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01 June 2021

Book Review: Reawakened by Rachael Stewart *AD gifted

I was provided with a free ebook of Our Little Secret by Rachael Stewart ahead of the blog tour.

Grab a fan because you will need one. This last Dare title from Rachael Stewart is fiery in its intensity and its daring.

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In the latest superhot tale from reader-favorite author Rachael Stewart, business owner Olivia Carmel is embracing her wild side, and PR expert Valentine Boretti has been hired to rein her in. But instead, Olivia is driving him wild... for her!

Seeing a client naked is no way to start a working relationship - especially when that client is stunningly sensual Olivia Carmel. When she invites me to watch her BDSM session in London’s most hedonistic sex club, she thinks I’m a stranger, not a PR expert sent to rein her in.

Watching Olivia awakens a hunger I can’t allow myself to feel. There’s no way I can work with her! But when she crashes her luxury car, I can’t sit on the sidelines and wait for her recklessness to turn fatal. She may kill me when she recognizes me... and when she learns a man sixteen years her junior has been hired to curtail her bad behavior.

I’m here to reawaken Olivia’s careful, rational nature. But instead she’s reawakening my desire... showing me just how well we work together in and out of the bedroom. As we fulfill each other’s naughtiest fantasies, and share our deepest longings, I realize I’m feeling more for my wayward client than lust. But can I convince Olivia to take a chance on love?

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5 Word Review: Lust, attraction, sex, passion, control

Is this the most daring Dare book I've read? Woooo boy, it was steamy right from the off. Very steamy.

This book starts in a BDSM club so I think you get the picture. And it doesn't really calm down from there.

I found Olivia difficult to get on with - but it really worked. As much as she's generally not a nice person, it brought so many layers to her character. She's shaped by her past, she's trying to break what she's been moulded into, and she's not the best person while she's doing it. She's bratty if I'm honest, but I think that was a marvellous way to show her fear and anger. She didn't want to show the world how she felt, so she took it out on everyone. Very cleverly written! I liked how as she grew more into herself she became nicer - jabs were softer, insults were rarer. But she kept the snark.

Valentine is a bit... Grey. He wants to do what is best, but he's driven by his own past and his own secrets. It made him messy and complicated. But I loved his drive and his confidence, even if he did find Olivia a massive distraction.

The two together are amazing. When they clash it's fiery and hot, and when they finally come together you'll be fanning yourself. The whole story is a very clever play on the title, as both characters reawaken in many ways, which in itself is intensely satisfying. I love a good play on words and themes.

Reawakened by Rachael Stewart is wildly passionate, scorching hot, and may even make you blush. It's an amazingly erotic and subtle romance.

I'm going to miss Rachael Stewart's Dare titles, but I'll for sure be jumping into her other romances.

Does that make me a true cougar?

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  1. This sounds fab! I love romance novels! I will add it to my to-be-read list!

  2. Grab a fan, eh! It sounds like I'll be needing some slices of watermelon too. Haha, true cougar territory.

    On my TBR

  3. Sounds like such a great novel! Thanks so much for sharing your review!

  4. Very interesting character description,
    thanks for recommending..

  5. Well this sounds steamy as HECK! I like that the main character was difficult to get on with because you definitely don't always need perfect characters that you love for a book to be good! I've entered the giveaway! x


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