that it being Sam came out of left field.
And the annoying bits....
·         The fact that Sam suddenly decided to get a conscience at the end and turn herself in even after she had been so insane and intent on hurting Sienna??? WTF
·         Sienna I loved her in her feisty moments but she frustrated the hell out of me in her doormat moments.
Ok so here why I’m struggling with these books......
For me they are not enough they are neither kinky smut nor rock star shenanigans, Emily Snow in my opinion has not been brave enough to make Lucas a proper Dom and this is a shame.
I like what I like to call Girl Porn aka 50 shades series, This Man series etc and although the sex and alpha men are an added bonus what I liked is how the author has committed to a theme and gone with it. I’m also a sucker for a good rock star aka The Storm series, and it just seemed like this book never fully committed to either side or hell I would have loved it if Lucas would have been both a full on dom and a rock god lol!!!
In the first book Devoured, Sienna is the one that got away she didn’t fancy lucus’s kink so left (fair play if it doesn’t float your boat) and then she agrees to act as his PA for 10 days in exchange for her Grandmother’s house that Lucas has brought after it was repossessed. Now perhaps I have a dirty mind (I kinda do lol) but I was expecting to squirm with how sexy it was..... But he actually had her acting as his PA I actually stopped reading and had a full on OK so I wasn’t expecting that moment.
Ok so I’m going to rant for a minute at the end of book one Devoured Lucas sends Sienna away after 8 days of their 10 day contracted he’s awful to her and dismisses her like she was a paid for whore... this is all bad enough but book 2 Consumed starts 5 months after the end of book 1 and when Lucas writes a song for Sienna and then turns up on her door step saying his sorry and that she still owes him 2 days I would have kicked him in the balls!!!.  But does that happen??? No she just sort of says yes and leaves with him??????? He definitely needed to grovel a LOT more.
Don’t get me wrong I read both books straight through in one go yesterday but when I woke up this morning I had already forgotten what happened, if I love a book it plays on my mind this might be for a good reason or because I hated it soooo much but for me these books were just mediocre.