Tuesday, August 24, 2021

REVIEW - TEMPT by Raven Jayne

This first portion is from my review of Obey - Lesson One and gives a little background...., but it is highly suggested that you read this series in order.  They are not stand-alone books and are all about Juliette and her lessons to become the perfect wife.

Juliette comes from a long line of the elite rich.  Rich beyond any imagination.  And in this world, there are secrets and marriages are alliances.  

Juliette has been promised in marriage for as long as she can remember even though she's never seen his face or even know his name.  Her whole life she has been schooled to be his perfect wife. 

Her father calls her to him and tells her that her husband sent her a gift.  Although he isn't her husband yet.  She has just turned twenty-one and is impatient to finally meet her soon-to-be husband and plan her wedding.

But the gift has conditions.  She is to be sent for erotic training.  When she arrives the next day at the appointed address there is no one in the conference room.  Just a silver tray with a note telling her to remove her panties, put them on the tray, lean with her elbows on either side of the tray with the note between her teeth.

But she got tired of waiting and after thirty minutes got out of position and started to investigate the room.  Which is how he found her.  Her instructor.  Who demanded she call him Master.  Who told her she failed the test in obedience. 

Master is a gorgeous man with dark hair and striking green eyes whose presence takes over the room.  She finds out that she has to pass Lesson One to get to the next lesson.  Not only does he not disclose his name, but he also gives her no information on the lessons or the name of her husband-to-be who ordered these lessons.

Lessons to become his toy.

Lesson One is on obedience.  She is sent to a famous Russian ballet studio for her first lessons.  After weeks and weeks of training under Vlad, she finally understands the purpose of these sessions with him.  It would make things a lot easier if she was told what they wanted from the beginning.

In Lesson Two, Juliette is sent to the famous painter Antoine, who again gives her no clue as to what he is looking for.  

When she questions Master about what she is being asked to do she is told to obey Antoine the way she would obey him.  He said she was being made into a toy, and it didn’t matter who played with her before her husband.  This was what her husband requested. 

Juliette understands that her husband wants her trained a certain way to be his wife, but doesn't understand why he is having someone else do the training and not doing the training himself.

Why doesn't he mind and even request in these lessons that she is touched by other men?

I love this book.  This book is very well written and the characters are very relatable.  The authors have drawn me into the story as if I was there alongside Jane supporting Juliette through all her confusion.  We are also starting to follow Jane in her relationship challenges with Bruce.

The one connecting element to these books is Master.  Juliette is willing to do anything to get his approval.  She knows that he is not hers and will never be hers and feels guilty for her feelings for him when she is promised to someone else.

Things only get more confusing for Juliette.  Just when she thinks she's making headway in these lessons, she finds out that she is far off the mark.  She is determined not to fail.  She has never failed in her life.

We are no closer to the identity of the mysterious 'Client' who is paying for these lessons.  Looking forward to Lesson Three and where it will take us.

Highly recommend.  This book is a dark romance and is HIGHLY erotic.  If you have triggers beware, but if not enjoy!

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