I received this book for free from Kindle Unlimited in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Black Mark's Resistance by Ebony Olson
Published by Inkitt on August 19th 2017
Genres: Erotica, Romance
Source: Kindle Unlimited
ou've never been wanted. You've never been loved. You release your emotions by bleeding and having sex. But now, the hottest person alive develops a sudden interest in you. What do you do?
Mora has never had an easy life. Physically and mentally abused by her mother, she's never known what being wanted or loved felt like. Her only relief? Sex, bleeding and playing the cello. And now, her new boss, Darius, has shown an interest in her character. Will Darius become another danger in Mora's life, or is he the absolution she's been internally wishing for?
On Kindle Unlimited you can get all three of the Black Mark’s Resistance series. I didn’t realize but got book one, which is also in KU.
There’s a lot about this series that I didn’t like. That said, there are also compelling characters. Some of what they do annoy me, but also for some reason, I found myself constantly thinking of this story when I wasn’t reading it.
First the positives. I like the main characters. While I do not always understand their choices, or they way they act around people, I do like them. I’m also not normally into the sex scenes that much but I thought the few there are were well done. Although, if we’re going to go into BDSM, and call it BDSM, then you may as well go big, which didn’t happen here. For the blood letting, which is in the synopsis, it was very brief. Fine with me, either way. I like romance but even though I don’t read hardcore erotica, I think there could have been a bit more. What there was would satisfy those looking for a bit more action than the average romance, and those that are into erotica.
I also loved that the psychology behind why Mora has so many hangups wasn’t brought out or mentioned overly. Mora has claustrophobia, which is explained later in the series, and she has major issues with her mother, which is also explained. These issues Mora has were taken into the story and made real without putting a ton of emphasis on the fact that Mora’s a bit screwed up. This is what real life is all about, we all want to bury our weaknesses. Mora does a great job of doing just that.
The dislikes. The characters were in each other’s face right from the get go. Again, this is explained later but I think it would have been appropriate for maybe Mora to announce something, no matter how little to the fact of why she was so aggressive. It’s just not normal.
The story is called Black Mark but I don’t think there is anything in book one that talks about being a Black Mark. I don’t think it’s even mentioned until the end of book two! A bit more foreshadowing could have helped, not only the experience of the character but the experience that I had while reading the story.
In short: I immediately picked up the three book series after I finished this one. There were a lot of little things nudging at my mind while reading, but that said, I still enjoyed the story enough to want to read about what happens next.
|Overall:||3.1 / 5|
Having always possessed an over-active imagination she spent her younger years regaling friends with fantastic stories, holding her audience captive with the passion and suspense of her characters plights.
Now in adulthood she has numerous published works and shows no signs of stopping her imagination from spreading across as many pages as it can find.
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